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    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)
    War and Peace - An Anthology by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on Iowa Catholic Radio's Catholic Morning Show with Jon Leonetti

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 10:46


    Jon Leonetti and Al Smith discuss the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and the new book published  by Sophia Institute Press titled "War and Peace - A Fulton J. Sheen Anthology.   Witnessing the growing threat of communism, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of Messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.  Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen's classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Bishop Sheen's most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.  In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, Sheen applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world's infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built. By making these five powerful resources your own, you'll have in one volume the means to thrive spiritually in our current seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Sheen will show you: The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies  How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic” The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ's Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America's freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now — to obediently trust in God.   To purchase a copy of the book, please visit  https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/war-and-peace   And remember to take advantage of the 25% discount when you buy two books or more from the great line up of books offered by Sophia Press.   Just use the promo code "SHEEN25" at the time of checkout.   Also if you would like to find out more about Bishop Sheen and his life and legacy, please visit https://www.bishopsheentoday.com    

    Love Your People Well™ - Christian Marriage, Motherhood, and Family Life
    #86. You're not in control, mama: God is. A look at what Psalm 139 teaches us for Christian family life (Summertime in the Psalms Series)

    Love Your People Well™ - Christian Marriage, Motherhood, and Family Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 26:21


    Episode 86 // Do you trust God? It can be a tricky question. We know the “correct” answer… but we also know the temptation to manage things ourselves, protect our family by our best standards, and get distracted by the things around us.   So if you want deeper trust in God's plan for you and your family, join me for today's Christian devotional through Psalm 139. This is Part 1 of our “Summertime in the Psalms” series. We're looking to see what we learn about God, about ourselves, and about living the best Christian family life that we can.   Let's dive in.   Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/086     Resources for today's episode: If you don't yet have a daily time reading the Bible, grab my FREE Holy Habits: 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/holy-habits    Check out Love Your People Well's best resources! Freebies: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free Devotionals: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/devotionals  Marriage: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/marriage Quick Tools: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.etsy.com  Everything: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources    Love the show? I'd love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople    Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell     Disclaimers: I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you're thinking about counseling, get some helpful information at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 

    Be Healed with Steve Hannett
    One Thing God Can't Do

    Be Healed with Steve Hannett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 26:17


    WARNING! This message is going to radically increase your faith!  Listen and learn about something that God cannot do!  This teaching will radically increase your trust in God's Word and promise to heal!

    Evangelism On Fire
    Bryan Berry Interview #1

    Evangelism On Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 50:24


    Bryan Berry is a walking, breathing miracle!  He was told he had 60 days to live.  He needed a new liver.  Then he was told he also needed a kidney.  Bryan tells his incredible God Story of how his trust in God was unshakable during the time he was fighting for his life.  Subscribe to our podcast today! You can find it on Apple podcast or wherever you get yours. Click the link to join our Evangelism On Fire Facebook community today: www.facebook.com/groups/evangelismonfire Check out our website: www.evangelismonfire.com   Share today's episode with at least one person. Sharing is caring!

    The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
    Day 186: Struggles with Self-Interest (2022)

    The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 15:10


    Fr. Mike highlights the goodness of Hezekiah as king of Judah but also points out his failure to protect the future of his people. While Hezekiah let his self-interest cloud his judgment, we are reminded to pray for those who will come after us, doing our best to preserve what will be theirs one day. Today's readings are 2 Kings 20, 2 Chronicles 31, and Psalm 144. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    BibleWorm
    Episode 350 The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:7-15)

    BibleWorm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 72:15


    This week BibleWorm continues our series on the Bible and Economic Justice with Matthew 6:7-15, a text known in the Christian tradition as the Lord's prayer. As we read the prayer through the lens of economic justice, we begin to realize that that Jesus is calling his followers toward a life of simple trust in God. We ask enough food for today, we promise to forgive the debts of our neighbors, we ask to kept away from the temptation of plenty. In this way, Jesus says, God's name is made holy. In this way God's kingdom will come to earth—here and now, among us. We don't need to ask for more, Jesus says, because God already knows this is all we need.

    Beaverton Christian Church
    After God's Own Heart: God Loves Trust

    Beaverton Christian Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 42:40


    I've accepted Jesus • https://beaverton.cc/follow-christ • Let us know you made this decision, and we'll help you discover what's next! Get Baptized • https://beaverton.cc/baptisms • If you have accepted Jesus but have never had the opportunity to celebrate your new life in Him through water baptism, this is your next step! I'm New • https://beaverton.cc/sunday/join-us-in-person/im-new • Find opportunities to engage and grow! Find Community • https://beaverton.cc/community • Growth happens best in community Let us pray with you • https://beaverton.cc/prayer • Fill out a quick form to let us know how we can be praying for you. Find Care • https://beaverton.cc/care • BCC strives to address unique life circumstances in multiple ways, through care and support. What's Happening at BCC • https://beaverton.cc/whats-happening • This page is kept up to date, so you always know what's happening at BCC! Sermon Notes - July 3, 2022After God's Own Heart - God Loves Trust - Jon Furman Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. 1 Samuel 17:1-3 (NLT)The Philistines mustered their army for battle and camped between Socoh in Judah and Azekah at Ephes-dammim. Saul countered by gathering his Israelite troops near the valley of Elah. So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. 1 Samuel 17:4-11 (NLT)Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was over nine feet tall! He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds. He also wore bronze leg armor, and he carried a bronze javelin on his shoulder. The shaft of his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver's beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed 15 pounds. His armor bearer walked ahead of him carrying a shield. Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me! If he kills me, then we will be your slaves. But if I kill him, you will be our slaves! I defy the armies of Israel today! Send me a man who will fight me!” When Saul and the Israelites heard this, they were terrified and deeply shaken. “King Og of Bashan was the last survivor of the giant Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide…” - Deuteronomy 3:11 “In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot…” - 2 Samuel 21:20 “…he's been a man of war since his youth.” - 1 Samuel 17:33 1 Samuel 13:19-20 & 22 (NLT)There were no blacksmiths in the land of Israel in those days. The Philistines wouldn't allow them for fear they would make swords and spears for the Hebrews. So whenever the Israelites needed to sharpen their plowshares, picks, axes, or sickles, they had to take them to a Philistine blacksmith... So on the day of the battle none of the people of Israel had a sword or spear, except for Saul and Jonathan. 1 Samuel 17:22-24 (NLT)David left his things with the keeper of supplies and hurried out to the ranks to greet his brothers. As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel. As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright. 1 Samuel 17:26b (NLT)“…Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?” David chooses to trust God more than he trusts his Fears & Foes. 1 Samuel 17:28 (NLT)But when David's oldest brother, Eliab, heard David talking to the men, he was angry. “What are you doing around here anyway?” he demanded. “What about those few sheep you're supposed to be taking care of? I know about your pride and deceit. You just want to see the battle!” David chooses to trust God more than he trusts in his Family & Friends. 1 Samuel 17:31-33 (NLT)Then David's question was reported to King Saul, and the king sent for him. “Don't worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I'll go fight him!” “Don't be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There's no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You're only a boy, and he's been a man of war since his youth.” 1 Samuel 17:37 (NLT)The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (NLT)Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can't go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I'm not used to them.” So David took them off again. He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd's bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd's staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine. 1 Samuel 17:41-44 (NLT)Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here, and I'll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled. 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NLT)David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven's Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord's battle, and he will give you to us!” 1 Samuel 17:50-51 (NLT)So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath's sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. David chose faith in God over Equipment, Advancement, or Achievements. Engage your focus on God. Employ yourself as a Godly resource. Encourage others through trust in God.

    Cornerstone Truth
    Fear Manifests a Lack of Trust in God!

    Cornerstone Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 43:21


    This morning we continue with our mini series speaking to those things in our human experience that serve as signs or symptoms that we lack real trust in the LORD.  Fear is one of those symptoms that manifest our need to be more focused on the LORD and His promise of provision and protection.  The… Read more

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)
    A Declaration of Dependence - Faith in Action Show on Catholic Indy Radio

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 25:06


    Al Smith is the editor of five best-selling books featuring the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat director. Al's work as the director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada and board member of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation in Peoria, Illinois, which promotes the cause of Fulton J. Sheen's canonization process has provided Al with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.   During an episode of the Faith in Action Show on the Catholic Indy Radio network, Al Smith discusses with Bridged and Jim about some of the content found in this book written by Fulton Sheen in 1941 titled 'A Declaration of Dependence'.  They also discuss his latest anthology titled 'War and Peace' which contains five of Sheen's books from the 1940's.   The book 'A Declaration of Dependence' reveals the shocking truth you need to know in a world riddled by irrationality, emotionalism, and violence. Religion is under attack, whether from totalitarian governments or modern education. Our tacit submission to politics, “freedom,” and science has made us slaves to a diabolical New Atheism and fear. With his prescient wit, wisdom, and fervor, Archbishop Fulton Sheen provides clarity amid propagandist lies and pagan societies united in purpose to destroy. He reminds us why we must fear what kills the soul more than what kills the body. He exposes the false prophets and philosophies at work in the world and the many “believers” who no longer worship or act in accordance with their beliefs. Archbishop Sheen masterfully decries the divisions and hatreds in America, explaining how we have turned from God and are on the precipice, that there is “too much tolerance of evil and not enough intolerance of injustice.” The chastisements the world is facing, he declares, are a consequence of its sins; they are the result of our abandonment of God, our idolatry; and man's attempts to replace God serve only to show that the world is devoid of goodness without His presence. By declaring ourselves independent of God, we have brought down His wrath and made ourselves slaves to the world, the flesh, and the devil. Archbishop Sheen invites us to examine our consciences to see how we have, in fact, caused the wars in the world. By reading this book you will see how “isms” control people where the seeds have been planted for them to be controlled. You will learn how, throughout history, God punishes to destroy evil and, at the same time, to heal His sons from their sins. In addition, you will absorb the future saint's teachings on: The presence of the Antichrist in history The cause of war — whether or not it is just — and where its greatest tragedy lies How to truly fight for peace, justice, and unity in our country and among nations The standard to which all Christians should hold themselves Why the Church is opposed to extreme militarism and pacifism Why those without conscience persecute those with conscience Best of all, Archbishop Sheen explains how God's wrath is not capricious but is a consequence of our actions, how He is good and loving and will not let us drown in our sins, and how the key to our restoration — repentance — is readily in our grasp.   In the book War and Peace, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of Messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.  Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen's classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Bishop Sheen's most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.  In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, Sheen applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world's infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built. By making these five powerful resources your own, you'll have in one volume the means to thrivespiritually in our current seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Sheen will show you: The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies  How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic” The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ's Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America's freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now — to obediently trust in God.   To order these books, please visit the Sophia Institute Press website at https://www.sophiainstitute.com/author/archbishop-fulton-j-sheen and remember to use the promo code of 'SHEEN25" to receive a 25% discount when you buy two books or more.   For more information about the life and works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, please visit - https://www.bishopsheentoday.com God Love You.  

