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A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
Are You His Disciple? | The Importance of Growth

A New Beginning with Greg Laurie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 26:15


It's one thing to be ON the team, it's another to be IN the action. It's one thing to watch from the bench, it's another to get in the game. Spiritually speaking, our salvation is a free gift from God—Jesus paid the price. But discipleship has a cost. It's a higher level of devotion . . . and a higher level of reward! Today on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie helps us chart a course for genuine discipleship. And he begins by commenting on an evangelistic outreach that had just concluded. Listen on harvest.org --- Learn more and subscribe to Harvest updates at harvest.org. A New Beginning is the daily half-hour program hosted by Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California. For over 30 years, Pastor Greg and Harvest Ministries have endeavored to know God and make Him known through media and large-scale evangelism. This podcast is supported by the generosity of our Harvest Partners.Support the show: https://harvest.org/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Winners Paradigm
Episode 70 - How To Rewrite Your Narrative With Dr. Jennoa Graham

The Winners Paradigm

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 24:31


Dr. GNP (Dr. Graham-in-Purpose), known as Dr. Jennoa Graham is an international public speaker, author, professor, and adjunct executive team leader. Her 20-year career of combined multinational corporate accounting and consulting experience reflects core values of transparency, integrity, efficiency, and sustainability resulting in multi-million-dollar savings. She is the founder of the Educational Debt Cancellation Foundation (EDCF), as well as Utilitarian Financial Consulting Corporation (UFCC). Two organizations grounded in the pillars of her core values. From household corporations to global corporations, Dr. GNP is committed to helping you save time and money. Dr. GNP and I jam on inner childhood trauma, PTSD, building a community, why her nonprofit starts with education, finding faith, legacy, and teaching kids/clients. I love her enthusiasm and her ability to help people learn about the knowledge we wish we could have had. You'll Learn: How to rewrite your narrative Why we should educate ourselves first How to not repeat history we don't like How to build a community How to show up for yourself “Persistence is key. No matter what it looks like. Have the goal, have the faith, get the mentor. Mentors are very important. Whatever you're trying to do whether it's parenting or business or school, you need to have someone in your life that can give you good. Spiritually based feedback or even logical re feedback, my goodness, so much out, out there. It's nonsense. But grab hold of that. Get those people in your life that are gonna keep you grounded and keep you focused and, and move forward” - Dr. DNP Connect With Dr. DNP Website: Home (drgnp.com) Book: Cyanidation: The Refinement of My Life: A Memoir - Kindle edition by Graham PhD AKA Dr GNP, Dr. Jennoa R.. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. Now Sponsored By My Fit Life DISCOUNT CODE: TWP20 For 20% OFF https://myfitlife.net/?rfsn=6544122.2d7531 Thanks for Rocking With US! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. To help out the show: Leave a 5 Star Rating and honest review on Apple Podcast. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thewinnersparadigm/support

MORNING, MAMA | Heal From the Past, Parent with Purpose, and Live Out Your Calling - Mental Health, Biblical Parenting, Chris
148. Fear of Giving Birth? How to Overcome Fear and Believe Big Things for Your Birth. My Birth Stories and How I Have Prepared Spiritually for Birth and Postpartum. Part 2.

MORNING, MAMA | Heal From the Past, Parent with Purpose, and Live Out Your Calling - Mental Health, Biblical Parenting, Chris

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 41:18


Are you stuck in fear as you think about your upcoming birth? Whether it is fear of pain or complications it can be incredibly easy to fall into the trap of fear when it comes to birth and doctors and stories out there don't help! Today I share how God has helped me eradicate fear when it comes to birth and what he wants to do for you! Birth is a beautiful gift from God and I know God has so much more waiting for you when you lean into what He has to say! Love, Brittany   Also, come say hi and share in our Facebook group! I would love to hear your story and know your name! https://bit.ly/MorningMamaFacebookGroup   The next round of the Morning Mama Academy will be launching in 2023. More details to come. Email support@morningmama.co to get on the waitlist!   I am not here to be your therapist, so here is a great place to find one if you realize it's time! https://www.restorationtherapytraining.com/find-a-therapist/   COMMUNITY--> https://bit.ly/morningmamafacebookgroup ACADEMY--> http://morningmamaacademy.gr8.com CONNECT--> support@morningmama.co INSTAGRAM--> http://www.instagram.com/morningmamapodcast

Canyon Hills San Luis Obispo
Until That Day | Week 10 | Live Spiritually and Practically

Canyon Hills San Luis Obispo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 45:48


In 2nd Thessalonians 3, Paul give his last instructions to this church on how to operate with each other as the Day of the Lord nears.

Regnum Christi Daily Meditations
November 27, 2022 - Spiritually Shipshape

Regnum Christi Daily Meditations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 5:27


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Catholic Daily Reflections
First Sunday of Advent (Year A) - Wake Up!

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 5:14


Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away. So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37–39Are you awake? Spiritually speaking? As we begin the liturgical season of Advent, we are given the future coming of the Son of God to ponder. As this passage goes on, Jesus says, “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.”By the “day your Lord will come,” we should understand three things. The first coming of Christ is obviously that which we most clearly ponder in Advent and Christmas. The unity of human nature with divine nature, in the Person of Jesus, is truly awe-inspiring. But that already took place long ago.Thus, a second coming of Christ that we must continually ponder is His coming by grace, every moment of every day of our lives, once we have chosen to freely give our lives over to His service, for His glory, in accord with His will. When we live with such an interior disposition by which we seek His ongoing “coming” by grace, then we will find that we need to continually “stay awake!” If we do not, then we can be certain that we will miss countless opportunities to become more united to Christ every day and to be used as an instrument of that very grace for His service and glory. If we do not diligently build a habit of becoming attentive to every prompting of grace in our lives, then we will, unquestionably, begin to become “drowsy” and will fall asleep, spiritually speaking.A wonderful measure of our daily attentiveness to the innumerable gifts of grace given to us every day is to also consider how attentive we are to the final and glorious coming of Christ at the end of time. Just as Jesus explains, most people will pay little attention to this final coming, presuming it will not even be in their lifetimes. But if you have that attitude, then you have completely missed the point. The point is preparedness—today, tomorrow and always. True preparedness for the final coming of Christ will not only help you enter the mysteries of these Advent and Christmas seasons by which we ponder the first coming of Christ, it will also help you form a habit of daily attentiveness to grace. Reflect, today, upon how ready you are for the final coming of Christ at the end of time. Are you ready if Christ were to come today? If not, understand that a lack of preparedness for the final coming also means a lack of preparedness to celebrate His first coming at Christmas long ago, as well as His daily comings by grace. Prepare today. Do not wait. If you do, God will daily transform you in ways that are glorious beyond comprehension.My ever-present Lord, You come to us, day and night, calling to us, leading us and offering to enter our lives. Please help me to always be attentive to You and to always open my heart fully to Your daily coming by grace. Jesus, I trust in You.Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

BibleLine
Once I am saved, how do I grow spiritually? (SALVATION VS SERVICE)

BibleLine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 11:09


Our listener asks, “Blessings. Ok. I understand everything about salvation without works. I even read the book ” I never knew you” excellent book by the way! But what happens after salvation? How should I live then? If is not by good deeds or good works how can I advance my spiritual growing and maturity? Thanks.” https://biblelineministries.org/q-34/ --- SUBSCRIBE --- https://www.youtube.com/c/bibleline --- LIKE --- https://www.facebook.com/biblelinemin --- TWEET --- https://www.twitter.com/biblelinemin --- COMMENT --- ask us a question! --- SHARE --- with all your friends and family Do you have a Bible question? Send your question to questions@biblelineministries.org! Support Bibleline - https://www.calvaryoftampa.org/donate/ Bibleline is a ministry of Calvary Community Church in Tampa, Florida and is hosted by Pastor Jesse Martinez.

Catholic Daily Reflections
Thanksgiving Day, United States - A Grateful Heart

Catholic Daily Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 4:06


Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”  Luke 17:17-18Happy Thanksgiving!  Though Thanksgiving Day is not specifically a Catholic holy day, it certainly goes hand in hand with our life of faith.  Spiritually speaking, we all know that gratitude is central to the Gospel message.  Thanksgiving Day presents us with the perfect opportunity to look at this particular aspect of our faith.  We are called to be eternally and deeply grateful.  How grateful to God are you?Perhaps we all struggle in various ways with gratitude.  It's fair to say that we will never be grateful enough until we are perfected in Heaven.  But, for now, it's important to look at gratitude and to try to let it increase in our souls.First, we will never be grateful unless we see clearly all that God has done for us.  It's so easy in life to focus in on all the struggles we face and, as a result, to get down, depressed, frustrated and even angry at times.  What's far more challenging is to look beyond the crosses and burdens we face each day to see the abundance of grace and mercy given to us by our Lord.  Unless we see that mercy and grace, we will struggle greatly with authentic gratitude.So on this Thanksgiving Day, reflect upon this simple question: Do I see all God has done for me?  Do I see His abundance of mercy alive in my life?  The Gospel passage above reveals that Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one of the ten returned in gratitude.  Are you like one of the nine who failed in gratitude?  If so, you most likely struggle with seeing all the true and abundant blessings from God.  If you can humbly admit you struggle with total gratitude, you will have taken the first step to seeing more clearly and the first step to fostering the deeper gratitude you ought to have.  Being grateful means you see the truth clearly.  Be open to that truth and God will change your life as He fills you with joy!Lord, please do fill my heart with an abundance of gratitude.  Help me to turn my eyes to Your infinite grace and mercy.  Help me to see beyond the struggles of life and the burdens that get me down.  In place of these, help me to become increasingly aware of all You have done for me and all that You continue to do.  Jesus, I trust in You. Source of content: catholic-daily-reflections.comCopyright © 2022 My Catholic Life! Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission via RSS feed.

