Do not be anxious about

anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Phillipians 4:6

In today’s fast-paced world where the family unit is being shattered, where people are working insane hours to barely get by because they are enslaved by the government in student loans and credit card debt…

in a world where God has been taken out of everything and His children have been blinded by Satan’s deception, void of Holy Spirit and believing what is wrong is right and what is right is wrong… being led astray by entertainment, false teachers, government school…coveting material and earthly “things” yet never having the time or freedom to enjoy them…

It comes as no surprise that the US leads the world in the rate of people on antidepressants…a rate that continues to rise.

If you were to take a step back and look at the big picture and really take our current health situation is, it is impossible to deny that what is going on is not normal, and is far from medical “advancement”.

While all good things come from above, anything that causes you to live out of peace is from the Adversary.  Stress, depression, anger, and addictions are all from the enemy who loves to see you living life frazzled…and once those strongholds enter – they open the door for unclean spirits to enter all areas of your lives, your homes, your families, and your relationships. 

It is time for this country to go back to basics.. to go back to God.  Putting HIM at the forefront of everything, and in everything we say and in everything we do –  it is to bring glory to HIS name. 

Simple changes in the way you look at your life situations…getting into the WORD daily….and realizing what we are truly fighting against, can transform your life.

 

 

Are you stressed out with work?

PRAISE GOD that you have a job and pray that whatever burden you are carrying be lifted.  Pray that if this is not where you are supposed to be, that He will show the way.  This sermon about the blessing of work is fantastic.  

Are you stressed about your marriage? 

PRAISE GOD because marriage is a gift FROM HIM and created BY HIM!!! Of all of the things that God created, there was only ONE that He said was not good…that was man being alone.  So God created him a helper – a woman – and He saw that it was very good! There is nothing the enemy would love to see destroyed more than this sacred covenant. Praise GOD you have been given authority over Satan in Jesus’s name! Go to battle for your marriage and cast the enemy out of your home and from your relationship, and love your spouse the way that Christ loves the church. That does not mean nitpicking, nagging, putting down, or arguing. That means encouraging one another, forgiving each other quickly, being kind and not speaking out of anger. 

I absolutely LOVE this 4-part sermon series by Voddie Bauchman.  LIFECHANGING.  I pray that this blesses your life and marriage. 

 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.  In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.  “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Ephesians 5:22-33

Are you stressed about your health?

PRAISE GOD for every single day that we are blessed with so we can use that as an opportunity to bring glory to HIS Holy Name! The Good LORD has provided us everything that we need to be healthy. Make changes that you need to to treat your body as the temple that it is.  If you are faced with more serious illness – pray big, pray often, and know that ultimately His will will be done…so take advantage of every day and every moment and have the faith of Abraham, that whatever happens is for His purpose.

 Refuge Ranch Ministries does an excellent series every Friday evening on deliverance.  Some people have reported supernatural healing from God after going through this. I have been loving their sermons.  You can find them HERE

 

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 

 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Are you stressed about money?

PRAISE GOD because He always provides for His children.  We may not always have the things we want – but we will never have to worry about the things we need. You can also pick up odd-end jobs, or second jobs on the weekend if need be. Where there is a will, there is always a way.

All hard work brings a profit,
    but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:23

 

In the end, when we turn to Christ for the first time, or maybe you’ve been lost and are turning to Him again…it is incredible how easily we realize that true peace will never come from an external source.  Our worth, our strength, and our peace are found through Christ alone.

 

Love and shalom xo

Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies

1 Corinthians 8:1