Exchanging Hypocrisy for Sincerity

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by: Wendy Wilkins

08/15/2021

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 “Quit trying to fool people, and start being sincere.” ~1 Peter 2:1 (CEV)

“…for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.”~ Ezekial 11:5 (KJB)

 

God’s Word reminds us of the importance of sincerity.  And, when we think about the fact that God knows our every thought, how fruitless it is to PRETEND to do, say, or think anything that is not true!  Another word for sincerity is transparency, letting people see inside us.   There is such freedom when we stop pretending and simply BE who we really are!  This can seem scary, like we won’t be valued if we just are truly ourselves.  We feel pressure to perform and to act like we have it all together, when we know we don’t!  But we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, learn to just be who God created us to be. Psalm 139 reminds us that God knows all about us!  He created us!  And if He created us, doesn’t it logically follow that the WAY He made us is “just right”?  Great freedom comes as we purpose to put off all pretending and instead pursue sincerity and transparency.  It’s so important to spend time reading passages in the Bible that shed some light on who we REALLY are when we are “in Christ”, meaning we have a relationship with Him.  Then we can begin to live out of that incredible Truth.

 

It can really help to have someone come alongside us and help us answer the question:  Who am I…..REALLY?  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more. wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that each members of our church family would pursue transparency and sincerity with all our hearts.  Pray that we would embrace who each of us really is, in Christ, and value one another as the unique individuals God made us to be.  Pray that as we embrace what makes each of us unique, we will be even more effective as the body of Christ.  For according to 1 Corinthians 12:18 “… in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be.”  

 

 

 

 “Quit trying to fool people, and start being sincere.” ~1 Peter 2:1 (CEV)

“…for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.”~ Ezekial 11:5 (KJB)

 

God’s Word reminds us of the importance of sincerity.  And, when we think about the fact that God knows our every thought, how fruitless it is to PRETEND to do, say, or think anything that is not true!  Another word for sincerity is transparency, letting people see inside us.   There is such freedom when we stop pretending and simply BE who we really are!  This can seem scary, like we won’t be valued if we just are truly ourselves.  We feel pressure to perform and to act like we have it all together, when we know we don’t!  But we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, learn to just be who God created us to be. Psalm 139 reminds us that God knows all about us!  He created us!  And if He created us, doesn’t it logically follow that the WAY He made us is “just right”?  Great freedom comes as we purpose to put off all pretending and instead pursue sincerity and transparency.  It’s so important to spend time reading passages in the Bible that shed some light on who we REALLY are when we are “in Christ”, meaning we have a relationship with Him.  Then we can begin to live out of that incredible Truth.

 

It can really help to have someone come alongside us and help us answer the question:  Who am I…..REALLY?  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more. wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that each members of our church family would pursue transparency and sincerity with all our hearts.  Pray that we would embrace who each of us really is, in Christ, and value one another as the unique individuals God made us to be.  Pray that as we embrace what makes each of us unique, we will be even more effective as the body of Christ.  For according to 1 Corinthians 12:18 “… in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be.”  

 

 

 

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Hi! 

I'm Wendy Wilkins.  I've lived in Ainsworth since 1997 and have been a member of the E.Free church since 1998.  Ainsworth is my home and the E.Free church is my church home!  I've been married to Brad since 1988 and we have 4 kids and a daughter-in-law.  Counseling is one of the great joys of my life! 

After working for several years in a more traditional counseling setting, Brad & I started Great Exchange Ministries.  We became acquainted with this model of Biblical counseling, which was developed by John Regier in Colorado Springs, CO.  After training under John and Roger Daum in Cozad, NE, we were eager to offer this unique brand of counseling here in the Nebraska Sandhills. 

We all experience brokenness!  Great Exchange exists to help individuals and couples apply Biblical principles to everyday life in this broken world.  The goal is whole-hearted wellness and helping people RESOLVE, not just "cope with", the challenges and issues they face.  This Biblical Counseling course consists of seven 3-hour sessions.  It is a ministry to which clients may donate, as they are able.  

I hope if you're considering individual or marriage counseling, you'll fill out the contact form below!  I'd love to sit down with you and share more about this counseling method to see if it's right for you.  

In His Service,

Wendy Wilkins, M.A., LMHP

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