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Hearing Jesus: Daily Bible Study, Daily Devotional, Hear From God, Prayer, Christian Woman, Spiritual Life, Build a Relationship With God, Connect With God Daily, Bible, Devotional Profile

Hearing Jesus: Daily Bible Study, Daily Devotional, Hear From God, Prayer, Christian Woman, Spiritual Life, Build a Relationship With God, Connect With God Daily, Bible, Devotional

English, Religion, 1 seasons, 508 episodes, 13 hours 12 minutes
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Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I too was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I too felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in the world and be obedient to what God was calling me to do, but I wasn’t quite sure how to figure out what exactly that was. I kept telling myself that I was wasting time trying to figure it out or waiting for Him to show me. Or that I wasn’t qualified to do the things I thought He might be telling me to do. The answer for me was found in the pages of the Bible, as I learned how to understand what it was actually saying. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to step confidently into the calling God has for you, then join me as we dig deep into God’s word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. Friend, you are loved, you are cherished, and you are His. The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open. Join me for your weekly dose of faith, honesty, and prayer. Learn -> https://shehears.org Connect -> [email protected] Community-> https://www.facebook.com/groups/743928930315696/ Instagram-> https://www.instagram.com/she_hears/ Missions Support-> https://www.cotni.org/campaigns/rachael-groll Want to go a little deeper? Purchase the She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus Bible Study on my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SheHearsShop?ref=profile_header In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Women often deal with feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, yet the lives of these women show that Jesus values us, wants a relationship with us, and can use us to further His kingdom. In her warm, conversational style, Rachael ties together her life experience, knowledge of the Scriptures, and her compassion for women to encourage us and enable us to become the women God has called us to be. Need to chat one on one? Snag a private session with Rachael: https://calendly.com/shehears/one-on-one-life-coaching-session
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 8

501// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 8 In the final installment of the Love, Sex, and the Bible series, Rachael explores the last chapter of the Song of Solomon. She unpacks the overall theme of the book and describes how true love is based on commitment, respect, and honor. The Song of Solomon reflects God's desire for a deep and fulfilling relationship with humanity, and Rachael’s prayer is that this series has been a blessing for you. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching</
29/02/202430 minutes 38 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 7

500// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 7 In today’s sex-obsessed culture, it’s important to understand God’s design for our relationships. In this episode on Song of Solomon 7, Rachael unpacks how commitment and desire are two sides of the same coin. She also discusses why protecting our marriage and setting boundaries is crucial for the long-term health of our marriages. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org</
28/02/202425 minutes 33 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 6

499// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 6 Our words to our spouse can tear them down or build them up. In this episode, Rachael discusses the importance of regularly speaking praise over your spouse. The words we use can impact the emotions we feel. As we lean into chapter 6 of Song of Songs, Rachael helps us understand the impact our words make. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop:<a href='htt
27/02/202421 minutes 45 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 5

498// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 5 A strong marriage can be a testimony to those around us. In a world where the enemy has tried to pervert God’s design for love, sex, and relationships, it’s so important for believers to showcase God’s design for those things. The enemy will always try to offer a counterfeit version of what God offers. Learn more in today’s episode. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org<
26/02/202426 minutes 8 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 4

497// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 4 In today’s episode, I am looking at the impact our words make in our relationships. God’s design for marriage recognizes the human needs we all have, and creates a way for us to feel fulfilled in our marriage. As I discuss both passion and delight in marriage, we talk about the ways that those things have to be inside God’s plan for us. Join me as we continue to unpack Love, Sex, and the Bible from Song of Songs 4. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.
23/02/202431 minutes 16 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 3

496// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 3 If you are married, then you know that before the wedding, there was alot of anticipation. Today we talk about that longing and the importance of waiting on God’s timing. There are real consequences for lust and casual sex, which is the opposite of what God wants for us. Let’s keep talking about how God designed us to act within the context of Love, Sex, and the Bible in Song of Songs 3. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching<
22/02/202424 minutes 52 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 2

495// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 2 In today’s episode, I talk about the counterfeit version of love that the enemy tries to sell us, seasons of love, and ways to protect our relationships from deteriorating. As we study chapter 2 of Song of Solomon, I think you will realize that God actually has alot to say about sex and love in the Bible. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop:<a href='htt
21/02/202422 minutes 13 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 1

494// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Song of Songs 1 Daydreaming, mixed-race couples, women as shepherds, and passion. What do all of these have in common? Tune in to today’s episode to find out as I explore the topic of Love, Sex, and the Bible in Song of Solomon chapter 1.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https://shehears.org/resources
20/02/202423 minutes 28 seconds
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Love, Sex, and the Bible: Intro to Song of Songs

493// Love, Sex, and the Bible: Intro to Song of Songs Love, Sex, and the Bible. Yes, I did just say those three things together. I don’t know about you, but I have NEVER heard this book taught in church. But in today’s sex-obsessed culture, I think it’s so important to have a good understanding of how God designed our human relationships to work. There is alot of confusion about this book, so we are going to dive in, one chapter at a time. You don’t want to miss a single day of this series on Love, Sex, and the Bible.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction
19/02/202424 minutes 52 seconds
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The Impact of the Love of God: Breaking  Cycles and Finding Hope

492// The Impact of the Love of God: Breaking  Cycles and Finding Hope David Wangaka shares his personal journey of growing up in extreme poverty in Kenya and how he found hope and faith in God through the support of Compassion International. He highlights the transformative power of sponsorship and the impact of love and encouragement in the lives of children in poverty. David now works for Compassion International, serving donors and supporting the mission of releasing children from poverty.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction:<a href='https://shehears
16/02/202440 minutes 17 seconds
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Get Uncomfortable: How Learning a New Love Language Can Help You Communicate and Receive God's Love

491// Get Uncomfortable: How Learning a New Love Language Can Help You Communicate and Receive God's Love Learning a new language can be uncomfortable at first, but it’s worth the effort to be able to connect with others. The same is true for our love languages, and even in our relationship with God. Today Rachael examines the reasons why God calls us to put aside our comfort and learn how to communicate love in a new way. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn:<a href='h
15/02/202426 minutes 20 seconds
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Who are the Untouchables in Your Life? How Loving Those Around Us Help Us Experience God's Love

490// Who are the Untouchables in Your Life? How Loving Those Around Us Help Us Experience God's Love Jesus set such an amazing example of how to communicate love to those around us. On the show today, Rachael unpacks what it means to “touch the untouchables” in a way that communicates God’s love. This is a powerful episode you don’t want to miss! Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop:<a href='https://
14/02/202419 minutes 29 seconds
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New Ways to Serve God With Acts of Service

489// New Ways to Serve God With Acts of Service Many believers, regardless of their primary love language, serve God in various ways. Today we are taking a look at some creative ways we can serve God and serve others so that our service doesn’t become routine. Join Rachael as she explains why the needs around us can be the catalyst for showing love to God. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop:<a href
13/02/202419 minutes 40 seconds
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New Ways to Look at Gifts as A Love Language With God

488// New Ways to Look at Gifts as A Love Language With God Gifts seem to be a way that people are naturally more creative when it comes to giving and receiving love. Today, we are looking at ways we can take that creativity into our relationship with God. Join Rachael as she unpacks how to speak a new dialect in the Love Language of Gifts.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop:<a href='https://shehea
12/02/202420 minutes 51 seconds
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When Did Premarital Sex Become a Sin and Other Audience Questions

487// When Did Premarital Sex Become a Sin and Other Audience Questions On today’s episode, Rachael takes a quick break from our regular series to answer some audience questions: Why Does the Hearing Jesus Podcast tithe? When Did Premarital Sex Become a Sin? Can God Truly Forgive Everyone? Can You Be Too Far Gone For God to Love? How Can I Know My Purpose? You can send questions for Rachael to answer on the show to [email protected] Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: ht
09/02/202420 minutes 36 seconds
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New Ways to Spend Quality Time With God

486// New Ways to Spend Quality Time With God On today’s episode, Rachael discusses some ways to discover new dialects of the love language of quality time, especially when it comes to our relationship with God. Creativity in our relationship with God helps us keep it from becoming routine. Listen in for some new ways to be creative as learn how God longs to spend time with us.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/HEARINGJESUS Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org</
08/02/202420 minutes 10 seconds
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New Ways to Speak Words of Affirmation in Our Spiritual Lives

485// New Ways to Speak Words of Affirmation in Our Spiritual Lives On today’s episode, Rachael discusses some ways to discover new dialects of the love language of words of affirmation, especially when it comes to our relationship with God. Creativity in our relationship with God helps keep it from becoming routine. Listen in for some new ways to be creative as we speak love to God and those around us. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/HEARINGJESUS Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn:<a href='https://shehears.org/
07/02/202419 minutes 13 seconds
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How Do I Know My Spiritual Love Language?

484// How Do I Know My Spiritual Love Language? On today’s episode, Rachael discusses ways to figure out what both our human love language is, as well as our spiritual love language. Through a series of questions, Rachael helps listeners on a path of self-discovery that will lead them to feeling more connected to God. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/HEARINGJESUS Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https
06/02/202423 minutes 34 seconds
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The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Physical Touch to Communicate His Love to Us

483// The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Physical Touch to Communicate His Love to Us On today’s episode, Rachael discusses the final Love Language, physical touch. Physical touch can sometimes be the hardest one for people to grasp when it comes to communicating love to God. In today’s episode, Rachael discusses how the Holy Spirit works in this area and how we can recognize ways we are all touched by God. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/HEARINGJESUS Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn:<a href='https://sheh
05/02/202422 minutes 10 seconds
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The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Acts of Service to Communicate His Love to Us

482// The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Acts of Service to Communicate His Love to Us On today’s episode, Rachael discusses the Love Language of Acts of Service. One of the hallmarks of the Christian faith that separates it from any other religion is a God who lays down His life for His people. In today’s episode, Rachael discusses how Jesus is a servant leader and communicates His love for us through servanthood.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus  Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Shop:<a href='https://sh
02/02/202417 minutes 8 seconds
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The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Gifts to Communicate His Love to Us

481// The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Gifts to Communicate His Love to Us On today’s episode, Rachael discusses the Love Language of Gifts. God is the giver of every good gift in our lives, and it’s one of the ways He expresses His love towards us. Listen in as Rachael discusses the gifts of blessings, spiritual gifts, and God’s ultimate gift to us- Jesus.    Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus            Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Shop:<a href='https://shehears.org
01/02/202424 minutes 17 seconds
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The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Quality Time to Communicate His Love to Us

480// The Love Languages of God: How God Uses Quality Time to Communicate His Love to Us On today’s episode, Rachael discusses the Love Language of Quality Time. How does God spend time with us as believers? How does the time we spend with Him communicate our love? Today Rachael discusses ways that the Scriptures reveal this unique love language of God. We also take a look at ways we can make sure we are spending the kind of time with God that helps us feel loved.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehea
31/01/202415 minutes 37 seconds
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The Love Languages of God: Discovering How God Speaks Your Unique Love Language

The Love Languages of God: Discovering How God Speaks Your Unique Love Language Do you believe that God loves you? Join Rachael as she starts a new series on the love languages of God, a unique perspective on understanding and experiencing His love. Dive into the five love languages – Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Acts of Service – and discover how they shape your relationship with God. Join the conversation and learn to live out your faith in everyday life.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus
29/01/202422 minutes 38 seconds
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Reading God's Word to Hear His Voice

Reading God's Word to Hear His Voice On today's episode, Rachael speaks about the motivation for writing a Bible Study and some of the common insecurities we all share. As we learn to read God's word, it makes it easier to hear His voice.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https://shehears.org/resources
26/01/202423 minutes 9 seconds
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Roots: Made in God's Image

Roots: Made in God's Image  What Does it Mean to Be Made in the Image of God? In today's episode, Rachael discusses how our identity in Christ defines us as believers and what it actually means to be made in the image of God.  How does God define us?  How can we make sure that definition speaks louder than the world’s definition of us?  All this and more on today’s episode. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: htt
25/01/202414 minutes 49 seconds
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Roots: How God Pursues Us As A Father

Roots: How God Pursues Us As A Father  In today's episode, Rachael revisits a topic that can be so hard for many: the father wound. But what we learn is that God is a good father, and you are a child of God. No matter what your experience has been like, God can heal the father wound when it’s triggered. You Belong to God. How can He heal this area of our heart in those moments when the pain feels physical?  All of this and more on today's episode. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: h
24/01/202414 minutes 17 seconds
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From Hurt to Whole: How God Wires Us for Healing From Trauma- Part 2

From Hurt to Whole: How God Wires Us for Healing From Trauma- Part 2 God has wired us for healing, but we have to have the right tools.  Today I share some of the things that helped me in my own journey towards physical healing from emotional abuse and childhood trauma. Resources mentioned in today's podcast: Syntonic Light Therapy: https://www.optometrists.org/vision-therapy/neuro-optometry/vision-and-brain-injuries/vision-therapy-for-concussions/what-is-syntonic-phototherapy/ Resource About Acupuncture and the Nervous System from John Hopkins: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture Breathing Exercises: <a href="https://
23/01/202421 minutes
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From Hurt to Whole: How God Wires Us for Healing From Trauma- Part 1

From Hurt to Whole: How God Wires Us for Healing From Trauma- Part 1 God has wired us for healing, but we have to have the right tools.  Today I share some of the things that helped me in my own journey towards physical healing from emotional abuse and childhood trauma. Resources mentioned in today's podcast: Syntonic Light Therapy: https://www.optometrists.org/vision-therapy/neuro-optometry/vision-and-brain-injuries/vision-therapy-for-concussions/what-is-syntonic-phototherapy/ Resource About Acupuncture and the Nervous System from John Hopkins: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture Breathing Exercises: <a href="https://
22/01/202421 minutes 49 seconds
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Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 4

Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 4 Hardly a week goes by without news of another Mega-Church pastor falling into moral failure.  Why?  And why does it seem like they all are working from the same playbook?  Because they are.  I believe narcissism is a spirit, and the enemy has been using it to attack the church for a long time because the devil is a narcissist.  Join me as we take a look at how we can deal with narcissism, church hurt, and spiritual abuse.  Is this a hard topic?  Absolutely.  But I also believe that God wants to reveal so He can heal.  The thing is.... if we don’t talk about it?  It won’t ever get better.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our p
19/01/202414 minutes 51 seconds
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Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 3

Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 3 Hardly a week goes by without news of another Mega-Church pastor falling into moral failure.  Why?  And why does it seem like they all are working from the same playbook?  Because they are.  I believe narcissism is a spirit, and the enemy has been using it to attack the church for a long time because the devil is a narcissist.  Join me as we take a look at how we can deal with narcissism, church hurt, and spiritual abuse.  Is this a hard topic?  Absolutely.  But I also believe that God wants to reveal so He can heal.  The thing is.... if we don’t talk about it?  It won’t ever get better.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our p
18/01/202418 minutes 20 seconds
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Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 2

Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 2 Hardly a week goes by without news of another Mega-Church pastor falling into moral failure.  Why?  And why does it seem like they all are working from the same playbook?  Because they are.  I believe narcissism is a spirit, and the enemy has been using it to attack the church for a long time because the devil is a narcissist.  Join me as we take a look at how we can deal with narcissism, church hurt, and spiritual abuse.  Is this a hard topic?  Absolutely.  But I also believe that God wants to reveal so He can heal.  The thing is.... if we don’t talk about it?  It won’t ever get better.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our p
17/01/202414 minutes 50 seconds
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Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture - Part 1

Faith and Ego: How Spiritual Narcissism Impacts Church Culture- Part 1 Hardly a week goes by without news of another Mega-Church pastor falling into moral failure.  Why?  And why does it seem like they all are working from the same playbook?  Because they are.  I believe narcissism is a spirit, and the enemy has been using it to attack the church for a long time because the devil is a narcissist.  Join me as we take a look at how we can deal with narcissism, church hurt, and spiritual abuse.  Is this a hard topic?  Absolutely.  But I also believe that God wants to reveal so He can heal.  The thing is.... if we don’t talk about it?  It won’t ever get better.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our p
16/01/202416 minutes 58 seconds
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I'm Here, I See You, and I'm Real: How God Speaks to The Broken Hearted

I'm Here, I See You, and I'm Real: How God Speaks to The Broken Hearted   In Today's episode, Rachael has a conversation with Keewani Vallejo-Cook (Kiwi). Kiwi is power and joy rolled into one. Her story is one of extreme poverty and lack of resources, to God miraculously opening doors through Compassion and post-secondary education. Kiwi shares her personal journey of growing up in poverty in the Philippines and how she encountered God's love and provision through the Compassion Program. She highlights the impact of sponsorship on her life and the importance of speaking life into the lives of sponsored children. Kiwi encourages listeners to trust in God's provision and to be obedient to His call. She emphasizes the ripple effect of sponsorship and the opportunity to be a blessing to others. Kiwi concludes with a prayer for the listeners and invites them to join in sponsoring a child through Compassion International. Kiwi is now a doctor of p
15/01/202432 minutes 23 seconds
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ROOTS: Allowing God to Take the Lead Part 2

ROOTS: Allowing God to Take the Lead Part 2 Do you try to do things on your own terms?  Are you trying to make a name for yourself or build your own future?  Sometimes, we are going after a good thing, but if we are doing it in the wrong way, our own way, it will eventually crumble. In this two-part series, we are taking a look at the Tower of Babel in Genesis and all the ways God provides ways for us to do things His way instead. Going ahead of God and doing things in our own strength can only last so long. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritua
12/01/202416 minutes 49 seconds
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ROOTS: Allowing God to Take the Lead Part 1

ROOTS: Allowing God to Take the Lead Part 1 Do you try to do things on your own terms?  Are you trying to make a name for yourself or build your own future?  Sometimes, we are going after a good thing, but if we are doing it in the wrong way, our own way, it will eventually crumble. In this two-part series, we are taking a look at the Tower of Babel in Genesis and all the ways God provides ways for us to do things His way instead. Going ahead of God and doing things in our own strength can only last so long. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritua
11/01/202417 minutes 17 seconds
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Roots: Obedience is Rarely Comfortable

Roots: Obedience is Rarely Comfortable   Today Rachael is sharing an episode about how the desire to be included and accepted calls us to a higher place in our walk with God.  Rachael walks us through the ways we can step into the calling God has for us as believers, even when it’s hard.  The call to obedience is never easy, but we can do it with God’s help. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://she
10/01/202418 minutes 10 seconds
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Roots: God's Desire to Use Us to Bless Others

Roots: God's Desire to Use Us to Bless Others   In today's episode, Rachael shares about how we can allow Jesus to heal the broken and hurting spaces in our lives: Jesus can reach into those broken and hurting places to make them new if we let Him. We all have broken and hurting spaces in our lives.  Although our tendency is to keep them hidden, He is the God who redeems and restores. Originally part of the Desires of the Heart Series: The Desire to be Touched Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction:<a href="http
09/01/202417 minutes 28 seconds
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Roots: How God Reaches Down to Rescue Us

Roots: How God Reaches Down to Rescue Us   As part of our Roots series, Rachael revisits an event in her life that shows the powerful way God chooses us to be His children.  We also talk through the idea of surrender and how God’s love allows us to fully hand our lives over to Him. Originally part of the Desires of the Heart Series:  The Desire to be Chosen    Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: <a href="https://shehears
08/01/202423 minutes 1 second
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Roots: Fighting For Our Blessing

