Phil, Robbo and Becci reflect on some of the powerful stories that Vision family members shared during Visionathon.
Dear friends, I hope you and your family are well in this time of uncertainty and great change. All of us have been impacted, and some have found their world turned upside down, like Carol: ‘Even in recent times with COVID-19, having been stood down and isolated, Vision has been my family.’ What a privilege …Read More
Greetings, Our premiere publication The Word for Today is an excellent resource that can help you. One of the biggest challenges we have in our society today is we’re distracted—sometimes we don’t even realise it. But just like inattention at the wheel can be fatal, so too can our lives take wrong turns when we …Read More
Dear friends, The Vision Today Autumn edition is here—I hope you are encouraged as you read it. I have a strong sense that we are on the verge of a new season—two scriptures in particular have really resonated with me over the past few months; Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) See, I am doing a new thing! …Read More
‘You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away.’ Job 11:16 NLT
Let’s talk about arrested emotional development. When you don’t get help for your past emotional hurts, you’ll find yourself ‘acting out’, treating others like you were treated, and repeating your past in your present. Indeed, you may end up hurting the most important people in your life, maybe even destroying those relationships without knowing why.
You’ll blame the failure of the relationship on your partner’s habits, looks, attitudes, and way of going about things. And in so doing, you will remain emotionally stuck, trapped by the unhealed, unrecognised sources of your dysfunction. What you’re dealing with here is ‘emotional baggage’: regrets over past mistakes, grudges over being wronged, and all the other hurts you hide under clouds of anger, cynicism, and reclusiveness. You will never know what you have, or what you truly need, until you get rid of your emotional baggage. How do you do that?
The answer can be found in God’s Word and God’s presence: ‘Prepare your heart and lift up your hands to Him in prayer! Get rid of your sins, and leave all iniquity behind you. Then your face will brighten with innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away. Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Even darkness will be as bright as morning. Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety… and many will look to you for help.’ (Job 11:13–19 NLT)
SoulFood: 1 Kings 21–22, Mark 14:27–42, Ps 129, Pro 12:27–28
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