OUR CARING GOD

THE TRINITY CARES

 

Because God cares for us He sent His Son as a living sacrifice. Because Jesus cares for us He was obedient unto death. Because He cares He sent us the Holy Spirit to care for us until He returns to take us to glory. Because we care as Biblical Therapists we reach out to other people who are lost and hurting.

THE 6 COMPONENTS OF CARING

 

Caring about people contains six spiritual components.

 

Caring through commitment – James 4:7-17

Caring through touching – Matthew 8:1-4

Caring through empathy – 2 Corinthians 1:1-11

Caring through respect – Romans 12:9-21

Caring through hope – Matthew 7:7-12

Caring through understanding – Ephesians 4:1-16

 

THE CARING ACROYM

 

In the caring process we work through a very basic process for which we use the acronym

 

C – Clarification

A – Assessment

R – Resolution

E –Experience

 

CLARIFICATION

 

Clarification represents the initial examination process through which we help the counselee to get clarity on what belief system they hold on to. Do they believe in God and is their lives based on truth, lies or fantasy.

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Assessment takes place when the Biblical Therapist reviews his data gathered during the examination process to determine which lies form the root of the person’s dysfunctional living.

 

RESOLUTION

 

Resolution is the confrontation of the counselee with the facts by setting aside emotional factors so that a decision to change will be based not on feelings but on concrete evidence and the resulting consequences if change is not affected. It is to lovingly help the counselee through Biblical truth to commit to change. Romans 12:2 uses metamorphoo, “be ye transformed,” the obligation being to undergo a complete change that, under God, will find expression in character and conduct.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Experience is the ongoing process of living out the change that has effectively taken place. It means to continue living the new life by applying the truths related to growing into maturity in Christ. (Colossians 2:6; Romans 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 1 John 1:7).

 

This final step is re-enforced with another acronym derived directly from Scripture namely

 

THE GAP ACRONYM

 

G – Good

A – Acceptable

P – Perfect

 

Romans 12:1-2 states:

 

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

 

Living in GAP is a life pleasing to God and full of blessing! It means to believe in and obey the Word of God.

 

DR KRIGE AND HOUSE REGENERATION

 

This adapted content was extracted from A Biblical Approach to Psychotherapy authored by Dr Ado Krige, the Founding Director of House Regeneration, a South African drug rehabilitation centre offering a comprehensive discipleship training program. By applying principles of Biblical Therapy, using the Scriptures to teach, rebuke, correct, and train in righteousness, House Regeneration counsellors show anyone who has suffered from addiction how to fully understand why they do what they do and how to bring their belief systems in line with the Word of God.