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He was concerned about petty stuff. WHEN I started (Like my dreams, would you believe?) preaching, I was I asked myself, Shouldnt He be what you call a guiltonly concerned for my sinful ways? trip preacher. Every Shouldnt He be correcting me for time I preached, I my mistakes? At first, I shooed Him wanted people to go away. Who was this impostor that home feeling guilty. was claiming to be God? He Guilty of their sins. couldnt be God. Guilty of not loving But this happy God God enough. Guilty of just kept coming back. He loving themselves too shocked me by telling me that much. He was proud of me. Huh? I Not only guilty.I wanted them couldnt understand it. How to feel ashamed. Ashamed for could He? I was so messed not being prayerful enough. up. Yet it seemed like He Ashamed not knowing their didnt see my mess at all. Bible enough. Ashamed not Every time He looked at me, serving enough. Ashamed for He kept blabbering about how thinking bad thoughts, and wonderful I was. feeling bad feelings, and doing Slowly, I began to change bad deeds. Most of all, I wanted my image of God. them to feel ashamed for being In Gods presence, I used to feel themselves. ashamed. Now, I began to relax. I didnt know that this was all a crazy I felt accepted. Honored. Celebrated. projection of my own guilt, shame, and Embraced. fear. And then I noticed something crazy. But my image of God was monstrous. Something totally insane. I noticed that (I only realized this decades later. During that time, I thought my image of God was I sinned less when I was with this happy God. I was actually becoming holier without absolutelyperfect.) MyGodwasnotin love even trying too hard. This happy God never with meHe was in love with His rules, used the tool of shame. Whenever I did His Kingdom, and His perfection. And if something wrong, Hed simply say, Bo, I I couldnt follow those high standards, believe in you. Youre so much better than Hed toss me away like an insect-ridden that. I know you. You deserve better. I fruit that didnt pass quality control. My didnt feel at all that He thought my sin Gods favourite pastime was shaming was a big deal. Instead, I felt that to Him, me for my shortcomings. My God was I was the big deal. obsessed with pointing out my mistakes, Have a blast in todays Feast! May my indiscretions, my impurity... your dreams come true, But slowly, the real God knocked on the door of my heart and reintroduced Himself to me. I noticed that this version of God seemed too happy. Too light. Too relaxed. The Feast Valenzuela is a weekly prayer gathering of the Light of Jesus Family held at the Cinema 1 of SM Valenzuela, every Sunday, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. For questions and concerns, contact Danny Aonuevo @ 09178275755 or email us at



May 20, 2012

A Catholic Prayer Meeting of the Light of Jesus Family


We Become the God We Worship

-orWhat is the Image of Your God?
Do you worship an angry God? Or a Happy God? How do you feel in the presence of your God? Guilty? Condemned? Ashamed? Angry? Blaming? Complaining? Relaxed? Honored? Celebrated? Embraced? Comforted? Loved? We become the God we worship. What is the image of Your God? Has that image change overtime? Reflect on your own image of God and of yourself, and examine whether they empower you or impede you Many Christians worship a vengeful, punitive, selfish, cruel God. If you worship this kind of a God, would you like to be with Him? Here at the Feast, we want you to know of a God who hates sins, but loves the sinners; who is not uptight, rigid, legalistic, and judgmental, but who loves you more than you can imagine, even to giving up His life for you God who hates your sins (coz sin separates us from HIM and He misses us), but loves you so much and is concern with your dreams and wellbeing Today, as we Savor Life, be with God who is happy to be with you; who loves to hug you, embrace you, talk with you, bond with you, play with you, laugh with you, tell you His plans for you, enjoying you Your God who is angry with the sins, but is so happy to be with the sinner The chief end of man is to worship the Lord and enjoy Him forever. In His presence, Heal Your Shame Youre accepted. Accept Yourself. Youre Loved! Youre Gods Beloved! Engjoy Him, engjoy Life God is in you! Shine! Have a fantastic and Life-Savoring Feast! In His presence, Bro. Eng (wag uulitin)

Talk 2: Heal Your Shame

Romans 8:1 There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 6:11 But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God

Personal Reflection and Group Discussion: Do you sometimes feel this toxic shame in your life? In what way? ________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________

<<Flashback May 13, 2012

___________________________________ Isaiah 54:4 Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; ___________________________________ Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of ___________________________________ your youth... ___________________________________ Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far ___________________________________ hath he removed our transgressions from us ___________________________________ Psalms 103:2-4 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all ___________________________________ his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your ___________________________________ life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. ___________________________________ Hebrews 8;12 For I will be merciful to their ___________________________________ unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. ___________________________________

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