462// Roots: Fighting For Our Blessing   What is the difference between shame and guilt?  And how do shame and guilt play into the idea of blessing?  Join Rachael as she explores these two ideas and explains how we sometimes need to fight for our blessing.     Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https://shehears.org/re
05/01/202424 minutes 35 seconds
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Roots: How God Affirms Us as His Children

Roots: How God Affirms Us as His Children As part of our roots series this month, I am replaying week 2 from the Desires of the Heart Series. This week we talked about the desire to be affirmed.  There are ways that God reveals to us how He sees everything we are doing while reminding us that we don’t have to earn God’s love.  We already have it.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: <a href=
04/01/202422 minutes 13 seconds
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Roots: Hearing God's Voice in the Stillness

Hearing God's Voice in the Stillness   Have you ever had a season of hiddenness? A season where it feels like God has tucked you away somewhere? In this episode, we look at the story of the prophet Elijah and how God works in those hidden seasons of our lives. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https://shehea
03/01/202420 minutes 28 seconds
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Roots: God Never Leaves You Alone

This week, we are taking some time to look at how we can approach the hard moments in our lives through the lens of faith.  We all have those "mountains" we keep circling: unresolved hurts, unfinished conversations, untamed emotions.  Today, we are talking about some practical tips that will allow us to climb a little higher, finally.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For ad-free content, family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears.org/coaching Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: <a
02/01/202422 minutes 11 seconds
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Roots: Real and Raw With Rachael: Is it Conviction or Condemnation

In this month's series, ROOTS, Rachael is airing some older episodes that many listeners may have missed. These episodes, although from a couple of years ago, showcase Rachael's heart and motivation for starting the show. Even if you have heard some of these episodes, the messages they contain are sure to bless you as they serve as a reminder of how much God loves you. The enemy's voice of condemnation can sometimes cloud our thoughts. How can we tell the difference between the enemy's lies and when God actually speaks to us? We are talking about all of this and more on today's show.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  <a href="http://patreon.co
01/01/202423 minutes 27 seconds
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Uncomfortable Christmas

457// Uncomfortable Christmas Today I am sharing an episode of the JoyBringer Podcast. I recently had a discussion with my bestie, Season Bowers, about advent and why being UNcomfortable this Christmas might be better than being Comfortable. I loved this conversation, and pray it blesses you. You can hear more from Season at: SeasonBowers.com You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patr
29/12/202338 minutes 26 seconds
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Women as Warriors: How God Calls and Equips Women

456// Women as Warriors: How God Calls and Equips Women   In this daily devotional Bible Study episode,  Rachael spends some time talking with Beth Guckenberger about her book 'Warrior of Eden' and the biblical perspective on women's roles. Beth shares her inspiration for writing the book and her journey of exploring the true biblical idea of women. She discusses the Hebrew word for 'helper' and its deeper meaning. Beth also reevaluates the teachings of Paul and the role of women in the Bible. She emphasizes the importance of having conversations with men about women's roles and shifting perspectives on gender roles. Beth encourages women to live as warriors and embrace their calling. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion gui
28/12/202332 minutes 35 seconds
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How Jesus Included Women in the Resurrection Story: Devotional,  Bible Study, Matthew 28

455// How Jesus Included Women in the Resurrection Story: Devotional,  Bible Study, Matthew 28 In this daily devotional Bible Study episode, Rachael concludes the Matthew series by discussing Matthew 28, the final chapter in the book. In this episode, we discover how Jesus included Jesus in the story of His resurrection, giving value to their voice. We also look at the Great Commission and talk through what it looks like to make disciples instead of converts.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction:<a href="https://shehears.or
27/12/202315 minutes 52 seconds
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The Darkness that Fell When Jesus Was on the Cross: Bible Study of  Matthew 27

454// The Darkness that Fell When Jesus Was on the Cross: Bible Study of  Matthew 27 In this daily devotional Bible Study episode, Rachael concludes Matthew 27, focusing on the crucifixion of Jesus. She highlights the darkness that fell upon the land, Jesus quoting Psalm 22, the tearing of the temple veil, and the significance of Joseph of Arimathea's actions. Rachael also discusses the burial of Jesus and the sealing of the tomb by the religious leaders. The episode concludes with a reflection on the sacrifice of Jesus and a prayer. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 69 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.
26/12/202317 minutes 10 seconds
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Understanding the Love Jesus Displayed in Matthew 27

  453// Understanding the Love Jesus Displayed in Matthew 27 In this daily devotional Bible Study episode, Rachael focuses on the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. While this portion of Scripture is difficult to read, it’s important to remember that Jesus laid down His life for us, intentionally. Every step of the way, we see the love of Jesus as He takes on the punishment that we deserved. I pray this episode helps you realize how incredibly much you are loved. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 68 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a C
22/12/202322 minutes 26 seconds
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How Jesus Handled the Night Before His Arrest in Matthew 26

452// How Jesus Handled the Night Before His Arrest in Matthew 26 In this  daily devotional Bible Study episode, Rachael focuses on the events leading up to Jesus' arrest, including his prayer in Gethsemane, the betrayal by Judas, and the false testimony and trial. Rachael also highlights Peter's denial of Jesus and provides reflection and context on the significance of these events and their impact on our lives. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 67 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International:<a href="http://compassion.
21/12/202321 minutes 32 seconds
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How Much is Jesus Worth? Devotion and Betrayal in Matthew 26

451// How Much is Jesus Worth? Devotion and Betrayal in Matthew 26 In this episode, Rachael explores Matthew chapter 26, focusing on the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. She highlights the contrasting evaluations of Jesus' worth, from complete devotion to betrayal. Rachael also discusses the plot to arrest Jesus, his time in Bethany, and Mary's anointing of Jesus. She explains the significance of the anointing and the symbolism of Jesus' body and blood during the Last Supper. The chapter concludes with Jesus predicting his betrayal and Peter's denial. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 66 of the Hearing Jesus
20/12/202322 minutes 23 seconds
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Prepared Hearts: How Jesus Calls Us to Care for Others in Matthew 25

450// Prepared Hearts: How Jesus Calls Us to Care for Others in Matthew 25 In this episode, Rachael explores the parable of separating the sheep and the goats, emphasizing the importance of being prepared. Rachael explains the symbolism of sheep and goats in Jewish culture and highlights the value placed on sheep. She discusses the significance of caring for others and the eternal consequences of righteousness vs. unrighteousness. Rachael encourages listeners to examine their hearts and live a life that bears the fruit of love and obedience to God.  Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/
19/12/202320 minutes 20 seconds
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Ready and Waiting: Jesus' Call to Spiritual Readiness in Matthew 25

449// Ready and Waiting: Jesus' Call to Spiritual Readiness in Matthew 25 In this episode, Rachael explores two parables in Matthew 25: the Parable of the Ten Virgins and the Parable of the Talents. These parables emphasize the importance of being prepared and faithful while waiting for the return of Jesus. Rachael highlights the cultural context of the parables and their significance in the kingdom of heaven. She also discusses the concepts of readiness, stewardship, and the role of believers in the kingdom.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coachi
18/12/202320 minutes 9 seconds
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Known, Loved, and Protected: How the Hearing Jesus Podcast Partners with Compassion

448// Known, Loved, and Protected: How the Hearing Jesus Podcast Partners with Compassion In this episode, Rachael interviews Lori Robertson from Compassion to discuss the reasons why the Hearing Jesus Podcast has partnered with Compassion International. Together they talk about the organization's mission and impact. They cover topics such as the unique approach of Compassion, the holistic care provided to children, the long-term strategy of breaking the cycle of poverty, and the personal experiences of sponsors and sponsored children. They also address the credibility and financial integrity of Compassion and provide information on how to sponsor a child. The episode concludes with a prayer for listeners to be a reflection of God's love and to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Co
15/12/202338 minutes 39 seconds
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Are We In the End Times? What Jesus Says About it in Matthew 24

447// Are We In the End Times? What Jesus Says About it in Matthew 24 In this episode, Rachael  discusses Jesus' prediction of the destruction of the temple and the signs of the end times. Rachael emphasizes the importance of preaching the gospel and living in a posture of readiness for Jesus' return. She challenges listeners to actively participate in sharing the gospel and not allow their love to become cold. Rachael also addresses the tension of longing for Jesus' return while recognizing the job we have to do in the meantime. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 63 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.  </p
14/12/202324 minutes 10 seconds
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Heart Vs. Head: How Jesus Calls Us to An Authentic Faith in Matthew 23

446// Heart Vs. Head: How Jesus Calls Us to An Authentic Faith in Matthew 23 In this episode, Rachael explores Matthew chapter 23, focusing on Jesus' disputes with the scribes and Pharisees. She highlights the importance of heart knowledge vs. head knowledge, making sure that we are acting in line with God's heart. Rachael also discusses the warnings Jesus gives to the hypocritical religious leaders, emphasizing the need for authenticity and integrity.  Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 62 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through C
13/12/202321 minutes 28 seconds
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Interpreting the Old Testament Through Jesus: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 22:34-46

445// Interpreting the Old Testament Through Jesus : Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 22:34-46 In this episode, Rachael discusses the concept of the greatest commandment and the importance of loving God and loving others. She explains how Jesus linked the commandments understanding the rest of the Torah.  Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 61 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text
12/12/202313 minutes 12 seconds
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Context Matters: Jesus' Perspective on Scripture : Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 22:15-33

444// Context Matters: Jesus' Perspective on Scripture : Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 22:15-33 In this episode, Rachael continues the devotional reading through the book of Matthew, focusing on the middle portion of chapter 22. The chapter begins with the Pharisees and Herodians plotting to trap Jesus with a tax question. Jesus responds with wisdom, revealing God’s heart in the process. The Sadducees then question Jesus about the resurrection, and he reveals why it’s so important to read scripture in context of the entire storyline of Scripture. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 6
11/12/202317 minutes 35 seconds
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Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers? And Other Audience Questions

443// Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers? And Other Audience Questions In this episode, Rachael answers various questions from the audience. The topics covered include baptism for salvation, concerns about the strength of one's relationship with God, dealing with family disapproval of interracial relationships, and understanding unanswered prayers.  Takeaways: Baptism is not a requirement for salvation; it is a public declaration of one's faith in Jesus. Growing in your relationship with God is a lifelong journey, and it's okay to not know everything about the Bible. Stand firm in your convictions and set boundaries when faced with family disapproval of your choices based on biblical principles. God's timing and ways are not always understandable to us, and unanswered prayers can be part of His greater plan.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International
08/12/202318 minutes 58 seconds
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Accepting God’s Invitation: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 22:1-14

442// Accepting God’s Invitation: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 22:1-14 In this episode, Rachael teaches on Matthew chapter 22 and explores the parable of the wedding feast. She explains the cultural context of wedding feasts in ancient times and the significance of the invitations. Rachael highlights the rejection of the initial guests and the parallel to the behavior of the religious leaders.  Takeaways: The parable of the wedding feast highlights the importance of accepting God's invitation to a relationship through Jesus. The rejection of the initial guests represents the religious leaders who refused to accept Jesus as the Messiah. The generosity of the king in inviting the commoners demonstrates God's inclusive love for all people. Wearing the wedding clothes symbolizes faithfulness to the covenant and respect for the king. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show
07/12/202318 minutes 36 seconds
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The Capstone the Builders Rejected: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:33-46

441// The Capstone the Builders Rejected: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:33-46 In this episode, Rachael continues her exploration of the Gospel of Matthew, focusing on the parable of the vineyard in Matthew chapter 21. She provides background information on the social structure and power dynamics of the time, highlighting the role of the religious leaders. The parable serves as a metaphor for the religious leaders' rejection of God's prophets and ultimately Jesus himself. Jesus compares himself to the cornerstone and warns that the kingdom of God will be taken away from those who do not produce fruit. The religious leaders understand that Jesus is speaking about them but fear the crowd's response. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be
06/12/202313 minutes 26 seconds
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Tax Collectors vs. Religious Leaders: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:23-32

440// Tax Collectors vs. Religious Leaders: Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:23-32 In this episode, Rachael continues the study of Matthew chapter 21. The main theme of the episode is the questioning of Jesus' authority by the religious leaders. Jesus responds with a parable about two sons, highlighting the importance of repentance and obedience. Rachael shares a personal experience with outreach ministry and contrasts the response of tax collectors and prostitutes to the religious leaders. The episode concludes with a prayer for understanding and a reminder of God's love. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 57 of t
05/12/202315 minutes 4 seconds
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What Angers Jesus? Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:1-22

439// What Angers Jesus? Devotional, Bible Study: Matthew 21:1-22 In this episode, Rachael continues the devotional study of Matthew chapter 21. She explores Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, his actions in the temple, and the symbolism behind these events. Rachael highlights the Messianic text and Jesus' declaration of his own Messiahship. She also discusses the significance of Jesus' anger in the temple and the exploitation of the poor. The inclusion of the blind and lame in the temple and the metaphor of the fig tree for Israel are explored.  Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 56 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.</
04/12/202318 minutes 35 seconds
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Jesus’ Guide to Greatness: Humility and Sacrifice- Devotional, Bible Study Matthew 20

437// Jesus’ Guide to Greatness: Humility and Sacrifice- Devotional, Bible Study Matthew 20 Jesus was counter-cultural in so many ways, including his perspective on leadership. In today’s study, we see the disciples make some bold requests, and then learn from Jesus how to truly lead in the kingdom- and it’s not what they expect.  Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 55 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text
30/11/202315 minutes 51 seconds
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Who Is First and Who Is Last In God’s Kingdom? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 20:1-16

436// Who Is First and Who Is Last In God’s Kingdom? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 20:1-16 In this passage of Scripture, Jesus is helping his listeners understand something essential about his kingdom: that the gospel is lavishly generous, in a way that for someone struggling with self-righteousness, might feel very unfair. Let’s read this passage of God’s Word together and learn what God has for us today. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 54 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International:<a href="http://compassion.com/
29/11/202323 minutes 32 seconds
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What Does Jesus Say About Wealth? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 19:16-30

435// What Does Jesus Say About Wealth? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 19:16-30 We’re wrapping up chapter 19 in the Gospel of Matthew by looking closely at what Jesus had to say about riches and the kingdom of God. While there is nothing wrong with having nice things, they should not get in the way of your relationship with God. Chasing after wealth should not be our goal. But as we’ll see in today’s passage, Jesus had some pretty radical things to say about riches. Let’s study scripture together and unpack God’s Word, applying it to our lives. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 53 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podc
28/11/202314 minutes 29 seconds
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What Does Jesus Say About Divorce? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 19:1-15

434// What Does Jesus Say About Divorce? Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 19:1-15 As we make our way through the Gospel of Matthew, today we are diving into Jesus’ teaching on divorce. This is a topic that is widely debated within the body of Christ. I'm sure you've been part of or heard some of those conversations yourself, but what we see here is that this is a topic that was debated even in Jesus' time. The Pharisees during the time of Jesus had this as a topic of confusion because it was really two schools of thought. Let’s study the Scripture together and learn what Jesus had to say about divorce and how we can apply that teaching to our lives today. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
27/11/202321 minutes 16 seconds
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How That Nightly Glass of Wine Can Keep Us From Hearing God's Voice

How That Nightly Glass of Wine Can Keep Us From Hearing God's Voice For today's episode, I wanted to air a conversation I had with my friend Christy Osborne to talk about the wine culture many women find themselves in. Christy explains how alcohol can rob us of our joy, despite the fact that we can sometimes go to it to find joy. Christy shares from her personal story and shares some biblical insight that I am sure will bless you.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hearingjesus Or Text HEARINGJESUS to 83393 For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: https://shehears
24/11/202331 minutes 17 seconds
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How to Forgive Like Jesus: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 18:21-35

432// How to Forgive Like Jesus: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 18:21-35 In today’s Bible story, Peter asks a question about forgiveness, and Jesus’ answer was as radical then as it is today. The forgiveness of our Father is unconditional, and he expects our forgiveness of others to be like his. How can we do this? Listen to today’s study of Scripture and find out. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 51 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Compassion International: Compassion.com/hea
23/11/202317 minutes 5 seconds
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Childish vs. Childlike Faith: What's The Difference? Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 18:1-20

431// Childish vs. Childlike Faith: What's The Difference? Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 18:1-20 In order for Christ to transform us from the inside out and to transform our character, our attitude towards him has to be like a child. But what does it mean to have childlike faith - and how is that different than childishness? That’s what we’re going to study in today’s Bible reading and devotional around Matthew 18, along with Jesus’ warning not to cause those of childlike faith to stumble - we’ll unpack that and more in today’s study of God’s Word. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 50 of the Hearing Jesus for Kid
22/11/202322 minutes 40 seconds
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How Prayer Results Are Connected to How Much Time We Spend With God: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 17

430// How Prayer Results Are Connected to How Much Time We Spend With God: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 17 Today we are exploring the connection between the time we spend with God and how that impacts the results of our prayers. As we study this topic, we'll uncover the power of faith, as described in Matthew 17, and the significance of the Mustard Seed parable. Join us on this spiritual journey and discover how to strengthen your faith and deepen your relationship with God. If you enjoy our content and want to grow in your spiritual life, don't forget to subscribe to our channel and share this video with others who might benefit from it. Together, let's cultivate a Mustard Seed faith!   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids
21/11/202322 minutes 40 seconds
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The Power of the Keys to the Kingdom: Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 16

429// The Power of the Keys to the Kingdom: Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 16 In today's episode, we talk through what Jesus meant when He said that He would build His church on the rock. We also look at the authority and power Jesus assigns as He explains what it means to have the keys to the kingdom. As we learn more about the apostle Peter, it helps us understand how Jesus wants us to walk in authority as a believer today. I pray this episode blesses you! Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 48 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child t
20/11/202322 minutes 14 seconds
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From Fear to Freedom: How the Gospel Changes Everything

428// From Fear to Freedom: How the Gospel Changes Everything On today's episode, I asked my friend Jey Mbiro to join me to talk about his experience with how the gospel can replace fear with freedom.  Jey grew up in the slums of Nairobi and was jailed as a child for stealing food. He experienced the horrors of slum life, extreme poverty, and extreme hunger before being enrolled in Compassion International's sponsorship program. His life was changed when he was introduced to a relationship with Jesus. He now lives in Atlanta, leads a non-profit in Kenya, and is the dad of two daughters. Join us as we unpack the ways that the gospel changes everything.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you
17/11/202342 minutes 57 seconds
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The Power of Faith: Canaanite Woman's Story, Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 15:21-28

427// The Power of Faith: Canaanite Woman's Story, Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 15:21-28 What comes out of our mouths is an indication of what’s in our hearts. As Jesus confronted the Pharisees, He challenged their interpretation of the law, drawing a distinction between their traditions and God’s actual law. As we consider what it means to have a clean heart, we see from the perspective of Jesus that it may not be what you think. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 47 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: To Sponsor a Child through Co
16/11/202316 minutes 58 seconds
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Clean Hands vs. A Clean Heart: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 15:1-20

426// Clean Hands vs. A Clean Heart: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 15:1-20 What comes out of our mouths is an indication of what’s in our hearts. As Jesus confronted the Pharisees, He challenged their interpretation of the law, drawing a distinction between their traditions and God’s actual law. As we consider what it means to have a clean heart, we see from the perspective of Jesus that it may not be what you think. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 46 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus con
15/11/202320 minutes 40 seconds
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Jesus Draws Us Out of Deep Waters: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:22-36

