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ECLDN – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Martin Spoelstra Pastor Discovery Church Bowmanville, Ontario. Begin the Journey… Through Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Summary and Applications Selected Scriptures. The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality 7 Pathways

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Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

ECLDN – Emotionally

Healthy Spirituality

Martin Spoelstra

Pastor Discovery Church

Bowmanville, Ontario


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Begin the Journey…Through Emotionally Healthy SpiritualitySummary and Applications Selected Scriptures


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

7 Pathways

  • Know Yourself that You May Know God

  • Going Back in Order to Go Forward

  • Journey Through the Wall

  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss

  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath

  • Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult

  • Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life.”


Iceberg what lies beneath the surface

Iceberg What Lies Beneath The Surface


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

Part 2 - King Saul

1 Samuel 15


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

King Saul - 1 Samuel 15

Started out well… on the surface he looks like a great Christian. He prays. He offers sacrifices. He quotes the Bible. He even prophesizes

His emotional life and spiritual life are out of order

Unable to reflect on what is going on inside

He is not self-aware

Seeks others’ approval

Driven by fear and jealousy


Top 10 symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality

Top 10 Symptoms of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

1. Using God to run from God

2. Ignoring the emotions of anger, sadness, and fear

3. Dying to the wrong things

4. Denying the past’s impact on the present

5. Dividing life into “secular” and “sacred” compartments

6. Doing for God instead of being with God

7. Spiritualizing away conflict

8. Covering over brokenness, weakness, and failure

9. Living without limits

10. Judging the spiritual journeys of others


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

King David-Know yourself that

you might know God - Part 2

1 Samuel 17


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

1 Samuel 17: 39-40

David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

ECLDN – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

FALSE SELF SYMPTOMS

  • I say “yes” when I really mean “no.”

  • I get depressed when people are upset with me.

  • I have a need to be approved by others to feel good about myself.

  • I act nice on the outside, but inside “I can’t stand you!”

  • I often remain silent in order to “keep the peace”.

  • I believe that if I make mistakes, I myself am a failure.

  • I criticize others in order to feel better about myself.


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

ECLDN – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

FALSE SELF SYMPTOMS

  • I avoid looking weak or foolish for not having the answer.

  • I have to be doing something exceptional to feel alive.

  • I have to be needed to feel alive.

  • I am fearful and can’t take risks.

  • I do what others want so they don’t get mad at me

  • I use knowledge and competence to cover my feelings of inadequacy.

  • I want my children to behave well so others will think I am a good parent.

  • I compare myself a lot to other people.


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Four Practical Principles to begin making the radical transition to living faithful to our true self in Christ

ECLDN – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

1. Pay Attention to Your Interior Silence and Solitude

2. Find Trusted Companions

3. Move Out of Your Comfort Zone

4. Pray for Courage


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Part 3

Going back to go forward

Joseph - Genesis 37 - 50


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

3 Practical Applications

  • Recognize the Iceberg in You from Your Family

  • Discern the Good God Intends “in, through and, in spite of,” Your Family and Past

  • Make the Decision to do the Hard Work of Discipleship


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

You intended (PLANNED) to harm me, but God intended (PLANNED) it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20

  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11

  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28

  • Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.Proverbs 19:21


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Begin the Journey… Through

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality,

Part 4 - Journey through the wall

Gen 22:1-15


Journey through the wall genesis 22 1 15

Journey through the WallGenesis 22:1-15

  • My Focus– My Will vs. God’s Will

  • My Work –

    Awareness

    Forgiveness

    Acceptance


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Stage 1

Life-Changing

Awareness of God

Stage 6

Transformed into Love

Stage 2

Discipleship

(Learning)

Stages of

Faith

Stage 3

The Active Life

(Serving)

Stage 5

Journey Outward

(From my inner life)

Stage 4

Journey Inward

adapted from

Janet Hagberg/ Robert Guelich

THE WALL


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Enlarging Your Soul Through

Grief and Loss:

Part 5 —Matthew 26:36-46


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

ECLDN – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

  • Listen (to the Interruptions)

  • Learn (to Fall)

    “Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered.”

    Hebrews 5:8


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Discover the Rhythms of the

Daily Office and Sabbath: Part 6

Daniel 6 & Exodus 20


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Contemplation

(Being w/ God)

Activity

Your Life


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-wide Initiative

1. The Daily Office

(Fixed Hour Prayer)

OFFICES (opus) = work of God

My work in life first is to seek God.

Psalm 27:4


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-wide Initiative

2. Sabbath Keeping

– to stop for a 24-hour period each week.

Qualities to Biblical Sabbath:

--Stopping

--Resting

--Delighting

--Contemplating


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Grow into an Emotionally

Mature Adult: Part 7

Luke 10:25-37


2 myths

2 Myths

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-wide Initiative

1. When I accept Christ and He comes to live inside me, growing into an emotionally mature adult is natural.

2. Christian’s ability to love those around them is qualitatively different than those outside the church.


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-wide Initiative

2 Applications:

  • Become Aware of Your Family of Origin’s Capability for Emotional Connection.

  • Take Practical Steps of Discipleship to Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

Go the Next Step to Develop a

“Rule of Life” Part 8

Acts 2:42 - 3:1


Rule of life from greek word trellis

“RULE” of LIFEfrom Greek word“TRELLIS”

  • A framework or structure to help enable us continually pay attention to God


Martin spoelstra pastor discovery church bowmanville ontario

BE WITH GOD

Scripture

Silence and Solitude

Daily Office

Study

REST

Sabbath

Simplicity

Play and Recreation

ACTIVITY

Service and Mission

Care for the Physical Body

RELATIONSHIPS

Emotional Health

Family

Community (Companions for your journey)


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