Folks, Stress is a killer! Stress will actually destroy the human body through toxic poisons that it produces. Through all of my years in ministry, stress has always been public enemy number one. Stress is tied to the other three killers: Anxiety, Worry and Fear. All of which are functions of living in the wrong time zone and not trusting Jesus.
We all are tempted, especially in today’s high speed, multi-tasking, and highly competitive world, to be stressed. A key to this drag on our joy and happiness is the need to control our circumstances and the behavior and thoughts of others. Jesus called these tools of the evil one “the cares of this world”. The chief key is “what other people think of me?”.
What other people think of you is none of your business and something that you cannot control other than by your behavior. And you cannot control the behavior of others. Another key to stress is fear of financial insecurity (worrying about money). If you are a cheerful giver God is multiplying your money by His own Word. Jesus came so that we would have life and have it in abundance and He hath already given us all things that pertain to life and Godliness.
Jesus knew that we would be tempted with stress and He gave us the RX for it. First, Believe. Second, live in this present moment, do the next right thing and leave the results to Him. Third make a decision to enter into His rest. Fourth, make a decision to be happy and joyous!!! And Finally, live in the Present moment!
Here is a prescription from Jesus:
“Come to Me all of you who labor and are heavy laden and overburdened, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST! Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quietness) for your souls.”
Don’t we all need relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quietness for our souls? Jesus and His Words will bring them to us!!!!!!
Here is one more prescription from Jesus:
” Peace (a state of blessed undisturbedness) I leave with you; My own peace I now give and bequeath to you! Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.[stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly or unsettled]
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Pastor Allen Fleming
Throne of Grace
Marietta, Georgia 30066