Almighty God, I want your freedom. Help me to understand what that means in my life? My words, my thoughts, my actions. I have a choice, to allow myself to be burdened by the yoke of slavery: greed, judgements, looking back, identifying myself with the struggle…OR to link my heart and mind to you. I am set free to serve and glorify YOU. You are in charge. Forgive me for doubting your ability to show up and restore my life and the lives of those around me. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Your miracles followed obedience.
Sweet Jesus, I give you permission to override my self doubt. Help me to take the “self’ focus out of my circumstance and replace it with devotion to you and your ways in my life. Too often I judge my circumstances based on what I think I’m capable of handling successfully. I’m left with fear, doubt and worry. Remind my mind of the victory that is mine when I abide in you and listen to your plan for my life. Help me to want what you want and to trust in your strength in and through me over mine.
Learning Objective: Review and understand the 3 step process to connect in the midst of disconnect as we learned in the previous Podcast. Learn and apply Joseph’s behavior to help create more bridges than walls in your relationships.
I give you permission to override me when my flesh casts me smack in the middle of drama. Get me off of that stage as quickly as possible and back into your lap. Come Holy Spirit and teach me how to live and move and have my being in the presence of my all loving and merciful God. I don’t trust my mind or my tongue, that too often speaks what’s on my mind. Help me to take every thought captive and make it obedient to you. HELP me, I’m sinking. Today, now moving forward I give more authority to your strength, wisdom and love within me than to circumstances around me. I am YOUR ambassador for your GLORY, make your appeal for love and mercy in this world through me. Here I am Lord, SEND ME OUT.
Learning Objective: Learn and transfer specific behavior modeled by 2 Old Testament God followers to help you connect in the midst of disconnect. Understand the 3 “Rs” to reconnect along with a powerful process to create safe space between two people communicating.
Scriptures: Genesis 27 and 32-33| John 14:25-31
Sweet Jesus, I want a face full of mercy and love because of a personal encounter with you in my heart of hearts. A change of heart is what I want so that I can reflect your presence to the people around me. I want to be your light in the world, a city set on a hill to give light to all who cross my path. Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts and help us humble ourselves before you, call on your name, seek your face and turn away from ugly behavior and evil thoughts, heal our land Lord, use me as a part of your mighty work for restoration. I surrender all that I am to all that you are for the sake of more love and mercy in the relationships you have blessed me with to learn and grow.
Learning Objective: Learn a 3 step behavioral response to use whenever evil takes the center stage of your life. You won’t forget this one.
Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 1:7-12| John 10:27-30 | Psalm 46:10 | Luke 5:4-7 | Romans 12:9-21 | Luke 18:19 | Matthew 10:51-52 | 1 John 4:18
Sweet Jesus, fill me with all of the gifts that the Holy Spirit desires to give to me today so that I can do mighty works in your name. Whatever plan or scheme the devil has for me today in YOUR NAME I overturn it and take back authority for your work in my life. Override me when I start to use fear and anger as an excuse for not being accountable to you. I am your ambassador, make your appeal for your glory and love in this world through me. More of YOU, less of me.