Join me on this live story time destination series where I open up a conversation that will allow us to take a step back to basics with God, so we can explore true intimacy with Him without fear, condemnation, shame or rejection that some acts of religion cause. Life Unapologetic with Athyna Join me live visually: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKe0xbQAJtQx2pRdHBbDbFw 1 Hour Quiet Time with God E-Book: https://payhip.com/AthynaStewart
I am SO SORRY! I've been doing this "hack" forever and have NEVER talked about it! If you're NOT a morning person or are a mama who is still not sleeping through the night because #momlife — this episode is BIG TIME FOR YOU! Time to FINALLY learn my favorite hack to get time TO YOURSELF (yes QUIET TIME in the morning BEFORE your kids get up) without having to wake up early! Join The Tough Love Mom Squad on FB! Get tough love texts from me each week to keep you motivated and encouraged! Text "tough love" to 205-809-7300! Need efficient, effective workouts and a simple approach to nutrition? Learn more here! Are you ready to make this journey SIMPLE so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and START getting disciplined, consistent, and confident? Snag a Starting Point Session and let's get you back on track! Connect: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more: thetoughlovemom.com Instagram: @mrslizhenderson
Independent play isn't just for our kids. It's for us, too. Let's be real: We all need a break from 24/7 caregiving to show up as the parents we want to be. But how do you actually help kids feel comfortable and confident playing alone—not to mention reduce your own guilt about not joining in? Lizzie Assa, the play expert behind the Workspace for Children, joins Dr. Becky on the podcast this week to discuss all things independent play. The two reframe what independent play means and explain why it looks different for every kid. Then, they model simple, actionable strategies to turn “quiet time” into a reality in your home (yes, really). You'll end the episode with tons of creative ideas for building your child's independence and a deeper understanding of your own relationship to imagination, too. For more, visit The Workspace for Children and use the discount code PLAY for 20% off of the Quiet Time and Independent Play Course here: https://www.workspaceforchildren.com Join Good Inside Membership: https://bit.ly/3cqgG2A Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside Sign up for our weekly email, Good Insider: https://www.goodinside.com/newsletter Pre-order Dr. Becky's upcoming book, Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, at goodinside.com/book or wherever you order your books. Today's episode is brought to you by the following sponsor: Outschool's online learning platform has over 150,000 live interactive classes—it's the perfect way to keep your kids engaged in learning and fun all summer. And because there are classes every single day of the week, from morning to night, you can schedule your kid's classes to work around your schedule. Go to www.outschool.com/goodinside and use the code DRBECKY to get a $20 credit towards your first class.
We all have things that we think will make us happier, and it's not necessarily bad to pursue them. But sometimes our love gets out of order, and we put things first in our lives that really shouldn't be there. God wants to help us change that so we can find the joy and satisfaction we are actually looking for. In the story of Martha and Mary, we can learn from Jesus how prioritizing our relationships with God and people can truly make us happy.
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God; Dallas Willard Today we look at the epilogue of the book, “The way of the burning heart”. “They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:32 The material world shouts at us, but the spiritual world whispers at us. Scepticism regarding the reality of the spiritual is part of the landscape of our culture. It is vital that we do not give into this and become sceptical of God interacting with us in a personal manner. One of the questions we must resolve is whether we truly believe what the Bible records. Included in those records are examples of God speaking to his people As Willard puts it, “Spiritual people are not those who engage in certain spiritual practices; they are those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God." 222 Our next project is a 15 episode series based on Psalm 27. We will begin with a general introduction - and a song - next week. Please add your comments on this week's topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here's the email: [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). If you'd like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://[www.malcolmcox.org](http://www.malcolmcox.org/). Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review. “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11) God bless, Malcolm
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God; Dallas Willard Today we look at chapter 9 of the book which is titled “A life more than guidance”. The more we understand, the better our relationship with God will be "Faith is not opposed to knowledge; it is opposed to sight." 194 The framework for our answersGod is capable of accurate speech, we are not always capable of accurate understanding or hearing. This is not a fault of the speaker, and, does not mean he will give up trying. It is our responsibility to learn how to hear better“If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”” (Mark 4:23–25 NIV11) Do we want to hear from God? Listening for God "I get down on my knees and say, 'Lord, I need to know what you want me to do, and I am listening. Please speak to me through my friends, books, magazines I pick up and read, and through circumstances.'" James Dobson, 189 After praying for the ability to listen, it's a good idea not to get too busy for a while afterwards. This is not a gimmick. King Saul tried to force a word from God “The Philistines assembled to fight Israel, with three thousand chariots, six thousand charioteers, and soldiers as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Mikmash, east of Beth Aven. When the Israelites saw that their situation was critical and that their army was hard pressed, they hid in caves and thickets, among the rocks, and in pits and cisterns. Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear. He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul's men began to scatter. So he said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash, I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the LORD'S favor.' So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.” “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD'S command.” Then Samuel left Gilgal and went up to Gibeah in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.” “He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.” “There is one in Endor,” they said. So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. “Consult a spirit for me,” he said, “and bring up for me the one I name.” But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?” Saul swore to her by the LORD, “As surely as the LORD lives, you will not be punished for this.” Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” “Bring up Samuel,” he said. When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!” The king said to her, “Don't be afraid. What do you see?” The woman said, “I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.” “What does he look like?” he asked. “An old man wearing a robe is coming up,” she said. Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground. Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” “I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.” Samuel said, “Why do you consult me, now that the LORD has departed from you and become your enemy? The LORD has done what he predicted through me. The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors—to David. Because you did not obey the LORD or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this to you today. The LORD will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The LORD will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”” (1 Samuel 13:5–23; 28:6–19 NIV11) Deciding "on your own" If there is no communication from God it does not mean we are unworthy. He may want us to take a decision without his input. His will could be that we decide. "We may insist on having God tell us what to do because we live in fear or are obsessed with being right as a strategy for being safe." 205 The perfect will of God If God is not telling, it may mean it doesn't matter. God knows how to give good gifts to the children, Luke 11:30. Gods perfect will could allow for a lot of different options. "Human initiative is not cancelled by redemption; it is heightened by immersion in the flow of God's life." 208 A formula for living with God's voice There is no such thing Foundational steps: 1. Desire to grow to discover what God desires 2. Use the Spirit's power to serve Steps to hearing God 1. Meditate on the Scriptures to find the right way to live 2. Be alert to what is happening in our lives 3. Talk to God Often and specifically 4. Make a plan for listening for God 5. When God does not speak: Ask him if it's to do with some problem in you Ask others what they think Put right anything you find wrong If there is no wrong do what seems best to you within God's will and principles Next week we will go on to look at the epilogue of the book. Please add your comments on this week's topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here's the email: [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). If you'd like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://[www.malcolmcox.org](http://www.malcolmcox.org/). Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review. “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11) God bless, Malcolm
Ever since the church was founded, Satan has attempted to oppose God's people. However, the book of Acts teaches us how God worked in and through Christ's early disciples for the spread of the gospel, even amid persecution and opposition. In this message based on Acts 4–8, David Platt points us to the early church as an example of a people who—though imperfect—relied on the power of God to carry out the church's mission. We too can have confidence in God's power as we seek to live faithfully in our day. Christ has given us his Spirit, and he has promised to build his church. Our mission is therefore unstoppable.
Do you struggle to hear from God or feel like you're “getting something” out of your Bible reading time or Quiet Time, as I like to call it? Well, after decades of having consistent quiet time and volunteering in ministry, I have some EFFECTIVE and EASY to do tips to help your quiet time NOT suck and bore you to tears. Scriptural Affirmations to Get More Confident (the Who Am I Scriptures) Schedule a Strategic Marketing Breakthrough Call Here Email: email@example.com All the goods over on the website faithhanan.com Hang out over on Instagram
Sometimes our experience of Christianity can feel like a lot of rule-following. Some of us respond to this by throwing ourselves into mastering these rules. We learn the “strategies” of Christianity, the things we have to do to get ahead easier or win the approval of God or other people. Others of us might feel frustrated and defeated by Christianity because we feel like we're constantly failing at the things we are supposed to do. When we feel this way, we'll eventually want to just walk away. Or, we might go back and forth between the two, trying to master the rules and then crashing in frustration because being perfect is impossible. The subject of today's Mini Quiet Time story was caught in just such a dilemma. This man, often referred to as the Rich Young Ruler, had a conversation with Jesus that can teach us how to break free from a frustrating, unsatisfying, and rule-dominated experience of Christianity to find a real relationship with God.
At one time or another, many Christians have asked the question, “What is God's will for my life?” To find the answer to that question, we use all sorts of methods. But what if God's will is not lost, and what if he actually wants his people to know it? In this message from Galatians 2:20, we'll be introduced to a better, more biblical way of finding God's will. Faith in God's promises is more certain than trying to discern temporary feelings or impressions. God desires to accomplish his will through us, and though he might not reveal every detail about every decision we make, his Word makes clear his overarching desires for us and how he wants us to live.
Today we are going to be talking about “the importance of quiet time and creating habits to spend time with God daily that is simple and achievable.” To say that we are busy people today is an understatement. Finding time to fit everything into the day that we need and want to accomplish is a huge task, not to mention exhausting. We know that setting aside quiet moments with God is important, but for one reason or another, meeting with him on a regular basis just feels hard. Our guest today, Naomi Vacaro, creator of the Wholehearted Community and author of the book, “Quiet – Creating Grace-Based Rhythms for Spending Time with Jesus,” will be joining us today to share her approach to quiet time that will refresh your heart and soul. She will help us see how having daily time with God is possible no matter what season of life you are in.Coffee and Bible Time Prayer JournalCoffee and Bible Time Prayer BinderCoffee and Bible Time CoursesFaithful Counseling (sponsor) - Get 10% off your first monthAlabaster Co. - Use promo code CBTPROMO for 10% offBook: QuietQuiet Time Companion - Organizer, Planner & JournalWebsite: Wholeheartedquiettime.comIG: @wholeheartedquiettimeIG: @naomivacaroBible: CSB VersionFavorite App: DwellThe Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare ConversationThe Mind of Medicine podcast series explores the various organizational, social, and...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Dirt Road DiscussionsThis is not an ordinary farm podcast! Intriguing stories hosted by the Idaho Farm Bureau.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show