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Feb 11

Profile of an Orphan

 

Profile of an orphan

Profile of a son

Sees God as master IMAGE OF GOD Sees God as a loving father
Independant/self-reliant DEPENDANCY Interdependant/acknowledges need
Lives by the love of law THEOLOGY Lives by the law of love
Insecure/lacks peace SECURITY Feels totally accepted in God’s love and justified by His grace
Strives for the praise, approval and acceptance of man NEED FOR APPROVAL Feels Totally accepted in God’s love and justified by His grace
Needs to personally achieve and accomplish in order to impress God and others or no motivation to serve at all MOTIVE FOR SERVICE Service that is motivated by a deep gratitude for being unconditionally loved and accepted by God
Feels like he needs to earn God’s favor or no motivation at all MOTIVE BEHIND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINES Pleasure and delight
Feels like he “must” be holy to have God’s favor thus increasing a sense of shame and guilt MOTIVE FOR PUTIRY “Want’s to be holy”; does not want anything to hinder his relationship with God
Rejects self by comparing himself to others SELF IMAGE Positive and affirmed because he knows he is valued by God
Seeks comfort in counterfit affections: addictions, compulsions, escapism, busyness and hyper-religious activity SOURCE OF COMFORT Seeks times of quietness and solitude to rest in the Father’s presence and love
Competitive and jealous toward others’ success and position PEER RELATIONSHIPS Values onthers and is able to rejoice in their blessing and success
Accuses others and exposes them in order to make himself look good by making others look bad HANDLING OTHER’S FAULTS Seeks to restore others in a spirit of love and gentleness
Sees authority as a source of pain: distrustful towards them and lacks a heart attitude of submission VIEW OF AUTHORITY Respectful, honoring: Sees authority as from God and good for his life
Has difficulty receiving admonition: he must be right so he easily gets his feelings hurt and closes his spirit to discipline VIEW OF ADMONITION Sees admonition as a blessing and need in his life so his faults and weeknesses are exposed and put to death
Guarded and conditional; love expressed upon by how others perform and he seeks to get his own needs met EXPRESSION OF LOVE Open, patient and affectionate as he lays his life and agenda down in order to meet the needs of others
Conditional and Distant SENSE OF GOD’S PRESENCE Close and intimate
Feels like a servant/slave POSITION Feels like a son/daughter
Spiritually ambitious: Earnestly desires spiritual achievement and distinction and is willing to strive for it; desires to be seen and counted among the mature VISION Daliy experiences the Father’s unconditional love and acceptance and feels like a representative of his love to family and others
Fights for what he can get! FUTURE Knows he will receive his inheritance!