In this mini-series “Dating God’s Way” I teach about the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of dating. In this video I go over why it is important to Guard your Heart and how to do it so you save your heart for the spouse God has for you!
This is the last and final video with my interns. I am certainly going to miss them for it has been such an amazing year. I asked each one of them to share the biggest thing they learned about God this year and asked them to tell you one thing they would encourage you about God.
You have to watch it. SOOOOO GOOD!! I love listening to their hearts about the Lord!
Jealousy is a hard thing to deal with. But how to do you know if you are Jealous? Are you Jealous? In this video I describe what jealousy really looks like and what steps to take to getting rid of your jealousy!
Kris Vallotton – 4 Steps to Overcoming Jealousy:
I was able to interview one of my favorite people in the whole wide world which is my nephew Christopher. In this video he shares how in his grandpa’s last days he was able to lead him to the Lord but only after asking day in and day out.
You have got to see this interview it will encourage you that to never give up on tell those you love about Jesus!
Last video I talked about what Self Identity was and where you can get it from. In this video I share how it comes out in your actions and how it affects every single aspect of your life.
But there is hope, there is freedom and only knowing our true identity is in Christ can we truly have freedom and peace in every aspect of our lives!
It’s hard being a wife and a mother. It is hard having a career and doing daily activities. But even more for Kelli having her husband risk his life every day for the sake of others can wear on you. Listen to Kelli’s testimony of how God helps her not to be overwhelmed by the day ins and outs of life.
I was one of the 7 women that was asked to give a story on faith for the women’s retreat.
God told Me to head to another state to give a message to a someone I had never met. Through many trials and obstacles My husband and I husband made it to Florida but how were we going to find the person God had in mind.
Every year my church puts on one of the most phenomenal women’s retreat. Women are healed emotionally and physically. There are those that give their lives to Christ. And even some that come out of bondage of depression, anxiety, emotional turmoils or other mental battles. This year I was asked to video and edit 7 testimonies of women giving a story on how they had faith to trust God in their circumstance. Each of the women’s stories were so different but so powerful.
Submission seems like such a gross word! I mean who wants to submit to anyone let alone their husbands. In this video I talk about God’s point of view on wives submitting to their husbands and how the Lord took me on a journey from hating that word “Submission” to understanding the beauty of God’s design for it.
This weeks subject as you can see from the video to this post is Loving Your Neighbor. We hear that phrase thrown around a lot but don’t always know the depth or severity of it. We don’t always realize that means people we love and people that we don’t like. To Love Your Neighbor as Yourself is not only to show love to those that love you back but to those that hate you and want nothing to do with you.
As I was asking God to show me what to write for this blog he brought me to the parable of the Good Samaritan. I have read that parable so much I could tell it to you with my eyes closed and yet the Lord always points something new out when I read or study it.
As you may or may not know, the story Jesus told is about a man who was robbed, beaten severely, clothes taken, and left for dead. As he was laying on the side of the road a priest (Jewish religious leader) came and saw the man, crossed the street to walk on the other side and left the man. Then a Levite, the priest right hand man, did the exact same thing. Saw the beaten up man, crossed the road, and went on his way.
Then a Samaritan comes along. Now we always put a good in front of Samaritan but the Jews did not think the same. The Jews and Samaritans had a history with each other. They could not stand one another. Mainly due to religious differences they had. They couldn’t see eye to eye on where to worship or who was God’s chosen people were, etc. They disliked each other so much that the leaders of each group told their people not to talk, associate, or be in the others territory. That is quite the hatred they had for each other.
So for Jesus to use a Samaritan to save the day was pretty radical. To make the Samaritan the hero was not what a good Jew should be saying. In the parable the Samaritan had pity on the Jewish man that was beat up. He bandaged his wounds, put oil over the mans body, took him into town, got him a room, and then told the inn keeper if there is any more expenses that he did not pay for then he would be back to pay the extra.
Don’t you see to Love one’s neighbor as yourself means you treat people the way you want to be treated whether you can see eye to eye with them or not. You show respect and kindness even when they don’t like you and have spoken ill of you. You bless those who cures you. Pray for those who hate you. When a person is in need, whether they like you or not, you help them.
Loving people comes without strings attached in God’s eyes. God wants us to love people even when there is nothing in return. As the book of Luke puts it:
“But Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
The way God wants us to love each other isn’t easy and it can hurt doing it, but in the end it is worth it. And even when you can’t love your enemies God will give you the strength and love you need in order to do so, all you need to do is ask.
Love Your Neighbor is no joke and it is not easy. God calls us to a high standard of loving others as ourselves. But God wouldn’t ask us to do anything he doesn’t do. God loves everyone including those that hate him and want nothing to do with him and He expects the same thing out of us. Even when people treat us bad, hate us, or speak ill of us we are still supposed to love and respect them.
This video is all about Loving your neighbor: who your neighbor is and what that looks like.