Have you wrestled with an addiction to ministry? Bill & Kristi have a vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.
“The nearness of God is my good!” (Psalm 73:28) This is the message in Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23. Join Bill & Kristi in this new series, as they share life lessons from their beloved mentor Dallas. Today’s episode we are reminded that through Christ, we have all that we need!
After seeing the movie I Can Only Imagine, Bill & Kristi unpack the powerful and honest journey portrayed. The miraculous takes place when we allow the light of Jesus into the dark and difficult places in our lives. There is freedom and healing that comes when we trust Christ and his ambassadors in our lives to help us to fully receive his love and redemption.
“I’m fine,” we say. Men especially do this to be “strong” — much to the disappointment of family and friends (especially women!) who want more connection. Burying emotions is actually a weakness that disrupts life and ministry. Bill Gaultiere and John Loppnow, fellow pastors and counselors, share how they connect with their emotions and with God. John introduces “Immanuel Journaling” as a tool for self-awareness and prayer.
Emotion is an big part of who we are and how we relate to God and one another. Making the connection between ourself, our experiences our hurts today and those we encountered as a child is critical. Our willingness to recognize those connections can be life changing. Bill & Kristi share the power recognizing the impact of emotional trauma has in bringing wholeness and healing.
Have you ever found yourself feeling that you are falling short in your prayer life? It’s so easy to end up in a place of self-condemnation and discouragement. Bill & Kristi lead us to discover the beauty of surrendering to the Lord in prayer, allowing him to be our shepherd, and leaning into our dependance on Him.
When we try to rest, it is so easy to be overwhelmed with the things in our life that feel undone! We begin to judge ourselves and feel guilty for even trying to rest, and are tempted to get busy to make ourselves feel better. Join Bill and Kristi in a honesty conversation on the challenges we all face when learning to enter into real rest.
If our identity is rooted in what we do for Jesus rather than our relationship with him, we are tempted to be discouraged, overwhelmed, overworked and self-reliant. How do we allow ourselves to be real, vulnerable, honest with ourselves, with Jesus and with others and receive the rest we were designed for. Join Bill & Kristi in a beautifully honest conversation about our identity as Jesus invites us to rest in him.