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April 19, 2020 9:00 am
We are the one I'm David Chadwick and this is New York living 11 to 99 WBT welcome back to show what a privilege it is to be with all of you Mr. Scobee 19 crisis. If you'd like to hear this program from beginning to end. Go to WBT.com scroll down to the weekend shows. Look for the David Chadwick show when you can hear it from beginning to end. As I'm trying to give you some practical biblical insights into how to handle anxiety.
I have a book coming out this week. It's entitled moving beyond anxiety.
12. Practical strategies to renew your mind, here's my belief system that you are what you think. Whatever you put in your mind influences your thought life.
Whatever you think will ultimately cause what you feel and when you go try to get some counseling.
Sometimes to get help from a therapist to churn the to turn your feelings what you need to do from your therapist is not look at your feelings. You need to look your thought life because when you think a certain way. That's what's going to cause you to feel a certain way and you want to change behavior. Don't try to change your feelings you're just masking the real problem get to your thought life and look at for example what you watch on TV or what you read online.
Whatever you're putting in your mind is going to be what comes out of your mind.
My mama used to say it this way. Garbage in, garbage out. If you're putting in a lurid, highly violent, highly sexualized scenes from a binge Netflix show. For example, folks expect yourself to feel the feelings of alienation, anxiety and despair. From that thought life you put into your mind.
So again if you want to change your behavior change your thought life which will then change your feelings, which then will change how you behave.
That's what this book is all about 12 practical strategies to renew your mind to renew how you think moving beyond anxiety. Amazon.com this week is coming out. I hope it helps. All of you. I wrote it for the purpose of helping youth. Interestingly, two years ago a publisher asked me what's one subject that really is a problem in America today. We concluded anxiety. Little did we know that when it's coming out we be right in the middle of this coven 19 crisis. God has a plan. God knows and God gave me this idea to write this book. Knowing that this crisis was going to come up David have a book with you, but you also have your operations manual there. It's like it's called the Bible is much more sworn in this book I wrote so here Matthew, I think there's a chapter or some words from Matthew that out that Connor highlight what you talk to people asked me all the time did Jesus say anything specifically about how to handle anxiety, and the truth is he did the one place where it seemed is in Matthew the sixth chapter, verses 25 through 34 so let's look at these verses and see what Jesus had to say. He begins by saying therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.
How specific is that, do not be anxious about your life what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body that you will put it on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing. Look at the birds and the air they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they, and which of you by being anxious can add one single hour to the lifespan that has been given to you and why are you all anxious about clothing. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they neither toil nor spin. Yet I tell you, even Solomon's. All of his glory, and all of his splendor in all the ways that he was a raid is not more clothes than these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you. Oh you of little faith sought stop their ad that's really interesting that Jesus says the way to deal with anxiety. Don't be anxious about anything, is first of all, consider creation. He says first look at the lilies of the field. He says Solomon, who was the richest man on the face of the earth had royal attire and splendor clothing. His body is not more beautiful than these lilies of the field that have amazing colors and amazing splendor that God gave them yet so many of them last only a day then fall dead there cut and then thrown into the fire to warm peoples bodies and then Jesus is in considering creation not only look at the lilies of the field look at the birds of the air, look at all the birds that exist and how God takes care of every single one of them. They don't have to worry about food. They have their food supplied for them and here's Jesus whole idea is if God cares for birds. If God cares for lilies if he cares for them in such specificity. Surely he will care for you, even more so the crown of his creation. That's why Jesus continues and says therefore do not be anxious, saying, what shall we eat or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear for the Gentiles seek after all these things.
That's the people who don't believe people who have no faith in God.
They seek after all of those things they think that's where life is found.
And Jesus said in your heavenly Father knows that you need them all him. He knows you need food.
He knows you need clothing. He knows you need water. He knows you need the basics but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these other things will be added to you. So Jesus is arguing and what's call from the lesser to the greater and a fortiori argument in specificity what he's saying is, again, if God cares for the lesser parts of his created order lilies, birds, those things that aren't the crown of his creation, which is you.
How much more those are the three key words how much more will the father care for you, but it's all rooted in this care by looking at verse 33 seek first the kingdom of God.
So that's talking about your thought life that saying in your thought life. Focus on God. Make sure him and his kingdom is the first priority of your life. Make sure that in what you watch what you think that God is your first priority.
It means that if for example you're beginning to put a lurid awful evil negative faith, less thought in your mind it is speared in second Corinthians 10 five language pulses take every thought captive use beer that negative thought and you usher it out of your life because you want only thoughts that seek first the kingdom of God to fill your life and Jesus said if you'll just do that.
