Grab a Cup of Coffee and Listen to My 3 Top Podcast Picks!

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Do you ever feel as though God hand picks something you specifically need to hear or read? That was my experience this week when I listened to these podcasts that absolutely were soul enriching! So, of course I had to share them with you sweetie pies! Grab a quiet corner and a cup of coffee and settle in with these 3 spiritually rich podcasts:

  1. Making a Lasting Impact:In Touch with Charles Stanley: This podcast particularly struck me today because I’ve been thinking about my impact on my daughter, my friends, my family, and even strangers. Is my light recognized? Do I flavor other’s lives when I’m around? I love how Charles Stanley discusses and explains and relates our life to the salt of the earth mentioned in the bible. It is truly a gem of a sermon.
  2.  He Restores My Soul, Day 1: Revive Our Hearts with Damaris Carbaugh: I can barely wait until tomorrow for Day 2. Damaris talks about being sheep of God and how our we can worship with our lips, but our hearts are far from him. What a frank and honest testimony that hits you where it sticks, but in the best way.
  3. Parenting and Interruptions: Modern Homemakers with Donna Otto: This spoke straight to my momma’s heart. We all know how it is when you’re trying to get dinner on the table, send that last work email, and all you hear is, “mom, mom, mom!” Although we love our kids, the interruptions can make us want to pull out our hair! Donna talks about how we can take a different view of these interruptions and look at them as opportunities for divine intervention. This ladies, changed my attitude big time this week.

I hope these podcasts make as big of an impact on you as it did on me!

Take a Moment of Your Time to Listen to “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” with Charles Stanley

 

Ephesians 5:15-17

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

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Time is not only precious it is fleeting. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how intentional I am with investing my time. I cringe when I think about all the time I’ve wasted in the past, whether it be on the phone, surfing the internet, watching t.v. or just through procrastination. We are given a set number of hours in the day to accomplish God’s work and those minutes can easily slip through our fingers if we aren’t careful.

This 2 part broadcast series, by Charles Stanley, “Dealing with the Pressure of Time,” is a perfect reminder to reflect on how we choose to spend our time.

Jesus was only here for 33 short years and what he accomplished in those 3 years of his ministry was an incredible testimony of a life well spent. None of us know how long we will walk this earth, but, while we are here have 24 hours in a day,  no more or less to use it in a way that adds to the body of Christ and enriches our lives and the lives around us. When I listened to this broadcast, I asked myself 3 questions:

1) What distractions cause me to use my time unwisely?

2) What does using my time wisely look like in my life?

3) What do I do everyday to be intentional about how I spend my time?

Most importantly how does God fit into my day and am I making time for Him?

Hope you enjoy the broadcast!

Struggling with Anxiety? Listen to This 2 Part Series by Charles Stanley

Psalms 34: 4

I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

If you are struggling with anxiety listen to this two part radio broadcast by Charles Stanley, “When Anxiety Strikes Part 1 & 2.” Life is short and anxiety only shaves more time off the precious moments you have on earth to do what God has planned for you. Even though circumstances can seem overwhelming remember that our God is mightier and wants you to rest in the assurance of his protection. I heard this broadcast and knew I had to share it with all my mommas out there who are struggling with worry, anxiety and fear. Seek the Lord and trust in him and he will never forsake you.

Stay focused on his light
Stay focused on his light

“Taking Control Of Your Thoughts” Sermon by Charles Stanley You Must Hear!

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I haven’t written my resolutions or goals for 2015 on my blog, because I’m more introspective about them this year. I want to make changes that are a lifestyle change and not just quick fixes. Well, today I know that one of those goals is to, “Control My Thoughts.” I woke up today and decided to go to church in the evening, but tuned in to Charles Stanley and his message on television was, “Taking Control of Your Thoughts.” Wow this was one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard and I immediately knew I had to share it with you and encourage you to listen.

Basically, he tells us how our thoughts are our control tower for our life. Our thoughts control our actions and who we eventually turn out to be. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this sermon that I just need you to watch it!! But, here is just a glimpse of some of the notes that I took that were impactful to me:

  • We sow a thought and reap an action
  • We sow an action and reap a habit
  • We sow a habit and reap a character
  • We sow a character and reap a destiny

Don’t you just want to soak that in!!! 

Then he said how unseen thoughts produce visible consequences in our life... BINGO!  I know I can name a few consequences I’ve endured because of my thoughts!

I will leave you with these questions he asks us to ask ourselves, as if I need to entice you more to listen to this sermon!

  1. Where will my thoughts lead me?
  2. Will these thoughts get me to where I want to go?
  3. Will my thoughts tear me down or build me up?
  4. Can I share these thoughts?
  5. Are these thoughts scripturally acceptable
  6. Where did these thoughts originate?
  7. Do I feel guilty thinking these thoughts?
  8. Do these thoughts fit who I am as a believer in Christ?

Talk about being spiritually fed! Get nourished and listen to Taking Control of Your Thoughts, matter of fact listen to it a couple of times and send it to your friends!

Sermon Inspiration Day 4: Charles Stanley How to Reach Your Goals, 10 Valuable Steps!

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Charles Stanley gives us invaluable insight on reaching our goals in this two part sermon on, “How to Reach Your Goals.”  What a perfect way to kick off the new year with this encouraging and motivating sermon based on David and Goliath and the steps David took to reach his goal. Below is the 10 Step Summary Charles Stanley gives us on reaching our goals. Write them down and commit them to memory because they are that helpful!

After you digest these 10 Steps, I suggest you visit https://getlifeyoudesire.com/best-goal-planners-to-reach-your-goals/  at Get Your Life Desire where you will find detailed information and recommendations on planners, so that you can choose the best planner for your lifestyle and personality along with tips on making your life more organized.

10 Steps to Reaching Goals:

1) Have a Clear Picture– Every goal requires a vision. If you’re vision isn’t clear you can’t accomplish the goal. Take time in prayer and ask God to give you a clear vision of the goal and how it can be accomplished. Keep this vision in front of you, so that it is fresh in your mind and is a reminder of the big picture.

2) A Consuming Desire to Accomplish Your Goal- Do you have a sense of urgency or passion to reach your goal? If there is no passion there is no action. What makes you excited? Do you think about what step you can do each day to meet your goal? Do you have a desire to see your goal through to the end? Passion is a motivator and a necessity!

3) Confidence– You have to have confidence that you can reach the goal you set out to accomplish. This confidence isn’t from our own boasting but, comes from God whom all blessings flow. David’s confidence was rooted in his relationship with God and his past experiences, he had a testimony. Think about the times God has worked in your life and use that testimony to move forward in courage.  If you do not have confidence that you can do it someone else will quickly steal your goal. We are equipped to do everything God calls us to do because it is his plan.

4) Have a Course of Action- We can daydream all day about our goals, but without action it is just that… a dream. Develop clear planned out steps of action to accomplish your goal. If there isn’t a course of action your goals will be put on hold.

5) Develop a Calendar of Events- Set a time limit. ‘One of these days, I’ll get to it,’ usually means you won’t ever get to it. Don’t be afraid to put dates on the calendar, if you miss the date that is okay, but it is a reminder of your goal and the steps you need to take. If you put a date down you are more likely to move. Put a date down by the goal and steps.

6) Cooperation-Most goals require cooperation from others. Reach out to people around you who can help you accomplish your goals. For example, if you want to write, belong to a writer’s group. Not only will you be inspired and encouraged when you are around people have the same goals and motivation, but you will learn valuable lessons from their experience.

7) Consistency– Set your eye on the goal and have a determined fixed purpose, if not you’re likely to drift. If the goal is from God then your eye will be on him in conjunction with accomplishing your goal.

8) Controlling Our Emotions- Don’t let people with their pettiness tear you down. This is a distraction! You have no reason to be intimidated because you are a child of the living God! Stay focused on God and His unlimited power to work in your life. People will steal  and diminish your dreams through their negativity if you allow it to happen.

9) Courage to Act- Fear paralyzes. Courage is the willingness to take a step. The road to accomplishing your goals starts with one small step. Once you get over the initial fear, the other steps become a little easier. Fuel up on courage by diving into the scriptures and turning to God in prayer for guidance. He is your strength when you are weak and afraid.

10) Our Conscious Dependence on God- Stop being self reliant be God reliant! One of the primary reasons we do not accomplish our goals is our independence on self. Too often we turn to ourselves for the answers, instead of looking to God who has the absolute best plan for our life.

This sermon can be found by visiting:
1) http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/today-on-radio
2) Go to search for archives and go to page 13 or go to the month and year
3) Click on How to Reach Your Goals Part 1 October August 31, 2013 and Part 2 September7, 2013

*Disclosure: I was financially compensated for a link in this post from Get Your Life Desire, but the opinions are my own.