Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Where are you anxious?

"Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word,  but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit."  (Mark 4: 18 - 19).

Among the chokers of life mentioned here are:
#1 Anxieties 
#2 Riches 
#3 Pleasures of life

Most spiritual writers say that anxieties is the worst of the 3. If the other two choke the spiritual life out of you quick and easy, anxieties act like a giant python that wraps you in a deadly embrace and kill you by slow motion.

First identify the thorns choking your spiritual life and move away from them. For help: what occupies your thoughts 60% of the time? Health, Family, Money, Job, etc.  Whatever it is, that is your treasure. That is probably what is choking your heart.

Now apply repeatedly the medicine of the word of God:
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4: 6 - 7 NLT).

Since God promises to provide you all the money you need, fight and conquer anxiety about money.
“For the love of money is the
root of all kinds of evil. Some
people, eager for money, have
wandered from the faith and
pierced themselves with
many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6: 10).

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