Joyce Meyer's Be Anxious For Nothing Book
Anxiety. Worry. Stress.
It seems this is our culture , and if you aren't worried, stressed, well then you don't have much going on in your life now do you?
Is this a Biblical way to live life? No. That's hard isn't it. I know it's hard for me to hear when I think I have a right to be anxious or worried or STRESSED. But Jesus says to look at birds- how he takes care of them he even says look at the flowers- how he clothes them- he knows the hair count on our very heads? Wow. Remembering that in faith it helps my anxiety fall away. The Art of Casting Your Cares and Resting in God. Joyce Meyer explains why we should and how we can: -Trade our anxiety and worry for peace and joy. -Develop a child like attitude of faith. Rest in God's arms. And much much more! You will develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God as you understand how He cares for you. By following the leading of the Holy Spirit, your life will be filled with unlimited hope and overflow with His peace, so that you will finally Be Anxious for Nothing!
Difficult times, trials and tribulation are part of living in this world. However- God has provided a way for us to enjoy peace as a part of daily life. We can choose either to allow ourselves to be burdened with worry and anxiety or to live in the peace and joy the Father intended. In Be Anxious for Nothing, bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches how to draw on the peace of God in the midst of negative circumstances instead of responding as do many people in the world with restlessness, fear and so much apprehension. She reveals the nature of the peace Jesus describes in John 14:27- a peace which is unlike anything the world knows- and how it can fill every area of your life. This book was truly an encouragement to me in my life. To attack life without fear and anxiety that can really hold me back to being and going what God wants me to be and do. Get your life back. Live like Jesus wants us to live- depending on Him and not on ourselves and that defeats the anxiety the worry- the stress.
I encourage you to get Be Anxious For Nothing and start being anxious... for nothing.
Kirby: Listen hard when the Holy Spirit speaks (Salt Lake Tribune)
#### Kirby: Listen hard when the Holy Spirit speaks
by Robert Kirby Tribune Columnist
##### Published Nov 2, 2012 05:31PM MDT
Today’s column is about the possibility that the Holy Ghost wants you to shut
up. Most faiths have some form of spiritual motivator or helper. For
Christians it’s the Holy Ghost or Spirit, a manifestation of God’s influence.
The Holy Ghost is so important people pray for its presence. They go to church
to learn about it and they rely on it to help them know what to do and say in
times of need. The Holy Spirit is very hands-on. It tells you when to witness
to other people and what to say to them...
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Frequently Asked Questions...
What is it like to experience a touch of the Holy Spirit?
I have seen people, even my own relatives being touched by the Holy Spirit. But they are not able to describe ehat it feels like to be touched. I understand that there are many Christians out there who also received a touch. I would like to know what they experience when the receive the touch of the Holy Spirit.
Please spare the dirty and sarcastic comments. I need an honest answer.
Most people, when they claim that they have been "touched" by the Holy Spirit, are really describing an emotional experience, and confusing that with a spiritual one. That may be why they cannot explain it -- it is often hard to describe feelings. However, feeling good is not the same thing as being spiritual.
If you ask Jesus to fill you with the Holy Spirit, then he promised that he would. There is no guarantee that you would necessarily "feel" different.
Different people have different experiences. What God gives you seems to depend on what God thinks that you need at the moment.
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
~1 Corinthians 12:7-11
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One thing is for sure: if you have been filled by the Holy Spirit, then your CHARACTER should be different. The Holy Spirit's main job is to make you more like Christ.
Anyone who claims that they have been touched by the Holy Spirit, but does not act differently, is lying. No one who has been filled by the Spirit of God can easily sin.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
~Galatians 5:22-25 (NIV)