If you'll just seek first the kingdom of God in everything you do, then all these other things, food fashion, drink all these other things will be added to you.
They come as secondary priorities. The father if you seek him will give you all these other things. That's the way you defeat anxiety you consider creation. I would exhort all of our listeners to go outside and look at the side springtime cattle beautiful look at the moon look at the budding flowers that are all rows was green and trees of just blooming now.
The palms gone. It just do listen to the birds chirping in the air. If you have the chance to drive to the mountains. Look at the glory and splendor of the mountains. You can drive to the beach watch the way that God controls every lap of the wave that comes upon the sand may just consider creation go outside and look at creation look at the colors Ed that surrounds you.
The green of the grass where that come from colors come from God, look at the blue sky would that come from that comes from God turn on your radio, your iPad or whatever and listen some glorious music harmonies that either one that gets inside your head and you just can't get it out your list of that glorious music would that come from God's the one that created music.
He's the one who made it so when you consider creation when you look at all the lesser things that are out there and how God made them and cares for them and then think about yourself. Now you are the crown of God's creation. You're the highest part of the pinnacle of what God created. So if God cares for flowers and arrays them in splendor this more glorious than what Solomon the richest man on the world war if you look at the birds of the air, and how God cares for them and supplies their every single need, how much more will he care for you the crown of his creation. If you'll just seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, his right way of living. If you make God the master passion of your life. All these other things, including the Cova 19 crisis. All these other things will be added to you.
The will be taken care of by God. You just make him your first priority and consider it. What did he give you the duty give the lessers and creation gave you free will, the ability to decide and when he gives you that ability to worship him. That's what makes humans the highest part of God's created order. We can choose to worship him. The birds can do that grass can do that we can do that and we choose to worship him to make him the master passion of our lives. He promises to take care of us, and then he ends the section of Scripture Ed with these words.
Therefore, and whenever you see a therefore in the Bible you need to know what it's therefore it's connecting the previous verses that God will care for every part of his created order, especially you the crown of his creation. Human beings therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious to itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Jesus is don't be anxious about tomorrow because he's gonna take care of you today and don't drain tomorrow's energy with worry. If you worry today you're robbing tomorrow of the energy necessary to deal with troubles tomorrow and Jesus said, just give me your troubles. Let me take care of everything and I will take care of you, dear knocks on the door.
We send faith to answer faith opens the door and fear is gone.
I'm David Chadwick will be right back in 199 you'd like to see the live well really it's tape, but kinda live online. Please go to moments of hope church.Ward edit 911 this morning will have our worship services will have singing that's available for you will have prayers that will pray for you and I'll actually give a message based on Matthew six the verses I just covered from Jesus about don't be anxious about anything, it is the one place in the Scripture where Jesus clearly taught about anxiety and I'll try to cover that today in my message so folks do not o'clock. I can coach. 11 but then I could watch a replay of it will have an online available. Just go to moments and he tried a day or torn away. You can watch the service.
Watch the message and just trying to give people an opportunity to worship together as best they can, and really use this time as a time with your family. If you have little ones children and you together. Use this as a chance to sing the songs together to pray together and to have a message spoken to you and at the end. Talk with your kids about what they heard.
It's a wonderful opportunity for you parents who are the primary Christian educators of your children to teach them about faith because your children will only go as far in faith as you are yourself so use this as a memory time. You can create some memories with your kids about faith.
You teach them again your their primary Christian educators and when they see your faith come alive. They'll want the faith that you have no say.
I remember during the Cova. 19. We went to church in our pajamas, yet, and we prayed together and we sang together, and after it was over. We talked about Dr. Chadwick's message and it was a wonderful time for us to grow as we saw you mom and dad believe and have faith. We wanted the faith that you had. You really will have an opportunity folks like never before to influence your children for the Lord use. This is a time and in if not moments of hope church is online service.
Use your own churches online service but use it as an opportunity to teach your children and to teach them well. By the way, just in case you didn't hear I have a book coming out this week.
Moving beyond anxiety. Amazingly, I made the decision right at two years ago, long before the Cova 19 crisis overcame. How appropriate is it today for the major issue were facing is anxiety moving beyond anxiety. 12. Practical strategies to renew your mind again coming out this week. Amazon.com Christian books.com you can order it. I hope it helps you because folks you are what you think. If you're feeling anxiety, it's because you put anxious thoughts in your mind not try to give you 12 ways to replace those anxious thoughts with faith filled thoughts. When you fill your mind with faith. You will feel faith peace surrender love in your heart like never before and also folks. Please remember that you don't have to live in this anxiety.
It's a choice.