    Christian Meditation Podcast
    452 The Whole Armor of God, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 6:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Christian Meditation Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 20:28


    452 The Whole Armor of God, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 6:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Ephesians 6 KJV 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: NIV 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Meditation: In ancient times when men wore tunics, when they needed to move swiftly they would secure their tunic by grabbing the fabric between their knees and tying it to their belt. This would help them maintain their personal privacy as they moved quickly. It would help them guard their most sacred parts. This was called girding your loins. The truth is what protects the most hidden parts of who we are. If we are truthful we do not need to worry about being exposed.  Feet represent movement and action. Blessed are the feet of those who bring the good news of the gospel. As we learn to trust in Christ, we become prepared to take action in life with a right understanding of our needs before him. May we always be ready to perform the actions of the Lord The shield is what protected the warrior from distant and nearby threats. Arrows could be deflected, and in closer combat, the shield made a frontal attack very difficult. So is our faith. As we maintain strong faith in Christ, it is extremely hard for the enemy to attack us, even from angles we don't currently see. Flaming darts from afar or swinging swords of those close by. Faith shields us against attacks to our trust in God.  The helmet protects our intellect and understanding. Our mind must be surrounded by understanding of the ways of God. Imagine a bike helmet that only covered one side of the head. Salvation covers us entirely. It protects us from all that we think, all that we are. God's salvation protects the most vital parts of our identity.  The only offensive weapon in the armor is the Spirit. We are not meant to be offensive in Christ's name but to speak truth, to live in meekness, and to ally with the Spirit which is what will be our only weapon to bring others to Christ.  May we put on the whole armor of God.   Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod    

    The Quiet Place with Sherri Youngward

    John 14:1 Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. In the Gospel of John, chapters 13-17 all took place within a matter of hours before Jesus would lay down His life. Jesus knew His time had come. And like most of us would do, He gathered His closest people and said the most important things He wanted to leave with them. What a privilege we have a view into these precious hours. I will read to you from: John 13:34-38 John 14:1-3, 15-18, 27 John 15:9-17 John 16:13-15, 33 John 17:13-26 If you would like to support this podcast with a monthly or one-time donation, thank you! I am dreaming up extra goodies for those of you who are able to help out. Take a look. http://www.sherriyoungward.com/donate To find out about upcoming gatherings and new projects, please join my email list at www.sherriyoungward.com

    99 CHURCH
    PRESENCE OVER PLANS

    99 CHURCH

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 25:32


    We are addicted to our plans. We are often obsessed with needing to know every facet, every detail of where God is leading us. But are we able to trust God, even when we don't know what His plan is? Are we able to trust God, even when we don't like His plan? When it looks so different than what we thought it would be. Scripture never tells us to place our trust in God's plan, but to place our trust in God Himself. We are to be a people who choose to seek God's presence over His plans.

    Come Away By Yourselves
    Our Response to Sin: Mercy, Trust ... and Violence

    Come Away By Yourselves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 30:05


    King David's fall into adultery and murder is a lesson in how sin happens and how we can respond to it.  David's sin is preceded by idleness and sloth.  Once fully aware of his sin, however, he appeals immediately to God's mercy.  Our first response to sin should always be a radical trust in God's mercy and, when necessary, a prompt recourse to confession.  In addition to trust in God's mercy, we should be resolute in our struggle against sinful habits.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

    Catholic Daily Reflections
    Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C - Courage, Trust and Resolve

    Catholic Daily Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 3:44


    “Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.  Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way.”  Luke 10:3-4One of the hardest things to do in life is to enter into complete trust in God.  But this is also one of the most fruitful things we can do for our life of faith.  Trust in God is not something we can automatically do, it requires continual surrender and resolve as our Lord invites us deeper.This passage above begins by Jesus making a powerful statement: “I am sending you like lambs among wolves.”  This strong image is meant to reveal that the mission we will be given by our Lord is not something we can do on our own.  A little lamb would not do well walking into a pack of wolves...unless the shepherd were right there beside it.Jesus is not only revealing that His mission will require great courage, but that it cannot be accomplished without Him.  Thus, He goes on to offer the practical directive to “Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way.”  If we look at this line from a spiritual point of view, we can hear Jesus saying two things.  First, “Rely upon my providence as you go about your mission in life.”  Second, “Keep focused upon your final goal and do not get drawn here or there.”  It's not that bringing money with or speaking to strangers are in and of themselves bad ideas; rather, we should hear the deeper spiritual meaning of trust and resolve to fulfill His mission.Reflect, today, upon how well you do trust in the providence of God as you strive to courageously embrace His will.  Reflect, also, upon how fully you are committed to going all the way, resolving to complete the task that our Lord has given you.  Recommit yourself to these aspects of a life of faith, and the Good Shepherd will be there every step of the way.My Good Shepherd, I do resolve to embrace Your most holy will with all my might.  Give me courage, trust and resolve to follow You wherever You lead.  I give myself to You, dear Lord.  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.

    PowerPoint on Oneplace.com

    In today's message, The Promise, Pastor Jack Graham picks up where he left off yesterday in his study of Romans 8:28. This verse is the very heart of God's Word and the purposes and the plans of God for each of us, Pastor Graham teaches. It is a promise upon which we pillow our heads and trust in God throughout our lives. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/395/29

    Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast
    Creating Belonging in the Church for People with Disabilities – Scott Sauls

    Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 16:53


    Every person needs to find a place of acceptance and belonging. For people with disabilities, too often, inclusion can be hard to come by, even within the body of Christ. As a pastor, Scott Sauls knows how important it is for the church to embrace marginalized people, like those with disabilities. He has seen firsthand how a robust ministry to people with disabilities—not only welcoming them but evoking their gifts—catalyzes the life of a church.Scott also knows that pastors and ministry leaders can feel overwhelmed by the idea of starting or growing a disability ministry. He exhorts leaders to trust in God's abundant provision (no matter the size of the budget or congregation) while stepping forward in faith to serve people with disabilities well.Key Questions:How can your church embrace people who are marginalized?What barriers do you face when it comes to serving or connecting with people with disabilities?How can you trust God's abundance and step out in faith today?Key Scripture:“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 Resources:Find resources to start or grow a disability ministryRead Beautiful People Don't Just HappenSend Crystal a message. Find more encouragement through Joni Eareckson Tada's radio podcast  and daily devotional.Follow us on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.Your support  makes this podcast possible! Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Founded by international disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada, we provide Christ-centered care through  Joni's House, Wheels for the World, and Retreats and Getaways, and offer disability ministry training and higher education through the Christian Institute on Disability. 

    UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

    Escaping the Beast of Double-Mindedness (Audio)David Eells - 6/29/22Many Christians believe that we should trust in methods and means of man because now God is weaker than He was in the Bible and needs our help. However, we are in the midst of many Christians who believe this but are finding out that many are dying because they trusted in man's vaccines which are proven to be a depopulation effort by the beast. According to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, 450,000 people a year die of iatropic causes. Iatropic means Doctor/Medicine related causes. And that was long before the shots that are sickening and killing so many millions.  If He now uses man's methods, how many mistakes does God make? The people are dying of many diseases from taking the shots, which cause the loss of their immune system. Deaths will rise geometrically for years. Jesus and His disciples didn't use the means and methods of man. In fact, we are warned in Jer 17:5  Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah. Let examine some objections to this. I was sent this question in an email: "My question is the verse in 1 Timothy 5:23 where Paul advises Timothy to "take a little wine for his stomach's sake and thine often infirmities." God hadn't healed him and I'm confused about your teaching on healing". The question really is about whether God heals using remedies or simply through faith without them, and this is in order to give all glory to Himself and not man.  Jesus spoke to His disciples in parables, symbols that they came to understand and they became ways for them to speak to others. For example: Notice that in 1 Timothy 5:23, sin is the subject before and after the verse in question. {1 Tim. 5:22} Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. {23} Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities (Infirmities here is the Greek word astheneia; meaning "weaknesses"). {24} Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after. {25} In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid. The wine for the stomach statement is certainly out of context unless it speaks of deliverance from sin. The word translated "infirmities" is actually "weaknesses" which is clearly seen in other texts where the same word is correctly translated. (1 Cor.1:25) ...the weakness of God is stronger than men. Now we know that God is not infirm or sick so this word has to be "weakness". (2 Cor.13:4) for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. We know that Jesus Christ was not crucified through infirmity, but weakness. He would not defend Himself when He was brought before Pilate and the Jewish leaders. Timothy had spiritual weaknesses for which the only cure was the spiritual wine. The stomach or belly was spiritually considered the seat of ruler ship for the carnal man. It represented being driven by the lusts (Gr: desires) of the flesh; driven by sin. {Phl.3:19} whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and [whose] glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. On the other hand wine was considered the cure for bondage to sin. Wine represents the blood of Jesus. {Mt.26:27} And he took a cup (of wine), and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; {28} for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. {29} But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Notice, Jesus equates the wine with His blood. So this is the spiritual cure for the lusts of the flesh. Through our own blood we have inherited the lusts of the sinful flesh and through Jesus' pure blood that nature is destroyed. {Lev.17:11} For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. His blood is in us to the extent that we repent and partake of the life of His Word. {Jn.6:53} Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. {54} He that eateth my flesh (and He was the Word made flesh) and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Partaking of the blood or wine is a matter of walking in His Word by faith in His blood that was given to us. {1 Jn.1:7} but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Another common misunderstanding is Paul's Thorn. Paul was caught up to the third heaven and received wonderful revelations that tempted him to be proud. (2 Cor.12:7) And by reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, that I should not be exalted overmuch there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger (Greek: angelos,"angel") of Satan to buffet me, that I should not be exalted overmuch. Paul says the thorn was an angel of Satan to buffet him, not a sickness. The word "buffet" means "to hit over and over". You can see that this evil spirit was given to Paul to fulfill God's purpose of humbling him. (2 Cor.12:8) Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it might depart from me. (9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. This angel of Satan was bringing about a humbling in Paul's life that God called grace. When Paul was in a position of personal weakness or inability to save himself, he got to see God's power to save. It should be the same with us.  The Scriptures are full of instances where God purposely brought people such as Moses, Abraham, Jehoshaphat, Gideon, and Lazarus to a position of human weakness so that He could perform a miracle to save them and no one would get the credit but Him. Paul understood this. (2 Cor.12:10) Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses (K.J.V. uses infirmities), in injuries (insults), in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  "Thorn in the flesh" is mentioned four other times in the scriptures, and not once is it an infirmity. This word "weaknesses" is from the Greek word "astheneia" meaning "want of strength". The King James Version translated this word "infirmities", but the same Greek word in many other places, including this text, is translated "weak" or "weakness" (1 Cor.1:25; 2 Cor.11:29; 2 Cor.12:9,10; 2 Cor.13:4). The same Greek word "astheneia" in the following two verses shows us that "infirmity" is a bad translation. (1 Cor.1:25) ...the weakness of God is stronger than men. Now we know that God is not infirm or sick so this word has to be "weakness". (2 Cor.13:4) for he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. We know that Jesus Christ was not crucified through infirmity, but weakness. He was weak in that He would not defend Himself when He was brought before Pilate and the Jewish leaders.  Likewise, we are crucified when we are weak to save ourselves while we trust in God. In the previous chapter Paul lists what he calls weaknesses (2 Cor.11:23-30). He lists things such as shipwrecks, prisons, persecutions from enemies, and stripes. Not once does Paul mention sickness in the list. The point is that God uses evil angels to come against our lusts, to humble us, to chasten us, and to cause us to repent. (2 Cor.12:8) Concerning this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it (the angel of Satan or demon) might depart from me. (9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee.  God was saying that He would deliver Paul from the individual buffetings, but not from the angel of Satan for the time being. Paul said as much to Timothy. (2 Tim.3:11) persecutions, sufferings. What things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. (2 Tim. 4:18) The Lord will deliver me from every evil work. In this, we see the sovereignty of God in both bringing the chastening and supplying the deliverance. Even though He permits buffetings to test us, ultimately He will heal and deliver the faithful. The question as to whether God always heals is a moot one when we realize that He has already healed all believers but we must be believers. {1 Pet.2:24} who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. Jesus gave us an example by healing all believers. Jesus said in Mar 11:24 "All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive (Greek: "received") them”. We received them because all of our provision was accomplished at the cross. Notice in the following verses that all things have been received and that the only thing left is for us to believe it and cease from our own salvation by works. Notice the past tense of all of our sacrificial provision in the following verses: (Epe.2:8) for by grace have ye been saved through faith; (1 Pet.2:24) who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.; (Col.1:13) who delivered us out of the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; (2 Cor.5:18) ...who reconciled us to himself; (Gal.2:20) I have been crucified with Christ, and its no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me; (Gal. 3:13) Christ redeemed us from the curse; (1 Pet.1:3) ...the Father ...begat us again ...by the resurrection of Jesus Christ;  (Heb.10:10) We ...have been sanctified; ... (14) He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified; (Epe.1:3) ...who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing, and God (2 Pet.1:3) hath granted unto us all things ... Jesus told us in his day which, of course, is also in the past that" Now shall the prince of this world be cast out" (Jn.12:31); "but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (Jn.16:33); "It is finished" Jn.19:30). This is why we are to believe we have received. The devil and the curse were conquered. We were saved, healed, delivered, and provided for 2,000 years ago. So if we believe we have received, would we continue to try to save, heal or deliver ourselves, since faith without works is dead? Redemption from the curse is truly finished! In fact, God's "works were finished from the foundation of the world" (Heb.4:3), when He spoke the plan into existence. The only thing left is for the true sons of God to enter into those works by faith, believing they have received. Since the works are finished, we should believe and rest from our own works to save, heal, and deliver ourselves. (Heb.4:3) For we who have believed do enter into that rest. That is a spiritual Sabbath rest from our own self works. (Heb.4:9) There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest (Greek: sabbatismos, "keeping of rest") for the people of God. This constant "keeping of rest" every day through the past tense promises is our New Testament spiritual Sabbath. (10) For he that is entered into his rest hath himself also rested from his works, as God did from his. This rest is to believe these past tense promises so we know we don't have to save ourselves. (Heb.4:1) Let us fear therefore, lest haply, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. (2) For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. Our faith in each of these promises brings us into more of the rest. For example, if we believe that "by his stripes you were healed," then we will not keep seeking a healing but will rest accepting that it was accomplished at the cross.  This is true faith and always brings the answer. Through believing the promises, we enter into rest from our own works. For a child of God to say that they believe they have received and yet continue seeking to receive, usually through worldly methods, is to be double minded. (Jas.1:6) But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. (7) For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; (8) a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways. Those who continue to work for what God has freely given, believe in salvation by works. (Heb.4:10) For he that is entered into his rest, hath himself also rested from his works. (Heb.3:19) And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief. Since the promises of deliverance from the curse are past tense, when we believe them, we must stop working. It is an evil heart of unbelief to not rest. God was angry with Israel because they would not believe His Word in their trial in the wilderness (Heb. 3:8-10). (Heb.3:11) As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. (12) Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God .... (14) We are become partakers of Christ (i.e. His health, holiness, and blessing) if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end.  When we believe we have received, we are put in a position of weakness because we cannot do anything to bring the desired result to pass or we prove we didn't believe and receive. This weakness is our wilderness experience because there is no help from Egypt or the world. Only God's power saves in the wilderness. God says, "My power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor.12:9). Our weapon against our enemies who try to talk us out of our covenant rights is the two edged sword of these past tense promises (Heb.4:11,12). We are justified by faith and not works which is being proven day by day. Do you hear the ambulances going by with their sirens on? I want to say something else that I think will be very encouraging to you there's a way to make it through this. There was a brother back in the time of Romans 16 and his name was Hermas. It's very possible that he's the one that received this revelation. It was just a few years after the book of Revelation was written that he got this revelation it was called the Shepherd of Hermas and at that time of course they were going into tribulation and he was given a warning. I mean, the Church, the people of God were headed into a tribulation and he was given a warning that he was told to send to the churches and it's not part of the Bible. It used to be, as a matter of fact. People thought it was part of the Bible. I don't believe that it is; I just believe that it's a very good revelation that's giving an encouragement; an exhortation to the to the scriptures to obey the scriptures and submit. I believe it's very good and I think that since he was exhorting the Church, he was about to go into tribulation.  Some of the things are very pertinent to us at this time because that's exactly where we are and I know that God preserved this through the centuries in order to give it to us again. It's not the level of inspiration that the scriptures are, but it's very good and it's anointed and it was given of the Lord; just like if god would give you a vision or just like Gene Fahey's vision about the great tree that was cut down and Babylon. You know, God can give you one that's concerning your immediate future because you know God speaks in general ways in the scriptures, but he really doesn't tell you about your immediate future and where you're fitting in and where you are at the time and what is your signpost at the time. So that's what dreams and visions are for is to give us these revelations. Well anyway, God gave to Hermes awesome revelations; actually, it's one of my favorites outside of the scriptures. Okay, I'm going to read part of it to you because it's concerning coming tribulation and what to do about it and how he escaped it. Okay this is vision four. It's a vision of the Church and it's called, The Tribulation to Come: That which I saw brethren, twenty days after the previous vision had occurred was a foreshadowing of the tribulation to come. I was going into the country by the Via Campana. The place is about six thousand feet from the public thoroughfare and is easily reached. (I don't think anything in here, kind of like the Bible; nothing in here is really in there by accident. “6,000 feet from the public thoroughfare” I wrote a little note in the edge of this book. I said, “off the road since Adam”. They're off the public thoroughfare six thousand feet and actually we're six thousand years off the road since Adam. So here comes the beast. This is a kind of a symbol of the timing for us too.) The place is about six thousand feet from the public thoroughfare and is easily reached. So as I was walking along by myself, I asked the Lord that the revelation and vision which He had shown me through His holy Church might be completed, so that He might strengthen me and give repentance to His servants, who had been led astray in order that His great and glorious Name might be glorified, because he regarded me worthy to show me his wonders. And as I was glorifying Him and giving Him thanks, something like the sound of a voice answered me, “Be not double-minded Hermas." and I began to reason with myself and to say, how can I be double-minded when I've been made so secure by the Lord and have been and have seen such glorious things. (And you think you would think that but, actually you get into situations and you do things that you don't think you would and that's where Hermas is headed right here.)  