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"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

07:28 min | 3 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

"Diverse is in colossians three, 16. And it says, let the word of God dwell in you richly. So let's look at what that says using our first step in the alive method. What does it say? And I want to just explore every single word in this verse. Are you ready to come with me? Here we go. The first word in this phrase was let. When you think about let. Think about what it could be. It could be more strong than that, but actually let means allow it invite it. Put yourself in a position to receive it. It's a gentle word. Let just means in all the choices you have to make, make this choice, invite this in. The next word is the word of God, that phrase the word of God. There's only one word of God. There is the truth of God, the light of God, the word of God, as expressed through scripture, the word of God is expressed through the spirit. We know that Jesus himself was the word of God. So as expressed through the way that Jesus walked and moved and related to people, let that word do what, dwell. And the word dwell is this verb that means to live. If I'm going to dwell with someone, we're going to relate. We're going to walk side by side. We're going to do life together to dwell is to be settled into a place with something. And colossians three 16 is saying invite this living word in to live in you in you richly. And that's sort of our last word richly, not with scarcity, but with abundance. And richly sort of has that feeling of a feast. It's not a snack. It's not junk food. It doesn't just like Fiji for a little while. Richly is like this deep full round experience that encompasses all of life. And the invitation that Paul has to the church through this letter in colossians and the invitation that Paul has for us is to let to invite the word of God all of the word of God actually dwell in us richly. And I think that what we're doing here when we're struggling with anxiety that keeps us from the present and moves us into a fear based life is we're taking the invitation to instead of focusing on that fear to actually focus on the word of God and to allow the word of God while dwelling in us richly to change our perspective and to address our fears to comfort us in our fears and to actually give us the strength to be courageous where courage is required. So now we've thought deeply about what it means to let the word of Christ invite the word of Christ in to dwell richly in our hearts. So what's the backstory of this phrase of scripture? What's going on here? Well, the apostle Paul is writing to the church, and this is in a passage within a passage where he's explaining what it really looks like to live as a child of God. It starts in the beginning of chapter three, and we kind of get the vision for this passage in verse one, where it says, hey, since you've been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your set your mind on things above not on earthly things. So in the whole context of everything that's going to happen next, we can now see that Paul is giving us guidelines for how we actually go about setting our hearts on things above. And one of the things that anxiety does is it sets our hearts on things on earth. It sets our hearts on fear. That's what we're doing when we're anxious. But when we're in Christ, we're actually setting our heart on things above and one of the ways that we're meant to do that is what we just read. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. It says let the priests of Christ rule in your hearts and verse 15 in verse 16 let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. So I want to give you one technique that over the years has been one that I return to time and time again as a way to actually set my heart on things above because it's easy to say it as we're listening to this podcast, sure. Of course I want to set my heart on things above. But when I'm feeling panicked, when I can't stop thinking about bad news, when I can't stop imagining the worst case scenario, when I feel like the fear is overwhelming me, well, then how exactly do I let the word of God dwell in you richly? And the way that I've seen that has worked better for me than anything else is taking God's word truly letting it dwell richly by taking a phrase or a short verse from God's word and truly setting my mind on that verse, repeating that verse, breathing it in and out actually entering in and engaging with letting it dwell richly. Here are a few of my favorites. Psalm 51 verse 12. Restore to me the joy of my Salvation. Do you know what is a great antidote to anxiety? Joy. It is really hard. Albeit possibly impossible to be both joyful and anxious at the same time. So some 51, 12, restore to me, the joy of my Salvation. Romans 8 37. I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. Psalm 42 11 oh my soul, place your hope in God. Psalm 32 7. You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble. Psalm 46 ten be still and know that I am God, although I like to change that to a breath prayer and I say, I am still because you are God. The antidote to anxiety is joy and stillness. The antidote to anxiety is contentment and setting our hearts on things above. Now, does that mean the anxiety goes away forever? Absolutely not. Does it mean that our fears aren't real? No. But it does mean that we have a God who calls himself a comforter. We have a God who says that he will be our hiding place that he is a refuge in times of trouble, that he is a rock. And in times where the anxiety feels like it threatens to overwhelm, we can go to our God who is actually more powerful than our fear. Just when we feel like we can't go on, he will provide the strength that we need. Let the word of God dwell in you richly. This week, and every time that anxiety strikes and see if you don't discover a deep and new and settled and secure peace that absolutely passes, understanding. Talk with you next week. Thanks for listening to how to study the Bible with Nicole Eunice. A production of life audio dot com and the Salem web network. This episode was produced by Kelly givens, and our executive producer Stephen mcgarvey, and edited by Steven Sanders. If you enjoyed what you heard today, we'd love for you to head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. It really does help people find us. To learn more about Nicole, you can check out our website at Nicole Eunice dot com. For book on how to study the Bible is called help my Bible is alive. You can find a link to that plus a link to Nicole's site in today's show.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

