Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Self Talk Soul Talk - Chapter 4

It is Yes To God Tuesdays, and time for my summary of Chapter 4. The title is
Speaking Truth To Your Issues.
One of the thought questions at the end of the chapter is:
What kind of issues crowd your thought closet?

Mistakes I have made.

Relationships that are unreconciled.

I am not good enough.

When those are the thoughts that dominate my thinking, I know that I am not allowing the Holy Spirit to control my thoughts, I am not taking every thought captive.

(sigh)

It is sometimes so hard.

Last week, I said "I could practice switching a negative thought to a positive thought, but that won't help me as much as discovering where the negative thought came from in the first place and taking care of that."

The answer was in this chapter!

It is about my faith! Jennifer writes, "By faith we receive truth. By faith we believe truth. And by faith we act on that truth. Soul talk can never be a substitute for faith.... ...Soul talk is faith's companion, not its replacement."

The role of the Holy Spirit in my life is key. He is my helper, my counselor. He is the One who takes my soul talk, knows my faith, and makes it work for my good, and for God's glory!

He counsels me.
He represents Christ to me.
He teaches me.
And He reminds me of the truth.

And yes, once upon a time there was a woman who talks to herself, desperately unhappy. But she told herself the truth and that led her straight to Jesus.

I am that woman.




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9 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

WOO HOO and thank You Jesus that you are that woman!

Stacy said...

I, too, am thankfull that you are that woman. In such a short amount of time, your writings have been such a blessing and encouragement to me.

Laura said...

And I am trying to be that woman! I'm reaching out for Him...

Loved this post, Liz.

Gail W. said...

"Soul talk is faith's companion, not its replacement." I was also drawn to that passage, Liz. For me, faith creates soul talk and quiets self talk. Since faith comes by hearing, I LOVE hearing what you and all these others have to say about the Word of God. It is such a blessing to travel the road with you!

Tina said...

Yes you are! Reach for the pearls He so wants you to have! I am blessed by your total honesty as always

Lelia Chealey said...

The role of the Holy Spirit in my life is key. He is my helper, my counselor. He is the One who takes my soul talk, knows my faith, and makes it work for my good, and for God's glory!

AMEN Liz!!!! Makes me want to meet you even more..c'mon February! ;)

Love ya,
Lelia

Carol said...

Yes Liz you are that woman!
I too liked that she said Soul Talk was not just words to make ourselves feel better, but Soul Talk took faith. Great words.

Love ya,
Carol

hkudla said...

I am so glad that you, like all of us, are that woman (or becoming her) who told herself the truth that led her straight to Jesus!

Praise God. It is so great to see your growth my friend. We are all growing with you!
God bless,
Heather

Kathy said...

What a wonderful post, Liz. I'm so glad you're THAT woman! The thing about our failing faith and Jesus - He is always waiting to gather us up into His arms when we come back!
xo...Kathy