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Abundant Life TV – Brain Training part 4

Jesus commanded us, “don’t let your heart be troubled”. So, is it possible to control our response to challenges? In Brain Training part four learn how to stop feeling troubled, anxious, and afraid when you encounter difficult circumstances. Ashley and Carlie Terradez  explore what the Bible says about peace and even how to overcome death and grief!

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In Brain Training part 4 the key scripture of study is Mark 4.


Ashley: The Lord has given you the ability to let your heart not be troubled. You can do it, praise God. And we’re going to show you how. God has given us practical tools of how to stop our heart being troubled. Stay tuned. .
Announcer: Why live a normal life, when you could be living the abundant life? Welcome to the Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.
Ashley: Hello, and welcome to Abundant Life. We’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. Praise God. We’ve got a program today that you’re really going to love because we’re talking about how to stop your heart being troubled, how to stop being anxious, how to keep your thoughts stayed on the Lord. In fact, we’re calling this whole series, Brain Training.
Carlie: Amen. You can train your brain.
Ashley: You can train your brain.
Carlie: Have a new brain by Friday.
Ashley: Have a new brain by Friday.
Carlie: No, that’s not the title. But, you know.
Ashley: You could. You can renew your mind. Praise God. This is really what we need to be doing as born again believers, is renewing our minds to the promises of God, renewing our minds to the word of God. And we’ve already looked at Romans 12:@, where it talks about how we need to renew our minds because our spirits are already perfect. When you got born again, your spirit became brand new. You know, 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells that. All things became new. But what happens is is our spirit is new…, What happens is we have a soul, and we have a flesh, and our soul is made of our mind, will, and emotions. And we need to get our mind, will, and emotions in line with the word of God, line with our spirit, praise God. So we can see God’s results in our lives. God’s going to… if we don’t do this, we don’t renew our minds, God’s still going to love us. We’re still going to heaven, it’s still okay, but we’re not going to see-
Carlie: We’ll probably get there quicker, actually.
Ashley: You may get there quicker, because we haven’t got the power of God in us. But we’re not going to see the life God wants us to live. We’re not going to see the promises of God come to bear. We’re not going to live the life that God has planned for us. We’re not going to live the abundant life. And that’s God’s best for us, praise God. So why would you not want to live out everything that God’s paid for you to live out? He’s provided it for you, at his death, burial and resurrection. So why not live it out? Praise God. Why not appropriate everything God’s made available to you by grace, praise God, through your faith in that.
Carlie: We’re kind of jumping in here in the middle of a series. So if you’re just joining us, I want to encourage you to go back and watch the previous parts of this series. We’ve covered a lot of ground already, haven’t we? we’ve talked about the importance of renewing our mind, the importance of not living, not tolerating, fear. How to take our thoughts captive and really bring them, measure them up, and determine which thoughts are good, and which thoughts are from God, and which thoughts are from our flesh. We talked about measuring them up to the John 10:10 rule, didn’t we?
Ashley: Yeah. Are these thoughts leading to death, destruction and… Or kill, steal, and destroy, John 10:10? Or are they leading to life and the abundant life, praise God. In fact, we talked about Deuteronomy 30, about how God tells us, “I set before you life or death, choose life”. And it’s our choice, it’s your choice of what you think. In fact, the Lord says, Jesus said it many times, but in the Bible total, the Lord tells us, I think it’s 364 times, we established, or over 364 times, do not fear or do not let your heart be troubled. Do not fear. If God’s telling you, you can do that, that means you can do it. If God’s telling you, don’t fear. Don’t let your heart be troubled. It’s our responsibility to keep our minds stayed on the Lord and not allow our heart be troubled.
Ashley: In Philippians 4, Paul gives us some real practical advice on how to do that. Starting from Philippians 4:4, rejoice, always. And through to verse eight, where it talks about meditate on these things. Paul gives us a list of things to meditate on. He says, these are the things you need to be thinking on. And if you think on these things, you’re going to receive that peace. You’re going to experience that peace that’s a part of all understanding. And you’re going to experience that peace, that’s going to guard your hearts. And we can guard our hearts and we can also guide our hearts, right? It’s our job to guide our hearts. And we can guide our hearts in the way, Proverbs 23, right around verse 19?
