Your Emotions Have Something to Tell You

emotions hearing god prayer Jul 18, 2019

Emotions can be overwhelming.

They are overwhelming for a number of reasons.

  • We don't know what to do with them
  • We don't have proper tools
  • We don't know how to use the tools we have
  • Our emotions don't match our situation

A tool for dealing with overwhelming emotions

I'm putting this out there at the risk of you all thinking I'm crazy. I feel it was an idea from God. It was helpful to me when I first used it and again when I reviewed it.

The tool is having a conversation with your emotions in a place of prayer. I think it will be Holy Spirit speaking. Using your imagination opens your mind to hear things you might not otherwise. 

My conversation

My journal, in a place of prayer, I was talking to disappointment. I see this is a very familiar emotion for me now that I've learned to name them.

Me: Disappointment, why are you in my life?

Disappointment: I come when things don't go as expected and when needs are not met.

M: So when did you first come?

D: You've always known...

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Does it Come Naturally to Recieve God's Love?

Have you ever shared something you were struggling with and felt worse instead of better?

I have. I would share with someone how I was struggling, whether it was with my own self-image, or trying to live the good Christian life, whatever it was. Often the answer was something along the lines of, "just receive God's love".

I wanted to scream or slap them. I wanted to scream, "If I knew how to do that, don't you think I'd be doing it already?" (maybe part of that was it took being pretty desperate for me to ask for help, but that's another topic)

Making it worse

I didn't know how to say they made it worse. It seemed so incredibly obvious that I should just know how to receive God's love. If I wasn't doing it then it had to be because I wasn't trying hard enough, I wasn't being sincere, I wasn't letting God love me. Those things that just weren't helpful at all!

They added more condemnation, shame, and confirmation of the deeply rooted belief I had that I was somehow uniquely...

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What Can We Learn from Celebrating Independence Day?

overcoming prayer Jul 04, 2019

It's always kind of been my impression we’re celebrating the birthday of the United States when we celebrate Independence Day.

We’re not, I mean, we are in a sense, but it's just the day that they declared independence.

Birthing a Country?

It's not the day they gained independence. It's just the day they declared it. Really the birth of the United States would be when the revolutionary war ended, when England finally said, yes, fine, you can be your own country. You're not a colony of England anymore. 

Celebrate declarations

We celebrate the declaration because without making that declaration, that firm resolve, we would never have had independence. They resolved - We're sure this is what God is calling us to. We are sure He is with us in this. We are committing, our lives, our fortunes, our honor. We're giving everything to this. We're declaring this is what we believe and we are giving everything.

Spiritual truth 

The spiritual truth in that is that we can...

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How is Your Integrity? Does it Matter?

hearing god identity Jun 27, 2019
 

Video from Monday with Mukkove, to watch live join me at 11 am Alaska time.

Edited Transcript


I've been talking through seven keys to lasting transformation I have pulled these out of what the Lord has been teaching me through many years. They are what He has used and continues to use to transform me.  

  • The first of those keys is our relationship with God. I've summarized it as “I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God is my loving father and Holy Spirit as my ever-present help and comfort.”  
  • Number two is hearing God. I know God's voice through His word and how He speaks to me personally. 
  • Three is identity. I feel I clearly understand how God sees me. 

Today we're going to be talking about integrity. I walk in alignment with how God sees me. 

 I am a Christian life coach, passionate about helping you learn to partner with God for lasting transformation and especially as that impacts you as a mom. That is my driving...

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Do You Struggle with Who You Are? 

 

This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.

Edited transcript:

Do you see your identity as a mother of children whose work is never done or appreciated? 

OR 

Do you see yourself as a mother of world changers - the laundry, dishes, and every other hard or mundane thing of motherhood is a tool for their training?  


Do you see yourself as a victim of your circumstances and your children even?  

OR  

Do you see yourself as an empowered woman with a very high calling?  

There are so many things that shape who you truly are and how you see yourself- Your parents, events you experience, words that are spoken over you, circumstances that you're in, your personality, your gifts, the huge variety of experiences you have, and most importantly your perspective of each of those...