Life Coach BFF with Susan and Heather
Two Moms Preparing for The Holidays Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually in Arizona and Tennessee: The Placenta Craze!

Life Coach BFF with Susan and Heather

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 57:11


Hey Friend! Time to giggle! You will not be able to listen without smiling... I promise! I'm your BFF Heather Pettey, and as always, I'm so happy you are here for episode 112 of Life Coach Bff Show. My friend Stephanie Pletka is joining me for some girl time, so get ready. We're preparing for the holidays, and discussing the placenta craze. Would you ever consider doing this? Aren't you curious? Put your earbuds in, and let's GO! I love you, Heather     Contact Guest Stephanie Pletka: StephaniePletka.com Thank you for your support and wonderful reviews for my new book that launched last week, Keep It Simple, Sarah . Keep It Simple, Sarah contains modern day advice along with your grandmother's "nuggets." It's filled with verses, etiquette tips, and lessons that will help your teen throughout their journey into womanhood. Click here to purchase ! Christmas will be here soon, and this book will make the PERFECT gift! Contact BFF Heather:  Heather@HeatherPettey.com Join Membership Group- CLUB BFF Website: HeatherPettey.com Voice Message: 901-308-7110 Leave a thought or question and verbal permission to read on air. Otherwise, the host will read for you! Instagram @lifecoachbff Facebook @lifecoachbff Private Facebook Group: We Are Your BFFS The best way you can thank me for the free content in this episode, is to rate and review the show on Apple!  *Quick Disclaimer- I'm a coach and not a therapist. Always seek the support of a therapist for clinical mental health issues. Hebrews 12:1  

Youth BiOY
Day 326: How to Grow Up Spiritually

Youth BiOY

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 14:29


Psalm 131:1-3, Ezekiel 41:18-19, 1 Peter 1:3-23,2:1-3. 23–25, MSG) In today's passages, we see the implications of this new birth, the various stages of spiritual growth as a son or daughter of God and how ‘you may grow up in your salvation' (2:2)

Art & Faith Conversations
Season 8 EP 5: Spiritually Formed Through Art

Art & Faith Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 55:10


Phaedra Jean Taylor is a visual artist exploring the disciplines of encaustic painting and watercolor. She is inspired by ideas of play, journey, memory, and belonging which we discuss as being healing concepts in her spiritual journey after being raised in a thrid generation Jehovah's Witness family. Her art making is hard to describe without hearing her incredible conversion story when she met the real Jesus for the first time while studying art in college. Raised on the rocky shores of northern Scotland til she wast thirteen, her family then transplanted to Texas, where she learned to love open spaces and quiet landscapes. She completed her BFA in sculpture at the University of North Texas, where she was also awarded the Most Outstanding Student in the Visual Arts award. She interned at the Chinati Foundation, in Marfa Texas, shortly thereafter where she was profoundly influenced by spending hours in the company of the works in the collection. Phaedra and her husband, Anglican priest and theologian, David Taylor, have been collaborating reecently to make creative liturgical resources for families and others that pair images and prayers to meditate on. https://www.phaedrataylor.com Support the podcast with a financial gift Donate The podcast is an extension of an arts collective that creates spiritually formative resources through embodied expressions. Visit our website  https://vividartistry.org Instagram: @artandfaithpodcast

Conversations with a Dope Chick
Episode 24: Her Story: Kamaria Laffrey

Conversations with a Dope Chick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 70:07


As women we wear many hats. We are mothers, wives, businesswomen, executives, leaders, aunts, sisters, daughters and so on and so on. There are many layers to who we are as women. Even though we have to take on many roles there is more to our story. On this episode of the podcast, I welcome special guest Kamaria Laffrey.   Join the conversation, as  Kamaria shares her story of diagnosis, the inner child work, boundaries, healing, self -care, and forgiveness.  If you are ready for the conversation then press play!Don't forget to Download, leave a review, and follow! Also, please join my family by following me on my social media platforms...IG & Facebook @cwadopechick to continue the conversation. 

MORNING, MAMA | Heal From the Past, Parent with Purpose, and Live Out Your Calling - Mental Health, Biblical Parenting, Chris
147. How to Eliminate Fear and Pray Big Prayers for Your Birth. My Birth Stories and How I Have Prepared Spiritually for Birth and Postpartum. Part 1.

MORNING, MAMA | Heal From the Past, Parent with Purpose, and Live Out Your Calling - Mental Health, Biblical Parenting, Chris

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 30:23


Are you stuck in fear as you think about your upcoming birth? Whether it is fear of pain or complications it can be incredibly easy to fall into the trap of fear when it comes to birth and doctors and stories out there don't help! Today I share how God has helped me eradicate fear when it comes to birth and what he wants to do for you! Birth is a beautiful gift from God and I know God has so much more waiting for you when you lean into what He has to say! Love, Brittany   Also, come say hi and share in our Facebook group! I would love to hear your story and know your name! https://bit.ly/MorningMamaFacebookGroup   The next round of the Morning Mama Academy will be launching in 2023. More details to come. Email support@morningmama.co to get on the waitlist!   I am not here to be your therapist, so here is a great place to find one if you realize it's time! https://www.restorationtherapytraining.com/find-a-therapist/   COMMUNITY--> https://bit.ly/morningmamafacebookgroup ACADEMY--> http://morningmamaacademy.gr8.com CONNECT--> support@morningmama.co INSTAGRAM--> http://www.instagram.com/morningmamapodcast

Cosmic Light Body
What Does It Feel Like To Awaken Spiritually? | A Conversation With Rachel Horton White

Cosmic Light Body

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 45:01


What does it feel like to awaken spiritually?  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Horton White of Soulful Work Consulting on this very topic.  Join us as we discuss spiritual awakening and all of the ups and downs that accompany this glorious growth process.  We dive into higher self integration, the Akashic records, energy healing, and much more.You can visit Rachel's Website Here:  https://www.soulfulworkconsulting.com/Subscribe to Rachel's YouTube Channel HERE.Download my free Heart Chakra Guided Meditation HERE.Subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE.If you are interested in private Spiritual Coaching sessions with me, you can schedule directly on my website at https://soulintegrationcoach.com/

The Healing Place Podcast
Chef Amber Caudle – Sexy Nourishing Food by Spiritually Led Chef, Host and Author

The Healing Place Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 29:08


I'm so very grateful for the opportunity to discuss the incredible healing benefits of consuming nourishing foods with Chef Amber Caudle. I've been living it these past 2 years and have witnessed the healing on a personal level. Please join us as we discuss: Chef Amber's role as a spiritually led chef her insights on … Continue reading Chef Amber Caudle – Sexy Nourishing Food by Spiritually Led Chef, Host and Author →

Kerusso Daily Devotional
More and More

Kerusso Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 2:21


We look for things and stuff to make us happy, don't we? Especially in America, where we are blessed with abundance, people from all walks of life look for more and more.   That can bring us to an empty place. Spiritually and emotionally, we look in the wrong places.   But as we've discussed this week, that spark of joy we look for can be found only in Jesus. Everything else is, yes, clutter.   John 16:24 says, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”   This plays out over and over every day. We see this in dramatic ways when a famous person turns from materialism and empty fame, and finds Jesus. Someone like that, who has experienced uncommon wealth, comes to a place where Jesus must be dealt with.   Are you tired of your empty pursuits? Has the excitement over a new career or expensive car worn off? If you're listening and nodding, do this today: tell Jesus what's in your heart and head. He said to ask.   Ask.   Receive His joy. Then you'll be complete. You will be uncluttered.   He's literally waiting for you to sit down and tell Him all about it.   Let's pray. Lord, refresh us and renew us. Clean our hearts and minds. We know you can and will. We receive that! Amen.

Seeking Excellence
Ep 185 | Dakota Lane | How Fitness Makes You Mentally and Spiritually Stronger

Seeking Excellence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 52:38


Dakota Lane went from having arms comparable to Spongebob's to being the biggest guy in the gym. It most definitely was not overnight. Through years of hard work and consistency, he transformed his physique to become a great example of physical excellence. But what's more impressive is the internal growth that occurred throughout the process. Dakota spent time in seminary and picked up a couple of theology degrees along the way. He is also married and expecting his first child in just a few months! Dakota coaches people on how to become the best version of themselves through fitness and diet. You can find more about his coaching business and philosophy here at his website: dakotalanefitness.com You should follow Dakota on Instagram @dakotalanefitness Be your best! This is Episode #191 of the Seeking Excellence Podcast, hosted by Nathan Crankfield featuring Dakota Lane

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles
Are You Spiritually Strong to Withstand the Global Worship of Satan?

