Rush: Holy Spirit in Modern Life | A Practical & Prophetic Podcast for Men and Women

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Holy Spirit in Modern Life

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A Father’s Plea
One of my and Jennifer’s favorite daily prayers is attributed by ancient tradition to Saint Patrick, who’s also known as the Apostle to Ireland. This prayer is called “The Breastplate of St. Patrick” or “The Deer’s Cry.” And we love it because it’s beautiful and just a great prayer to start a day. Let me […]
Jan 22, 2019
The Trappings of Identity
Imagine a child getting ready before school. Imagine it’s cold outside—cold and windy and raining. Now imagine that, before she heads off for the day, the girl’s parents give her a brand new jacket. And when she goes outside, she feels warm in it. It’s comfortable, she feels safe in it. Immediately, she loves that […]
Jan 18, 2019
Overcoming Fear to Follow Me
It’s easy to assume that Jesus’ disciples were just special, that they were different from us. It’s easy to conclude that they must have had special wisdom or some super abilities—beyond anything we could ever muster. And if we do assume these things, how could we not become resigned to just this: going to church, […]
Jan 15, 2019
How to Live Deeper in the Kingdom
Our Father God gives us everything we need to live and thrive. We lack nothing—unless, of course, we reject His gifts and His provision. Now, you might respond, “I don’t reject those things! I welcome His help!” But we do reject His gifts and provision. We do it all the time. It’s our nature. It’s […]
Jan 11, 2019
The Fruit of Perseverance
And so, very often, we stop doing what we’re made to do. We stop looking for help from Jesus. We try to go it alone by coping alone. We isolate and look for escape. We deny and run and numb ourselves to the pain and fear—when what we’re meant to do is stand in them. […]
Jan 08, 2019
Scrap the Old Ways of Living
To follow Jesus means surrendering the old lives we’ve been living—with all our old belief systems and all our flawed thinking. Because Jesus wants our whole hearts, not just a small part of them. He wants His healing and goodness and love to penetrate and saturate our entire beings and every part of our lives—not […]
Jan 04, 2019
Getting to Know Joy, That Place in Your Heart
Does joy ever feel elusive to you? Do you ever have a hard time getting there and staying there—what with the routine and the distraction and the trouble of everyday life? We do too. But the way Holy Spirit talks about it, it doesn’t sound like it’s actually elusive at all, does it? It sounds […]
Jan 01, 2019
I Have So Much More to Give You
13:43
The apostle Paul gave us a great picture of trust when he wrote about the church in Macedonia in 2 Corinthians chapter eight. And the picture is striking. And challenging. It sure challenges us. Because Paul kind of called out the Corinthians. No, I shouldn’t say “called out.” He called them up—up into a new […]
Dec 28, 2018
A Refreshingly Different Way to Celebrate Christmas
16:11
Jesus’ love astonishes me. It just . . . astonishes . . . me. Here we are, on this Christmas day, our hearts feeling so many different emotions: We might be full of love and joy and gladness . . . or full of sorrow . . . or loneliness . . . or regret. […]
Dec 25, 2018
From the Heart of the Giver
16:44
Scripture says, “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations,” God chose us and “settled on us as the focus of his love.” That’s from Ephesians chapter one. He chose you to be His beloved son, His beloved daughter. He chose me. He “predestined us for adoption to himself.” He gave us “full legal adoption as […]
Dec 21, 2018
How To Rise In These Heavy Days
There is a heaviness in the world we cannot deny. Just look at the news. This heaviness is everywhere. And even if you decided to avoid the news, you can still feel the weight of it, just walking through your everyday life—hurt, injustice, your heart, along with all of creation, aching, longing. Whether we recognize […]
Dec 18, 2018
Healing Your Heart This Christmas
13:28
There is much to celebrate at Christmas time—and much to distract us too. It’s a season of goodness and love. But it’s also a season of noise and pressure. And it can be a season of loneliness and sorrow and loss. It’s easy to get caught up in the invitations—or temptations—to go and do and […]
Dec 14, 2018
The King You Follow
19:15
When I was young, my family had two nativity sets. And after Thanksgiving, both would appear somewhere in our house. One was made out of olive wood. Hand-carved camels and wise men, Mary kneeling, baby Jesus in the manger. My grandmother brought that one back from Israel, but it wasn’t delicate. It was solid and […]
Dec 11, 2018
What You Are Waiting For This Christmas
16:08
Advent marks the season of turning, of leaning our hearts and minds and souls toward the celebration of Jesus’ birth. This time is for appreciating and rejoicing in the Savior who has come—and for noticing our longing for the Savior who is still to come. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning […]
