Women's

Barbi Anderson

Week 14

Anxiety // Anxious

a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

synonyms:

worryconcernapprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, unease,fearfulness, feardisquietdisquietudeinquietudeperturbationagitation,angstmisgivingnervousness, nerves, tension, tenseness; 

 

Did  you go .http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php…and take the anxiety test? 

What did you score: ______________________

 

What are some areas that have you anxious? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you worry? __________ About what? ____________________

Are you fearful? ______________________           

Can you change the outcome of the events that are making you anxious by worrying about them? __________

If we can’t change the outcome by worrying about them, why then do you think we continue to worry? __________________________________________________________________

Are you thinking about ways to fix the situation? OR are you just “What if-ing” to death? ______________________________________

 

Holman’s Quick Source Bible Dictionary on page 18 states that anxiety is a state of mind wherein on is concerned about something or someone.  This state of mind may range from genuine concern to obsessions that originate from a distorted perspective of life.  Jesus did not prohibit genuine concern about food and shelter but He did teach that we should keep things in their proper perspective.  We should make God’s kingdom our first priority, everything else will fall in line after we do that.

 

Do you think that is a fair statement: THIS STATE OF MIND…..do you think that anxiety; being anxious and worrying about events, people and situations is really a STATE OF MIND? _____________________

Would your state of mind be positive or negative?

 

 

Let’s read Luke 12

What is the theme of this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

What is the first thing that Jesus tells his disciples to be aware of? ______________

Verse 2-3

What are those verses telling us? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

When we cover something up, do we want people to see it? _______________________________

Just like changing the bed linens in your children’s room…have you ever found stuff in, under, behind or around the bed that we really wish you had not found?  What are some? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

From dirty, stuff, stinky socks to plates with food that has dried on there for months, to glasses with “who knows what” growing on the bottom and the sides, as moms, we will find it, no matter how hard they try and hid it or even if they just plum forgot it, it will be found.  That is the same with God, He sees it, knows it and finds it.  The lights come on…

Verse 5 tells us whom we should fear….Who is it? ___________________________

Why should we fear Him? ___________________________

You should memorize Matthew 12:7-9!

Who is going to teach us what to say when “The cat has our tongue”? ______________________________________________________

Can you think  of anyone else that needed helping speaking up and out about God? ______________

Verse 15 warns us against something, what is it? __________________________

But if it is DUE me, shouldn’t I get it?  What if someone is trying to cheat me out of it? Can you name somethings that you could get “Cheated” out of? ______________________________

Are you just supposed to back away?  Be a sis? A doormat? Not fight for what is yours? ____________

What is Jesus saying in the parable in verses 16-21?

Are we not supposed to save our money? _____________

Are we not supposed to be concerned with our retirement? ___________ Our 401K? ___________

How about the money that our parents are going to leave us when they die? _______________

In verses 22-30 Jesus is telling us ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

BUT _______ HIS __________ and these things will be added to you.  What things? ___________

Verse 33:

DO NOT BE AFTRAID, LITTLE FLOCK, FOR YOUR FATHER HAS CHOSEN GLADLY TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.

That is “In YOUR FACE”  WOW!!

 

This word anxious, worry, care, thought…is the Greek word “merimnao” 3309  and means to be anxious about (be, have) care(-ful) take or thought. It originates from 3308 merimna which means through the idea of distraction, solicitude, care; of course this word originates from 3307 merizi which means to part i. e.  (lit) to apportion bestow share or fig to DISUNITE; differ, deal, be difference, between,  distribute, divide, give, part. The word merizi originates from the Greek word 3313.

 

What is the Greek word 3313? __________________________________________

It is more of a primary word for of meiromai which means to get; as a section or allotment; a DIVISION or share (lit or fig. in a wide application) behalf, coast, course, craft, particular (+ly) part (+ly),  piece, portion, respect, side, some sort (-what)

 

So we are anxious.  We do worry.  What do we do about it?

