8/27 Restoring Our Body Back To the Lord for Total Wholeness

We have been discussing the place of our Physical Body in the Boardroom – our total personality.    We have seen how emotions influence our Body’s health and how important it is to see the signs of self-rejection when it comes to our Body.

Here is an interesting guest post along the lines of knowing the inner struggles the body and the Heart face:

“Then we need to ask Jesus where these attitudes entered our hearts and thinking. At this point the Holy Spirit will quite often bring a memory to mind. The memory may be painful and emotional but try not to repress the emotion or the memory, because it is the key to healing those faulty attitudes. Just as sometimes an old wound needs lancing to let out the pus, expressing the emotions attached to the memory has the same effect.

“Even as I write a memory comes to mind of a time as a teenager when a close family member commented that my stomach was so fat that I looked six months pregnant.  It hurt deeply and I ran away in tears. I have had to work through the Heart issues of that event and finally, forgiving the perpetrator for this hurtful memory and releasing God’s truth into my heart.

“God also spoke to me about this person’s own struggles with their body image that continue to this day, and has them more captive than when they thoughtlessly attacked mine. This is just one area Jesus has dealt with in regards to my own body image. There have been others and maybe there will be more, in the future, but today, I enjoy much more freedom in this area which has been such a stronghold in my life.

 “So our next step to freedom is as mentioned above, we need to begin to work through any un-forgiveness, judgement or trauma we may have in our hearts. This is very important as our failure to do so can keep us locked into our flawed body image.

“The next step is to ask Jesus to forgive us for not honouring the bodies He has blessed us with and repent of any faulty attitudes we have had. Ask Him to speak His truth to us and ask Him to show us how He sees us in general, and in particular, in regards to the issue He has exposed.

“Lastly, allow your mind to be renewed to the Truth of His word and keep embracing it and reminding yourself of it until your thinking, in regards to your body, is in line with His. For me it was writing Psalm 139: 13-16 on every mirror in my house not just to renew my thinking to God’s perspective, but to impart this truth to my teenage daughters who spend considerable amounts of time in front of those mirrors.

Psalm 139:13-16

“For You created my inmost being.  You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

“My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth Your eyes saw my unformed body.   All the days ordained for me were written.  in Your book before one of them came to be.” 

 “Remember knowing the truth will set you free (John 8:32), and stand firm using His truth to defeat any lies that the enemy would try to re-enslave you with.

You may not correct all your misconceptions about your body in one sitting, it may be a process that Jesus will take you through in His time working with your boardroom, or when an issue of the body crops up, like illness or stress etc. You only need to do as little or as much as Jesus is calling you to do, He is so gentle and will not push where we are not ready to go. We serve an extraordinary and remarkable God who sent His Son so that we may have life to the full, and as you begin to trust Him as He works with you in your boardroom, you will begin to experience the fullness of life He promised.”

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Thank You Pastor Sharon White for this post!  She has worked with the concepts of the Boardroom and even written her own book.  I have appreciated Sharon’s encouragement and personal courage as she has shared her adventures with Jesus on many occasions.

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author

www.totalwholeness.mentorsnotebook.com/blog

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