425// Jesus Draws Us Out of Deep Waters: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:22-36 As Jesus was preparing Peter for leadership, one of the ways He did that was by calling Him to step out of the boat. As Peter took those first steps, He was focused on Jesus and was able to do what God was calling Him to do. It wasn’t until he allowed the circumstances of what was going on around him to distract him, that he started to sink. In that moment, Jesus stepped in to rescue him. As we think through our own lives, we can see how Jesus never lets us go, even as He calls us to get out of the boat.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode <str
14/11/202317 minutes 7 seconds
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How God Can Multiply What You Give Him: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:13b-21

424// How God Can Multiply What You Give Him: Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 14:13b-21 Repeatedly in the gospels, we see Jesus attend to physical needs as a means to reach spiritual ones. And this incredible, miraculous story is no exception. While Jesus mourns the death of his cousin, a great crowd gathers near, hoping to see, hear, and hopefully touch and be touched by Jesus. We see how He ministers to them, multiplying a small gift in a way that only He can do. Let’s study this amazing gospel story and learn what it means for us today. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 44 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids P
13/11/202319 minutes 14 seconds
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What if God is Silent? With Special Guest Addison Bevere

What if God is Silent: With Special Guest Addison Bevere  Today I decided to re-air this powerful conversation I had with my friend Addison Bevere. Addison and I talk about a struggle that is probably familiar to most of us: God's silence. Addison shares from his new book, Words With God, about this very issue and offers some practical and heart felt insight on how to hear God’s voice more clearly. **Addison Bevere is COO of Messenger International (founded by John &amp; Lisa Bevere), a cofounder of SonsAndDaughters.tv and a bestselling author. His new book, Words with God: Trading Boring, Empty Prayer for Real Connection (April 18, 2023) recasts prayer as an intimate and necessary part of the human experience.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step in
11/11/202341 minutes 23 seconds
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Is the Rapture Happening Soon? Are We in the End Times? And Other Audience Questions

423// Is the Rapture Happening Soon? Are We in the End Times? And Other Audience Questions Today Rachael answers some pressing questions from the audience. Together we discuss everything from the end times, to heaven, to grief.  To ask Rachael your own questions, email them to [email protected] Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus Coaching/Spiritual Direction: ht
10/11/202322 minutes 59 seconds
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Standing Up for What's Right: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:1-13

422// Standing Up for What's Right: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:1-13 There's a lot going on in this story, and you have probably heard it in the past. Today, we’re diving into the death of John the Baptist and the picture it paints of the depravity of man. Despite how difficult this story is to hear, it helps us to be encouraged to stand up for what's right, speaking truth to those around us. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 43 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our privat
09/11/202316 minutes 12 seconds
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When You’re Not Accepted: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 13:44-58

421// When You’re Not Accepted:  Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 13:44-58 In Jesus’ day, treasured possessions would often be buried for safekeeping. So his hearers would have instantly connected with the story of a man finding a buried treasure in a field. In this parable, Jesus uses buried treasure imagery to stir his listeners to see how the Kingdom of God is worth sacrificing whatever is necessary - because it is a treasure far greater than anything on earth. In today’s study, we’ll see how this teaching and others stirred up both amazement and skepticism - and for Jesus, this meant not being accepted everywhere he went. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episod
08/11/202317 minutes 8 seconds
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What is Heaven Like? Jesus Answers: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 13:31-43

420// What is Heaven Like? Jesus Answers: Devotional, Bible Study,  Matthew 13:31-43 Jesus used all sorts of metaphors to describe the indescribable kingdom of God and the people who will inhabit it: it’s like a mustard seed, yeast in dough, seeds in a field. In this section of Scripture, Jesus tells the crowd these parables to reveal things that were until that point hidden from them. We’ll unpack the meaning of these parables and see what God wants us to hear and understand today. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 41 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: <
07/11/202317 minutes 2 seconds
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419// Dealing With Root Sins in Our Lives: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 13:24-30

419// Dealing With Root Sins in Our Lives: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 13:24-30 At first glance, this may feel very similar to the Parable of the Sower. So, what’s different or unique in the parable of the wheat and the weeds?  Today, we’ll unpack what this is and learn what it looks like today to allow weeds to grow alongside the harvest. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 40 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  <a
06/11/202317 minutes 37 seconds
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418// How to Persevere After Church Hurt

418// How to Persevere After Church Hurt  Today I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Natalie Runion on the show. Natalie is the author of “Raised to Stay: Persevering in Ministry When You Have a Million Reasons to Walk Away.” We talk about what it’s like to be called to ministry as a woman and the temptation to walk away after hurt and struggle, particularly after serving under toxic leadership. We also discuss the concept of deconstruction and what it looks like to find healing and hope on the other side of church wounds. You can find Natalie’s book here. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hearing-jesus-for-kids-kids-bible-study-
03/11/202340 minutes 57 seconds
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417// The Parable of The Sower: What It Means: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 13:1-23

417// The Parable of The Sower: What It Means: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 13:1-23 The Kingdom of God was unexpected and different from anything the disciples of the people of Jesus’ day had been expecting, and so Jesus often used parables to try to help them understand exactly what the kingdom and God were like and to confront his opponents. We can learn a lot from studying the parables, not only about the kingdom of God but about healthy boundaries and who and how Jesus offered revelation. The parable of the sower shows us that it is our responsibility to cast the seed, but bearing fruit is ultimately up to God. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is
02/11/202327 minutes 24 seconds
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416// Is There An Unpardonable Sin? A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:30-43

416// Is There An Unpardonable Sin? A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:30-43 Some people carry around a fear that they have committed an unpardonable sin, based on these verses in Matthew. Today, we’re going to talk through what blasphemy against the Spirit means, and why we shouldn’t  fear this sin. We’ll also discuss what the sign of Jonah means and what Jesus meant when he called his disciples his mother and brothers. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 38 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonu
01/11/202321 minutes 49 seconds
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415// Dealing with Evil in Our World : A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:15-29

415// Dealing with Evil in Our World : A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:15-29 The American church, so many times, wants to ignore that we are facing a spiritual battle. But Jesus did not deny that demons and spiritual forces were at work against him and the Kingdom of God. Today, we’re talking about demon possession, spiritual warfare, and what deliverance looks like for us in the Western church. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 37 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our priv
31/10/202317 minutes 33 seconds
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414// How to Correctly View the Sabbath: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:1-14

414// How to Correctly View the Sabbath: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 12:1-14 The Fourth Commandment specified that no work should be performed on the Sabbath, and that day would be kept holy to honor God. So over time the Sabbath became one of the most recognizable characteristics of the Jewish people. That, along with things like their dietary laws, set them apart as a culture. So in this chapter of Matthew, Jesus tackles the topic of the Sabbath and how to correctly interpret the Sabbath as He explains the heart of the Sabbath principle. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 36 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Pod
30/10/202321 minutes 59 seconds
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SATURDAY BONUS: Take Every Thought Captive with Guest Kelly Balarie

Take Every Thought Captive with Guest Kelly Balarie With everything that is going on in the world today, I thought it would be helpful to air this episode with my friend Kelly Balarie. Kelly joins us to talk about ways to exchange the lies of the enemy for the mind of Christ.  In this powerful discussion, Kelly and I talk through ways to tell the difference between our own thoughts, and the lies from the enemy. I pray this episode blesses you. Take Every Thought Captive: Exchange the Lies of the Enemy for the Mind of Christ Faith That Will is available everywhere books are sold. More information about Kelly can be found at https://www.purposefulfaith.com/   Need to chat one on one? Snag a private session with Rachael: https://calendly.com/shehears Learn -&gt; https://shehe
28/10/202336 minutes 18 seconds
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413// Using the Scriptures to Pray

Using the Scriptures to Pray Today we have a special guest joining us, Jodie Berndt, who is the author of the new book, Praying the Scriptures for Your Marriage. So many of us struggle when it comes to prayer.  It can be intimidating to start praying with our spouse if you’ve never done it before.  Jodie helps break down some common barriers and helps us understand how powerful praying God’s word back to Him can be.  I pray this conversation blesses you! To connect with Jodie, you can find her at http://jodieberndt.com/ Need to chat one on one? Snag a private session with Rachael: https://calendly.com/shehears Learn -&gt; https://shehears.org Shop -&gt; https://shehears.org/resources Connect -&gt; rachae
27/10/202332 minutes 2 seconds
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412// His Yoke Is Easy and His Burden Is Light: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 11

412// His Yoke Is Easy and His Burden Is Light: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 11 There’s a lot happening in this chapter of the Bible, and we’re going to study it together. First, we have John the Baptist, who has a question for Jesus, and it seems like a huge change in attitude since we saw him in Matthew 3. Next, Jesus has stern warnings for several of the cities where he had done the bulk of his miracles. Finally, we see Jesus share some of the most comforting words of Scripture for those who are weak and suffering. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 35 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   <p
26/10/202321 minutes 54 seconds
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411// Do Not Fear Persecution: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:24-42

411// Do Not Fear Persecution: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:24-42 Sometimes, when we are sharing the gospel, there are going to be people who are not receptive to the gospel message. In fact, not only are they not receptive, they're going to hate us because of it. What do you do with that kind of persecution? If it makes you afraid, you’re not alone. The disciples were probably afraid too. That’s why Jesus tells them specifically not to be afraid of what man or even the enemy can do to us. If God sends us out, he’s going to protect and equip us along the way. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 34 of the Hear
25/10/202324 minutes 11 seconds
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410// Sheep Among Wolves: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:16-23

410// Sheep Among Wolves: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:16-23 When Jesus sends out the disciples to go share the good news with others, he doesn’t send them unprepared. In today’s bible study, we’re going to look closely at Jesus’ instructions for the disciples' long-term mission (which is our mission, too!). While this section of scripture can feel dark and heavy, we’ll see that there is also a ton of hope. Join us as we pray, study, and hear from God through the book of Matthew. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 33 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources:
24/10/202318 minutes 1 second
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409// What to Do When Others Reject the Gospel: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:7-15

409// What to Do When Others Reject the Gospel: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:7-15 What did Jesus do when a community rejected him? Today, we’re studying a challenging passage of scripture - what do we do when the gospel seems offensive or is rejected? There’s a lot to unpack in just a few verses and a lot we can apply to our own ministry efforts as well. Dive in with us as we explore Matthew 10:7-15. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 32 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and
23/10/202320 minutes 20 seconds
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SATURDAY BONUS: Finding Hope and Joy with Special Guest Raquelle Stevens

Finding Hope and Joy with Special Guest Raquelle Stevens As a special bonus episode, I invited my friend Raquelle Stevens onto the show to talk about finding hope and joy.  In a post-pandemic world, and the hustle culture we find ourselves in, sometimes finding joy in the day-to-day can be difficult.  Together we talk through some of the issues that are common for women, and how having a “Sunshine Mindset” makes all the difference.  THE SUNSHINE MIND: 100 Days to Finding the Hope and Joy You Want by Tanya Rad &amp; Raquelle Stevens can be found anywhere books are sold. In their debut book, Tanya &amp; Raquelle
21/10/202337 minutes 27 seconds
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408// Using Soul Care to Transform Chaos to Calm

408// Using Soul Care to Transform Chaos to Calm With everything that is going on right now in the world, I thought I would air this conversation with my friend Bonnie Gray as we talk about ways to transform chaos to calm. Soul care can be an important way that God transforms our lives. We discuss some practical strategies that I am confident will help you experience God’s peace in your life.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.co
20/10/202346 minutes 19 seconds
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407// Ordinary People With An Extraordinary God: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:1-6

407// Ordinary People With An Extraordinary God: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:1-6 Sometimes we can look at the apostles with admiration, thinking there is no way we could ever measure up. But when we realize that they were ordinary people, it helps us to realize that they were only able to do what they did because we have an extraordinary God. If God used them, He can certainly use you.    Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 31 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bon
19/10/202318 minutes 29 seconds
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406// Jesus Is The Healer: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:27-35

406// Jesus Is The Healer: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:27-35 Jesus sets the example for us in the Scriptures when He ministers healing to people in the gospels. Today as we look at Jesus as the healer, we recognize that there is a role for us to play in the lives of those around us. In a world that is hurting and broken, Jesus calls us to take light into the darkness because the harvest is ready.    Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 30 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling works
18/10/202323 minutes 4 seconds
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405// A Scandalous Kind of Faith: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:14-26

405// A Scandalous Kind of Faith: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:14-26 There are times in the Scriptures when Jesus is moved with compassion because of the amount of faith that someone approaches Him with. Often, it comes from someone that you would least expect it to. Join us today as we learn about a kind of faith that would have been scandalous at the time, and learn how Jesus responded.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 29 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bon
17/10/202324 minutes 32 seconds
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404// You Have A Seat At the Table With Jesus: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:9-13

404// You Have A Seat At the Table With Jesus: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:9-13 Have you ever wondered how a tax collector named Matthew went on to write one of the gospels? Who was he before, and how did meeting and following Jesus change him? Well, today’s story gives us a little insight into why Matthew sitting at the table with Jesus was so upsetting to the religious leaders at the time.    Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 28 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus c
16/10/202320 minutes 15 seconds
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403// How to Stay Faithful In Different Life Seasons (And Other Audience Questions!)

403// How to Stay Faithful In Different Life Seasons (And Other Audience Questions!)   We’re doing something a little different today; we’re taking a break from our study of Matthew to answer your questions. We’re answering a wide variety of questions, from what to do about lust, to fighting bitterness after serving in ministry, to struggling to accept God’s love for us, and more. If you have a question you want me to answer in a future podcast, connect with me at https://shehears.org/contact. Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   Episode Resources: For family discussion gui
13/10/202323 minutes 47 seconds
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402// How Sickness and Sin Are Connected - And How They Are Not: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:1-8

402// How Sickness and Sin Are Connected - And How They Are Not: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 9:1-8   In the Jewish culture of Jesus’ day, there was a connection between sin and sickness. They saw it as basically the same thing. But throughout his ministry, Jesus delineates between the two. In today’s bible study on Matthew 9, we’ll talk about when sickness and sin are related, and when they are not. In this chapter, we learn that Jesus is concerned not just with healing sickness but ultimately, healing sin. And he makes one of his most radical claims yet - that he has the authority to forgive sins.    Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   Thi
12/10/202316 minutes 53 seconds
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401// Why Would Jesus Drown 2000 Pigs? A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:28-34

401// Why Would Jesus Drown 2000 Pigs? A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:28-34   This Bible story has a lot in it that can confuse or even agitate us. First, we have to grapple with demonic possession and what that was like in Jesus’ day. Then, we have to grapple with the fact that Jesus drove the demons into a large herd of pigs, causing them to rush into the water and drown. Why would Jesus allow this to happen? We’ll be looking at the historical context for this story to gain clarity, and thus be able to interpret and apply this story correctly to our lives.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode <strong
11/10/202315 minutes 42 seconds
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400// When the Storms of Life Hit, Do This: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:23-27

400// When the Storms of Life Hit, Do This: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:23-27   Ever been caught driving through an unexpected storm? It can be terrifying. What about a hurricane? We would want to avoid being out in a storm like that at all costs. Now imagine being in the middle of a body of water, on a small boat, in the middle of a hurricane, and I’m sure you can start to imagine just how terrified the disciples were, and how perplexed they would have been that Jesus was asleep through it. In today’s scripture study, we’re going to talk about how we ought to respond when the storms of life hit, and what truths and promises of God we can cling to.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you d
10/10/202311 minutes 29 seconds
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399// The Cost of Following Jesus: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:14-22

399// The Cost of Following Jesus: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:14-22   As we make our way through the gospel of Matthew, we read about Jesus healing Peter’s mother after she has suffered through an illness. What she does after she is healed ought to be a blueprint for our own actions after we experience healing. After that, we read of men who came to Jesus ready to follow him, but Jesus’ reply shows us just what it costs to follow Jesus. Today’s bible study helps us see that the cost of following Jesus isn’t immediate or monetary, but there is a cost that every disciple of God will feel.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode
09/10/202323 minutes 22 seconds
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398// Are You Going Through A Transition In Your Life? How To Embrace Moments of Change

Life is about transitions, it’s part of the human experience.  How do we embrace those moments instead of longing for the next stage?  Today I invited my friend Nicki Koziarz on the show to talk about those transitions and her new book, Your New Now.  Nicki walks us through the life of Moses, as an example to us when we are living in a place of transition.  I pray this episode blesses you!   Nicki Koziarz is an ECPA bestselling author and a speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She speaks nationally at conferences, retreats, and meetings and hosts her own podcast, Lessons from the Farm. An evangelist at heart, Nicki inspires others to become the best version of who God created them to be. Nicki, her husband, and their family run a small farm just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, which they affectionately call The Fixer Upper Farm. Learn more at nickikoziarz.com. Your New Now is available at Nicki’s website,
06/10/202331 minutes 20 seconds
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397// How to Amaze Jesus : A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:5-13

  Ever wonder what it would have taken to impress Jesus? Well, we get a glimpse of that in Matthew 8, in the story of the faith of the Centurian. In this bible study, we’ll examine what about his faith was so remarkable to Jesus. We’ll also discuss the kind of people Jesus went looking for to make disciples, and how surprising his choices were to the people of that day. Finally, we’ll wrap in prayer for our own faith to grow in what Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, can accomplish in us.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 23 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: Fo
05/10/202317 minutes
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396//  What Healing Us Cost Jesus : A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 8:1-4

If you’ve studied the Bible for any length of time, you know that a huge portion of the work Jesus did on earth was healing people. We see him opening the eyes of the blind, healing the sick, and even raising the dead back to life. In this devotional on Matthew 8, we see Jesus’ interaction with a man who has leprosy. Let’s hear from God today and learn what it cost Jesus to heal then, and what it has cost him to heal us now.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 22 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and
04/10/202315 minutes 18 seconds
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395// How to Know If You Are Bearing Good Fruit : A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 7:12-29

Jesus had a lot to say about good fruit and bad fruit. But it’s not always obvious what kind of fruit we (or the people around us) are growing. The Bible give us guidance on what good fruit looks like and how we avoid rotten fruit. Today, we’ll wrap up our Bible study on Matthew 7 and look at what it means to bear good fruit, how to spot rotten fruit, and how to build a firm foundation on Jesus.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 21 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum,
03/10/202319 minutes
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394// What Did Jesus Mean When He Said to Ask, Seek, Knock? A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 7:7-12

We’re continuing our bible study on the Sermon on the Mount, as we read and pray through Matthew 7:7-12. We’re going to discuss persistence in prayer, using Jesus’ instructions to ask, seek, and knock. I’ll share my personal experience of persisting in prayer in ministry despite facing challenges and opposition, highlighting the importance of trusting in God's timing and seeking His will. Today’s devotional is for anyone who needs to know that God longs to hear your prayers.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 20 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast. Episode Resources: For family discussion guides, j
02/10/202316 minutes 49 seconds
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BONUS // The Best New Podcast for Christian Children: Hearing Jesus for Kids

Calling all parents and kids! Do you know about Rachael’s new show – Hearing Jesus for Kids? We’re sharing a sample episode with you today on The Lord’s Prayer. In this devotional for kids, Rachael teaches us how this prayer is like a "How to Pray" model, guiding us to pray in our own unique way. Learn why addressing God Our Father in heaven is so special and how to keep God's name holy in your life. Plus, explore the importance of love in following God's commands. Join Rachael on this exciting journey to understand prayer and God's love. NOTE: This episode coincides with episode 391 adult version of the Hearing Jesus Podcast (Play on Apple Podcasts / Play on Spotify)   SUBSCRIBE TO HEARING JESUS FOR KIDS:  Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3sCuEXf   <p
30/09/202311 minutes 40 seconds
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393// Pearls Before Pigs: Unpacking the Message in Matthew 7

