article about if there will be personal recognition in heaven. In our 507 class we had talked about if there would be personal identity after death and this article agrees with that. Since we are all created in the image of God and God is not a physical being; then in spirit we pass on from one mode of existence to another. So the spirit is just as capable for recognition as before with we were in our bodies. Also our spirits will be enhanced after death because we won't have our physical bodies holding us back.
How does this all related to counseling?
This article relates to counseling because in order to know who we are and to prepare ourselves for heaven, we need to know about our own personal identity. What that means is that we need to prepare ourselves spiritually, physically, and mentally to help those who may need our guidance and to make us stronger counselors. We as christian counselors need to prepare our spiritual wellness by having a good relationship with God; by being engaged in religious and spiritual activities such as mediation, prayer, and worship which will as help our physical and emotional health as well. We also need to be aware of our feelings and how we express them to those we counsel because they maybe grieving or going through a hard time. All of this will help us to prepare our body, mind, and soul.
How does this relate to me as you may be asking right now?
I believe that our spirits leave our bodies after death and that once our spirits leave our bodies we have enhanced abilities. What those enhanced abilities are I am not sure of yet and probably won't know until I go to heaven. But I know when I do go to heaven I will be there with those whom I loved that have passed away and I know that I will be able to recognize them there.All I can do now is prepare myself for that day by prayer, mediation, worship, keeping up my emotional health, staying healthy, and by treating others like Jesus would do. With my counseling side I will prepare by helping all of whom I can to accomplish their goals, to move on, to heal, to forgive, or to repent whatever it is that is bothering them.