  1. Take a deep breath: Breathing deep from your diaphragm triggers a relaxation response.  Try this exercise: Sit up straight in your chair, inhale slowly and count to four. Now slowly release your breath, release in your stomach first and then slowly release all the way up through your nose, you should feel this in the back of your throat, sort of like creating steam. Do this several times.  While inhaling and exhaling repeat this verse in your mind: Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; IN YOUR presence is fullness of JOY; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
  2. Get Active: Cardio exercise is an awesome stress reliever!! 30 -60 minute brisk work-out release endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety!! YES IT DOES! While you are walking, running, kick boxing, whatever your decide to do, repeat these verses:  Philippians 4:6-9 & 19 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 19.And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus!!
  3. Sleep Well: Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety.  Try a warm bath before bed.  I love SLEEP by Bath and Body Works. Try soothing music.  Try some herbal tea.  I like Sleepytime Tea. Repeat this verse as you are going to sleep: Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
  4. Challenge your anxious thoughts:  Where is this really coming from?  Who wins if I get upset over this situation? Who do I believe?  Really believe?  John 10:10 Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus came to give us an abundant life!!
  5. Say something out loud about yourself that is positive.  I am beautiful.  I am loved. I am a princess.  I am an heir.  I am holy and forgiven. See the attachment for you verses to prove all these statements.  “I am…”
  6. Girlfriend time!!!  When we isolate ourselves Satan’s whispers are loud and clear.  Stay connected to this group, stay connected with one or two people.  Why? Ephesians 2:19-22. We are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.  I don’t know about you but I don’t want one room in my dwelling to be light, airy and beautiful and the one right next to it be a dark, dark, gloomy room.  We are supposed to be like minded. Like minded.  Get connected with someone who knows the TRUTH.  They will need the TRUTH tomorrow!!
  7. Avoid caffeine: UGH!!  I drink 4 cups of coffee in the mornings, but I don’t drink it the rest of the day and certainly I try to not drink it at night because I will not rest well!!  I know this!  Caffeine will amp up your anxiety.
  8. Do NOT use Drugs!!!  Can you say, “Adding fuel to the fire.”
  9. Do something FUN!!  Forgot how? Then go to #6 and both of you do #9!!
  10. Take a break.  Really it is OK!!
  11. Read!  Read your Bible, read a great Christian growing book, read to your children, read to someone at the nursing home.  JUST READ.
  12. Yoga or meditation.  Yoga is harder than you think it is.
  13. Get help.  Really, if you honestly try these things and they don’t work.  Seek help. ASAP

1 Peter 5:7 says:

Cast all you anxiety on HIM, because He cares for you.

 

 

Next week:

Strength

 

Rector First Women's Ministry

Week 13

What are you doing with all that ANGER????

 

Anger – Noun – distress; a hostile feeling of displeasure because of an injury; opposition

Hostile – adjective – a characteristic of an enemy; unfriendly; antagonistic

Enemy – noun – a person who hates another and wishes to injure him; also, one hostile to a cause.

 

Who really is our enemy? ________________________

Who is hostile towards us? _______________________

Who would benefit most from our anger? _____________________________

What is happening to our witness for Christ when we go around angry at other people? ___________________________________________________________________

 

We have been searching God’s Word for answers for problems we have today in our lives and anger is one of the major problems we face daily.  Anger is not really the issue we need to uncover, the same questions we have been asking throughout this whole is where the anger starts.

  • Why are you angry?
  • Who made us angry?
  • How did they make us angry?
  • When did they make us angry?
  • Where did this anger come from?
  • What are we going to do with this anger?

 

We are going to cover 5 characteristics that lead to anger and see if we can under the real problem.

 

 

 

Let’s read 2 Kings 5:1-14

Who is the story about? __________________

What was wrong with him? ________________________

Who told him what he should do (first)? ________________________

What happened to make him angry? ________________________________

Why do you think he got angry over that? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you think that Elisha was being _______________________ to Naaman by not even going out to meet Naaman? _________________

The first characteristic of Anger:

UNFAIRNESS

Have you ever been treated unfairly?  _________________

Did you get angry? _____________________________

Did the person who treated you unfairly ever realize that you felt you were being treated unfairly? _________________________________

Did Jesus get treated unfairly? _________________________

Did He say He would “Make them pay for being mean to me?” _______________

What is the purpose of our lives? ______________ and _______________________

Does it REALLY matter if someone else treated us unfairly? _____________________

Do you think the person who treated you unfairly loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart, with all their soul and with all their mind? _____________________