What does it mean to have a log in your eye?  Or giving your pearls to pigs? How would the disciples heard these messages from Jesus?  How do we safe-guard our pearls? What are our pearls?  All this and more on today’s episode.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 19 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   Coaching/Spiritual Direction: <a href="https://she
29/09/202314 minutes 52 seconds
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392// Praying With Purpose: A Closer Look at the Lord’s Prayer

Today we continue studying the Lord’s Prayer, we talk through the idea of forgiveness and how it impacts our relationship with God. While this prayer is called a model prayer, it’s not about reciting words or a formula. Instead it’s about recognizing God as a faithful Father who longs to connect with His children. I pray this episode blesses you.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!   This episode is a companion to Episode 18 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  <a href="http://pa
28/09/202327 minutes 23 seconds
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391// Longing for the Kingdom: Exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6

The Lord’s Prayer is one that many of us are familiar with. Sometimes though, that familiarity keeps us from fully understanding what Jesus was meaning when it was called a model prayer. As we unpack one of the most famous portions of all of Scripture, let’s read it with a fresh heart and fresh mind.   Calling all kids (and parents of kids)! Check out my new show Hearing Jesus for Kids - be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! This episode is a companion to Episode 17 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast.   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   Coa
27/09/202322 minutes 7 seconds
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390// Going Beyond Words: How The Heart of Authentic Prayer Leads to Intimacy With God

Intimacy with God starts with prayer. Today we take a look at the way Jesus taught us to pray, as well as the ways He taught us NOT to pray. Authenticity and vulnerability are the keys to inviting Jesus into our mess, so it’s important that we pray from that place instead of trying to “clean up” our prayers. As we uncover the depth of prayer beyond mere words, I pray this episode blesses you.   This episode is a companion to Episode 16 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll<
26/09/202320 minutes 25 seconds
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388// Faith and Compassion: Understanding Matthew 6:1-2

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. In today’s episode, we are talking all about the heart of Jesus when He is discipling his earliest followers. As we listen in as He teaches His original disciples what it means to live within the kingdom, it helps us understand how we can live that way today. I pray this episode is a blessing to you as we learn how to live out our faith with sincerity and compassion.     This episode is a companion to Episode 15 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: <a href="https://onelink.to/g
25/09/202323 minutes 42 seconds
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BONUS// God Never Gives Up On You: A Conversation With Pastor Max Lucado About the Narcissists in Our Lives

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. In today’s episode, Rachael is joined by special guest Pastor Max Lucado to talk about his latest book, God Never Gives Up On You. Max and Rachael talk about the story of Jacob, and what it teaches us about grace, mercy, and God’s relentless love.   Join us for an inspiring journey of redemption, vulnerability, and discovering God's transformative power in our imperfections. If you're seeking hope and guidance in a chaotic world, this episode is a must-listen.   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: <a href="htt
22/09/202331 minutes 13 seconds
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387// Being Complete in Jesus: Understanding Matthew 5:21-48

Welcome to the "Hearing Jesus" podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. Join us on this devotional journey through the gospels, where we explore the teachings of Jesus chapter by chapter. We provide historical and cultural context to help you better understand the message. If you're seeking to live a life that reflects God's, this podcast is for you. Tune in to "Hearing Jesus" and become a part of our community as we strive to become more like Jesus as we learn to hear Him more clearly.   This episode is a companion to Episode 14 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible I
21/09/202327 minutes 24 seconds
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386// Hearing Jesus: A Deep Dive into Matthew 5:17-20 and True Righteousness

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. In this episode, we continue to explore Matthew 5 as part of our ongoing journey through the introduction to the Gospels. Join us as we unravel the depth of Jesus' message and its enduring relevance in our walk of faith. Don't miss out on this transformative exploration of the Sermon on the Mount and the heart of discipleship.   This episode is a companion to Episode 13 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll
20/09/202315 minutes 44 seconds
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385// Staying Salty and Shining Bright: How to Live Out the Beatitudes in Matthew 5

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. In today's episode, we explore the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, specifically focusing on the Beatitudes. Join us as we explore these teachings of Jesus, revealing how they challenge conventional expectations and redirect us toward meekness, mercy, and peace. Discover the significance of being the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world" in this transformative journey through the foundational wisdom of Jesus. Tune in for insights that are as relevant today as they were in the time of the disciples.   This episode is a companion to Episode 12 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  <a href="http:
19/09/202320 minutes 22 seconds
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384// The Call to Follow: Jesus’ Message of Discipleship in Matthew 4

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. In this episode, we explore the profound moment when Jesus calls his first disciples. But there's more to this story than meets the eye. Rachael unpacks the historical and cultural context, revealing the significance of Jesus's invitation to "follow me" and become "fishers of people."   This episode is a companion to Episode 11 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll Learn: https://shehears.org <p
18/09/202323 minutes 17 seconds
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383// Resisting Temptation: Unlocking the Meaning of Jesus’ Wilderness Experience in Matthew 4

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast with your host, Rachael Groll. Tune in as Rachael emphasizes the importance of understanding the true nature of temptation and testing, the power of recognizing God's voice through His Word, and the significance of relying on the Holy Spirit during challenging times. Discover the depth of Jesus's identity and His unwavering commitment to God's plan as we navigate through these 11 verses. Join us in this insightful episode as we explore the lessons from Matthew chapter four and learn how to stand firm in our faith in the face of temptation.   This episode is a companion to Episode 10 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  <a href="ht
15/09/202316 minutes 10 seconds
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382// Why Did Jesus Get Baptized? Insights From Matthew 3

Welcome to the "Hearing Jesus Podcast" with your host, Rachael Groll. In today’s episode, we look at the journey of understanding the significance of baptism in Jesus time as well as our own. We pray this episode blesses you!   This episode is a companion to Episode 9 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll Learn: https://shehears.org Shop: https://shehears.org/resources</
14/09/202321 minutes 40 seconds
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381// Preparing the Way: Exploring the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew 3

Welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast with your host, Rachel Groll. In today's episode, we dive into Matthew chapter three, exploring the profound symbolism behind John the Baptist's unique lifestyle and his powerful message of repentance. Discover the historical significance of the wilderness, the powerful meaning of the word "repent," and the deeper understanding of the "kingdom of heaven." Join us on this enlightening journey through Scripture as we unpack the rich context of John's ministry and its relevance for our lives today. Don't miss this opportunity to gain fresh insights into the already-not-yet tension of God's kingdom and how it challenges us to live intentionally for His glory. Tune in for a transformative exploration of Matthew 3:1-6 and prepare your heart for what God has in store.   This episode is a companion to Episode 8 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hearing-jesus-for-kids-kid
13/09/202323 minutes 5 seconds
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380// Understanding the Escape to Egypt: A Deep Dive into Matthew 2:13-23

Join us on the "Hearing Jesus" podcast with host Rachael Groll for an insightful journey through Matthew 2:13-23. In this episode, Rachael the parallels between the challenges faced by ancient Israelites and those encountered by today's Christians, offering insights into the enduring hope found in God's plan for restoration.   This episode is a companion to Episode 7 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: https://onelink.to/groll Learn: https://shehears.org</a
12/09/202322 minutes 10 seconds
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379// Challenging Complacency in Faith: Lessons from the Magi's Encounter in Matthew 2:1-12

379// Challenging Complacency in Faith: Lessons from the Magi's Encounter in Matthew 2:1-12   Welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast! In this episode, host Rachael Groll teaches on the captivating story of the Magi's journey to find the newborn King Jesus, as described in Matthew chapter 2. Through a detailed exploration of this narrative, we uncover the historical context, the remarkable symbolism behind their gifts, and the challenges posed to both the religious leaders and modern-day listeners.   This episode is a companion to Episode 6 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus</a
11/09/202319 minutes 26 seconds
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378// Adultery to Adoption: Joseph's Obedient Journey in Matthew 1:18-25

In this episode of the "Hearing Jesus" podcast, host Rachael Groll delves into the second half of Matthew chapter one, focusing on the story of Joseph's response to Mary's pregnancy through the Holy Spirit. This passage reveals profound insights into ancient Jewish culture, marriage customs, and the significance of Joseph's obedience. By diving into the background and cultural nuances of this passage, Rachael offers a fresh perspective on Joseph's response and its relevance to believers today. We see that obedience, even in the face of difficult circumstances, is the key to hearing God’s voice more clearly.   This episode is a companion to Episode 5 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit
08/09/202321 minutes 48 seconds
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377/ Beyond the List: The Geneology of Matthew 1:1-17

In today’s episode, Rachael focuses on the often-overlooked genealogy found in the beginning of Matthew.  In a culture where lineage was synonymous with identity, Matthew's genealogy is a treasure trove of symbolism, revealing essential truths about Jesus' heritage and mission. In this episode, we learn how Matthew strategically crafts his genealogy as a bridge connecting the messianic promises to their fulfillment in Jesus. This was pivotal for the Jewish audience, signifying Jesus as the awaited Messiah who would restore Israel.   This episode encourages listeners to reconsider the significance of this genealogy, urging them not to miss the nuances that point to God's restoration plan. Just as God worked through broken lives in the past, He continues to use imperfect people for His perfect plan.    This episode is a companion to Episode 4 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hearing-jesus-for-kids-kid
07/09/202318 minutes 1 second
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376// Good News for Everyone: An Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

The book of Matthew stands as a powerful introduction to the New Testament, revealing the heart of the gospel message – the good news about Jesus. As one of the original twelve apostles, Matthew presents a compelling narrative of Jesus' life, teachings, and transformative ministry. Matthew's overarching goal is to affirm Jesus' kingship and authority, even in ways that challenge the expectations of his audience. He masterfully weaves a narrative that emphasizes Jesus' fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, serving as a guide for Jewish Christians to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. This purposeful approach resonates with the broader theme of fulfillment found throughout the gospel. Whether you're a seasoned reader or new to the Scriptures, the Hearing Jesus podcast offers a valuable opportunity to deepen your understanding of Jesus' life, teachings, and enduring impact.   This episode is a companion to Episode 3 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast:
06/09/202323 minutes 57 seconds
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375// Exploring the Genre of a Gospel: An Introduction to the Gospels Series

In this episode of the Hearing Jesus podcast, host Rachael Groll delves into the concept of the gospel and the reason for having four gospels in the Bible. The gospel is a genre of writing, specifically biographies about the life of Jesus, and it is found at the beginning of the New Testament. Rachael explains that the gospels were not necessarily written in chronological order, and each gospel writer had a unique perspective and audience in mind. Rachael addresses common questions about reading the gospels, including the differences in sequence and wording among the accounts. She highlights the literary techniques used by ancient writers, such as rearranging sources for emphasis. The gospels were primarily meant to be heard, not read, as public readings spread the message to wider audiences. As modern readers, Rachael encourages us to engage with the gospels by understanding the cultural context, considering the morals of the stories, and applying the teachings to o
05/09/202328 minutes 29 seconds
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374// God Still Works During His Silence: Introduction to the Gospels

Before we dive into the study of the New Testament, I wanted to spend a little time looking at what the scholars call the “inter-testamental” period or the “silent years.”  These were the years between the Old Testament and the New Testament.  One thing that we learn from this period of time is that just because God is silent, it doesn’t mean He isn’t working. Join me today as we take a look at what was actually happening during this period of time.   This episode is a companion to Episode 1 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids   For family discussion guides, journaling worksheets, bonus content, and our private discussion forum, please visit our Patreon page:  patreon.com/HearingJesus   FREE APP: Daily Bible Inspirations: <a href="https://onelink
04/09/202323 minutes
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Intentionally Separating Ourselves So We Can Hear God’s Voice

Intentionally Separating Ourselves So We Can Hear God’s Voice   Solitude becomes a space where we allow Jesus to do what only He can.  I pray this week has been a blessing to you as we discuss the ways that solitude can help us hear God’s voice more clearly. Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in the world and be obedient to what God was calling me to do
01/09/202311 minutes 43 seconds
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There is Never A Moment That God is Not With Us

There is Never A Moment That God is Not With Us   It doesn’t matter how you feel, the truth is, God never leaves us alone.  Scripture reveals that to us over and over, and the word of God is more powerful than what we feel.  Today we look at a couple more examples from Scripture and how God longs for us to recognize He is there in our hard moments. Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do.
31/08/202312 minutes 37 seconds
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How Being With God Fills Us Up So That We Can Continue to Pour Out

How Being With God Fills Us Up So That We Can Continue to Pour Out   So many of us continue to pour out, into our families, into our jobs, into our church, without every truly getting filled back up.  Today we look at some more Biblical examples of how and when Jesus and the disciples used solitude to restore their hearts and fill back up.  I pray this ongoing conversation blesses you. Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I
30/08/202312 minutes 10 seconds
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What We Consume Affects How We Hear God

What We Consume Affects How We Hear God   Investing in your relationship with God is never a waste of time.  Jesus would often seek out solitude to hear from the Lord.  Today we look at some Biblical examples of solitude.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in the world and be obedient to what God was calling me to do, but I wa
29/08/202311 minutes 15 seconds
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How Quieting Our Hearts Helps Us Hear From God

How Quieting Our Hearts Helps Us Hear From God   So many of us avoid solitude because of a fear of loneliness.  Did you know that the two are not necessarily the same thing?  In fact, they are radically different.  Quieting our hearts from all the distractions is an important part of learning to hear God more clearly.  Join me this week as we discuss ways to bring solitude into our daily lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, to
28/08/202311 minutes 30 seconds
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Bible Study 101: Allow This Prayer to Change Your Life

Bible Study 101: Allow This Prayer to Change Your Life   Today I pray over you the same prayer a missionary prayed over me years ago- and it changed my life!  I pray it blesses you.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit
25/08/202312 minutes 48 seconds
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Bible Study 101: It’s Actually Knowing the Truth that Sets Us Free. Truth Without Knowledge Is Worthless.

It’s Actually Knowing the Truth that Sets Us Free.  Truth Without Knowledge Is Worthless.   If we read God’s word and don’t understand it, we aren’t likely to get freedom from the things that keep us bound. We have to understand what it’s actually saying.  That’s where the freedom comes from.  Join me as we dig into this today.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you str
24/08/202311 minutes 51 seconds
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Bible Study 101: Basic Ways to Understand Your Bible Better

Bible Study 101: Basic Ways to Understand Your Bible Better   There are tools we can use that help us understand God’s word.  They don’t cost any money, but you do need to be intentional.  Let’s dig into the Bible and study it.  Your time will never be wasted!   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He say
23/08/202312 minutes 46 seconds
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Bible Study 101: How Our Own Experiences Change the Way We Look at God’s Word

How Our Own Experiences Change the Way We Look at God’s Word   We all naturally have a filter when it comes to reading God’s word.  The challenge becomes removing that filter and examining the Scriptures through the lens of the original audience and the original author.  God’s word is a treasure and can impact our daily lives- if we let it.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the differen
22/08/202313 minutes 9 seconds
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Bible Study 101: How God Uses His Word to Speak to Us

How God Uses His Word to Speak to Us   Today we dig into the topic of studying our Bibles.  What does that mean?  Why should we do it?  How do we get started?  All this on more, it’s going to be a great week!   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or li
21/08/202313 minutes 51 seconds
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Things to Consider When Planning a Short-Term Mission Trip

Things to Consider When Planning a Short-Term Mission Trip   Today I share two humorous things to watch out for when traveling to another country for missions.  We are also going to start praying about YOU going on a trip.  Yes, YOU!  Is God calling you to step out in faith to go on a trip with us?   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to fee
18/08/202316 minutes 14 seconds
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The Empowerment of the Holy Spirit on Short-Term Mission Trips

The Empowerment of the Holy Spirit on Short-Term Mission Trips   God longs to empower and embolden us for the sake of the gospel.  The problem is, we sometimes don’t even ask Him to.  Today I share two testimonies of what God did, using young children.  I pray it encourages you!       The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel
17/08/202312 minutes 48 seconds
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Spiritual and Physical Strongholds in Short-Term Missions

Spiritual and Physical Strongholds in Short-term Missions   So often we can get caught up looking at and trying to solve symptoms instead of the systems that keep people bound in poverty- both spiritual and material.  Today we talk about the strongholds that the enemy uses to keep people trapped and how we can start addressing those root issues.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonde
16/08/202315 minutes 36 seconds
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Jesus Sees You in the Multitude, and He Wants You To See Him, Too

Jesus Sees You in the Multitude, and He Wants You To See Him, Too   There are aspects of God’s character and nature that are revealed to us when we serve on the mission field.  Today I share one aspect that God revealed to me last week when I was serving in the Dominican Republic.  I pray this episode blesses you.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the differen
15/08/202315 minutes 50 seconds
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Helping Without Hurting- Perspective Shifts for Short-Term Missions

  Helping Without Hurting- Perspective Shifts for Short-Term Missions   Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our attempts at helping during a mission trip can actually be hurtful in the long run.  Today I share some practical ideas and tips to make sure your return to short-term mission trips has the most impact it can.    The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how y
14/08/202314 minutes 36 seconds
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Sending Your Children Off: Trusting God in The Transition

Sending Your Children Off: Trusting God in The Transition   Have you sent a child to college recently?  Or perhaps it was kindergarten, the military, or even a new apartment.  The feelings of grief left behind are sometimes hard to deal with.  Today in this bonus episode, we talk through some ways to deal with that grief and allow the Holy Spirit to meet you in that place.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my o
11/08/202325 minutes 25 seconds
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(PART 2) Finding Our Identity in Christ as Mothers with Special Guest Alli Worthington (Part 2)

Finding Our Identity in Christ as Mothers with Special Guest Alli Worthington (Part 2)   This time of year, when our children are going to school can be hard for so many moms.  Whether it’s kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between, we tend to find ourselves in a place of questioning our identity when our kids aren’t with us.  I invited my friend Alli Worthington on the show to talk about it as she shares some insight from her new book, Remaining You While Raising Them: The Secret Art of Confident Motherhood.   Alli Worthington, known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life, is the author of five books including The Year of Living Happy, Fierce Faith, Breaking Busy and her latest Remaining You While Raising Them. She is a speaker, podcaster, and life and business coach who launched Called Creatives, a coh
10/08/202321 minutes 16 seconds
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Finding Our Identity in Christ as Mothers with Special Guest Alli Worthington (Part 1)

Finding Our Identity in Christ as Mothers with Special Guest Alli Worthington (Part 1)   This time of year, when our children are going to school can be hard for so many moms.  Whether it’s kindergarten, college, or somewhere in between, we tend to find ourselves in a place of questioning our identity when our kids aren’t with us.  I invited my friend Alli Worthington on the show to talk about it as she shares some insight from her new book, Remaining You While Raising Them: The Secret Art of Confident Motherhood.   Alli Worthington, known for her straight-talking encouragement and practical tools that help women reach their dreams in business and life, is the author of five books including The Year of Living Happy, Fierce Faith, Breaking Busy and her latest Remaining You While Raising Them. She is a speaker, podcaster, and life and business coach who launched Called Creatives, a cohort of women spe
09/08/202318 minutes 48 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Mary Magdalene- A Woman of Testimony (Part 2)