Dec 07, 2018
Uncomplicating the Word, “Father”
15:23
When this world fell, so long ago, everything broke. All relationships broke. Our relationships with each other, our relationships with ourselves, and our relationships with God—none of them are what they were . . . or what they will be. All of those relationships will be restored. But because we don’t know Him now as […]
Dec 04, 2018
The Definition of Real Leadership
If we try to figure out what leadership should look like by looking at leaders around us—at work, in our government, in our culture—things can get pretty confusing. So many of these “leaders” lead with wrong motives. They lead out of pride and greed, for acclaim and wealth—not for the good of their followers or […]
Nov 30, 2018
The Deep Place: Your Encounter with Jesus
Holy Spirit just said: “I have something for you to do now. A place to go. A way to see. And it takes looking deeper to find it.” Do you know that place? Your place? Do you want to find it? This place that Jesus created and keeps just for you—just for you and Him […]
Nov 27, 2018
God Doesn’t Play Hide And Seek With Us
Our God is not a faraway God, off busy somewhere else. He’s not a King who lives in some distant castle with high walls. It’s just the opposite, in fact. He is here. And His business is you. What He’s most interested in is relationship with you. Connection with you. Conversation with you. That’s what […]
Nov 23, 2018
How You Feel About God
God wants to help us identify what’s getting in the way of knowing Him more. Specifically, He wants to help us recognize any and all misconceptions we hold about who He is. I love this invitation. Because thinking rightly about God matters—it matters a lot. “The most portentous fact about any man [or any woman],” […]
Nov 20, 2018
The Greatest Change of Heart
Holy Spirit gives three things to do when we find ourselves having fallen into sin . . . again. He said we must confess. And we must repent. And then he said something a bit unexpected. He said we must accept His love. We’re all familiar with the first two steps. Confession—being honest and owning […]
Nov 16, 2018
Through Any Storm: You in Me, Me in You
What are you going through, my friend? What kind of season is this for you? Is it one of suffering? One of challenge? How hard is life for you in this present season? And how do you feel? Do you ever feel weary or frustrated or angry? Do you ever wish that something about this […]
Nov 13, 2018
Reciprocating God’s All-Consuming Love
Holy Spirit says that when we allow Him to love us, it’s like coming Home—coming back home to the loving God we left—either for a short while . . . or a long time. Jesus uses this same idea too, of coming home, when he tells The Parable of the Prodigal Son,” captured by Luke […]
Nov 09, 2018
Choices Change Everything
17:25
We have a choice, Holy Spirit says: “Let Me in, if you want; Keep Me out if you want. I will love you the same.” Our old selves, the physical parts of us that Scripture calls our “weak flesh,” are what make it difficult for us to let God in, to receive His love. These […]
Nov 06, 2018
How to Love God and Love Yourself
Jesus’ love for his bride, the church—for you and me, personally—is beyond anything that we can understand or imagine. Here on earth, we’ll never be able to fathom the full nature of it, the full depth and breadth of His love. In fact, our understanding of it will always be wrong. For no matter how […]
Nov 02, 2018
Prison of Resignation
16:23
The victim mindset is the belief that one’s identity is as a continual victim of bad circumstances, or of bad luck, or of bad genes, or of the bad behavior of other people. People who’ve adopted this mindset typically have been victimized and experienced trauma, on some level, at some point in the past, but […]
Oct 30, 2018
How to Pursue the Lost Ones You Love
16:38
When someone we care about doesn’t know Jesus, we might feel concern, confusion, impatience, fear, downright frustration. We might want the situation to change . . . yesterday.  We might feel like trying to push a little—to try ourselves to initiate a change. We might want to try to grab for some control—as we become […]
Oct 26, 2018
Relationship and Hope for the Broken Heart
Jesus reminds us that He knows what it’s like to experience pain, disappointment, and betrayal. He knows because He actually experienced them, as a flesh and blood man. He isn’t some high priest who doesn’t understand what we’re going through. He does understand. So, we can listen to Him. We can trust and follow Him. […]
Oct 23, 2018
Restoring the Kingdom
Our default position is often, “What can I do?” Looking at all the pain in the world, we think, “What difference can I make?” And this position is understandable until we consider this: The most powerful force in the world dwells within us, and that force is a person, and that person has chosen us […]