Anxiety is a choice. If you choose to focus on things that are anxious you will become anxious if you choose to focus your mind on things that are filled with faith, you will be filled with faith. So remember you are what you think as a person thinks in his heart so is he. Descartes said it will in a secularist.
I think therefore I am. Every cognitive psychological therapist out there will tell you control your thought life.
You control your feelings and that's what I want to teach all of you to do is look at God's word receive those teachings that are there about faith. And when you fill your heart with faith anxiety willfully is a promise of God's word and please folks remember the hurting.
Remember the hungry. Remember the needy.
During this time. If God has blessed you to be able to still have a salary share that with others you may have heard that moments of hope church. The church I pastor is giving away $1 million over the next couple of months. Why, because we know people are hungry. We know they're in need and will not go to store up that money for ourselves. We give that to the needy, the hurting because we know that's what God would want us to do so, please make sure you not only fill your heart with faith practice faith faith in action.
Faith is obedience. Faith without works is dead.
Make sure you do both and then you're faithfully following the God of this universe who so wants us to learn how to love and care for others it any final thoughts from you. I just want to go back to what you been talk about is found in what chapter 7 of your book cannot enter creation. That's Matthew six were Jesus and look at the lilies of the field look at the birds in the air. If God cares for them. How much more those very important rewards. How much more will he care for you the crown of his creation, you who have the ability to worship me like none of the other animals do. You can worship me.
How much will I care for you. Matthew 633 seek first the kingdom make me the master passion of your life. The highest priority in your life and all these other things. I'll take care of food and clothing and water, and even protection from the Cova crisis. I'll take care of you as you focus on me and make me the master passion of your life so folks go there and of course continue to go to the park just because you listen to the show anytime throughout the week. Just go to WBT.com go to the weekend shows David Chadwick cooking on in your Bluetooth in the car or if you're if you're out walking on your iPhone you can relisten to the show and David to thank you so much and thanks for the sponsor to keep the show a lot as well. Fine jewelry Ruth Chris steakhouse.
Thank you so much and folks during this Cova 19 crisis. I have not had guests on. I'm basically to speaking from my heart to yours with Ed Billick on with me trying to fill your heart with faith so that you can have what's necessary in order to face this world and all of its crises that are going on right now.
I began this cup a few weeks ago with my wife Marilyn she's not with me today but I want to do it again. Let's in the program. In prayer you may not have the opportunity for someone to pray for you in this past week I want to give you that opportunity from my heart to yours. To pray for you and all the needs that you may be facing. So pray with me now, maybe the way I pray will help you learn how to pray yourself daddy in heaven is the truth is Jesus you called your father in heaven. Daddy bought when you were struggling in the garden of Gethsemane facing your most anxious moment with drops of blood pouring from your forehead the most stress filled time in your life you began your prayer with Bob daddy.
So we begin our prayer today with daddy O father, your loving daddy you care for us so much you love us so much you care for the lilies of the field he care for the birds of the air you care for every part of your creation. You certainly care for us the crown of your creation. Father, I lay before you today all the needs that people are facing. If there are those out there who have contracted the Cova 19 disease.
I pray for healing. You have put in our bodies healing properties. What a powerful resource that is. I pray that every single one of them would be healed in Jesus name I pray that you might give them a supernatural touch and they would feel your healing power and that they would know that they know that they know that you're a daddy who does heal and gives life and gives it to us in abundance. I pray for those with financial needs.
I pray for those who are worried about losing their jobs.
I pray Lord that you would be there sufficiency you've challenged so many of us to walk through this crisis in faith and I pray people would do so saying I may have lost my job I may lose my job at the God the daddy of this universe cares for me, loves me and will provide for me, for that is his very nature daddy.
I pray for everybody out there who's listening to matter what they may be facing that they would be anxious for nothing. Anxiety robs us of energy we need tomorrow to face its own trials and I pray everyone would be filled with faith. I pray they would open their hands and surrender everything to you.
I pray that all of us would practice the prayer of relinquishment and say to you, not my will but yours that we all would say to you. We trust you with everything in our lives. We know that you're in control you will take care of us. That's who you are, daddy, and you will keep your word and I pray daddy in these final moments that we would rest secure in your life you love us. It's the way you are as a daddy and no loving daddy will allow his children to face anything without his presence of thank you daddy for being here today. Thank you for allowing us to love you so deeply may we also find ways to love our neighbors who are in need as well and when we do so never like I pray this in the name I will love the one I personally know is my Lord and Savior Jesus be with us all. Thank you for your time together with us today. Amen. New to Medicare. Start now due to my health policy.com about some of the top leading Medicare advantage plans in your area including plans for zero dollars a month in plan premiums low out-of-pocket costs and expansive provider networks.
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