Summer Bible Study: Mary Magdalene- A Woman of Testimony (Part 2)    (Continued from yesterday)   Once Jesus heals us, we realize an aspect of His nature that we cannot forget.  Mary Magdalene was at the tomb because He was literally her Savior.  Sometimes we can hear Him before we can see Him.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Lea
08/08/202311 minutes 55 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Mary Magdalene- A Woman of Testimony (Part 1)

Summer Bible Study: Mary Magdalene- A Woman of Testimony (Part 1)     Once Jesus heals us, we realize an aspect of His nature that we cannot forget.  Mary Magdalene was at the tomb because He was literally her Savior.  Sometimes we can hear Him before we can see Him.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus:
07/08/202314 minutes 23 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Reveals Himself to Women - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Reveals Himself to Women - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene     The first person that Jesus revealed Himself to after the Resurrection was a woman.  And the first person that Jesus sent to share the message of the Resurrection with others was a woman.  If Jesus calls and equips women to serve Him: No. Other. Opinion. Matters.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.
04/08/202314 minutes 22 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Uses Women to Do Kingdom Work - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Uses Women to Do Kingdom Work - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene     While we don’t know where all the disciples were during the Crucifixion, we do know where Mary Magdalene was…. She was at the cross.    This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: <a href="https://shehears.org/re
03/08/202315 minutes 35 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus is Coming Back for Us - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene

Summer Bible Study: Jesus is Coming Back for Us - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene   The resurrection story that Mary is part of is part of a larger story that affects how we live our lives today.  Jesus is coming back for us, it’s only a matter of time. This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: <a href="https://shehears.org/reso
02/08/202316 minutes 15 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: When You Have Been Delivered From the Darkness, You Can’t Stay Away From the Light - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene

Summer Bible Study:  When You Have Been Delivered From the Darkness, You Can’t Stay Away From the Light - A Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene   Focus on the process instead of the results.  If you focus on the process, the results will follow.  We need to train our brains to slow down so we can understand the context of God’s word.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learnin
01/08/202316 minutes 48 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: God’s Word is Living and Active- Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene

Summer Bible Study:  God’s Word is Living and Active- Devotional Study of Mary Magdalene   The best translation is the one you will read.  Meditating on God’s word is important to help us understand what it says.  This week we finish the She Hears study with some more instruction on the Color Method of study and what we can learn from Mary Magdalene.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 6- Mary Magdalene   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- <em
31/07/202316 minutes 31 seconds
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Church Hurt: What To Do With The Pain: Special Guest Natalie Runion

Church Hurt: What To Do With The Pain: Special Guest Natalie Runion Natalie Runion was ready to walk away after being hurt by her church. Following that heartbreak, Natalie buried her dream of Christian ministry and wrestled with her faith. But God never abandoned Natalie. Today she is the founder of Raised to Stay, a ministry that encourages believers to not abandon their faith when people in the church cause hurt. Today, Natalie joins Rachael on the show to talk about church hurt and what it means to stay.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- <em
28/07/202342 minutes 17 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Seeks Us Out- A Woman of Discipleship (Part 2)

Summer Bible Study: Seeks Us Out- A Woman of Discipleship (Part 2)     The master has come and He calls for you.  Jesus finds us where we are, in the middle of our mess, and calls us to Himself.  Mary’s story helps us understand our own.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exp
27/07/202319 minutes 42 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Seeks Us Out- A Woman of Discipleship (Part 1)

Summer Bible Study: Seeks Us Out- A Woman of Discipleship (Part 1)     The master has come and He calls for you.  Jesus finds us where we are, in the middle of our mess, and calls us to Himself.  Mary’s story helps us understand our own.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exp
26/07/202314 minutes 59 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus is Our Defender- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany

Summer Bible Study: Jesus is Our Defender- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany   Mary’s example of obedience, and her willingness regardless of the cost, speaks to those places of insecurity that keep us from walking into the calling God has for us.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 5- Mary- A Woman of Discipleship.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: <a href="https://shehears.org/reso
25/07/202313 minutes 10 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Everything Jesus Does Is Intentional- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany

Summer Bible Study: Everything Jesus Does Is Intentional- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany   Everything Jesus does is intentional. When we realize that, we can step into the calling He has already set us apart for.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 5- Mary- A Woman of Discipleship.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/reso
24/07/202313 minutes 58 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Women Anointed to Serve- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany

Summer Bible Study: Women Anointed to Serve- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany   When Mary washed Jesus' feet, she didn’t just use water, she used oil. Today we look at the reasons for that, and what that act meant within the larger picture of the cross.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 5- Mary- A Woman of Discipleship.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: <a href="https://
21/07/202312 minutes 24 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: When Things Don’t Work Out The Way You Thought They Would- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany

Summer Bible Study: When Things Don’t Work Out The Way You Thought They Would- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany   Don't allow the world to tell you how to feel.  Nothing is wasted in the kingdom. This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 5- Mary- A Woman of Discipleship.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from
20/07/202318 minutes 18 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: A Female Disciple of Jesus- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany

Summer Bible Study: A Female Disciple of Jesus- Devotional Study of Mary of Bethany     Mary is often portrayed as the lazy sister when in fact, she was seeking to be obedient to the one who called her.  Her life can help us to understand our own posture as women seeking to follow after Jesus     This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 5- Mary- A Woman of Discipleship.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus</em
19/07/202315 minutes 57 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: None of Our Emotions Are Too Big For God- A Woman of Authority (Part 2)

Summer Bible Study: None of Our Emotions Are Too Big For God- A Woman of Authority (Part 2)   (Continued from yesterday)   None of our emotions are too big for God, even the bad ones.  The ugly ones.  The ones we want to keep hidden.  He wants to meet us in that space, because that’s how we get through them.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the
18/07/202322 minutes 1 second
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Summer Bible Study: None of Our Emotions Are Too Big For God- A Woman of Authority (Part 1)

Summer Bible Study: None of Our Emotions Are Too Big For God- A Woman of Authority (Part 1)   None of our emotions are too big for God, even the bad ones.  The ugly ones.  The ones we want to keep hidden.  He wants to meet us in that space, because that’s how we get through them.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an i
17/07/202317 minutes 28 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: We Have a Role To Play In Our Miracle- A Devotional Study of Martha

Summer Bible Study: We Have a Role To Play In Our Miracle- A Devotional Study of Martha   The Lazarus story was the last miracle Jesus would perform before His death, and He did it in the presence of two women.  In a culture that did not validate the testimony of women, this is a powerful example of how Jesus valued the women in His life.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 4- Martha- A Woman of Assertiveness.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- <em
14/07/202316 minutes 27 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Resurrection is Who Jesus Is, Not Just What He Does- A Devotional Study of Martha

Summer Bible Study: Resurrection is Who Jesus Is, Not Just What He Does- A Devotional Study of Martha   Resurrection isn’t just what Jesus does, it’s who He is.  When we allow Jesus to speak to those places in our lives that we think are dead, we start to fully realize who He is.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 4- Martha- A Woman of Assertiveness.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Li
13/07/202313 minutes 46 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: When Something Dies While Waiting on Jesus-- A Devotional Study of Martha

Summer Bible Study: When Something Dies While Waiting on Jesus-- A Devotional Study of Martha   There is a protection in the waiting.  Even still, we can get angry with Jesus when we are waiting. It takes an incredible amount of faith to get angry with God.  And sis?  He is big enough to take it.  He wants to meet you in that place.  In fact, it’s the only way we can get through it.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 4- Martha- A Woman of Assertiveness.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that onl
12/07/202316 minutes 47 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Going to Jesus With Our Pain- A Devotional Study of Martha

Summer Bible Study: Going to Jesus With Our Pain- A Devotional Study of Martha     Jesus works miracles in the presence of the poor, the sick, and the broken. It’s who He is.    This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 4- Martha- A Woman of Assertiveness.       The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources<
11/07/202320 minutes 38 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Complaining to Jesus and His Response- A Devotional Study of Martha

Summer Bible Study: Complaining to Jesus and His Response- A Devotional Study of Martha   Independent. Runs her mouth. Stubborn.  Impulsive. Martha is the sister who is known for these things.  But we also see something so revealing about her faith.  She doesn’t mind complaining to Jesus.  This shows us an aspect of their closeness that helps us understand their relationship.  How Jesus responds helps us to see how He responds to us, too.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 4- Martha- A Woman of Assertiveness.         The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives
10/07/202320 minutes 50 seconds
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Finding Hope and Healing After Your Marriage Ends: Special Guest Brandi Wilson

Finding Hope and Healing After Your Marriage Ends: Special Guest Brandi Wilson   Some seasons of life seem more difficult than one human should have to bear. For Brandi Wilson that season was 2016, the year her husband – a megachurch pastor – walked away from the church and their family. As her 20-year marriage dissolved, Brandi also lost her church community, her dreams for the future, and a huge part of her identity. She and her three boys began a new journey marked by deep grief and suffering – but also hope, freedom, boldness, and peace. Today Brandi thanks God for the redemptive healing in her life and reassures other newly single women that they are not alone. Divorce is not the end of the story.   Join me in today’s episode as I talk with Brandi about how women can find Hope and Healing after their marriage ends.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling G
07/07/202334 minutes 40 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Forgiveness- Part 2

Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Forgiveness- Part 2  (Continued from yesterday) The thing about sin is that very few of us start out with the intention to sin.  We kind of just end up there.  When we feel powerless to overcome that struggle in our lives, that’s where Jesus steps in to meet us with a balance of truth and grace. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.  It’s time we stop trying to deal with the stain of sin on our own.  We have all been there, and we will be there again.  The reality is we are all guilty.  That’s why we need Jesus.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that
06/07/202317 minutes 48 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Forgiveness- Part 1

Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Forgiveness- Part 1  The thing about sin is that very few of us start out with the intention to sin.  We kind of just end up there.  When we feel powerless to overcome that struggle in our lives, that’s where Jesus steps in to meet us with a balance of truth and grace. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.  It’s time we stop trying to deal with the stain of sin on our own.  We have all been there and we will be there again.  The reality is we are all guilty.  That’s why we need Jesus.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.  
05/07/202314 minutes 32 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Authentic Interaction With Jesus Sets Us Free From Sin - A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8

Summer Bible Study: Authentic Interaction With Jesus Sets Us Free From Sin - A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8 Sin.  We need to deal with it.  And We can’t do it on our own.  When we bring our sin before Jesus, He leaves us changed.  It’s that interaction: experiencing His love and grace and forgiveness, that changes us.  Heart Check: Neither do I condemn you.  Friend, Jesus is saying those same words to you.  Have you allowed yourself to hear them?  Let them sink down deep as you respond to the only one who can set you free.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 3- Woman- A Woman of Forgiveness.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig dee
04/07/202312 minutes 15 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: As the Body of Christ, We Need Each Other- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8

Summer Bible Study: As the Body of Christ, We Need Each Other- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8 We all have our own things written in the dirt.  Sometimes we forget that when we are faced with someone else’s sin.  Instead of condemning them, let’s treat them the way Jesus did.  Heart Check: Is there someone in your life that you have been quick to judge or condemn?  Who might that person be?  How can you allow the Lord to work in that space?  Pray for Him to show you.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 3- Woman- A Woman of Forgiveness.       The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to
03/07/202313 minutes 46 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Wants to Deal With the Things You are Hiding- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Wants to Deal With the Things You are Hiding- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8  We are all guilty of something.  There’s no getting around it.  Today we look at how Jesus deals with our sin. Jesus doesn’t react, He responds. Heart Check: What things are you afraid to even pray about?  Are there things you are afraid to admit, even to Jesus?  He already knows, friend.  Allow Him in so He can deal with it.  It’s the only way we can be free.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 3- Woman- A Woman of Forgiveness.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand an
30/06/202316 minutes 32 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Caught Red Handed- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8

Summer Bible Study: Caught Red Handed- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8   Sometimes sin overtakes us quickly.  So quickly that we can feel helpless.    Heart Check: How have you felt when you have been caught red-handed?  That emotion we feel in those moments is called shame.  But we don’t have to stay stuck in that place.  We have a Savior that became our shame so that we could be restored.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 3- Woman- A Woman of Forgiveness.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God
29/06/202313 minutes 46 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Your Struggle Doesn’t Define You- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8

Summer Bible Study: Your Struggle Doesn’t Define You- A Devotional Study of the Woman in John 8     The world will try to define us by our struggle.  Addicted.  Unemployed. Overweight. Insert struggle here _____________. Don’t allow your struggle to become your identity.   Heart Check:   As we respond to Jesus and His love for us, our identity will start to change as we see ourselves the way He sees us.  Dear one.  Loved.  What labels do you need to lay down today?   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 3- Woman- A Woman of Forgiveness.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spir
28/06/202315 minutes 3 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Testimony- Part 2

Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Testimony- Part 2 (Continued from yesterday) The longest recorded conversation we have on record is between Jesus and the Samaritan woman.  That’s proof that Jesus speaks to women.  Jesus meets us where we are at to speak freedom over the things that have kept us bound.   My prayer is that you will see yourself through the lens that Jesus sees you.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: <a href="https://shehears.org/resourc
27/06/202316 minutes 17 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Testimony- Part 1

Summer Bible Study: A Woman of Testimony- Part 1 The longest recorded conversation we have on record is between Jesus and the Samaritan woman.  That’s proof that Jesus speaks to women.  Jesus meets us where we are at to speak freedom over the things that have kept us bound. My prayer is that you will see yourself through the lens that Jesus sees you.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources <
26/06/202314 minutes 6 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Your Story Matters- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman

Summer Bible Study: Your Story Matters- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman An authentic interaction with Jesus is the very thing we need to change things.  It’s that very interaction that redeems us. Heart Check: Is there someone that God has put on your heart to share with about what God is doing in your heart?  If not, pray that God would reveal someone to you.  If so, commit to praying for them this week.  Then, make the phone call, schedule the coffee date, and share with them what God is doing in you.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 2- The Samaritan Woman- A Woman of Testimony.     The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually
23/06/202314 minutes
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Summer Bible Study: Dealing With the Things We Can’t Lay Down - A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman

Summer Bible Study: Dealing With the Things We Can’t Lay Down - A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman   The moment we meet Jesus, He wants us to lay down the things that keep us from Him.  And if He can’t?  Well, that’s exactly why He came.   Heart Check:   Are there things that you have struggled to give to Him?  Are there things that you need Him to snatch away?  God wants you to have freedom.  Admit to Him the things that you are struggling with.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 2- The Samaritan Woman- A Woman of Testimony.       The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spir
22/06/202312 minutes 47 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Pursues Us Even When We Don’t Want to Be Found - A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Pursues Us Even When We Don’t Want to Be Found - A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman   Jesus pursues us with intention.  It’s who He is.  He seeks us out, sometimes in the exact moment that we don’t want to be found.   Heart Check:   Do you realize that the God of the universe loves you so much that He pursues you with intention?   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 2- The Samaritan Woman- A Woman of Testimony.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors t
21/06/202314 minutes 32 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Meets Us in Our Brokenness- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Meets Us in Our Brokenness- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman Regardless if we are dealing with consequences or circumstances, we have all experienced brokenness in our lives.  It’s this place that Jesus meets us. Heart Check: Have you had to deal with circumstances or consequences in your life that have brought you shame?  In those moments, have you thought about turning to Jesus?  Or did you feel like you had to hide it from Him?  It’s in this moment that He comes to find you.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 2- The Samaritan Woman- A Woman of Testimony.   The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our
20/06/202313 minutes 54 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Meets Us Where We Are- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Meets Us Where We Are- A Devotional Look at the Samaritan Woman Jesus speaks to women, with intention.  This entire week, we will be looking at a conversation He had with a woman who desperately needed what He had to offer her. From today’s episode: Heart Check: We have a tendency to have some comfort when we are around someone that has more visible sin in their life.  At least I am not as bad as….. Do you every struggle with that?  Take some time to surrender that attitude to the Lord.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 2- The Samaritan Woman- A Woman of Testimony.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes
19/06/202314 minutes 51 seconds
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Surrendering Our Children to the Lord: A Message for Parents for Father’s Day with Guest Kyle Idleman

Surrendering Our Children to the Lord: A Message for Parents for Father’s Day with Guest Kyle Idleman   With Father’s Day happening this weekend, I wanted to invite my friend, Kyle Idleman on the show to have a conversation about what it practically means to surrender our children to the Lord.  Together we have a powerful conversation about this topic that I am confident will bless you.  P.S. – Invite all the dads!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was do
16/06/202341 minutes 13 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Part 2- Finishing Week 1- Mary, Mother of Jesus, A Woman of Authority

Summer Bible Study: Part 2- Finishing Week 1- Mary, Mother of Jesus, A Woman of Authority   (Continued from Yesterday) Today we look at some of the principles and methods that we used in this first week of the She Hears devotional content.    How we approach the Scriptures matters.  Understanding what we read is more important than the amount we read.  When we take the time to read with intention and understand the scriptures, it can be life-changing.     Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Women often deal with feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, yet the lives of these women show that Jesus values us, wants a relationship with us, and can use
15/06/202319 minutes 30 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Mary, Mother of Jesus, A Woman of Authority- Part 1

Summer Bible Study: Mary, Mother of Jesus, A Woman of Authority- Part 1   Today we look at some of the principles and methods that we used in this first week of the She Hears devotional content.    How we approach the Scriptures matters.  Understanding what we read is more important than the amount we read.  When we take the time to read with intention and understand the scriptures, it can be life-changing.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Women often deal with feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, yet the lives of these women show that Jesus values us, wants a relationship with us, and can use us to further His kingdom. In her warm, conversational
14/06/202316 minutes 5 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Jesus Calls Us to Radical Faith - A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus

Summer Bible Study: Jesus Calls Us to Radical Faith - A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus  God uses people because of what it will do for us, not because of what it will do for Him. God chooses to use us to help us see what He is doing and to help us see who He is. From today’s episode: Heart Check: What has Jesus been saying to you throughout this week?  What is He calling you to?  Is He calling you to lay something down?  Is He calling you to pick something up? Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the Facebook page and with your circle of influence.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   Mary and the servants acted in faith despite what they saw in the physical.     Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Lea
13/06/202314 minutes 5 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: The Heart of Jesus is to Set Captives Free-A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus

Summer Bible Study: The Heart of Jesus is to Set Captives Free-A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus My faith and obedience is what allows me to be a part of what God is doing. From today’s episode: Heart Check: Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross is displayed in His very first miracle at the wedding feast in Cana.  He covers the disgrace that we did not even know we would have had without His intervention. How are you responding to His love and His life being poured out for you? This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   Mary’s faith and obedience is an example to those around her. Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Ra
12/06/202311 minutes 59 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Barriers to obedience- A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus

Summer Bible Study: Barriers to Obedience- A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus   Sometimes our miracle doesn’t happen until after we move toward obedience. God reveals an aspect of His character when we are obedient in serving Him.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Has God ever asked you to do something that really didn’t seem to make any sense? What are the barriers to you being obedient in what He is asking?   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   Mary was a woman who used her authority to point others to Christ.   Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael G
09/06/202313 minutes 27 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: Everything Jesus does is intentional- A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus

Summer Bible Study: Everything Jesus does is intentional- A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus   Today we look at Mary’s example of how to handle the seasons when God asks us to lay something down.  Her example of faith helps us to surrender to what Jesus is calling us to lay down in our own lives.   Everything Jesus does is intentional.  He doesn’t react, He responds.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Is there an area of your life that you are hesitant to bring to Jesus?  Or when you do, it’s accompanied by a justification or explanation of why you are feeling the way you do? Let the Lord reveal the things in your life that you need to take to Him.   The role and responsibility given to Mary by God was also taken away by God.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content i
08/06/202316 minutes 19 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: God Gives Women Their Roles of Authority- A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus

Summer Bible Study: God Gives Women Their Roles of Authority: A Devotional Look at Mary, Mother of Jesus Today we are starting a new format of 5 short devotional thoughts throughout the week to help you stay connected to God’s word in a way that is quick, easy.  My hope is that meditating on God’s word in the morning will help you to stay connected with Him throughout the day.    This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Is there any bitterness or unforgiveness you are holding onto from someone judging you?  Perhaps unfairly?  Or have you jumped to conclusions about someone else based on one interaction?  If so, let’s take that to the Lord and deal with it so we can get our hearts clear.   Mary had authority because God gave her authorit
07/06/202313 minutes 30 seconds
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Summer Bible Study: 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Study

Summer Bible Study: 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Study: Practical Ways to Set Your Bible Study Time Up for Success   Today I share my Top 10 tips for making sure you get the most out of your Bible Study. It's important to set ourselves up for success because the enemy will try to stop you any way he can. This episode is very practical and tactical! Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Women often deal with feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, yet the lives of these women show that Jesus values us, wants a relationship with us, and can use us to further His kingdom. In her warm, conversational style, Rachael ties together her life experience,
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Summer Bible Study: Why I wrote a Bible Study About Jesus and Women

Summer Bible Study: Why I Wrote A Study About Jesus and Women   This week, I introduce the Bible Study I wrote and how God birthed this project in my heart. My prayer is that it will help you grow in your own walk with the Lord. Purchase the Bible Study- She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus: https://shehears.org/resources In this six-week study from the Book of John, Rachael Groll takes you on an in-depth exploration into the lives of six women Jesus knew. Women often deal with feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, yet the lives of these women show that Jesus values us, wants a relationship with us, and can use us to further His kingdom. In her warm, conversational style, Rachael ties together her life experience, knowledge of the Scriptures, and her compassion for women to encourage us and enable us to become the women God has called us to be. <p
05/06/202335 minutes 38 seconds
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A Grand Finale of Celebration and Praise: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 150

A Grand Finale of Celebration and Praise: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 150   In today’s final episode of our Psalms series, we are celebrating Psalm 150 as a kind of grand finale of the Book of Psalms: it's all about praising and celebrating. Singing…. Dancing… Instruments… everyone and everything is called to praise the Lord.  As we finish up this series, I pray that the message of the Psalms stays with you, and that you remember how incredibly much you are loved. Thoughts to Journal: How does the call to praise in Psalm 150 inspire you to deepen your connection with God? Are there specific aspects of your faith that you would like to focus on and celebrate more intentionally? In what ways do you currently express your gratitude and appreciation for the blessings in your life? Are there new ways you can incorporate acts of praise and thanksgiving into your daily l
02/06/202318 minutes 7 seconds
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Finding Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 149

Finding Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 149 It is really easy to get overwhelmed when we are in the middle of spiritual warfare.  In Psalm 149, we see a model for prayer when we are facing something bigger than ourselves.  We can praise God because we know that He is the one who will bring the victory.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How does the concept of praising God during spiritual warfare resonate with your personal experiences or challenges in life? Are there any current situations or struggles in your life where you feel overwhelmed? How can you apply the principles from Psalm 149 to approach them with renewed faith and confidence? Today’s Key Verse: For the Lord takes delight in His people;  He crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149:4 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if yo
01/06/202317 minutes 52 seconds
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Praising God's Majesty and the Divine Harmony of All Creation: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 148

Praising God's Majesty and the Divine Harmony of All Creation: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 148 Join me on today’s episode as we dive into Psalm 148! We will explore the beauty of praising and celebrating in this special poem that has inspired people for ages. From the stars in the sky to the animals on the earth, we'll uncover the deep connection between worship and the world around us. I pray this episode blesses you. Mentioned in today's episode: Whales and Stars Will Worship Thoughts to Journal: Consider the various elements of creation mentioned in the psalm, such as the stars, mountains, and animals. Have you ever considered that all of Creation is called to praise the Lord?  What are some ways that nature or creation can remind you to praise God in your own life? Today’s Key Verse: Let them praise the
31/05/202317 minutes 20 seconds
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God's Love, Healing, and Provision Revealed: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 147

God's Love, Healing, and Provision Revealed: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 147 God is the one who heals the brokenhearted and provides for those in need.  Today as we study Psalm 147, I pray that you are encouraged by the God who knows you by name and sees your heart. Friend, you are so loved. Thoughts to Journal: How have you experienced God's healing and provision in your own life? Write about a specific time or circumstance where you felt God's love and care, and how it impacted your heart and circumstances. Explore the emotions, thoughts, and lessons learned from that experience, and express your gratitude for God's personal involvement in your life. Today’s Key Verse: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the starsand calls them each by name. Psalm 147:3-4 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  <p
30/05/202323 minutes 13 seconds
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Praise and Compassion: Uncovering God's Heart for the Vulnerable: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 146

Unleashing Praise: Revealing God's Heart for the Vulnerable - Concluding the Psalms Series: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 146   Today’s Psalm is the first of five that start and end with a call to praise the Lord.  In this psalm, we see God’s heart for the vulnerable revealed.  May these words encourage you to not only reach out to those that need hope from the Lord, but may they also speak hope to you when you need it most. Thoughts to Journal: How does the concept of God's heart for the vulnerable inspire you to extend hope and compassion to those in need? Are there any specific instances or experiences in your life where you have witnessed God's care for the vulnerable? How did it impact you? Reflect on a time when you personally felt vulnerable or in need of hope. How did God's presence and promises bring you comfort and reassurance during that season? Today’s Ke
29/05/202316 minutes 39 seconds
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Breaking Free from the Lies We Believe with Tasha Layton: Practical Strategies for a Stronger Relationship with Jesus

Breaking Free from the Lies We Believe with Tasha Layton: Practical Strategies for a Stronger Relationship with Jesus   It's Friends and Family Friday, and I'm excited to have my friend Tasha Layton join me on the show today. We're diving into a topic that affects all of us - the lies we believe. As believers, we all struggle with feelings of shame and discouragement at times, and it's easy to fall into the trap of listening to the lies of the enemy. But don't worry, Tasha's got your back. In her latest book, Look What You've Done: The Lies We Believe &amp; The Truth That Sets Us Free, she shares practical tips and strategies for breaking free from those negative beliefs through our relationship with Jesus. Trust me, you won't want to miss this conversation! TASHA LAYTON is a contemporary Christian musician who finds her identity and purpose in her personal relationship with Jesus. After four years touring as a back-up vocalist for K
27/05/202339 minutes 36 seconds
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Praising and Discovering God's Unchanging Nature: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 145

Praising and Discovering God's Unchanging Nature: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 145   Today we explore the powerful message of David's prayer in Psalm 145, urging us to praise God as the eternal King. This psalm serves as a profound reminder that God's character and nature are beautifully unveiled through his interventions in the lives of his people. Discover the unchanging nature of God and how it instills confidence in us for the future. As we witness his consistent faithfulness, we are moved to offer heartfelt praise. Get ready to be inspired and encouraged as we delve into this transformative episode. Tune in now and experience the uplifting impact of Psalm 145 on your faith journey.   Thoughts to Journal: After listening to this episode, take some time to reflect on the unchanging nature of God and the significance that has in your life. Consider the fol
26/05/202319 minutes 42 seconds
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Embracing God as Our Mighty Warrior: Navigating Life's Challenges with Faith and Dependence: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 144

Embracing God as Our Mighty Warrior: Navigating Life's Challenges with Faith and Dependence: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 144   Welcome to another episode of the Hearing Jesus Podcast! Join us as we explore Psalm 144 and the captivating portrayal of God as a mighty warrior who defends His people. Whether you're currently facing a battle or not, we understand that living in a fallen world means challenges are inevitable. This transitional phase becomes a valuable training ground, where the Lord teaches us to depend on Him when confronted with situations larger than ourselves. In this episode, we'll draw inspiration from David's example, uncovering the power of prayer and the reassuring truth that God is our ultimate defender. So grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and embark on a faith-filled journey of encouragement and the unwavering presence of our protector. Get ready to be uplifted as we explore th
25/05/202320 minutes 59 seconds
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Raw and Honest Prayers: How King David's Example Can Transform Your Prayer Life: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 143

Raw and Honest Prayers: How King David's Example Can Transform Your Prayer Life: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 143   Psalm 143 portrays King David in a state of emotional distress - feeling low, anxious, and likely struggling to sleep as he turns to God in prayer. He acknowledges his desperation and realizes that his only hope is in God's intervention. Have you experienced a similar situation? I certainly have. I find David's example of being honest and genuine with God in our prayers inspiring. This passage reminds us that it's okay to express our deepest emotions to God and seek His help in times of need. I hope this episode brings you encouragement, particularly when you find yourself in a similar circumstance. Thoughts to Journal: Think about a time in your life when you felt overwhelmed, anxious, or low, just like King David in Psalm 143. How did you handle those emotions? Did
24/05/202318 minutes 52 seconds
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From Cave to Courage: How David's Faith Inspires Us to Overcome Adversity: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 142

From Cave to Courage: How David's Faith Inspires Us to Overcome Adversity:  Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 142   In today’s episode, we explore Psalm 142 and the powerful message it holds for those facing desperate situations. David's experience of hiding in a cave to escape death may seem extreme, but we all know what it's like to feel overwhelmed by challenging circumstances. Through David's unwavering faith in God's intervention, we can find comfort and hope in the face of adversity. Join me as we delve into this story of strength and resilience. My heartfelt prayer is that this episode will bring you the inspiration and encouragement you need to face any challenge with courage and confidence. Thoughts to Journal: Think of a difficult situation you're currently facing or have faced in the past. How did you feel during that time? What actions did you take to overcome it? Now, imagi
23/05/202315 minutes 42 seconds
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Honoring God with Our Words: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 141

Honoring God with Our Words: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 141   Hey there, welcome to the Hearing Jesus podcast! In today's episode, we're going to dive into Psalm 141 and explore David's prayer to God about his words. We'll talk about how this prayer can help us yield our hearts and minds to the Lord, especially in difficult situations where our mouths can get the best of us. David's example reminds us to ask for God's guidance and control over our mouths and hearts, so we can respond in ways that honor Him. So, if you're looking for inspiration and guidance on how to pray and surrender your words to God, this episode is for you. I pray this episode blesses you! Thoughts to Journal: How has your mouth responded in the past when you have been faced with a similar experience to David?  When you think about this in terms of your mouth being a reflection of what’s in your heart, what thoughts do you h
22/05/202320 minutes 13 seconds
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There is Only One Hero in the Bible : Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 140

There is Only One Hero in the Bible : Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 140   Today’s passage looks at the behavior of David, in a situation that is pretty similar to what each of us have gone through.  Yet there are some aspects that we should recognize as part of his humanity, and not necessarily something we should emulate.  Instead, we should look to Jesus, how He responded, as our model.  As we compare the two today, I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: In the past, have you looked to the human character in the Bible as the heroes?  How does your perspective shift when you realize that they aren’t the ones that are the hero?  Allow yourself some time today to process that, as you start to look for God’s character and nature to be the model we chase after. Today’s Key Verse: I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, And
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God’s Loving Thoughts of You Outnumber the Grains of Sand: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 139

God’s Loving Thoughts of You Outnumber the Grains of Sand: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 139   Friend, we are discussing some powerful truths today.  God knows you intimately, and there is nowhere you can go to escape that love.  When we allow those truths to sink in, it will change things for us.  I pray that as we study today’s Psalm, you recognize how incredibly much you are loved. Thoughts to Journal: Does the understanding of God’s omniscience change anything for you?  Or the fact that the enemy is not omniscient?  What about God’s omnipresence?  Spend some time today, reflecting on the ways these truths impact your relationship with God. Today’s Key Verse: How precious also are Your thoughts for me, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the sand. Psalm 139: 17-18a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus
18/05/202326 minutes 32 seconds
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The Faithfulness of God is Everlasting: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 138

The Faithfulness of God is Everlasting: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 138   Today is the first of eight psalms written by David.  David’s prayer of thankfulness and praise also includes his desire to see the name of Yahweh praised in the surrounding nations. Eventually, the spread of the gospel would reach outside of Israel after Jesus came.  As we unpack this psalm, may it encourage you to pray for those that do not yet know Him. Thoughts to Journal: In the midst of trouble, we see David praising God for His faithfulness.  When you think of God’s name, do you also think about his character?  His behavior?  His reputation?  How can those things encourage you when you are going through trouble?  Spend some time today reminding yourself of these things so you can refer to them in difficult seasons. Today’s Key Verse: On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bo
17/05/202318 minutes 51 seconds
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Yearning for God’s Presence: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 137

Yearning for God’s Presence: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 137   As we study today the worship leaders of Israel, and the longing they experienced while in captivity, it reminds us of the yearning we sometimes feel as we live in the space of the “already but not yet.”  We are already one with Christ, but not yet fully restored, and we won’t be this side of heaven.  It is a normal human emotion to sometimes wrestle with that yearning.  I pray that as we unpack today’s psalm, it helps you settle into a place of thankfulness for the gift and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Thoughts to Journal: Do you ever long for heaven?  For the complete restoration of our lives, our bodies, and our world?  If we are honest, it sometimes is hard not to yearn for that when we look at the world around us.  Spend some time today thanking God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which empowers us to be a light in t
16/05/202318 minutes 38 seconds
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Feeling Stuck in Your Prayer Life? Using Psalm 136 as a Model to Get Unstuck: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 136

Feeling Stuck in Your Prayer Life?  Using Psalm 136 as a Model to Get Unstuck: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 136   Today we take a look at the redemptive thread woven throughout Israel’s history through the eyes of the psalmist.  This passage can be a model for us when we feel stuck in prayer, as we praise God for the way He has worked in our own lives.  We can also look forward to the redemptive work Jesus accomplished on the cross.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Do you sometimes get stuck in your prayer life?  Try to take the patterns we see in Psalm 136 as a model for your own prayer life to get you started.  Remember that it’s not a formula, but an idea to get you started.  The goal of prayer is relationship.  Write out your response to Him, He longs to spend time with you, friend! Today’s Key Verse: Give thanks to the God of heaven. His l
15/05/202326 minutes 39 seconds
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Stepping Into What God Is Calling You to Do with Special Guest Rebecca George

Stepping Into What God Is Calling You to Do with Special Guest Rebecca George   Today we have another special Friends and Family Friday, and I invited my friend Rebecca George onto the show.  Together we talk about taking the next step when you sense the Lord is calling you to do something.  In her new book, Do the Thing, Rebecca talks about this very thing, and what it practically looks like to move forward in those moments.  I pray this conversation blesses you.   Rebecca George is the founder of Radical Radiance® —a podcast community where listeners are encouraged and equipped to radiate the heart of Jesus in their life, work, and relationships. She is an author, speaker and podcaster whose greatest joy in life is discipling others to pursue their passions in a way that builds the Kingdom. She is married to Dustin, the senior pastor of Vonore Baptist Church in East Tennessee. A proud University of Tennesse
12/05/202338 minutes 54 seconds
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Praising God for His Goodness and His Greatness: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 135

Praising God for His Goodness and His Greatness: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 135   Praising God has more to do with who He is than what He may be doing in our lives.  We know God’s character and nature does not change, so we can also praise Him for who He will be in the future. Today we see that example in Psalm 135. Thoughts to Journal: When was the last time you simply praised God for who He is?  For His goodness and greatness, not in response to a current situation?  While it is important to praise Him for what He has done and what He is currently doing, it’s also important to praise Him for who we know Him to be.  Take some time to write out a prayer of praise to Him today. Today’s Key Verse: Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord; Psalm 135:1 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly heari
11/05/202320 minutes 7 seconds
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Encouraging Our Spiritual Leaders: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 133 and Psalm 134

Encouraging Our Spiritual Leaders: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 133 and Psalm 134   Today we again combine two shorter Psalms that both talk about the ways we can encourage our spiritual leaders.  We also discuss unity and how important that is for the body of Christ.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: When was the last time you spoke a word of encouragement or appreciation to someone that is a spiritual leader in your life? What can you do this week to reach out to that person to let them know you value them? Spend some time praying for them today and name something specific you can do to encourage them. Today’s Key Verse: May the Lord bless you from Zion,  He who is the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 134:3   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice
10/05/202320 minutes 56 seconds
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God’s Covenant Promise That Points to Jesus: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 131 and 132

God’s Covenant Promise That Points to Jesus: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 131 and 132   Today we combine two Psalms that reveal some key characteristics about God’s nature.  As we study today, I pray these thoughts sink down from your head and into your heart. Thoughts to Journal: Nurturing, compassionate, faithful, present.  How does the content in today’s psalm minister to your heart?  When we remember that the Lord is on the throne, we realize that there is nothing we have to face in this world alone.  Spend some time in worship today, praising Him for the way He chases after you. Today’s Key Verse: This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it. Psalm 132:14 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you c
09/05/202322 minutes
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Waiting for Restoration After We Have Fallen Into Sin: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 130

Waiting for Restoration After We Have Fallen Into Sin: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 130   As believers, we all have times in our lives when we have to deal with the consequences and chaos of sin. While we know that God can restore us, the period of waiting for that to happen can be difficult to endure.  Today we talk about the peace that can happen while we are working through the restoration process.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have there been times in your life when you have experienced chaos as a consequence of sin in your life? Are you going through a season like that right now?  How do you react in those situations?  Are you quick to come back to God and ask for His help?  Spend some time processing what it would look like to remember that He is a God who forgives and longs to restore us to right relationship with Him. Today’s Key Verse:
08/05/202317 minutes 19 seconds
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Finding Hope and Joy with Special Guest Raquelle Stevens

Finding Hope and Joy with Special Guest Raquelle Stevens   For Friends and Family Friday, I invited my friend Raquelle Stevens on to talk about finding hope and joy.  In a post-pandemic world, and the hustle culture we find ourselves in, sometimes finding joy in the day-to-day can be difficult.  Together we talk through some of the issues that are common for women, and how having a “Sunshine Mindset” makes all the difference.    THE SUNSHINE MIND: 100 Days to Finding the Hope and Joy You Want by Tanya Rad &amp; Raquelle Stevens can be found anywhere books are sold.   In their debut book
05/05/202339 minutes 57 seconds
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Balancing the Emotions We Feel After Something Hard : Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 129

Balancing the Emotions We Feel After Something Hard: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 129   In today’s episode, we take a look at the variety of emotions Israel had after experiencing community trauma. Their humanity is not that different than ours, and I am thankful we have this example in Scripture.  I pray that as we look at this Psalm today, it helps you understand that God longs for you to bring things to Him, even the things that are hard. Thoughts to Journal: Are there hard emotions that you resist taking to God about your past?  Friend, He longs for you to honestly come to Him with those emotions, it’s how we heal.  Take some time today to bring those unspoken things to the one who can heal your heart. Today’s Key Verse: The Lord is righteous; He has cut up the ropes of the wicked. Psalm 129:4 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  D
04/05/202319 minutes 18 seconds
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Is the Prosperity Gospel a Biblical Principle? What the Bible Actually Teaches : Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 128

