Edge God In Podcast : How to Be a More Relaxed Version of You
Scripture Focus: Luke 5:17-26
Edge God In Podcast : How to Be a More Relaxed Version of You
Scripture Focus: Luke 5:17-26
What is your response when someone gets something you want? Can you imagine throwing off the negative emotions associated with comparison in 2018 how much mind space would be cleared up to maximize your unique gifts and talents to make God recognizable in our society?
Dear Lord, we stand in the midst of unsafe and insecure events that deeply trouble our hearts and shake our foundation of confidence. Help us Lord to lean our entire sense of security into you so much so that we feel the resurrected strength of your presence within us in every thought and action. Now is the time to let our light shine before men so that they may see our good works in the midst of darkness and give you glory. Awake Oh sleeper and rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you. Help us to outshine the darkness Lord, to rise up and stand for what is good, right, true, beautiful, excellent and praise worthy. Help us to hold our peace, lean into your strength, for you are our refuge and fortress. Protect us from evil and charge your angels over us. Replace all fear with confidence that you are faithful and will never leave us or forsake us so we will declare: “the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.” Remind the fragility of our flesh what our soul always knows: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Remind our mind of this very thing, that you have begun a good work in us and will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Comfort all who mourn tonight, and as the rose appears in the midst of thorns help us to remember that you do your greatest work in the darkest nights, we are simply passing through as your ambassadors, make your appeal through us.
Edge God In Podcast 20: How to Feel Secure in the Midst of Insecurity
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Edge God In Podcast 18: A Negativity Detox: Step 1
Dear God, help me to root out internal strife in my life. Make me a light of positivity in this world. I give you permission to detox my thought life. Cast out those thoughts that fuel stupid and foolish arguments and quarrels against myself and others. How can I offer kindness in this world if I am beating myself up in my head? Help me speak kind and supportive words to myself with a gentle and loving intonation. I know I cannot give out what I don’t take time to expand within my soul. In makes sense to me that the most powerful place to begin a negativity detox in my life starts with my own internal dialogue. Help me to use an intonation with myself that reflects the kindness and love of the Holy Spirit. May I be quick to linger in those positive affirming statements that are fueled by your presence and whispers in my life. I want to feel what it feels like to live out Romans 12:1 to be completely transformed by the renewing of my mind. Deeply refreshed and focused on what is good, right, true, beautiful, excellent and praiseworthy. Detox my thought life from all negativity.
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5 ways to Activate Aging Grace:
This is a beginning of a new adventure
Allow people and experiences to shape you
Create a mission statement for the latter third of life.
Aging brings with it many changes that require emotional and mental adaptation—but our loving God is in control.
2. You are getting nearer to God – Psalm 4
Losing our grip to human attachments – moving us into a greater relationship with him that should not be limited because of our age.
Identify & Integrate:
Dear God, grant me the grace to know that no matter what I look like, I was created beautifully by you. Help me to see continue to see myself in your image and those I observe losing what we believe to be beauty during the aging process. Help me spread love and kindness, support and help to the aging mentally spiritually and physically. As I help myself, let the light you gave me shine for others.
Are You Shrinking Your Brain?
How much of your verbal communication in a 24 hour
period of time contains an element of complaining?
10%? 25% 50% 75% 90%?
Take a moment to go into your internal castle, close your eyes and
give this self inventory question a moment to marinate. For any positive
shift to occur it is essential to shine the light of
our awareness on the state of behavior we wish to prune
out of our life.
Next question: Are you a conscious communicator? Someone
who pauses before responding and edits and adjusts words
to align with the person you are committed to being.
Have you fallen asleep at the gate of your most powerful
modality to create a positive or negative space around you
on this journey of life: Your Tongue.
Science proves that your brain actually shrinks in the midst of
complaining, either from your own mouth or people around you.
Victory over undesirable circumstances lies in your ability
to occupy the space you feel honors the person you are committed
to being. Do you edify yourself and those around you or do
you cut down yourself and those around you? The choice is
yours and makes all the difference in the outcomes you experience.
This week I invite you to take a complaining fast, I’m going to join
you in this practice. As you feel a negative conclusion or statement
bubbling up into your mouth, put your hand over your mouth
and step away from the situation if necessary to catch yourself.
As quickly as possible flip the negative thought into a positive one.
For example: “I am so exhausted and fed up with my work load.”
Flip It: “I love how much effort I put behind what I do in life, my
body is telling me it’s time to take a break and restore so I can
continue to show up the way I want to show up, and I am going to honor that.”
“When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example, although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course one’s life on fire…” James 3:3-6
Nolite Timere: Fear Not!
Because of His Love,
We as Christians must have norms and values to do the lords work. We must understand how to guide each other to effective member behavior, which is not easy because of (1) the flesh and (2) interpersonal problems that get in the way.
So what does this mean for us to have Christian norms and values?
Is it Ethics or Morally Driven? And who gives us this compass to follow?
There are 3 things that will guide you in setting Christian norms for you and your teams
Christians are given God’s grace which places our lives under the absolute lordship of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:21 – “For me to live is Christ” meaning he is the center of our life.
Romans 13:1 – Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
What is clear from I Corinthians 11 is that the norms for us do not lie in our culture, but rather in the Word of God., and that God’s Word and God’s Spirit bring with them a new culture. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Jesus says in John 13:15: “…I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you”
Romans 2:14 says that “the Gentiles who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law.”
So in order for us as Christians to establish norms, we must look beyond the written communicative, respectful and problem-solving aspects in the secular world and dig look deeper in the word of God.
Paul shares that if that was written in man’s conscience at creation, why do we need the Ten Commandments?’ the answer is that our conscience has fallen.
Conscience can only be our guide if our conscience is ruled by the Word of God.
Estella & Lauren
Dear Lord, help me to trust in you more today than yesterday. If I truly put my trust in you then peace and confidence will be my way in all of my dealings today. Forgive me for the moments when I forget that you are working on my behalf for your glory behind closed doors as I trust in you. Expand within me a deep desire to rely on your purposes for me, to prosper me and not to harm me, to give me hope and a future. When I start to worry move me to do something kind for someone else. As I forget about myself, what I think, want and need my ability to experience inner peace and freedom expands.
Edge God In Podcast 4: To Trust or Not to Trust In God…The Choice is Yours and Leads to Inner Peace or Turmoil
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