Philippians 4 Choose Peace
-We must choose peace in anxious moments…
-What is anxiety? It is uneasiness/apprehension/
It is the inability to take our minds off of something
We get the word strangle from the word anxious
Anxiety has many negative affects – physically & mentally
*******HOW DO WE OVERCOME ANXIETY?
(1.) WALK IN A SPIRIT OF RELEASE – 1 Peter 5:7
cast – is a wrestling term where you pick up your opponent and throw them down on the mat
-we were not created to handle stress…cast it in the Lord
-release anxiety to the one who is in charge – Jesus Christ – Matthew 11:28-30
-Jesus is in charge and not in control. We are in control of our choices and decisions, actions and behavior…
***What should our choice be to walk in victory over anxiety?
PRAYER & PRAISE…….
-we are to worry about nothing “nothing be anxious about”
-this is a very forceful word used by Paul – stop worrying
-anxiety is a behavior to end
-we are to be praying about Everything
-prayer is a behavior to begin
-Paul had alot to worry about, but he was in control of his reactions
***IT IS TIME FOR A REVERSAL…
-the most common word for prayer in the NT
-it is the word for general prayer
-it is a shift of focus to the Lord and away from everything else