ODM TODAY 21 February 2020
TOPIC: STRESS STARTS FROM WITHIN!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: PHILIPPIANS 4: 1 – 9
Today’s scripture, Vs. 8(KJV) says: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” The NCV puts it this way: “Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honourable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” This is a year the Holy GHOST wants you to DEAL with stress! It was Rev. Rick Warren who said “The battle with stress in your life begins between your ears.” I would add: It begins FROM your thinking factory (YOUR INNER UNSEEN BEING – your mind) and THAT MEANS STRESS BEGINS FROM YOUR THOUGHTS! It’s in your thought life! What you fill your mind with determines the level of stress in your life.
ODM TODAY 21 February 2020
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The Bible says to think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honourable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” To lower your stress, change what you think about! In this verse, the Bible gives us eight tests if we should allow something in thinking factory – OUR MINDS. Ask yourself, “Is it good? Is it worth honourable? Is it right? Is it pure? Is it beautiful? Is it respected? When you think about things that are good, worthy of praise, true honourable, right, pure, beautiful, and respected, you’re really picturing God. Then Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You. All whose thoughts are fixed on You.” (NLT). No matter how SCARY that issue is no, no matter how BLEAK it looks, no matter how UNSURE or ANXIOUS it makes you feel, JUST PUT IT IN HIS HANDS AND FIX YOUR THOUGHTS ON HIM. That is the fastest cure for STRESS: PUT THE MATTER IN HIS HANDS AND FIX YOUR THOUGHTS ON HIM.
The result is PERFECT PEACE! This is because at that level, you know that the outcome will be ONLY HIS WILL! Why WORRY over what you cannot change? If God cannot change it, worry cannot change it! If you have done your best, in prayers and work, then LEAVE it in His hands and stop the stress, WORRY or anxiety! Sometimes, say to yourself: “STOP THE ANXIETY! WHAT WILL BE, WILL BE,” ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE DONE ALL YOU KNOW TO DO! Ah! Worry less! Smile more! Listen carefully! Take responsibility! Accept what you can’t change! Embrace the lesson! Love your life! What you think about determines how stressed and worried you will be. If you fix your thoughts on God, He will keep you in perfect peace even when the world is in perfect chaos! Hold on! Hold out!
odm Bishop Chris Kwakpovwe
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2: My faith looks up…
1. In your own words, pray over today’s word as led now.
2. Repent from worrying over issues that have not changed.
3. Lord, turn me into Your SHOWROOM OF PEACE this year!
4. I refuse to be seen crying or looking depressed! LORD, I TRUST YOU! I shall never end up in shame.
ODM TODAY 21 February 2020 – STRESS STARTS FROM WITHIN!