05:53 min | 4 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

"Full. And so if we were going to ask the question, what does it mean? What does this story mean? And this is where I think because we are the gentiles most of us know perhaps you were raised in the Jewish faith or you're Jewish and you're listening to the story, but for many of us, we are quote unquote, the gentiles, where the people who are not Jewish. And I want you to know that if you're a gentile, if you weren't raised in the Jewish faith, you're like one of those people on the country road. Like you're in the third part of this parable where the invitation keeps getting extended further and further. And what we really know in this story, right, is it's not about what you have to get invited. It's about whether you say yes to the invitation. You see, the guys who were left out, they're the ones who just chose to be left out. They were invited, but they didn't come. They made excuses. They didn't actually enter in. And so if I was going to name kind of what this means, what's the principle at play? I think we could say that the blessing of the kingdom is available by faith. The blessings of the kingdom are available if we are to accept them. And that acceptance is part as our response to the invitation. We have to understand that the invitation is for all, but that we have a part to play in accepting that invitation. I love this verse from Jose two verse 23. Sort of a prophecy about the fact that the gentiles will be included in the promise of Jesus. Jose is from the Old Testament. So this was said long before Jesus came, and it says this, I will say to those called not my people, you are my people, and they will say you are my God. It says in second Peter versus chapter three verse 9. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. And then finally, this clarion call about Salvation, Romans ten 13, everyone who calls on the name of the lord will be saved. So when I share that principle, this idea that the blessing of the kingdom is available to all who will accept it, we have these backup verses that actually back that principle up so that we can understand it. Now what I fear when we think about what does this mean for me is that since many of us are gentiles, it can be easy to be like, oh yeah, like I said yes to Jesus. I was on that country road and I definitely said yes to the banquet and doesn't that make me a great person. But here's the here's the deal. We need to realize that as we become comfortable in our faith. Perhaps your life is surrounded by people who believe what you do who are Christians who go to church with you. That's beautiful and wonderful. God's called us to the body of Christ, amen. God has called us to fellowship with believers. But I think it can be very easy for this little edge of self righteousness to creep in, where we're like, well, you just need to accept Jesus. You just need to accept Jesus like I accepted him, and we can lose the spirit of the invitation, this heart of inclusion. We can start to even maybe inadvertently put up barriers between ourselves and the church and other people. We can decide that we're going to be the ones who name the kinds of behaviors that mean you're in or you're out. And you can choose any number of cultural divisive moments that we're in. You can choose sexuality. You can choose the political system. You can choose things that are currently being debated on the highest level, right? And a lot of us will choose those things to say. I'm going to choose that behavior to be for me to be able to say if you're in or you're out of the kingdom. But that is not the heart of Jesus. The heart of this story is that God is seeking people intentionally and intensely to be a part of his kingdom, and that the very people who wanted to make behaviors that said if people were in or out were the ones that Jesus directed these parables to. So all of us have to check our heart to ask the question, am I more concerned with naming behaviors that help me know who's in or out? Or am I more concerned with the heart of God? The heart of God that is extending an intense and urgent invitation out into the world. And that invitation is to come to the banquet to come and be accepted to come and be loved. Now, what do we do with behaviors? That's a different conversation. But if we're talking Salvation and we're talking invitation, it seems to me that all of us should be challenged to ask the question, what is it that people do or don't do that make me sort of distance myself and what would it be like for me to ask God to give me a heart that expands even to people I feel uncomfortable with, even to people who may believe differently than me, even to people that I think are definitely definitely on the outside of the kingdom, I want you to imagine that you're holding that wedding invitation. And that your job is to be so excited that you were invited to the feast that you can't wait to invite everyone else you know. All right you guys, thanks for joining me today and we'll talk next week. Thanks for listening to how to study the Bible with Nicole Eunice. A production of life audio dot com and the Salem web network. This episode was produced by Kelly givens and our executive producer Stephen mcgarvey, and edited by Steven Sanders. If you enjoyed what you heard today, we'd love for you to head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. It really does help people find us. To learn more about Nicole, you can check out our website at Nicole yunis dot com. Her book on how to study the Bible is called help my Bible is alive. And you can find a link to that, plus a link to Nicole's site in today's show.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

08:13 min | 5 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

"Of give us this day our daily bread. And then Jesus tells a parable about bread. He tells a parable about food. He uses food and the basic necessities of life as his next storytelling. So what does that mean for us? Why does Jesus give this story out? I think more than anything, what this is designed to do is help us return to the true dependence we have on God for our basic needs. That God wants to meet us in the human stuff of life. In bread and fish in our daily human needs in the places that we're hungry and the ways that we want to offer hospitality, but we find ourselves lacking all through this, we have this idea that there is this familial relationship that God's using the idea of friends and fathers to help us explain what our relationship with him can be like and he wraps it all up in saying the good gifts that's given to you is the Holy Spirit. That if you ask, you will receive the Holy Spirit if you seek, you will find the Holy Spirit if you knock. The door will be open to the Holy Spirit in your life. So often we think that, oh, this means that I'm asking for these material things. Yes, of course, we do ask for a material things we ask God to meet us in our daily need. But so many of us go beyond that and we're asking really for once, we're asking for things that perhaps we don't have the wisdom to know how God is going to turn them out, right? We ask for the things that we think will bring full and free life, but the father and heaven says, hey, if you ask for fish, I'm not going to give you a snake. When you ask for good things, I'm not going to give you bad things. And if the good things you're asking for aren't going to turn out to be good things, I'm not going to give you those. We see this relationship developing in this parable. Where we are getting more and more in touch with how needy we really are, right? And that's the tone of the first story. Is that the friend who comes to knock on his friend's door at midnight? He was needy. He needed help. And he's like, I'm not going to go away. I know it's inconvenient, but I still need your help. I still need you to show up. I still need you to give me stuff. And it says that his friend doesn't give it to him like really even have the goodness of his heart. He gives it to him because his friend is so audacious. He's so shameless. He just keeps persisting. And I think that God is inviting us into that kind of relationship with him. And he's like, are you shamelessly audacious with me? Do you come to me and you're more and more dependent on me, Friends so many of us when we get to this question of what does it mean? I think what we learn overall in this story is that God is inviting us to a relationship where we are more and more dependent on him, not less and less. And there's something about being adults, there's something about living in this individualistic culture where we believe in our good work, where we believe that we are the masters of our domain and there's something about that where we can come to God as if to say God help me build my kingdom. And I think that what God is offering us is to say, do you want to come into my kingdom? Where you are becoming more and more dependent on me, where you are more and more in need of me, where you are more and more aware of how deeply you need me to meet you in your human needs, because if so, I'm going to pour out the Holy Spirit on you. And in a daily provision type of way, you're going to move more and more into dependence on me, not less and less. It is our human nature to move more and more toward independence. And I think that this is inviting us to actually see ourselves as people who need to be shamelessly audacious with what we ask of God. And actually show up believing that when we ask for good things God is going to give us the best thing and the best thing that he is going to give us is the Holy Spirit that guides us into all truth that comforts us that corrects us that counsels us, the Holy Spirit is a person. It is a person who is engaged with us in our daily needs and we can be shamelessly audacious with the Holy Spirit. So my question for you when you ask the question, well, what does this mean for me today? Well, the reality is that I'd love to ask you, have you found yourself stopping asking God for things in prayer. Have you gotten to a place where rather than being persistent rather than being shamelessly audacious? You found yourself dreaming smaller dreams or perhaps asking for less because you just thank God's not showing up for me. Have you found yourself weary of an answer that you haven't yet gotten? And rather than becoming more and more dependent on God in that place. Desiring more and more that God would strengthen you in that place. Perhaps even opening your heart and your mind to be willing to receive from God if God's answer is a no or if God's answer is a not yet or if God's asking you to lay something down that you would be open to that, right? Open to the Holy Spirit's leaning. Perhaps rather than being open, you've found yourself withdrawing. You found yourself backing away from the goodness and the grace of God. And if so, my friend, I've been there, and I know exactly what that feels like. And perhaps today, you're listening to this podcast because God is knocking on the door of your heart. And is asking to allow him to give you good things to allow your father in heaven to give you the Holy Spirit for those who ask him. So you can ask God to give you the whole spirit. You can ask again, you can ask every day. Give us this day our daily bread, Jesus taught us to pray. Give us this day, our daily provision. God, I'm going to show up and ask persistently that you would meet my daily needs. Now, I want to invite you to be honest about your daily needs, right? Because there's a lot of comfortable things we may want. But what is it like to comfort to come to God for your daily need? And to know that he answers your prayer with a filling of the Holy Spirit. And then that feeling of the Holy Spirit will strengthen you, will encourage you, will give you what you need, and that then you enter into a cycle where rather than becoming less and less dependent on God, you become more and more dependent. More and more needy and that in the love of your father in heaven, that is actually what he desires. Eugene Peterson says it this way until it slant. We do not become less needy and less dependent when we pray. We become more needy, more dependent. That is to say, more human. I want to invite you to be the most human you can be with God today about your daily needs go to him. Be shamelessly audacious in your desires to know God to experience guide and to be filled with his Holy Spirit. Go and piece everyone, Todd next week. Thanks for listening to how to study the Bible with Nicole Eunice. A production of life audio dot com and the Salem web network. This episode was produced by Kelly givens and our executive producer Stephen mcgarvey, and edited by Steven Sanders. If you enjoyed what you heard today, we'd love for you to head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a review. It really does help people find us. To learn more about Nicole, you can check out our website at Nicole Eunice dot com. For book on how to study the Bible is called help my Bible is alive. And you can find a link to that plus a link to Nicole's site in today's show notes..

