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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Controller Mentality
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Monday, 22 May 2017

Teresa Shields Parker a mother wrote this and I agree it is so easy to want to over ride what God has in store for us, so am posting this to show my approval.

Are you out of control? I'll admit, being in control or being the boss has always been something I highly valued. Being in charge and knowing what's going on seemed to be where I fit in the great scheme of things. I liked leading.

As a matter of fact, I liked it so much that I was always the one to make the decisions. I wanted to direct the outcomes to be what I wanted or at least what I felt were required.

Controller Mentality

Lately, though, being in control just takes too much energy. I'm not administering or managing. I'm simply trying to control the chaos and confusion.

In case you're wondering, that's not working.

As a child, I didn't like it when I saw adults in my life who seemed out of control. Even at a young age, I stepped in to be in control. At least then I'd know if supper got made or the clothes washed and dried.

Not knowing if it would get done would drive me more crazy than just doing it myself. These days, trying to do it all or make sure it all gets done is beyond exhausting and borders on a state of paralysis.

Giving God Control

Understanding this has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I handed my need to control everything to God because I no longer had the capacity to do it. I didn't struggle with it. I just handed it to Him.

When He accepted my "gift," I didn't ask Him, "What do You give me in exchange?" I didn't want anything else to manage. Still, I was immediately engulfed in peace. What a welcome relief.

Then, insight and clarity began to flood me. God gave me a gift of leadership and administration, but He gave it to me to steward. That means I only have authority over the things He hands me.

This may not be a major revelation to you, but I am not God. However, as His daughter, I can lead you to Him if I am not trying to be Him.

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MOTHERS DAY MESSAGE 2017
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 May 2017

Mothers Day

 The Bible is full of many stories of who the women is and how God created them to bear forth children that would be a blessing to our world as they accepted their role. God did not create anything to limit us, we limit ourselves as we disobey the will of the Lord.

God knows exactly what we need and Peters words here in the 3rd chapter of 1 Peter 3 gives an account of what the husbands and wives needed to do as he describes their role beginning with the wife.

We all need to be in unity, love, have compassion, peace and patience under suffering, to oppose the slander of the enemies, not by returning evil for evil, or railing for railing, but by blessing one another. This only happens when both are connected to the Lord for the work of a help meet, giving faith and hope the opportunity to work with our consciences. We all want something good to happen, right?

Now let’s look at verse 1 Wives Likewise is in reference to what was said about Jesus in Chapter 2: 18-25

18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,[f] leaving us[g] an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; [
h]

23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[i] of your souls.

1 Peter 3 (NKJV) Submission to Husbands

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fearNow it is hard to relax as we abide in the Lord, yet when we do we realize the importance of 1. Relationships have a duty, which we have to preach and we all need to understand, in order to have God’s blessing upon our lives in the world we are living in when Women’s rights are being protested. 2. We need a cheerful subjection, that is a loving respect rather good or bad, Adam and Eve fell because of seeing what God said, do not eat of the tree of Good and Evil Satan made sure she; desired, took and ate and gave to Adam and they both hid. The respect for God will was denied and they listen to Satan. God restored their relationship by giving them consequences for their sinning against God. Now life is much more difficult and we need the Lord as Satan is still doing all he can to upset women and men in a loving relationship working together for the good of both. 3. The design of the Gospel is to win souls to Christ. Letting Him rule and reign as we read the Bible, as we are won by the word. 4. Nothing more powerful than the Bible in winning people to the Lord and the careful discharge of our duty is to communicate the Gospel. 5. Irreligion and infidelity do not dissolve the binds, nor dispense with the duties, of civil relations; the wife must discharge her duty to her own husband, through he obeys not the word.

1. Evil men are strict observers of the conversation of the professors of religion; their curiosity, envy, and jealousy, make them watch narrowly the ways and lives of good people. 2. A chaste conversation, attended with due and proper respect to everyone, is an excellent means to win them to the faith of the gospel and obedience to the word.  Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. Here are three sorts of ornaments forbidden plaiting of hair, which was commonly used by lewd women; wearing of gold, or ornaments made of gold, was a practiced by Rebecca, and Esther, and other religious women, but afterward became the attire of harlots and wicked people. Putting on of apparel, which was not forbidden, but only tools much nicety and costliness in it. Religious people should take care that their external behavior be answerable to their profession of Christianity.  It is important they must be holy in all conversation. Secondly, the outward adorning of the body is very often sensual and excessive. When you are proud of it and puffed up with it, when you dress to allure and tempt others, by your richness and immodesty, as if your wanton to show you’re a harlot, can never become a chaste Christian. Instead of the outward adorning of the body, he directs Christian wives to put on more excellent and beautiful ornaments. The hidden man of the heart; that is the souls rather than the body. Be general not corruptible, for that is what makes the soul beautiful. Imagination, memory, reason, conscience and affection all show the virtues of God’s Holy Spirit. It is the grace of God, the longer we wear it, the brighter and better it is. To have a meek and quit spirit is having an easy tempered minded, void of passion, pride and immoderate anger, discovering a quit and obliging behavior towards their husbands and families, needs to be seen. If the husband be harsh, and adverse to religion, there is no way you’re likely to win him, we need a prudent meek behavior. That is a quite spirit will make it easy for yourself, for it is visible to others and becomes an ornament to a person in the eyes of the world. It is excellent display of meekness and calmness of spirit in the sight of God, of great price. Lord help us to learn the true Christian’s chief care, lies in the right ordering and commanding of his own spirit. It is so easy to get angry and say thing that are very degrading when we give way to anger of any kind. 