Carlie: 15 and 19?
Ashley: 15? And 19. In Proverbs 23, somewhere, it says you can guide your heart. And when you guide your heart, praise God, how’d you do that? You do that by keeping your mind stayed on the Lord. As you think about God things, when you think about the word of God, when you, when you have a negative situation, when you’re going through a struggle or a trial or whatever it is, you replace those negative thoughts with the word of God. What does the word say about it? What does God say about your situation? And when you start agreeing with what God says, praise God, you’re going to start seeing God results. You’re going to start seeing good results in your life. Amen. As Carlie said it so eloquently last time, if you want a different harvest-
Carlie: Plant different crop.
Ashley: Plant different crops. Plant different seeds for different harvest. Amen. So what we’ve got today, Carlie?
Carlie: Absolutely. Ashley quoted this Isaiah 26:3. It says, keep your mind stayed upon the Lord and be kept in perfect peace.
Ashley: The Amplified’s really good.
Carlie: You want to read the Amplified? [crosstalk]
Ashley: I’ve got the Amplified here. It says, you will guard him and keep him in perfect peace and constant peace whose mind, both his inclination and his character, is stayed on you, Lord, because he commits himself to you. He leans on you and he hopes confidently in you. That’s our Isaiah 26:3 in the Amplified version.
Carlie: You know, there is a peace that comes from the Lord. A peace that surpasses all understanding. We mentioned this in Philippians, a peace that surpasses all understanding, that fills our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. You have peace as a fruit of your born again spirit. It’s actually part of your new nature. Peace is a natural part of each one of us believers, but oftentimes we fail to access the powerful force of peace that lives on the inside of us. Because like it says in Hebrews, as we’ve mentioned before, we are subject all of our lifetime to fear of death and bondage. Fear and peace cannot coexist. Fear and faith cannot coexist. And if we are dealing with fear, if we are dealing with a lack of peace, and maybe this could manifest in different ways. This could be a stress, worry, anxiety, fear of failure, fear of poverty. You mean you name it, right? Fear of sickness.
Ashley: Fear of man.
Carlie: Fear of man.
Ashley: People’s opinions of you. That’s a huge deal.
Carlie: Insecurity generally comes from not really guiding our hearts. And then this process that we’re talking about is described in Romans 12, called renewing our mind. As we renew our mind to what God says about us, rather than what the world says about us or what our previous experience has told us, whether that’s good or bad or our education, or upbringing, when we let the word of God guide our hearts, we will find that we’ll be people that walk in peace. And that doesn’t matter what the circumstances are.
Ashley: Well, I was going to say.
Carlie: We can be peace above the circumstances.
Ashley: A lot of times we’re waiting for our circumstances to change, and then we’ll have peace. A lot of times I used to think, well, we have everything worked out. If I’ve got this job or if I’ve got this situation, if I didn’t have this relationship in my life. Maybe there’s someone in your life that’s, my friend calls him, sandpaper people, rub you out the wrong way.
Carlie: They just irritate you.
Ashley: If only that person… I didn’t have to work with them. Or if only that person, wasn’t my neighbor. If only they’d move. We think that the outward circumstances, if my neighbors are watching, I love you. I’m not talking about you, but we think the outward circumstances will actually give us peace. We think if everything was lined up, okay, then we’d get peace. And that’s not true.
Carlie: Peace doesn’t come from the outside, peace comes from the inside out.
Ashley: Amen. Worldly piece is looking for things that… that’s not, that’s not real peace. Real peace, spiritual peace is inner peace from God. And it doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. In fact, we’ve experienced this supernatural peace when our lives have been crazy on the outside, right? And we’ve gotten through all sorts of trials and tribulations and things. You can receive that peace. You can activate that peace. In fact, you already have it on the inside of you. You already have it as a fruit of your spirit. It’s just up to you to activate it or not. And how you do that is by keeping your mind stayed on the Lord, refusing to let these other thoughts enter in and taking them captive and making sure that they’re not entering your heart, making sure that you are guarding God in your heart against these negative thoughts.