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

02:12 min | 6 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"That's how God created us to live. I love that. Okay, so how can our listeners connect with you? Well, you can go on social media, probably most active on Instagram and Facebook under Carrie Kim Pakistan and then Kerry can pack us rider. And then I'm also on the girl mom podcast and then through my books. I've got the three books that are out right now and then more than a mom will release on April 5th and you can go pre order it now and receive a bundle of pre order incentives, some really great incentives, the first few chapters and some great printables to put up on your mirror to encourage you and you'll get that if you pre order it before April 5th. All right. And what do you pre order to get the good bundles? There's that Thomas Nelson website. You can put in more than a mom, Thomas Nelson, and it'll take you to the website that has all the links to Amazon, Barnes and naval, Christian book dot com so you can order there and then also put in your receipt number and your information after you order to get the incentives. All right, I'll put that link in the show notes. And all the other ways to connect. Perfect. Well, thank you. Yeah, it has been a pleasure as usual carry. I love talking to you. And I do appreciate you writing this book for a small moms. We need it. Well, I need it myself. So thank you for having me back on. It was a joy as always. And I just appreciate you sharing the message with your listeners. My pleasure. To remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose. So don't fret mama instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders. With executive oversight by Steven mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like this over at live audio dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

01:51 min | 7 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"Very often, if there's one person having problems, another sibling might as well. And changing the whole environment can be really helpful in that. And that scenario. So how can our listeners connect with you so they can check out what you have as far as your coaching and just all other great information that you have because I know your Instagram is wonderful information. Thank you. Yeah, so definitely check out my Instagram adolescent nutritionist. And that's where I linked to any new blogs or my newsletter. So that's definitely the best place to be. All right, listeners, I will put the links in the show notes as usual. And thank you so much for joining us today. Again, and maybe we'll see you soon. I'd love to come back. Thanks so much for having me. My pleasure. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret mama instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders. With executive oversight by Steven mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

07:00 min | 7 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"Also when you said it's not a character issue, they also need to understand it is not an intelligence issue. Correct. Because I think a lot of times they turn it into themselves and blame themselves. Oh, I should have known. I was so stupid. I can't believe I let someone do this to me. And to be honest, that is the abusers goal. That's right. That's right. And that's exactly what the abuser wants you to walk away from because I'm the only one. You're either too stupid to take care of yourself or nobody cares about you the way I do. And so I love that you said that it is not an intelligence issue. And it's amazing how easy it is to fall into those relationships because it usually starts with this is so exciting. This is so wonderful this person loves me this, you know, the whole jealousy thing. Jealousy is an emotion. A human emotion when we're talking about humans, jealousy is all about, you know, something pretty negative, but when we're in a relationship and this person is telling us they're jealous and they don't want me to be with anybody else in that newness, that can be really exciting because, oh my gosh, that's how much they love me. And so it is easy to fall into those abusive situations. Yes, jealousy does not equal love. Right. One of the things for me, when I was growing up, I did not like a jealous nature. I thought jealousy was insecurity. That's how I. You jealousy. I didn't view it as, oh, they really love me if they if they're jealous. I saw it as insecurity and distrust. I don't trust me. If they're jealous. Right. I did have a friend and she thought, oh, he's jealous. That means he loves me no. That is love. So they need to be aware of that also. Yeah. Exactly. Well, this has been a really good conversation. Another thing I wanted to make sure that people understood is the rate of speed at which a relationship moves. That's a good one. Yes, because sometimes people who not all people who move in quickly are abusers, but a lot of abusers want to move that relationship fast because they want to gain control and momentum as quickly as possible. Exactly. And so that's something to keep an eye out for mom to keep an eye out on. And also to have the conversation with your daughter. Why does it have to move this quickly? What is it that happening? Especially as a teenager, it's I've heard the saying that the older you get, the quicker your relationships go because you know who you are and it's just a little, it goes a little bit faster. As a team, it's really important to take time, one of my biggest regrets as a teen is that I actually dated somebody. Not just the dating to get to know people, but that I was in this serious relationship for a long period of time because I missed out on so much high school experience because of that. And so when our kiddo was in a relationship and then boom, it's just all of a sudden they're serious. There's nobody else around. They're not going out with their friends. They're just, I love this person and I'm going to be with this person for the rest of my life. That is an indicator that things are moving too quickly and it might not be a healthy relationship. Yeah, and then also teens get this, they get that dopamine fix. And so when this person is pouring all this affirmations, their way, you know, the grab onto them because their brain is still developing their emotions, they're still like you said trying to get to know who they are. Right. And the person and so that person that maybe the abuser can have a quickly have a lot of control over that because they keep giving all that affirmation affirmation affirmation. And then when the time is right, they will withdraw that affirmation. They will withdraw withdrawal withdraw. And then the girl is hung up on, but he said, this about me before and it was so new it was so beautiful and I'm going to get that back and that's not always the case. And one thing the girl needs to understand is she can not change this person. You can not change this person. The person has to be willing to change and to be honest with you, the lord is the only one that can change his heart. And then have to understand that. Well, and love is not about changing somebody. I hear so often, oh, I just, I love him so much. I just want to change him. That's not what love is. And so if you go into a relationship, having designs that you're going to change this person is probably not the right person for you. And yeah, you're right. Only God can change our heart and we are not Holy Spirit junior. Wow. Okay, so well, I want to thank you so much, Stephanie for joining us for this very important conversation and helping our mom sort this hard thing out. Tough. It is tough. Yeah. Thank you. Well, I have information on how you can contact Stephanie at this let me free project and also if you know someone who is in a abusive situation, you can call them national the best domestic violence hotline, one 807 9 9 7 two three three. And I'll have all the links to all the other organization love is respected. One love foundation. So you can check the links and I'll have them all in the show notes. And of course, so set me free project. Thanks again, Stephanie, taking you. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose. So don't fret mama and instead take heart mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens and Steven Sanders. With executive oversight by Steven mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

