Summary: Real help for families.
Php 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Php 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Php 4:6 Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer (earnest worship prayer) and supplication (asking) with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Careful - concern or worry respecting some event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness. it usually springs from fear or serious apprehension of evil
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts (thoughts feelings) and minds through Christ Jesus.
Peace – restful freedom from aggravation and disturbance, the prosperity of the Lord
Minds – inclination purpose state of mind ex. Depression, anger etc. how mind is excercised
Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Php 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Obstructions that block you from healthy and happy relationships.
1- Everyday stress - a state that arises from an imbalance between demand and capability. You must accomplish something and you do not know how or do not possess the tools you need. On the avg. 60% of Americans report feeling great stress at least once a week. When we constantly push ourselves to the limit emotionally, stress is magnified and hurts our relationships. If someone is stressed out easily and they quickly can go into anger mode something must be dealt with.
2- Satanic Assault – The path of marriage has been forged by God. God has always intended marriage to be a stronghold of honor companionship and love. Any deviation from Gods plan is something that has to be corrected. Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence (to be in awe respect) her husband.
Cherish - To treat with tenderness and affection; to give warmth, ease or comfort to. To hold as dear; to embrace with affection; to foster, and encourage; To treat in a manner to encourage growth, by protection, aid, attendance, or supplying nourishment;