Anxious for Nothing Week #2

Talk it Over 4/5/20

Icebreaker:

What is something from this past week that you have celebrated?

Discussion Starter:

What are some advantages to online or virtual communication?

Recap:

As we continue to learn how to be Anxious For Nothing we considered how God is inviting us to ASK.  Our big idea was that if it’s big enough to worry about, then it’s big enough to pray about. God desires for us to “let your requests be made known to God.”  (Phil. 4:6). And we considered how praying specific requests help us:

  1. Know who the answer came from
  2. Get serious about our prayers
  3. Get to the root of our own issues.

Scripture Reference:

Philippians 4:4-7; 1 Peter 5:6

Focus Questions:

  1. Describe how you physically and mentally feel when you are anxious.(I.e., sweaty palms, difficulty focusing, fast heart-beat, no desire to eat, wanting to eat everything)
  2. Read Philippians 4:4-7. How good are you at letting your requests be known to God? Do you lean toward the “God, you know what I need” way of thought?
  3. Read 1 Peter 5:6. What does it mean to you to “cast your anxiety” on God? How does one actually do that?
  4. If God is all-knowing, why would he want us to be specific in our requests to Him?
  5. What stops you from believing God can answer your specific request or declaring his help before it is received? How is this providing a safety net for God who is all-powerful?
  6. Why do we sometimes feel silly to pray for something specific (i.e., a new washing machine). How could the saying “if it’s big enough to worry about it’s big enough to pray about” change how you pray?
  7. How can a specific request to God lead to discovering root issues going on in our heart?