I am a huge fan of literature, more specifically classic literature. I love the expression, the words, the imagery and the complexity that is often lacking in today’s reading. Words have a tendency to pull me in. For that reason I find hymns full of truths and beauty that are often overlooked. Even simply reading a hymn without the music behind it can be very powerful. But, what I often find even more interesting are the lives of the authors. Often their biographies are stunning. Many of these men and women have been through incredibly life-crippling events in order to be brought to the point of writing these famous words. Their trials molded them to bring about surrender and praise.  It is no secret that trials bring us to the end of our ropes. We often seek the Lord when we are desperate and don’t have the answers. After all, He is the author of life and the only One who knows the future. But, more often prosperity can be a more trying time spiritually because our hearts are distracted by the comforts of life and we forget what the Lord has so greatly provided. What we often fail to remember is that the times of prosperity can equally or more greatly mold our spiritual direction and dependency on the Lord. Why is it easy to forget the one who provides the blessing in the first place?

Hosea makes it clear that Israel’s prosperity has caused them to place their dependence on false gods, and national allies. They had forgotten about the Lord. Moses warned the people much earlier about this very thing and about the dangerous repercussions they would face if they fell into this trap.

“Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your hearts and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery,” Deut. 8:11-14 

Prosperity leads you to believe that you have all you need, this is a dangerous snare that if you’re not careful will distract your heart away from the one who provides the blessing in the first place. Therefore, comfort requires a great amount of caution; take care and do not forget. There are lessons to be learned in the wilderness that make us who we are and if we are not careful to remember times of prosperity will make us prideful and self-reliant.

Considering Tele-therapy?

Christian Mom Counseling provides professional counseling via virtual teletherapy for women located in the state of North Carolina. We utilize real-time video to have sessions with women all over the state of NC. There are multiple reasons why and here are a few:

  1. As a mom of three, I understand the difficulty of scheduling and making time for myself. I’ve found that many other mothers who are in the early childhood stage of motherhood find scheduling online sessions easier and more feasible. Save time on travel and sitters and schedule online.
  2. You can attend your session even if you are sick without the risk of exposing anyone else!
  3. It’s a good option if you live in a remote area that makes finding a counselor close to you difficult.
  4. My primary specialty is faith-based Christian Counseling. That being said, many of my clients have commented on their inability to find counselors who claim to be Christian and include faith as a major part of the client’s healing and recovery.
  5. Virtual Counseling is here to stay and studies have shown that in many cases tele-therapy can be equally as effective. You will always hear me recommend in person interpersonal connections (family, friends, church, small groups, and other forms of deep relationships with others) but online counseling can provide many of the same advantages of in-person counseling.

If you’ve been wondering if tele-therapy would be a good fit I’d love to hear from you! Click the button below to form to schedule a free phone consultation: