Clean out the Closet
INSIDE YOUR RESTORATION SUPPORT GROUP
CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET FOR BEST RESULTS!
CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET – DIG DEEP – The GOAL OF RESTORATION!
Inside the FREE ME TO LIVE course, also viewable on our free, distance-learning version of Free Me to Live that is called MyHealingChoice.com, we suggest using DIGGING DEEPER OBJECT LESSONS to insure that the person you are helping overcome their painful past truly cleans out the closet of their life.
It is very important that you “clean out the closet” of your life. While in a small group you may only want to focus on one issue such as abortion or just abuse, as you reflect on your life, its critical that you allow the light of God’s love and grace to pierce the darkness of your life and uncover every hidden thing of shame within your innermost being. Psalm 51 is a section of the Bible that tells the story of David, who had sinned with Bathsheba. After having adultery with her, getting her pregnant, and then marrying her after having her husband killed in battle to cover up the pregnancy. When Nathan, the prophet used by God to confront this sin, David records this heart cry.
Let it be yours as you go through this intense process.
This prayer is the foundational prayer you will be asked to use throughout this course.
“Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your loving kindness; According to Your kindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions , And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight-that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge.”
He goes on to say,”Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part you will make me to know wisdom.”
ABOUT THESE OBJECT LESSON WORKSHEETS:
1. Your LIFE LINE *
2. How I FEEL and How I Want to FEEL DRAWING *
3. Your APPLE TREE DRAWING *
4. My Idols
5. My YOKES OF IRON
6. My CHAINS OF BONDAGE
7. My OFFENDERS LIST
The goal of these exercises is to literally and figuratively clean out the closet of your male participant’s life. WHY? Because to honestly recover from those things that plague one’s life with painful feelings of shame, doubt, fear and anxiety/depression, that person must first identify them. We call this process “SELF EXAMINATION.”
It is recommended that before each exercise, you have the male participant approach it in prayer.
The core prayer for thie course is taken from Psalm 139:23-24 and Psalm 25:17-18 is a great prayer to pray when you are in trouble or pain or affliction.
Do you remember the story in the Bible where someone cleaned out their house but left the doors and windows open? What Happened?
The demon that was cast out went and found seven more. They came back and took up residence because the windows and doors were wide open. The house had not been filled back up. When digging up to clean out the closet, at the same time you need to be leading your male participant is feeding on the Word of God and being filled as you clean out the closet.
While the goal is to expose every evil work of darkness in his life, the bigger goal is to see him washed in the WORD!