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|From Control to Intimacy: Accept Yourself|
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Thoughts for Today
God created you. You are special to him. So special he sent his only son, Jesus, to die on the cross for your sins. When you receive Christ as Lord and Savior, you are created anew. You are God's masterpiece - not because of anything you have done, but because of what Jesus did. He accepts you. He loves you. And he has a great plan for your life.
As we see how Jesus accepts us, we will begin to accept ourselves. As we accept ourselves, we will feel more comfortable allowing others to see us as we are. We will begin to share our struggles without trying to pretend perfection or control. We will accept the imperfections of others more easily and pray for God to heal them as he has healed us.
Consider this …
God, I know that I have done wrong many times . . . that I have sinned. I believe Jesus is your son and that he died on the cross for my sins. I receive his gift of forgiveness and want to follow him.
If you have accepted Jesus, the Bible tells us you are clothed in his righteousness. That's how God sees you now!
God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
These thoughts were drawn from …
Restoring Families: Overcoming Abusive Relationships through Christ by Janet M. Lerner, D.S.W. This study helps to minister to families caught in the cycle of abusive relationships. The curriculum deals with overcoming these abusive relationships through Christ and is recommended for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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