The 7-week program started Saturday, February 29th with an Introduction and the Detoxification Module. We are starting to build a spiritual toolbox to equip us to press on for His glory.
Detoxification Tools: For the purpose of uprooting roots and flushing out the flesh (Bloodhounds and Spaniels) - had to be there - smile!
Testimonies from Module 1:
"In module one, we learned to initiate the detoxification process by shining the light of God’s truth deep down to the granular level of ourselves to expose the roots of bitterness, unforgiveness, distrust and all negativity that hinders our relationship with God." Katherine H.
"Detoxification can be difficult to say the least, but I believe the growth that comes with it is worth it. I am excited to continue this journey to the next modules to learn what the Lord has to teach me. " Crae J.
"I enjoyed the detoxification step because of its practical focus on dealing with the thoughts, attitudes, and environments which lead to sin. We were given an array of tools with which we can examine our daily decisions in order to understand the underlying root causes/beliefs which undergird particular self-centered decisions we make throughout our lives. I also appreciated the visual imagery of boulders, rocks, and sand as representative of the varying degree of our self-centered behaviors, with the reminder that we want to exist at the sand level, not some fictitious level where self-centeredness is completely absent!" Matt J.
Testimonies from Module 2:
This was my first module and I enjoyed it, mainly because it is something, I wanted to do for myself. I also enjoyed the time because what we discussed is something that has been my prayer this month - to move from head knowledge to heart transformation – spiritually speaking! I enjoyed the fact that we could have group discussions and then expound on them as they related to the topic of the day. My big take-away was on keeping the Word in a world where dilution is very easy. The whole topic of the day - Infusion- was very relevant to me. I am at a point in my life where I feel like a hamster - running in the same circle. My life has become such a routine that I almost function on an autopilot mode. As a result, I read the Word and, in my running, it gets diluted by all the things I am facing during my day-to-day life. I needed the module because it was the nudge I needed. Last week I was praying and telling God that I do not want just head knowledge of the Word, but I want to see it and experience the transformation it will bring in my life. I do not want to read the Word and then forget it; I want to Read the Word, remember it and be transformed and renewed by it. As a result, the question to myself this week is, "what measure(s) will I take to ensure that I keep the Word of God hidden in my heart?" The Infusion Module helped me realize that I need to put measures in place with the help of the Holy Spirit to ensure that once I read the Word, it stays hidden in my heart (Psalm 119:9-16). Claudia M.
I tend to make excuses when it comes to time spent in the Word, "I am tired. I'll do it tomorrow," statements such as these. During module 2, I realized that those small sentences can impact my spiritual growth greatly. I also realized that when I read my Bible, I don't slow down, I don't just sit in the stillness of getting to know my Savior. As I continue this journey of growth, I will be working on really slowing down and digging into the word, on being quiet and listening to what the Lord has to teach me. Crae J
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