Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

It Matters to Him about You

The Living Room
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

‘God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold. We
...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

‘Its better to look ahead and prepare than to
look ...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

‘God formed us, sin deformed us, but only Christ
ca...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Do not worry about anything, but in everything
by p...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

It’s wonderful what happens when Christ
displaces w...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Worry has a fascinating etymology which can be
trac...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Fret (derived from an Old English word fretan
meani...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Worms eat you when you’re dead; worries eat
you whe...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you
som...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

E+R=O.
Event + Response = Outcome.
Self Reliant Res...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Do not worry about anything, but in everything
by p...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome.

Supplic...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome.

Be made...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome.

God kno...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome.

Outcome...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Some final thoughts.
• True ‘Shalom peace’ can neve...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

• A message rehearsed in the heart is a message
bel...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

• Make it a daily habit to develop your
relationshi...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

• Prayer and committing the worry to God
doesn’t me...
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

It Matters to Him about You

The Living Room
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

Barry Pearman (Pastor)
River Valley Baptist Church
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  1. 1. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 It Matters to Him about You The Living Room
  2. 2. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 ‘God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold. We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart, Time will reveal the calyxes of gold’ The Living Room
  3. 3. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 ‘Its better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and despair’ The Living Room
  4. 4. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 ‘God formed us, sin deformed us, but only Christ can transform us’ The Living Room
  5. 5. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6, 7 NRSV The Living Room
  6. 6. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. The Living Room
  7. 7. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life. Philippians 4:6, 7 (The Message) The Living Room
  8. 8. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Worry has a fascinating etymology which can be traced back to the Old High German "wurgen" which means "to strangle" The Living Room
  9. 9. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Fret (derived from an Old English word fretan meaning "to eat") means to affect something as if by gnawing or biting The Living Room
  10. 10. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Worms eat you when you’re dead; worries eat you when you’re alive. (Jewish Proverb) The Living Room
  11. 11. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. The Living Room
  12. 12. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 E+R=O. Event + Response = Outcome. Self Reliant Response The Living Room
  13. 13. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6, 7 NRSV The Living Room
  14. 14. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome. Supplication (deesis from deomai = to want, to beg, to pray) refers to making known of one's specific needs, even conveying a sense of an urgent request to meet that need. The Living Room
  15. 15. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome. Be made known (Let God know what is troubling you) (gnorizo) is a command (imperative) in the present tense (continually do this, make it the habit of your life). The Living Room
  16. 16. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome. God knows all our needs before we ask Him, He delights to have that expression of our confidence in Him which intelligently utters our needs in detail in communion with Him. Vine The Living Room
  17. 17. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 E+R=O. Event plus Response equals Outcome. Outcome - Peace, a sense of wholeness. This peace, this knowing of God’s presence with us, becomes like the reassuring presence of a protector watching over us. The Living Room
  18. 18. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Some final thoughts. • True ‘Shalom peace’ can never be found within the context of self reliance and self effort. Abraham, Gideon, Mary The Living Room
  19. 19. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 • A message rehearsed in the heart is a message believed in the mind. What message do you keep telling yourself? The Living Room
  20. 20. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 • Make it a daily habit to develop your relationship with the ‘With me’ God. • Write out your prayers • Speak out your prayers • Breathing exercises. Worries out, Christ in • Add to the ‘worry’ picture - the loving arms of Christ around you The Living Room
  21. 21. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 • Prayer and committing the worry to God doesn’t mean a 'hands off' approach to life's struggles. Prayer is an invitation to face the future out of the context that God is 'with me' The Living Room
  22. 22. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 It Matters to Him about You The Living Room
  23. 23. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 Barry Pearman (Pastor) River Valley Baptist Church To Glorify God in all we do, say and are. About Me: barry pearman Web: www.rivervalleybaptist.org.nz Facebook: RiverValleyBaptistChurchNz Tweet me: @barrypearman On A personal note, Barry writes a Blog on Mental Health, Spiritual Formation and Soul Talk – The Living Room Turning the Page

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