Start With Your Heart

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16 So many times we look outside of ourselves to try to fix our relationships—often hoping the change will come from the other person. Meanwhile, the first place to start is your own heart, and as a believer, you have God’s grace to help you. Why not start claiming his promises today? …

Shame’s Effects On Relationships

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 When you feel hurt, often it isn’t because of the people around you. When you
get to the bottom of it, hurt feelings often have more to do with what’s going on inside you. Shame, for example, causes all kinds of relationship trouble. If you’ve never accepted God’s forgiveness or become aware of the fact that you are a brand new creation in Christ, you will …

Best Gift You Can Give

Leon Fontaine Devoted

O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me. Psalm 25:2 (NKJV) If you’re dealing with shame from your past, it’s always going to bring confusion in your  relationships. Before we get into this issue, let me identify the difference between guilt and shame. Guilt is about your behaviour or actions. When you do something wrong, you feel guilty, and this is normal. It motivates you to ask for forgiveness …