A refreshing podcast intended to help listeners get excited about beginning again each day or their entire life all over again, with a “loving” God at the center. www.livingitup.org
We all know what happens when we assume. And when you choose NOT to make assumptions, you are showing love. Today we discuss how to trust God to reveal truth to you like Joseph did when he thought Mary was unfaithful. Your perspective on your situation can change and you can also experience peace from giving people the benefit of the doubt. Remember, things are not always as they seem. Proverbs 3:5
Thanksgiving is one week away and we are looking so forward to it and hope you are as well! If you will be spending time around some strained relationships like we will be, we have four letters for you to meditate on! They help increase God's protection in your mind from the enemy's lies, decrease anxiety, and will fill your day with more of His presence, peace and favor, not just on a holiday but everyday! Inspired by Psalm 15:1-3
Our weather here in Texas is amazing and has been one less thing not to be concerned with today. So what are you worries at the moment? Why not choose to fill it with simple, joyous moments instead of fruitless worries? Find out why the less you allow worries and wrong thinking in the more you will enjoy today. Matthew 6:31-34
Often times it's just the way you think about things that determine your conclusions like with success and failure. They are both a matter of perspective. They are relative and measured differently by everyone. Find out why having an eternal perspective makes sense out of both. Colossians 3:2-3
Most things in life are learned and according to scripture that includes contentment. That means you can do something about your happiness instead of settling and just go through life with no joy. It starts by asking God where you lack contentment? Discontentment is usually at the root of unhappiness. Today we help you learn contentment. Philippians 4:11-12
It's possible to live a healthy, truthful life! It begins when denial stops. In this episode discover how acknowledging the truth about ourselves and no longer Ignoring the parts we don't want to deal with is the first step to obtaining the freedom you long for, and how to do it. James 5:16
Past wounds cause our view of life and of others to be skewed. How's your discernment? Until we see things as God does our life view will be flawed. Listen today and hear how to develop discernment in order to distinguish what's right and wrong in your heart, in others, and the world around you. I John 5:20
Are you ever tempted to wonder if following God is really worth it when you see people happy and prospering who don't seem to love Him? Find out why having a heart that longs for HIS presence forever in eternity is always worth it!! Psalm 73:2-3 and Jeremiah 12:1-3
Are you drawn to things and people that are authentic? Can't we just be real with each other? God is no different about that when it comes to us, too. Getting real with Him causes Him to get real with you. So trust the Lord with your disappointments, your unmet expectations and confusion. You WILL find Him faithful to comfort, forgive and guide you. Jeremiah 33:1-26 is a book that is full of what God WILL do but you gotta trust Him first!!
Decisions. Choices. How many have been made for you? How many will you make this week? If you're disappointed with a choice you have already made or one that has been made for you, we will share first hand how The Lord used our good and bad choices in our lives for our good! Proverbs 3:5-6
Are you good at delegating? Once you do can you resist micro managing the person to whom you have trusted to do the job to like transforming your life? In this episode we discuss how that kind of humility and faith towards God results in His responsibility to bring about those changes in you. Psalm 51:10-12
God is so giddy when He sees us living the abundant life Jesus died for us to live and when are trusting Him. He said in scripture, "Become as a little child" (Matthew 18:3). What a great way to be in the beautiful season of Fall! But this scripture has so much more meaning. Today, we discuss it and how it will help you experience God and grow closer to Him not just when the season changes but all the time!
One of the most devastating things that can happen to a person is to believe no one wants to hear what they have to say or that no one even cares. It's amazing that Jesus thinks of us as much as the number of grains of sand in all the world. That's how much He loves you and me. Psalm 116:1-2 Psalm 139:18
You have choices you're not helpless! But do you feel like a doormat, the distorted version of “meekness?” If this describes you then today, you'll be encouraged that it's not God's best for you and you'll hear how to stop volunteering for it. Galatians 6:5
If you are experiencing drought and distress, today could be the day you take the 1st step out of your wilderness space. God's word is full of promises to bring you out and they come with a reasonable condition...you doing your part. With your cooperation He is willing and ready to meet you there! Luke 22:42
We get it if sometimes you feel you are you too busy to pray. On the other hand, we want to encourage you to pray before everything else. It's your opportunity to hear from God, how you will find guidance for the day's decisions, and reveals your humility and dependence on God. Today, hear about all the wonderful things God provides when you turn to Him in prayer and how prayer positions you right where God wants you...totally dependent on Him. Psalm 16
Hello Friend! Hello Tuesday! We just want you to know that God is the best parent ever and a loving Father. He's not mad at you and He loves you BUT He does show His discipline towards our mistakes and rebellion. It's not uncommon to be unaware that God's discipline can cause feelings of abandonment and being overwhelmed. If you are feeling God's discipline don't despair! His grace and protection is never beyond your reach! Proverbs 3:11-12, Psalm 60:1-5, Revelations 3:19
Hello Friend! Happy Monday! Do you get tired of mentally keeping score when it comes to reaching out or loving others first? Why not stop waiting? Loving others FIRST stops you from being a victim. Inspired by 1John 4:19 "We love Him because He first loved us."