Do you think they could use Christs’ love in their life? __________________

By your actions towards that person, do you think you will EVER be able to witness to them, telling them about all the wonderful things that Christ has did in your life? __________

How does your angry feel now? __________________________

 

 

 

Read Nehemiah 4:1-7

Who is the story about? _______________________________

What was going on? _____________________________________________________________________

Who was angry? _________________________________________________

Why were they angry? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Did the Jews waste any of their time being angry? ________________________________

Did they make a plan of attack? _____________________

Did the Jewish people sit around and talk about how angry they were? ____________

What do you think the wealthy men of Samaria were really angry about? __________________

The second characteristic of Anger:

Lost

 

Have you ever LOST someone or something because of someone else’s actions? _______________

What about a lost position? _____________ Placement in a club? Placement in CHURCH?

Has someone ever took your position at church?  Have you ever felt “booted” out? _____________

Have you or your CHILDREN ever been LEFT out? ____________

So you LOST favor with someone…

When you lost someone or something in your life and you were angry about it did you walk around with a happy face or sad face? _____________________________________

These men were going to lose some wealth because with the wall up the Samarians were not going to be able to abuse the Jewish people any longer, they were not going to be able to steal from the Jewish people any longer and they were not going to be able to BULLY the Jewish people any longer.  When victims establish boundaries in their lives the bully’s become angry, they yell, they make fun of the person for even trying to do matter for themselves.  Nehemiah 4:3,…if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down! 

What have you lost that made you angry? ______________________________

Did you give it away or was it taken from you? ______________________________

Are  you angry with the person you gave it to or that took it from you? Or are you angry with yourself for not being able to stand up for yourself and develop a plan of action? _________________

Stuff is going to happen in your life…Paul tells us this in Ephesians 6:10-18.

Prepare yourself for lost!!  Prepare yourself so when things happen you can see WHAT REALLY is going on….Satan is fighting you.

So when you go around angry about what you have lost or what has been taken from you, as a Christian, who is really winning that battle? __________________

When you mouth around town, walk around down trodden,  do you think ANYONE will what YOUR GOD? ______________________

Are you Worshiping or Witnessing for God at that time in your life?  ________________

Is you angry over something lost worth to doing what you were created to do? ___________

 

Esther 1:1-12

Who got angry? _______________________

Why was he angry? _______________________________

What did he do with his anger? ____________________________

Was he justified for being angry? ____________________________________

He _____________ the Queen for ________________________________ him in front of all those men.

The third characteristic of Anger:

BLAME

Has anyone ever embarrassed you to the point that you never wanted to show your face again? _________________________________

Your kids? ___________________________ Your husband? __________________ Your dad? ___________________ Your sister/brother? Grandma/pa? ___________________________

How about your Christian friends? __________________________________

Has someone ever left you to hang out to dry? _________________

You know, they knew they were supposed to do XY and Z, but then didn’t, and you were made to feel incompetent? ______________________

I hate that “less” than feeling, don’t you? ____________________

So many times, we as humans basis our self-worth on our performance and what others think about us instead of understanding and believing Colossians 1:19-22. 

We are made ______________ and _______________ through Christ’s love for us and the sacrifice He made for us.

While you are angry at someone for embarrassing you in front of a lot of people, are you worshiping and witnessing for the LORD during that time? ________________________

What should you be more concerned with: the person who embarrassed you or the man who gave up His life for you to have eternal life? _____________________

 

Read Psalm 37:1-11

What is this scripture telling us NOT to do? ______________________________

What does this scripture tell us is going to happen to them? _______________________

What are we supposed to do? 1.) __________________________ 2.) _________________________________________ 3.) ____________________________ 4.) ________________________________

How can we do all four of these things? _______________ _______________________

The fourth characteristic is:

Focus

 

Psalm 37 is telling us to STAY FOCUSED!!! Don’t worry about so and so, don’t worry about what they say or do, YOU STAY FOCUSED!!

