How to Pray for Your Unsaved Spouse: The Power of a Testimony

Are you serving Jesus alone in your home? Are you tired of doing life with Jesus alone? Friends, be encouraged by their story.  In this episode, we hear the powerful testimony of Chevas and Josh. Josh followed Jesus. Chevas didn’t. Tune in to hear their story and the role prayer played in Josh’s life. Life was hard for them when Josh gave his life to Christ. Now they follow God together and we all get to listen to Chevas lead us in worship every week! AMEN!

“You never know how close someone is.”-Chevas

“I was reading divorce books. Looking for a way out. ” Josh

“You can’t out run God and a praying spouse.” Chevas

This show will bless anybody who lives with people who don’t follow Jesus. Maybe they believe in God, but don’t want to come to church with you. Whatever your situation is, I know you will be encouraged by this episode!! You aren’t ALONE and all of Heaven is for you!

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As always!

Praying for ya’ll

xoxo-Lauren

 

Friends with God Podcast Ep-006 How to Know and Make Peace:Blessed are the Peacemakers

There was time in my adult life where I didn’t believe in Heaven. It seemed like a load of you know what to me that people believed in to make their hearts feel happier when life got hard. There was another time in my life when I gave up on prayer completely. The weight of all the evil in the world hit a little too close to home and I found myself thinking what’s the point?  Then there was the time I felt the most powerless in the world, had little hope, and wanted answers…But I didn’t stay there…Obvs.

In this episode of the Friends with God podcast we take a look at how Jesus ended the Beatitudes. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” Sons of God receive the inheritance. I am here to testify how I met Jesus as Prince of Peace, and the hope that comes with it.  The conclusion to the beatitudes has so much encouragement in them. I hope you enjoy!

As Always, Praying for Ya’ll!

xoxo-Lauren

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The Peacemakers are called sons of God. Sons and daughters receive the inheritance. Tune in to find out what we should expect and why we might not be feeling very "blessed"
Jesus says peacemakers are called sons of God. Sons get the inheritance. These glorious riches include mercy, vision, more hope, power, and lots more. Why aren’t more people living this kind of life? They might not be a peacemaker yet. Tune in to the podcast and be encouraged by how Jesus ends the Beatitudes.

Friends with God (EP 05): How to Get to the Good Part of Following Jesus; My missing link

Can I get to good part of being a Christian please?

If I was “doing” everything right in my life. If I was saved by grace, mourned my sin, was hungry and thirsty for righteousness…then why wasn’t I having any of the good stuff about being a Christian? Where was all the joy and peace I was promised? I talk a lot about how Jesus can change lives, but I realized I’ve never shared the truths that changed mine.

In this episode I’ll share what scripture says about mercy and what it looks like in the believer’s life. It seems like an easy thing to understand, but my life didn’t match it AT ALL. I had a false understanding. I don’t think I’m alone. If mercy has such a simple definition, then what was the problem?

It simply doesn’t get enough attention.

We’ve been going through the Beatitudes and the process of the maturing believer; poor in spirit, mourning sin, trusting God, and being  hungry for righteousness. (It’s easy to catch up, just check out podcast player under podcast tab.)

Mercy begins the section of the Beatitudes describing the mature believer. This is why it’s super important for believers to understand how the enemy distorts how mercy in the believer’s life is played out. It’s my opinion that a proper understanding of mercy will change your walk with Jesus. It’s certainly changed mine.

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Praying for ya’ll!

xoxo-

Lauren

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How kind are your thoughts about yourself? Understanding mercy changed this for me.
Do you really understand Mercy? Ask yourself this;What do you say about yourself in your thoughts? How kind are you to yourself?

FWG 004 Learning to Trust God;Meekness

Steps to trusting God.

Learning to trust God can be Really. Really. Really. HARD!! Meekness is how we do that. In this episode we take a look at what meekness is and the role it plays in the life of the believer. It’s my favorite thing to talk about because it’s how we learn God is good. It’s my opinion that seeking meekness is the game changer in the believer’s life!

As always!

Praying for ya’ll!

xoxo-Lauren

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FWG Episode 03: Preacher Man Chats: Is Friendship with God Possible?

In this episode of the Friends With God podcast, I interview a special guest, Jason Britt, pastor of Bethlehem Church in Winder, GA.  Friendship with God is the name of my podcast and blog, but is it even possible? It’s not something you see a lot in scripture. Friendship with Jesus, yes. But what about friendship with God? Tune in to find out! Jason and his wife, Nan, have been such a blessing to our church and community. I love their heart for Christ and community! I can’t wait to hear how this message impacts you and how you view God.

Praying for y’all!

xoxo-

Lauren

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Episode 001: Finding the Humanity of Jesus; A Beatitudes Study

Finding the Humanity in Jesus.
Struggle with relating to Jesus as a human? Me too! Not anymore!

 

Welcome to the Friends with God podcast! In this episode we begin a five part series on finding the humanity of Jesus in the Beatitudes. Raised in church, I had trouble separating “super hero” Jesus in my mind. My life began changing when the gospel stories became facts about the person of Jesus Christ. It’s my hope you are able to trust Jesus with more parts of your life after this study on the Beatitudes!

As Always!
Praying for ya’ll!

Lauren

 

Have troubles relating to Jesus? Me Too! Not anymore.
Finding the humanity of Jesus changed my time in the word. It’s my hope it helps change yours!

 

How to NOT Yell at Your Kids all Summer

HOw to NOt yellat your kidsAll summer-2 practical tips

Ya’ll… only 10 more days of having to get small people up and out the door by 7:15.  Who am I kidding…. 7:25, but the point is SUMMER IS HERE!! This is celebration time because ya’ll know I struggle with punctuality and a break from the shame brought on by the tardy bell is welcomed with open arms!

This also means more hours in the day for me to hear I’m hungry. I’m bored. She hit me!

I am normally a pretty patient person, but I’m also a screamer if I don’t make a plan to specifically NOT be a screamer!

Yes, it’s totally normal to lose it on your kids, but we can’t forget how powerful our words actually are. Check out this short video (3 min) below to learn 2 strategies to use INSTEAD of screaming.  I’ve used them before and they totally kept me from sinning and destroying my kids with my words, tone, and actions. I’m also going to be praying for all mamas for the summer!

Prayer precedes a move of God, let’s pray God moves in our responses to our children this summer! Tweet that

If you are like me, you might not quite be at the singing praises stage. Here are some promises to yell instead!

If you have to yell, yell this!

And remember, your words are so powerful. Speaking these truths over your children will plants seeds and write truths on their little misbehaving hearts!

The tounge

Praying for y’all!

xoxo-Lauren

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the gift of motherhood. Thank you for Jesus. Father God bless this summer break with lots of love and laughter. Help us to remember how powerful our words are and remind us of the truths you want us to speak over our children. Thank you for seasons and I pray a special blessing over every mama. Jesus help us to know how much you love us and teach us to swim in grace when we screw up. Help us to live open handed lives with our children. We love you, Jesus. You are everything.

In Jesus name I pray,

Amen