Anxious for Nothing - Session 5
Meditate on These Things
Reminder: Watch this video the week of May 31st - June 6th
This week, as we conclude our study, we'll see clearly how much what we think about affects our anxiety level in daily living. Are you a "worrier" by nature? Some of us seem to be more prone to this than others. The good news is, there is a way of escape; and it runs squarely through your mind and thoughts!
Allow the Word of God and the applications by Max to speak to your heart, and to your mind today, as we discover how to focus on the right things.
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
~ Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
We sincerely believe this five-week online study will encourage you as you learn to deal with your worries, concerns and anxious moments in the light of God's Word. Let us encourage you, after watching each weeks' video teaching segment (and reading the corollary readings in the book and study guide if you've purchased those); to review the discussion questions we provide below. If you're doing this study "solo", let these prompt you in your prayer time, as you journal, or simply to ponder during your study time. If you are in a group setting for this study (face-to-face with others, or via social media or online tools); you may wish to discuss these with others in your "group".
Questions to ponder, journal, or discuss with others enjoying this study with you:
What "messages" has the enemy been sending you lately that keep you from focusing on the truths of God? (I saw a great post on social media that read, "Unfollow the people and things that keep you from following Jesus")
Read Exodus 13:17-18 and underline the reason that God led the children of Israel in (and through!) the wilderness. Was it the shortest route? What was the purpose?
What do you think it means to "abide"? Are there word pictures or images that help you visualize what this means? What keeps you from maintaining an "abiding" approach to life?
List some promises from Scripture that can encourage you mentally as well as spiritually today. (If you don't have one, you may want to purchase a Bible Promise book to keep for such reference)