Carlie: Yeah. Let’s jump in here into the word in Mark 4. You’ll be familiar with this. This is the calming of the storm, okay? So it says in verse 35, that same day, when evening had come, he said to them, let us go across the other side. This is Jesus speaking, he’s given them a command to get in the boat and go across the other side. When they’d sent the crowd away, they took him just in the boat as he was. There were other boats with him as well. A great windstorm arose so that the waves splashed into the boat and it was now filling the boat with water. He was asleep. Jesus is asleep on the stern, asleep on a pillow, it says. They woke him and said, Teacher, don’t you care that we’re perishing? So they’ve gone from, there’s some water coming into the boat to surely we’re going to die.
Ashley: We’re going to die. I love this. The fact that the disciples said, Lord, don’t you care that we’re perishing? And any time you find yourself saying to God, “God, don’t you care?” Or “God, can’t you see my situation?” Or “Lord, don’t you care that I’m starving? Or don’t you care that I’m having this situation?” Anytime you start saying that to God, then-[crosstalk 00:08:42]
Carlie: You’re in trouble.
Ashley: You’re in the wrong. I mean, it’s not like, God’s not mad at you. He loves you. But that’s a wrong type of attitude. All of a sudden, you’re accusing God of not caring for you. I think like Mary and Martha had the same thing. Martha was like, “Lord, don’t you care that my sisters left to serve alone?”
Carlie: These people are going to starve.
Ashley: Anytime we say that, yeah, we’re in trouble. So if you pray that, I’ve prayed that. It’s like, Lord, can’t you see what’s going on here? Of course he can. And you know what? He wants you to succeed. He wants your things for your good, more than you do. He wants this situation turned around more than you do. So that’s not a good place to start. Is it? Lord, don’t you care? We’re going to die.
Carlie: The reason I believe that that they’d came up with this kind of attitude was because they didn’t realize he was in their boat in the first place. When we realize that we have Jesus on the inside of us, when we have the power of the kingdom of heaven on the inside of us, and when we have power inside of us to heal the sick, raise the dead, or cast any demon in hell. It doesn’t matter what waves and wind are going to come against us. It’s like, I’m sorry. Do you not know who’s in my boat, right?
Ashley: We’ve got God in our boat, we’ve got Jesus-
Carlie: We’ve got God in our boat. But let me tell you, Jesus wasn’t going to go down with the ship, right? That would have been kind of embarrassing, wasn’t it? The Messiah drowning in the Sea of Galilee. Oh, whoops, better create another one. I mean, seriously, big oversight. Do we think that God knows that storms are going to arise in our life? Absolutely. He doesn’t bring the storms, but is with us in the storms and he’d already given to the disciples the word. Let’s go to the other side. I want to tell you today, if you’ve got a storm that’s arising in your life, you’re going to the other side, don’t lose your peace over it. Hang on to Jesus. He’s not going to go down with the ship.
Ashley: It is pretty scary though. When you drowning in a boat, because I have been there. We had a boat, one time… I tell people the two best days in a boat owner’s life is the day you bought it, and the day you sold it. But I did buy a boat once because, can I say, is it okay>.
Carlie: I think you’re already there.
Ashley: It’s too late, I’m already there. Anyway, I bought this boat. I said, this will be great. I admit, I’d had this idea of taking my family out on the lake. So off we went on this boat. And before you launch your boat here, they make you undo the valve thing at the back of, whatever it is, to drain the water out and check-
Carlie: The plug?
Ashley: For what are they checking for? Is it mussels or crabs or something? There’s some sort of- [crosstalk]
Carlie: I don’t know. But there’s a plug in the boat. And it needs to be inserted.