05:15 min | 8 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"Mark two, 16 through 17, talks about when the teachers of the law were pharisees. They saw Jesus eating with sinners and tax collectors. And they asked his disciples, why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners? On hearing this for 17, Jesus said to them, it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. Jesus loves in action. He showed his love and practical ways. He fed the hungry and I encourage you to read Matthew 25 31 through 46. I am drawn to versus 34 through 40. Then the king will say to those on his right, come you who are blessed by my father, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you came to visit me and the righteous will answer him, lord. When did we see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink? And when did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothes you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? And the king will reply truly, I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Jesus is telling us when we show love to others. And very practical ways is the same as showing love to him. And John 1334 to 35 and new international version. He says a new command, I give you love one another as I have loved you. So you must love one another by this, everyone will know that you are my disciples. If you love one another, that is encouraging message in this day and age. I would also encourage you to read Roman's 8. 33 39. They tell us that there is nothing absolutely nothing that can separate us from God's love, not trouble or hard times. Not my past, not my traumas, not my poor choices, or decisions, nothing. Versus 38 and 39 really stick with me because they say, for I am sure that neither death nor life nor angels nor rulers nor things present nor things to come nor powers nor heights nor depth nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God and Christ Jesus, our lord. This February love month, and actually, all year long. Celebrate agape love by allowing yourself to be washed and God's love for you. Putting love into action and loving as Jesus did, what a way to show the world who he is and what he's up to. Don't forget, we love because he first loved us. This February love month and actually, all year long, celebrate agape love by allowing yourself to be immersed in God's love for you putting love into action and loving as Jesus did. What a way to show the world who he is and what he's up to. Don't forget, we love because he first loved us. Remember, that is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose. So don't fret mama instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating and your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders, with executive oversight by Steve mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

06:05 min | 8 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"You have other statistics that you wanted to share about girls in particular and how they're affected. One other stat was that a poll by childline showed that one 5th of 12 to 13 year olds believe that porn is normal behavior. So that wasn't, I guess, specifically. Wow, that's still just to know that, though, that they see that as normal, which I am, I guess I'm surprised and I'm not surprised at the same time because society has normalized it. And so yeah, people said, well, that's why I'd add a little spice to my relationship, you know? And yeah, so a society has normalized to a certain extent. And also has provided a way to make it profitable for they called webcam models. So yeah, I can see how they can think that it's normal. Right. Yeah. And it's not. And it's up to us to communicate to them. So that's why we need to be brave and talk about it. Yeah, so I do want to, I will provide a link to sex national sex trafficking organizations or anti sex trafficking organizations. And then there's one here that I volunteer at least to work with them. I've got a name and then there's another one that's local called beset me free project. She's actually a Stephanie. She's actually been on the show all sort of talk about boundaries. And they're more education. I would say that that is, to me, that is the key is educating, not just educating yourself, but educating your girl. Educating her to understand what is what are the ramifications or consequences of sending a nude. One, it's out there. Forever. You can not get that back. And also, when it's considered chopping, also, and so that person whoever you're sending that picture to, they are now in possession of child pornography. So there's so many other ramifications and layers to the nude picks and so forth. Well, even revenge porn or taking the information and uploading it to pornographic websites without permission. I'm glad you brought up the child pornography. That's something we always talk about in the schools also because if they don't understand it from a moral standpoint, at least I want them to understand it from a legal reason. Yes. Yeah, and I don't think they really think about that. Like, oh, wait, I am still a child. You know? And whoever I sent it to now they're in possession of child pornography, and they can get trouble for it, and you can get in trouble for sending it. And so I think educating yourself is the key. I think also educating your child is the key and allowing them to understand consequences and repercussions behind it. And I do have some links on my website to one other types of human trafficking anti human trafficking organizations and to communication tips or how to start the conversation with your child with depending on their age, books that they can use and or just on my blog site, various communication tips. Okay, that's great. And speaking of book, let's talk real quick about a book that you are starting to write. Sure, I'd love to. Yeah, I'm writing a book on healthy relationships and specifically how to help our teens pre teens, young adults have healthy relationships given this world that we live in full of hookups and full pornography, et cetera. So I'm really excited about the book, so thanks for mentioning it. Oh, yeah. And it's not due to come out yet, though. It won't come out until maybe 2023. However, if our listeners, if they connect with you on your website and your blog, then you'll be announcing the closer it gets to it. So why don't you let our listeners know how they can connect with you? Sure, I'd love to. So the best way to connect with me is through my website at hopeful mom dot net. And if you subscribe for updates, then I offer a free PDF download and you'll also get updates when I post blogs and you'll be the first to know when my book is available to order. And you can also connect with me through Facebook at difficult conversations for parents and through Instagram at difficult dot conversations. And I would love to connect with other mamas. Okay, I will definitely put those links in the show notes. And I can't thank you enough for joining us today and having this very vulnerable conversation. I'm very grateful that your family was able to come on the other side of this and redeem the situation for God's good and the work that you are doing in our community, mama's really appreciate it. Well, I thank you, rori for having me on here also. You're amazing and I love your podcast. So hopefully people like it as much as I do. Oh, thanks. I appreciate that. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret, mama, instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating and your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast produced by me, Kelly gibbons, and Steven Sanders, with executive oversight by Stephen mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like this over at live audio dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