Is the Prosperity Gospel a Biblical Principle? What the Bible Actually Teaches: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 128   Many of us are familiar with the term “prosperity gospel,” but what does Scripture actually say?  Today we unpack a portion of Scripture that is sometimes used to perpetuate some false teaching.  I pray this conversation blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have you had some inaccurate thoughts when it comes to prosperity within the Christian life?  How does today’s teaching change your perspective?  When it comes to prosperity, what does a prosperous relationship with the Lord look like in your life?  If that is not what you are experiencing right now, spend some time in prayer, talking with the Lord about that. Today’s Key Verse: Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways.  Psalm 128:1   Hey friends, welcome to the Hear
03/05/202319 minutes 28 seconds
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Unless the Lord Builds the House- Recognizing God’s Hand of Blessing in Our Lives: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 127

Unless the Lord Builds the House- Recognizing God’s Hand of Blessing in Our Lives: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 127 In today’s hustle culture, it can be easy to lose sight of God’s blessings in our lives and take the credit for those blessings ourselves.  Today’s psalm serves as a powerful reminder that any good thing in our life is a gift from God.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have you been guilty of taking the credit for the good things in your life that are actually blessings from God?  Have you spent too much time building things that are temporary instead of things that are eternal?  What are you currently building for the kingdom?  Spend some time before the Lord today, carefully thinking through this topic, and write down what the Lord is saying to you. Today’s Key Verse: Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1 Hey f
02/05/202323 minutes 49 seconds
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Restoration Is A Process: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 125 and 126

Restoration Is A Process: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 125 and 126   Today we focus on both Psalm 125 and 126 together because they give us a powerful picture of the restorative work that God can do after a difficult season.  While we won’t be fully restored until we get to heaven, there can be such joy in knowing that God can work in the places of our lives that the enemy tried to steal.  I pray this episode blesses you! Thoughts to Journal: Are there any areas of your life that are needing restoration?  Does it sometimes feel difficult to have joy about incomplete restoration?  Take some time today to praise God for the ways He restores and redeems, even if you are not seeing that yet in a particular area of your life.  We can have confidence that God will restore, even if we can’t see it yet. Today’s Key Verse: Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy
01/05/202326 minutes 17 seconds
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What the Life of Moses Teaches Us About Going Through the Transitions in Life with Special Guest Nicki Koziarz

What the Life of Moses Teaches Us About Going Through the Transitions in Life with Special Guest Nicki Koziarz   Life is about transitions, it’s part of the human experience.  How do we embrace those moments instead of longing for the next stage?  Today I invited my friend Nicki Koziarz on the show to talk about those transitions and her new book, Your New Now.  Nicki walks us through the life of Moses, as an example to us when we are living in a place of transition.  I pray this episode blesses you!   Nicki Koziarz is an ECPA bestselling author and a speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She speaks nationally at conferences, retreats, and meetings and hosts her own podcast, Lessons from the Farm. An evangelist at heart, Nicki inspires others to become the best version of who God created them to be. Nicki, her husband, and their family run a small farm just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, which they affectionatel
28/04/202332 minutes 38 seconds
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Thanking God When He Fights Our Enemies On Our Behalf: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 124

Thanking God When He Fights Our Enemies On Our Behalf: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 124   Sometimes we forget that the world we live in is not neutral, it’s evil.  We are powerless to fight the enemy of our lives without God’s help.  Today we see Psalm 124 as a model to pray and thank God for the way He intervenes in our lives. I pray this episode encourages you! Thoughts to Journal: React to the statement that the world we live in is not neutral, but evil.  Is that hard for you to remember sometimes?  How does that realization impact your heart towards your relationship with God?  Spend some time today, thanking Him for all the battles He fights for us, even the ones we don’t know about. Today’s Key Verse: Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  Do you sometimes
27/04/202315 minutes 49 seconds
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Humble Surrender to God In the Same Way of Jesus: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 123

Humble Surrender to God In the Same Way of Jesus: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 123   Psalm 123 showcases a humble posture before God as the psalmist asks God to intervene and help.  In the New Testament, we see Jesus display His humility as He serves people and serves God.  Today’s devotional helps us recognize this aspect of humility as we surrender to God, even when we don’t understand. Thoughts to Journal: What are some ways you resist surrendering fully to God?  How does the example of humility we see in this psalm, as well as the example of Jesus impact your heart today?  Are there situations or emotions that you are resisting handing over?  Why do you think that is?  Spend some time allowing the Lord to work in your heart in this area today. Today’s Key Verse: To You I have raised my eyes, You who are enthroned in the heavens! Psalm 123:1   Hey
26/04/202318 minutes 46 seconds
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Praying for Peace: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 122

Praying Peace for Jerusalem and Our World Leaders: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 122   We know that Jerusalem was the Holy place in the Old Testament where God revealed Himself to His people. However, Jesus talks about the body of Christ, believers, as the New Jerusalem.  Because of the Holy Spirit, God’s presence is no longer bound to just one location.  It’s important to remember that as we pray for our leaders in both Jerusalem and our own countries. Thoughts to Journal: Spend some time meditating on the fact that holiness is not bound to a specific location.  Instead, if you are a believer, the Holy Spirit is in you, and He makes His presence available to you, no matter where you are.  What does that practically mean for you as you live your daily life?  Spend some time reflecting on that today. Today’s Key Verse: For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I wil
25/04/202318 minutes 15 seconds
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The God Who Watches Over You Day and Night: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 121

The God Who Watches Over You Day and Night: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 121   In today’s psalm, we focus in on the way that God protects us as His people every moment of every day. There are things that He protects us from that we aren’t even aware of.  As we look at this prayer of confidence from the psalms, I pray that it leaves you encouraged.   Thoughts to Journal: How does it feel to know that God is actively protecting you, even while you sleep?  Have you ever thought of that before?  Does it ease your anxiety a little bit?  Spend some time in prayer today, releasing to God the things you are holding onto tightly.  You can trust Him, friend. Today’s Key Verse: I will raise my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2   Hey friends, welcome to the
24/04/202320 minutes 34 seconds
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The Confidence We Gain When We Know God is Present: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 120

The Confidence We Gain When We Know God is Present: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 120   Many of us have had moments where we are scared and facing something bigger than ourselves.  The benefit of walking with God in those moments is that we gain a confidence in our relationship with Him which will help us get through the next time we are facing similar circumstances.  In today’s episode, we see a model of prayer for when we are facing such circumstances. I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we know that there is nowhere we can go that God is not present with us.  Have there been times in your life when you felt similar to what the psalmist felt in today’s psalm? Spend some time today thanking God for the fact that you cannot escape His presence no matter where you go. Today’s Key Verse: I call on the Lor
21/04/202324 minutes 51 seconds
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God’s Law Reveals His Character: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 119

God’s Law Reveals His Character: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 119   Today’s Psalm is the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible.  We see how intentional the psalmist was to carefully plan out each stanza.  It reveals to us the reason why we need Jesus.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: As you think about how much the Psalmist valued the law in his life, think about the law in your own life.  Have there been times that you have felt overwhelmed or intimidated by how much it seems like there is we need to do?  Or not do?  How does the realization that Jesus is the only one who was able to follow the law impact you?  Do you see the connection as to why we need a relationship with Jesus?  Spend some time reflecting on all of this today. Today’s Key Verse: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psa
20/04/202324 minutes 1 second
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God’s Love Endures Forever: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 117 and Psalm 118

God’s Love Endures Forever: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 117 and Psalm 118   Today we are walking through both Psalm 117 and Psalm 118.  Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible, and it accompanies Psalm 118 so well.  In Psalm 118, we see a foreshadowing of Jesus as the stone that was rejected becomes the capstone.  Jesus quotes Psalm 118 in several places in the New Testament, so it’s important we learn what it says. I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: Think through the concept of the stone the builder’s rejected.  Do you recognize how the Resurrection of Jesus has become the capstone?  What does that practically mean in your own life?  Is He your foundation stone?  Spend some time in prayer today, praising Him for the way He has intervened in your own life. Today’s Key Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endur
19/04/202326 minutes 24 seconds
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He Hears Us: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 116

He Hears Us: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 116   While we spend a lot of time learning how to hear God’s voice more clearly, it’s important to realize that He hears us, too.  Today we look see how the psalmist responds when God hears his prayer as an example of how we are to respond- with praise.   Thoughts to Journal: How does it impact your heart to recognize that God hears you?  While we may not always get the answer we want, we can trust that God is faithful and hears our prayers. Spend some time today praising Him for how He hears you and can be trusted. Today’s Key Verse: I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are tru
18/04/202320 minutes 40 seconds
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He is Our Help and Shield: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 115

He is Our Help and Shield: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 115   When we see repetition in the Scriptures, it should cause us to take notice.  Repetition means God wants us to pay attention.  Today the phrase, “He is our help and shield,” is repeated for us in a way that calls us to praise Him in all things.  I pray this episode is a blessing to you.   Thoughts to Journal: Think through what it means for God to be your help and shield.  How can you actively remember that in both good times and bad?  What are some practical ways you can put active remembrance into practice in your life?  List some ideas out. Today’s Key Verse: May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 115: 14-15 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes d
17/04/202324 minutes 16 seconds
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The God Who Brings Water From the Rock: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 114

The God Who Brings Water From the Rock: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 114   Today we gather hope from looking at some of the ways God intervened on behalf of His people throughout Israel’s history.  We can also have hope because of the way Jesus intervenes for us today.  As we are reminded of the God who brings water from the rock, it’s my prayer that you are encouraged.   Thoughts to Journal: Are there areas of your life that you are needing some water?  Spend some time asking the Lord to bring “water from the rock.”  We can rest in the hope of knowing we serve a God who deeply cares for His people. Today’s Key Verse: Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water. Psalm 114:7-8   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus P
14/04/202314 minutes 57 seconds
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The God of Hope Who Stays Involved With His Creation: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 112

The God of Hope Who Stays Involved With His Creation: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 112   Throughout the scriptures, we see God’s heart as He leans down to care for us as His creation.  Dealing with some of the most vulnerable people, His care for people is woven throughout both the Old and New Testaments.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: How does God’s care and concern for His creation give you hope?  If we are to take seriously what God models for us, what impact would that make on your life?  Is there someone you think He may be calling you to reach out to?  Spend some time in prayer today, thinking about what He may be trying to use this passage in your life. Today’s Key Verse: From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 133:3 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus
13/04/202316 minutes 44 seconds
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The Godly Male Counterpart to the Proverbs 31 Woman: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 112

The Godly Male Counterpart to the Proverbs 31 Woman: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 112   Many of us have heard of and studied the godly woman in Proverbs 31, but did you know there is a male counterpart to that passage?  It’s found in Psalm 112.  While many of the characteristics apply to both men and women, the ancients who heard this passage would have heard it as an example of what it meant to be a Godly man.  Today’s episode is so interesting, I pray it blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: If you are honest, does fear occupy more of your thoughts than it should?  If the fear of God doesn’t leave room for fear of the world, what does that mean for your fears?  The key is your relationship with God.  If that relationship is not where it should be, spend some time in prayer, talking to God about that today. Today’s Key Verse: Light shines in the darkness for
12/04/202317 minutes 30 seconds
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Praising God With All Our Hearts: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 111

Praising God With All Our Hearts: Devotional Bible Study of Psalm 111 Sometimes when we see God as Creator, it humbles us to recognize that He chose us and loves us as His creation.  In today’s psalm, we join the psalmist in praising God with our whole hearts.  I pray this episode is a blessing to you.   Thoughts to Journal: How does the meaning of the fear of God impact you?  Is this a different understanding that you have had before?  Thinking back over your life, what times have you been in awe of the Creator?  Spend some time reflecting on that moment today. Today’s Key Verse: Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Psalm 111:2 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you
11/04/202318 minutes 17 seconds
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Knowing that We Have Won the War Doesn’t Mean We Don’t Still Have Battles to Fight: Reflections from Psalm 110

Knowing that We Have Won the War Doesn’t Mean We Don’t Still Have Battles to Fight: Reflections from Psalm 110   Today’s psalm is quoted by Jesus as He defends Himself to the Pharisees.  In this powerful psalm, we see the prophetic nature of how the Messiah was revealed to be a victorious king, long before He was even born.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Thoughts to Journal: Do you take comfort in knowing that Jesus is forever on the throne?  Are there circumstances in your life that you need to surrender to the one who holds the victory?  While we know that the battle is already won, it helps to know that there is one that fights alongside us. Today’s Key Verse: He will be victorious. Psalm 110: 7b   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s r
10/04/202319 minutes 10 seconds
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Hearing God’s Voice More Clearly, Even in the Silence: Words With God with Special Guest Addison Bevere

Hearing God’s Voice More Clearly, Even in the Silence: Words With God with Special Guest Addison Bevere   For Good Friday, we have my friend Addison Bevere on the show to talk about a struggle we can all relate to. Separating the voice of the accuser from the voice of God, or even our own voice can sometimes be difficult. Addison shares from his new book, Words With God, about this very issue and offers some practical and heart felt insight on how to hear God’s voice more clearly.   **Addison Bevere is COO of Messenger International (founded by John &amp; Lisa Bevere), a cofounder of SonsAndDaughters.tv and a bestselling author. His new book, Words with God: Trading Boring, Empty Prayer for Real Connection (April 18, 2023) recasts prayer as an intimate and nece
07/04/202343 minutes 30 seconds
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Do You Take Your Angry Thoughts to God?  How Psalm 109 Reminds Us That We Should

Do You Take Your Angry Thoughts to God?  How Psalm 109 Reminds Us That We Should   Today we are looking at some hard emotions that happen to us when we are falsely accused.  What do we do with the anger?  How do we work through that?  Tune in to see what Psalm 109 has to say about it.   Thoughts to Journal: If you are honest, does it feel safe to take your angry thoughts and emotions to God?  Why do you think that is?  When you have faced these kinds of emotions in the past, was it your first instinct to take them to God?  Spend a little time today making a plan for the next time you are faced with some hard emotions. Today’s Key Verse: Help me, O Lord my God! Save me because of your unfailing love. Psalm 109:26     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s
06/04/202323 minutes 3 seconds
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Recognizing Our Emotions as We Allow God to Restore Us: How Psalm 108 Points Us to God

Recognizing Our Emotions as We Allow God to Restore Us: How Psalm 108 Points Us to God It may be easy to praise God in our positive emotions. Yet how do we acknowledge God in the negative emotions?  Should we?  Today we look at Psalm 108 as a powerful example of how to seek God to restore us and the emotional process we need to go through as He does.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How does it feel to think about acknowledging God in all of your emotions? What feels hard to you about that process? Take some time today to recognize that in the area of our spiritual lives, only God can bring us true restoration. Today’s Key Verse: My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Psalm 108:1   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or
05/04/202319 minutes 28 seconds
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Four Reasons You May Be Experiencing Chaos in Your Life and What You Can Do About It: Reflections From Psalm 107

Four Reasons You May Be Experiencing Chaos in Your Life and What You Can Do About It:  Reflections From Psalm 107 Regardless of the reasons we may find ourselves there, chaos can happen in our lives.  If you find yourself there, today’s episode will encourage you.  Together we look at four reasons you may be experiencing chaos in your life and what you can do about it. Thoughts to Journal: In times of chaos, what is your response?  Have there been times you have been reluctant to call out to God?  Why do you think that is?  Are you resisting that now?  Allow Him into that space so He can transform your chaos into calm. Today’s Key Verse: Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. Psalm 107:28   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voic
04/04/202324 minutes 32 seconds
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God’s Plan is Better Than Our Plan: How God Shows Us His Faithfulness in Psalm 106

God’s Plan is Better Than Our Plan: How God Shows Us His Faithfulness in Psalm 106 So many of us tend to choose our own way in life instead of God’s way. While He may allow us to follow our own path, we have to realize there are consequences for the choices we make.  Today we look at the example of Israel’s choices in Psalm 106, and how God remains faithful because of His great love. Thoughts to Journal: In what ways have you turned away from God’s plan for your life?  Have there been things you know He has called you to do that you exchanged for your own plan?  How is He calling you back to Himself today? Today’s Key Verse: But He took note of their distress when He heard their cry; for their sake He remembered His Covenant and out of His great love He relented. Psalm 106:44-45   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes dou
03/04/202332 minutes 25 seconds
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How To Be Strong In The Midst of Life's Struggles | Inside Out with Courtnaye

Are you facing struggles right now in your life? Is it hard for you do what God is calling you to do because of what you’re facing in this tough season?  Tune into this special episode preview of the show Inside Out, hosted by Courtnaye Richard, to receive practical encouragement!   DISCOVER MORE EPISODES OF INSIDE OUT WITH COURTNAYE:  4 Ways to Grow in Christian Character: https://apple.co/3TNeXG6  How to Cultivate Your Current Friendships: https://apple.co/3lPnv2L  5 Ways to Fight Through Fear When It Overwhelms You: https://apple.co/3FTMfhb  Conquering Comparison: https://apple.co/40HubP4    CONTINUE LISTENING TO THE INSIDE OUT EPISODE ABOUT BEING STRONG IN THE MIDST OF LIFE'S STRUGGLES: Apple Podcasts: <a href="ht
01/04/202310 minutes 21 seconds
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Remembering God’s Faithfulness is an Action, Not Just A Thought: How Psalm 105 Helps Us To Have Faith In Hard Seasons

Remembering God’s Faithfulness is an Action, Not Just A Thought: How Psalm 105 Helps Us To Have Faith In Hard Seasons It can sometimes be difficult to have faith when we feel that God is silent.  Psalm 105 reminds us to look back at the ways God has been faithful to us throughout our lives.  That act of remembering can be the catalyst to having the faith we need to move forward. Thoughts to Journal: Spend some time today making a list of the ways God has been faithful to you throughout your life.  How does this act of remembering change your perspective for your future? Today’s Key Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you ca
31/03/202324 minutes 22 seconds
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God Reveals His Love and Care for Us as His Creation: A Meditation on the Creation in Psalm 104

God Reveals His Love and Care for Us as His Creation: A Meditation on the Creation in Psalm 104 Psalm 104 is a beautiful meditation on the Creation story, but from the perspective of after the fall.  As we look to the parallels, we can be encouraged that we have a Creator who loves us as His creation. Thoughts to Journal: Did you recognize the similarities in both creation stories?  Have you ever thought about yourself as God’s creation?  As the creator of the universe looks upon you, He responds with love for you.  Take some time to meditate on what it means for you to be a creation loved by the creator. Today’s Key Verse:  I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 104:33   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s
30/03/202323 minutes 39 seconds
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God Loves Because of Who He Is, Not Because of What You Do: How Psalm 103 Reminds Us of God’s Eternal Love for Us

God Loves Because of Who He Is, Not Because of What You Do: How Psalm 103 Reminds Us of God’s Eternal Love for Us Even though we don’t deserve it, we serve a God whose compassion and love for us will never fade.  Today we look at the ways Psalm 103 showcases God’s love for us.  Our response to God’s love should always be praise. Thoughts to Journal: What emotions go through your heart and mind when you think of God’s love for you?  How is your soul responding to this concept of love based on who God is, not what you have done? Today’s Key Verse: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relat
29/03/202322 minutes 15 seconds
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What is Your Hope Based On? How Psalm 102 Reveals the Source of Our Hope

What is Your Hope Based On? How Psalm 102 Reveals the Source of Our Hope We all have hard seasons when we need some hope to hold onto.  So many of us are holding onto false hope though.  Today we walk through a lament psalm that points us to hope in the one who holds our hearts.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: When you are going through a hard season, if you are honest, what is the hope that you cling to?  Is that different than what the psalm points to as the source of our hope? How is hope in God different than the false hope we tend to have? Today’s Key Verse: But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;   your renown endures through all generations. Psalm 102:12 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your o
28/03/202326 minutes 38 seconds
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What Does the Bible Say About Leadership? How Psalm 101 Reveals Characteristics of the Heart of a Leader

What Does the Bible Say About Leadership? How Psalm 101 Reveals Characteristics of the Heart of a Leader While the Bible is full of leadership, some good and some, well, not-so-good, today we look at the qualifications of a good leader.  Psalm 101 provides for us a list of what to look for in a leader and what to embody as a leader.  I pray this episode blesses you! Thoughts to Journal: Did you realize that the Bible held a list of principles for leadership?  Which of the principles resonated the most with you?  Do you feel convicted by any of them?  How will you respond? Today’s Key Verse: I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. Psalm 101:1   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonde
27/03/202327 minutes 50 seconds
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7 Practical Steps to Make Worship a Part of Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly

7 Practical Steps to Make Worship a Part of Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly   Worship is an experience, not an event.  One of the most important things we can do in our lives is to live in a place of worship.  Here are 7 practical tips to help you hear God’s voice more clearly through the spiritual discipline of worship.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling
24/03/202325 minutes 24 seconds
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How Living Our Daily Lives in a Posture of Worship Helps Us Hear God’s Voice

How Living Our Daily Lives in a Posture of Worship Helps Us Hear God’s Voice   Worship is not always an isolated experience. We can actually live our lives in a posture of worship, which helps us hear God’s voice more clearly in those day-to-day moments of our lives. Join me as we discuss this and more on today’s episode.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to ma
23/03/202316 minutes
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How Worship Helps Us Hear From God- Starting With Worship When We Think God is Silent

How Worship Helps Us Hear From God- Starting With Worship When We Think God is Silent   Worship is the starting place if we want to hear God’s voice more clearly. In the presence of a Holy God, we see our own humanity, our sin. As God steps in to purify our hearts, our natural response is worship. How does that help us hear God’s voice? Listen to today’s episode to find out.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I
22/03/202317 minutes
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Worship is Our Response to God’s Pursuit of Us- Worship as an Experience, Not an Event.

