HELP! THE DEVIL WANTS ME ANXIOUS (Part 2)

1 Mar

HELP!! THE DEVIL WANTS ME ANXIOUS! (Part 2)

The American Academy of Pediatrics estimated in the year 2000 that one in five children in the United States had psychosocial problems related to stress.

We are at epidemic levels of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, osteoporosis, alcoholism, road rage and other forms of violent behavior, PMS, and headaches.

At the root of most of these diseases and ailments we find excessive stress!

 

4. Practice Godly Behavior

Phil.4:9 “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me…put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”In the Greek, the word “practice” means to PERFORM REPEATEDLY or habitually.

This is EXCELLENT!! When anxiety hits you, that is the time to put everything you have been taught to practice.

What are you to put to practice?

1. Learned – Christian things you have practiced.

2. Received – Christian things that have blessed you.

3.  Heard – Christian things you have perceived through hearing.

4.  Seen – Christian miracles you have experienced

Your Christian walk and marriage is not to be dead, dry and formal.

It is to be ALIVE and VIBRANT.

5. Put others needs first

Phil.4:10 “…you have renewed your concern for me…you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.”Anxiety often occurs because of selfish concerns. You cannot bless others without getting blessed yourself.

When you put others first, especially your husband, it is a generous  gift  which is evidence of your love for him.

When a need is met in your life, you are overjoyed.  It is the same with others.

Today, find something he NEEDS and surprise him by meeting that need.

6. Work on Contentment

Phil.4:11 “…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”

In today’s world, people are not content whether they have a lot or if they have little.

People who are discontented usually don’t know the difference between needs and wants.

We become like a hamster running around on  wheel.

Many wives put a lot of pressure on their husbands to make them content.  True contentment is to glorify God and be with him through eternity.

When difficult times came, Apostle Paul was content because he had learned to live with very little.

Paul allowed bad circumstances to not control his contentment.

How do you treat your husband when he doesn’t meet your needs?   Do you let it pass?

Contentment and godliness is GREAT GAIN.

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrow.  It will be the last of anxiety,

7 Responses to “HELP! THE DEVIL WANTS ME ANXIOUS (Part 2)”

  1. Paulette (NHCF- UK) March 1, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Sister Nancy, am loving these messges and remember so well your teaching this in a ladies meeting back in the day!! There are going to be many Testimonies of changed marriages & our God gets the Glory!!…Love and blessings to you xxx

    • nancysalazar March 1, 2011 at 4:56 am #

      Hi Paulette! Can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are a subscriber. I remember those days also. Where did the time go?? Pray along with us that God does change marriages. I have already heard some startling testimonies and salvations. Thanks for partnering once again with me. Love you so much!!

      • Paulette (NHCF- UK) March 1, 2011 at 6:07 am #

        We love you dearly too….and always thank God for blessing us with awesome, Annointed Pastors!!

        Thank you…

  2. Christina Heraldez March 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Awesome post! If we all would put this stuff to practice many marriages will be blessed.

    • nancysalazar March 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      Yes, Christina. You are right. We all have the opportunity today to start. We need to partner with the Holy Spirit and get that journey going. Love you!

  3. Toni Ochoa March 2, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    CONTENTMENT… Woo! That’s a daily challenge for this woman anyways. If we’re honest sometimes it only lasts until we’re done spending the very last dollar possible from HIS hard earned paycheck! Then we’re not smiling again until next payday lol! I laugh now but that was me for years… Crazy how men are wired so different. My hubby could be without a dime in his pocket & you would NEVER know it! Meanwhile, I’m “stuck” inside all weekend bored & pouting because I can’t even go grab a latte and he is outside happy as can be enjoying the sun, his yard work & our children!!! I could just pinch him! But instead I thank God that his joy does not depend on these things & I have learned to enjoy the sun, yard work and our children along with him. Imagine a household with to DISCONTENTED parents… Oh the poor little children! Imagine what they would see & hear!! THANKFULNESS goes a loooong way. DISCONTENTMENT is definitely a JOY stealer & you can count on it making your heart just sick!

    • nancysalazar March 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

      Hi Toni! Thanks so much for your great comment. There is so much truth in it that most wives can identify with. Thank God for our patient husbands and the love of God in our lives. Your comment will help change the pattern of thinking on many wives.

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