It is almost impossible to be filled with anxiety and still hear the voice of the Lord. Chronic Anxiety wants to tell us a story that is not true and lures us into solving the wrong problems with wrong reactions. But there is hope!
Speaker: Kirk Snaza
Anxiety wants to hijack your peace and disrupt your walk with Jesus. It leads us unintentionally down a wrong road. Jesus desires great mental health and spiritual strength for us!
Not only are we to “press on” and “live up” but today we are exhorted to “Stand Firm” in Christ!
Paul describes the difference between how those who have their minds on earthly things live & how we live as believers. Our citizenship is in heaven and we are waiting for the glorious return of Jesus!
How do we “Live Up” to what God has called us to? Paul tells the church to keep their eyes on those who live like he does and also to follow His example of following Christ.
Paul challenges us to “Live Up” to what we have attained. Let’s find out what that means!
It is easy to get ‘stuck’ in the past either from regret and guilt or nostalgia and pride.
Paul makes a bold confession that he hadn’t “arrived” yet. We need to avoid arrogance on one side and discouragement on the other in order to “press on”!
We’ve probably heard the challenge from scripture to “take up our cross and follow Jesus,” but what does that actually look like? We find out from Paul that it means we need to put to death anything in our hearts that doesn’t honor or serve Jesus and only seeks to serve ourselves. We’ve been given an invitation, but how will we respond?