Christian Spirituality books & podcasts, MarisaRickerson.com
Bible Study, Christian living podcasts, Spiritual Devotional Books, MarisaRickerson.com #Chrisitianity,Prayer,christian,women,bible…
10-min Parable: Put it on His Shoulders
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.
10-min Parable: Holy Spirit Dectector
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!
5-min Parable: Thankfulness Draws God!
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)
10-min Parable: Closer than a Brother
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.
10-min Parable: Healed by His Stripes!
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
5-min Parable: His Grace is like Solder!
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.
10-Min Teaching: Overcoming Jealousy
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)
10-min Teaching: Overcoming Control
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
10-Min Teaching:Know God's Love by Faith
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!
10-Min Teaching: Overcome with Testimony
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."
10-Min Teaching: Ebbs & Flows (Pt 1&2)
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)