ONE VOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE PODCAST
HOST: JANET SWANSON
Learn how peace is a weapon that we use against the enemy.
In this podcast, we are going to talk about the four principles to build your life, faith, prayer, God’s Word, Fruit of the Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and self-control.
First of all, I want to say that God is faithful! He wants to build you up and not tear you down. When you really get this in your heart, it will change your life.
This is the week of Thanksgiving, and I want to share with you a word of encouragement over anxiety by showing you how peace and gratitude will conquer anxiety, fear, worry, and depression.
When you get a chance, read all of Galatians 5 in The Message Bible. It’s so powerful! Jesus has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.
Don’t let fear, worry, and anxiety rule in your hearts! Instead, let peace rule in your hearts. Don’t be misled or confused by the way the world is acting right now and the spirit of chaos that you feel all around you; instead, FOCUS ON JESUS, YOUR PEACE. Let HIM rule in your heart.
Philippians 4:5-9 says clearly to:
5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all people. The Lord is near.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
9 As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Facts about anxiety:
When you are anxious, it creates stress in your body. If you lead a life of anxiety, it will create an over-arousal of the adrenal system that will release a prolonged excess of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol.
Cortisol fights inflammation, increases blood sugar, and increases muscle tension. The adrenaline activates heart muscles, raises blood pressure, and increases heart rate. The fight, flight or fright response causes increased wear and tear on the body when it is prolonged. So, then in effect, stress is at work, anxiety is at work, and the Bible says so, then death is at work in us. (2 Cor. 4:12) This will speed up the dying process of relationships, dreams, hopes, expectations, positivity, love, peace, joy, and kindness, and eventually, it will affect the body, and it accelerates dying.
Remember the words of JESUS:
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.
Panic anxiety is the number one mental health problem for women in the United States.
There is a CURE for anxiety……It is GOD’S PEACE.
So, now we are going to practice the scripture and implement these 10 things that will conquer fear, worry, and anxiety.
- Taking thoughts captive
- Relax Training
- Get adequate sleep
- Physical exercise
- Digital discipline
- Be strategic by choosing your battles
- Plan for periods of high demand and prepare your body accordingly.
- Plan times of recovery for your adrenaline system following high demand. This may include increased rest, hobbies, recreation, time with friends, etc.
- Pray instead of worry, trust instead of fear, and choose God’s peace over the world’s anxiety.
- Be thankful and grateful…..make a habit of thinking of all the things you are grateful for and speaking them out loud.
Colossians 3:15 New American Standard Bible
Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.
Finally, let your faith and your belief system be rooted in peace, the fruit of the Spirit!
I hope you enjoy today’s word and I would love to hear from you at [email protected]
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