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by: Wendy Wilkins

06/14/2021

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“Never pay back evil with more evil…Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”

~Romans 12:17-17 (NLT)

 

God’s Word reminds us that “tit for tat” is NOT His best for us!  On the other hand, pursuing peace brings great reward. Romans 12 goes on to say in verse 21, “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”  It hurts when people are “evil” toward us!  There’s no doubt about that.  And the great news is that God will come alongside us and heal the hurts caused by others’ actions toward us.  Then we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, learn to pay back evil with good!  As we hang out with the Lord, He produces the fruits of the spirit in us.  Things like peace, patience, kindness and gentleness begin to mark our lives as we spend time in the presence of the Lord.  Living out these fruits causes life to move from chaos to peace; and it enables us to pay back evil with good!  There are lots of things that are absolutely impossible for us to do apart from the strength of the Lord.  This is certainly one of them.  But with Christ, ALL things are possible!

 

It can really help to have someone come alongside us and help us with the healing process.  Then we can move forward and begin to conquer evil by doing good.  Incredible peace and freedom come when we do!  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more. wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that our church family would be marked by our willingness to conquer evil by doing good.  Pray that we are quick to approach the throne of grace to get the healing we need when people have treated us with evil.  And pray that many are drawn to God’s grace as we do all that we can to live at peace with everyone.     

 

 

“Never pay back evil with more evil…Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”

~Romans 12:17-17 (NLT)

 

God’s Word reminds us that “tit for tat” is NOT His best for us!  On the other hand, pursuing peace brings great reward. Romans 12 goes on to say in verse 21, “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”  It hurts when people are “evil” toward us!  There’s no doubt about that.  And the great news is that God will come alongside us and heal the hurts caused by others’ actions toward us.  Then we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, learn to pay back evil with good!  As we hang out with the Lord, He produces the fruits of the spirit in us.  Things like peace, patience, kindness and gentleness begin to mark our lives as we spend time in the presence of the Lord.  Living out these fruits causes life to move from chaos to peace; and it enables us to pay back evil with good!  There are lots of things that are absolutely impossible for us to do apart from the strength of the Lord.  This is certainly one of them.  But with Christ, ALL things are possible!

 

It can really help to have someone come alongside us and help us with the healing process.  Then we can move forward and begin to conquer evil by doing good.  Incredible peace and freedom come when we do!  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more. wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that our church family would be marked by our willingness to conquer evil by doing good.  Pray that we are quick to approach the throne of grace to get the healing we need when people have treated us with evil.  And pray that many are drawn to God’s grace as we do all that we can to live at peace with everyone.     

 

 

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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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