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Enemies of the Heart Characters å 9 ☆ Break free from the destructive power of guilt anger greed and jealousy Divorce Job loss Estrangement from family members Broken friendships The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways sometimes even Mpels you to act in undesirable ways sometimes even against your will Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forcesguilt anger greed and jealousyand how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships He says that left unchallenged they ha. First and foremost let me ask you thisHow are you doing This is not one of those uestions you can brush off and say “I’m fine thanks and you” Really stop and take a deep look inside yourself at your heart How is your heart doingThink about it for a moment Anything eating away at you If you are struggling with any of the four enemies of the heart guilt anger jealousy greed even lust – though it is not a true enemy of the heart as God did create it I urge you to pick up and read Enemies of the Heart It has been one of the most eye opening revelatory books I have read since well – since reading Eat to Live What Eat to Live has done for my physical body down 12 pounds now thank you very much Enemies of the Heart has done for my soul If emotional baggage could be uantified in pounds I have lost 100 lbs after reading this bookLately I have been struggling with sadness and anger Especially anger So so much anger I am good at bottling up the anger on the inside keeping it locked up and hidden away Most people I know I don't allow to see the anger surface – but just ask my husband or my girls They knowWhy is it that we take out our pain and hurt on the one’s that we love the most Not that I’ve ever meant to hurt them of course but it seeps out when my guard is let down Seeps out in subtle ways most of the time and when my 'soda bottle' has just been shook too much it explodes out of control before I can do anything but clean up the messIt was right after one such anger ‘soda bomb’ that I realized I needed to get control of the root of my problem and I found Enemies of the Heart on the Blogging for Books approved books for me to review The Lord works in wonderful waysPastor Andy Stanley takes passages from the Bible – straight from Jesus’ own words in his many parables – and explains step by step what it is that Christ calls us to do as Christians to do to overcome each of the four enemies of the heart guilt anger jealousy and greedMy favorite section was on forgiveness thus my anger when he used the parable in Matthew 1823 27 about the servant whose debt is is canceled by his master a debt he would never have been able to repay no matter how long he lived Then this servant who's just had his debt canceled for him turns around and throws a fellow servant who owed him just a small amount into prison because of what was owed to him which was legal for him to doForgiveness then is completely canceling a debt someone owes to us someone who does not deserve to be forgiven on their own merit No we forgive because Christ canceled out our debts debts we would never be able to repay Him back for in even a uadrillion years It is not only good for us to forgive because it frees our hearts from the chains of anger but it is downright hypocritical of us not to forgive a minor debt from a fellow human when our life debt was canceled out for us in Christ's own blood That my friends is powerful I am a grown woman and I have never looked at and viewed forgiveness in uite this way Yes I have always known that we are called to forgive because He has forgiven us but knowing that and actually having it embed in your heart are two totally different things Listen to the power of Christ's words to us “Then the master called the servant in ‘You wicked servant’ he said ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured until he should pay back all he owedThis is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart”And sometimes you have to re forgive the same people for the same thing and keep giving it to the Lord That's okay When you feel like they owe you remind yourself that that debt has been canceled The f

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Ve the power to destroy your home your career and your friendships In Enemies of the Heart Andy offers practical biblical direction to help you fight back to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you and to restore your broken relationshi. This is my second time of reading this and I have to say I think I found it valuable the second time round Stanley sets out four key issues of the heart that we need to make sure we’re aware of guilt anger greed and jealousy How do we identify these issues How do these issues manifest themselves in our lives How do we go about altering our behaviour in the light of what we’ve discovered about ourselves How do we open up our hearts to allow God to do some healing in us These are all uestions that Stanley answers well in these pages It’s not a big book but there are a few pageschapters that I certainly found uite challenging Four stars because I felt his humour was at times a tad inappropriate when he’d make the occasional comment an acuired taste I think and I also felt he contradicted himself a few times in his chapter on forgiveness But a valuable read nevertheless

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Enemies of the HeartBreak free from the destructive power of guilt anger greed and jealousy Divorce Job loss Estrangement from family members Broken friendships The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that co. The chapter at the end about how to help your children guard their heart is worth the cost of the book That means that you get to learn about the 4 habits to help you break free from guilt anger greed and jealousy at no charge Andy explains that each of these four foes is fueled by a single dynamic which makes them so problematic They each result in a debt to debtor relationship Guilt I Owe You Anger You Owe Me Greed I Owe Me Jealously God Owes Me Confess forgive give celebrate These are the habits that will change everythingThe chapter on teaching these habits to your children references Proverbs 423 Above all else guard your heart for everything you do flows from it Andy then talks about several uestions that he regularly asks his kids to help them learn what they should be watching out for They areIs everything ok in your heartAre you mad at anybodyDid anybody hurt your feelings todayDid anybody break a promise to you todayIs there anything you need to tell meAre you worried about anythingWhose failure would you secretly celebrate