The Life of Surrender

He must become greater; I must become less. John 3:30

Category: The Life of Surrender Podcast (page 1 of 3)

Episode 22: Off the Cuff

 

This episode ended up a little different than most of our podcast episodes. We were going to try out a topic and we even recorded the first half and it just seemed flat. We decided that we would try to go “off the cuff” and just talk about what we feel like God is putting in our hearts recently.  This episode covers different topics like being members of a church body, rest, finding balance in Jesus, etc. We hope you enjoy it. We certainly won’t be recording like this every podcast but we will be trying it again every once in awhile. Enjoy this off the cuff episode.

Episode 21: Results vs. Obedience

Episode 21 delves into our human temptation to look to the results of our lives instead of looking to God for obedience.  We often measure our success by worldly standards and then we miss out on the opportunity that God had for us.  We look into Paul and Jesus’s ministry and see that they didn’t have 100% results and we won’t either. We need to look heavenward instead of looking to our results as a measuring stick for our lives.

 

 

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Bible Verses

  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Isaiah 30:15
  • Isaiah 40:29-31
  • Proverbs 16:9
  • Galatians 2:15-16
  • Philippians 3:7-14
  • Acts 20:22-24
Books
  • You Are Special by Max Lucado
  • Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

Episode 20: Sounding the Alarm

This week’s episode is a walk through the book of Ezekiel and the main themes that we found while reading it.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Bible Verses

  • Ezekiel Chapter 7 and 33 about the watchmen
    • Acts 20
  • Ezekiel 13:10 on False Prophets

 

Episode 19: Our Story: From Nominal to Surrendered

Our family has been on a journey for the past few years just trying to understand just what it means to follow Jesus. We have stumbled upon some resources that have greatly helped us in our walk with Jesus.  We have come to the realization that we put Jesus in a compartment for most of our lives instead of treating Him like Lord of our lives.  We will discuss our journey to fully surrendering to Him in this podcast.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Books

  • Radical by David Platt
  • Follow Me by David Platt
  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Episode 18: Growing Closer to God

When we think about drawing closer to Christ we usually think about the Sunday school answers: pray, read the Bible, go to church, etc…  Though these are good answers, they will not benefit us if our heart is not seeking Him as well.  We will discuss how to align our hearts with Jesus’s heart and walk through life with Him instead of on our own path.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Blog Posts

On Everyday Life

On Sin:

On Thinking of Heaven:

On Reading the Bible

Prayer

Books

  • Talking with God by Adam Weber

Bible Verses

  • James 4:8
  • Philippians 3:8

Episode 17: Allowing Our Children to Struggle

Allowing our children to struggle can be one of the hardest things that we will walk through as parents.  Unfortunately, our children will not learn self-control, perseverance, character, and hope if we swoop in and fix their mistakes and bad choices.  This podcast will discuss how we can lovingly allow our children to make mistakes and provide empathy and encouragement when they do.  Also, we focus mainly on how Jesus can use their mistakes to grow a closer relationship with him.  A close relationship with Christ is what our main goal should be for our children.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Blog Posts

Books

  • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay
  • Loving our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk

Bible Verses

  • James 1:2-4
  • Romans 5:3-4
  • John 16:33
  • Matthew 28:19-20

Episode 16: Humility and Accepting God’s Correction

Pride is one of the first sins that entered the world. In this podcast, we will be talking about humility and how it makes us wise.  We are free from guilt and condemnation when we give our sins to God and obey his commands.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Blog Posts

Bible Verses

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7
  • 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 direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13
  • Two kinds of wisdom from James 3
  • God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.  (1 Peter 5 and James 4)

Episode 15: Living With Purpose in 2017

The new year is here.  Is this year just going to happen to us or are we going to choose to live with purpose?  Regardless of our plans, we need to keep in mind that God’s ways are higher than our ways and his plans are what we should be willing to submit to.  This podcast will examine ways that we can be intentional with our time this year.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Books

The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

Life Strategies by Dr. Phil McGraw

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 

Blog Posts

2017 Dream Guide by Jennie Allen

When You Want More Than Resolutions …When You Want SOULutions on  A Holy Experience

Movies Referenced

Greater

To Joey, With Love

Episode 14: Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

In Charlie Brown Christmas, he was feeling sad because despite all the parties, presents, and pink aluminum Christmas trees; He felt empty because he didn’t realize the true meaning of Christmas.  We can get pretty run down in a season when we should be focusing on Christ and his giant gift to us.  When we take Christ out of Christmas, we can feel burdened and bogged down with the weight of the world.  This podcast will discuss how we can keep Jesus as the Reason for the Season and how it is so freeing when we do that! 

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Books

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Blog Posts

What to do About Santa on Gospel Centered Mom

Five Reasons We Don’t Do Santa on New Orleans Mom’s Blog

The Christmas Conundrum  by Jen Hatmaker

5 Ways Advent Can Transform Your Marriage on Fierce Marriage

Promise of a Savior on Love God Greatly

It Meant Leaving Heaven  on Love God Greatly

He Came to Redeem the Lost on Love God Greatly

Ann Voskamp’s Advent Videos

Bible Verses

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  Philippians 2:6-8

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules. Colossians 2:20

Episode 13: Engaging Our Children Wholeheartedly

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Anyone who has kids will be able to tell you how quickly time passes. It seems each year and each child we have time spins faster and faster.  Our oldest daughter’s five years have flashed before our eyes in a blink.  When we think about this time passing so quickly, we also want to think about how we are using that time.  Are we using it to engage our children in loving ways and teach them about their Creator, or are we letting those precious hours and minutes slip by.  This podcast will discuss how we can be engaged with our children while we still have them.

Show Notes

Introduction and Conclusion music is Buddy by Bensound.com

Books

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic

Fit to Burst by Rachel Jankovic

Blog Posts

Why Every Parent Should Know the Magic 5:1 Ratio  by Kelly on The (Reformed) Idealist Mom

Taking Off The Ticking Clock by Rachel on Hands Free Mama

Connecting Our Kids with God’s Truth by Courtney DeFeo on LysaTerkeurst.com

Adding Structure to the Chaos: Living Intentionally with your Littles  by Emily Jensen on Emily Jensen Writes

Finding My Inner Slow Parent by Kristin P. on Twin Cities Mom’s Blog

The Intentional Jar: Making the Most Out of Time by Ali on Austin City Mom’s Blog

Dear Moms of Littles, This Might Be the Most Important Thing You Do Right Now by Kristen Welch on We Are That Family

An Intentionally Long Bedtime on The Orange Rhino

“Mommy Will You Play With Me?” by Amanda on Dirt and Boogers

Bible Verses

Be very careful, then, how you live –not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.  Ephesians 5:15-17

Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.  Psalm 39:4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  Philippians 2:3

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