Oct 18, 2018
The Heart of Forgiveness
In the book, The Secret of Lasting Forgiveness, author Bruce Wilkinson addresses the “hidden connection between unforgiveness and torment.” Until we have forgiven the people who have wronged us, Wilkinson explains, we are not free; we are unable to enjoy peace. So, God draws us toward forgiveness because it’s good for the people we need […]
Oct 16, 2018
Battle Against Complacency
16:00
We’re in a battle. Even in the calm. Even on our most peaceful of days. Though we can’t see it, a spiritual battle rages all around us. Our enemy is fighting tooth and nail for our hearts and the hearts of our loved ones. He wants them, and he’ll do anything to have them. And […]
Oct 12, 2018
Knowing the Will of God
16:24
It’s a good and valid desire to want to know God’s will for our lives. A job decision is looming and we wonder what to do; a relationship is hard and we want to know how to respond. A family member is hurting and we wonder how we can help. So we call out to […]
Oct 09, 2018
Love Is Not Control
Let’s be honest, the people we care about most can drive us crazy the most. Am I right? They can hurt us. They can frustrate us. They can make bad choices. And all of that can make us want to do whatever it takes to protect them, to change them, to control them . . […]
Oct 04, 2018
The Transformation of Sin, Shame, & Pride
Our enemy, the great deceiver, the father of lies—he tries to convince us that whatever we’ve done is just so big and so bad, so different and so much worse, that it can never be fixed or forgiven or redeemed. This sin and this shame—and they have to go. Because, when sin remains and shame […]
Oct 02, 2018
The Reframing of Love
How well do you love the people in your life? In John chapter 13, Jesus’ gives us a commandment about that: to love each other as He does. He commands us to love just like He loves us and just as much as He loves us. Whoa, right? How’s that going? Well, in our lives, […]
Sep 28, 2018
Why It’s Time to Raise Your Head
The Apostle Peter told us what’s true about our identities, what’s true about our roles in the Kingdom of God. He wrote, “But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims […]
Sep 25, 2018
What Jesus Wants to Say
14:33
When we’re caught in the rush and charge of everyday life, when we’re putting out fires and checking things off lists, we pray. We’re followers of Jesus, and that’s what His followers do. Sometimes we forget to pray, of course. But not that often and not for very long. Sooner or later, we get there. […]
Sep 21, 2018
How to Begin Conversations with God
A conversation with God necessarily involves adoration. Because everything God does He does in adoration. There is just no way around it. He adores us, and he reveals it through His Son, through Jesus’ leadership and sacrifice; through Holy Spirit, through his personal pursuit of relationship with us; through the beauty and majesty of creation; […]
Sep 18, 2018
The Plunge Into Healing and Wholeness
14:05
We humans are always looking for more knowledge—as much as we can get. And why not? Knowledge improves our lives. We benefit from breakthroughs in health care. From technological breakthroughs. Humanity, collectively, learns so much more each and every day about ourselves and about this world and how it works—and things improve . . . […]
Sep 14, 2018
A Force Deeper and Greater
This world can feel like a maze—and we barely have enough time to find our way through each twist and turn. We think we’re doing the right things. Dealing with all the information coming at us; getting done the things we have to get done; making all the decisions that must be made. We try […]
Sep 11, 2018
Hope Without Limits (Pray that Impossible Dream)
16:07
We live in the physical world. A world with limits, with causes and effects. It’s a world of data and hard science and hard evidence. And we’ve lived here a long time. We’ve seen a lot of things, personally and up close. So, we’ve kinda come to know just what is possible and what is […]
Sep 07, 2018
You, The Most Beautiful Puzzle
13:37
It can be shocking just how asleep we can be to why we do certain things. Most of us are just pretty darn unaware of how our personalities shape our decisions, our habits, our relationships, our lives. What I mean by “personality” is sometimes also called the false self. These are the things—the defense mechanisms, […]
Sep 04, 2018
Dealing With Comparison and Envy
12:17
Comparison and envy are brothers . . . and they are thieves. They come and conspire and rob us of peace and joy and energy. And we open the doors. And we let them in. We open our lives to them when we decide to pursue lives of self-glory—rather than ones pursuing more of God. […]
Aug 31, 2018
The Promise
15:22
Being pressed on all sides. Crushed. Overwhelmed. These aren’t just ideas. These are realities that we feel. That we live. A marriage falling apart—lack of communication; distrust; wounds that feel impossible to heal. A job lost—fear about making ends meet; discouragement; disappointment of unrealized dreams. Sickness, addiction, loneliness, despair. We are being pressed. Persecuted. We’re […]
Aug 28, 2018
Battle to Freedom
In Galatians chapter five, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For freedom Christ has set us free.” He goes on to encourage us, “stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” We try to live according to the Law just as much as Christians did in Paul’s time. It’s just that our […]
Aug 24, 2018
Life-Time
14:25
God says, “You are what I love most.” Do you believe that? Do you believe that, in love, He made you? Do you believe that He made you for love? Do you believe that He made you so He would have someone to love? Do you believe that He does indeed love you, despite your […]
Aug 21, 2018
What Saves When You Doubt Your Very Worth
14:57
Eugene Peterson wrote a book about reading the Bible called Eat this Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading. In it he writes about the tremendous impact the Bible has on us when we read it—not passively, not gingerly—but with expectation, excitement, gusto. The Bible, after all, is not just some set of […]
Aug 17, 2018
How to Make the Walls Come Down
We each have walls behind which we hide—hide from other people, hide from our true selves, hide from God. We’ve built bunkers over the years, as defenses for ourselves after we’ve made bad choices, or after we’ve had terrible things done to us. We convince ourselves it’s safe behind those walls. And years go by. […]
Aug 14, 2018
A New Way to Look at Purity
12:56
“The flame of purity is lit . . . in you. You carry it. It burns within you . . . despite your failings, despite how you fall.” “Stay close. I purify you. I purify you. My Son makes you clean.” Wow . . . It’s a bit much to take, isn’t it? Jesus does […]
Aug 10, 2018
The Key to a Changed Perspective
As we grow and mature in faith, it’s important to, at some point, come to know Holy Spirit, personally. Now, I get it. The prospect of that may seem a bit daunting. Or the process by which we do it may seem a little unclear. You might be saying, “I know He dwells within my […]
Aug 07, 2018
Relationship and Hearing the Voice of God
13:01
When we think about our idols, it’s easier to focus on material things than it is to focus on people. When we consider whether certain people in our lives, certain relationships, might have become idols for us, it can almost feel like we’re being disloyal to them or irresponsible. We’re designed by God to love, […]
Aug 03, 2018
From Passivity to Justice
10:22
The movements of our new hearts are one way God teaches us what is ours. For our new hearts are made and empowered by Him to notice, to care, to move more for certain people and certain needs: and when their needs are met, our hearts are satisfied; and when they aren’t, our hearts hurt […]
Jul 31, 2018
When You Ask Me What Worship Is
14:17
Pouring out the love God has poured into us. Back and forth. In and out. Neverending. That’s how we are made to live. That’s how we are made to worship. It’s an exchange. It’s always an exchange. He loves us; we love Him back. He speaks to us, protects us, rescues us, surprises us and […]
Jul 27, 2018
Renewal and Dreams
12:08
Do you trust that God can change you—that He can do something new and good in you? Or do you ever believe you’re just too far gone to be molded by loving hands, shaped by the One who knows you, who adores you? Do you believe in His original plan for your life—that you are […]
Jul 24, 2018
When It’s Time to Relax: Eyes on Me
11:07
We’ve been indoctrinated by the world. We’ve been conditioned by culture to believe that this is all up to us—everything in our worldly lives, everything in our spiritual lives too. It’s all up to us. We’ve been indoctrinated, but we’ve also been deceived. You see, when we simply want more God in our lives, as […]
Jul 20, 2018
Writing Your Story
11:47
Abraham and Moses, David, Peter, and Paul. Rahab and Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, and Priscilla. These people lived great stories—and they’re captured in Scripture. But what about you? And what about me? Many of us assume Biblical figures like these are just special—different from us. We assume we cannot live like them—that our stories will […]
Jul 17, 2018
You Are Not A World Carrier
14:03
Ironically, we try to carry the burdens of the world in order to regain control—as a way to try to limit our pain and fear. But when we shoulder burdens that are not ours to carry—that are too heavy for us to carry as mere men and women—our pain and fear just increase. So, what […]
Jul 13, 2018
The Way to Me
14:45
Though we cannot see him, the true ruler of this world is an enemy hell-bent on our destruction. In First John chapter five, the Apostle John wrote, “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” Jesus rules us—you and me—His followers, and He’ll rule the world to come. But, for now, right […]
