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Vintage i have_aquestion_8.11.13

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Vintage i have_aquestion_8.11.13

  1. 1. If I’m honest with myself, what role do fear & worry play in my day-to-day life & what might the CAUSE of that fear be? QUESTION OF THE DAY 1 105 None At All Every Now & Then ALL.THE. TIME.
  2. 2. But the Lord God called to the man & said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, & I was afraid, because I was naked, & I hid myself.” GENESIS 3:9-10
  3. 3. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Aaron & all the people of Israel saw Moses, & behold, the skin of his face shone, & they were afraid to come near him. EXODUS 34:29-30
  4. 4. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy & find grace to help us in our time of need. HEBREWS 4:16
  5. 5. Be strong & courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong & very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. JOSHUA 1:6-10
  6. 6. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day & night, so that you may be careful to do according to all… JOSHUA 1:6-10
  7. 7. …that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous & then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong & courageous. Do not be frightened, & do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. JOSHUA 1:6-10
  8. 8. 1. We don’t really trust God as a good Father WHY ARE WE REALLY AFRAID?
  9. 9. But seek first the kingdom of God & his righteousness, & all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. MATTHEW 6:25-34a
  10. 10. 1. We don’t really trust God as a good Father WHY ARE WE REALLY AFRAID? 2. We’re ultimately more concerned with what people think about us vs. what God thinks about us
  11. 11. WHY ARE WE REALLY AFRAID? 3. We have unaddressed issues (chemical, emotional, mental…)
  12. 12. WHY ARE WE REALLY AFRAID? 3. We have unaddressed issues (chemical, emotional, mental…) 4. We want to feel in control & when we don’t, we freak out
  13. 13. 5. We fail to take our thoughts captive & make them obedient to Jesus WHY ARE WE REALLY AFRAID? 3. We have unaddressed issues (chemical, emotional, mental…) 4. We want to feel in control & when we don’t, we freak out
  14. 14. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments & every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, & we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 COR 10:4-5
  15. 15. …be transformed by the renewing of your MIND. ROMANS 12:2
  16. 16. When it comes down to it, living the Christian life is simply a matter of where we SET our minds…the primary practice as a Christian boils down to what we think about, what we dwell on, what values we keep before our minds, what truths (or lies) we have in our consciousness. JAMES BRYAN SMITH
  17. 17. Make the “Who I Am In Christ” list accessible & read through it every day this week… SOUL TRAINING OPTION #1
  18. 18. Memorize 2 Timothy 1:7 & repeat it every time you start to feel afraid: For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love & self-control. SOUL TRAINING OPTION #2

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