Welcome to my blog!
Let me start by telling you a little about myself. My name is Brooke Seager, and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Wichita, Kansas. The foundation of my therapy practice is my personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. So to start out, let me share one of the best explanations of the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I’ve ever heard:
“The gospel is the good news, that at the cost of his Son’s life, God has done everything necessary to enthrall us with what will make us eternally and ever-increasingly happy—namely, himself.” (John Piper)
Now that the foundation has been laid, let me share with you some other important things that inform my practice.
1) The sovereignty of God. I believe God has a unique plan for each one of our lives and that He uses absolutely everything in our lives to accomplish his purpose in and through each one of us. That means He even uses other people’s sins against us to accomplish that! How amazing is that!
2) The goodness of God. Everything he allows in our lives (even the bad stuff!) is because of his own inherent goodness and lovingkindness.
3) The wisdom of God. God uses many influences to accomplish his purpose in our lives. I believe he uses people, including therapists, in much the same way that he uses physicians for the healing of our bodies.
4) We were created to bring reflect his glory, not our own. When we get that right, everything else seems to fall into place!
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantel of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified. (This is a prophecy about what Jesus Christ came to earth to do, and to continue this work through His Spirit)
These are hard-learned lessons over a lifetime of asking hard questions of God. I’m a seeker, wanting to understand who God is and how He works. I hope to share some of these hard-learned lessons with you. Stay tuned…