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Wednesday, February 11, 2015


"Waging War on Worry"

“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;” –Ephesians 4:23

Worry

 


 

Q:  “Do you know what lies on the bottom of the sea and twitches?”

A:  “A nervous wreck!”

Q:  Do you know why many lives have been wrecked, and people lie awake at night and twitch?

A:  Worry!  Worry is a behavior of your mind.  Worry is a mental state you actively or passively accept. You must realize that worry is a learned behavior.  You may not think that you are a worrier, but if you are not living in the full peace of God, you are!  Worry is a sin that needs to be repented of because it shows no faith in God.  Worry has never accomplished anything! “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” (Matthew 6:27)

Worry replaces prayer with self-destructing behavior. When a person is constantly worrying a channel is carved in their mind, and before long every thought they think flows through that channel of worry until a great canyon is formed, and worry becomes a way of life. Worry becomes the rut our life is stuck in by trying to fix everything in our own strength. This lifestyle is fueled by adrenaline, filled with stress, and eventually faces failure. But don’t worry! You can overcome this way of life by renewing the spirit of your mind.

Here are actions you must perform to destroy worry:

    1.  Renew your mind through Scripture.

   > Write Scripture

   > Memorize Scripture

    2.  Turn every worry into a prayer.

    3.  Slow down your thinking.

    4.  Keep a gratitude list.

    5.  Listen to Godly music.

    6.  Schedule times of replenishment (day off, golf, hunting, fishing, scrapbooking, etc.)

    7.  Live a reconciled life.

   > To Christ (Choose to sit at His feet.)

   > To others (Don’t have grudges, and broken relationships.)

    8.  Live contented.

    9.  Praise the Lord often, and out loud.

You and I are God’s children, and our Heavenly Father can be trusted. If we practice dependence on Him for everything, we will see worry disappear. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13.

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Previous devotions

"Vision" - February 4, 2015
"Strong Confidence" - January 28, 2015
"Revealing Words" - January 21, 2015
"Dark Days" - January 14, 2015
"Sharpen the Ax" - January 7, 2015

"Priceless Gifts" - December 17, 2014
"Authority" - December 10, 2014
"A Prayer of Thanksgiving" - November 19, 2014
"Thoughts on Revival" - November 12, 2014
"Your American Duty" - October 29, 2014
"A Winner" - October 22, 2014
"Passions and Priorities" - October 15, 2014
"Looking for Gold" - October 8, 2014
"The Grass Grows on Your Path" - October 1, 2014
"A Little Hypocrisy" - September 24, 2014
"Keep Singing" - September 17, 2014
"Out of the Darkness" - September 10, 2014
"Treasured Trials" - September 3, 2014
"Smooth Stones" - August 27, 2014
"Call the Foreman" - August 20, 2014
"Holding Each Other Up" - August 13, 2014
"The Glow of the Gospel" - July 9, 2014
"Liberty's Nails of Truth" - July 2, 2014
"A Burden for Today's Youth" - June 18, 2014
"In Himself, Nothing" - June 4, 2014
"Go Ahead and Laugh" - May 21, 2014
"The 8 Watt Pioneer" - May 7, 2014
"The Triumph of the Lamb" - April 23, 2014
"Missing It" - April 16, 2014
"The Culture and Your Family" - April 9, 2014
"Love Constrains Us" - April 2, 2014
"Marching Orders" - March 26, 2014
"Sharing Jesus" - March 19, 2014
"The Importance of the Evening Service" - March 5, 2014
"Back to the Basics of Love" - February 12, 2014
"Preservation" - February 5, 2014
"The Basics of Tithing" - January 22, 2014
"A Sure Foundation" - January 15, 2014
"Renewing the Inner Man" - January 1, 2014
"The Reason for the Season" - December 11, 2013
"The Merry Side of Christmas" - December 4, 2013





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