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Welcoming Highly Sensitive Followers of Jesus Christ

April 26, 2017

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My chief desire here is to make the abundance of life in Jesus Christ accessible to those who are created to receive from God in gentle, finely-tuned ways. The good news is that God longs to connect with us like this!

My second desire is for us to be progressively changed into the image and nature of Jesus Christ through cooperating with the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in us. An essential part of this is becoming rooted and grounded in Father God’s warm, agape-style love for us, as Jesus was. Everything of God is an expression of His love, for He is agape love.

My third desire is to celebrate how different we are from each other. I share a vision for honoring those who are unfathomably unlike ourselves, thereby honoring our creative God.

A Healing/Growing Path for Us Through Jesus

This is what I believe God might want for us:

  • To find emotional security by inheriting Jesus’ secure love relationship with Father God.
  • To let God lead us into who He created us to be in Christ.
  • To be healed from a sense of defectiveness and shame by experiencing our Creator valuing and loving us.
  • To overflow with the kind love of God for us, so that we labor from our hearts to forgive and not judge.
  • To respond to God’s valuing of us, choosing by faith to likewise value those who do not carry our trait, without needing to make sense of them.
  • To follow the Holy Spirit as He coaches us in developing, as much as possible, a personally sane way of being on the planet.
  • To allow the Holy Spirit to bear fruit in and through us in harmony with our hearts and sensitivity.

Under Construction

I wrote this site in 2009-2011 and left it in God’s hands to do its work sharing with highly sensitive persons the good news of Jesus. After a six year absence, I have far more clarity. And so I am back rewriting some of the old and creating the new to reflect my deeper understanding.

My Prayer

Father God, let it be that each of us who belongs to Jesus Christ be increasingly formed into a one-of-a-kind expression of His image and nature!

Let each of us be set free in the Holy Spirit to function in the Body of Christ in our authentic place and function!

And let the members of Christ’s body live in harmony with other very different members through choosing to walk humbly, to forgive, and to give mercy!

Father God, let it be so here on earth as it is in heaven! The Name of Jesus!

 

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Ana April 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Hi, today I came across an article about highly sensitive people and I feel as if it described me. I am also a christian and so I’d like to know more about myself and how this changes how I view people and myself too. Any helpful articles?

Thanks!

Gail Ruth April 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Hi Ana, I recommend Dr. Elaine Aron’s book The Highly Sensitive Person: How To Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. Click on the title; the link will take you to the book on Amazon. No article can begin to capture the wealth of explanation in the book. Elaine researched and released the concept of the highly sensitive person to the world, and is the world’s leading authority on the subject.

It’s very hard to find Christians talking about the trait of high sensitivity. On this blog for you, I recommend starting with the post Highly Sensitive in a Not So Sensitive World.

Catherine May 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

Hi Gail,

I am so happy to have found this blog! I discovered the association between giftedness and emotional intensity while researching why my son who was super bright had such emotional outbursts in school. By reading “Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children” by Christine Fonseca, I discovered so much about myself as well! Why I never fit in, why I was always so sensitive. It made me realise I was, indeed, like you say, created this way by our Lord. This has changed so much how I see myself and my son! I am happy to find your blog because I was looking for Christian support, and by support I mean others that understand. Thanks for creating it!! God Bless!

Mark July 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

Noticing the date of last post response I don’t know if this comment will be read or sit idle in web space somewhere. Regardless, I am pleased to have found this blog and already feel a bit more encouraged as a HSP/Christian. I may just have to bite the bullet and sign up for facebook again…..oh well…. if it means being more current with matters related to this topic.

Thanks for sharing! Mark

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