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Bible Quotes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
(Proverbs 1:1-3) ESV 

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
(Proverbs 1:5) ESV 

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
(Proverbs 4:7) ESV 

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
(Proverbs 11:14) ESV 

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
(Proverbs 12:18) ESV 

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
(Proverbs 13:10) ESV 

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
(Proverbs 15:22) ESV 

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
(Proverbs 20:5) ESV 

He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
(Luke 16:31) ESV 

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
(John 16:13) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. 
--Charles W. Eliot – American Educator 1834-1926

In science, as in art, and, as I believe, in every other sphere of human activity, there may be wisdom in a multitude of counsellors, but it is only in one or two of them. 
--Thomas Huxley – English Scientist 1825-1895

Where there are many counsellors there is safety. 
--Edward Coke – English Businessman 1552-1634

I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years - counseling, self-help seminars, and I've read a lot - but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.
--Lindsay Wagner – American Actress Born 1949

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk. The second offense would call for counseling.
--Alan Thicke – Canadian Actor Born 1947

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.
--Jack Adams – Canadian Athlete 1895-1968

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick – American Clergyman 1878-19696

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Biblical Counselling

The Bible gives us practical methods or tools to employ in counselling: prayer, reliance on the Holy Spirit, the Word of God (Bible), and the Body of Christ.

Prayer is a primary tool in Biblical counseling; the counselor may pray with a willing client, or pray privately for the client. Prayer invites God into the process and creates an atmosphere of safety and trust that is highly conducive to productive work; in prayer, we take advantage of God’s generous invitation and promise:“Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me” (Psalm 50:15). The resistance or blockage that may confound both client and counsellor is clear and plain to God. He is fully aware of the causes, though they be completely obscured from our view; He is able to reveal these secret things (Daniel 2:22): “Our part is to seek, to knock. His part is to answer, to come, to open.”

Prayer, for both client and counsellor, is a means of throwing off what weighs one down with anxiety, fear, discouragement, and any other burdensome feeling; in prayer, they are cast on the Lord, and He gives His answer of peace (Psalm 55:22; Genesis 41:16). The utilization of prayer in this manner has a built-in benefit that no counsellor can give: “…the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

After his resurrection, when Jesus ascended into heaven to rejoin his Father in glory, he sent the Holy Spirit to accompany us as a guide into all truth (John 16:13). Reliance upon the Holy Spirit is crucial to effective counselling; the counsellor simply facilitates a healing and delivering work which is God’s province. When met with resistance in the client or some other confusing development, prayer can be employed, and the Holy Spirit will give light, wisdom, and direction: “If you, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” (Luke 11:11) Sometimes, patience and persistence must be exercised to obtain this clarity or illumination; however, the Holy Spirit is not limited to the session, working constantly in both counsellor and client.

Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and the Spirit of truth (John 14:16-17), which implies that truth has the power to comfort. The Bible is the source of truth (John 17:17); Biblical truth is the foundation of all that promotes and engenders psychological health. It is this revelation that instructs, comforts, and gives hope (Romans 15:4). The Bible equips us to discern truth from lies (Isaiah 8:20) and is the sword with which we are to do battle against those lies, which are suggested, planted, and propagated by the serpentine craftiness of the devil to our detriment and destruction (Ephesians 6:17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5). 

The Word of God is the mirror that enables us to see ourselves as we are so we can be transformed in those areas that the same Word reveals to be out of harmony with God (James 1:21-25). Jesus stated succinctly: “If you continue in my word, then you are my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). The skilful Biblical counsellor must be personally familiar with the Bible and its practical application: able to make appropriate, effective reference to it and to model its precepts as a way of life.

In seeking to discover the riches of truth that foster the well-being of man and to know the fullness of the freedom such truth imparts, take full advantage of the contributions of other members of the Body of Christ. God has gifted each member to work effectually for the edifying or building up of the whole (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-28).

Knowledge builds on knowledge; utilize a variety of resources and encourage the client to do the same. There may be other members of the Body gifted specifically to deal with issues raised by the client that fall outside a counsellor's own perimeter of expertise, and a referral can be made; there are books, videos, groups, classes, broadcasts, conferences, and much more, available for the promotion of psychological health. The journey is an adventure that takes a lifetime.5


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Definition of Counselling

1. The act of exchanging opinions and ideas; consultation.

2. Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.

3. A plan of action.

4. Private, guarded thoughts or opinions: keep one's own counsel.

5. A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and especially conducting a case in court.4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
A Biblical Approach to Counseling -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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