Jul 10, 2018
The Refreshment
13:18
New life is something we get to do, right now. We don’t have to wait. We don’t need to make complicated something that is actually quite simple. And it is simple and available. But it is not easy. Because getting to new life requires a journey of descent—descent into death. Death to the way we […]
Jul 06, 2018
How to Find Your Way Back to God
13:56
Only when we connect confession with repentance do we complete the process. You see, confession is making our sins known—to God, to spouses, to trusted friends. Repentance, though—repentance involves turning from those sins; turning our backs on our old selves, on the people who committed those sins—so we can change. Repentance is saying, we don’t […]
Jul 03, 2018
Obedience and the Beginning of Love
13:55
Confession—real, raw confession—confession that stings—is a critical component of a healthy spiritual life. It’s also an essential element of robust Christian community. We may not like it, we may not want to admit it, but we all need to be known, truly known—and to be accepted by our friends and family still. The culture of […]
Jun 29, 2018
To Inhabit Love (You Have to Know Who God Is)
14:42
Is God’s personality hard or soft? Is He full-time or part-time? Does He know you? Does He know you well or just a little? Is he proud of you, or sometimes disappointed? Does He love you easily or does He tolerate you? Does He like you? Is He a disciplinarian? A judge? Are his expectations […]
Jun 26, 2018
Taste of Heaven
13:10
We are becoming more, and God is giving us more. With God, there is always more. Even here. Even now. So how do we learn to say yes to that reality—the reality of heaven now—while we’re still yet here in our earthly lives? How do we turn from the things of this world—with their demands […]
Jun 22, 2018
The Rescue From Self-Contempt
18:37
Do you have anything in your life that’s hard to get rid of that you got from your family? Is there something that you find yourself doing, or a belief you hold—something that’s negative, something that’s dysfunctional—something that hurts other people, hurts relationships, or hurts you—that was present in your family growing up? Something your […]
Jun 19, 2018
How To Experience Your Best (Day) Ever
11:30
We are each made to experience God differently. While He is the same Father, the same King, the same Spirit, the same rock on which we stand, we each hear His voice uniquely. We have experiences with him that are different than anyone else’s. And your saying yes to these unique opportunities can make any […]
Jun 15, 2018
The Fight for Hope
13:48
The brutal battlegrounds that are our lives can make it feel, sometimes, like hope is lost. Or that hope is a thing for everyone else, but not for us. Not you. It can begin to feel like hoping for something better is something you do in dreams and fairy tales and movies. One of the […]
Jun 12, 2018
Reading Lessons (How to Read the Map of Your Heart)
11:16
The way is not easy. These lives of ours. The journey is hard. There are tough climbs and perilous descents. There are confusing treks through thick jungles and dark valleys. There are exhausting marches across arid deserts and bleak wastelands. There is dreariness and fatigue and loss. But there is adventure and majesty and wonder […]
Jun 08, 2018
The Uncovering
14:05
When we make the decision to follow Jesus, when we repent and believe—that’s the point at which we’re washed clean and made new. It’s about that point that Paul said, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (ESV, 2 Corinthians 5:17) This […]
Jun 05, 2018
Love and Death
12:11
Love makes us feel fragile—and the heartache of loss can feel too great, sometimes, to bear. Going one day at a time, looking to our Father for comfort, for peace, for hope, in the midst of our heartache, is what we must do. And the healing comes, bit by bit. Our Jesus was a man […]
Jun 01, 2018
A Good Day
11:24
It is often beliefs we hold—beliefs we’ve held for a long time—that prevent us from believing what God says to us. These are usually beliefs about ourselves and our worth, and they run counter to what God says is true. This probably isn’t much of a surprise. You’ve no doubt experienced, at some point, how […]
May 29, 2018
The Secret to Knowing What to Do (and How to Love)
11:55
We live in a world that’s broken. Desperate need is everywhere. He hear people—lots of people—tell us every day how much they need. Our time, our help, our resources. And many of these claims are 100% our responsibility to act upon, like the claims of people to whom we are personally obligated—our family members, our […]
May 25, 2018
The Road (to Freedom)
13:08
How do we stay close to Jesus, even in the midst of our crazy busy lives? How do we keep from forgetting our Abba Father as we blaze through our lists of things that must get done? How do we find the freedom to find God today? Here’s a place to start: let’s remember what […]