02:39 min | 9 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"And I see the gift in it. Yeah, it was, it was a blessing. Your appreciation for your lived experience of diversity growing up, it doesn't surprise me that now we're finding that Gen Z is the generation that enjoys spending time with people who are different from them, right? That is increasingly found among people in that in that demographic that they really enjoy it because there's so much to be enjoyed about it. There's so much to be enjoyed about it. And you know, of course, the obvious is the food. Just trying different foods, you know? But then there's so many other cultural celebrations that have so much beauty and so yes, I appreciate that Gen Z can see the value. And it gives me a lot of hope. Those numbers gives me a lot of hope for future generations that they can bridge divides where maybe preceding generations did not find a way to do it and continue that work of bridge building to really connect us more firmly within the love of Christ and to really represent the lord. In the best ways possible. Well, I would say amen to that. And that is a great way to close. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to first I want to thank you for joining us today. And I'm going to put my contact information. She has on Facebook or you can find her on Instagram at malaika on mission. And we'll have that in our show notes if you want to touch base with her. And there's my thank you again for joining us for this important and form of conversation. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret, mama, instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast produced by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders, with executive oversight by Stephen mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like this over at live audio, dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

03:36 min | 10 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"I try to stay away from the word nice when I'm describing a person. I try to, oh, she was so kind. That was kind of her, and I say nice for something. Oh, that flowers so nice. Yes. I try this. Nice looking plant. Yes. Exactly. Of course, it's so nice. Yeah. That's kind of how I try to do it too. And I tried to focus on the kindness of someone and kind of doesn't necessarily always have to be that that person is going to do whatever I say or whatever I want. And so yeah, let's go into that then. Let's talk about how do we respect someone else's boundaries? Yeah, okay, well that's no fun, right? That's hard. So that is really when somebody sets a boundary that we don't like. Because that's really, if we're not respecting somebody's boundaries, it's usually just because I don't like your boundary. So I'm gonna cross that. That's not a good boundary. But we need to be respectful of that. And so that's just honor of person and honoring what they need or don't need from us. And so if somebody sets a boundary in our life, we just have to respect that and follow that boundary. Not always easy to do, but it's important that we do it every time. I agree. Yes, because I know I've been I've been told that my boundaries are I'm not sure what the word to call it trivial, I guess. But that's their business. That's your problem if you don't have my boundaries count. I do. And so I'm going to keep this boundary. Some people they just don't get it. They just don't get your boundaries. And they're like, really? That's a boundary for you. Yeah, sure it is. It is. You know, I have my reasons. And I don't need to, you know, write that out for you in a book. It's just incredible. This is important to me. And I do try to do the same with others. Even because I have two have said, oh, that's really different. That's about you for them. But I'm like, okay, that's what they said. I'm going to have to respect that, even though for me, it may be unusual. Right. That's what makes them feel safe. I want a person to feel safe with me. And I'm like, if that makes them feel safe, I will respect that. So, well, this has been a really great conversation. Stephanie's immediate links in the show notes and also a few ways that you can engage your daughter about her boundaries and setting boundaries. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone with his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret, mama, instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast is produced by me, Kelly gibbons, and Steven Sanders, with executive oversight by Stephen mcgarvey. You can find more podcasts like this over at live audio dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

04:59 min | 11 months ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"Through their nonprofit. Yes, I thought I saw something that said that there was a nonprofit. You had this helping with the Afghan women and children. Yes. I thought that was interesting that that was one of the nonprofits that you all are bringing to light, especially in everything that's going on right now in Afghanistan. But I appreciate everything you all are doing and how you're highlighting and for people to be able to give and to support and to help. And like you said for them to be able to see what's happening full circle. Yeah. And, you know, the value to you is when you start to hear these individual stories because we again, we all have the things that get us excited, right? Like me being a self proclaimed foodie. There was a few that we interviewed that helps bring people from high risk areas into a space where they get to learn all about the food industry. And serve. You know, that helps them down the road when they graduate from school, you know? And so it's like when you get to hear about these nonprofits, even if you're not part of legacies giving circle, you get the opportunity to say, oh, I really love the heart of this nonprofit. Now let me go over here and just give to them directly and be involved. On my own with them particularly, so stimulates it gives you the awareness and then stimulates the giving. Yep. Well, this was a really good conversation. I thank you so much for joining us today on how to cultivate the spirit of giving in our girls and is there a way that our listeners can connect with you or with your podcasts? Yeah, so you can find you can go to legacy collective dot org elevating their impact podcast just for all of our episodes, details around that. And even just details around legacy collective. But if you want to contact me directly, I'm on all the social media areas. So Facebook, Instagram, as canis, see a in in ACE. My real name is Kansas with a D, but that's my social media name. Or LinkedIn as Candace Collins as well. Okay, well, thank you so much. And I will make sure the links are in the show notes. Yes. Thank you so much can this. I really appreciate the conversation. Thank you. Okay, moms. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone. With his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret, mama, instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders, with executive oversight by Steve mcgarvey..

