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Are false burdens wearing you out and making you a miserable person!? It’s a trap many of us fall into. Anxiety comes when we handle things we are not equipped to deal with alone. Worry is a sign it's time to partner with God through prayer. We honor Christ when we put the "government" or the operation and orchestration of our life events on His shoulders. True childlike faith is when we recline/trust/rely on Him. Join Marisa on today's podcast and learn to put your burdens on His shoulders.
We depend on anti-virus software to detect and cleanse viruses from our computers. In the same way, we need to call on the Holy Spirit to detect and cleanse our families from viruses of deception. He is the Spirit of TRUTH and is with us at all times. 1 John 2 says, "You have an anointing from the Holy One...the anointing teaches you about all things." In westernized churches, too little emphasis is placed on knowing the Spirit's anointing. Today's podcast will help you live in the anointing!
When someone expresses appreciation for you, think about how it energizes your relationship with them. In the same way, our relationship with God HINGES on our expression of appreciation. God responds to our thanksgiving! Being grateful is one of the highest forms of faith. If we want to experience an outpouring of God in our lives, it will start with an attitude of thanksgiving. (photo from timbercreekdesign.com)
Jesus wants us to count on Him even more than we do our spouses, bff's, or family. If we are honest, it's easier to put more belief in them than we do Him! He tells us in John that it is to our advantage that He is no longer with us in the flesh but in the Spirit. Do we believe it? There is a battle to be waged over this kind of faith. Join Marisa on today's podcast in asking Jesus to renew soft-hearted belief that He really is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
This is not just truth...it really happened to the God-Man, Jesus: "He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole." Join Marisa on today's podcast as she sheds understanding on how to apply this truth and make it a reality in your own struggles. MarisaRickerson.com
God's grace is like a soldering gun. When we apply God's grace, it can melt the very hardest places in our lives. Did you notice all the all’s in today's verse? Webster’s definition of “all” is “any whatsoever; being the utmost possible; everything being taken into account and everything else; in any and every way; to any extent.” However, most Christians’ concept of grace is not this generous. Join Marisa on today's podcast in order to get rooted and grounded in a rich belief in God’s grace.
Tired of being controlled by that green-eyed monster called Jealousy?! Jealousy is total opposite of God's nature: Christ is all-generous and focused on blessing others. Jealousy makes us greedy, self-centered people who don't want good things to happen to others. In God's economy, we reap what we sow. What issue of your heart are you ready to get rid of? Then it's time to sow the opposite! Join Marisa on this podcast and learn how to overcome jealousy.(photo mypleasurecolumn.wordpress.com)
When we are driven by a need to control others, and even control God, it destroys our peace and maims our relationships. Religious people (like the Pharisees) can be the worst control freaks, and we do it all in the name of "being led by the Holy Spirit"! Join Marisa on today's podcast and learn how to quit controlling others and instead release them into Christ’s unique purpose. For more, visit MarisaRickerson.com
Do you struggle feeling God;s love for you? Is it hard for you to believe He hears you and cares for you? After a long struggle with these issues, God spoke to my heart, "It takes faith to know I love you! It takes faith to believe you are completely accepted and forgiven. It's time to walk by faith." Stop feeling alone, unworthy, and disqualified as you experience Christ’s companionship, empowerment, and full acceptance. Believing feels like walking on water, but that is the life of faith!
Testifying is simple, just follow the example of early Christians in the Bible: Christ healed them, touched them, encountered them, and then they went around telling others about it! I don't know about you, but when someone experiences God I love to hear about it! Testimony that is born out of an encounter with the Living Christ and His Living Word has Living Power! Join Marisa for today's podcast to learn how "We overcome by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb."
Have you ever been in a season of God's favor, only to find yourself stripped down to a season of drought where you sense ZERO activity of God?! Just as we accept the natural laws of ebb & flow, we must accept the spiritual laws of ebb & flow without being swept into despair & discouragement! God knows if a dry season lasted forever we would lose hope! A perpetual green season would lose us to pride! God has not drawn us this far to abandon us & leave us unfulfilled! (Photo poetry.rapgenius.com)
Do you long to live in uninterrupted fellowship with God? Christ purchased for us the right to experience our Father's unconditional love and acceptance. It's time to deal the death blow to our number enemy called, SHAME. Shame makes us hide from God and keeps us stuck in performance-based-acceptance cycles of defeat. Join Marisa today for a powerful message that will help you overcome shame! MarisaRickerson.com
We are to test ourselves and see if we are in the faith. From time to time we need to inspect ourselves to make sure of this: "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ." Today's parable moment with Marisa, will help you understand the importance of thinking outside the box in regards to your relationship with God's ... See More
Are you having trouble gaining a godly perspective in the midst of your trial? Painful trials can become all-consuming. Christ wants us to know that none of our trials will be wasted. In fact, every trial that feels like a pile of waste has the potential to become powerful fertilizer that can usher abundance into your life. This seems impossible during your trial, but as an act of faith, begin giving Him God thanks that He will surely come and redeem it all!
Are you hungry to hear God's voice? Then don't discount the real possibility that Christ is speaking through your enemies! On today's podcast, Marisa recounts her own experience, as well as Biblical precedents, of how God may be delivering the messages and resources we need through our enemies. Join Marisa and learn to have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to you, even through your enemies! MarisaRickerson.com
Spirituality can be defined as having a small time gap between sin and repentance. God is our ever-present audience of one. However, so often we become separated from Him by the veil of shame that erects itself after we make mistakes (which for some of us happens on average every 30 seconds!) Listen to today's podcast to overcome shame and get back to living for His approval alone. MarisaRickerson.com
Have you noticed that a huge perk with our reliance on written communication (texts and emails) is that we can easily confirm and recall things that are important?! In the same way, God gave us His Written Word so that we do not have to be confused or forgetful about important things. On today's podcast, Marisa helps you understand the importance of God's Word in your quest to know God and hear His voice. Photo from www.examiner.com MarisaRickerson.com