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 82:42


Prophecy teachers have written for decades about a coming one-world religion before the end of the world. Many speculated it would be Catholicism. Others suggested it would be Islam. More recently, some prophecy teachers think it could be atheism. What if all of them are wrong? Rick and Doc present a more ominous possibility about a worldwide religion. Don't miss this powerful End Time lesson. Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart. Airdate 11/16/22A hilarious gift idea for Christmas 2022! Order your Fauci Elf! https://tru.news/faucielfIt's the Final Day! The day when Jesus Christ bursts into our dimension of time, space, and matter. You can order the second edition of Rick's book, Final Day. https://www.rickwiles.com/final-dayYou can partner with us by visiting TruNews.com/donate or by calling 1-800-576-2116 or by mail at PO Box 690069 Vero Beach, FL 32969.

RedeemerCast
To Be Spiritually Awake

RedeemerCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 18:08


To Be Spiritually Awake Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity November 13, 2022 Father Kenny Benge, Interim Rector Church of the Redeemer, Nashville www.Redeemer-Nashville.net

Enthusiastically Spiritual
Transformation & Spiritually Coming Home to Yourself with Jean Atman

Enthusiastically Spiritual

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 40:08 Transcription Available


If you have been holding back on stepping into a more fulfilling and passionate life, now is the time to go for it. I am not talking about just thinking about what you want, but taking the steps to living the life you truly desire. If that might feel daunting, there are souls out in the world ready to assist you and my guest this week is one of them.Her name is Jean Atman and she is a Consciousness Coach, Quantum Healer, Author, and Speaker.Jean helps women build the confidence they need to go after their dreams and live the life they envision for themselves. Her primary focus is on empowering them to heal past pain and create internal stability and well-being so they can enjoy an ease-filled and joyful life.Jean's unique combination of intuitive energy guidance, soul coaching, and belief-sculpting, sets the stage for radical transformation. She remains fiercely dedicated to that cause and throughout her 21-year professional career has empowered tens of thousands of people worldwide to consciously create a beautiful life experience. Insights to add to your spiritual toolbox from this episode:1. Embracing a more fulfilling life2. Coming from a traditional family3. Empathic abilities from a young age4. Going through dark times5. Calling on angelic support6. Embracing different energetic modalities7. Restless & looking for connection to spirit8. Feeling of coming home9. Ascension process10. Letting go of what doesn't fitJean's Website, Facebook, YouTube, InstagramEmail Jean @ jean@jeanatman.com Holiday season 2022. It is here and it is time to share some enthusiastic vibes with those you love. Head over to the TNT SpiritWorks Enthusiastically Spiritual Merch shop and pick up some great gifts for yourself and others. Use the code ESP25 to take 25% off your whole first order. Happy Holidays! Are you looking for an all natural, lab tested, high quality products to help with your chronic pain, improve sleep and reduce stress? Then you will love the CBD products from Feel Good Hemp. Check out the link to the Feel Good Hemp Shop and use the code tnt25 to get 25 % off your first order.Support the show"Life is too short to not be enthusiastic about YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY!"Need support for YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY?Then check out: Spiritual coaching sessionshttps://tntspiritworks.com/beginning-spiritual-coaching/MERCH shop for inspiring gifts to give to others or for yourselfhttps://merch.tntspiritworks.com/UPCOMING events https://tntspiritworks.com/spiritual-events/

Coming Up Clutch with J.R.
Michele Cushatt | Finding Peace When All You Feel Is Pressure

Coming Up Clutch with J.R.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 51:07


On a scale from 1 to 10, how much peace do you have in your life and career right now?    (10 = total peace, 1 = minimal, if any)   I'm asking because I look at the conversations and headlines around social media these days and I'm seeing a LACK of peace.   Even in the conversations I'm having with people around me…pressure seems to be mounting…   At home…   In the career…   With finances…   And all the news around a possible recession and the continued political division isn't helping.   So how do you find peace when all you feel is pressure?   I lean in to that question on today's episode of the Coming Up Clutch with J.R.™ show. I sit down with Michele Cushatt - 3-time head and neck cancer survivor, 4-time author, and one of the best communicators and leaders I know.   If there's anyone who knows a thing or two about navigating seasons where peace isn't present, it's Michele.    But here's what else Michele knows - how to stay relentless when the fire around you keeps getting worse.   Michele and I get real about the challenges of life that we all face.   In this latest episode, Michele and I talk about…   How to overcome insurmountable challenges (and God doesn't seem to be around to help) What to do when you feel broken and don't know what to do How to handle moments or seasons that lack peace   …and so much more.   If you want more peace in your life and career, then lock in to today's episode.   [00:01 - 17:08] Introducing Michele to the show   Michele's most embarrassing moment Michele's background, story and professional journey   [17:09 - 34:50] How to overcome challenges that feel insurmountable and God doesn't seem to be there to help   You can deal with anything as long as you know you're not alone (will unpack below) Feeling alone is scarier than your challenges alone Pain at any level is a very loud voice that captures our focus and attention and ends up sabotaging our perspective How to bridge the gap between experiencing pain from your challenge and having faith that God will come through for you We need two elements: Presence - we need to know we're not alone Must wrestle with reality that, “Do I believe God is real, good, and that I can trust Him?” (Deuteronomy 31:8 - never will I leave you, never will I forsake you) Must have presence of others - can't do it alone, especially when we're beyond our own determination Purpose - need to believe that our struggle will not be wasted ...that we'll be able to squeeze meaning and purpose out of it and leverage/repurpose it for something greater than the actual pain itself  Part of our growth “EDGE” (and competitive edge) and developing resilience is to learn and understand that this pain could produce results that couldn't be gained any other way (analogies: workouts - can't get results any other way but through pain) Have to make a DECISION: Am I going to be defined and derailed by this challenge? Or developed by it? The mistake people make in their relationships when going through the challenges of life… They don't think they can show up because they feel there's something broken about us, so they hold back, refuse vulnerability, and stay superficial We have to decide if we're going to show up with all of ourselves and our flaws, and take the risk to show up as our flawed self knowing that people connect more with imperfect people than perfect presentations. [34:51 - 39:55] What to do when you feel broken and don't know what to do   First step: admit you need help. You can't do it alone and don't have all the answers. You take this step SPIRITUALLY and PRACTICALLY Spiritually Go to God - “God, I can't do this without your divine intervention and help.”  This takes humility. Pride is a terrible companion. Practically Go to others - “I need help, and don't know where to begin.” This includes Therapists/Counselors AND Accountability Partners (not YES people!) Second step: Continue being a student - You have to own your own growth. It's no one else's fault or responsibility that you are where you are.   [39:56 - 46:45] What the best do when it comes to living and performing optimally   How to handle moments or seasons that lack peace The secret to peace is finding eyes to see. Peace requires:  A foundational pillar that's bigger and stronger than whatever sits on it - GOD Problem: we try to be the anchor ourselves. A boat anchored to itself is not anchored at all. We need an anchor stronger and bigger that's outside of us to be more secure and have more peace INTERNAL SENSE OF GROUNDEDNESS (not an external ability control) Identity also related here: Must know “Who are we?” “Who do we attach ourselves to as our foundation?”   [46:46 - 51:06] Wrapping Up Michele's BIG domino How to connect with Michele   KEY QUOTES “We must believe that our struggle won't be wasted.” - Michele Cushatt  “During a challenge, you have two choices: Be defined or derailed by it, or be developed by it.” - Michele Cushatt “People don't connect with perfect performances. They connect with real people.” - Michele Cushatt “Pride is a terrible companion.” - Michele Cushatt “You have to own your own growth. It's no one else's fault or responsibility that you are where you are.” - Michele Cushatt “The secret to peace is finding eyes to see.” - Michele Cushatt “Peace comes from an internal sense of groundedness, not an external ability to control.” - Michele Cushatt “The moment you think you've arrived is actually the moment you're lost.” - Michele Cushatt   CONNECT WITH MICHELE Twitter: @michelecushatt Instagram: @michelecushatt Facebook: @michelecushatt LinkedIn: /in/michelecushatt   Website: www.MicheleCushatt.com Buy Michele's New Book - A Faith That Will Not Fail: 10 Practices to Build Up Your Faith When Your World Is Falling Apart     CONNECT WITH J.R.  Facebook: @jamesJRreid Instagram: @jamesjrreid LinkedIn: in/jamesjrreid/ Twitter: @jamesJRreid Website: jamesreid.com For Men Only - Check out The Clutch Club™️: jamesreid.com/club   RATE & REVIEW this episode on Apple: https://jamesreid.com/review   SHARE this episode with someone who wants to be challenged, pushed, and positioned to come up clutch more often.   SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss out on any new episodes and Special Guests!   LISTEN to previous episodes on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google or whatever podcast platform you prefer!

Calvary Bible Baptist Church
Spiritually Blind - Audio

Calvary Bible Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 44:05


Calvary Bible Baptist Church is a evangelical, fundamental, Bible-believing ministry.