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"Young adult daughter Alyssa, and in it, they talk about how to help teens manage device stimuli. Take a listen if you haven't already. Hey listeners, if you're a parent then we've got a show for you. We know that parenting is not for the faint at heart. It can be hard to connect with your child throughout the many stages of their life. That's why Vibrio retell host of mama take heart is back this fall. Wife, mom, Ryder, podcast host, coffee lover and military veteran, Rana has a passion to help you be an influential voice in your daughter's life. In this show, she gives listeners the tools they need to love and lead well and their child's formative years. Whether you're looking for ways to intentionally connect or to have hard conversations, you can find the mama take heart podcast on life audio dot com or in your favorite podcast app. And don't forget to hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Okay, so agency, when your girl has some sort of control or power and small areas of her life, it can help her become more resilient and her trust in herself and decision making. This is where parenting is more like coaching. It's okay if your girl wants to choose what clothes she wants to wear and how to style her hair, how she works her makeup, et cetera, even though you may not agree with everything, it's important to teach them how to negotiate and compromise. So I mentioned at the beginning that our tweens and teens, the reverting back to when they were toddlers or preschoolers asking the why questions. And in my case, Savannah and I came to a compromise. She chose to wear her hair and it's naturally curly date and sometimes straight. But no more ponytails. We'd weighed one more Yoda try makeup and Savannah decided to play basketball instead of track. Oh, and she wore those skinny jeans, and now she wears the latest trend, mom jeans. Well, when your girl is going through this stage of development, remember a few things. One, gaining autonomy and agency is a normal part of development, so don't take it personally. At a friend of mine who was further along the path and I and that's one thing she said to me is don't take it personally. And that really helped me. When your girl is trying to discover who she is, apart from you, give her space, but check in with her. That's the second thing you want to do. Three, you want to set clear expectations, be consistent and discourage rebellion. Tweens and teens have hormones raging through their body, which affects the way they think and feel. So sometimes you may need to count to ten yourself and take deep breaths before responding, but the rules of respect still apply to everyone. They apply from her to you and you to her. For if your girl takes something out on you, even though it doesn't feel good and may even be hurtful. Know that your her safe place. That's one of the reasons why she's doing it. After giving her a little space, find out if there's something underneath what's really bothering her. It may have nothing to do with you. Allow for her to have a discussion and to contribute to decision making. And last but not least a 6th thing is pray. Pray over her and at times pray with her. Well, I hope you found this helpful. For more important or helpful information, check out access dot org to sign up for their cultural translator newsletter, where every Friday they offer a weekly rundown of the latest happenings in pop culture. They do a great job of translating Gen Z's slang, music and culture for you. I receive the news letter and I learn things I did not know. Also, for more articles on autonomy and agency, you can check out very well family dot com. Remember, God is for you and you're not alone. With his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose, so don't fret mama instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast is produced by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders. With executive oversight by Stephen mcgarty. You can find more podcasts like this over at live audio, dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

Mama, Take Heart

06:18 min | 1 year ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Mama, Take Heart

"You know, he uses a thorn in our flesh and for his glory. And second Corinthians, you know, 12, 7 through ten, it talks about how his grace is sufficient in our weakness. He is strong. Well, so far we've talked about dyslexia, dyscalculia, and now I'd like to talk about non verbal learning disorder, also known as NLD or in. Which I will be referring to it that way throughout the rest of the discussion about it. Did you know approximately 93% of communication is non verbal? This includes body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. Those with envy LD have trouble interpreting non verbal language. They rely on the remaining 7% of communication to understand or interpret what a person means. That's missing quite a bit of the conversation. A child with envy LD will have large a large vocabulary and outstanding memory and also auditory retention. I hadn't heard about in the LD non verbal learning disorder until my daughter was diagnosed with it at age 16 or 17. And that's because it's the most overlooked and misunderstood learning disability. The envy LD project states, people with this learning disorder may struggle with the following. Fine motor skills, like using scissors, tying shoe laces, or pencil grip, gross motor skills, like throwing a ball, riding a bike, spatial awareness, bumping into people and things, organization and planning activities that require multitasking, staying focused, recalling visual information, and this is the one I started noticing and my daughter and middle school, and it was peer relationships, reading social, cues and interpreting social interactions. Also, another is handling and understanding new situations. And also the way they interpret nonverbal, facial expressions, posture, tone of voice, notice that in my daughter. Understandings, humor and sarcasm, although I have to say my girl, she understands those pretty well, reading comprehension, essay writing, understanding charts and diagrams like maps and grabs, and then math skills understanding fractions, geometric shapes, and word problems. When my daughter was, she was around two or three. So when Savannah was two or three, people remarked on how well she spoke for her age, and how well she could hold conversations with adults. At the time, I didn't know, but it was because she retained words well and in a literal sense. As she moved into middle school and high school, the skill wasn't as impressive. There were many friendship and social issues that caused her great anxiety. Once again, getting a proper diagnosis is important and nonverbal learning disorder can be present or present itself as anxiety and that's usually caused by difficult social interactions. And also, a lot of times they're diagnosed with ADHD because there are similar symptoms. The best way to treat non verbal learning disorder is through social, emotional learning, and this would be reading body language, tone of voice, et cetera executive function training to develop deficient processing skills and physical or occupational therapy. Now, although my Savannah is in college now, it's still a work in progress, and as we all are, she's just a bit more aware of the work that she has to do. And one thing I can say about hers when she starts getting friendships that aren't getting closer to people in her friendship, she will tell them I have nonverbal learning disorder. She will tell them what it is, and she will ask them to hold her accountable if she starts to displace. So she will know and be able to recognize when it's happening. Well, check out the show notes to learn more about dyslexia, dyscalculia and nonverbal learning disorder. I really hope gaining an understanding of learning disability that it provides insight into how others learn, their struggles, and their ability to triumph, in spite of them. I also pray for compassion and empathy and that they are more freely offered when encountering others, as everyone is fighting their own battle. For those who are with me as a mom of a child, with learning disorders, or if you have one yourself, remember, goddess for you and you're not alone. With his spirit, you are filled with courage and strength of purpose. So don't fret mama. Instead, take heart. Mama take heart is a production of life audio and the Salem web network. If you liked what you just listened to, would you take a second and leave us a rating in your favorite podcast app? It really does help more people like you find our show. This podcast should produce by me, Kelly givens, and Steven Sanders. With executive oversight by Stephen mcgarty. You can find more podcasts like.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

"World. You may be on here right now in thinking am i. Prone to do and guess what guys. Yeah we're all proud to do that. We are all prone to do that because we are all living in this world. That has a very very very strong current that is leading us toward this problem and the problem is that the truth has been exchanged for ally and in that exchange. There's been a worship exchange rather than actually worshiping the one thing that is worth worshiping. The creator the one who created the world the one who created you the one who created me. We've exchanged that truth for ally and we still have a need to worship and so because we have a need to worship. We're gonna put that worship somewhere and worship has gone to created things rather than the creator so we hear that this is what it is saying to us. Okay okay second question. What's the back story. And i've given you a lot of backstory already about paul and who he is. But here's the context of romans before we get to these verses before we get to verse sixteen. We've got paul doing ordinary. Things like ordinary pastor. Things paul is addressing problems of poverty. He's addressing this idea that he's he's gathered up an offering so that he can be generous on behalf of other churches. He's talking about community and how we take care of each other. And and travels that he wants to make and delays that he's had in his travel and in the midst of all of this ordinary stuff he breaks out with this detailed doctrinal statement on what really matters and the reason. I want you guys to know that is because a lot of times. I think that people we separate religion we separate what we understand what we believe from everyday life. It's like well. This stuff doesn't really matter to my work today. The stuff doesn't really matter to this email. I have to answer. This stuff doesn't really matter about the bills that need to get paid or the the confusion i have around my teenager or whatever. Your everyday concerns are but the reality is. Paul is entering in with some everyday concerns being pastor in a church dealing with everyday stuff and in the midst of that he says. Hey i'm not ashamed of the gospel because it's the power of god so our understanding of what is coming as we apply our minds and we uncover some truth in romans is this. She matters for our everyday life. We don't want a separate doctrine and believe from our everyday reality. What if we chose to see that this great news. This good news of the gospel is one hundred percent relevant to our everyday life. Now you may not know how it's relevant to your life right now. But i just want to put that out there to you as a vision for what we're doing over these next sixteen weeks is were asking that question. Is this relevant to my everyday life. How is my understanding of the gospel relevant to my everyday life. Okay third question. What does it mean. What does it mean. What are the principles that we find here. And i've i've pulled some some easy principles for our starting point today in chapter one and that first easy principle is that paul seems to be saying this understanding of what the gospel is is the power of god like that's the basic understanding of versus sixteen and seventeen this understanding of the power of the gospel like the gospel is the power of god and it is for jews and gentiles meaning. It is not for one group of people it is for all people and that can be our theory that we're working on and i think what we're gonna find is that's going to be an umbrella theory that lays over the top of this entire book k. And then the next thing we learned is what we just talked about. What does it mean. Well inverse twenty-five what does it mean. It means man. There's a problem which it sounds to me from verse. Twenty five like paul setting us up to understand. Hey there's a principle at play here and that principle at play is that there's a real problem in this world and this real problem in the world is not about the people out there. It's about jews and gentiles alike. It's about all the people it's about the world and we're about to discover in these coming chapters with that really excite so finally. What does it mean for me. Well my friends. That's what we're going to discover over the next several weeks. I want to ask you this question. What is the power of the gospel in your life. If someone turned to you and asked you why do you follow. Jesus anyway if someone turn to you and asked you. How are you different than me if someone turned to you and ask you. What is grace. Really what people mean when they say the gospel. What does it mean to you. That is what's ahead. And i cannot wait here but we're going to learn together as we walk with god through the book of romans. 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"steven sanders" Discussed on Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

07:39 min | 1 year ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Faith Over Fear

"You shared a story about a friend that you encountered or you're talking with who was starting to kind of unveil some deep things in in his heart and what i loved about your story when you share that you kinda showed two sides like one way we can shut that down by some people's reaction right how we can either shutdown other people or even in ourselves. We can kind of give ourselves this false narrative. Like you've talked about or the way we can kinda come alongside in and i just love if you could share that story. And then also in discussion of gods god's leading to hold this kind of that sanctification process you talked about. Yeah so what's incredible is. It was really helpful for me and this is what's amazing is just the breath of scholarship. You know in wisdom that They're just there's out there. I know you're an avid reader and You know there's just so much good theology And i learned that john. Wesley had lease three stages of grace and it was really really helpful for me. Because some times i had kind of this assumption that once i said yes to jesus. He was going to make everything better. There's a great a line is from this band. brand new. They're not. they're not a christian band. But i love the honesty at which this guy was wrestling. He said jesus christ What did you do those three days that you were dead. Because this problem's going to last more than the weekend. And i think that for many people they common they. They raised their hand or they go to the altar or they have this experience and all of a sudden they still wake up tomorrow without addiction or would that struggle. And i think for for many people. It's really really confusing. Like oh no does. Does god still love me. And then the stories in the cycles of shame and so what. Wesley talked about with something called sanctifying. Grace and i just remember rule realizing that This is a process. I mean ruth bell graham. I don't know if you've ever seen her tombstone It just has her name the date. She was bored and the date. She passed underneath it. It says construction completed. Thanks for your patience. And i just love that because we are all these pieces of work in process allowing that sanctifying process. But what's amazing is some times we By our language shut off that process of sanctification. And and that that meaning you were talking about. I was in this conversation. We were in a boardroom. Conversation and there was a there was a great leader. he was just confessing and there was this really really great spirit where he was confessing Just his own it at Kind of insecurities his own struggles. His own fears and in many ways Was acknowledging. Like i have a problem. I keep repeating certain cycles. I have a problem. And i was like this is breakthrough you know. Like the the the pastor the the the kind of desire for like spiritual formation like come like this is a breakthrough and it was about to ask a further like a follow up question when another guy said Hey man that's awesome but just know that by the blood of jesus you've forgiven. You are good like let's like those chains have been broken. You are good. There's freedom in this house and just started in this like spiritual pep talk and again all that stuff. I believe i believe. But i also believe that this problem is still going to be there until we have the courage to honor its truth like my wife said and here was a moment where this this man was being curious and it almost got shut down so then i felt like he was shamed for his curiosity. You're not believing enough that the chains have been broken. You're not believing enough in the freedom and this is why that dallas willard line is so helpful for me is grace's opposed to earning but it's not opposed effort and it's this effort requires us to enter into the sanctifying process and that word sanctifying. I feel like it's dated word. Truth be told my my heart for That this the book the thing that needs the thing is to kind of subversively. Reclaim the word sanctification. Because i'm watching so many Many of us just make decisions that are not leading to our wholeness or holiness or out of a place of spiritual health. And that's what sanctification does it makes us whole and holy and so This is my heart. I feel like if we can get more mentally aware. More emotionally aware more spiritually aware and actually show up and stay curious And not just us almost these christian cliches but really engage. We're gonna experience all my goodness the father's love we are going to experience that this rabbi lord savior. Jesus is beside us and we're gonna experience with the holy spirit longs to do and it longs to eliminate more of christ in us and through us. So that's my deep desire. Well that's a great way actually to and this discussion. I'm going to end it with a quote that you left in your book that i loved and you said the greatness of sanctifying grace is found in god's incredible lifelong commitment to make us whole holy and spiritually healthy. I think if we hold onto that and we remind ourselves of that will have the courage to remain curious even if that struggle takes a year a decade or like some of our listeners who have post traumatic stress if it takes multiple decades to say i'm gonna have the courage to be curious and trust that god does love me and bring me to homeless and freedom. Thank you so much for joining us. Today was just amazing discussion. Thank you so much an honor to be on this and we're gonna put information regarding his book and again i cannot recommend it on up. You'll you'll find it in the show notes and it's the thing beneath the thing and it helps you go deep to say okay. What is holding me back. What is triggering me. What is hindering my freedom. Thank you for listening and may new live as someone who truly has been set free. Hey everyone thanks for listening to faith over. Fear production of life audio and the salem web network. If you enjoyed what you heard today we'd love for you to head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a review to learn more about jennifer slattery or check out any of the resources. She mentioned in this episode just head over to her website. Jennifer slattery lives out loud dot com or check out our show notes. This episode was produced by kelli. Givens an edited by steven sanders. A special thanks to our executive producer steven mcgarvy for more faith. Toolkit podcast like this just head over to life audio dot com..