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MOTHERS DAY MESSAGE 2017
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 12 May 2017

Mothers Day

 The Bible is full of many stories of who the women is and how God created them to bear forth children that would be a blessing to our world as they accepted their role. God did not create anything to limit us, we limit ourselves as we disobey the will of the Lord.

God knows exactly what we need and Peters words here in the 3rd chapter of 1 Peter 3 gives an account of what the husbands and wives needed to do as he describes their role beginning with the wife.

We all need to be in unity, love, have compassion, peace and patience under suffering, to oppose the slander of the enemies, not by returning evil for evil, or railing for railing, but by blessing one another. This only happens when both are connected to the Lord for the work of a help meet, giving faith and hope the opportunity to work with our consciences. We all want something good to happen, right?

Now let’s look at verse 1 Wives Likewise is in reference to what was said about Jesus in Chapter 2: 18-25

18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,[f] leaving us[g] an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; [
h]

23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[i] of your souls.

1 Peter 3 (NKJV) Submission to Husbands

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fearNow it is hard to relax as we abide in the Lord, yet when we do we realize the importance of 1. Relationships have a duty, which we have to preach and we all need to understand, in order to have God’s blessing upon our lives in the world we are living in when Women’s rights are being protested. 2. We need a cheerful subjection, that is a loving respect rather good or bad, Adam and Eve fell because of seeing what God said, do not eat of the tree of Good and Evil Satan made sure she; desired, took and ate and gave to Adam and they both hid. The respect for God will was denied and they listen to Satan. God restored their relationship by giving them consequences for their sinning against God. Now life is much more difficult and we need the Lord as Satan is still doing all he can to upset women and men in a loving relationship working together for the good of both. 3. The design of the Gospel is to win souls to Christ. Letting Him rule and reign as we read the Bible, as we are won by the word. 4. Nothing more powerful than the Bible in winning people to the Lord and the careful discharge of our duty is to communicate the Gospel. 5. Irreligion and infidelity do not dissolve the binds, nor dispense with the duties, of civil relations; the wife must discharge her duty to her own husband, through he obeys not the word.

1. Evil men are strict observers of the conversation of the professors of religion; their curiosity, envy, and jealousy, make them watch narrowly the ways and lives of good people. 2. A chaste conversation, attended with due and proper respect to everyone, is an excellent means to win them to the faith of the gospel and obedience to the word.  Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. Here are three sorts of ornaments forbidden plaiting of hair, which was commonly used by lewd women; wearing of gold, or ornaments made of gold, was a practiced by Rebecca, and Esther, and other religious women, but afterward became the attire of harlots and wicked people. Putting on of apparel, which was not forbidden, but only tools much nicety and costliness in it. Religious people should take care that their external behavior be answerable to their profession of Christianity.  It is important they must be holy in all conversation. Secondly, the outward adorning of the body is very often sensual and excessive. When you are proud of it and puffed up with it, when you dress to allure and tempt others, by your richness and immodesty, as if your wanton to show you’re a harlot, can never become a chaste Christian. Instead of the outward adorning of the body, he directs Christian wives to put on more excellent and beautiful ornaments. The hidden man of the heart; that is the souls rather than the body. Be general not corruptible, for that is what makes the soul beautiful. Imagination, memory, reason, conscience and affection all show the virtues of God’s Holy Spirit. It is the grace of God, the longer we wear it, the brighter and better it is. To have a meek and quit spirit is having an easy tempered minded, void of passion, pride and immoderate anger, discovering a quit and obliging behavior towards their husbands and families, needs to be seen. If the husband be harsh, and adverse to religion, there is no way you’re likely to win him, we need a prudent meek behavior. That is a quite spirit will make it easy for yourself, for it is visible to others and becomes an ornament to a person in the eyes of the world. It is excellent display of meekness and calmness of spirit in the sight of God, of great price. Lord help us to learn the true Christian’s chief care, lies in the right ordering and commanding of his own spirit. It is so easy to get angry and say thing that are very degrading when we give way to anger of any kind. 

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