For anyone who is looking, this is how perfect peace can be attained.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26 : 3
Each one of us were created perfectly positive and good human beings, but after A Massive Lie was told in the Garden of Eden, it created a great conflict within our minds.
The Great Controversy we now experience is one of Good and Evil. Will we do the good that God wants us to do, or will we continue to listen and give in to the temptations of evil from the devil.
Most of the emotional and mental torture we now suffer is because many of us have removed ourselves from under the banner of God and His goodness. By giving in to the sweet temptations from the evil enemy (Satan) we are making the choice to live a tortured experience. Read more in Good Or Evil
We all get anxious at one time or another in our lives for many different reasons, but we are not to let fear and nervousness dominate our lives as they could lead to greater problems. HELPFUL TIPS FOR OVERCOMING DEPRESSION
Many of the bible characters suffered from anxiety or other emotional problems. Elijah suffered depression and David suffered much anxiety…. In Psalm 139 : 3 David says: “Search me oh God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts .”
In Philippians 4:6 we are told……“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”
So while me may become anxious and try to find every earthly way to help us, we should not discount also turning to God for help.
I bet most of you have never heard of “Mind Squats,” that’s because I just made it up. You probably do them, but give them another name. So I’m just trying to find a way to give meaning to the Daily Post word of the day, which is “Squat.”
As I grow older, I find that I have to do many things to stay in adequate physical shape. In order to stay free from aches and pains, I have to do squats to help straightened and stretch my back.
We take great care to look after our bodies, but our minds are also very important. We should also on a daily basis do some exercises to keep our minds filled with positive thoughts. Every time we have a glimmer of a negative thought we should bring it back to the positive. This can be a very difficult thing to do, but when we have faith and believe in God, He will give us the strength to get through.
Philippians 4:8 …….Whatever is true, whatever is noble ever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
Dedicated To The One I Love
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30
So it seems as though God has placed on my heart this message, and that is to relay that when all minds are focused on Him (God) there will be no place to harbour negative feelings. There will be no place for feeling the likes of depression. There will be peace, and there will be an abiding hope, that one day we will live in eternity with Him.
When we give God our full attention, it is only then that we will be led in the right direction.
Ear – Piercing
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Sober: Calm, Clear-headed, Steady, Temperate…..
Vigilant: Attentive, Aware, Cautious, Observant, On Guard……
Adversary: Attacker, Enemy, Foe
Roaring: Blaring, Deafening, Ear – Piercing
Many of us are walking around unaware that we ae being controlled by evil. Because we do not know the Scriptures, because we do not truly have the faith in God that we should, the devil has found an in-road to our minds. He knows just how to tempt us, to make us believe that wrongs are rights. His is the booming voice we will hear, always leading us in the sweetest of ways to make mistakes.
The Scripture tells us to be calm and clear-headed (sober) and if we fully believe, and have faith in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, way beyond the loudness and the booming of the enemy (devil) we will find the voice of the One who Comforts us. (Holy Spirit, Comforter) We need to search until we find Him, instead of allowing ourselves to be destroyed by the one who roars in our ears.(Devil, Evil, Enemy.)
Almost everyday on the news we will hear of some wrong that has been done. Many times the person will say that “God” told them to do it…..this is how the enemy is manipulating many minds in our world today. He is “Roaring” in many ears right now.
If you are a Christian and believe and are obeying God’s commandment, you have access to the Holy Spirit (Comforter, Helper) and He will give you a mind filled with peace. There is POWER available to everyone who believes. It is the unbelievers who are more affected by the “Roar” of the enemy.
Jesus Promises Another Helper
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-17 The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.” John 14:15-18
Health and Healing
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
When we speak kind words to one another, they bring healing to our minds and healing to our bodies. Loving words will make us feel less stressful and less anxious. Gracious words promote healthy emotions, they strengthen and give us a great sense of well being.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
A person who is hasty to speak, foolhardy, ill-advised, inconsiderate; can easily cause damage to another, by the words they use. When we are “Pierced” by someone’s words we can be deeply wounded emotionally and physically.
For good emotional and physical health, kind words will go a long way.
How to Pray
Many will say that they can speak to God anywhere and at any time and that is true, but I believe that if we can find the time to go into a yoga pose to empty our minds, then we can find the time to get on our knees and bow our heads and connect to God in prayer. I do this first thing in the morning and the last thing at night before going to bed. My in-between time is still to keep talking to God where ever I maybe.
Instead of trying to think of nothing, I try to picture myself kneeling before God in His throne room as depicted in Revelations 4. Most times we will say kind words but think unkind thoughts, but we cannot hide from God. We need to clean up our thinking before we can go before God.
Revelations 4:9 Whenever living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to Him who sit on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty- four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11 ” You are worthy our Lord and God,
to receive honor and glory and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.
Perfect Peace Still Possible
To be Steadfast: Fixed, Dedicated, Faithful, Immovable
When we fix our minds on Jehovah, He will give us peace. If our minds are not faithful to Jesus, we will be agitated, distress, frustrated, upset…..any negative emotion. There will be no sense of peace in our lives.