BECOMING WITH LAUREN RICKS, Motherhood support, moms prioritizing themselves, Self care for busy moms, Mindset & habit hacks,

Hello Friend! The next episodes are going to be a bible series because its been put on my heart! Grab your bible & turn to Ecclesiastes! Bible I use.   Have you ever felt like you are doing all the things, but you feel unfulfilled? Unsatisfied? Do you feel lost in what you are doing?!    Are you pursuing God or accomplishments?! This was a huge AHA moment for me and I will share more in these following episodes!   I hope you enjoy todays episode. There will be more of these live episodes coming as I dive deeper into His word and share more about what Im learning & whats moving.   I would love to hear from you! If you listen please share with me on IG or FB!   I would love to have you leave a review if you found any value in this episode or this podcast!   Private Becoming Intensive coaching Check out Becoming Aligned the Membership The Creation Take an idea/passion/skill and create an offer to put out into to the world.   FREE::: The Playground Becoming You Community group   HUGE price decrease on my self paced programs!   AND an option to bundle them together!   Becoming: NOW $197 (also payment plans) CLICK HERE   Me Again Method: NOW $167 (with payment plan options) CLICK HERE   BUNDLE TOGETHER: $333 (with payment plan options!) CLICK HERE   Let me know if you have any questions!   Instagram Facebook    Sending you peace & love. L

Spiritual Entrepreneur
EP 305: "Going First" Spiritually

Spiritual Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 8:09


(Devi download) In this episode of the Spiritual Entrepreneur, we talk about “Going First" Spiritually. I was having a conversation recently with some deeply beautiful souls and I was present to the fact that many of the most divinely conscious souls on the planet are still living spiritually "cloaked",  not fully sharing the truth of their soul in concern for how it might "land" on "the other side". And, these divinely aware souls are those of us who are meant to lead with light and "go first" spiritually.Can you relate?  Have you ever found yourself holding back on sharing your truth, in fear of how it will "land" or the impact it may have on some aspect of your life and/or business?  Listen to this episode to learn about how you can start to "go first" spiritually and what you may expect when you do.  A sneak peek at the episode: [00:43]  If you don't know that story, you can always go back and listen to the first episode of the show.  (https://spiritualentrepreneur.com/001-welcome-to-the-spiritual-entrepreneur/)  [01:00] I was scared they'd come and lock me up in a rubber room when I started sharing some of the spiritual things that my family experiences, some of the things that I live through, some of the things that I do.  [02:00] Allow people to get to witness the conversation, light and gifts. Happy Listening!

The Terry & Jesse Show
10 Nov 22 – Are You Spiritually Prepared for Nuclear War?

The Terry & Jesse Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 51:11


Today's Topics:  1) Reading 1 - PHMN 7-20 - Beloved: I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. Therefore, although I have the full right in Christ to order you to do what is proper, I rather urge you out of love, being as I am, Paul, an old man, and now also a prisoner for Christ Jesus. Memorial of Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church  Saint Leo, pray for us!  Bishop Sheen quote of the day  2) Are you spiritually prepared for nuclear war?  https://www.returntoorder.org/2022/10/are-you-spiritually-prepared-for-nuclear-war/?PKG=RTOE1702  3) CNN smears clinics: "CNN Investigates" issued a report on taxpayer funding for pregnancy resource centers under the sub-headline: “How taxpayer money intended for poor families is funding a growing anti-abortion movement.” CatholicVote Director of Government Affairs, Tom McClusky, accused CNN of “inciting hatred and violence” against pro-life groups. CatholicVote has recorded 75 attacks on pregnancy resource centers since the SCOTUS Dobbs draft was leaked https://catholicvote.org/cnn-smears-charities-gets-pushback-over-hit-piece/   4) Dutch bishop Leaves "vile" Synod on Synodality: "The Holy Spirit has absolutely nothing to do with it"  https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/dutch-bishop-leaves-vile-synod-on-synodality-the-holy-spirit-has-absolutely-nothing-to-do-with-it/?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=usa

Bethlehem Community Church
We're All Spiritually Blind Until We Accept Jesus!

Bethlehem Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 40:31


Date: 11/6/2022Series: There's More! (A Study in the Gospel of John)Speaker: Travis Woronowicz, Teaching Pastor/ElderScripture: John 9:1-41

Science & Spirituality
161 | How To Activate Spiritual Growth Instead Of Being "Spiritually Entertained"

Science & Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 35:13


In today's episode we dive in on discussing the difference between spiritual entertainment and spiritual growth. What do we mean when we say this? It's one thing to learn something and then apply it to your life as well as live it but it's another thing to be entertained by what you've heard or learned. Listen along so you can learn: How to activate spiritual growth The importance of authenticity And so much more! Act on your inspiration today, otherwise it does become entertainment. Pick up the tools, apply it and begin living them in your life. If you find you would love more support with this and to dive deeper then we encourage you to check out our subscription here: https://anchor.fm/science-spirituality/subscribe Happy listening :)

Life Church Weekly Podcast
Spiritually Aware | Guest Minister Leigh Ann Soesbee

Life Church Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 84:37


Bridgewater Vestal's Podcast
A Tale of Three Kings: Almost—Three Steps to Failure

Bridgewater Vestal's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 40:28


What keeps you from the greatness God has called you to be? Join us as we look at the lives of three kings whose lives and choices provide a map to great success or devastating failure. The difference between success and failure begins in the smallest of choices. How did Saul become a failure? Physically he had “it.” Spiritually he had “it” – he was literally chosen by God. But in the end he killed hundreds of innocents and took his own life.   Speaker: Aaron Patton

Bridgewater Hallstead's Podcast
A Tale of Three Kings: Almost—Three Steps to Failure

Bridgewater Hallstead's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 31:53


What keeps you from the greatness God has called you to be? Join us as we look at the lives of three kings whose lives and choices provide a map to great success or devastating failure. The difference between success and failure begins in the smallest of choices. How did Saul become a failure? Physically he had “it.” Spiritually he had “it” – he was literally chosen by God. But in the end he killed hundreds of innocents and took his own life.   Speaker: Brett Bixby

Bridgewater Church's Podcast
A Tale of Three Kings: Almost—Three Steps to Failure

Bridgewater Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 37:45


What keeps you from the greatness God has called you to be? Join us as we look at the lives of three kings whose lives and choices provide a map to great success or devastating failure. The difference between success and failure begins in the smallest of choices. How did Saul become a failure? Physically he had “it.” Spiritually he had “it” – he was literally chosen by God. But in the end he killed hundreds of innocents and took his own life.   Speaker: Tim Sullivan

Two Journeys Sermons
Exposing Vain Worship, Espousing Heart Worship (Mark Sermon 30) (Audio)