Ashley: There’s a plug in the boat. And I didn’t put it back in. So off we went. And the next thing I know, we’re out in the lake, and I look back and… Our dog was with us. We had our three kids and that dog. And our dog [inaudible] like floating in the back. We actually [inaudible], the boat was sinking. I’m at the front, thinking, this is great. So the boat was sinking and it was a real problem. The dog was literally floating.
Carlie: It was a real problem.
Ashley: So then I was thinking, I know what I’ll do. I’ve heard this thing, that if your boat has a lot of water in it, if you give it more power… for me, more power usually solves the problem, whatever it is, more power. So I’ll just power out of it. I thought, if I just nail it and give it more power, then the water will come out. So I gave it more power, but the weight of the boat, at this time, being filled with water, was too much for the motor. And I burnt the motor out. And that’s when the that’s when the fire started. True story. So now the engine literally burnt out-
Carlie: So the motto of the story is, never get in a boat with Ashley.
Ashley: So the engine burn out, then I had to swim back. Anyway, but that was a great day on the lake.
Carlie: Anyway.
Ashley: I understand-
Carlie: In this moment-
Ashley: if your boats sinking, it’s scary, so the disciples were scared, their boat was literally sinking. We’ve got to understand. Sometimes we read these Bible stories. We don’t realize no, the disciples were actually scared for their life.
Carlie: Okay. Let’s look at Jesus’s response. Okay.
Ashley: So this is a real situation, they’re drowning, they think they’re going to die.
Carlie: Yes.
Ashley: Jesus responds.
Carlie: Look at what happens here. Verse 39: he rose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace, be still”. The wind ceased. And there was great calm. And he said, “then why are you so fearful? How is it you have no faith?” And it said, they feared greatly. He says, “How is it, don’t be fearful,” and so they’re feared greatly. Obviously. They feared greatly. And they said to one another, “What kind of man is he, that even the wind and the sea obey him? They didn’t really understand who Jesus was. He was hanging out with them in the flesh, but they didn’t really understand that he was the Messiah, and the power that he contained.
Carlie: When we really understand who is with us in our boat, we won’t approach the same situations with the same reactions anymore. We’ll see the same situations, but we’re going to see them through different eyes. What I want us to see here is the words that Jesus used in this moment were really significant. He could have said anything to those winds and waves. He could have called down legions of angels from heaven to pick the boat about the water and fly it to the shore. Right? He could have done all different things, but the words he spoke were really significant. He said, “Peace, be still”.
Carlie: The word peace here is the word, irene. Okay. It means to be at peace, to be at rest, to set at one again, to silence the noise. In the middle of all of the chaos, sometimes, when, if our thoughts are whirling out of control, there’s a lot of noise going on. And if we haven’t guided our heart, we’ve been talking about the importance of guiding our heart of speaking over it, of speaking the word of God over it, of protecting, of planting the word of God in our heart, and calling and pronouncing it blessed. That’s what the word, guide, means. Okay? To pronounce and call it blessed. To advance, to progress. If we haven’t been doing that, the noise of the situation around us will be louder than the voices in our heart.
Ashley: That’s good. So you’re talking about our own worry and anxiety, or maybe even outside people’s opinions. I’m thinking of Job and his friends. Wen you’re going through a situation, often you’ll have people giving you their opinions, and they’ll start forecasting things. Oh, this happened to my uncle so-and-so and this-
Carlie: We prayed for Aunt Mary and she died.
Ashley: She died within two weeks and all this type of stuff. And you get well-meaning people.
Carlie: The negativity
Ashley: The negativity comes in and whatever the struggle is, the storm you’re going through. This is a representation. It could be a storm in your finances or a storm in your relationship, a storm in your health, whatever the storm is you’re going through, there’s a lot of noise. And often the enemy and your own flesh will start speaking to you, and you’ll start feeling all this noise and hearing all these opinions and things. It can be hard to hear God’s voice in the middle of that.
