Sunday Q and A Session 2


setting goal to read Bible

Setting Goal to Read Bible
Setting a goal to read the Bible is very important because we are told to Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8) 

One way of drawing near to God is reading His Word since it teaches us how He wants us to live the life He has given us.
Setting goal to read Bible

When setting a goal to read your Bible or to do anything else, you have to First sit down and calculate the cost to see if you have enough to complete it. (Luke 14:28) The only cost for reading your Bible after you have bought the Bible is the time you will spend reading it.  

After deciding to create the time to read your Bible, follow these steps to make a set a Bible reading goal:

1. Make your Bible reading goal specific by deciding how often you will read it. 
For example you can say, “I will read the Bible every day”. 

2. Make our Bible reading goal measurable by using units you can assess like chapters and verses. 

For example you can say, “I will read 1 chapter of the Bible every day”. 

3. Make your Bible reading goal attainable by deciding when you will read your Bible. 
For example you can say, “I will read 1 chapter of the Bible each morning”.

4. Make your Bible reading goal realistic by deciding how you will create the time to read your Bible. 
For example you can say, “I will wake up 30 minutes earlier than my usual wake-up time of 5.00 am so that I can read 1 chapter of the Bible each morning”.

Therefore your final Bible reading goal can be: “I will read 1 chapter of the Bible every day in the morning from 4.30 am”. 

As you read your Bible be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and do not let your goal rush you since it some situations God may want to minister to you from just once verse and keep you fixed on it until He reveals every thing He wants you to know. 

In addition, keep a pen and paper nearby as you read your Bible so that you can write down any insights you receive. 

Schedule some time to also pray during your Bible reading session. 

I also suggest that you read Christian Goal Setting.


Bible verses on self care

Bible Verses on Self Care
Bible verses on self care that you can use as Christian affirmations to help you view yourself as someone precious and worthy of love and respect from yourself and from others include:
1. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Adapted Psalm 139:14) 
Bible verses on self care
2. I am made in the image of God. (Adapted Genesis 1:27)

3. I have a treasure in this earthen vessel. (Adapted 2 Corinthians 4:7)


4. I am God's Masterpiece created in Christ to do good works which God prepared for me. (Adapted Ephesians 2:10)


5. I shall love my neighbor as much as I love myself. (Adapted Mark 12:31)
Bible verses for self love

To learn more Bible verses on self care I suggest you read Sunday Q and A Session 1 and How To Love Yourself
Bible verses on self care


Bible verses to fight anxiety

Bible Verses to Fight Anxiety
Bible verses to fight anxiety include:
1. Do not be anxious about anything. In every situation combine prayer and supplication with thanksgiving as you make your requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Bible verses to fight anxiety

2. Behold I am the Lord, The God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:7)

Bible verses to fight anxiety

3. Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

Bible verses to fight anxiety

4. There are more with us than with them. With them are mere men. With us it is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

Bible verses to fight anxiety

5. The battle is not mine. It is the Lord's. (Adapted 2 Chronicles 20:15)

Bible verses to fight anxiety

6. All things work together for the good of those who love God. (Romans 8:28)

Bible verses to fight anxiety

How to fight anxiety with prayers

Fighting Fear and Anxiety with Prayers
For fighting fear with prayers I suggest that you read Sunday Q and A Session 1 and How to Fight Fear with Bible Verses

For fighting anxiety with prayers, I suggest that you personalize anti-anxiety Bible verses like those listed above and uses as your prayers. For examples you can pray,
1. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me not to be anxious about (name your problems). I present them now to You and I thank You for the good solution you are going to provide. (Philippians 4:6)

2. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me with (name your problems) because I know that You are the God of all flesh and there is no problem that is too hard for you to solve. (Jeremiah 32:7)

3. Heavenly Father I thank You because a sparrow does not fall to the ground without your consent and I trust that you will solve these (name your problems) for me in Jesus. (Matthew 10:29)   

4. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me calm down and known in my deepest being that You are still God over this situation which has been caused by (name your problems). (Psalm 46:10)

5. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that You and Your Angels are with me in this situation which has been caused by (name your problems) and therefore I do not have to be anxious or worry about  it. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

6. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to help me remember that the battle to solve these (name your problems) is yours and not mine. (2 Chronicles 20:15)
Fighting fear and anxiety with prayers

Amazon books on cheating
If you are interested in Amazon books on cheating, I suggest you read How to Fight the Temptation to Commit Adultery with Bible Verses and How to Fight Lying with Bible Verses.
Amazon books on cheating Amazon books on cheating
It is bad to fight your family

Is It Bad to Fight Your Family?
My answer for the question, "Is it bad to fight your family?"is "Yes, it is bad to fight your family because Jesus tells us that A divided house cannot stand." (Mark 3:25) 

This means that if members of the same family or house are fighting each other that family or house will break down. That infighting in that family can make it fall socially, emotionally, physically and financially for example due to divorce.

If disagreements arise between members  of the same family or house, it is best to resolve the conflicts as soon as they develop. 
For effective family conflict resolution follow these steps:
1. Set a time for all the disagreeing or fighting parties to meet face to face.

2. Give each party time to air their grievances without being interrupted.

3. Focus on finding a 50 50 solution that addresses at least 1 need for each of the fighting parties. 
This means that at the end of the meeting each party should leave having felt that they were heard and they received something even if it is a promise that the other party will not do what upsets them.