Two Journeys Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022


Pastor Andy Davis preached on Mark 7:1-13 exploring the genuine purpose of worship and its three enemies: legalism, traditionalism, and hypocrisy. - SERMON TRANSCRIPT - Turn in your Bibles this morning as we continue our study in the gospel of Mark. We're in chapter 7 now looking at verses 1-13, exposing vain worship and espousing heart worship. One of the greatest issues of the human soul stands in front of us this morning in this text, and that is of genuine worship. Worship from a pure heart, worship that engulfs your soul, worship that is a fragrant offering to your Creator, your God, the lover of your soul—true heartfelt worship. That's what's in front of us here. It's not difficult to make the case that establishing that worship in human hearts is the entire purpose of scripture, of the gospel, of the work of God, and in the original creation and the work of Christ in redemption, the work of the Holy Spirit and regeneration that we human beings created in the image of God, would genuinely worship God from our hearts for all eternity. That's it. And against this precious thing, are three of its greatest enemies, legalism, traditionalism and hypocrisy. Legalism, the belief that God accepts our worship based on how well we keep a set of rules and regulations. In that case, our focus is on ourself and our own performance. Traditionalism, the belief that true worship of God consists in manmade patterns, crafted by human beings generations ago and handed down unchanged from generation to generation. Keeping that tradition, that's the essence of worship. Then there's hypocrisy, putting on a show, a show for God and others when our hearts are actually far from God. The whole thing is false. It's a lie. Hypocrisy. These are the issues in front of us in Mark 7:1-13. "It's not difficult to make the case that establishing that worship in human hearts is the entire purpose of scripture, of the gospel, of the work of God, … And against this precious thing, are three of its greatest enemies, legalism, traditionalism and hypocrisy." Now the setting in Mark's gospel - Jesus has just fed the 5,000 plus women in children. He's walked on water, and then we get a quick summary at the end of chapter 6 of a healing ministry that's comprehensive and mind boggling. But it's just a summary of perhaps as many as thousands of miracles that were done. Miracles mostly of healings, even of people that just touched the hem of his garment who were instantly healed by his power. Jesus, at this moment, it could be argued is at the pinnacle of his temporary popularity. The crowds are swelling with anticipation. In John 6, after the feeding of the 5,000 some of them want to take Him by force and make Him king. They don't really understand who He is or what His kingdom is, but they want to do that. Jesus is a threat to the religious establishment, and a delegation of religious police is sent. Self-appointed investigators, scribes and Pharisees come to observe Jesus and not friendly at all, but to try to find fault with him and shut him down if they can. We see right away in this outline, the legalist charge against Jesus, ceremonial defilement. Look at verses 1-5. The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were unclean, that is "unwashed!" Mark gives his Gentile audience, probably Romans who didn't understand these things, this explanation. The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash and they observe many other traditions such as the washing of "cups, pitchers, kettles”. So the Pharisees and Scribes ask Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with unclean hands"? They're making a charge against Jesus by means of his disciples breaking tradition through this ceremonial defilement. Who are these Scribes and Pharisees? These were professional legalists. This is a great escalation of conflict with the Jewish authorities. As I said, a delegation is sent from Jerusalem to check Jesus's rising influence and find fault with him if they can to try and find a way to put a stop to Jesus. The Pharisees were a religious party, a group of religious leaders, who had maneuvered their way in Jewish society to the top pinnacle of esteem in terms of their spirituality in their religion. They made the meticulous study of the Law of Moses their top priority and then dispensing rulings and judgements based on that. The Scribes were priests from the temple area whose day-to-day work was that of copying the Law of Moses letter by letter. There weren't printing presses back then, it was all done by hand, and these Scribes were entrusted with the task. But beyond that, they were teachers of the laws that they read and they taught their interpretation of scripture to the people. So Scribes and Pharisees are the religious leaders of the Jewish nation. Both of them are legalists who think that their right standing with God is based on how well they keep the laws of God. They generally thought they kept them just fine. “All these commands I have kept from my youth.” They would say something like that. Furthermore, they accepted the trappings of honor in Jewish society, whether at banquets or in the marketplace or other places. They love that kind of thing. They love to be honored and to have the most important seats of the banquets. That's who they were. What is the origin of their religious legalism? Where did all that come from? We could start with the exile to Babylon. In the exile, the remnant that was exiled was made aware, very plainly, by the ministry of Ezekiel and Jeremiah that it is because they have violated the laws of God for generations that this exile has come. They have broken God's laws and have gone over into idolatry and wickedness. And for this reason, most of them were killed by sword, famine, and plague. A small remnant was exiled to Babylon. Daniel, a godly man, is very aware of this and prays in Daniel 9:11, this prayer, "All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away refusing to obey you. Therefore, the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you". Well, they got it. They got the message. At least Daniel did. And godly exiled Jews like him, understood. When in the course of time under the rule of Cyrus the Great of Persia, a small remnant, 42,000 was allowed to come back and repopulate the Promised Land, Jerusalem. They were committed to the law of God. Even if within a short amount of time there were some of them that intermarried. Ezra and Nehemiah pulled out their hair and were zealous that they would not fall into the same patterns of wickedness that their ancestors had fallen into. Ezra 7:10, it says, "Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord and to teaching its decrees in laws in Israel". That all sounds good, right? Ezra was a godly man studying God's Word. But in the course of time, patterns of legalism and traditionalism emerged that were very corrupt based on this initial zeal. Schools of religious lawyers developed who spent their full time debating this or that law, trying to nail down exactly what they're supposed to do in every case in life. Scribes and Pharisees were in that heritage. They arose and studied the law more carefully than anyone else and appointed themselves ethical police over to the daily life actions of others. That's a simple answer to the origin of their legalism. Let's go broader and deeper. There's a deeper answer to the origin of legalism. It's just in the wicked, sinful heart of man. We, sinners, want to fix our problems ourselves. We want to save ourselves. Most of us aren't denying there's a problem. Vertically with God, horizontally with others, but we want to solve it. We want to make up our own religion that'll solve it. We want to follow our own rules. We want to be the master of our own fate and the captain of our own souls. Spiritually, we want to save ourselves, and this is true all over the world. Every religion except Christianity is codified self -salvation. Self -salvation, that's what we want to do. Look at Mark 7:7, "They worship me in vain. Their teachings are but rules taught by men". It's a manmade religion. That's the origin of legalism. That's where it's coming from. For Scribes and Pharisees, their highest value is conformity to legal tradition. By the time of Jesus there are well developed schools of rabbis who spent their full time discussing and teaching minutia of the law. A key issue here is that the law of God itself was deemed too complicated for average ordinary people to understand. There's clear evidence of this that these elitists considered the common group of people to be an untrained rebel who could not just read and hear God's law, and get it right. So they needed the Scribes and Pharisees to interpret it. They began to give additional insights, rules and regulations that were beyond the scripture. And so it went, rabbi so and so commenting on rabbi such and such who made observations saying this and that and therefore the other. And it was all written down, this heritage of rabbi this and rabbi that and all this kind of thing. These verbal traditions were erected like a safety fence around the law of God, keeping a safe zone around God's law with the idea being if you keep the tradition of the elders, you're certain to be acceptable to God because we're going beyond what God requires and therefore He must accept you if you just follow our traditions. In the second century AD, the second century after Christ, a Rabbi Yehuda organized the rabbinic teachings that have been passed on into a book called the Mishnah. In time there arose more and more traditions and disputations and statements based on the Mishnah itself, course. Those additional disputations and wranglings over the Mishnah were organized into another book called the Gemara. The Mishnah plus the Gemara together is called the Talmud. Twelve centuries of Jewish rabbis wrangling over originally the Word of God, but mostly over their own traditions. That's the Talmud and it's the authority for most Jews in the world that are religious. They are Talmudic scholars. Now, do you not see behind all of this an astonishingly disparaging attitude toward the Word of God? I. Legalists’ Charge Against Jesus: Ceremonial Defilement What we see in Mark 7 in Jesus' accusation against them came true concerning the Talmud. The Talmud came to be put above the Word of God, far above it. The traditions of men totally supplanted the laws of God. Listen to these statements from the Talmud itself. "The sacred scriptures is like water. The Mishnah is like wine, but the Gemara is aromatic wine". That's a clear hierarchy. The lowest level is the Word of God. What you want to get up is to that beautiful level of the Gemara, or again, "My son give heed to the words of the Scribes rather than to the words of the law". And again, this one, "He who transgresses the words of the Scribes sins more gravely than the transgressors of the words of the law". That's from the Talmud. It's astonishing that the opinions of human beings can take the place of the perfect Word of God. The accusation by the Pharisees and Scribes of Christ is ceremonial defilement. They stood around Jesus and watched him and his disciples eating their meal and they accused him. That’s creepy. They're just standing watching them eat. Verse 5, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with unclean hands"? Mark, as we said, gives us this detailed backstory about these comprehensive traditions. Let's read again, verse 3-4, “The Pharisees and all the Jews. . .”, see that? Everybody's doing this stuff. The Pharisees have won the day. Everybody's following this. The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash, and they observe many other traditions such as the wash and cups, pitchers, kettles, et cetera. This is an elaborate, carefully developed system of ritual washings that covered almost every area of life mandated by the elders in their traditions. Notice clearly their accusation is not that Jesus and his disciples are violating the law of God. They're not even thinking about that because it's not stated anywhere in the Law of Moses. You're not going to find it. There are not these washings laid out in the Law of Moses. This is all human tradition. Now don't misunderstand. This has nothing to do with germs. It's not like if only they had that hand cleanser stuff that kills 99.99% of all the germs. If they had that, we wouldn't have this problem. It has nothing to do with germ theory, which didn't come until Louis Pasteur and all that. That's not what we're dealing with here. Not at all. This is about religion. If you don't wash like this, you're not acceptable vertically to God. That's their charge. II. Jesus’ Charge Against Legalists: Arrogance over God’s Word What's Jesus' charge against the legalists? Now it goes back. Arrogance over God's Word. Let's reverse the order that Jesus takes. Let's not walk through it in the order in the text. Let's go later and then work back. Let's address their arrogance over God's Word and then get to the deeper issue of worship. First, their arrogance concerning God's Word. Verse 7, "Their teachings are but rules taught by men, manmade rules concocted from the imaginations and morals and thoughts of men without the Holy Spirit”. Verse 9, "And he said to them, you have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions". In other words, you make a regular habit of doing this. You are continually doing this. You're setting aside God's Word to observe your own manmade traditions. This is a habit you have. I believe Jesus is being sarcastic here. The Greek word kalos is, "Well, you're really good at this. You're fine at this. You have developed this skill to a high level. There's a level of sarcasm here you're really good at. You do this well. You're experts at this evil thing of setting aside God's Word to favor your traditions.” Then Jesus gives a case study, a clear example. Look at verses 10-13, "For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother and anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death’. But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is corban,’ that is a gift devoted to God, then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. Thus, you nullify the Word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.” Then He expands it in verse 13, the very end of the phrase of today's reading, "And you do many things like that". In other words, this is just one case. You do this all the time. This is a serious attack on the Word of God. Notice how Jesus clearly contrasts tradition with God's Word. Matthew's account makes it even sharper. Matthew 15:5, "For God said, honor your father and mother and anyone who curses his father and mother must be put to death". But you say . . ..” I mean, that's about as clear as it gets, “ for God said, but you say.”That's the whole system that we're dealing with here. The whole system of legalism and traditionalism was a serious attack in the Word of God. Legalism is fundamentally adding to and subtracting from the Word of God because you think there's something wrong with it. They added requirements that God did not give and thereby they overturned the requirements that God did give. What is this case study about the practice of corban? It has to do with the habit or the practice of corban, a gift devoted to God. Sometime before Jesus, generation before, the rabbis decided that if any Jewish man, let's say had a sum of money or a possession or even all of his money or all of his possessions, and he put somewhat of a fence around it and called it corban, he still owns it, it’s still his, but he designates it a gift devoted to God. Then it's off limits for anything else, including using it to help aging parents in their old age, caring for them financially. This concept became a nasty loophole through which people drove huge ox carts.It is nowhere found in scripture, but just something they made up. The fundamental issue here when it comes to the Word of God is the sufficiency and the clarity of scripture. The legalist is adding new laws because he feels God's laws are insufficient to get the job done for a good life on earth. “We need some additional help here. God missed some things and furthermore , it’s not clear. So you need us, the expert teachers, to explain stuff to you. You'll never get it because you're an unwashed rebel. You need us.” It's impugning the clarity of God's Word. Either way, do you not see the breathtaking arrogance towards scripture, toward the Word of God? This is exactly why God condemned this very practice before it ever came. Many times in Deuteronomy 4:2, "Do not add to what I command to you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God, that I give you". That couldn't be clearer. Don't do this thing. Don't add to, don't subtract from. By the way, what does that imply God saying about his Word? It's perfect. You can't make it better by adding or subtracting. Again, Proverbs 35 and 36, it says, "Every word of God is flawless. Do not add to his words or he will rebuke you as a liar". That couldn't be clearer. The whole Bible ends with a warning to not add to or take away from anything in the Book of Revelation, and by extension the whole 66 books of the Bible. Don't add to it. Don't take away from it. Christ in this case study perfectly upholds the law of God as it is written. The example Christ cites is the fifth command of the 10 commandments. 10 commandments came down from on high, came down from the mouth of God, written by the finger of God when God descended in fire on Mount Sinai, and he gave the 10 commandments to the Jewish nation. They come in two tables, a vertical table, the first four commandments, love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength sums it up vertically. Then you got horizontally. Love your neighbors as yourself. The first of the horizontal table, other people, is honor your father and mother. The concept here is a child born into a family must learn to submit gladly to parental authority. Honoring is something you do in your heart. And out of that heart flow is a pattern of obedience, a pattern of delighted obedience from child to parent that is foundational to all the other horizontal relationships they'll live in the rest of their lives. They've got to learn this from the start. The two commandments specifically to children are honor and obey. Honor your father and mother, treat them with respect in your heart, and then obey [Ephesian 6:4]. That's it. Now honoring, it goes far beyond lip service and all that. It's just a state of heart. It's giving esteem a high place in your mind and heart to your parents. Christ upholds the authority of parents over their children, and He even goes so far as to cite the death penalty concerning parents. He said, "Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death”[ Exodus 21:17]. When new parents bring home a little child, an infant from the hospital, being instruments of God that they will at the right time, understand this commandment and live it out, that's central to parenting. It's not because you're so great, I'm a parent, you're not so great. But it's because they need to understand God is behind this and saying it to them and they must. There's so much disrespect from child to parent and God doesn't coddle it at all. Jesus says it's worthy of death. Thanks be to God that Jesus died on the cross to take away the death penalty for us sinners.This is a serious matter. So Christ is extremely distressed with the Scribes and Pharisees, their arrogant handling of the perfect Word of God. III. Jesus’ Deeper Charge: Hypocrisy in Worship But let's get to the deeper charge. The deeper charge is hypocrisy in worship. You have to go back in the text for that. Look at verse 6-7, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites, as it is written, these people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain. Their teachings are but rules taught by men” [ Isaiah 29:13]. These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Isaiah in his day, exposed a problem among his own countrymen that's still with us today, hypocrisy in worship. Seven centuries before Jesus was born, Isaiah begins his prophecy with an expose on the Jewish hypocrisy and formalism in their religious machinery. It was running like a machine, talking about the animal sacrificial system and the temple and the cycle of three festivals and daily animal sacrifice. It was a big machine going on in Isaiah's day and in Isaiah 1:11-14, this is what God says about it, "The multitude of your sacrifices, what are they me, says the Lord. I have more than enough of burn offerings of rams and of the fat of fated animals. I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts. Stop bringing meaningless offerings. Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations, I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feast my soul hates. They become a burden to me. I'm weary of bearing them”. And yet they're all commanded in the Law of Moses to be done. What's the problem? Hypocrisy. They don't feel it in their hearts. It's just a machine that's running week after week, year after year, as in Isaiah's day, so in Christ's day with the Scribes and Pharisees and may I say, as in Christ's day, so in our day. We're a very religious country. We drive by so many churches to get to this church. Many of them are filled with people, very religious. But here's the question, is it possible that the scathing critique Jesus gave, "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain" is true of us today. So what is this issue of hypocrisy? What is hypocrisy? A hypocrite is a person who acts righteous when they're not, let's say, or a person who says one thing and does another. They don't practice what they preach. Claiming to have moral standards to which they don't actually conform. The word “hypocrite” is literally a Greek word brought straight over pretty much letter for letter into the English. It means “an actor”. The Greek word meant an actor. You remember the symbol of dramatic arts? You have the two masks, the smiley mask and the sad mask. That symbol, those masks were things that those Greek actors would hold in front of their faces, happy or sad, that kind of thing. They're actors in a drama. They play this role, but they don't feel any of it. It's just a show which they do for the audience. Now in our culture, we give a very high place to actors and actresses. We ask their opinions on the economy. It's incredible, these people, we can well applaud their talents and skills at acting. It's really quite remarkable. You can watch the same individual in multiple movies and the same person is playing a, I don't know, a homeless street person in one movie and a Nobel Prize winning physicist in another and a president in another, and then a captain of a sailing vessel in another. You may say,”Wow, how do they do it"? Their range as actors is incredible. I've often wondered what it would be like to be married to a really skillful actor. I mean, in real life. You see all their movies and all the same faces that they're giving you when they're expressing love or whatever they've given to other people in a movie. Would you ever be secure in that relationship? I mean, do you really love me or is this just like that scene in that movie back then? I don't know what you're doing. Maybe that's why so many of those marriages don't last very long. Is any of it real? The Scribes and Pharisees played at being righteous. They played at it, but their hearts were far from God. God was never their audience. Jesus said it plainly. Matthew 23, "Everything they do is done for others to see". He said in Matthew 23, "You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but inside they're full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous, but inside you're full of hypocrisy and wickedness”. What is hypocrisy in worship? It's acting reverent when you're not. So what is it? What is true worship? What are we talking about? Is it not a heart aflame with the glory of God? A mind captivated by God's nature, captivated by God's great actions and history? God's nature, his power, his compassion, his tenderness, his mercies, his holiness, his righteousness? And all of his great achievements in creation and in the Exodus and the history of Israel and then especially in Jesus, his life, his death, his resurrection? Is this not true worship? But a hypocrite doesn't feel any of this. It's not genuine. None of that moves the needle really. "What is true worship? … Is it not a heart aflame with the glory of God? A mind captivated by God's nature, captivated by God's great actions and history?" Now along with this issue of hypocrisy comes the problem of traditionalism. Look at verse 3, "The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands the ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders". Again, verse 5, "The Pharisees and teachers of the law ask Jesus, ‘Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with unclean hands?’” And then again, verse 7, "They worship me in vain, their teaching are but rules taught by men". Three different times it's tradition, tradition, tradition. Traditionalism. What is traditionalism? How is it different than traditions? Are they related? Traditionalism I believe, is elevating a past pattern to a level of religious permanence equal to or even superior to the Word of God. That's traditionalism. It's belief in the traditions, and that they can never be changed. I think somewhat, it's like trying to recapture a beautiful spiritual moment for all time by the outward trappings that were around it at the time, like some things happened and that was awesome. And from then on, we'll do those some things like it's a scientific experiment and then you'll get the spiritual moment that way. I remember hearing a story of a one local church that decades and decades ago had an amazing Sunday. The word of God was preached powerfully.The spirit of God is poured out in power and a revival broke out in that church. Many people were weeping, falling down, crying out and genuine work happened in their lives. The closing hymn that day was “Spirit of God Descend upon my Heart.” It’s a great hymn. So for the next 50 years, they played that song at the end of every worship service in that church. One day a courageous worship leader changed it and played a different song. It took incredible courage. That's traditionalism. It's like there's this beautiful butterfly and then you capture it in acrylic like a paperweight and just put it down there heavily and it's not going to move. It's not alive. That's traditionalism, imposing that moment as a rule for future generations to follow. Now, there is an essential place for tradition. Tradition means just that which is handed on. We need a respect for church history. We need a respect for the past. We need to know we are not the first generation of Christians. Lots of stuff was worked out before us and has been passed on and we're not reinventing the wheel every time. We Americans, we love what's hot and cutting edge and trending and all that sort of stuff. Often that's poured over into our worship over the last 25 years. What's hot and trendy is what we’re looking for, and there isn't a respect for a tradition. IV. True Worship versus Traditionalism But there's a difference between tradition and traditionalism. Doctrines have been handed down to us from the apostolic era. Paul says very plainly in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, "What I received, I passed onto you as a first importance that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day, according to the scriptures". The word “I passed on” in the Latin is “traditio”. That's where we get the English for “tradition.” It's handed down. There’s nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with a lot of things being handed down, but there are manmade rituals and patterns that get encrusted and then are given equal if not greater authority to the Word of God. Now that's traditionalism and that's what's going on here. What then is true worship? Three key observations. Number one, it's not manmade, but it's initiated by God. It's revelation and response. God reveals, we respond. Remember Peter's confession of Jesus. "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God". And Jesus said, "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my father in heaven". Do you hear that? Revealed by God, Peter responds. That's all. Worship is that way. It starts with God, He reveals and then we respond. Secondly, it's not based on human rules and regulations, but based on the Word of God. Where is the record of God's revelation? Only one place, here in the Bible. Our job is to study the scriptures and then worship flows from our understanding of God is revealed in the scripture. That's where it comes from. So it's based on the Word of God. Thirdly, it's not hypocritical, but it's a reflection of a heart that's truly drawn after God. Drawn close to God. Verse 6, "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me". True worship is a heart drawn close to God based on the Word of God, and it involves awe, reverence, fear, wonder, amazement, tears, shouts of joy, exaltation, surprise, astonishment. It's a rich array of feelings. But before any of them is truth. Truth first, then the feelings and then the outward actions. That's what true worship is. That's not hypocrisy. IV. Application Now, as we close today, I want to just focus on this one statement, this one key issue. Look at verse 6, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me". I want to ask you, is that true of you today or not? "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me". Let me turn it around and let's say I hope for a large percentage of you it's not true today. If it’s not true as you sat here, as you stood here for worship, then you ought to thank God for your salvation. You ought to thank God for the work done in you by the Holy Spirit of God. He worked in you to take out your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh that is sensitive and responsive to God. No, not perfectly, but you do love him and you do yearn to please him. You can't wait to go to heaven and you're hungry to know more about him. That's who you are. If that's all true of you, praise God. God has saved you through the work of Christ and the cross and by the Holy Spirit. But let's turn it back. What if it is true? What if it's true that you're honoring God with your lips, with your outward behavior, but your heart is actually far from God? One of two things is true. One is that you may not be a Christian, you’re not born again. Could be that you could say to me, "I'm actually not claiming to be a Christian. I came here today because a friend invited me". The point is your heart, is far from God. That's why Jesus came. He came to seek and to save lost people like you and like I was. He came to go get us and bring us to God. To bring us to God. He came to shed his blood on the cross for all of the many transgressions you've committed while your heart was far from God, to pay for it all in his own blood. And God raised him from the dead to show that that payment was accepted. I'm just crying out to you, and I'm saying don't let it be the case even later today or next week, that your heart is far from God. Suppose that this is a true statement of you, but you actually are a Christian. It happens to all of us. What's gone on is you become distracted by earthly circumstances. Could be physical pain on your part or a loved one. It could be a financial difficulty. It could be that the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things is alluring and distracting you and your heart are from God, and maybe even you've been in a habit of playing at your Christianity. The text is standing over you today to plead with you to repent, to acknowledge that you're not loving Jesus with the same love you used to have, that your heart's been drifting from him, and the Lord is standing in front of you now, pleading with you to repent and to come back to God and to live openly and honestly and passionately for him. Close with me in prayer. Father, we thank you for the time we've had to listen to these words. Thank you for Jesus courage and boldness in telling the truth. Lord, as the psalmist said very plainly in Psalm 1:39, "Search me oh God, and know my heart. Try me and show me if there's any offensive way in me, show it to me and lead me in the way of everlasting". God, we don't want to be hypocrites. We want to be genuine followers of Christ. So please work in us by your redeeming grace. We love you. We praise you. We thank you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Bible Code 7 University of Spiritual Warfare
Spiritually Handling Your Enimies

Bible Code 7 University of Spiritual Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 69:02


with Bishop Dr. Norman Dacosta

Real Talk Christian Podcast
168: Am I Spiritually Ready? A Look At Matthew 25:1-13

Real Talk Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 70:27


The Parable of the 10 Virgins. This parable has been preach from many of times by many pastors all over the world . Jesus says, “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins[a] who took their lamps[b] and went out to meet the groom." but what does this mean. Is there a way that we should be preparing for the Kingdom to come? IN this Week's episode of Real Talk Christian Podcast, Marc Hyde and Chris Fuller take a nose dive into this passage to look at the culture surrounding it, and why Jesus decided to use this parable when speaking of the future kingdom. So Grab your favorite hot beverage, and let's go!   //Resources Used In This Episode// matthew - Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party? - Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange Did Jesus Endorse Polygamy in the Parable of the Ten Virgins? | Desiring God Five Foolish Virgins | Reformed Bible Studies & Devotionals at Ligonier.org | Reformed Bible Studies & Devotionals at Ligonier.org What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins? | GotQuestions.org How Do We Prepare for the Second Coming? | Desiring God   //Other Episode You Might Enjoy// https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/076-the-rapture-of-the-church/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/095-do-our-works-follow-us-after-death/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/142impending-evil-how-do-we-handle-the-last-days-a-look-at-2-timothy-31-5-part-1/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/146-are-you-prepared/ https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/episodes/150-making-disciples-what-does-that-look-like/   // Helpful Links // The Christian Standard Bible: https://bit.ly/3rulKqi Lifeway Christian Resources: https://bit.ly/3qka4Wv Got Questions?: https://bit.ly/3vSMJfq Dwell Bible App: https://bit.ly/3zUYq8E Cross Formed Kids from Ryan Coatney: https://bit.ly/3h19isZ RTC Quick Links: https://linktr.ee/realtalkchristianpodcast RTC Merch Store: https://real-talk-christian-podcast.creator-spring.com/ RTC Online: www.realtalkchristianpodcast.com Twin Valley Coffee:  https://www.coffeehelpingmissions.com En Ged Music Festival:https://www.engedimusicfest.com

THE STEFANIE GASS SHOW - Clarity Coaching, Kingdom Entrepreneurs, Podcasting, Courses, Christian Business Coach
522 \\ Want to Grow Spiritually as a Woman of Faith, Mom and Business Owner? *EPISODE ROUNDUP*

THE STEFANIE GASS SHOW - Clarity Coaching, Kingdom Entrepreneurs, Podcasting, Courses, Christian Business Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 8:21


Hey Friend, Do you want to grow spiritually in EVERY area of your life? Do you want to trust God in not only your business, but your life, with your family, and in your health? Do you know that having God at the center of it all is key to glorifying Him? Listen in to today's roundup where I'll share my top faith and spiritual growth episodes to help you lean into His leading. I pray this blesses you! Xo, Stef P.S. Check out the blog post Grow Spiritually for Christian Moms in Business! *ROUNDUP* P.S. Hurry and get your application in for Podcast to Profit January 2023 session! We will have early bird goodies coming your way soon! Apply at www.podcasttoprofitmastermind.com Related Episodes 478 - 8 Bible Verses Every Christian Entrepreneur Should Know 481 - Struggling to Trust God? 4 Bible Life Lessons From Proverbs 516 - Bible Verses About Trusting God and Growing in Your Faith! 147 - God's Plan is Better Than Your Plan. A Lesson on Blind Faith 257 - How to Pray For Your Business   FREE WORKSHOPS: Get Clarity on Your Calling so You Can Confidently Start Your Online Business: www.freeclarityworkshop.com How to Build a Successful Online Business in Less Than 2 Hours a Week Using Podcasting: www.podcastforgrowth.com   FREE DOWNLOADS: Complete Podcast Launch Checklist + Start a Podcast Toolkit www.thepodcastlaunchchecklist.com Should You Start a Podcast Quiz www.startapodcastquiz.com 13 Steps to Start an Online Business Checklist www.completebusinessblueprint.com 7-Step Spiritual Battle Plan from Psalms 18 www.stefaniegass.com/battleplan   FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: www.stefgasscommunity.com   THE STEFANIE GASS SCHOOL: Step 1: Get Clear on Your Calling and Build a Business Plan in 30 Days www.clarifyyourcallingcourse.com Step 2: Start & Launch a Successful Podcast www.podcastprouniversity.com Step 3: Monetize & Scale your Podcast Using Courses and Coaching www.podcasttoprofitmastermind.com    CONTACT US: support@stefaniegass.com  

What Now
78. The Power of Music I Ryan Eggett shares how music can teach, inspire & spiritually transform us.

What Now

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 47:44


Join me as I speak with Ryan Eggett, music manager working with member experiences, resources and training. Ryan has directed the MTC choir for the last 22 years and shares how music can be used as an important tool to teach, inspire and help facilitate personal revelation and conversion. Ryan shares personal experiences of how the transformative nature of music has changed lives. His perspective is inspiring!

Grace in Focus
How Do We Know If We Are Being Guided Spiritually? Also: If a Believer Backslides for Years, Have They Fallen Away? Also: What is the Role of the Shed Blood of Christ in Forgiveness?

