There are no ordinary moments in the life of the believer. Even the seasons of waiting and quiet rest are active parts of God’s grand adventure for your life. But what if you’re afraid during seasons of change, upheaval, doubt, or loss? Here are 5 ways to cultivate a heart for God’s adventure. After listening, visit the blog for a free 5-day devotional guide and a Spotify playlist featuring uplifting songs to fuel your passion for God's love and calling over your life. www.coreradiate.com/blog/adventure
*** NOTE: Glimmers in the Fog will be on a brief hiatus for the next three weeks. Kim will be back with a new episode on July 17th.***
The longings of our heart are each directly tied to a spiritual need in our lives. When something is lacking deep within us, we often resort to using the good elements and blessings of life as a primary source of comfort and happiness, rather than finding satisfaction in Jesus. When this occurs, we may not even realize that our hearts are gradually being enticed to love the gifts of God, more than the Gift-Giver Himself. Are you ready to draw your line in the sand and say, "enough is enough" when it comes to letting too much of a good thing squeeze out room for loving Jesus, serving others, and honoring God with your body and your life choices? Listen now as we explore what God’s Word has to say about moving from a self-fulfillment mindset to a soul-satisfying mentality. Afterward, visit the blog for a free 5-day devotional guide to take you deeper into the Word and prayer. www.coreradiate.com/blog/line-in-the-sand
Based on how God has spoken throughout the ages, there are six Biblical hallmarks of His voice that offer us critical insight into exactly what His voice sounds like — and of equal importance — what it does NOT sound like. If you are struggling to hear Him clearly or wondering how to confirm what you've heard is from Him, this episode is for you. After listening, visit the bottom of the blog post for a free five-day devotional and journaling guide to take you further into the Word. www.coreradiate.com/blog/hear-god-part-2
Jesus said His followers will know His voice, but if you're struggling to hear Him you may wonder what you're doing wrong. His voice is not likely to come in the way you imagine, and rarely will it be what you expect. But when you commit to preparing your heart to receive His guidance and lay aside all of your preconceived notions and any shreds of personal agenda, you become far more likely to discern His will. Listen now to learn about four ways to prepare your heart and eight ways He may choose to speak to you. After the podcast, visit the bottom of the blog post (www.coreradiate.com/blog/hear-God-part-1) for a free five-day devotional and journaling guide to take you further into the Word. (This episode is part 1 one of a two-part series. Next week’s podcast will reveal the hallmarks of God’s voice and how to confirm that what you hear is truly Him.)
We are told in the Bible that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, but what should you do when nothing in life seems to be good right now? How do we embrace what God allows into our lives when it seems like anything but good for us? If you have ever struggled with these doubts, then this message is for you. Listen now to discover the true purpose of prayer and how it will change your understanding of — and desire for — what is truly good. And when you're finished listening, visit www.coreradiate.com/blog/jacobs-ladder for a 5-day quiet time guide with scripture readings and reflection questions.
Your desire for something other than what God wants for you is never about the thing itself. It always points to a deeper need. Jesus submitted His flesh to the ultimate torture and death, to make it so we can live victoriously in ours. But after we've fallen again to the same old temptation, how do we find the motivation to begin the long journey back to wholeness when guilt is telling us it’s hopeless and our flesh is telling us we can’t? Listen now to discover the road to restoration and how to take the first steps toward healing. And when you're finished, visit www.coreradiate.com/blog/setback for a 6-day quiet time guide for crafting your comeback plan. Also mentioned in the podcast is another episode from 10/23/18 entitled "To Seek is Human. To Find is Divine." Listen to that here or visit this link: www.coreradiate.com/blog/seekjesus
On the surface, spiritual laziness may look like not getting up early enough to pray and read your Bible, but not doing those disciplines is only a symptom of another problem buried much deeper in our souls. Even worse, it feeds many strongholds in our lives, like worry, anger, control issues, greed, stubbornness, and other negative habits. While you may think of yourself as a highly productive and motivated individual, spiritual laziness is probably not what you think it is, and it may be lurking in unexpected places in your life. Listen now to learn its true definition, causes, and what you can do about it. After the podcast, visit the blog for a FREE 5-day devotional guide with spiritual journaling prompts on this soul-stirring topic! www.coreradiate.com/blog/spiritual-laziness
No matter what you’ve done or what you’ll do, you can't change God's love for you or His desire for you to walk in close step to a plan He's designed just for you. That truth is often hard to believe, however, when we’ve made stupid mistakes, tangled our lives up in sin, or blazed a trail in the entirely wrong direction. But our glorious Father never gives up on us, constantly designing a plan to use us for His glory that is usually surprising in more ways than one. Listen now to explore the all-encompassing and intensely compassionate nature of God. After the podcast, visit www.coreradiate.com/blog/Plans-of-God for a five-day quiet time and journaling guide.
Despite its shortcomings, the local church is still relevant and essential for every follower of Jesus. Whether you’re a seasoned churchgoer who might be struggling with burnout or you’ve never really attended on a regular basis, you've probably wondered whether being a part of a local congregation is really worth the time, energy, and tolerance of other people that it often takes to stay committed. But no matter how you feel about it, God’s word offers us real encouragement regarding His church and how it’s designed to work, comfort, instruct and heal. Listen now as we explore both the obstacles and the benefits of being a part of the body of Christ. After you listen, visit www.coreradiate.com/blog/church for reflection questions and five days of spiritual journaling prompts.
Sometimes God obscures the light of our coming relief to keep our eyes fixed only on Him. If we could see the light at the end of the tunnel, then we might not turn our eyes to look at the miracles He's working right in front of us... in the midst of the darkness. With a plot twist worthy of the best movie, 2 Kings 6 contains an instructive story on how to see through the lens of trust in order to uncloak the miraculous happening all around us. Visit the blog post for reflection questions to take you deeper into the Word. www.coreradiate.com/blog/see-miracles