Monday, March 6, 2017
“Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia

 

This week, my wife texted me a sign hanging outside an evangelical church: ITS OK NOT TO BE OK. Laura chaffed when she saw it. So did I when I saw her text. Frankly, I’m getting a little sick of pop-culture-branded Christianity that subsists on trite slogans. Leo Buscaglia, known in the 90s as “Dr. Love,” and famous for his hugs, was a best-selling author who championed the now-in-vogue idea that love is all there is and love is all we need. As you can see from the quote above, this idea goes so far as to suggest that one can forgive oneself. No need for a transcendent Creator to whom we are accountable. Especially not one who is capable of judgment. That wouldn’t be OK. When was the last you heard a preacher deliver a sermon on Colossians 3:6: “The wrath of god is coming upon the sons of disobedience.”

I understand the sentiment that sometimes in life we’re not OK and it’s all right to experience times of self-doubt and discouragement. But I’m not for wallowing in self-loathing and depression. To enshrine and sloganize the idea that we should ever be resigned to life at its worst, is to forget that many adversities we face are from Satan. In that instance, it’s not OK to accept the status quo of spiritual oppression. If you are living under an unbroken curse, you can’t “accept yourself” out of it. You have to fight back in the name of Jesus. It simply is not OK to be OK, if your OK is a resignation to the way things are in spiritual bondage, instead of the way it could be if you were delivered from your demons. If you are about to ratify and normalize Satan’s attacks on your life as being OK, reach out to someone who understands inner healing and deliverance. Call our office and schedule a Personal Spiritual Encounter. Arrange a Skype or personal session when we can confront the demonic forces that want to destroy you. Be assured, that when I encounter your demons, I won’t tell them it OK for them to stay there!

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An encouraging word: BE KIND
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate” (Albert Schweitzer). “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with . . . kindness.” (Col 3:12) In a world of harsh tweets, internet rants, and Facebook humiliations we could all use a little kindness. It’s in short supply with the caustic comments of politicians and crude comedians leading the way. Christians can do better. Try a little kindness today.

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