I walked on a little brethren and, behold, I saw a cloud of dust reaching, as it were, up to heaven and I began to say to myself, “are there not cattle coming raising a cloud of dust?” and it was about 600 feet away from me. (There's that six again. Six, six and the next verse, by the way, is six.)  It was about 600 feet away from me when the dust cloud became greater and greater. I suspected it was something divine. The sun shone more brightly for a moment and behold, I saw a huge beast, something like a sea monster, and out of his mouth were coming fiery locusts. (Sounds like Revelation doesn't it? You know, locusts devour the grass, don't they? There it is, this huge beast is about to devour much flesh.)  And the beast was about a hundred feet in length and it had a head like a jar. (I made a little note here: 100 feet in length represents the fullness of the scope of this beast. Do you know we've read in scriptures that this beast is actually everyone who is outside of Christ. It is actually the whole lost world; the whole beastly kingdom of this world coming together into one like they were at the tower of Babel. Once again the whole world is joining together in order to oppose God. So I took to mean a hundred percent. The scope of this beast is a hundred percent of all lost humanity; everyone whose spirit does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in their flesh, is this beast.) And I began to cry and to beseech the Lord to save me from it and I remembered the word which I had heard, “Be not double-minded Hermas.” So brethren, being clothed in the faith of God and remembering the great things He had taught me, taking courage, I entrusted myself to the beast. And the beast came on with a rush as if it could destroy a city. I drew near to it and the sea monster, great as it was, stretched itself out on the ground and did nothing but thrust out its tongue and did not move at all until I had gone by it. And the beast had four colors on its head: Black, then the color of fire and blood, and then gold, and then white.  And after I had passed by the beast and had gone on about 30 feet, behold, a young lady met me, adorned, as if coming from a bridal chamber; all in white and with white sandals, veiled up to her forehead and her head covering was a snood, but she had white hair and I knew from my previous visions that she was the Church. (Obviously the called out ones right?) And I became more cheerful.  She greeted me saying, “How do you do friend?” And I greeted her in return, “How do you do madam?” She answered me and said, “Did nothing meet you?” I said to her, “ Madam, a beast so great as could destroy entire peoples. But, by the power of the Lord and by His great compassion I escaped it.”  “And it's only right that you escaped”, she said, “Because you cast your burden upon God and you opened your heart to the Lord, believing that you could not be saved by anything but the great and glorious Name.” (Isn't that interesting folks? There are so many people that are expecting to provide for themselves, to save themselves, to defend themselves and yet here the revelation says that you can't be saved by anything except by the name of the Lord. It is only our faith in Him that will bring us to the place where we can escape this great beast that's coming; only by faith in Him.) “And therefore, the Lord sent his angel who has authority over beasts whose name is Fegri and he shut its mouth so it might not hurt you. You escaped a great tribulation because of your faith and because when you saw so great a beast, you did not become double-minded. Go then, and tell the elect of the Lord about His great deeds and say to them that this beast is a foreshadowing of the great tribulation to come. If then, you prepare yourselves in advance and repent with all your heart before the Lord, you will be able to escape it; for if your heart becomes pure and blameless and you serve the Lord blamelessly the rest of the days of your life.” (What tribulation was he talking about that was immediately in their future? Well, there was the great Harlot of Rome and the Roman beast that was going to slaughter the people of God. And, as you know, the Church that they raised up, the Catholic church, heavily persecuted people who were people of faith and killed many. So they were heading into, very much, the same kind of a tribulation that we are. Apostate christianity, with a new Roman beast; a worldwide Roman beast, is going to persecute the saints. Well, there was a way to escape it. She said the church or “called out ones”. She was preaching the good news here.)  “If your heart becomes pure and blameless and you serve the Lord blamelessly the rest of the days of your life. Cast your burdens upon the Lord and He will set them straight. Have faith in the Lord, you who are double-minded, because He can do all things and turn His wrath from you and send out plagues to you who are double-minded.” (Interesting. Will God do that? Yes He will. He will plague the double-minded and deliver his people who are the faithful; who are the believers, who are the disciples.) “Woe to those who hear these words and disobey it would have been better for them not to have been born.”  Charter 24: I asked her about the four colors that the beast had on its head and she answered me and said, “Again you are inquisitive about such things.” “Yes madam”, I said. “Make known to me what they are.” “Listen”, she said, “The black is this world in which you live. The color of fire and blood means it is necessary for this world to be destroyed by blood and fire. And the gold part is you, who have fled this world. For just as gold is tested by fire and becomes useful, so also you, who live among those people are being tested.”  (Yes we are. God purposely put us here in the midst of the wicked to be tested and tried to see if we will be faithful to His Word.” Many cannot because they have more respect for the world, more fear of the world, more love of the world. They cannot be faithful to God so hence the exhortation to be blameless and pure and turn to god within everything.)  “Those, then, who endure and are made red-hot by them are purified. For just as gold casts off its dross, so also, you will cast off all grief and distress and you will be purified and be useful in the construction of the tower. (The tower is of course the tower of God's people that he's speaking about here. And there's a revelation of it. It's an awesome revelation about the stones that went into this tower you know and how that some of them were cracked and some of them were defaced and how that they were being perfected to be put in this tower of God's Zion.) “And the white part is the age which is to come, in which, the elect of God will live because those who have been chosen by God for eternal life will be spotless and pure. So speak constantly in the hearing of the saints. You have also the foreshadowing of the great tribulation which is to come and if you so wish, it will be nothing.” (Notice that, “If you so wish it will be nothing" if you prepare; if you draw close to the Lord, if you repent, if you're determined to be blameless and pure by faith in God's promise and in his Word, then God will have you ready for this.) “Remember those things which have already been written.” (And of course that's true. What's written in God's word we cannot depart from.) After she had said these things she departed and I did not see where she went for there came a cloud and I turned back, in fear, supposing that the beast was coming. (The guy got double-minded didn't he? You know, there's some curious things in here too.  Well, I want to read this part to you because the main exhortation that was given to Hermas to prepare him for the coming of the beast was, “Be not double-minded Hermas.” And he received an awesome awesome exhortation in mandate 9 in, The Shepherd of Hermas. The Shepherd, of course, was the Lord Himself. That's the name usually given to this book. Cast off Double-Mindedness is the name of this mandate: He said to me, “Cast off from yourself double-mindedness” (Many times it was the Shepherd who came and appeared to Hermas, who gave him these revelations. Sometimes it was the Church like in the past ones.) “Cast off from yourself double mindedness and be not at all double-minded about anything about asking anything from God by saying to yourself, “How am I able to ask anything from the Lord and receive it, since I have sinned so much against Him?”  (Well, that's interesting you know. Is there anybody among God's people that hasn't sinned against Him and yet when Jesus went about doing good, healing all, who was oppressed of the devil for God was with Him. You know when the people of God came to Him, He demanded faith from them. They had a covenant already. He demanded faith from them for their healing or deliverance or whatever and He gave it to them. They weren't worthy of it but he gave it to them and now the Lord is telling him don't be double-minded by thinking, “How can god answer me? I've been such a sinner.” Very interesting; You know the devil uses condemnation to destroy our faith in God but there's no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. And it actually was added there. It was added, I say, it was not in the original because there's no numeric pattern for, “who walked not after the flesh but after the spirit”. Because, of course, there's no one that's under condemnation who is walking in the Spirit. But, the problem is, many of us are somewhere in between; between the flesh and the Spirit.  Now, how in the world do we ever get there if we don't get our prayers answered and how do we ever get our prayers answered if we're condemned for our foolishness and for our failures? That's the grace of God and that's what the Lord is exhorting him to exhort us about. “Don't be double-minded” and what did he call being double-minded? Well to think in yourself, “I've been such a failure how is it that God will answer my prayers?” It is by grace.)  Verse 2: Do not consider these things but turn to the Lord with all of your heart. (That reminds me of what Paul said in Philippians 3, “forget the things which are behind and press forward to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." right? Forget what's behind just change the future okay and by faith in god you can do that.) Do not consider these things but turn to the lord with all of your heart and without hesitating ask of him and you will know his great compassion because he will not forsake you but will fulfill the requests of your soul. (Isn't that good and great! The Lord is merciful and He is graceful and we don't deserve it but, that shouldn't enter into it according to what the lord's saying right here.)  Verse 3: For God is not as men who hold grudges but He seeks not vengeance and has compassion on what He has made. So cleanse your heart of all the worthless things of this age and of all the words which were spoken to you before, and ask of the Lord and you will receive everything and all of your requests will be granted if you ask of the Lord without hesitating. (Well, that's exactly what the Bible says and that's exactly what Jesus said, “all things whatsoever you ask in prayer believing you shall receive.” That's exactly what Jesus said. Many of you out there that are listening to me; the devil has spoken to you these same things. That you're not worthy. You can't expect God to answer your prayers. But, the Lord is exhorting you, through this revelation here, yes you can receive from God. We have no hope without grace. You know, we can't pick ourselves up by our bootstraps. Everything that we receive has to come from without even the faith to believe has to come from without.  Because of our fallen nature we cannot be expected to be righteous before we receive from the Lord. Can you expect to be perfect before you can get anything from God? Well then, you'll never make it because the first thing you need from God is righteousness right? You'll never make it. So forget that. It's self-righteousness and foolishness. Ask of the lord without hesitating, that's what He says.)  If you hesitate in your heart you will not receive any of your requests. (Well, that's exactly what James 1 said, you know, that “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways think not that man shall receive anything from the Lord.”) For those who hesitate before god they are double-minded and they do not obtain any of their requests. (That's James 1-7 to the T, isn't it?)  Verse six: But the ones who are complete in the faith ask for everything since they have trusted the Lord. (They asked for everything. Have you ever had that devil sit on your shoulder and say, “The Lord don't want to hear that! He's got more important things to do!” I mean, well first of all, when you pray about even the little things, what you're saying is, “I trust in you Lord. I'm not trusting me. I'm not seeking by my own efforts to bring this to pass. I know this is a trial of my faith and I trust in you.” And since He has “ministering spirits sent forth to do service that for them that are heirs of salvation” you've got angels right there to take care of it all. Just trust in God.) But the ones who are complete in the faith ask for everything, since they have trusted the Lord and they receive it because they ask without hesitating; not being double-minded, for every man who is double-minded if he does not repent will be saved with difficulty. (Double-minded, of course, is when you listen to the spirit and then you listen to the flesh, and you listen to the spirit and you listen to the flesh. You have faith and you have doubt. Double minded actually in James 1-7 is “two souled”, schizophrenic, he would be called today. And since we're always, you know, somewhere in the process of sanctification. The process of sanctification is the process of changing your soul to become spiritual like your Spirit is. Your spirit is born of God. If you're born again you have a born again spirit and your soul was created to obey your spirit which obeys God if it's born again right?   