EP. 10: A Contagious Faith
28 min

Everyone has someone in their life that they hope comes to know our loving God. Who is that for you? In today’s episode of God Hears Her, Elisa and Eryn compile a list of faith-sharing tips that can guide us through conversations with those on our “Most Wanted List”—those we most want to know Jesus. Join along and hear how God can use us as a voice for Him.

Notes and Quotes: 

  • Make a “Most Wanted List”: A list of people you most want to come to know the God you love.
  • “There is somebody in everybody’s mind that they wish would come to know the God they love.”
  • People who don’t know Jesus think of people who do know Jesus as hypocritical, judgmental, or too political.
  • “A really big reason I don’t talk about Jesus that much is because I’m afraid I am going to get it wrong.”
  • “You really can’t argue with a story. So if we can be as confident in our story (that involves our faith and God) as someone is with their story, then we don’t need to apologize for who God is. We can simply share who He has been to us.”
  • Faith Sharing Tips: Know what your story is, know how to tell your story, know how to ask other people about their story, know how to explain beyond the jargon of our faith, share through your actions, pray.
  • Understand that Jesus “has” the person you love. The timing and end result may not be the same as you want, but He has them.
  • Trust and believe that God will provide the words when you are trying to share about Him.
  • “In the end we do our own work by trusting that God has this.”

Links/Books/Resources Mentioned In Show: 

 

Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith
Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith
Sarah Young
Painful Endings and New Beginnings: Zim Flores & Kayla Stoecklein
Have you ever experienced the pain of reaching the end of something you loved—a relationship, a job, a phase of life? Looking back, how was God able to lead you from that loss into a new chapter? Entrepreneur and author Zim Flores is familiar with the pain of letting go. A few years ago, she gave up her highly successful company, Travel Noire, because she felt God calling her to move to a new place. Looking back, Zim can see how God worked all things together for her good, which she talks about in her new book called Dare to Bloom. Mental health advocate Kayla Stoecklein experienced the tragic loss of her young husband to suicide, just as he was hitting his stride as the lead pastor of a large church in California. Reeling from her new life as a widow with three young boys, Kayla began to reexamine the way she thought about mental health, and God helped Kayla use her story to begin helpful and healing conversations around this issue. Links, Products, and Resources Mentioned: Jesus Calling Podcast Jesus Calling book Other Interview of Interest: Brett Swayn Upcoming interview: Mike Weaver of Big Daddy Weave Zim Flores New book: Dare to Bloom Travel Noire Biafran War Mayo Clinic Bangalore John 15 Kayla Stoecklein New book: Fear Gone Wild Vanguard University Inland Hills Church Godsgotthis.com National Suicide Prevention Interview Quotes: “I don't think that it should be something that is a rarity for women and men of God to talk about God in a way that inspires people to think a little bit differently about God in their own lives.” - Zim Flores “I would say that my time in India being away from everything that I knew, everybody that I knew, speaking a different language completely, that was where my faith in God was strengthened.” - Zim Flores “Your sacrifice unto God is not for naught. He will honor that sacrifice, whether it is tomorrow, whether it's next month, whether it's five months or a year from now. God always makes good on His promises.” - Zim Flores “I am an open vessel. I think the best thing that we can be for God is available.” - Zim Flores “I believed with enough prayer that God would intervene, that God would save [Andrew]. I was willing to do whatever it took to beg God for that miracle, and we didn't get that miracle.” - Kayla Stoecklein “Oftentimes there's so much shame and stigma with that word suicide. I think oftentimes the family that's left in the shrapnel is afraid to say that word, is afraid to admit that it was a suicide and tries to hide it up or tries to cover it or thinks it's their fault. And I knew right away that it wasn't anybody's fault.” - Kayla Stoecklein “God was on the move and He handed me this microphone, and I couldn't look away. And so I kept sharing and I really, truly felt the presence of God like I had never felt in my entire life.” - Kayla Stoecklein “We serve a God that can squeeze so much purpose out of our pain and that can turn really horrible, horrific, ugly things into beautiful redemption stories for others.” - Kayla Stoecklein ________________________ 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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