Overcoming Anxiety and Fear- What a relief!

Posted: May 2, 2009 in Cool Stuff just for you

Podcast Notes for Take Him With You episode #050209 What a Relief! Overcoming Anxiety and Fear.

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Direct link: http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/050309whatarelief.mp3

We start things out with a quick promo for Treks In Sci Fi podcast. http://www.treksinscifi.com

RICK’S HOUSE

My friend Jerry bought me the Star Trek Pez collecters set. COOL!

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My Pez dispensers.

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I have been looking for the cool new phaser from the New Star Trek Movie…

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I play some music and talk about my new Kustom Guitar Amp

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I talk about Stargazing.

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I talk about my visit with my family up on Bainbridge Island.

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Here I am with my family and their Japenese exchange student Momoko. She was in “Kiss me Kate” a musical at Bainbridge Island High School.

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My brother in law Rick puts sugar water in the hive for the honey bees.

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Andrew and Papa!

I play a promo from Jenny and Kenny from Knights Of the Guild podcast http://knightsoftheguild.podbean.com

WORDS OF WISDOM
Matthew 14:22-34 (New Living Translation)

22 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.

24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. 25 About three o’clock in the morning[b] Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”

27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here![c]

28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”

29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.

So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong[d] wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.

34After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed. 36 They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed.

I then play a promo for my Star Trek Parody site http://www.christrocks.com/parody

Then on to a nice promo from the ladies from the anomaly podcast http://www.anomalypodcast.com

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I talk about overcoming anxiety and fear in my life. I read out of a great passage of scripture from the Message Bible where Jesus talks about worry and fear.

Matthew 6:19-34

19-21“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

22-23“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

24“You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money both.

25-26“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

27-29“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

How we deal with what happens to us is almost more important that what happens to us to begin with.

Symptoms of anxiety:
Indigestion, no sleep, paranoid, overwhelmed all the time, depressed.

The root of anxiety is FEAR and CONTROL.

What do you concentrate on? How do you treat people? We harvest what we plant.

I talk about how we seem to worry more about money and what we wear than we do the relationships in our lives.

Some insight from this discussion:

1. Give our worry and anxiety over to God.
The serenity prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

2. Write it out- (the worst case/best case scenario)
Things could always be worse! Journaling, rationally looking at things helps tremendously.
Have someone look at it with us. It helps to have a fresh set of eyes and opinions.

FEAR– False Evidence that Appears Real.

Fear is the exact opposite of Faith.

3. Make sure we are sleeping and physically active. (concentrate on God)
Mediate on scriptures and think about what God says about our situation.

God uses all sorts of ways to help us with anxiety. Sometimes chemical imbalances can effect us. Most of the time, we can control anxiety by focusing on God and his love for us. Pratically we need to slow down and look at things more holistically.

We are a Spirit, with a soul (mind, will & emotions) that live in a body. (God made us like him)

Then I say a prayer.

I play a cool song by the Allies called “don’t you worry”

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Come winter, come summer
Come the springtime or fall
I will be there for you, whenever you call
Come feast or come famine
Come the rumours of war
When My Kingdom returns, then Death rules no more

When there’s trouble all around you
And you friends become few
You will feel My arms surrounding you

(chorus)
Don’t you worry, tomorrow will take care of itself
And I’m taking care of you
Don’t you worry, you can depend on Me for help
I’ve given My word to you

In good times, in bad times
At the worst time of all
I’ll take over the fight when your back’s to the wall
In deserts, in canyons
Where you can’t find a shore
When you call out My name the heavens will pour

Please let me know what you think of the podcast email me rick@takehimwithyou.com

Thanks to all that have been helping support this effort. We really appreciate you and are thankful for your friendship.

I end the program with a promo for my friend Med’s podcast Waffle On http://waffleon.podbean.com

Next week: “What the heck am I?” What’s your spiritual gift?

Direct download of this program: http://www.takehimwithyou.com/podcast/050309whatarelief.mp3

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