However, the soul there, is the soul of the flesh or the mind of the flesh and the mind of the spirit or the soul of the spirit and that means, of course, that your soul is divided in its attention either in following your spirit or following your flesh. It's two-souled; it's double-minded, but you have the authority to say “no.” You have the authority. Who you will listen to? You have the authority to cast down vain imaginations that are against God. You have the authority to listen to the spirit. You don't have to be double minded. So he goes on to say: So cleanse your heart of double mindedness and put on faith because it is strong and trust God, so that you will receive all requests for which you ask. (Listen to that. All requests, all requests; all doesn't leave anything out, does it? Jesus said, “all things whatsoever you ask in prayer believing you shall receive.” It is the Word of God. It sounds too good to be true by most people who read these kinds of things, but it is the Word of the Lord and the very fact that it seems too good to be true, proves that you have double- mindedness right?) Whenever you ask something from the Lord and you receive the request rather slowly do not be double-minded. (Well you know, this happens all the time right? People ask something from the Lord and they don't see it happen immediately or the first month or the second month or the third month or even in a year. Sometimes he says when this happens do not be double-minded, in other words, don't shrink from your faith your confidence in God. Don't do it. Abraham was a very good example of that right? Well, he believed and he was double-minded for a long time, frankly, but within about the last year ,he finally straightened up his faith and received from the Lord.) So, whenever you ask something from the Lord and you receive the request rather slowly do not be double-minded, because you did not receive the request of your soul speedily. For, in every case, it is because of some temptation or transgression of which you are ignorant that you receive your request so slowly. (Well you know, when you believe God to do something you're also trusting in Him to work in you. You're also being very careful that you don't offend Him. You know, in the New Testament, sin is different from the Old Testament. Sin in the Old Testament was a transgression against the written law, which made it impossible to be sinless.  But, in the New Testament, “to him that knoweth to do good and doeth not to him it is sin.” Sin to us is sin against the known will of God. Now if we're failing God because we don't have faith, then we just need faith. You know in Romans Chapter 7, Paul spoke about his situation and that he was being double-minded at first because he was looking at himself. He was looking at his failure. He got a revelation from God and his revelation was, since “the good that i would do i do not it's no longer i that do it but the sin which dwelleth in me.” In other words, since he wanted to do good he wanted to please God but he was failing, then it was no longer him, that is him the spiritual man, it was instead, “the sin that dwelled in him” and he went on to say in the beginning of chapter 8 “there's no condemnation of them that are in Christ Jesus.”  See, basically God got on Paul's side against the sin in his life, not against him, against the sin. It's no more I that do it, it's the sin that dwells in me and he confessed faith; the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. He confessed his faith and he said there's no condemnation of them that are in Christ. That's what we need to do. If you fail in God, confess your faith and don't be double minded. Don't worry about the old man. The Lord is taking care of him. Did you know that? You know, you don't have a problem with sin anymore. You might have a problem with faith, but you don't have a problem with sin. The sin the Lord already dealt with. He took it away. He said, “Reckon yourself to be dead unto sin but alive unto God.” Consider it done; that's what faith does, considers it done. So you may be doing some things that the Lord needs to straighten up and He will do that, but meanwhile, you have to keep believing. There's nothing else you can do to come to the end of this thing. The revelation that Paul got was: He was going to keep believing because it wasn't him doing it anyway, it was the sin dwelling in him he was going to believe that the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus made him free from the law of sin and death.  He was going to keep on believing that there was no condemnation in those that are in Christ Jesus, so you're accepting something by faith; you're accepting a gift of God's righteousness by faith and since you are righteous by faith, you are entitled to the things that you ask of God So faith is accounted as righteousness since you are righteous by faith, your faith is accounted as righteousness.  Now, of course, we're not talking about those who walk in willful disobedience and use Christ to live in their flesh. They're not doing what Paul was doing “It's not the good that they would do" because they would do evil and they're walking willful against God. "If we sin willfully there remains no sacrifice for sin but a certain fearful expectation of judgment" the Bible says. But if you want to please God, you're seeking to please God, you hate the old flesh and you hate the sin and you want to please Him then walk by faith, because he is a sufficient Savior and, by the way, even before He's perfected you in holiness, you have a right to the rest of God's benefits because faith is accounted as righteousness.  So what can you do? You have to walk by faith no matter how much you've failed. You have to walk by faith to get out of it. The devil knows that and he tries to do everything to talk you out of it; to tell you that you're not worthy and to tell you that God didn't hear and to tell you, “Look how long you've waited and nothing happened.” So that you'd be double-minded.) Verse 8: So do not cease asking for the request of your soul and you will receive it but, if you lose heart and become double-minded in your asking blame yourself and not the one who gives to you. (Hey, we've got doctrines out there that blame God. You know what they say, “Well sometimes God answers and sometimes God says no. And sometimes, you know, they got these crazy doctrines you know but the Bible says in 2 Co. chapter one, concerning the promises of God, that the answer of God is, “Yes”, it's always yes concerning his promises; not no.  So he says blame yourself if you get double-minded and don't blame the one who gives to you and see God gets all the blame when people don't receive things but think about the times when Jesus' disciples, who had been trained by the very best, came back to him and wondered why they didn't receive results for their faith and he said, “Because of your unbelief”. He didn't say because you were unworthy, or because you failed me, or because you sinned; He said, “Because of your unbelief.” He said consistently, “Be it unto you according to your faith." But often people don't receive answers and they say, “Well, it wasn't the will of God for me to have this or it wasn't the will of God because of this or that, you know. Well quite often folks it's because of unbelief.) Verse 9: Watch out for this double mindedness for it is evil and foolish and it uproots many from the faith. (True) Even those who are very faithful and strong, for this double mindedness is also the daughter of the devil and does much evil among the servants of God. So despise double-mindedness and overcome it, in every case, putting on a faith that is strong and powerful. For faith promises all things; perfects all things. But double-mindedness, which does not trust itself, fails in all that it does. (So you see he said that faith is from above from the lord and has great power but double-mindedness is an earthly spirit from the devil which has no power.) So serve faith which has power and refrain from double mindedness which has no power and you will live to God and all who are so disposed will live to God. (Well, he definitely exhorted over and over against double mindedness there didn't he? And it's true. Today we have a great tribulation coming upon us. God's giving us the signs so that we won't be taken by surprise and we know it's coming and we should be prepared by casting down our vain imaginations about saving ourselves or preparing for ourselves or sin in our life. All such things as what the Lord has already taken care of and already provided for us and learn to walk by faith now and prepare for these things that are coming now.  Hermas wasn't, I wouldn't say, very much prepared because he immediately became double-minded when he saw the dragon or the beast or whatever it was and had to be reminded of the Lord. But when he did act on his faith, he found out it wasn't as terrible as what it could have been. You know, the devil is seeking whom he may devour and and “may” means permission you know. It involves permission and it involves your permission. Quite often the devil devours people because of their unbelief. We found out that God would send those plagues to the double minded meaning, of course, because of their double mindedness they're giving the devil permission to take advantage of them and the dragon will devour many. So we need to learn to walk by faith in god's promises we need to put them down in our heart. They are the best provision we can possibly have for the things that are coming upon the world.  As we saw, America is going to very much change. Its nature is going to be turned over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord. Have you ever read that in 1 Co. chapter five he was talking about a man who had his father's wife? Well, you know who the "Father's wife" is don't you?  So listen, not only does God turn individuals over to satan for destruction of their flesh, He turns nations over to the destruction of the flesh and there's quite a bit of flesh in America. You know, I'm just thinking of that man in 1 Co. 5. I don't know what form it was that the devil took him over but, we do know it was one form or another and we know that's what's going to happen to America folks, is for seven years it's going to lose its mind. This government is going to be very foolish and seek to save themselves by destroying the rest of the world. You know they're gonna quite freely use up their nukes on different nations that disagree with them, not caring for the life of the people; not caring folks.  For instance, let me point out something to you about Iran. You've got an illegitimate regime running that country. They cheated in the vote process; they cheated every way they could. They made laws to kick out the rest of the dissidents from their government so that the only people that ruled would be these radical mullahs. A lot of their country disagrees totally but there's not much they can do about it with their government and now we just read that their government is doing this on the slide. The people, a lot of people don't even know what they're doing. They're doing a lot of this on the side. Well, you know they're going to go over there and wipe out an awful lot of people that are not guilty. I mean everyone's guilty, don't get me wrong. There is nobody on planet earth that's not guilty and we all really deserve to die and there is a flood coming that's going to prove that. But in the natural there's a lot of people over there that are just ignorant.  I mean, they've been trained to be patriotic, of course, and they will defend their nation and I guess if they don't do it over there, it's a little different than over here. I mean they'll do more than put you in jail over there, they'll probably shoot you. So they will defend their nation and many of them will die, not knowing the Lord in their ignorance; having been taken in bondage by satan himself. You have to pity people like that. But you know America; they're not going to have pity. Just like the Iranians are not going to have pity. You know the world doesn't know much about pity and they don't know much about grace. We're the only ones that really should be having the understanding of grace and pity for those who are in bondage to satan. The Bible in 1Co 5 tells us not to dare judge those that are without. Those that are without, God judges.  We don't judge them because they haven't been given the grace of God through faith to see and to partake of God's mercy and his benefits and understanding and all these things. So we have to be very merciful towards those people. In fact, I exhort you to pray for the Iranians folks. An Iranian that gets saved is just as good as an American who gets saved. Don't fall into that delusion. God's got people all the way around the world right?  Pray for these people because there is no doubt that through these great tribulations many will become Christians. Many in foreign lands will become Christians and it's not going to be because of the example of the United States; it's going to be because of the example of God's people and because of the grace and the love that they share with people. See we're to love our enemies. You know this. We're to overcome evil with good. We can't judge them, we have to love them. But America is not going to be that way, and I might add, that a lot of radical American Christians are not going to be that way towards these people and it's sad, because this is what our Lord Jesus commanded in the Sermon on the Mount and yet it's totally ignored. But this is how people are impressed with Christianity. They're impressed with our love, with our faith, with the provision that god gives to his people. I mean, they're impressed with your healings, they're impressed with your provisions that god has given to you through your faith.  You know there's a lot of people out there that have false gods and they're impressed when they run into real Christians and find that they get answers to prayer; supernatural answers to prayer, that kind of reveals to them you really have a God who answers and that there is a God who is concerned and you know, it's sad that what they normally run into is not a Christian at all but somebody that's claiming to be a Christian. So yeah, the world is going to fall all apart. It's going to be fighting one against another. America is, in a way, going to be turned over to the devil for the destruction of the flesh so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord. You know the Spirit is in America, don't you? It's God's elect and great chastenings are coming over America and demon possession is coming over America. Revelation 18 tells us that Babylon is going to be filled with all these demons and what's the purpose? So that people in darkness, in bondage, will run to the light and who's got the light? Well, if we agree with the Word and we represent our Lord to the world with his promises and with his blessings and provisions, then we are the light and they will run to us. But if we're like the world because of a patriotic spirit or because we wrestle with flesh and blood instead of principalities and powers, they're not going to see any light in us. So we need to get prepared. You know, the Lord is putting us into a situation where it's a cross to our old man. He's putting us into a position of being weak, actually, because he's told us, "resist not the evil and love your enemies" and yet He's raising up a bitter enemy all around us and he's giving us this opportunity. We're being tried. We're going to be tested. You know Hermas basically approached the beast in faith after he cast down double mindedness and the beast wasn't used to judge him or destroy him, because he was walking by faith and because he was accounted righteous and so it'll be the same with us folks. We just need to walk by faith in our God, cast down all that double mindedness and part of that is going to be the way we react to the people around us. If you retaliate with the way of the world, that's sin. That's contrary to our Lord's commandments and if you lean upon your own understanding and you do things the way of the worldly Church, that's sin. Read the New Testament. Make sure you're right with God. Make sure you're committed to being a disciple of Jesus Christ and not a disciple of apostate Christianity especially Americanized, apostate Christianity, okay?  In order to be a disciple of Jesus, we have to obey what he said. He said, “Why do you call me Lord Lord and don't do what I say.” So there are many people who are loosely called christians and they are not and they will not escape. God will send his plagues to the double-minded just like he said in that revelation. They will not escape this judgment.)    Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Esperanto Estonian Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Scots Gaelic Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Turkish Turkmen Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version  