As tough as tough love is to give "capable" people can finally grow from "their" choices. The enabling can finally stop and God can reveal the life lessons He can teach you both through "their" decisions. So resist the temptation to play God. Trust those humans to Him with your support, love, and compassion and watch the spiritual growth. Here's what Jeremiah 29:11 has to say for all of us: "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a HOPE!
If you are wondering if the desires in your heart are the ones God has for you then this is the podcast will help! Straight from scripture, we discuss how lining your desires up with God's and how praying this simple prayer will keep you moving in the destiny He has just for you instead of just trying to figure it out Psalm 37:4-7
Have you ever thought of rejection as being a springboard into new beginnings? Did you know that rejection can also be God's protection and end up being one of your greatest blessings? We have had our share of rejection and once we changed our perspective about it many times we've discovered God allowed it to get us back in our lane or to enter it for the very first time. In this episode get ready to discover how rejection can do the same things for you, too! Luke 10:10-11
Did you know fear usually originates from two things? Believing you won't get something you want or you will loose something you already have. Fear is something I (Teresa) learned about early in my childhood. Until I understood how it originated it also diminished my self esteem. After listening today you will discover how to eradicate the root of fear so you can rest in how much you are loved and valued in Christ and how to reclaim you self-esteem. Inspired by Psalm 27:1
Here's to Monday and hitting rock bottom! NOW God can finally do that new thing in your life because He loves you. Today, we discuss how changes in you become God's responsibility. All you need to do now is keep choosing His ways over your own. Isaiah 43:!9
Married or single, this one is for you! Before we met we were blessed with wise folks with great wisdom regarding what NOT to do in marriage! In fact, that wisdom applied to all our relationships. Our part was to ask for their help. It's tough living in a world that promotes marriage and families so today we discuss the importance of preparing for marriage FIRST in order to have the blessed marriage you long for or hope for the one you are already in! Colossians 3:15
Have you lost your spirit of joy? Does living in a troubled world make life seem like a game of survival filled with hard work and a daily grind of fear? Maybe it's because you are trying to do it all yourself. God is there for you and wants to help you gain your sense of purpose by re-connecting with Him. Psalm 121:1-3
Difficult days and things can bring out qualities in you that otherwise might not have surfaced, like courage, faith and your need for others. There are also good, truth-filled thoughts to dwell on like "this too shall pass" and "no problem lasts forever. We are all experiencing the chaos of the world together and today we are here to encourage you! 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Don't let it drag you down. If you are questioning God for answers to something that you did not see coming, you will find reasons today how not to blame Him. He has the answers so trust He will give them to you when He knows you are ready, if He wants you to have them at all. We discuss that and why Psalm 27:4 is what matters most.
The Hardware Store Has No Perfume. We discovered that going to people who have a hard, hurting heart to get our needs met is like going to the hardware store for perfume. They have nothing to offer and if we keep going there all we will get is more hurt. Today, discover how to keep your expectations of people realistic by remembering we are all hurting humans in need of our Savior. 2 Corinthians 2:15
Need to see God move in your life? We've discovered that when we are playing it safe and thinking too much about ourselves life seems "me"diocre? So are you playing it safe and not taking risks with God? He loves you and wants you to take risks with Him all the time! Discover the one thing that can forfeit the adventure of you seeing God move in your life. Hebrews 10:23
Is your life on hold from being in limbo? If we allow it, sitting on the fence can be a breeding ground for fear, mental exhaustion and instability. A real hell on earth. God is a mover and shaker and if you're in neutral from waiting on someone's decision or your own indecisiveness that's not His will and we want to help! Luke 16:19-31
Many people are experiencing trials, depression, grief, and difficulties on all levels. But there are still wonderful things going on that bring joy. If this sounds too good to be true, hang on because in this episode you'll discover where to find find joy that comforts and lasts during difficult times. James 1:2-4
Is your back up against the wall? Are you in between a rock and a hard place? Can you not win for loosing? Does it seem like no matter what decision you make it will be a bad one? Stay encouraged. God can make a way even though there seems to be none. We have seen Him do it for us and He will for you too! I Chronicles 21:13
Vacations are coming to an end. Back to school prep has begun. You're over-committed, running late, and there's traffic everywhere. All the conditions are right for stress to take over so what do you do? This insurance is all you need. It works for us every time. Psalm 107:1
It's true! You are powerless to change certain things, people, and the past. But, WHEN you surrender to God's will over your own, you'll receive His power to stop allowing it to affect you, your thoughts, and your life's purpose. So give yourself permission to quit! It's God's plan that will succeed anyway because He's still large and in charge. We discuss giving up the illusion that you have control and how to trust your Heavenly Father who loves you! Proverbs 19:21
Hurry up so you can wait. Those two things seem to go hand and hand a lot these days so instead of getting undone, when we simply remind ourselves that waiting time isn't wasted time. But it takes patience and perseverance to wait well. Today, we have suggestions to help you stay hopeful and kind during the MEAN time! Psalms 130:5