Carlie: Yeah. But you know what? Peace is a powerful force. We are carriers of the prince of peace. We have the force of peace on the inside of us. This is a powerful thing. It means to silence the noise, to set at one again. In fact, this is so powerful, this is exactly what Jesus instructed his disciples in John 14. If you go to John chapter 14, this is right before Jesus left and he said he was going to go see his father in John 14:1. So it was kind of like some of his last conversations that he had with his disciples before he was crucified. He said to them, “Look, let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe in me. In my father’s house are many dwelling places. If not, I would not have told you”. He says, “:et not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in me”.
Carlie: Okay? So he’s explaining to his disciples, listen, I’m going to go, the holy Spirit’s going to come, but I’m leaving you with something. I’m leaving you with something. Let not your heart be troubled. You know, the word troubled. It means to be stirred or agitated, to be stirred up with fear or doubt, to have a mind that’s anxious or in distress to roll the water, is what it means. To be stirred, to roll, the churning of the water.
Ashley: [inaudible].
Carlie: Yes, exactly. Have you ever felt on the inside, like your stomach’s just in knots?
Ashley: Yeah, yeah, when you’re really anxious.
Carlie: Like you’re worried about something and it’s rolling over you. You kind of feel nauseous. You can feel that rolling on the inside. This is what he’s talking about. He says, “don’t let your heart…” Remember your heart… We talked about this. It’s used interchangeably with the word, soul. Okay. Or your mind, your will, or emotions. Don’t let your mind, your will, your emotions, your passions, your thoughts, your desires be stirred up with anxious thoughts or fear. Don’t allow that to happen. Believe in God. Believe also in me.
Carlie: Now, if Jesus says something more than once, you really know we need to listen, right? It’s like when your mom asked you to do something more than once, right? If you don’t do it… You need to pay attention. He repeats himself in verse 27. Okay. This is all in the same chapter. He says, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.
Carlie: You see, a heart that is troubled will naturally produce fear. If fear is being produced, if we’re sensing fear, it’s because our heart is troubled, right? And remember, we’re the ones that can let not our heart be troubled. I can’t, let not your heart be troubled. We’re the only ones that can do that.
Ashley: We have to be responsible for our own hearts, responsible for our own thought life.
Carlie: We’re responsible for our own heart. And how we take charge and how we stop fear from manifesting in our life, is to lead it. It’s to guide it. It’s to speak over it, to pronounce over it, to call it blessed. To repeat about our situation, what the word of God says about our situation.
Ashley: Amen, that’s good.
Carlie: To call them things that be not as though they are. That’s how we let not our heart be troubled. And if we let not our heart be troubled in the first instance, when we first start to get the stirring, we’ll find that it never actually gets to the point where it produces the fear.
Ashley: That’s really good. I’m just thinking when we move to Bible school, in 2006, we moved to Bible school and basically our income went to zero. We had to move to the other end of the country in England to go to Bible school. So I gave up my business. Our income went to zero. And our expenses went up like five times because we put our kids in private school. We were both full-time Bible school students. And within the first few weeks, all of a sudden, I realized that our bank account was going down. We ate up all our savings. After about a month or so, we started going into debt. And I had that fear. I was like, how am I going to provide for my family? And I had this fear come on me. And I was anxious, I was scared. I had this worry all the time, constant, like what’s going to happen. And other people were advising me, and some well-meaning people, oh, you’re not going to make it. Or maybe you should quit Bible school and go to work and all these different things.
Carlie: We call them Job’s friends.
Ashley: Job’s friends, yeah. And I had all this advice, but I was in fear and I had this constant worry and concern about how I was going to make ends meet, and how I was going to make it work, to pay the rent and to pay this tuition and everything else. And was going into debt at the time.
Ashley: But I had to change that to decide, I’m going to change my thinking. I’m going to change what I’m thinking on. And I went to the word. I started writing out post-it notes about, you know, Philippians 4:19, my God will supply all your needs according to his riches. And I started to meditate on the fact that God is my source. I said to meditate on the fact. And I started to meditate on the fact. God called us to get to Bible school. He told us to go there. Where God guides, he’ll provide.
