We deal with stressful situations every single day of our lives. We worry about impressing our boss, making sure we pay the bills, family, drama, the list could go on forever. But have you ever thought how you have been handling that stress? Do you over eat? Under eat? Maybe you don’t get enough sleep or too much sleep. Either way have you asked yourself, am I dealing with the stress in a spiritually healthy way? What I mean by that is yes, some people deal with stress in a heathy way but do you turn to God first? Or do you turn to something else first? If you turn to something else first then can it really be spiritually healthy?
But you might be thinking well I calm down first and then I talk to God. But here the thing God is the only thing that can actually give us a peace of mind that we are actually searching for. In Philippians 4:6-7 it says “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” God tells us that his peace exceeds anything we can understand.
So here’s a challenge pray to God for a peace of mind but also thank him for people he has given you and the situations you have been through.
This week in Fight Club we proved that God doesn't exist....
And then we proved he does.
It was confusing. Let me try and make it a little bit more clear.
We opened the meeting discussing common proof of gods existence and common arguments as to why he doesn't. For example, God exists because the Bible says so, we see him in our world, we have personal accounts of his existence. God doesn't exist because we have evil in the world, and there is no physical evidence.
We continued to discuss what is commonly known in theology as "the problem of evil" A simple principle which states that God cannot exist because:
Once we finished discussing this problem, there was a far bit of confusion, so we continued to read about Aquinas and his proofs of Gods existence.
Aquinas' 5 proofs describe simple examples of gods existence.
At the end of the meeting we were all quite confused, but that was the point. The goal wasn't to answer any questions, only to make people think on a deeper level about their faiths.
My name is Carly Smith and I am on the leadership team for FIGHT club. I help with making sure people write meetings, and making sure everyone knows what we talk about. I will be writing most of these posts on meetings that we have, but every now and again there will be a guest blogger. Please tell us what you think. I hope you enjoy:)