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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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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3 Reasons to Listen for God's Voice

hearing god prayer Apr 25, 2019

It Brings Perspective

We need the Lord to speak to us so that we get his perspective when we feel like we’re drowning. We’re not. We never are. We are already overcomers. Jesus has already overcome. Hearing His voice is vital. We can take all the facts and the realities of whatever we’re facing and hear His perspective on it. He can remind us He’s already won.

It’s Life Giving

 The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying: 
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

I want to hear His voice. It’s loving and kind. It brings life. He’s always seeking a relationship as a loving father.

He has Answers

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ 

Jeremiah 33:3 NIV

We can say, "I don’t know what’s going on with my kids. I...

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Do It Scared - How to Look Brave

fearless hearing god prayer Apr 04, 2019

Have you heard the way to look brave is to “do it scared”?

That’s what I’m doing! Stepping out and saying yes to God’s challenge to me.

God has been challenging me to share how He is transforming me. I share tools and practical ways to walk out the freedom Jesus bought for us by His death and resurrection. The first step is learning to hear God’s voice for yourself.

I created an online course called Transformational Quiet Times: Learn the Power of Conversational Prayer. Here’s the introduction.

Do you know God wants to talk to you? Do you know He has answers to your questions? He has good things to say?

He does and you can learn to hear from Him for yourself.

He desires a relationship with you. A good relationship requires good communication.

I have learned over the years, through various teachers, books, and lots of practice; that God wants to talk to me just like He wants to talk to you. I would love for you to join me in ...

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Removing Lies Rooted in Regret

Regret isn’t something I’ve given too much thought until recently. I read a word from Lana Vawser that said God was taking bags of regret off of mothers. The bags of regret or lightened as the lies were revealed and made holes in the bags.

I realized I have many regrets as a mother. And events this week have made them come very much to the forefront.

I started taking my regrets one at a time and identifying the lies that went with them.

I regret not doing things differently in my home school.

  • I’m a bad mom
  • I’m a bad teacher
  • I failed my kids
  • I could have made everything so much easier
  • I could have done so much better, so much more

I regret allowing fear and insecurity to direct my choices

  • I’m a failure
  • I should have done things differently
  • I’m a bad example

After I had identified the lies I asked the Lord the truth.

  • I’m a good mom
  • I’ve done well by my kids
  • God is working everything for my good and my...
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How to Screen Your Thoughts

What I want to share is a concept that I’ve learned that has been transformational for me.

I shared this in a video or you can read below.

Screening your thoughts

I see it like we have one of those really fancy touch screens like they have in the TV shows. They throw something up on it and move things around.

We have one of those for our thoughts!

Every thought, either from inside us or that comes at us, can hit on that screen before we actually take that thought on as our own or decide what to do with it.

The first question is, “Is this thought in agreement with God’s thoughts or is it not?” If it’s in agreement with God’s thoughts then that’s great! We’re gonna keep that and act on it.

If it’s not in agreement with God’s thoughts we ask, “Is it my thought or the enemy’s thought?”

It’s a liberating truth to know that they’re not all our thoughts!

So if it’s your thought and it...

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The Table is Set

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”    Luke 14:15 ESV

I started with there’s no fear at the table. Then I wanted to look at what's on the table but really got distracted by what the table was. This time I’m exploring what is set on our table.

The first thing God brought to my mind is the fruit of the spirit.  

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.   Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

All this fruit is set before us. It’s ours.

He has been challenging me not to ask for peace or self-control. He has already set them before me on the table and within me by His Spirit. I need to cultivate them and let them out. He can’t give me more but He can teach me...

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