Ashley: Now I didn’t just sit around and do nothing. I prayed. And first of all, I got rid of that worry. And I started meditating on God’s word and I replaced those thoughts. And then I started to put my hands in things. It said so many times in the scriptures, God will bless the works of your hands. Deuteronomy 28, Deuteronomy 8:18 says he gives you the power to get wealth. So I started to realize, I can have a part to play in this. I need to put my hands or something. But I didn’t have that doubt and worry and anxiety anymore. I was at peace.
Ashley: And it was almost like nothing had changed in the circumstances. We were still in debt. We still had no way of bringing in income. We still were in this situation, but I had peace. And I was like, you know what? God’s going to provide. It’s going to be okay. God called us here. He’s going to provide. And then I went out and started to put my hands to things and actually started up another small business on the side that I was able to do while at Bible school. And the long and the short of it is, income started coming in. We got out of debt very quickly. And in that two years, we was in Bible school, the testimony is, in that two years, we was in Bible school, we lived a better lifestyle and we gave away more money than when we was in full-time business.
Ashley: Yeah. So it just shows you that, I changed my thinking. I got rid of that fear. And then I could think clearly, and I was able to hear God’s voice. And God told me, go and do this, go and do that, go and see this person. And I could hear God’s voice. I did these things and they resulted in increase, in income coming in. But I couldn’t have heard God’s voice, I couldn’t have done those things, if I stayed in that place of, how am I going to make it? We’re going to run out of money. We’re not going to make it. And that’s what happens when we let our heart be troubled. We can’t hear God’s voice. We don’t know what direction to go in. So that’s why it’s our responsibility to change our thinking, change our focus. Whatever you focus on is going to get bigger, so change your focus from the problem to the solution.
Carlie: I’m just thinking, there is something that troubles people’s hearts more than sometimes the church addresses. And that’s grief. When people have been through trauma, when they’ve been through grief, their heart becomes troubled. And I like how Jesus deals with this. Let’s look here in John chapter 20. Now, remember, we’ve been reading through John, where Jesus says to the disciples, “Don’t let your heart be troubled. I’m leaving you my peace”. Remember? They’ve been through the storm, where he spoken peace to the storm. This is a phrase that he would have said multiple times and that they would recognize as being from him.
Carlie: So this is after Jesus has been crucified and the disciples are afraid, right? They’ve followed Jesus around for years and things haven’t turned out how they had they wanted to.
Carlie: Hope deferred troubles the heart. Grief troubles the heart. Unmet expectations trouble the heart. They set into a chain reaction, negative thought processes. Okay. Look at this. It’s John 20:19: On the evening of the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews [they’re hiding for their lives]. Jesus came to them and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace, be with you”. This is a very significant phrase. They would have recognized immediately who this was. When he had said this, he showed them him hands and his sides. And the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace, be with you”. He wanted to make sure they knew who he was. Okay? As my father has sent me, even so I send you. Receive the holy spirit. Okay?
Carlie: Now, this is all wonderful for the people that were there, but there was somebody that was missing that wasn’t there. And it was Thomas. Looking verse 24, but Thomas, one of the 12, called The Twin, wasn’t with them. The other disciples told them, “We’ve seen the Lord”. Now look at him. He says, “Unless I see the nail prints in his hands and put my finger in the nail prints and put my hand in his side, I will not believe”.
Carlie: Now this is the sign of a troubled heart, when somebody says, “I will not believe”. This is a really strong statement. This comes from a heart that’s been wounded. And we can’t move on past something and just brush on over it without dealing with a wounded heart. This is part of renewing our mind. Our mind, will, and emotions.
Carlie: But look at how Jesus handled his he’s so sensitive. It says, after eight days, his disciples were again shut inside with the door shut. This is almost a reenactment of exactly the same scenario. Okay? Thomas was with them and Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace, be with you”. The same phrase. And he says, “Put your finger here, look at my hands, put your hand in here and place it in my side and do not be faithless, but be believing”. Jesus said, “Thomas, because you’ve seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed”.
