Have you ever felt shame? Have you ever been shamed? Do you live now with shame? Many people have experienced shame. Shame is not something “external”. It is in you, it is “in your soul”. Over time it has a “corrosive” effect, always “eating away inside you, like an acid”. We develop different coping strategies, not unlike the fig leaves that Adam and Eve used. Sometimes, shame is used by people to control or manipulate others. Sadly, there are even some faith communities where just having a mental illness is a source of shame.
In my audio message I look at Genesis 2 and 3 to understand the anatomy, or progression, of shame which many people have experienced. Then I share a number of examples of shame that have been identified during transforming and healing prayer sessions. The good news is that no matter what shameful thing we have done or has been done to us, and no matter how long ago, we can experience deep healing and release from the power of shame. Jesus experienced more shame than anyone else, ever, and he fully understands and knows the shame in anyone’s life. I invite you to listen to my audio message on overcoming the power shame by the power of Christ’s Presence and his great love and grace experienced uniquely by each person.