Have you ever been on a diet? ________

When you are on a diet, do you have to think ahead about your meals? ____________

When you LOST FOCUS and didn’t eat your breakfast and ran out of the house without your lunch that you prepared ahead of time in the refrigerator and drive by Wendy’s, Taco Bell or McDonald’s at 11:30 am, what do you do? ____________________________

After eating the fast food, are you filled with regret? Are you angry with yourself? Why? ______________

We as Christians, have to stay focused. What is the bigger picture here?  Are my actions glorifying the LORD?  Does this problem in my life REALLY matter?  Does this situation help me witness or worship the Lord more effectively? Then why am I angry? ____________________________________  Satan is going to always make us feel that we are doing without, or that the people who are sinning are GETTING by with something and it is our job as Christians; members of this church or whatever else you are justifying to PUT THAT PERSON IN THEIR PLACE.  I will show them!! They will not get by with that on my watch!  How dare they!!

Read Psalm 37:10. 

The real question here is DO YOU BELIEVE GOD WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO!!! Then don’t play God…..

 

Proverbs 22:24-25

What is a snare? _______________________

Do you think a snare would hurt or cause you pain? _________________________

Why do you think King Solomon is telling us that we should not associate/run around with a person who gets angry a lot? ______________________________

Do you believe in guilt by association? ____________

Fair or not, it happens. 

The fifth characteristic of anger:

PAIN

 

When someone causes you pain what is your first response? _____________________

How could you hurt them back? ____________________________________________

What do you think the people on the “outside” will be saying when they see/hear the two of you fussing and fighting? _________________

Are you going to be able to worship and witness for the LORD when you are causing someone much deserved (in your opinion) pain? ______________________

We hurt, we want someone to pay!!

Romans 5:8-10

Did we cause Jesus  pain? ______________

Did they person who caused us pain, cause us more pain than what Jesus felt when He died on the cross for things that He didn’t even do? ___________________________

Did you have anything to do with helping someone cause the pain that you are feeling right now? ________________________

 

When we ALLOW, unfairness, loss, blame, pain and losing focus take up ANY time that we could be worshiping or witnessing for the LORD JESUS CHRIST we are the losers!  We will never get that time back.  When we focus more on our anger who are we really focusing on? _____________

 

Satan is the real winner here, he wants us to be angry.  He wants us to feel the pain.  He wants us to blame others and worry about the positions we lost, the things someone has taken from us, he wants us to run around yelling “But that is not FAIR”, because when we do those things we are not loving others, we are not showing others the love of God, we are not telling others the wonderful remediation story of Jesus Christ and His love for them, we are not lifting our hands and our faces toward heaven and thanking God for all He has done for us and all He is going to do.  We are not letting God know that we think He is a beautiful artist, we are not telling Him how glorious and awesome He is.  We are not Worshing and Witnessing. We are way to ANGRY and to busy whining.

 

Yes, King Solomon does tell us there is a time for everything in Ecclesiastes and yes, you are right, Jesus did get angry that day in the temple and started turning over the vendors tables and shouting that they have turned His Father’s house into a house of robbers instead of a house of prayer.”  You know what, we are talking about OUR ANGER and what to do with it and how it effects our relationship with Jesus Christ, and have not studied those scriptures in depth so I really can’t say….

The question now is what are you doing to do with your anger?

 

Next week:

Anxiety   

Oh my stars!!!  Can you REALLY believe that we are beginning the year 2016?  I do remember WAY back in 1983 the year 2016 was just a time that was referenced by Marty McFly or Arnold “I’ll be back” Schwarzenegger in the movies, but here we are January 4, 2016.  Where do I begin?  What do I wish was different?  Is there still time to change directions? The start of each New Year, I have a list of things I want to improve on: exercise more, have a better diet, reading my Bible every day, STUDY God’s Word, learning to be a blessing to someone else this year, show God’s love through my life.  My list goes on and on, but hey, those of you that know me, know I am always reading a new book on how to better myself, how to grow closer to the Lord, a new cookbook that gives me healthier recipes, and books on how to leverage my new business.  I am all about self-improvement.  Is self-improvement the same as self-discipline? In Sunday School Class the last part of 2015 we began digging in the Bible for insights on issues that were important to the women in our class.  We wanted to know if God’s Word had direction for us in the things that come up in our lives every day.  Here are the concerns we have studied so far:  begin prepared; how do we handle fear; what does the Bible say about love, marriage and what are we supposed to do about it; how do we forgive and why should we forgive; what does God say about courage and our lack of courage; our lack of self-worth; how can we KNOW Jesus is God’s Son and how do we share that information; what do we do about the feeling of being overwhelmed; is it important for us to discipline our children and this week we will  be studying self-discipline.