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)
    A Declaration of Dependence by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Driving Home the Faith Show on Sacred Heart Radio

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 9:30


    Al Smith is the editor of five best-selling books featuring the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat director. Al's work as the director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada and board member of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation in Peoria, Illinois, which promotes the cause of Fulton J. Sheen's canonization process has provided Al with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.   During an episode of the Driving Home the Faith Show on Sacred Heart Radio, Al Smith discusses with Fr. Rob Jack some of the content found in this book written by Fulton Sheen in 1941 titled 'A Declaration of Dependence'.  They also discuss his latest anthology titled 'War and Peace' which contains five of Sheen's books from the 1940's.   The book 'A Declaration of Dependence' reveals the shocking truth you need to know in a world riddled by irrationality, emotionalism, and violence. Religion is under attack, whether from totalitarian governments or modern education. Our tacit submission to politics, “freedom,” and science has made us slaves to a diabolical New Atheism and fear. With his prescient wit, wisdom, and fervor, Archbishop Fulton Sheen provides clarity amid propagandist lies and pagan societies united in purpose to destroy. He reminds us why we must fear what kills the soul more than what kills the body. He exposes the false prophets and philosophies at work in the world and the many “believers” who no longer worship or act in accordance with their beliefs. Archbishop Sheen masterfully decries the divisions and hatreds in America, explaining how we have turned from God and are on the precipice, that there is “too much tolerance of evil and not enough intolerance of injustice.” The chastisements the world is facing, he declares, are a consequence of its sins; they are the result of our abandonment of God, our idolatry; and man's attempts to replace God serve only to show that the world is devoid of goodness without His presence. By declaring ourselves independent of God, we have brought down His wrath and made ourselves slaves to the world, the flesh, and the devil. Archbishop Sheen invites us to examine our consciences to see how we have, in fact, caused the wars in the world. By reading this book you will see how “isms” control people where the seeds have been planted for them to be controlled. You will learn how, throughout history, God punishes to destroy evil and, at the same time, to heal His sons from their sins. In addition, you will absorb the future saint's teachings on: The presence of the Antichrist in history The cause of war — whether or not it is just — and where its greatest tragedy lies How to truly fight for peace, justice, and unity in our country and among nations The standard to which all Christians should hold themselves Why the Church is opposed to extreme militarism and pacifism Why those without conscience persecute those with conscience Best of all, Archbishop Sheen explains how God's wrath is not capricious but is a consequence of our actions, how He is good and loving and will not let us drown in our sins, and how the key to our restoration — repentance — is readily in our grasp.   In the book War and Peace, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of Messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.  Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen's classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Bishop Sheen's most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.  In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, Sheen applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world's infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built. By making these five powerful resources your own, you'll have in one volume the means to thrive spiritually in our current seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Sheen will show you: The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies  How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic” The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ's Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America's freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now — to obediently trust in God.   To order these books, please visit the Sophia Institute Press website at https://www.sophiainstitute.com/author/archbishop-fulton-j-sheen and remember to use the promo code of 'SHEEN25" to receive a 25% discount when you buy two books or more.   For more information about the life and works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, please visit - https://www.bishopsheentoday.com God Love You.  

    Grace Christian Fellowship-Pulpit Podcast

    This week at Grace Pastor Ben teaches about what it means to trust in God. Support the show

    City Church (LoveHopeCity.com)
    Episode 203: A Hope You Can Take to the Grave

    City Church (LoveHopeCity.com)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 48:41


    The problem with a lot of teachings out there on the internet and the “positivity Christianity” culture is that it's incomplete. When our life doesn't measure up to the positive story, we're tempted to feel like we've been sold a batch of bad goods. The good news is that the hope of the Bible is something you can take to the grave. Even when it doesn't make sense, it still produces vital growth in us when we trust in God through it. Open a Bible to Romans 5 and follow along with Pastor Kyle.

    VeggieTales: Very Veggie Silly Stories

    There's rain, wind, lightning and thunder going on outside when Bob and Larry are recording the podcast. It's the perfect time for Archibald's Forecast Facts and for Dr. McFlurry to introduce his Storm Shrinker contraption. Special guest singer and songwriter, Natalie Grant, joins the podcast and shares some wisdom on how to trust in God's promises to care and be with us when life gets stormy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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    Choosing Trust | Sarah Troedson

    New Hope Church Toowoomba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 27:53


    How can we trust in God this week?

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    The Strongman of the circus was known for performing amazing feats of physical strength. When we look to the strongman of the Bible, Samson, we see that even though we may be granted with physical strength, we may lack spiritual strength. Through the story of Samson we can learn that if we trust in God, we can find true Spiritual strength through Him. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ferncreekcc/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ferncreekcc/support

    Even in weight loss with Sherrie Kapala
    How to have Christs power...even in weight loss!

    Even in weight loss with Sherrie Kapala

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 19:41


    In this episode of the Podcast I share with you how I stopped RUNNING to food every single time I was weak. How I stopped seeking the nonessentials of life just because I craved them or felt lazy. How I started to trust in God more than I trusted in my weaknesses. I hope you'll hit play and feel led by the Spirit to trust more completely today...even in weight loss!

    Christian Life Coaching for weight loss
    How to have Christs power...even in weight loss!

    Christian Life Coaching for weight loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 19:42


    How to have Christs power...even in weight loss! In this episode of the Podcast I share with you how I stopped RUNNING to food every single time I was weak. How I stopped seeking the nonessentials of life just because I craved them or felt lazy. How I started to trust in God more than I trusted in my weaknesses. I hope you'll hit play and feel led by the Spirit to trust more completely today...even in weight loss!

    Encouraging Words Devotional
    How To Wait And Trust In God's Timing

    Encouraging Words Devotional

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 2:00


    When I was growing up, we used to sing a country Gospel song that went, "Farther along we'll know all about it, Farther along we'll understand why."

    The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane
    Karen Ehman - Trusting God Even When It's Hard

    The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 28:50


    Life can be hard. Relationships are broken. Responsibilities are piled high. How can you grow closer to God instead of falling away during times of struggle? New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman has a new devotional for women (co-authored with Ruth Schwenk) to help you connect with Jesus everyday. It's called "Trusting God in All the Things." In today's conversation, you'll learn: 3:00 The difference between believing in God and trusting in Him 4:00 Ask this question to know if you're having trouble trusting God 6:30 Practically speaking, how can you shift your trust in God? 7:30 When we are trying to manipulate outcomes for our kids, here's a story to remember. 10:00 Key verses that will help you trust in God 14:50 How can you minister to your lonely daughter? 17:00 You might make the difference in bringing someone to Christ by befriending a neighbor 19:20 Lessons about soul control from the Psalms 20:45 About the “I Spy” journal 23:30 Ideas of spending time with God when you have kids and a crazy full schedule Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author with Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than four million women daily. She has authored eighteen books, including Keep It Shut. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, she's the mom of three adult children and two children-in-law, although she forgets which are which. Learn more about Karen Ehman and her new devotional Trusting God in All Things on her website KarenEhman.com Spending too much time on screens this summer? My book Screen Kids co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman will help, along with the masterclass. Find out more at HappyHomeUniversity.com Happy Home is sponsored in part by Trinity Debt Management. Call 1 800 793-8752 to talk with a counselor today.

    Alistair Begg - Truth For Life

    While David was called a man after God's own heart, he was neither a perfect man nor a perfect king. So how can we account for David rejoicing that he was righteous and clean before a holy God? Examining 2 Samuel 22, Alistair Begg explains that David was not claiming sinlessness. Rather, David was expressing his trust in God's promise to blot out his transgressions. The righteousness David experienced was an imputed righteousness that all who put their faith in Jesus enjoy. Bible passages: 2 Samuel 22:21-31

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    Mastering the four essential trust trust in self, trust in God, trust in others, trust in Life --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goddesshadiyah/support

    Fellowship Oshawa Sermons
    Trusting God: The Antidote for Anxiety - Proverbs 3 - Mike Van'tSlot

    Fellowship Oshawa Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 38:24


    Big Idea: Trust in God involves your whole person - heart, head and hands - and is founded on the unchangeable character of God. Headings: Trust in God is a heart attitude. Trust in God is a mindset. Trust in God involves action. Trust in God is tested in hard times.

