I marked a lot of things as I was reading. I thought of some of our previous comments when I read some of chapter 4. On page 47, Jennifer talked about how one circumstance in our lives can be the start of other issues. These issues take up room in our thought closets, which is an issue in itself. "An issue in itself! A new issue on the shelf!" It reminded me of some of us beating up on ourselves for beating up on ourselves.
I really like how Jennifer used the story of the woman who had the faith to touch Jesus' robe and be healed to teach how to talk to ourselves to point out the truth of God's word. She kept telling herself that if she just touched Jesus' coat, she would be healed. It wasn't her self talk that healed her, but her faith. By faith we receive and believe and act on truth.
I also like the details Jennifer went into on faith, and the ways the Holy Spirit teaches and reminds us of God's truth. My church believes in the Triune God, and that the Holy Spirit is God, and not just God's representative. I didn't realize there were some who saw that differently. Still the rest of what she says about the Holy Spirit, I have experienced. I sometimes remind myself of the Israelites who kept forgetting what God had done for them.
I have had some issues resurface this week in my thought closet, and at first I was letting them get me down, but the last couple of days, I'm praying for wisdom, and putting myself aside to see what God will do.
It will take me a few days to read the other posts. I don't think I got all of them read last time. Please click on the Self Talk Soul Talk book in my sidebar to get to Lelia's blog and other posts on the book.