We try and answer some tried and true questions about the topics we study, ie…who needs self-discipline?  Why do we need self-discipline?  How do we become more self-disciplined?  What does the Bible say about self-discipline? Where, in our lives do we need more self-discipline?

We have learned to use our commentary, topical Bible, Hailey’s handbook, concordance, and several other Bible study aids to direct us to the addresses in the Bible which holds the wisdom we are seeking.  I will be posting “blog” updates on Rectorfirst.org if you would like to follow along with our study.

 

We always start with the definition of the word we are studying because sometimes we forget exactly what the word means.

 

Self-discipline is a compound word.  The prefix self means of, by, in to or with oneself.  Discipline is a noun which means training that develops self-control, character, etc.  If a word is a noun it means that it is a person, place or thing. 

  • Is there any area in your life that needs some training that develops self-control?
  • In what area of your life do you need some self-control?
  • Can you develop that area of self-control by yourself?  Alone? Or do you need help?
  • Can you admit you have a weakness in this certain area?
  • Does God really care or not if you have self-control in this area of your life?

We are going to search the Bible and see what God wants us to know about self-control and self-discipline.

Don’t do this!  Don’t do that!! It is a sin to do _____________________________?

What is sin? After we become Christians why do you get a funny feeling in your gut when you do something that BOARDERS on….just not the thing to do?

Why does it matter? _____________________________________________________

Why is it OK for some and not OK for others? _______________________________________

Do you really that the things you do matter to God? ________________________________

 

Self-control or self-discipline comes into play when you know that you know YOU shouldn’t be doing, whatever it is that you are doing when you get the “feeling” in the gut of your stomach.

The Bible never mentions, “Don’t smoke pot” “Don’t shot up drugs” “Don’t eat a whole pizza” but the Bible does say somethings about discipline, wisdom, and what God wants for your life.  Let’s take a look.

 

Does God really communicate with us from heaven, through the Holy Spirit or through the Bible?

Read Deuteronomy 4:36

Has God ever communicated with anyone before from heaven? 

Why did He communicate with them?

If God communicated with Moses and was disciplining Moses, do you think that God would discipline you?

 

Read Deuteronomy 8:5

When you discipline your children, why are you doing it?

God left us this scripture, through Moses, to remind us, that HE loves us and that is why He lets us know when we are doing something that is not in HIS will for us to be doing.  He has a better plan for our lives.

 

Why are things OK for one person and NOT another person?

Read Deuteronomy 11:2

What is this scripture saying to you?

MY FRIENDS PARENTS LET THEM DO __________________! WHY CAN’T I?

We want better for our kids and God wants better for us.

 

When we have self-discipline or self-control some people will say that we have made wise decisions.  Let’s see what the Wisdom book has to tell us about God telling us how to live and what to do with our lives.

Read the following scriptures and write down why God is discipline us and what happens to those who do not follow the warnings and what happens to those who do following the warnings.

Proverbs 10:17 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Proverbs 13:18

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Proverbs 15:5

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Proverbs 15:32

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                          

Proverbs 19:18

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Proverbs 19:20

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

God wants good for us!!!

Jeremiah 29:11-14

What are God’s plan for you? ________________________

NOT ___________________________

He wants to give you __________________ and A ________?

How are you going to reach God? ___________________________

These verses are SEACH and RESCUE!! What does verse 13 say:

You will _______ ME and __________ Me WHEN (not if) you ________ for Me with all your ___________.

Will you find HIM?  What does verse 14 say? ________________

 

Is self-discipline fun?  ____________ Is self-control always FUN?____________

 

WHY IS GOD ASKING ME TO DO THIS?  WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE RESTURANTS WITH THAT SERVE PIZZA AND ICE COLD SODAS?  WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PEOPLE TO CALL ME ON THE PHONE AND FORCE ME TO TAKE THEIR FREE CREDIT CARD?  WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SELLS GOING ON THIS TIME OF YEAR AND THE STORES OFFER YOU 20% OFF IF YOU JUST OPEN A STORE ACCOUNT?  WHY DOES GOD GIVE ME A NICE COMFTY COUCH AND A WARM HOUSE IF HE WANTS ME TO GO OUTSIDE AND EXERCISE?  I AM TRIED OF TRYING!!! OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!  I JUST CAN’T DO IT!!  I AM NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO GET THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS STRUGGLE!