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Can You Say That Again, God?

 

Does God speak? Can you hear Him?

This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.

Edited transcript:
I felt like I failed all the time and 
was miserable. And it didn't matter how hard I tried. It didn't work. Other people would come from a conference or read a book and say, ”This was life-changing! Just do this. I would try to do that and it just wouldn't work. It just would convince me, It's me. I'm severely broken. I'm severely messed up, severely flawed. 

I wanted to be pleasing to the Lord and wanted to be impacting people for the Lord. Trying harder was not working.  

When I learned to hear God's voice for myself, I began to be able to see myself the way God sees me. That allowed Him to transform me through transforming my thinking instead of me trying to transform my thinking without having that...

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Have You Thought About Your Relationship With God?

 

This week I'm sharing a video and transcript looking at our relationship with God. I'd love your feedback on the format.

00:44 On today's Mom Chat I'm introducing seven keys to lasting transformation.  These key areas have come through my journey with God and what He has shown me to be transformational; what is it that has worked for me and made the transformation that He does stick instead of here and gone.  

01:22 Those keys are:

  • Key 1 Your relationship with God. I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God is my loving father and Holy Spirit as my ever present help and comfort.  
  • Key 2 is hearing God. I know God's voice through his word and how he speaks to me personally. And that'll be next week.  
  • Key 3, Identity. I clearly see and understand how God sees me.  
  • Key 4 is Integrity. Walking in alignment with how God sees me.  
  • Key 5 is calling. I know the impact I'm called to make an am faithfully obeying God's directions to make that impact....
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7 Keys to Lasting Transformation

God highlighted to me seven key areas that are vital to transformation. They are part of my journey and what I'm passionate about passing on. This is an introduction. For the next seven weeks, I will go deeper on each key.

Your Relationship with God.

It's more than saying Jesus is my Savior. We have a triune God. We have the Father, the Son - our Savior, and we have the Holy Spirit. How well do you know each one of them? How do you interact with each one of them? What are the things that have affected how you see them and how you relate to them?

Those things are all crucial toward transformation because if you don't see God clearly, you don't see anything else could be either.

Hearing God

The primary way that you hear God is from scripture, the Bible. Every secondary way that you hear from Him has to agree with that bottom line. That being said, there are tons and tons of ways He speaks. He has a lot to say, and He's willing to be incredibly creative and how He does that.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Trouble

Since there will be trouble, (Jesus promised there would be until He returns) why not prepare?

Prepare by expecting it. I don’t mean being doom and gloom always expecting everything to go wrong. God is with us and has good plans for us. He also warned us we have an enemy who is always looking to steal, kill, and destroy, so we should be ready.

I often said I house-proofed my children rather than child-proofing my house. They learned boundaries and self-control from a young age. I prepared them to avoid the dangers and trouble that were in their world. I could take them anywhere I wanted to and let them know the boundaries. We weren’t restricted to childproofed spaces.

In much the same way, I can’t send my children into a struggle-free world. Instead, I’m doing my best to give them skills and tools to avoid the dangers and overcome the struggles. Even learn to use trouble to benefit them. My job is not to keep struggle out of their life. Do I teach them to...

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How to Partner with Pressure

I like peace. I like easy.

As a lobster grows its shell becomes too tight putting the lobster under pressure. When life is bringing pressure on me I want it to go away. Yesterday.

The lobster follows the design of its Creator and goes to a safe place like the cleft of a rock. In the shelter of the rock the lobster sheds the shell that has become too small and grows a new, larger shell.

When life brings pressure I’m learning to take shelter in my Rock.

If I am being continually transformed from glory to glory my shell is going to frequently get too tight. I can complain about the pressure, wish it away, ignore it, and … miss out on what He has for me in this area of growth.

Instead of seeing pressure as a negative I can recognize it and say “Okay, time to grow!”. I can be intentional in asking the Lord for His strategy, His lesson, and who He wants to be for me. I want to come humbly before Him and shed my too tight shell. I desire to stay hidden in His...

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