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S1E4: Got worries? Get This!

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Welcome to S1E4 of Martha's Talk! 

In today's episode, we are going to speak about the worries of life. While some know me as Tasha, God changed my name to Martha. He also called me to be an Apostle. This simply means, that he commissioned me to go wherever he sends me to preach or teach the gospel, in truth and in love. Martha's Talk is a talk show in which I share the love of Christ for humanity, in Spirit and in Truth.

In today's episode we are going to go over:
  • What is worry, stress, and anxiety?
  • How do we actually, not worry?
  • What is hope? Where should I hope be and in whom?
  • Do we really believe that this world is passing away? Like 90 years, and then what?
What is worry and what does the bible say about worry, stress and anxiety? 
  • Biblical speaking worry means to carry-care about anything. Think about carrying a 5lb weight on your shoulders every where you go, that is what the bible means when it defines worry, to mean carrying care.
    • The non-biblical definition of worry means to "
      give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles." According to Jesus Christ in Matthew 5 and Luke 12, when we are carrying care about tomorrow. Stress and anxiety our the outcome of worry. 
  • In 
    Luke 12:22-46 it reads "Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
    • Where is your treasure? When our treasure is God, and the Kingdom of God, there will not be worry. When our treasure is in this earth, and selfish desires, there will be worry because the kingdom of darkness encourages what opposes God's will.
How do we live a worry-free life?
#1. 2 Peter 3:18 Get to know Jesus Christ! 
  • We have to believe that Jesus Christ is trust worthy. If we do not trust someone's word, we will not believe anything they say because our default is to go by what we see and feel. When we know someone and see that they are trust worthy, then we will trust what they tell us despite what we see and feel. Thus, when Jesus Christ tell us in the word of God, that we were created to be worry-free, anxiety-free, and care-free, we would be able to trust him, the more that we get to know him. We get to know Jesus Christ more and more, as we continue to read the word of God, and ask the Holy Spirit questions regarding the word of God. We get to know Jesus Christ more and more when walk in love and truth (the word of God and the Holy Spirit). 
What does satan gain from us worrying?
  • A worried heart, cannot hear God clearly. This is how we end up making wrong decisions because the enemy will add thoughts on top of the thoughts that God placed in our spirit. Society has made worry the norm (e.g. premeditated thoughts about tomorrow, trying to figure out how to make things work, etc), so much so that we do not realize that all thoughts of worry, are not our thoughts but rather they are thoughts fed to us by the enemy. 
#2. Peace of heart & mind is the cure to worry. 
In Philippians 4:6-7 the Apostle Paul tells us how to remain anxiety, and worry free.
  • Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Acts 16:16-40 Paul uses his advice, and then tells us what he did to overcome suffering, without worrying!
    • #1. When we are not anxious about anything = Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
    • #2. But in everything, by prayer and supplication = Prayer is any communication that we have with God. Supplication is 1 of the 4 types of prayers, in which we ask, seek and knock for God to intervene in our life. Supplicating should always end with God's will being done (example Matthew 26).
    • #3. With thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God  =  So as we pray and supplicate, we are to thank God for his will, for who he is.
    • #4. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. = The peace of God guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, thus allowing us to have the mind of Christ (which is a peace)
  • Communication with God: John 10:25-30; 1 Corinthians 2:14
    • Peace of God in our heart and mind, allows us to hear God clearly. 
#3.  Our desire should be heavenly things and not earthly things 
  • The Apostle Paul tells us in Colossians 3:1-3 "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." Remember, in Luke 12:46 Jesus tells us "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
What are the things above? What are earthly things? How do we set our minds on the things above and not on earthly things?
  • The things above: loving God, our neighborwhile living in truth
    • When we desire the things above, the enemy will not be able to use it as an opportunity, to get us to worry about not having what we think we need. 
  • Earthly things: loving materialismthe fleshand selfish desires 
    • When we desire earthly things the enemy will try to use it as an opportunity, to get us to worry about not having what we desire. Worry leads to anxiety and stress. 
  • Example of how the Apostle Paul lived Philippians 3:8-11 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
What is hope? Where should I hope be and in whom?
  • Our hope should be in God, in this age and the age to come. In this age (meaning on earth, now), so that we continue to overcome evil with good. In the age to come, knowing that we will never have to overcome evil with good because there will only be good.
What does it mean to really have faith?
    • Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." 
      • By reading Hebrews 10 and 11, and understanding the 4 periods of the bible, we will be able to answer this question, what do we have faith in? When I was newly born-again, I was told that faith is so important in the Christian journey, which, btw it absolutely is. At certain periods on my journey with Christ, I was concerned about faith. I wanted to make sure that I followed what I was told to do by leaders, regarding faith. I did this, because I wanted to make sure that I was doing what God wanted me to do, and I wanted to make sure that I'd get my desired end result. However, I thought because I did not see "success," according to culture standards, that maybe I was not doing what church leaders told me to do. What I did not understand then, but totally understand now, is that faith, is not about believing God to get us out of trials and tribulations that he wants us to be in. Faith is standing firm in the trials and tribulations that he wants us to be in, despite our natural circumstances believing that we are in God's will despite our circumstances. 
    • Hebrews 10:19-39  
    • Hebrews 11:1-40
    Do we really believe that this world is passing away? Like 90 years, and then what?
    • 1 Corinthians 7:29-32 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away. I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord.
    • James 4:1-4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
    • 2 Peter 2:12-22 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!  They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”
    What must I do to have a relationship with Jesus Christ?

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