 

Turn to 2 Timothy 1:7

Let’s say this together, out loud:

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

Say it again.  One more time.

What is the spirit that God has given us? __________________________

Is that spirit weak?  Timid? Sad? Sullen? Self-Centered?

NO!!          

Philippians 4:13

Says:  “I CAN do ALL things, (how??) through HIM (which is also the Holy ___? Right? And didn’t 2 Timothy 1:7 say that God has given a spirt? The _________ ____________?) who strengthens me.

We can do this….I have 2 majors humps I need to conquer…what about you?  Do you know why?  Because I would FEEL better!!  When I feel better people make comments like, “Girl, where do you get all that energy?”  and my response SHOULD be GOD!!  He has a plan for me.  I am going to Guatemala this summer my trip will be easier on me if I conquer my “self-discipline” in these two areas.  But ten years ago when I first lost 60#’s I knew God was going send me somewhere and I had to be prepared, I needed to get my body ready in order to spread HIS love to the world.  Yes, don’t get me wrong I would love to go into the store and grab a size 6 off the rack and be able to wear it but that is not God’s goal for me, HEALTHY is HIS goal for me.  For me to be able to walk for miles, if needed, to be able to carry a heavy load up the street, if needed, to be able to play with the children on the street all day and not get winded in order for me to get the chance to tell others that God loves them too….It is more than a dress size.  When I remember that, usually, not always, it is easier. Is there something you feel like God is calling you to do but in your current “state” of mind, “state” of body, “state” of attitude you would never be able to accomplish it?

What is your ultimate goal?

How long would that take?

So, break that goal down into baby steps.

If it is weight loss, set your goal at 1# the first week.  Did you know you have to burn 3000 calories to burn 1 pound of fat?  So how are you going to burn 3000 calories? Adding more fiber into your diet burns calories…exercises burns calories…

Maybe your goal is to read your Bible all the way through…Well don’t try to do that in a month.  Read a chapter a day (until Psalms 119, it is LONG!!)

Make a vision board.

Make a dream.

Allow yourself to dream and set goals.

 

Let’s see what happens when we do make it through the first stages of the struggle of self-discipline and self-control?

Hebrews 12:11

Does this verse say “Some” discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful? _____

______________ discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful….

What does it feel like to us at the time? ________________

YET…(I love that word, because I know something is going to happen next) to those who have been TRAINED by it (discipline), AFTERWARDS it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

 

I don’t that I don’t feel peaceful when I remind myself of the goals that I have failed to achieve.  It would be awesome to feel at peace about my health and my weight.

What would give you peace?

Could you, after reaching those goals, help others reach the same goals?  Maybe God is trying to “change” you, maybe HE trying to help someone else and HE is choosing YOU to do it!!!  Maybe self-discipline is about us after all, maybe it is about us believing God, listening to HIM and trusting that HE knows what HE is doing…He has a plan…just like Jeremiah tells us.

 

Next week:  What do we do about the anger we have towards other people????? 

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Barbi Anderson  

Sharing Jesus / Sharing Life

Our goal for women's ministry is to join women together in a faith based community through bible study, worship, and fellowship.


8 WMU ACTIVITIES IN THE CHURCH

  1. Creates an environment to hear and understand God’s call and receive nurturing in that call.

  2. Creates an awareness and sensitivity toward people of other cultures and languages as people whom God loves.

  3. Leads people to experience missions personally through mission action and witness.

  4. Develops leaders for mission efforts among all age groups.

  5. WMU begins at the birth of a child, teaching her or him about God’s great love for all people.

  6. The activities of those involved in WMU help a church fulfill its mission.

  7. Helps our church stay focused on the commission Jesus gave His followers.

  8. WMU creates a window to the world.


Weekly Schedule:

Sunday Morning Bible Study: 9:00 a.m.  (with coffee and donuts) we have many classes for various age ranges and classes)

Sunday Morning Worship: 10:15 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

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