    Maryville Church of Christ
    Going Deeper: Trust in God's Justice

    Maryville Church of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 34:26


    Going Deeper: Trust in God's Justice

    NPPBC Audio Sermons
    He Has Heard Your Prayer

    NPPBC Audio Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 53:15


    They say patience is a virtue. Patience is something that is learned from experience. The hope that we have is something we often had to wait for. There are times that we are spoilt and God answers our prayers immediately. If God answered all of our prayers exactly as we asked then God would become our genie in a bottle.   We should be praying and praying without ceasing and praying always. If it were not for the hope and faith in Jesus Christ we all would have given up. We can not do anything without God. We do not have the smarts to get through this life without God. We do not need more of the world but more of God. God has never left us and He never will.   In this scripture, David had been under great pressure and we see that he stated that he waited upon the Lord. Without God, he would have surely fainted. There are times that the waiting is the most difficult. Praying for a lost person's soul to be saved. We know this is something that God wants as well, but the waiting for salvation is great. If we are going to wait on anything we should be waiting on God. At this time, people can't wait for anything. We've been trained by the changes of technology that we've been trained NOT to wait. People used to have to walk to church. They didn't complain, in fact, they looked forward to it.   Patience doesn't come from a book it's something that must be learned by life experiences. Some have been given a doctor prognosis that appeared grim but instead of giving up, you trusted in God. God can be trusted because His goodness never fails.   So what happens when we wait on God? Let us look at Psalm 40:1; first a foremost when you wait patiently He will turn His ear to you and hear you. That MUST sustain you. It's good to know that He heard you. There are times when you will be weak in faith. You will find yourself in the valley where doubt will begin to grow but understand that when you wait patiently on God He will hear your prayer. When you are patiently waiting the hardest thing to battle is whether God heard you or not. The truth is, He DID hear you. The problem is not God but the sins that separate you from Him.   Psalm 40:2; When He hears your cry He can help you. He will rescue you, pulling you out of that horrible pit, and miry clay. Not only does He helps you out of the horrible situation and removes you from the mind games of the clay, but He will set your feet on a solid foundation. A foundation that doesn't move around. The battle isn't won when you get your answer, it's when you know He heard your prayer.   Psalm 40:3-5; There will be times when you will be unable to tell someone everything is alright. Be of good cheer, if you incline your heart to God then He will incline His ear to you and will lift you up and establish your feet. Not only will He pick you up but He will give you a new song of Hope. A Hope that others can and will see pointing them to trust in God as well.

    Illuminate Community Church
    6/26/22 - Sibling Showdown - Genesis 25:19-34 - Pastor Hudson Garcia

    Illuminate Community Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 32:44


    I have loved this series in Genesis because we have looked carefully at the origin story behind God's plan to redeem and restore all of creation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. What has been most shocking to me is how the all-powerful God of the cosmos chose a family to start His plan of redemption. As I get older, I become more aware that one thing is true about every family….they are all dysfunctional. Now, this fact is no surprise to the Biblical authors. We have seen some incredibly dysfunctional family dynamics so far in Genesis. This week, the dysfunction continues.    Genesis 25:19-34 begins by moving the narrative forward. Now, it is Abraham's son, Isaac's, turn to trust in God for the promise He made to his father. Isaac's story begins similarly to his father's, Isaac's wife Rebekah is barren. After forty years of praying to God, Rebekah conceived. This pregnancy was unusually difficult, so she sought a word from God, which foreshadows all that is to come….   “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.”   This prophecy would come true in many ways. Rebekah gave birth to twin boys and these brothers were opposed to each other in every way. The plot comes to a head when Esau comes in from the field and begs Jacob for some stew. Esau begs as he believes he is on the verge of death. Jacob takes advantage of the situation and makes a deal with his starving brother, your birthright for my stew. Esau takes this horrible deal, and the author of Genesis gives a short commentary, “Thus Esau despised his birthright.”    In this event, Jacob is given the rights of the first born and becomes the heir to the promise that God made to Abraham. We learn in the following chapters that Jacob is renamed Israel and his immediate descendants become the twelve tribes of Israel.    This story becomes a pillar for understanding God's sovereignty in remaining faithful to His promise to Abraham and how that promise became the hope for our salvation today. We can stand firm in times of trouble because we serve a God who is faithful to His promises.   This theological understanding of God should lead to practical application in every believer's life. How much more can we persevere in holiness and in the spiritual battle, knowing that the victory is ours and that the end is already written? 

    Christ Presbyterian Church
    Two Kinds of People

    Christ Presbyterian Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 31:35


     The life lived in light of the Lord's grace is wise, generous and full of trust in God. Psalm 112 Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,     who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land     the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house,     and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;     he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;     who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved;     he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news;     his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,     until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;     his righteousness endures forever;     his horn is exalted in honor. The wicked man sees it and is angry;     he gnashes his teeth and melts away;     the desire of the wicked will perish!

    Cornerstone Truth
    Anger Manifests a Lack of Trust in God

    Cornerstone Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 39:20


    This morning we continue with our mini series of lessons identifying the “Spiritual Symptoms” of a lack of Trust in the LORD.  Last week we identified “Worry” or “Anxiety” as revealing a possible lack of trust in God and His provision.  This week we will examine how “Anger” often times will reveal a lack of… Read more

    God And Our Dogs with Meg Grier
    God and Our Dogs with Meg Grier - #144 - Lynn Heckler

    God And Our Dogs with Meg Grier

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 29:56


    Guest: Wolves live in packs. What defines a pack? Can our dogs live with us as their "Pack"? Is God a part of our pack? Lynn Heckler of Christian Job Corps of Kendall County shares stories of Ginger with Meg Grier "The more we practice trust in god, the more we see the results of trust. Our trusts grows deeper and stronger with the Lord." Host:  Meg Grier - Stories@GodAndOurDogs.com Website:  www.GodAndOurDogs.com Recorded at Wheelers Western Outfitters God and Our Dogs airs every Saturday at 9am on Boerne Radio 103.9FM - www.boerneradio.com. Original Air Date:  6/25/22 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BS3 Sports & Music #XSquad
    Parenting Series - Part 2 (Prayer)

    BS3 Sports & Music #XSquad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 70:24


    Raising children during these times can be daunting. The power of prayer is great to Christians, especially us parents who cannot always be there for our children to look after and support them. This is when we put all our faith and trust in God to look after them when we may not physically be present. The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5- " Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding." Please join Teresa Ngene and I as we discuss how to effectively pray for our children.

    Truth For Life - Alistair Begg

    While David was called a man after God's own heart, he was neither a perfect man nor a perfect king. So how can we account for David rejoicing that he was righteous and clean before a holy God- Examining 2 Samuel 22, Alistair Begg explains that David was not claiming sinlessness. Rather, David was expressing his trust in God's promise to blot out his transgressions. The righteousness David experienced was an imputed righteousness that all who put their faith in Jesus enjoy.

    Inclination Life
    Ways to Approach Mountain Seasons

    Inclination Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 18:18


    Life often throws things that we don't plan for or even know what to do with. It can be tempting to use a play we've run before or go to our "person", but what about when all that doesn't work. The reality of life is that everyone will go through some mountain seasons. They don't feel good and can be intimidating, BUT GOD! When mountains come, they're not meant to defeat us. They're there for a purpose, whether to build our faith or shift us. We just have to go through them by placing our faith and trust in God. Blog: www.inclinationlife.com Meet the Host: www.timieldewberry.com

    The Christian Car Guy Radio Show
    Road Rage, A Symptom of Low Oil

    The Christian Car Guy Radio Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 40:11


    Today Robby helps us understand that being angry doesn't help our situations but that should trust in God and his promises.

    FAITH FUELS MY FIRE: THE PODCAST
    Trusting in God. 3 Things to Implement. + My Story on My Weight Loss Surgery. Process & Recovery

    FAITH FUELS MY FIRE: THE PODCAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 13:20


    In today's episode, I'm going to be talking about trusting in God. I'm going to go over my story of how I had to put my trust in God completely every single day to get through weight loss surgery, recovery, and all of that. I pair this with prayer, scripture, and 3 things to implement.    Enjoy!   For the study guide, join this group and check out the units tab.   This episode's show notes: https://www.faithfuelsmyfire.com/post/trusting-in-god-3-things-to-implement-my-story-on-my-weightloss-surgery-process-recovery   If you want to check out previous Bible studies, click here   To Purchase my "Christ Transforms Me" Journal, click here     Email me: faithfuelsmyfire@gmail.com   Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486483515603028/   YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmBsSKktGU_8WHVNIxhFuzg   The Bible App that I use: http://bible.com/app   Instagram: @_lorenacamille_   Never Forget to Choose Faith Over Fear,   -Lorena Camille

    The Daily Promise
    Trust God and Don't be Afraid

    The Daily Promise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 4:01


    Today's Promise: Isaiah 12:2 Since God is your salvation, you never have to live in fear. He gives you strength in the midst of a fearful world. Fear is the opposite of faith. You can't walk in fear and walk in faith - the greater your fear, the less your faith. However, the opposite is also true  — the greater your faith, the less your fear. The more you trust in God as your salvation, the less you struggle with fear. Jesus is your salvation. He is with you right now. He is your strength and He is all you need. When you know Jesus is your salvation, you can sing for joy as the world around you shivers in fear.