Carlie: Jesus reenacted, for Thomas’s benefit, almost exactly the same scenario. Thomas didn’t say, “I will not believe,” because he was just in a bad mood. People don’t just come to that conclusion because they’re stubborn or they’re mad or they’re just fed up. He was speaking from a heart that was wounded. He was grieving. He’s just lost his best friend, his teacher, his mentor, somebody… I mean, you can imagine, this was a grief. And I just want to encourage you.
Carlie: If you’re going through grief… we’re talking through this whole series about training our brain, overcoming mindsets that are negative, that are producing death in our life. That are hindering us from receiving and walking in all of the promises that Jesus has provided. If you’ve been through trauma, if you’ve been through grief, don’t just slap a bandaid on it and pretend it never happened. The holy spirit wants to be your comforter, healer, helper, friend. He wants to bring healing to your wounded heart. Amen. You’re not faithless. You’re not in unbelief because you’re stubborn. And because you’re mad and everything else. You’ve just got a wound there that needs healing. So right now I specifically wants a minister to be… I want to pray for people that have been wounded in their heart. Because it’s hurting you, and it’s going to… the devil’s been having a field day with you, and this isn’t going to change it until it’s addressed.
Carlie: So if this is you, actually let’s just pray for the people. Right now, I just speak to all of those people whose hearts have been wounded. Lord, we invite you. We invite you to come on here, holy holy spirit. Be our comforter. Be our healer. Be our helper. Be our friend. Holy spirit, you are our counselor. Right now, we invite you to come into those places that have been touched with grief and with pain and with unmet expectation and unspoken secrets. Lord, we invite you to come in into the dark places in our heart and heal even the shadows. Lord, we speak right now. We declare over our hearts that you are the ruler of our hearts. We lead our hearts. We guide our hearts in Jesus’ name. We come against the lies of the enemy. We call them to fall to the ground right now, and we speak life and peace and healing even over the wounded places. I declare over you today, nothing missing, nothing broken. Nothing missing, nothing broken. I release over you deliverance from grief, from fear and from pain, right now. Receive it in Jesus’ name. Thank you, Lord.
Ashley: Thank you, Jesus. Yes.
Carlie: Amen.
Ashley: Thank you, Lord. Isn’t God good? Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord. If you’ve received, or if you need ministry, the details are on your screen. We have phone lines you can call. We have ways you can write. Our ministry would love to hear from you. We’d love to minister to you more. If this has touched you today. Then go ahead and phone that number. And we’ve got prayer ministers that would love to pray for you and to minister for you more, praise God. So thanks for joining us today. Praise God. We’ve had a great time with you joining us. And we look forward to next time for the Abundant Life. Praise God. We’ll be back real soon. With another episode of the Abundant Life
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Ashley: Hey, today, we’ve been teaching about how to train your brain. Brain training. How to keep your mind stayed on the Lord, and how to not let your heart be troubled. God has given you the ability to guard your heart. He’s given the ability to not fear and to not be troubled. And whatever the storm you’re going through, whatever the situation you’re going through, if your heart is troubled today. Maybe it’s through grief, maybe it’s through missed expectations, whatever it is, maybe it’s through things that haven’t turned out the way you wanted them to turn out. Whatever’s troubling your heart today. Maybe it’s fear. Then I’d love you to get this series. Praise God. It’s going to help you. It’s the word of God, taught in a way that’s going to help you to stop your heart being troubled. The details on your screen. So get it today.
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Ashley: And when you realize the truth about you and who you are. Praise God, it’s going to change your world.
Carlie: God wants you well. He wants you living life abundantly.
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Speaker 4: She’s tinier than you think, but she is mighty.
Speaker 5: And they are so power-packed.
Speaker 6: And you see the fruit, the results.
Speaker 7: [inaudible] to see the word preached, and people healed and all that. It’s been awesome.
Speaker 8: You can take the truth of the word of God, throw it in with some laughter and it’ll make a difference in your life.
Speaker 9: To see it from Ashley’s standpoint of, just like go there, go boldly.
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