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How God’s Attributes Relate to Your Wall

January 7, 2016

 

 

 

You’ll read throughout this website – and throughout the book Walls – that Walls are unhealthy mindsets that keep us from living life as God intended. Beyond that mindset, it’s important to remember that this unhealthy belief system is really grounded in a misunderstanding of who God is. To understand Walls, then, one must remember God’s attributes. Every Wall we face has at its foundation a direct misinterpretation of God’s nature. Check out this simple PDF to understand how our Walls relate to who God is:  Attributes and Walls

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Image of God at the Kitchen Table

October 9, 2015

“Tonight, we’ll face the math homework again. And it would be easy to think that focusing on the image of God means my daughter and I should skip it and just go read the Bible for a while. But that would be a mistake. Not reading the Bible, but thinking that imaging God has nothing to do with math homework.”

The image of God matters… especially at the kitchen table. Parents have the awesome responsibility of reflecting God’s very image to their children. Marc Cortez, author of the blog Everyday Theology, explains how life’s “ordinary” moments offer extraordinary opportunities to demonstrate God to our kids. Its well written, and worth your time. Image of God at the Kitchen Table.


Who is God?

March 29, 2015

“Who is God?” is such a good question to ask. Have you? Have you ever really spent more than a mere moment wondering exactly who He is? Some would have you believe that we can never even begin to understand who He is and what He wants for us. So they don’t ask such questions. Nor do they bother with pondering about His nature, His personality, His traits, or His attributes. Although most people claim to believe in the existence of God, they are largely unable to provide even a simple description of who He is.

Thankfully, God wants us to know Him. The Creator and Sustainer of all, and everyone, reveals Himself to us. God’s self portrait is found in His written word… our Bible. Scripture tells us that He alone is God. He has always existed. He will never cease to exist. He is one God, in three Persons. Head hurt yet?

Easier to grasp are His attributes. He is perfect. So is His love. He is perfectly just. He is holy. He is also perfectly merciful. His wisdom is beyond measure. Best yet, He never changes. And He wants a relationship with you.

Buried with guilt? So confused you don’t know which way to turn? Try something different this time: turn your attention to Him and study the God who created you. As you open His word and read about Him, you’ll find that many of His attributes are easily identified. For your convenience, the link below provides some descriptions of God’s nature. This short listing will help you better understand who He is, and how He can help you break through the barriers that keep you from Him.

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The spiritual barriers people face are countless, but they can be categorized into Eight Primary Walls. These walls correlate with the 8 primary breakthroughs that everyone needs.
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I have witnessed things that make me wonder if God is in control.
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I am intentionally seeking to grow in my relationships with others.
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I look forward to good things in my future.
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I believe God loves me in spite of who I am.
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I feel with God's help, I can face any situation.
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I spend too much of my energy pursuing material things.
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I am grateful for the things I have been given.
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I tend to expect the worst to happen.
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I have a hard time trusting people.
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I am willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for something better down the road.
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I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
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I am confident God has forgiven me for my past.
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I worry that God is angry with me.
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I feel strong relationships are hard, but worth it.
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I think God cares about the details of my life.
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I feel compelled to make the world around me better.
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People would describe me as a giving person.
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I am so busy that I find myself ignoring the most important things in my life.
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I question why God allowed certain things to happen in my life.
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It humbles me to think I can know God.
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I try to avoid temptations that would bring me harm.
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I believe the Bible has answers for today's circumstances.
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I worry about the problems that the future holds.
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I feel I can turn to God for direction.
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I feel there is a disconnect between who I really am and how I act in front of other people.
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I find myself drawn to things I know are bad for me.
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People who have hurt me in the past cause me to avoid some relationships today.
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I believe God is willing and able to answer my prayers.
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When looking back on my life, I tend to focus on all of the things I did wrong.
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I believe God is loving and kind.
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When I am facing a difficult situation, I feel like I can solve problems on my own.
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I believe truth is the same for everyone.
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I think that God will meet all my needs.
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The possibility of gaining a good friend is worth the risk.
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I observe things that make me wonder if I should believe the Bible.
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I know a lot of people, but don't feel very close to many people.
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I am amazed at God's power.
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When bad things happen, I feel like I am getting what I deserve.
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It troubles me that God has not answered my prayers.
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I have too many of my own problems to deal with the problems of others.
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I have to guard against judging people when I learn they are dealing with tough circumstances.
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I have been wronged in the past in a way I cannot get over.
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I believe God wants what is best for me.
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I am willing to serve others for nothing in return.
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I find myself more focused on the things I don't have but wish I did.
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I don't believe anyone can ever know what is absolutely true.
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When bad things happen, I wonder if God can make things better.
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My faith practices are more about routine than relationship.
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