Faith Messages to build your faith

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#109 Emotional Dependency

C. Peter Wagner shares
with us about emotional
dependency today:

"Cindy Jacobs warns us, 
'The partners might become
emotionally wrapped up in
you, or you in them, in a
way that is not healthy.'

This does not mean you must not have a specially close relationship with one or more intercessors, but it does mean the relationship must at all times be an objective relationship.

If you find yourself down when the intercessor is down it can be a danger sign. The intercessor (unless it is the spouse or a close family member) should never become a focal point of personal happiness or fulfillment.

To imagine, 'If I lost my intercessor I wouldn't be able to go on in my ministry' is a sign of emotional dependency.

Some have used the term 'emotional adultery.' 

Physical adultery involves delivering your body to another; 
emotional adultery is delivering your soul.

There is a line between friendship and affection. Crossing that line with an intercessor can lead to disaster."


#109 Emotional Dependency,
in the series taken from C. Peter 
Wagner’s book, PRAYER SHIELD
How to intercede for pastors,
Christian leaders and others 
on the spiritual  frontlines. 
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There will be only 3 more posts from this book. I plan to begin Wagner's book, WARFARE PRAYER (How to Seek God's Power and Protection in the Battle to Build His Kingdom), on the 23rd of September, after my vacation {Sept. 13th to 22nd} I'll be posting other Faith Messages until then. Wagner's book is offered very cheaply on the above link, if you'd like a copy.

Let’s pray:


   Father, we realize our
need for Your help in this
matter.

   It's easy to depend on 
someone elses' prayers, 
and not take care of that 
ourselves.

   Remind us that we should take time each day to seek Your help and guidance in our plans, so we can walk in the power and strength You want to give us.

   I ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s Bible verse:  Ps. 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way."

Today’s quote: 
Bill Crowder – “It is only from God that we can receive the grace of forgiveness when our choices have produced painful regrets. And only in Him do we find the wisdom to make better choices.”

Some thoughts today: See yourself as a part in improving the lives of others. Ask God what your part is in helping them. You are already impacting lives, by the way, just by being you.


- Understand where your real reward comes from. You have value before God. Your destiny is in His hands.


    What to do every day when you wake up...
         by Danica Sinclair Dunphey, —
     from the sermon series on Ephesians
       by Richard Sinclair. Listen to the
   messages on http://www.cfconline.org/


 “Wake up and remind yourself that you have been made a partaker of the divine nature — the precious Holy Spirit has made you alive to God, and that the power of the Holy Spirit in you is sufficient to carry you through every difficulty, every challenge, every snare, and every temptation – and to strengthen you in the midst of all adversity.
Wake up and remind yourself that your worth comes from Him – the one who bought you. And if the world around you fails completely to see your worth, it doesn’t change a thing – your worth is settled in Him. He loved you and gave it all for you.”

14th- Thursday’s post:  #110  Physical Dependency
C. Peter Wagner

16th- Saturday's post:  My Cooking will be Grand!
Debbie McEwen


17th- Sunday's post:  I Didn't Quit!
James Cagle

17th- evening's post: Rock Bottom
Diana Derringer

A popular post: Why We Need to Forgive  
Jean Oathout shares with us some thoughts on our need to forgive. "When we are in denial of any Unforgiveness, we are actually hurting ourselves..."




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