I am honored to be your host of YES to GOD Tuesday's where we are currently discussing the book Self Talk, Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild.
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I have some things that have been on my heart to share with you and was going to do so today, but instead I will post about it later this week. I didn't want to make this post too long and I really want to get right to discussing this awesome chapter. I think so far Jennifer's 3 for 3 in writing chapters that make you think, desire to change and are just plain awesome. Thank you Ms. Rothschild!
Okay...let's get to it.
CHAPTER 3: CHOOSING WISE WORDS
Remember, anything in blue is a quote from the book.
Oh, let's read that last part again. Out loud.
...our assumptions are the root, and our thoughts are the fruit.
Jennifer goes on to tell us that wrong thinking comes from from faulty assumptions and right thinking is birthed from truth.
You begin to experience freedom when you discover your own root. You learn to choose your own fruit more wisely.
Jennifer is one that has walked this path in front of us. She shares with us the battles that have gone on in her own self talk/soul talk and teaches us how to change our direction and let God speak to us. She tells us to:
1. ) Ask God for wisdom.
2. ) Revere God. To fear the Lord means we reverence Him.
3.) Receive counsel-when we walk with wisdom, it will wear off on us.
4.) Be patient with yourself. Roots are strong, but with wisdom, you are stronger.
Refuse things that are inaccurate, unkind, or unedifying
Replace them with what is good, pure and just
Repeat that process for as long as it takes to bring my thoughts under control.
Now we need to apply what we are learning. This summer I wrote a post called Down to the Roots on this very subject, just click here if you want to read it. God is up to something in each one of us...don't think for a moment you are unusable to your King. He just needs your cooperation.
Have a blessed week my dear friends. I will do my best to come by and visit each of you for the blessings you are to me are more than you know.
Next week...chapter 4: Speaking Truth to Your Issues.
Oh boy...all in favor of skipping this chapter say "I". God never said change would be easy.