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Teach Us to Pray

Teach Us to Pray

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Teach Us to Pray

"Here's the unpopular truth are filters are flawed from the very beginning. Adamant eve fell prey to satan's distortions of truth as we still do today this is why paul encourages believers to replace their broken and self sufficient filters formed by the world's words and no longer conform to the way of thinking. This renewing of one's mind is a healing process in internal working of the holy spirit in us through sanctification. And it's ongoing. As we daily take hold of truce frame aka. the power of god's spirit and his word are filter will begin to change. We will begin to see things differently. As we are transformed by god's mercy and grace and finally in addition to this new frame in new filter of truth we also have a new focus. Truths focus is found in colossians. Three one through four. It says this therefore if you have been raised with christ keep seeking the things above where christ is seated at the right hand of god set your mind on things above not on things of this world for you have died in your life is hidden with christ in god in christ who is our life is revealed then you also will be revealed with him in glory. I absolutely love this passage of scripture in. It has so much truth for us. To hold onto truths focus is always and forever eternity paul states if you had been raised with christ keep seeking the things above. This is such an important statement. Policy-making here he is asking his readers to evaluate their position. before christ. If you have been raised with christ if you have not taken hold of the hope of heaven the focus of your perspective will daily change infrequently challenged yet. Christ offers us a sure and steadfast anchor for our soul through salvation. Paul goes a step further and instructing us to set our minds on what is eternal rather than temporal to set our minds on something is intentional and deliberate in nature so new matter the frame or the filter our focus can remain the same. Not within our own strength. Though that's why colossians three verse ten says that is in christ. We are being renewed in the knowledge of our creator. This is how we on the new self and we again pointed back to the progression and continuous nature of spiritual formation throughout our lives. So this is what i hope. We can take with us as we step into identifying all the different topics in our world today. i wanna bring this new. Understanding of our human perspective and the foundational framework of biblical truth and become more aware of our current perspectives are automatic filters and our focus. My prayer is that we will be able to take hold of god's divine power to challenge unhealthy thoughts inviting the holy spirit to renew our minds and perspectives and daily. Learn to set our focus on the hope of eternity in episodes to come. We'll be challenging. Our perspectives by tackling topics like our purpose. God's promises people problems in pain. so let's press in and reframe our perspectives with the power. Of god's truth refrained. The power of perspective is the production of life audio and the salem web network. If you enjoyed carly's episode today we would love it if you left at the show a rating and review in your favorite podcast app. It really does help. More people like you find the show. This podcast was produced by me. Kelly givens and steven sanders. The executive oversight by stephen mugabe define more. Faith filled encouraging. Podcast like this one just head over to life audio dot.

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"steven sanders" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"steven sanders" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Cdr dot org's And today we're looking at the latest move from the Supreme Court justices will allow to gay couples to go forward with lawsuits against Kim Davis, the former Kentucky County clerk who gained national attention when she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But two justices who descended in the case, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, are taking aim at the decision with a scathing statement. For more On the move, Bloomberg's June Grasso speaks to Steven Sanders, a professor at Indiana University's more school of All Justice. Thomas agree with the decision itself. But he wrote a scathing statement in which he condemned the obergefell decision, which legalized gay marriage and the courts. Alteration of the Constitution. How unusual is a statement? This is a little unusual in the vast majority of times. The Supreme Court denies a petition for search or are you just get a one sentence order petition denied, And none of the justices speak to at the court doesn't explain itself just has decided not to hear that case, and if justices do speak, it's usually because they're descending from the decision. They believe the court should have heard the case. This was not a descent. It was merely labeled as a statements of Justice Thomas joined by Justice Alito basically says, Look, I agree. We shouldn't hear this case. But now let me get something off my chest. You know, I predicted five years ago that the obergefell decision would cause a lot of harm to religious liberty that states should have been allowed to resolve the question through legislation. He refers to it as the court's alteration of the Constitution, which is tendentious. Language. I mean, the court interpreted the Constitution when you don't like the result, you say the court has altered the Constitution. So again, it's sort of justice. Thomas joined by Justice Alito seemed to think he had to get this off his chest. You know, everything I predicted about the harmful religious liberty. Consequences of obergefell has come through. Nonetheless, in the end, I agree. We shouldn't hear this petition. So what can you read into this about the future of gay marriage? What I read into this is that the fact that on Ly two justices issued this statement, I interpret the fact that the courts other three current conservative didn't join this statement as a strong signal that a majority of the court going forward has no appetite to revisit the core holding of the obergefell decision. This is really Justice Thomas and Justice Alito fighting the last war. And that Steven Sanders, a professor at Indiana University, is more a.

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