It's Time to Get Off the Fence
29 min

Are you frustrated with your decisions, knowing you need to put God first? Today's message could help you move forward in the plans He has for you!

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith
Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith
Sarah Young
Life’s Green Light & Red Light Moments: Matthew McConaughey & Rebecca Alonzo
Many of us can think back on a moment—or many moments—that defined our lives for better or worse. But when we’re actually in that moment, it’s hard to see how it could potentially shape who we are down the road. It’s not usually until later that we can look back and see how God was working everything together for good. Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey recently pulled out thirty-six years of his journals, prepared to be ashamed and embarrassed by their contents. But when he flipped through the pages, he realized there was a through-line of beautiful moments, lessons, and experiences that all contributed to the man he is today. Author and speaker Rebecca Alonzo’s childhood was tainted by a member of her parents’ church who terrorized their family, ultimately leading to the tragic death of her mother and father. After years of wrestling with God, and being unable to see how He is good, Rebecca realized that she needed Him more than she needed to be mad at Him, and her anger dissolved into forgiveness, mapping out a new course for her future. Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned: Jesus Calling Podcast Free sample of Jesus Calling: Note-Taking Edition Jesus Calling book Past interview: Rebecca Bender and Patti Callahan Upcoming interview: Zim Flores Matthew McConaughey Greenlights book Just Keep Livin Foundation University of Texas at Austin Rebecca Alonzo The Devil in Pew Number Seven book rebeccaalonzo.com Ephesians 4:31 Romans 8:28 John 15:12 Interview Quotes: “I did go through an, ‘Okay, I need to figure out what matters and what doesn't’, because over one weekend my life changed so much.” - Matthew McConaughey, on the smash success of his film A Time to Kill “My family, one of the best traits we have is resilience.” - Matthew McConaughey "We need to take time where we stop and do inventory. That's what church is for me now . . . That's, Let's go back to our last week, who we were in it. How did we do?" - Matthew McConaughey “The thing that really surprised me about writing is that I was writing about the exact same stuff, the same questions at fourteen is the same question that woke me up at 2:32 AM last night, it's essentially the same stuff. And going back and looking at [my younger self] and really diving into it has been extremely valuable my life.” - Matthew McConaughey, on keeping a journal for 36 years “I can see myself in them and hear how they got back on the right track when they were on the wrong track. So that feels really good to me.” - Matthew McConaughey, on participants in his "just keep livin'" Foundation for youth “Our hands are on the wheel, but God's laying out the highway.” - Matthew McConaughey “I didn’t know if I was going to wake up in my bed, or if I was going to wake up in heaven.” - Rebecca Alonzo, on living through harassment as a child by a fellow townsperson “When I lost my adoring father, oh, wow. It just spun me into two years of really being angry at God. And I said, ‘Lord, Mom, when she died, a man shot her and took her life. But when dad died, Lord, You took him.’” - Rebeca Alonzo “I need God more than I need to be mad at Him. I need Him more than I need to blame Him, I need His wisdom, I need His direction, I need His comfort.” - Rebecca Alonzo “It takes energy to hold on to anger.” - Rebecca Alonzo “He knows everything that we've been through. He knows every thought that we struggle with. He knows every pain that we carry in our hearts. And every time God kept His promise.” - Rebecca Alonzo ________________________ Enjoy watching these additional videos from Jesus Calling YouTube channel: Audio Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PrbuwH Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2PsmEkJ What’s Good? Playlist: https://bit.ly/3i7VUlZ ________________________ Connect with Jesus Calling Instagram Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Jesus Calling Website
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God Hears Her Podcast
God Hears Her Podcast
Our Daily Bread Ministries
EP. 23: Freedom to Have Fun
“Adulting” can often make us feel bogged down by jobs, parenting, and other community responsibilities, and it can be difficult finding time to “play.” Elisa and Eryn look at the importance of loosening up and having fun, and why that needs to be a priority for all of us. It’s not a waste of time! In fact, we need to be intentional about it. Notes and Quotes: * “Why is it that when we get older we quit playing?” * “I can think of all the other priorities in my life, but play is not one of them. It feels selfish.” * “Maybe another reason we don’t play is because we need to give up a little control.” * “The hardest time of my life to play was when I was mothering young children. Because they are always playing, and you want them to, but you don’t have any time to play.” * “Try to enjoy play with [your kids], and then try to ask for a break. Ask for a sitter for the kids and go out for girl time or date night. And do something silly!” * “I think sometimes we think it’s reckless, and really it’s being faithful to play.” * Popcorn ideas of how we can begin to play: Do something you have never done! Take a pottery class. Learn to knit. Try oil painting. Be present. Play with your kids. Try to say, “Yes.” Get out in nature. Car karaoke. * “Play is for the very young. And when we are young, we aren’t scared to play. To play as an adult is to become yielded and vulnerable and open and exposed, and that is dangerous. We have learned we can be hurt in that condition.” * “Doesn’t God delight in that vulnerability when we expose ourselves to His love?” Links/Books/Resources Mentioned In Show: * Show Notes on godhearsher.org * God Hears Her website: https://www.godhearsher.org/ * Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-hears-her-podcast/id1511046507?utm_source=applemusic&utm_medium=godhearsher&utm_campaign=podcast * Download free lock screen: https://www.godhearsher.org/ * Elisa’s Instagram: @elisamorganauthor * Eryn’s Instagram: @eryneddy Verses Mentioned in Show: * Matthew 19:14 NIV “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019%3A14&version=NIV * Ecclesiastes 3:4 NIV “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%203%3A4&version=NIV
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