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Stop Talking to the Snake!

Edge God In Podcast 60: Too often we entertain thoughts to the point of obsession that drag up down and keep us stuck. Obsessive thinking can be stopped at its onset…listen in and learn how.

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Learning Objective: Learn methods to help top obsessive thinking.

Scriptures: Matthew 13:1-23

Dear God, too often I talk to the snake: discouragement, despair, doubt, frustration, fear, worry, dread…Help me Lord I am sinking. Take my hand and pull me out and up, closer to you. I bind, rebuke and cast out all blanket statements that threaten my identity and character in your holy and powerful name!

Anxious? The Surrender Prayer is For You

Edge God In Podcast 59: Anxiety is the ramification of entertaining the thought: “I’m not 100% confident that God “really” has my back or is able to work things out for a greater good than had this trial or setback never occurred.” In today’s podcast you will learn a powerful prayer of response to override anxious thoughts and undesirable outcomes in life.

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Learning Objective: Learn the power of putting into motion Jesus invitation to die to self, take up your cross and FOLLOW Him. Enter into the daily practice of living a surrendered life to Christ. Learn how to turn every anxious thought over to Jesus.

Scriptures: Matthew 16:24-26 |Luke 9:23-25 | 1 Peter 5:7 | Philippians 4:6

Dear God, I want to experience the peace that passes all human understanding. Help me to take up my cross of anxious thinking and cast it onto you BECAUSE YOU CARE FOR ME (1 Peter 5:7). Now moving forward into this New Year I want to activate a response of confident trust that you have my back. Help me to cast ALL my anxiety upon you, to not be anxious about anything…to pray about EVERYTHING. Here we go Lord…you take care of everything. If there is an action you want me to take, I want to take it, quicker today than yesterday. I bring you all that I have, my two fish and five loaves…Jesus, I entrust all that I am to you…you take care of it all. I believe you have my back…help my unbelief.

Holy Spirit Driven Behavior

Edge God In Podcast 58: Enter the New Year with the behavior driven by the Holy Spirit . Put off ugly behavior & put on behavior that lights up the darkness.

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Learning Objective: Learn a 3 step process to renew your life in Christ and the behavior that shows up with it.

Scriptures: Ephesians 4:22-24 |Ephesians 4 and 5

Dear God, I want to release the ugly behavior that flows from my own self-doubts, fears and worries. Help me to tune into those specific behaviors that showed up this past year that do not align with the person you have called me to BE. Increase my desire to surrender my mind, will and emotions to your loving presence within me so that the behavior that shows up in the New Year makes you recognizable.

Stop, Look & Breathe

Edge God In Podcast 57: Stop, Look & Breathe: The Breath of God moves us to come to life in Christ. The Breath of God is referenced 117 x in the Holy Scriptures.

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Learning Objective: Understand and apply the knowledge of the Breath of God in your daily life. Learn a breathing technique to help reduce stress and ignite the power of God’s Holy Spirit within you.

Scriptures: Psalm 33:6 |Job 26:13, 33:4 | John 3:5-8, 14:26, 16, 13-15| Ezekiel 37:4-14 | Acts 2:14

Dear God, breathe your life giving Spirit into me…my thoughts, will, emotions, fears, self-doubts, worries. I want to come ALIVE in you just as those dead bones came to life when you made your breath enter them. Resurrect my confidence, trust and peace in you as I move forward into a New Year. Help me to stop, look within to your presence and breathe it over the dry bones in my life. It’s time for a resurrection Lord. I give you permission to prune from my life what has blocked my ability to trust you with it all.

Confident Living in Christ

Edge God In Podcast 56: Confident Living in Christ

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Learning Objective: Understand the difference between fleshly efforts and Godly inspired efforts. Be able to create the pause between your activities to activate the power of Christ within you.

Scriptures: Luke 5:4-7|John 21:4-14 | | Psalm 55:22| 1 Peter 5:7

Dear God, too often I too, like Peter find myself exhausted from casting my net over and over and coming up empty. Do for me what you did for Peter…direct my efforts to the right side of the boat, with YOUR strength as my fuel and focus. Help me to cast my net and my cares onto your merciful heart. Guide me into that deep peace and confidence that comes from remembering that whatever YOU call me too that your powerful strength within me will bring it to pass. My energy is renewable on when you are the source of my strength.

Motives: Pure vs False

Edge God In Podcast 55: Motives: Pure vs False

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Learning Objective: Understand the power of pure motives in Christ in your daily interactions.

Scriptures: James 4:3|1 Corinthians 10:31 | | Colossians 3:17 | 1 Peter 4:11 | Matthew 5:8 | Proverbs 16:2 | Psalm 66:18

Dear God, create within me a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation that is anchored within my soul as I remember how much you love and adore me. I give you permission to sift my motives, reveal to me when they are false, when I am acting one way and being another. Jesus, you said that I would see God when I have a pure heart: Blessed are the Pure in heart for they shall see God. I want to see you through the lens of pure motives now moving forward. I commit to pausing before I do what I do and inviting you into the reason why I am doing it. I want to do everything I do in your name for YOUR GLORY not mine. Help me to return to my identity in you quicker today than yesterday. Too often I spill out of myself and take the form of the object of my desire: a promotion, affirmation, recognition, approval …all to be enough. Remind my mind that in you I lack nothing. I want my words, thoughts, deeds and actions to take the shape of your love in and through me for the sake of salvation of souls.

Addicted to the Drug of Approval?

Edge God In Podcast 54: Are you addicted to the drug of approval?

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Learning Objective: Understand the ramifications of seeking to please people over God in your life. Take back the power you give out to the world.

Scriptures: Galatians 1:10 | Galatians 5:1 | Galatians 5:17-21 (ramifications of seeking the approval of the world) | Galatians 5:22-23 (ramifications of seeking the approval of God).

Dear God, I give way to much power away to people and circumstance to define my worth and value. Forgive me. Restore within my heart an attentive awareness of your voice whispering who I am in you. Free me Lord from the behavior that is fueled by the drug of approval and the disease to please. May I do all that I do with my eyes fixed on you…the author and perfecter of my identity and faith. Have your way with me in spite of myself.

An Attitude, Emotion & Motive Check with Jesus

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Learning Objective: Expose your negative attitudes, emotions and motives to the love of Christ and allow Him to shift you into the light of HIS attitude and pure motives.

Scriptures: Matthew 5:8 | 1 Corinthians 2:16 | Psalm 51:10-12 | Philippians 2:5-11 | John 5:1-15 | 2 Corinthians 5:20

Dear God, Help me to edge YOU into my attitude, emotions and motives more today than yesterday. I know that whatever you call me to that you are faithful and you will give me the strength to conform my thoughts, will, emotions, motives to yours. You weigh my motives, help me to do the same so that whatever I do I will do it for YOUR glory not mine. Help me to overcome myself to make room for a PURE heart grounded in and through your love for me.

Is Your Love in Action?

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Learning Objective: Learn how to put your love in action for more peace and joy.

Scriptures: Galatians 5:14-26, 6:7-10 | 1 Corinthians 13: 2-13

Dear God, put within my hand the seeds YOU want me to sow that deepen the roots of your love in this world. Too often I focus on what I think, need and want and so seeds of self-focus rather than focusing on YOU in me. HELP me to feel your love and recognize all of the ways you come to me throughout my day. For I know I cannot give out what I have not experienced within. Sift my motives so that my heart is convicted to release selfishness that fuels ugly behavior. I want your LOVE to be the motive behind the seeds of my behavior. More of you, less of me.

Pick Up Your Mat & Go

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Learning Objective: Learn how to get unstuck and move forward. Understand the powerful connection Jesus made between positive transformation and taking action.

Scriptures: Matthew 16:24-26 | Mark 2:4-12 | Luke 9:23-25| John 5:1-12 |Matthew 14:22-33

Dear God, help me to understand the powerful 3 step invitation Jesus often used to free people from bondage to their situation: Stand up, pick up your mat and walk forward. Help me to apply the learnings contained in today’s scripture to my own “mat” that too often keeps me stuck. I want to know what it feels like to trust that you have my back in all situations. That you call me out of the boat of familiarity into unchartered waters to accomplish things beyond what my eye can see, ear can hear or mind can comprehend. Have your way with me in spite of myself. When I pray and ask for your help I trust that you will give me an action step to take that will transform me out of the ways of the world into the grace of your freedom.