Good News Thursday!!!
To listen to this weeks song for meditation, Click on All I Need Is You By: Hillsong United
Chronic illnesses, strokes, heart attacks, you name it. And this is happening as early as our thirties.
Yes food is not what it use to be, but I’m talking about something more sinister.
I’m talking about that silent killer called STRESS!
The one that’s taking out not just the unrighteous, but God’s people as well.
Well since nothing’s new under the sun, let’s look at the Israelites from the Bible. God wanted to be their ALL, the One that they came to for everything, but they wanted a king to judge over them (I Samuel 8:4-9).
In the wilderness they were told to discard of the leftover manna, but some didn’t listen and the very next day it had rotted out (Exodus 16:19:20).
When God instructed Moses to send out men to spy out the land, they came back with a report that their enemies were too strong for them to defeat. (Numbers 13:16-33)
So because of their distrust, lack of faith, doubt, rebellion, and sometimes outright refusal to obey God, they forfeited their inheritance (except for Caleb and Joshua, the rest never saw the Promised Land) and opted for stress instead. They literally took stress with them to their graves. (Ouch!)
Fast forward to today. Some of us are doing the exact same things that the Israelites were doing years ago, times 10.
We have access to more, and we think we need more. We’re taking on additional jobs, hours, working during our vacation time, losing sleep and depleting our health all to obtain these things that we may never get to enjoy due to stress and all things that comes along with that one word.
We were not created for stress and worry.
The Word Says………
The scripture above is saying decide what the main thing in your life will be?
If you decide to pursue money, people, status or anything that stands in the way of serving God, then you will begin to despise God, His Word, The specific Word He has spoken over you, His Voice, His Servants, and everything that He stands for.
You will begin to hate the very mention of His name.
We were and are created for Our Creator, Our God and Our King. (Revelation 4:11)
Period!!! Anything that God has not called us to do is now outside of His will.
We were not called to please man . We were not called to appease our emotions.
And we certainly were not called to conform to the worlds way of thinking. (Galatians 1:10)
So what do we do now?
Well I think it’s time that we stop what we’re doing, take a deep breath, and reassess.
How will you use the little time you have left on this earth to do what is truly important?
How will you live out the rest of your days Stress Free?
It’s time to…….
Here’s To Your Spiritual Health!!!