Lesson 3 – Pondering Questions
Taking Off the Veils
Textbook: Spiritual Identity by Dr. Merle Ray
What veils, if any are there existing in your private life, family life, professional life, or church life right now?
Please read the section and then answer the question. Post your answers below by the requested due date. Reply also to the comments posted by your Corporate Sisters.
Tanika Guidroz On September 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm
the veil were that I was ugly, never gonna amount to anything, pregnant while in my teens, fat, etc. I had so many lies told to me that it allowed me to dig a hole in the earth for myself to hide. Why? because I couldnt understand if I was such a good/nice person… why was only bad things happening to me and said about me for no reason. Plus, I was seeking God for answers and the pastor at the time of bible study and marriage counciling told me that a woman pretty much should just obey their husband, sit on the pew/bench and shut up. I had a problem with that every since. From that day forth, I was never the same. My husband had just got caught cheating on my while I was 7 months pregnant with our second child. And I was told I was just suppose to take it and shut up. NOO SIR!! I DONT THINK SO!!!
Evelyn Wilson On April 19, 2020 at 4:49 pm
I would say to always remember that the shame, bad choices, hurts, God will use to bless me as well as others when I understand that I am a vessel being mode and guided by him and that I must be honest about who I am other wise I am a liar and God hates Lies, so I have to walk in the truth of my life the good, bad and the ugly.
Christie Mangum On April 19, 2020 at 1:15 pm
for me the veils are shame, fear and acceptance. When I was young if I said something, asked a questions,etc I would either be publicly embarrassed, beat or punished in some way. This seeded in me disappointment and because I had no control over those that were responsible for me, it grew into anger and I became mean and hateful.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 19, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Now, how do you remove the veils from those experiences, Christie?
Deborah Stevens On April 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm
For many years, I lived behind a veil of condemnation and I was afraid that people would see me as a fraud. All praises to God who has delivered me from this condemnation by the Power that raised Jesus from the dead. I am able to speak the Word and study the Word to cleanse my thought life of dead works. Sometimes it is day by day and sometimes minute by minute. All praises to God and the Power of believing.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Wonderful! How are your beliefs now manifesting in tangible forms of benefit for yourself? For others? For the world around you?
Diana Williams On April 19, 2020 at 5:24 am
For me I must admit that there is a Veil of shame which plaques me, as well as self condemnation over past mistakes.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 19, 2020 at 7:56 am
Praise God, enroute to wholeness!
Dodie LaMott On April 19, 2020 at 1:45 am
Daily I seek God strength for the spirit of fear to flee and not let it continue to torment my life no matter what comes my way. Standing and Trusting God! Proverbs 29:25
I can’t allow fear to override my Faith in this season. Faith over Fear!!
Dr. Merle Ray On April 19, 2020 at 8:08 am
Destinee Montgomery On April 18, 2020 at 9:27 pm
In my mind.. I am a over thinker and make decisions based off feelings.
My past decisions
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:25 pm
It’s a journey,…great Destinee!
LaShawn Darthard On April 18, 2020 at 2:29 pm
Stop procrastinating when God speak. Out of compassion I rationalize with knowing the person isn’t going to want to hear it or will reject it or will never speak to me again. It’s going against what they are doing. On the other hand I tell myself, you are just a mouthpiece sent by God and delayed obedience is just as disobedience. Not all the time this happen but the percentage that it does happen should be zero. I practice my tone and on how I will present and deliver the message.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:14 pm
Sharron Austin On April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
I first want to say the chapter hit a lot of areas in my life
MY first veil; telling one of my children i was so tormented about the people saying “YOU PREGNANT AGAIN” AND I FELT SO GUILTY I WENT TO HAVE ABORTION
2.TELLING MY MOTHER ABOUT BEING VIOLATED BY STEP FATHER .UNCLES, COUSINS
just to name a few.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:22 pm
Wisdom in the Journey…to freedom.
Jacqueline Williams On April 12, 2020 at 7:52 pm
I need to take of the veil of my pass with my family. I haven’t shared with my children that I had an abortion or that I was molested as a child.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:28 pm
Be led by the Holy Spirit…He will give you wisdom as to how, when, where is the time for testimony!
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:36 pm
In my experience, a veil is what I hid behind that was holding me back from the glory that was meant for me to shine forth in. If it’s already been dealt with and the wound is gone, then there is no veil covering up anything. But if there is some area that is affecting me, keeping me from being all who God created me to be in a particular area of my life or situation, and it’s causing me not to handle myself or my business successfully with others, then there is the veil. It’s not merely the fact that something negative happened, but that I am hiding behind something that’s keeping me from overcoming in a particular area. There’s a distinct hindrance in other words.
Juanita Robinson On April 10, 2020 at 11:28 am
I need to take off the veils of hurt, scars and rejection as I receive and live in TRUTH
brendab On March 27, 2020 at 8:03 pm
with my children, although I want to believe them in some things that they tell me, I know in the spirit that it most times are lies, because they what to tell me something that they think I want to hear, especially when it comes to life
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:41 pm
Yes, children seem to do that, don’t they! If they are grown, at some point, we have to let them establish their own boundaries.
Kimberly Thompson On March 27, 2020 at 6:10 pm
Veils of hide and seek – in my private life, I hide behind not wanting to get hurt again; caught between enjoying my freedom and wanting to share my life with someone because I’m accustomed to that or life would be easier questioning my own motives or am I satisfied being single? In my family life, a lot of people don’t even know I’m divorced, that my family is broken, professionally and in church I don’t share my status, most people don’t care and don’t try to help you, there is a stigma attached to being a divorced woman. It amazes me about some church folk. Sometimes its easier and more convenient to live behind the veil, but Lord, I want to be free for real!
Dr. Merle Ray On April 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm
Barbara Crater On March 27, 2020 at 5:54 pm
In my mind. By allowing God to renew my thinking, hearing, and seeing. Ro. 12:1-2