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6 Ways To Prevent Mental Overload

The spiritual battle which we engage in daily takes place mostly in the mind. Therefore, if we can learn to control our mind and manage it well, the enemy won’t be able to have his way with us. It sounds simple enough, but it takes practice. By practicing these tips I’m going to share with you, you’ll be able to keep your mind calm and sound. Here are six ways to prevent mental overload.

All scriptures come from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Be Strong

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

– Ephesians 6:10

The Bible tells us we’re in a spiritual war. Like any soldier at war, we cannot let our guard down. If we do, our enemy may strike and take us out. Likewise, it’s important to remain strong and not allow ourselves to become distracted or weak spiritually. It’s so important to continually pray to God and yield to the Holy Spirit.

When you’re not strong enough on your own, call on the Lord and the power of His might. When you are weak, He is strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10) By remaining strong, you’ll be able to withstand hardships without being wiped out. Read more

6 Steps To Calm Down When Life Seems Like Too Much

Life is hard and can seem to be too much at times. However, if you have the Holy Spirit with you, then you have the power to calm yourself down and regain control over yourself, your mind, and your life. Living a frustrated, worn-out life is no fun and causes us to experience so much unnecessary stress. Also, it causes those around us to be exposed to bad behavior and rotten moods. Therefore, there’s no excuse! If you want to walk a successful life with God, then you must learn to regain control once it’s been lost and start over. Here are six steps to calm down when life seems like too much.

Step 1

Don’t say anything! I mean it- just stop talking! When we’re completely flustered and stressed out, we speak recklessly. We’re ready to complain (a sin) and tell everyone just how miserable we are. This is not good for anyone, especially yourself. When you feel yourself losing grip on a situation, stop talking and take time to regroup.

Step 2

Analyze the situation and ask yourself if your emotions and attitudes are realistic. Sometimes we imagine things to be worse than they really are. Ask yourself, “Is my situation really that bad?” Are you stressed out and worried about something that may never happen? Are you spending time thinking about stressful situations that have already passed?

If you’re feeling angry, why? Did someone hurt you? If so, did they mean to hurt you? Sometimes we get mad over something that was a complete accident. Staying mad only hurts us. Read more

Fasting 101 | All About Biblical Fasting

If you’re new to fasting as a Bible believer, don’t worry. I’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about fasting.

Consecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
Into the house of the Lord your God,
And cry out to the Lord.”

– Joel 1:14

All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

My journey to fasting began when I sensed the Holy Spirit lead me to learn more about fasting. I order multiple books about fasting, but it didn’t take long at all until I realized God wanted me to fast. I was about ten pages into my first book when I sensed such a strong conviction to fast.

From there, I decided I was going to learn all I can about this subject in order to fast correctly. It’s been a habit I’ve implemented in my life and I can already see the difference in my spiritual walk. I pray to answer your questions and hope you try out fasting for yourself. Read more

Examples Of Fasting In The New Testament

There are many times in the Bible where the people of God fasted for spiritual purposes. Many people can brush that off and say, “Well, that was before Jesus came.” However, there are examples of fasting in the New Testament that shouldn’t be ignored.

Once you realize the early church and Jesus practiced fasting during their ministry, you’ll be interested in learning more about fasting so you can implement it in your own life as well.

All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Jesus

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.”

– Luke 4:1-2

Although Jesus was without sin and blameless before God, He is meant to be the Christian model to emulate. If He fasted, doesn’t that mean we should fast as well? Read more

Different Types Of Fasts

Unfortunately, there are many Christians who are unaware of the powerful impact of fasting and praying. I believe we’re missing out on the great benefits of the Kingdom of God and many victories over the enemy. There are different types of fasts outlined in the Bible. I want to go over them with you and discuss their differences.

All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Complete Fast

While there are times God may lead us to abstain from liquids as well as foods, it’s extremely dangerous. There are only two times in the Bible where fasting was done in this way for an extended period of time. These characters were Moses and Elijah. In both of these instances, they fasted forty days. However, they were under incredible supernatural circumstances and I don’t believe we should try to imitate their behavior. Read more