Exercise for Lesson 8
Beholding the True Image: Head to Heart Guide
This exercise may be difficult, but it will be worthwhile. It is called "Finding Grace in His Face."
Like Adam (and having his nature in us) when we are aware of our guilt and shame we tend to run and hide from God - the very opposite direction we need to be going! Shame also makes us want to cover our face and not look the other person in the eyes. Moses could not bear to look upon God (Exodus 3:6). Neither could Peter (Luke 5:8).
Yet our God says "Seek My Face" (Psalm 27:8) and invites us to come boldly into His presence to receive mercy (Hebrews 4:16). So let's learn to do it! Let's learn to look beyond our shame to see our Savior's Face!
Make a list of the things that you think, say or do (present or past) that make you feel most ashamed before God. Then write down what you would need to see in God to no longer feel any shame (as long as this is something you have already repented about).
Finally, find a scripture that will help you get the victory. He says He is not ashamed to be called our God (Hebrews 11:16) or to call us brethren (Hebrews 2:11). Start with that but keep going...
What I saw in me (sins that shame me)
What I need to see in God (to let it go)
Scripture (to anchor truth in place)
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