Four Problem Areas

The central reality of life is that God desires an intimate and loving relationship with you! That is why He created you. He also desires that you have deep and meaningful relationships with others. Love God; love your neighbor ... sound familiar?

Check out that sequence—love God; love others. Restoring Your Life is about getting first things first. It is about increasing the family resemblance and growing into the likeness of His Son. For most of us we have some baggage. But, as we appropriate healing and grow in hearing His voice, we find that receiving and giving love is as natural as breathing. This is our heartbeat at Restoring Your Life.

Our ministry experience at Restoring Your Life echoes God's teaching that there are four problem areas that consistently work together to cause difficulties in our lives.

Before we tackle the problems, let's breathe in four truths about God's character and His design. Understanding these truths and how they address the four problem areas will help us to move closer to the goal of becoming more and more like Jesus and living a life filled with joy and peace regardless of our circumstances.

Scripture References: (Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 8:29-31)

Matthew 22:37-39 (The Message)

(37) Jesus said, "'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.' (38) This is the most important, the first on any list. (39) But there is a second to set alongside it: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.' "

Romans 8:29-31 (The Message)

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. (30) After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun. (31) So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?