May 22, 2018
True Champion
13:40
Passivity. Or aggression. Both reveal the states of our hearts . . . and the level of our pride. Because both of these tactics come out of hearts that have hardened. Both approaches reveal how we’re struggling to trust God. Because, whether it’s through self-protection or manipulation or sheer force, what we’re really doing is […]
May 18, 2018
Getting Yourself Out There Again (When Community Hurts)
12:37
Trusting people is risky. It makes us vulnerable. And when we’re vulnerable we can be hurt. Trusting people opens us to the richness and goodness of relationship, yes. But it also opens us to the potential for pain. We give the people we trust the opportunity to wound our hearts. And some people will. Some […]
May 15, 2018
A New Heart (The Details of a Day)
12:05
Surrendering our hearts to Jesus is no small thing. No, it is everything. Surrendering will not make our problems go away. The financial pain. The health struggle. The relationship heartache. But it will give us vision, perspective, a new way to see our circumstances. And, as difficult as it might be to imagine, it will […]
May 11, 2018
Not Okay
14:42
When we are overwhelmed, stressed out, maxed out, distraught . . . When we’re brokenhearted, furious, depressed, or just done . . .  it’s hard to be okay with letting ourselves feel, feel all the emotions of the moment. We’d much rather they just stop. We’d rather shut them down, toughen up, fix ourselves, regain […]
May 08, 2018
How to Be Fearless (in the Midst of Your Pain)
11:10
How do we keep going when it hurts? When an argument feels bigger than an argument. When someone’s hurt us. When we’ve said things we didn’t mean, or things we did mean, but we regret. When words have cut deep. When we struggle to forgive–forgive ourselves or another. How do we know what to do […]
May 04, 2018
Imagination and Going Deeper
11:05
You, my friend, are being invited to go on an adventure, right now. You’ve been asked some questions: Do you want Holy Spirit to pour himself into your mind so that you experience what you have never imagined before? Do you want him to help you imagine what your eyes cannot yet see? To do […]
May 01, 2018
How the Wind Moves (and Brings Peace)
11:51
We’re desperate for a bit of peace. Aren’t we? Peace seems so scarce these days, in these busy lives of ours, with the pace of our world. But here’s the thing about peace . . . we cannot seek and attain it ourselves. We cannot work and achieve peace on our own. Not the peace […]
Apr 27, 2018
Exquisite You (Incomparable)
11:49
We are experts at comparison. We compare our appearance, our jobs, our families, our relationships, our intelligence, our homes . . . Anything that can be measured we measure. And the things that can’t be measured? Well, we find a way to determine their worth too. It is exhausting, this treadmill of comparing ourselves. We […]
Apr 24, 2018
Beauty: It’s More Than You Think
15:15
Many external things influence how we define beauty. Culture . . . family . . . friends . . . technology. These all have a direct and powerful effect on what we think is beautiful. They’re difficult to ignore, aren’t they? And so these things often shape how we perceive ourselves, and how we interact […]
Apr 20, 2018
A Different Kind of Rescue—and the Cost
12:07
God’s plans are bigger and better than anything we could ever devise. So, how do we begin to look for, and allow for, His rescue, rather than to attempt our own? Are you done yet plotting on your own? Trying to figure out life, all by yourself? How do we begin to trust that our […]
Apr 18, 2018
Where Performance Comes In
10:07
How do you get free of the exhausting drive to perform and achieve, free of those urges, deep within, to earn worth and acceptance by chasing worldly success? Do you want to get free? How do you entrust your worth and your heart to Jesus, instead of to this culture we live in? Is that […]
Apr 18, 2018
The Hard Things
11:09
How do you get to the place where your heart believes that God, your Good Father is—right here, right now—the one you can count on, no matter what? How do you get to the place where your heart believes that Jesus is with you in the flames? How do you begin to see that He is with […]
Apr 18, 2018
What to Do With the Skepticism You Can’t Even See
12:24
How do we become more aware of the voice and presence of God? There is a lot of mystery here, of course. But it seems to always start with simply being quiet . . . and making our hearts and our minds present and available. In this episode, we seek to get rid of anything that’s […]
Apr 17, 2018
Introducing Rush: Holy Spirit in Modern Life
We believe that when praying is less petition and more listening, Holy Spirit moves us into deeper relationship with Him. And there’s nothing we need more. Yes, we know it can be hard to slow down, quiet our minds and hearts and bodies before God. Our culture’s pace of hurry and hustle, prove and move, […]
Apr 07, 2018