(Transcribed from actual tape) March 17, 1985 - AM
HOW TO FACE UNJUST CRITICISM
Let's bow for prayer together. "Dear Heavenly Father, we pray that Thou
will prepare us for worship. We come for this meeting with You and there's
so many conflicting thoughts, so many activities, ideas and thoughts and
pressures vying for our attention. May we solely direct our gaze and our
hearts upon Thee. And let Thy word and Thy truth penetrate deep within.
Yea, Father, we pray there will be life-changing decisions in this hour,
that men and women, and students and single adults and young people, and
boys and girls will say, "I believe in Jesus and His way of life, from this
day on w-l'i'l be iny way o-F 'life." Empowe-r us bFy Thy Spirit. C"Ieanse our
hearts and our lives, our minds, yea, our motives so that we, 0 Lord, may
truly be Thy children, alive in a dying world, whole in a broken society.
Dear Father, You speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word, and
Thy holy and divine message might not only be heard, but may it be received
and understood and incorporated into our living, for we make this prayer
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
The contemporary world is giving a lot of thought to the subject of stress.
Books have been written. Individuals have committed their lives to its
study. In doctor's examination rooms where there are stomach aches and
chest pains, the subject of stress always comes up. We live in a world,
we live in a day, we live in an age in which stress is a very, very real
factor. We know that many diseases are caused directly or indirectly by
stress. Heart disease, cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, suicide, accidental
illness - all of these, scientists tell us - come from the root cause of
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