91- Death to Self
Giving Vent to Self
November 19, 1982
At dinner last night with Pastor Dave and Linda, I was able to ask my question: several women have been telling me of receiving counsel that says they need to express themselves, to be themselves. And I wondered, whatever happened to ‘death to self’ which is Jesus’ way.
Pastor said: the human natural way is to repress and psychology says express. To repress hurts us and to express hurts (inflicts) others with our problems. But to release our feelings to Jesus is the healthy way, the only way that really works. Then Jesus can change me, change others, change circumstances, heal, build up, restore—whatever He deems appropriate.
Praise God for saving me from the wrong counsel. Please advise my friends.
another November day, no date noted
Thank You for teaching me about walking after the flesh vs walking after the Spirit. I am so convicted about my visit with FF yesterday and my accepting the conversation—even participating! I feel rotten. I hate gossip.
Matthew 12:36 …every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it on the day of judgment.
Psalm 92:15…the Lord is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
This is something wonderful about God’s character.