GENTalks Episode 19: Christian Comparison

IMG_2282

Click here for iTunes Podcast link: GENTalks Episode 19: Christian Comparison

Kaitlin and Katie discuss Christian Comparison.  Comparison is the thief of contentment and joy and when it crosses over to our faith walk, the enemy of our soul celebrates, while the heart of God breaks.

The enemy’s mission has been and will always be, to kill, still and destroy. Once he knows our soul is off the table, that we are saved, the enemy wants to steal our joy and destroy our witness.

Social media can be such a Kingdom building place, but it can also be a contentment killer.

Kaitlin shares her take aways from Annie F. Downs podcast episode with Adam Weber, a pastor from Sioux Falls, South Dakota , Embrace Church. He is also the author of a new book called “Talking With God”.  Adam talks about how pastors are real people, not to be put on a pedestal.  Adam is honest with his short comings and his congregation knows him as a person first.  Adam’s book Talking With God: What To Say When You Don’t Know How To Pray is a treasure. God does not compare His children to one another. God does not compare our prayers. God is simply looking for His kids to come to Him wholeheartedly and be honest. Our honesty with God is the key to our intimacy with God. We can have as much of God as seek to.

He is available.

Are we?

Are our eyes fixed on Christ or is our head on a swivel?

Are we locking eyes with the ONE or comparing ourselves to the world around us?

Lean into Jesus. He fills our cup. He gives us our direction and next step.  We move forward splashing what we are full of!

What are we full of?

MAY WE STEER CLEAR OF COMPARING OUR SPLASH ZONES, WHILE STICKING CLOSE TO OUR BROTHER’S AND SISTERS IN CHRIST.

Shoulder to shoulder we stand, outward facing, not inward in “Holy Huddles”!

WE WERE MADE TO SPLASH TOGETHER!

LINKS TO RESOURCES REFERENCED:

http://www.anniefdowns.com/podcast/

“Talking With God” by Adam Weber, Pastor Embrace Church

http://adamweber.com

http://iamembrace.com

Elevation Church Podcast (episode on 2/5/17 with Perry Noble)

Christine Caine

Lysa Terkeurst

http://www.ourcityonahill.net/missing-the-messiah-by-katie-wilson/

https://psalm8110.com/2017/03/23/jesus-is-missing/

http://northpoint.org/messages/what-you-really-want/

***Godwink after podcast:

Just 2 days after recording this podcast, Katie attended the New Room Conference Tulsa with her friend and one of the conference speakers, Rica McRoy.  Little did she know going into this special one day gathering, that Adam Weber would be the keynote speaker.  After spending a day with Adam, Katie was marked by his hungry heart for Jesus, humility and sincere kindness.  He is most definitely leaving beauty marks in his wake that point the world around him to Christ!  His book really is a treasure you do not want to miss either!

Keep up with Kaitlin and Katie on their blogs at:

https://kaitlinbrookechappell.wordpress.com/tag/blog/

https://psalm8110.com or https://katiejwilson.com

**Intro and Outro music:

Huge shout out for local singer/songwriter and author, Deanna Wood, who wrote and sings the song “No More Secrets” for the community site, http://www.ourcityonahill.net.
Below are links to the full song, as well as Deanna’s testimony, as shared with Our City.

Deanna is also the author of “Unintended Target”, a Christian mystery and suspense novel. Check it out here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26863989-unintended-target

Connect with D.L. Wood on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dlwoodonline

“No More Secrets” by Deanna Wood https://www.facebook.com/OurCityOnaHill/videos/567070513430438/

“I Will Rejoice” by Deanna Wood

http://www.ourcityonahill.net/i-will-rejoice-by-deanna-wood/

Encouragement podcast

Katie Wilson View All →

Where my faith and creativity collide!
A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel
Forgiven and Free
Living a life that says:
COME AND SEE!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: