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Edge God In Podcast 43: Freedom To Believe or Not to Believe

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Learning Objective:

Ignite your faith to believe and be free. Commit to specific behaviors that support your choice for Freedom in Christ including a negativity detox.

Dear Lord,

You alone can free us from sin, selfishness, past pain, regret, envy, resentment, suspicion, taking offense…ALL of it that creates our yoke of slavery in life…we want to be FREE to grab ahold of all that you have already grabbed ahold of us for on this journey of life. Forgive us for our lack of belief. For giving more authority to the shiny objects in the world than to the POWER of your RISEN SPIRIT that courses through our entire being. IGNITE our desire and ability to resurrect who we are in the FREEDOM you died to give us. Give us eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to respond this week to your voice alone and along with it the ability to respond to it quicker today than yesterday.

Scripture Readings to Explore:

Mark 6:1-10

Luke 7:1-10

Galatians 5:1

Romans 12:1-2

Edge God In: Podcast 42: How to Drop Your Jealousy Spear

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the negative impact of jealous & suspicious behavior in your life.
  • Learn how to erase & replace the negative thoughts that fuel insecurity.

Dear Lord,

HELP! I’m drowning in the deep waters of jealousy, envy and suspicion. Too often I find myself gripping ahold of the spear of jealousy that not only pierces my own heart but is targeted at other people around me. Override my suspicious mind that creates story through mind-reading and fortune telling. Remind my mind of what my soul always knows: I am enough in and through you. You were not confined by status. Help me to be free from comparisons and envy that rob my life of the fullness of joy your died to give me. Fashion my heart after yours and set me free from being self- absorbed. I am YOUR ambassador and you are making YOUR appeal through me…have your way with me in spite of myself. No need for envy and comparisons. Help me to grip ahold of the sword of the Spirit and cut off jealousy by robbing it of my time and attention and filling my mind with your WORD.

Scripture Readings to Explore:

1 Samuel 18:11, 19:10, 20:33 (Read full chapters for context)

Psalm 119, 121

Galatians 3:3

Ephesians 6

2 Timothy 1:7

Edge God In Podcast 41: Lions, Fire & Statues, Oh My!

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Dear Lord,

Grant me the faith of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. Be my confidence as I go out into a world that is filled with idols of wood, gold, silver and clay. Help me resist the statues of the world that promise meaning and significance and yet suck the life right out of me, highjacking my identity and value, leaving me empty handed, longing for more. Help me to be quicker today than yesterday to run back to you when I fall prey to the lions of pride, selfishness and insecurity. Walk with me through the fire so that I don’t get burned up by the heat of my emotions when I don’t get what I want or think I deserve. Close the mouths of the lions that prowl around me trying to devour my sense of worth and value. I lack nothing in you. Resurrect a Daniel faith within me today moving forward so that  I believe IN, rely ON and TRUST in you alone more today than yesterday. Protect me from compliments and complaints that my heart would stay grounded in the mission for which it beats: to love and be loved by you, to declare to the world that you are the living God, enduring and steadfast forever! (Daniel 6:26).

Scripture Readings to Explore:

Daniel Chapters 1-6

 

Edge God In Podcast 40: Do You Deserve God’s Mercy? Step into Nineveh’s Shoes

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Dear Lord,

Too often I sit on the Mercy seat and cast stones at myself and others. How can I give out what I have not experienced within my own relationship with you? Help me to feel your Mercy and Love more today than yesterday. Increase my desire to offer the kind of mercy you offered to the 120,000 people in Nineveh. Ignite within my heart the ability to rejoice in my brother’s and sister’s experience of your love and mercy more today than yesterday. Too often I am Jonah, angry and resentful that you are showing mercy to someone I don’t feel deserves it. “Let He who is without sin cast the first stone.”  Jesus, John 8:7.

Scripture Readings to Explore:

Jonah Chapters 1-4 (Focus on Chapter 4)

2 Peter 3:9

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

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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

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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

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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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