September 11, 2022 - 1 Peter 2 - When I’m Spiritually Sick

:bible2: When I’m Spiritually Sick – 1 Peter 2:1

:hawaiianshirt_1: Pastor JD talks about our spiritual health and what it is that we can do when we’re spiritually sick.

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Been a while since I shared my notes. :nerd_face:

  1. Get rid of the junk
    • malice - wishing suffering on another
    • deceit - lies, omission
    • hypocrisy - doing what you tell or expect others not to or vice versa
    • envy - wishing those who have something you want to not have it
    • slander/gossip - speaking ill of another
  2. Replace it with pure cravings
    • Word of God
    • pray
    • Philippians 4:8
  3. Develop a taste for the Lord
    • junk won’t taste so good anymore
    • when you’re filled with the Word of God you won’t crave the worldly
    • you will find you crave the Lord

Thank you, Pastor JD, for this teaching. . . And all the others! Grateful for those notes @Twi! I’ve been having a bear of a time with disciplining myself to pray and read the Word. Every day I’m hauling out a boatload of junk on a daily basis!! Mostly anxious thoughts, nagging “what ifs,” and an all consuming question centered on what to DO as daily we hear another “bombshell” about something!

And then there is the Word that comes . . . Yesterday it was about Noah. Knowing what was coming, he prepared. Today I processed 25 pounds of carrots to store away. At the end of a long day in the kitchen with my carrots, I wondered again, “What does “preparing” look like when you know your time is short? Is this all just a waste of time? I’d prayed for direction and felt strongly that I should buy that 50 lb bag of carrots and put them away for winter, but having followed halfway through I wondered again about what I would do if I knew I only had months or weeks to live. . . And processing 25 pounds of carrots wouldn’t make the list! Then I think “I should be banging down doors and screaming from the rooftops that JESUS IS COMING!! I should be spending everyday, many hours of the day, fasting and praying and weeping.”

Seems I just go round and round wondering if I’m really understanding WHY I’m here at such a time as this, and HOW am I supposed to be spending the moments of these precious last days. HOW am I to prepare? . . For WHAT am I to prepare? . . I feel like I’m going crazy sometimes!! Tonight, overwhelmed again by the flood of information, THIS verse came to mind . . .

I’m hauling my junk to the curb once again and clinging to this . . . Our deliverer is coming! Our rescue is coming!
Just give me Jesus!