Grace in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 13:50


Welcome to Grace in Focus radio. Today, Bob and Ken do lightning round rapid fire Q&A answering 3 questions from you. (1) What is the best avenue for spiritual guidance? (2) If a Believer backslides for a number of years have they “fallen away”? What does this mean? (3) What is the role of the

Determined to Dance Podcast
S2 Episode 36 Intercession for Our Nation

Determined to Dance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 6:07


Welcome to season 2 of the Determined to Dance podcast. I pray that you'll be uplifted, encouraged, and will move forward each and every day. Today's episode, Intercession for Our Nation, looks at prayer when it comes to the nation in which we live. Show Notes: Praying Like Jesus: Intercession for Our Nation In 2021, there were 694, 050 violent crimes and over 800,000 offenses in the United States alone. Venezuela, Papua New Guinea, and South Africa boast the highest crime rates in the world. What can we do for our nations in the face of such evil? “…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.” II Chronicles 7: 14-15 NKJV When praying for our nation, this is a scripture often turned to and taught. What is God saying? If my people… Humble themselves Pray Seek God's face Turn from wickedness Then God… Hears Forgives Heals Many people miss the next verse 15 which states that God will be attentive to their prayers. I want Him to have open eyes and attentive ears to my prayers. If I repent, pray, and seek, He is there and hears me. What a peace-giving thought. Our nation needs God. We need to be heard, forgiven, and healed. But we all have gone astray like lost sheep, looking for fresh grass in the wrong pasture. How can we pray for a nation when so many people say they don't need or want God? Billy Graham said, “Spiritually, we have wandered far from the faith in our fathers… no nation which relegates the Bible to the background, which disregards the love of God, and flouts the claims of the Man of Galilee, can long survive.” The nations of the world are reaching a breaking point. But we can still pray. You and I have been strategically placed in our nation to make a difference. Peter said in I Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…” NKJV We have a testimony of how we left the darkness of sin and shame and moved into the light of God's glorious grace. Hallelujah! Father God took us by the hand and led us onto His great dance floor and we can call others to follow Him too. How? We can: Testify to others of God's salvation and continued provision. Pray for God to send others to the ones we cannot reach in our nation. Live as children of the light; following the example Jesus set before us. Encourage, love, bring hope, heal, and forgive those around us. In other words, live like Jesus. As we read and study the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, we learn about His life, the way He treated others, and the way he communicated with His Father. Jesus is our greatest example. Luke 13: 34-35 shows his intensity in prayer: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"(NKJV) Our nations need God and prayer. Will we answer the call? Let's pray: Father God, we stand before You, entreating You on behalf of our nation. It is no longer godly and people no longer look to You. We repent and pray and mourn and cry for these people. Bring them back to You; to their senses like the prodigal son. You left the ninety-nine to save the one. Do this again. We praise You for who You are and all You do. We love you. In Jesus' name, we pray, amen. No matter what nation we reside in, prayer is needed and we can pray today.

It Starts With Courage
Your Personal Energy | 056

It Starts With Courage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 15:50


What does your personal energy say about? Simply put, personal energy is the amount of stamina, vigour, or "juice" you have to complete a given task or engage in a particular activity. Your energy is an integral part of who you are and how you perceive the world. Energy awareness ensures that we pay attention to the things that are important to our happiness and well-being, while they are happening. Why is Energy Awareness Important? When you have low energy, it can affect your life in many ways: Physically – you may find it more difficult to work or do what you love. Emotionally – you may feel burdened by the demands of others and lash out at them, causing your relationships to suffer. Mentally – you may feel confused, make poor decisions, or let others decide things for you. Spiritually – your life may feel empty, hopeless or overwhelming. BUT when your energies are strong and healthy, your life improves dramatically! You have energy to spare. Your relationships become fun and joyful. Your love flows. Your mind is clear and decisive. Your sense of self expands and your creativity bubbles up with new ideas for self-expression. Life becomes exciting and meaningful. Courage Starter After listening to this podcast, what do you think your personal energy says about?We'd love to hear your success stories. Reach out to us on social media or via our website. Topics Covered -How we interpret other peoples energy customer service and energy Energy awareness Relevant links: https://iswcpodcast.com/ https://energyisreal.com/explore/about-personal-energy/#optimizer_front_text-16 Catherine Takawira (@insecure_fitness) Jen Burns (@jen.burnsrealtor)

The Built Different Podcast with Zach Clinton
The Keys to Leadership and a Warrior Mindset through the eyes of an American Hero, General William Boykin

The Built Different Podcast with Zach Clinton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 40:35


I've heard it said that, “If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you.” Remember the words of Mark 10:45 which remind us that the greatest leader to ever walk the face of the earth, being Jesus, “did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Our Built Different Guest today is truly a man after God's own heart who has a love and devotion for sacrificing his life for the service of others. General William Boykin is a true American Hero having accumulated one of the most decorated military careers spending 36 years in the army, 13 of which were spent in the Delta Force, and the last 4 years having served as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. General Boykin truly has a heart for shaping strong leaders and warriors both on and off the battlefield. Yes, he's been a part of and lead several high-profile missions such as the Iran Hostage Rescue attempt and even the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia, but this man has a heart for building champions for Christ. Spiritually speaking, we are in a fight every single day, but the question we must ask ourselves is, “How are we preparing or training for our trials?” In and throughout this episode I'm reminded of the words of John Maxwell which say, “True Leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leader.” Don't live this life chasing success as success will only leave a fingerprint on creation… Instead choose to live this life consistently pursuing significance which will leave a footprint on the soul. Just ask yourself every day, who have I served? Who have I encouraged? and who I have empowered today? Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap. Judge each day by the seeds you have planted.

Divine Intimacy Radio
Feeling Spiritually Stuck?

Divine Intimacy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 27:28


Resources: Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits - Dan Burke The Contemplative Rosary - Dan Burke and Connie Rossini The Contemplative Rosary App (phones and tablets only) A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness - Susan Brinkmann OCDS Avila-Institute.org/events - website Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation EWTN Religious Catalogue – online Sophia Institute Press - online

Life Church Weekly Podcast
Spiritually Aware | Guest Minister Leigh Ann Soesbee

Life Church Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 84:37


Sermons
Silence and Solitude Part V: Spiritually Awake

Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022


This week at True North we wrap up our mini-series about Silence and Solitude by looking to Ahab and Jezebel, and how Silence and Solitude can bring about healing and restoration.

Great Lakes Church
How to Stay Safe Spiritually // Dave Nelson

Great Lakes Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 41:34


It's easy for a person's faith to become weak in times of stress or difficulty. Because of this, the disciple Peter gives his readers some words of caution to safeguard themselves from being misled. TIMESTAMPS: 0:22 WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS 6:19 WEEKLY MESSAGE

The Network of Awareness
Music:: Spiritual vs Carnal

The Network of Awareness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 113:45


Divine Intimacy Radio
2022-10-26 - Feeling Spiritually Stuck

Divine Intimacy Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 30:00


Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions on the spiritual life, prayer, and more. Don't miss out as they discuss what to do when you feel spiritually stuck in your prayer and other related topics!

Deeper Christian Podcast
My recommended podcasts to help you grow spiritually

Deeper Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 7:53


While there are countless hours of biblical content you can listen to each week, here are some of my top recommended podcasts to help you grow deeper in your spiritual life that I either participate in or listen to regularly. https://dailythunder.captivate.fm/listen (Daily Thunder Podcast) (with Eric Ludy and Nathan Johnson) https://braveheartedvoices.captivate.fm/listen (Bravehearted Voices) (classic sermons) https://deeperchristian-ephesians.captivate.fm/listen (Ephesians Bible Study Series) (with Nathan Johnson) https://nrjohnson-sermons.captivate.fm/listen (NRJohnson Sermons) (with Nathan Johnson) https://setapart.captivate.fm/listen (Set Apart Podcast) (for women • with Leslie Ludy) https://war-vessel-radio.captivate.fm/listen (War Vessel Radio) (with Jacob Williams) https://heartcrymissionary.com/curriculum/ (Paul Washer Meditations) https://padres-equipados.captivate.fm/ (Padres Equipados) (Training for Parents in Spanish • Reyna Hernandez) Other Recommendations https://eric-ludy-sermons.captivate.fm/listen (Eric Ludy Sermon Podcast) https://stephen-manley-sermons.captivate.fm/listen (Stephen Manley Sermon Podcast) ----------------- Deeper Christian Podcast • Episode 264 View the shownotes for this episode and get other Christ-centered teaching and resources at: https://deeperchristian.com/264/ (deeperChristian.com/264/)

Fairview Knox Church
Are You A.L.I.V.E. Spiritually?

Fairview Knox Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 55:28


The 4:8 Men Podcast
How Tim Tebow Trains Physically AND Spiritually | Christian Huff

The 4:8 Men Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 58:09


Your DMs and messages have been answered — Christian is excited to have "the biggest guy he's ever hung out with," Tim Tebow, on the show to talk training physically and spiritually. Tim shares what he's learned in his marriage to his wife, Demi, and how giving and receiving love can often be very different. Just like athletes strategize and plan how to get better at plays on the field or in the gym, shouldn't we also strategize for how to love people better? Plus, Tim and Christian share encouragement to anyone who's ever felt like they're not ready to share the Gospel and why not "having all the answers" shouldn't stop you. Tim also challenges fellow believers to give EVERYTHING you have to the Lord and watch what He will do with it. It's not about how much or what you give — it's about giving all of it! https://icebarrel.com/christian — I love my Ice Barrel! Get $125 OFF with code CHRISTIAN & get a 30-day money-back guarantee! https://athleticgreens.com/huff — Get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D & 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase! - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Can't Do That
#161: Spiritually Booed

You Can't Do That

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 80:36 Very Popular


"We've betrayed our live organist." Sometimes being an adult means looking a reporter dead in the eye to answer “No” when asked if your team has any redeeming qualities. Other times, it means casting hockey players in flirty sexy spooky Halloween horror movie scenarios. But no matter what, being an adult means positioning your dumpster fire so that it doesn't spread to other dumpsters - and by that metric, Kelly, Eva, and Rave are grown as hell. This episode was recorded on October 16, 2022. Get bonus content on Patreon @ patreon.com/youcantdothat and check out our merch @ shop.spreadshirt.com/you-cant-do-that! Thanks. We love you. Bonus reading:NHL Hope-O-Meter: Ranking fans' optimism for all 32 teams (The Athletic, October 2022) Timecodes: (05:22) #ALLCAPS | (27:29) Elsewhere in the NHL | (01:10:27) Casting Couch: Spooky Season