    The Messy Masterpiece with Tori & Chad

    Hi y'all! In this episode Tori and I talk about how easy it is for us to operate out of our own understanding but scripture calls us to lean not on our own understanding and to put our full trust in God!Help us keep this Podcast ad free by joining our online family on Patreon!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/themastersfamBible.com Devotional: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/14173-enlargeFind us on YouTube and IG:YouTube- https://youtube.com/c/ToriMastersTori's- https://www.instagram.com/torimasters/Chad's- https://www.instagram.com/chadmasters/Podcasts- https://www.instagram.com/morningswiththemasters/ & https://www.instagram.com/thatshotpodcast/

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)
    War and Peace an Anthology & A Declaration of Dependence - Catholic Drive Time Show on the Guadalupe Radio Network

    The School of Sheen and the Holy Rosary Program hosted by Al Smith (The Pipe Padre)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 22:54


    Al Smith is the editor of five best-selling books featuring the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat director. Al's work as the director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada and board member of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation in Peoria, Illinois, which promotes the cause of Fulton J. Sheen's canonization process has provided Al with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the works of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.   During an episode of the Catholic Drive Time Show on the Guadalupe Radio Network,  Al Smith discusses with Joe McClane, Rudy Carlos and Adrian Fonseca some of the content found in this book written by Fulton Sheen in 1941 titled 'A Declaration of Dependence'.  They also discuss his latest anthology titled 'War and Peace' which contains five of Sheen's books from the 1940's.   The book 'A Declaration of Dependence' reveals the shocking truth you need to know in a world riddled by irrationality, emotionalism, and violence. Religion is under attack, whether from totalitarian governments or modern education. Our tacit submission to politics, “freedom,” and science has made us slaves to a diabolical New Atheism and fear. With his prescient wit, wisdom, and fervor, Archbishop Fulton Sheen provides clarity amid propagandist lies and pagan societies united in purpose to destroy. He reminds us why we must fear what kills the soul more than what kills the body. He exposes the false prophets and philosophies at work in the world and the many “believers” who no longer worship or act in accordance with their beliefs. Archbishop Sheen masterfully decries the divisions and hatreds in America, explaining how we have turned from God and are on the precipice, that there is “too much tolerance of evil and not enough intolerance of injustice.” The chastisements the world is facing, he declares, are a consequence of its sins; they are the result of our abandonment of God, our idolatry; and man's attempts to replace God serve only to show that the world is devoid of goodness without His presence. By declaring ourselves independent of God, we have brought down His wrath and made ourselves slaves to the world, the flesh, and the devil. Archbishop Sheen invites us to examine our consciences to see how we have, in fact, caused the wars in the world. By reading this book you will see how “isms” control people where the seeds have been planted for them to be controlled. You will learn how, throughout history, God punishes to destroy evil and, at the same time, to heal His sons from their sins. In addition, you will absorb the future saint's teachings on: The presence of the Antichrist in history The cause of war — whether or not it is just — and where its greatest tragedy lies How to truly fight for peace, justice, and unity in our country and among nations The standard to which all Christians should hold themselves Why the Church is opposed to extreme militarism and pacifism Why those without conscience persecute those with conscience Best of all, Archbishop Sheen explains how God's wrath is not capricious but is a consequence of our actions, how He is good and loving and will not let us drown in our sins, and how the key to our restoration — repentance — is readily in our grasp.   In the book War and Peace, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen recognized that modern atheism was a new type of Messianism threatening to beguile and conquer humanity.  Sheen stressed the use of reason as the unparalleled countermeasure to deceptive communism. The first three books contained in this anthology are a collection of Sheen's classic Catholic Hour radio addresses that were heard by millions of listeners in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, in a single compilation, are Bishop Sheen's most clearly delineated investigations into the underlying causes of communism — every bit as relevant today as when he spoke them — along with an entirely sound and hopeful program for defeating it.  In the fourth book of this anthology, The Philosophies of War, Sheen addresses the confusion felt by most people who were dissatisfied with the ephemeral and superficial commentaries about World War II. Like a master surgeon, Sheen applies the sharp scalpel of his crystal-clear logic to lay open the sources of the world's infection. The fifth book, Seven Pillars of Peace, presents the principles upon which Sheen believes the foundations for a just and lasting peace must be built. By making these five powerful resources your own, you'll have in one volume the means to thrive spiritually in our current seemingly desperate time. Drawing from biblical, cultural, and contemporary examples, Sheen will show you: The spirit of the Antichrist, immoral leaders, education, and societies  How personal sin is sickening our culture — and the cure for this “pandemic” The proper understanding of and instinctive human need for authentic freedom, justice, and love The need to unite for personal rights, including freedom of conscience Why it is crucial to be intolerant of evil and embrace a divine solution How America must choose to repent in order to overcome our present crisis Most notably, Archbishop Sheen proclaims the hope of Christ's Cross and the immeasurable power of His resurrected love. He exhorts us to carry our individual fragments of the beam. It is always darkest before the dawn, Sheen teaches. Times of discouragement are moments when great spiritual transformations can occur. If we return to God and do penance, we will attain interior peace. The future of America's freedom and restoration as a constitutional republic depend on our decision — now — to obediently trust in God.   To order these books, please visit the Sophia Institute Press website at https://www.sophiainstitute.com/author/archbishop-fulton-j-sheen and remember to use the promo code of 'SHEEN25" to receive a 25% discount when you buy two books or more.   For more information about the life and works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, please visit - https://www.bishopsheentoday.com God Love You. #DeclarationOfDependence #FultonJSheen #declarationofindependence

    Josh Paul Podcast
    Trust in God's Plan!

    Josh Paul Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 38:55


    Enjoy this uplifting and encouraging word from Josh Paul!

    Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
    When People Push Us Down

    Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 3:40


    People can push us down and mess with our minds. When others treat us wrongly, we can get into a dark place mentally and be scared to keep moving forward. When we have enemies coming against us, it can be hard for us to stay positive or keep our trust in God. In Psalm 143, we can see that David felt the same way. He writes, “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead” (verse 3). And in this dark time, David cries out to God: “My spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed...Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails” (verses 4, 7). David knows that the people who have been pushing against him have affected his energy and the way he feels about life. He doesn't want those people to destroy him. So David cries out to God, wanting to receive the hope and strength he needs to keep living. He tells God about his enemies, and he also remembers God's unfailing love, saying, “I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done” (verse 5). Even as David asks God for help, saying, “Show me the way I should go...Rescue me from my enemies...Teach me to do your will...preserve my life” (verses 8-11), David also expresses his trust in God with words like, “To you I entrust my life...I hide myself in you” (verse 8-9). There are times when life will get to us, and certain people around us will make us feel like quitting. When we are tired and worn out, we can cry out to God like David did. We can ask God to show us how good He is and remind us that He is always with us (Matthew 28:20). As Christians, we can rest in Jesus's compassion for us and rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us and remind us of all Jesus said (John 14:26). And we can look forward to the day Jesus will return to right every wrong. Just like David knew that he could rely on God and trust Him to be faithful, we can too. • Emily Acker • What do you have going on in your life right now that is making your spirit weak? How might God be inviting you to come to Him? Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Psalm 143:9 (NIV)

    Catholic Daily Reflections
    Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time - Do Not Worry

    Catholic Daily Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 4:26


    “Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?…seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.”  Matthew 6:27 & 33-34This is advice that we all need to hear.  But, as the saying goes, “It's easier said than done.”Worrying can become for some people just a normal part of life.  The things we worry about each and every day can include a myriad of concerns.  Finances, relationships, work, family, health and many other things in life can be the cause of much worrying, fear, anxiety and even depression.  Excessive worrying can truly become a heavy burden if not handled properly.So what is the proper way to deal with the things you worry about?  Trust.  Trust in God, in His fidelity, in His all-consuming love for you, and in His providence.  He loves you and is concerned about you more than you will ever know.  And He is aware of every detail and problem you may face.   If we truly understood the love of God and His infinite wisdom, we would not worry about a thing.  We would be able to trust and surrender all to Him every day and we would allow Him to enter in and to direct us in hope according to His perfect plan for our lives.  But, as mentioned above, this is easier said than done.Another key factor in overcoming the worries and anxieties of life is to seek the Truth.  Knowing the truth frees us and it enables us to see the hand of God at work even in the most difficult of situations.  God never abandons us even though it may feel like that at times.  If we can seek out His voice, His will, His wisdom and His truth, it will be much easier to place our trust in Him.  And when we place our trust in Him, we find peace in our soul and feel the heavy weight of our worry lift away.Reflect, today, upon that which you worry about the most.  It may be an extremely heavy and burdensome fear.  Or, it may just be this constant thought in the back of your mind.  Whatever the case may be for you, try to identify that which seems to burden you the most and is the greatest source of concern.  Then try to seek God's truth as it applies to your situation so that you can then surrender in trust to His perfect plan for your life.Lord of perfect wisdom, I do trust in You, but I also fail to trust enough.  When the burdens and worries of life weigh me down, help me to surrender those concerns over to You.  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.

    Creflo Dollar Ministries Audio Podcast
    The Practical Side of Trust (Part 2)

    Creflo Dollar Ministries Audio Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 73:09


    As Believers, it is important for us to be able to authenticate our trust in God. When we trust Him, we lean on Him confidently, but if we have confidence solely on ourselves, we will not last very long. If we do not realize that we need God, we will end up in failure. We must begin developing this trust in Him long before trouble hits, and we can do that with the little things in our everyday lives. This step leads us to faith, and it will empower us. To support the ministry financially, text "CDMPodcast" to 74483 or visit www.worldchangers.org.

    WHOA That's Good Podcast
    Your Insecurity & Doubts Don't Define You + LO Sister Conference! | Sadie Robertson Huff

    WHOA That's Good Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 41:07


    Sadie's longtime friend Kaylea Coates stops by to laugh, encourage, tell embarrassing childhood stories, and reveal new details about LO Worship and the LO Sister Conference coming up on August 19 and 20! They talk about how to live beyond the bounds of fear, the ways God uses unlikely people in the most unlikely places, and what we can do as we wait on the Lord's calling. Friends, trust in God to write your story, and use what's in your hands to fulfill what's in your heart. https://www.diggs.pet/whoa — Get 15% off sitewide & make home comfortable for your pet! https://drinkolipop.com/whoa — Get 20% OFF plus free shipping on your order with code WHOA! https://www.publicgoods.com/whoa — Get $15 off your first order with code WHOA! https://www.losisterconference.com - Get $20 off tickets when using the code SISTER20 - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices