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Edge God In Podcast 17: Want to Be Happy? Stop Being Selfish

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Dear Lord,

I am so guilty of being selfish…help me to STOP IT! To get over myself and let you take the wheel in all situations. Happiness returns when I think of you and ways in which I can help other people. Help me to forget about the things that don’t work out for me, or go my way and shift my focus on being present to you and your will in my life. More of you less of me. Happiness is my way when humility and generosity drive my behaviors, this is a divine joy for you Jesus, make me more like you today than yesterday. 

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Edge God In Podcast 34: Holding Patterns: Are You In One?

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Dear Lord,

Too often I find myself in a state of fear and anxiety as I wait for a specific response from another person or a desired outcome. Help me to know that you do some of your greatest work within my soul in the midst of holding patterns in life. Godly character is formed and refined in the midst of waiting on and trusting in you. Up my ability to trust that you are working on my behalf in the midst of the wait. Fill me with trust and patience more today than yesterday so that my joy and sense of safety remains constant whether I know or whether I don’t know. You know and that is enough for me.

Holy Scripture Focus:

Mark 5:212-40

John 3:30

John 16: 12-13

2 Peter 3:8-9

Edge God In Podcast 33: How to Release Attachments that Stress You Out!

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Dear Lord,

Help! I am attached to positions, responses, people and situations outside of myself and it’s stressing me out. Fill me with the ability to choose 1 attachment: my heart to yours, my will to yours. It is for freedom that you have set me free from the shiny objects and loud voices in the world, help me to declare with conviction what St. Paul declared at the end of his life: I consider all things a loss compared to the surpassing knowledge of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Interrupt me when I am spun out because I have attached my meaning and significance to the outside world. Bring me back home to you where my peace is profound and my joy is complete.

Holy Scripture Focus:

  • Matthew 16:24-26
  • Philippians 3:4-14
  • 1 Timothy 5:3-10


Edge God In Podcast 11: How to Tame the Tongue

Dear Lord I have the ability to set the entire course of my life on fire simply by a careless word fueled by a negative thought, conclusion or assumption about myself or another person. Forgive me Lord for allowing my tongue to direct the course of my life. Just like a small rudder on a boat, my tongue can run my entire ship into ruin. Override my negative thinking and words and remind my mind that in you I have the ability to speak LIFE into my inner dialogue and the lives of those entrusted to my care. Teach me how to tame my tongue so that every word that spills out of my mouth flows from your mind and heart. Help me to not let my tongue be the boss of me, I want to resurrect your power within me so that you become the boss of my thoughts and words. Fill my mind with all that is good, right, beautiful, excellent and praise worthy and make my words flow from this sanctuary of beauty.

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Edge God In Podcast 32: W.O.W. Your Mind in Christ

Edge God In Podcast 32: W.O.W. Your Mind in Christ 

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:6-11

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Edge God In Podcast 31: Don’t Let Stress Be the Boss of You

Dear Lord, remind my mind, for this is the true battleground for victory over stress, that your presence within me is greater than any encounter I will experience with outer circumstances. Too often I forget that you have already overcome all that I feel has overcome me. I am not my struggle, opinions of other people or even the pain and anguish I experience on this journey of life. I am your child and you have woven within me the ability through Christ to move any mountain I face, to tear down any lie or false conclusion that speaks death into my perceptions rather than life.

Edge God In Podcast 31: Don’t Let Stress Be the Boss of You

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The Five Types Of Prayer: Knowing its importance in prayerful communication.

Dear Lord,  

I pray that you would move us through this bible study that we might use the knowledge given to us to educate others on prayer. Let the knowledge that we gain from your word and communication to us be translated to others in a meaningful way.  Please, dear father, bless us with what you give to us today and every day.  In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

 Edge God In Podcast Week 29: The Five Types Of Prayer: Knowing its importance in prayerful communication.

 In this podcast, we are going to explore “The 5 Types of Prayer and Knowing their importance in prayerful communication.  To do this we need to first define prayer.   Prayer by definition is “a petition of God” or “words spoken to him”. Most people know the act of prayer because prayer is the way they exercise a personal relationship with God. But prayer for us as Christians is and will continue to be the most important things we do as Christians. So, let’s take time to think about that. If it is the most important thing, we as Christians do, then knowing the various acts of prayer and how to perform them should be of utmost importance to us.

This study is not about complicating prayer with some of its deep theological meanings, but rather to make it more specific by understanding the different types.  Specificity is so important to God and knowing the different types of prayer will draw us nearer to him, bringing light to darkness and increasing its effectiveness.

Psalm 34:15: “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.

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Edge God In Podcast 28: Want Less Stress? Stop Being Greedy

Dear Lord, open my heart and mind to your unselfish ways. You served others over your own needs. You continually loved in the face of hatred. May my motives be rooted in your love for me. For I cannot give out what I have not experienced within. Help me to put to death all of the faces of greed in my life. Make me aware of the tricky spots that greed hides behind when it comes to my behavior. I find myself it a place of generosity when it is convenient and fits in with my to-do list. Move me to generosity with my time, assumptions and behavior. I want to make you recognizable in this world. Have your way with me in spite of myself.

 Edge God In Podcast Week 28: Want Less Anxiety? Stop Being Greedy.

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Edge God In Podcast: 5 Powerhouse Verses to Sift Your Soul

Edge God In Podcast 27

In the previous lesson, Podcast 26 we explored a lighter version of you. Continuing with the theme of a lighter you moving forward, we take a good look at 2 Timothy 3:1-5 as these 5 verses in the Holy Scripture offer us a powerful opportunity to reflect on behaviors that need some pruning from our lives in order to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.