To learn more I suggest you read Resolving Conflicts just like Jesus Christ.


is it bad to fight your family


Bible verses for when couples fight

Bible Verses for When Couples Fight
Bible verses for when couples fight can be divided into:


Bible verses to remind couples that they should be united:
A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined with his wife and the two of them shall become one flesh . (Ephesians 5:31)

What God has joined together let no one separate. (Mark 10:9)

Be of the same mind in the Lord. (Philippians 4:2)

Bible verses to remind couples to avoid hurting each other:
Marriage is honorable and the marriage bed should be kept pure. (Hebrews 13:4)

Do not deal treacherously with your wife. (Malachi 2:15)

Do not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14)

Bible verses to remind couples how to treat each other:
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted and forgiving just as God forgave you through Christ. (Ephesians 4:32)

Be humble, gentle, patient, bearing with one another in love and making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3)

Put on compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, bearing with one another and forgiving each other.  (Colossians 3:12-13)

Do not do anything out of self-ambition or conceit. In humility, esteem your spouse as better than yourself. Look out not only for your interests but also for the interests of your spouse. (Adapted Philippians 2:3-4)

Husbands love your wives as yourselves and wives respect your husbands. (Ephesians 5:33)

Above all things put on love since it is the perfect bond. (Colossians 3:14)

Above all things love each other fervently because love covers many sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

Love is patient and kind. It does not envy and it is not proud or conceited. Love does not behave rudely and it is not selfish or irritable. Love does think evil thoughts or rejoice in evil as it rejoices in good. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Bible verses to remind couples to incorporate God in their marriage
A cord of three strands is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)


Trust in God with all your heart and do not rely on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct you. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

Bible verses to remind couples to forgive each other:
Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we forgive those who have wronged us. (Matthew 6:12)

Repay no one evil for evil. (Romans 12:17)

Bible verses to remind couples to resolve their conflicts quickly:
Can two walk together unless they be agreed? (Amos 3:3)

Do not let the sun go down on your anger. (Ephesians 4:26)

If as you bring your gift to the altar you remember that your spouse has something against you, leave your gift there and first go to reconcile with your spouse and then come and offer your gift to God. (Adapted Matthew 5:23-24)

To learn more Bible verses for when couples fight I suggest that you read Sunday Q and A Session 1 and How to Fight for Your Marriage with Bible Verses.
Bible verses for when couples fight


Christian relaxation and meditation exercises

Christian Relaxation and Meditation Exercises
Christian relaxation and meditation exercises that you can do to manage stress include:
Meditating on Bible verses
Meditation has been scientifically proven to be an effective relaxation technique. The Bible also tells us to Meditate on your bed and be still. (Psalm 4:4) 

Therefore meditate on relaxing Bible verses by following these steps:
1. Lie down in a quiet place 

2. Close your eyes 

3. Take several deep breaths to relax your body

4. Focus your mind on Scriptures like the following:
a. God is faithful. (1 Corinthians 10:13) 
b. God is perfecting that which concerns me. (Psalm 138:8) 
c. God opens His hand and satisfies my desires. (Psalm 145:14-16)
d. God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than I could ever ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) 
e. God is filling all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
f.God is lifting up His countenance upon me and giving me peace. (Numbers 6:26) 
g. With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26) 
With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26


Listening to Scripture CDs and MP3s

Listening to CDs and MP3s with Bible verses is another Christian relaxation exercise since it calms your mind and body. 

Therefore buy Christian meditation CDs and MP3x or create your own by recording yourself speaking the Scriptures that speak to you.

Make it a point to listen to these relaxing Scriptures at least once a day as you commute to work, do your house chores and even as you exercise.


Visualization

Visualization is another effective Christian relaxation exercise. To use visualization to manage stress follow these steps:
1. Pray and ask God to help you resolve your stressful situation.

2. Believe or have faith that He will do it. 

3. Visualize yourself with the stressful situation resolved. 
Since Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) picture yourself with your mind's eye in the stress-free situation you are hoping for and feel yourself having the things you need to resolve the stressful problem. 

For example if you need a car to get to work, pray and ask God for a car, believe that He will give you the car and then picture yourself with your mind's eye in the car you are hoping for and feel yourself driving that car to work.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Listening to Christian music
Listening to worship music is another Christian relaxation exercise since it can calm your spirit and mind as it helps your body relax. Therefore make it a point to worship God when troubles threaten to overwhelm you. 

You can find a good selection of Christian worship music from YouTube to sample before buying your own MP3s and CDs.  


Singing

Singing is another great Christian stress management exercise since it is known to reduce tension. Therefore when stress is trying to wear you down, schedule time to sing Christian praise songs because:
1. The act of singing will help you relax.

2. Singing praise songs also helps you resolve your stressful situation for God is enthroned in praises. (Psalm 22:3) Enthroning Him as God over your stressful situation enables you to have The peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7) when you believe that it is His will which will be done and not that of the enemy.  

3. Singing Christian praise songs is a spiritual warfare weapon which will help you resolve your stressful situation. We can see this from King Jehoshaphat who placed the choir infront of the army when they were going to fight multiple enemy armies. The choir was singing, "Praise the Lord because His mercy endures forever" (2 Chronicles 20:21) and when they begun to praise God, He made the armies from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir who had come to fight the Israelites fight and destroy each other. (2 Chronicles 20:22-23)

Paul and Silas were also praying and praising God at midnight when the foundations of their prison crumbled and the doors flung open. (Acts 16)   


Laughing
Laughter is another proven Christian relaxation exercise that is also approved by the Bible since we are told that A merry heart is as good as medicine. (Proverbs 17:22)
A merry heart is as good as medicine Proverbs 17:22
To learn more read Managing Stress with the Word of God and Rules of Relaxation 
 

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