Worship is Our Response to God’s Pursuit of Us- Worship as an Experience, Not an Event.   Today we continue our discussion on Worship.  Who is the object of our worship?  Why do we worship? How can we worship when we don’t feel like worshiping?  Today we look at some of these questions and more.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in
21/03/202316 minutes 57 seconds
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Does Worship Style Matter?  Why Worship Expressions are Secondary to Worship Experiences.

Does Worship Style Matter?  Why Worship Expressions are Secondary to Worship Experiences.      We all have preferences.  Hymns.  Bands.  Contemporary.  Old School.  Maybe even flags.  But do those things really matter that much?  What does the Bible have to say about it?  Join me as we talk about what worship is, and what worship isn’t.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do.
20/03/202318 minutes 3 seconds
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But Jesus Drank Wine with Guest Christy Osborne: How Giving Alcohol Too Much Mental Real Estate Can Keep Us From Hearing God’s Voice

But Jesus Drank Wine with Guest Christy Osborne: How Giving Alcohol Too Much Mental Real Estate Can Keep Us From Hearing God’s Voice As we finish up Friends and Family week, my friend Christy Osborne joins the show to talk about the wine culture many women find themselves in and how alcohol can rub us of our joy. Christy shares from her personal story and shares some biblical insight that I am sure will bless you. You can connect with Christy at https://www.lovelifesober.co.uk   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p
17/03/202333 minutes 37 seconds
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Take Every Thought Captive with Guest Kelly Balarie

Take Every Thought Captive with Guest Kelly Balarie Today’s guest in our Friends and Family week is author Kelly Balarie.  Kelly joins us to talk about ways to exchange the lies of the enemy for the mind of Christ.  In this powerful discussion, Kelly and I talk through ways to tell the difference between our own thoughts, and the lies from the enemy. I pray this episode blesses you. Take Every Thought Captive: Exchange the Lies of the Enemy for the Mind of Christ Faith That Will is available for pre-order now, and will be available everywhere books are sold in April of 2023. More information about Kelly can be found at https://www.purposefulfaith.com/   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you st
16/03/202337 minutes 49 seconds
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A Faith That Will Not Fail With Guest Michele Cushatt

A Faith That Will Not Fail with Guest Michele Cushatt As part of our Friends and Family week, author Michele Cushatt joins us today to talk through ways to build up our faith in seasons of life that are hard.  Together we talk about things like the practice of lamenting and some of the reasons we need community.  I am confident that Michele’s testimony will bless you. A Faith That Will Not Fail: 10 Practices to Build Up Your Faith When Your World Is Falling Apart,  is available for pre-order now, and will be available everywhere books are sold on March 28, 2023. More information about Michele can be found at https://michelecushatt.com   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggl
15/03/202343 minutes 5 seconds
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Using Soul Care to Transform Chaos to Calm with Guest Bonnie Gray

Using Soul Care to Transform Chaos to Calm with Guest Bonnie Gray Today my friend Bonnie Gray, author, podcaster, and Bible teacher, joins us for a conversation about soul care.  Together we discuss what soul care even is and how God can use it to transform our lives in a powerful way.  Bonnie shares some practical strategies with us from her new book, Breathe: 21 Days to Stress Less and Transform Chaos to Calm. I am confident that the things Bonnie shares in this episode will be a blessing. Take the Soul Care Quiz Bonnie mentions at SoulCareQuiz.com Breathe: 21 Days to Stress Less and Transform Chaos to Calm is available anywhere books are sold, launching April 4, 2023.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you
14/03/202349 minutes 40 seconds
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Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t: Using the Scriptures to Pray with Guest Jodie Berndt

Pray As You Can, Not As You Can’t: Using the Scriptures to Pray with Guest Jodie Berndt Today we have a special guest joining us, Jodie Berndt, who is the author of the new book, Praying the Scriptures for Your Marriage. So many of us struggle when it comes to prayer.  It can be intimidating to start praying with our spouse if you’ve never done it before.  Jodie helps break down some common barriers and helps us understand how powerful praying God’s word back to Him can be.  I pray this conversation blesses you! To connect with Jodie, you can find her at http://jodieberndt.com/ Praying the Scripture for Your Marriage is available anywhere books are sold, launching April 25, 2023 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference?
13/03/202333 minutes 38 seconds
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Why Bible Study? How is Bible Study Different from a Devotional?

Why Bible Study? How is a Bible Study Different from a Devotional? How can we hear from God in our daily lives? This week, I introduce the Bible Study I wrote and how God birthed this project in my heart. My prayer is that it will help you grow in your own walk with the Lord. Link to the FREE Playlist to accompany the Bible Study: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2zh3FEtNcz0ZdrJm1GCEkM?si=d39974bf0c674d78 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference?  Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word?  Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach.  And I have been there.  I too was doubting God’s voice in my own life.  I too felt ins
10/03/202334 minutes
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God Made Us and We Are His: How Psalm 100 Sums Up the Gospel Message to Give Us Joy

God Made Us and We Are His: How Psalm 100 Sums Up the Gospel Message to Give Us Joy The beauty of the salvation message is that God makes it available for all people for all time.  Today we look at Psalm 100 and the beautiful salvation message that produces in us hope and joy.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How does it make you feel to know that God made you and that you are His?  Let that truth sink in for a bit and allow yourself to think of God as not just a father, but as a good father.  Take some time to respond to Him in this moment. Today’s Key Verse: Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His. Psalm 100:3a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you s
09/03/202326 minutes 46 seconds
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Listening in Prayer: How Psalm 99 Showcases God’s Answers to Prayer When We Take the Time to Listen

Listening in Prayer: How Psalm 99 Showcases God’s Answers to Prayer When We Take the Time to Listen Sometimes we are quick to pray but slow to listen. Today we look at the examples of Moses, Aaron, and Samuel who not only listened to God, but were obedient in what He told them to do.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: When you pray, do you take the time to actually listen? God longs for your prayer time to be a conversation, not one sided.  Take some time right now to go to Him in prayer, and practice the act of listening for a little bit.  Write down anything He shares with you. Today’s Key Verse: They called on the Lord and He answered them. Psalm 99:6b   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the dif
08/03/202324 minutes 9 seconds
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What Does God Want Me to Do? How Psalm 98 Reveals How We Can Be Fulfilled in Our Relationship With God

What Does God Want Me to Do? How Psalm 98 Reveals How We Can Be Fulfilled in Our Relationship With God Have you ever had moments where you asked the question, “What does God want me to do?” Or “Why don’t I feel fulfilled in my relationship with God?”  Well, today, we are unpacking those questions and more, and I pray it blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have there been times in your life when you have asked the question, “What does God want me to do?” How does today’s study answer that question? What are three practical ways you can be obedient in the calling to know Him and to make Him known? Write them down. Today’s Key Verse: The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. Psalm 98:2   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really
07/03/202319 minutes 22 seconds
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Loving What God Loves and Hating What God Hates: Reflections from Psalm 97

Loving What God Loves and Hating What God Hates: Reflections from Psalm 97 Growing in our relationship with the Lord allows God’s glory to shine in our lives.  When that light is present, it exposes the sin of the world around us and sometimes even in our own lives.  Today we talk about that concept and what it looks like to love what God loves and hate what God hates. Thoughts to Journal: Are there things in your life that God hates but you hesitate to deal with them?  Maybe it’s sin in your own life.  Maybe it’s tolerating the sin of others when you know you should speak out.  Spend some time today thinking about what it practically means to love what God loves and hate what God hates and list some of those things out. Today’s Key Verse: Let those that love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10
06/03/202321 minutes 35 seconds
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How Praise Motivates Us to Share God’s Love With Others: Reflections from Psalm 96

How Praise Motivates Us to Share God’s Love With Others: Reflections from Psalm 96 As we celebrate God’s goodness in our lives, we can use those moments as an opportunity to share what God is doing with those around us.  Our praise and testimony can be the very things God uses to draw others close. Thoughts to Journal: When was the last time you shared what God is doing in your life with someone that is not a believer?  Pray and ask God to show you someone that you can share that message with.  Perhaps write out a prayer for them right now. Today’s Key Verse: Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Psalm 96:2   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel c
03/03/202317 minutes 39 seconds
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Why You May Not Be Hearing God’s Voice: Reflections from Psalm 95

Why You May Not Be Hearing God’s Voice: Reflections from Psalm 95 In today’s psalm, we are reminded of the generation of people that wandered around in the wilderness.  Their disobedience teaches us something powerful if we pay attention.  I pray this episode gives you clarity as you learn to hear God’s voice more clearly. Thoughts to Journal: Is there a possibility that your heart has become hardened towards God in some areas?  Are there areas of ignored sin in your life that may have led to that?  Be honest and real with this, and then invite God into that space as you confess that to Him.  Today’s Key Verse: Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart as you did. Psalm 95:8a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can
02/03/202322 minutes 11 seconds
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Seeing God’s Discipline as His Love for Us: Reflections from Psalm 94

Seeing God’s Discipline as His Love for Us: Reflections from Psalm 94 There are two sides to God’s sovereignty, His discipline and His blessing. Sometimes we forget in moments of discipline or judgement, that He is operating in love for us.  Today we unpack that concept a little bit and think through what that means in our lives.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How do you respond when God disciplines you or convicts you in your life?  Does thinking of God as a father help you process those times? Today spend some time thinking about God’s deep love for you and how His discipline shows that He cares for you. Today’s Key Verse: But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:22   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice o
01/03/202332 minutes 6 seconds
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Recognizing God As Sovereign in Our Past, Our Present, and Our Future : Reflections from Psalm 93

Recognizing God As Sovereign in Our Past, Our Present, and Our Future : Reflections from Psalm 93 For many of us, it is easy to praise God as sovereign in our lives when it comes to the present or even the future as we trust Him.  But for some of us, it’s more difficult to recognize God’s sovereignty over our past.  Today we explore this topic and more, I pray it blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Do you find it difficult to recognize God as sovereign in any of these seasons of your life?  Past, present, or future?  Why is that?  As you sit with this today, spend some time reflecting on God’s sovereignty in your life and journal through any thoughts that are keeping you from admitting this fully. Today’s Key Verse: Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. Psalm 93:2   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you som
28/02/202325 minutes 11 seconds
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How Hard Times in Our Lives Lead Us to Praise God : Reflections from Psalm 92

How Hard Times in Our Lives Lead Us to Praise God : Reflections from Psalm 92 Praise comes from an overflow of our hearts as a result of God’s work in our lives.  Today we look at Psalm 92 and the idea of how praise and thanksgiving go hand in hand.  How do we praise God when things in our life are hard?  It’s the hard times that produce praise in us because they are opportunities for God to show Himself faithful in our lives.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: What can you praise God for today?  Try to come up with a list of at least ten things and write them down.  Perhaps consider repeating this practice every day, until it becomes habit to praise God in all things. Today’s Key Verse: But you, O Lord, are exalted forever. Psalm 92:8   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hear
27/02/202328 minutes 57 seconds
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How Spending Time in God’s Word is a Direct Connection to How Much Peace We Experience: Reflections from Psalm 91

How Spending Time in God’s Word is a Direct Connection to How Much Peace We Experience: Reflections from Psalm 91 God’s word is the primary way He speaks to us, yet so many times we don’t spend time in the word when we are going through difficult circumstances.  Today we look at this connection and are reminded of how God’s presence is what will sustain is during difficult seasons.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How does the connection between reading God’s word and spending time with Him translate into you having more peace in your life?  What does this practically look like for you?  Are there some ways that God may be calling you to a deeper relationship with Him?  Spend some time reflecting on that today. Today’s Key Verse: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  Psalm 91:1   Hey friends, welco
24/02/202326 minutes 53 seconds
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How God Calls Us to Live for Eternity: A Prayer of Moses in Psalm 90

How God Calls Us to Live for Eternity: A Prayer of Moses in Psalm 90 Today we are studying the only Psalm that is attributed to Moses.  As we look at this prayer, it reveals to us the ways we are called to invest in the future kingdom as we live our short lives here on earth.  I pray this episode challenges and encourages you. Thoughts to Journal: Have you been living for this world?  What ways are you investing in the kingdom?  How might God be calling you to change your conversations or how you spend your time? Today’s Key Verse: May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference?
23/02/202323 minutes 35 seconds
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Seeing Jesus as the Proof of God’s Faithfulness: How Psalm 89 Points to Jesus

Seeing Jesus as the Proof of God’s Faithfulness: How Psalm 89 Points to Jesus Waiting on God is never easy, especially when our circumstances seem to be the opposite of what God promised.  In today’s episode we are looking at that exact scenario as David’s reign comes to an end in Israel.  We can learn so much from this psalm that God is working, even when we can’t see Him. Thoughts to Journal: Have there been times in your life where you felt like God was breaking His promises?  How does the idea of God’s faithfulness revealed in today’s study change your thinking? Today’s Key Verse: I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.  Psalm 89:4   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know t
22/02/202327 minutes 51 seconds
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When Darkness Feels Like a Friend: Reflections from Psalm 88

When Darkness Feels Like a Friend: Reflections from Psalm 88 Sometimes life can get us to a place where thoughts of depression, anxiety, and even suicide can make us feel like darkness may be our only friend.  The enemy would have you believe that, and we see in the psalms that even the psalmists struggled with similar emotions.  As we learn to lean into what we know instead of what we feel, we can have hope in the God who saves.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have you had seasons in your life where darkness felt like a friend?  If you are in that place right now, name someone you can reach out to for help.  What are some practical ways that you can deal with these emotions next time they surface? Today’s Key Verse: O Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. Psalm 88:1-2  </p
21/02/202326 minutes 30 seconds
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Citizens of Heaven: Psalm 87

What Does it Mean to Be a Citizen of the City of God? Reflections from Psalm 87 The biblical concept of citizenship has a little different meaning that it does today.  As we unpack what it means to be a citizen of the city of God, I pray that you will be both encouraged and challenged.  Thoughts to Journal: How does the biblical understanding of citizenship challenge you or encourage you? Is there something that God is calling you to do differently?  How has your perspective changed? Today’s Key Verse: The Lord will write in the register of the peoples, “This one was born in Zion.” Psalm 87:6   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He
20/02/202322 minutes 24 seconds
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Why Being Afraid Doesn’t Disqualify Your Faith: How Psalm 86 Shows Us How Faith and Fear Work Together

Why Being Afraid Doesn’t Disqualify Your Faith: How Psalm 86 Shows Us How Faith and Fear Can Work Together It is a natural human emotion to have fear.  And while I certainly believe fear is not from God, we will all have to deal with fear this side of heaven.  Today we are looking at the example of King David when he too was facing something difficult and the way he allowed his faith to speak louder than his fear.  I pray this episode blesses you! Thoughts to Journal: Have you allowed fear to hold you back from doing something you felt God was calling you to?  How does your perspective change after studying today’s passage?  How will this impact you the next time you are facing fear? Today’s Key Verse: But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast
17/02/202325 minutes 23 seconds
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How are Righteousness and Peace Connected? How Psalm 85 Reveals the Key to Peace in Our Culture

How are Righteousness and Peace Connected? How Psalm 85 Reveals the Key to Peace in Our Culture Have you ever thought about the connection between righteousness and peace?  In Psalm 85, we learn how the two are connected and why it’s really hard to have one without the other. I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How have you seen a connection between righteousness and peace in your own life?  Or the opposite- the lack of peace because of a lack of righteousness?  Spend some time reflecting on how you can pursue peace in your own life and community. Today’s Key Verse: Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps. Psalm 85:13   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you
16/02/202322 minutes 6 seconds
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Where is the Sacred Space in Your Life? Reflections from Psalm 84

Where is the Sacred Space in Your Life? Reflections from Psalm 84 Psalm 84 has been called the “pearl of the Psalms” because it clearly showcases how special it is to be in God’s presence.  As we study the areas where God interacts with humanity, we recognize how important it is to be in God’s presence.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Where is the sacred space in your life? Do you sometimes take for granted God’s presence in your life?  Take some time to thank God for His presence in your life and ask His forgiveness for those times that you ignore Him. Today’s Key Verse: My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:2   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? D
15/02/202324 minutes 39 seconds
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Our Enemies are Also God’s Enemies: Reflections from Psalm 83

Our Enemies are Also God’s Enemies: Reflections from Psalm 83 One of the truths of Scripture that has changed things for me is the understanding that as God’s child, my enemies are His enemies.  We see in Psalm 83 how the enemies of Israel are the enemies of God.  What we see is a powerful way to pray when we are up against something bigger than ourselves.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: How does it feel to think about our enemies being God’s enemies?  How does that change your perspective, spiritually, about the ways the enemy has kept you bound in the past?  Spend some time in prayer as you process this today. Today’s Key Verse: Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:18   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are t
14/02/202322 minutes 15 seconds
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How Our Attitude Towards Justice Reflects Our Faithfulness to God: Reflections from Psalm 82

How Our Attitude Towards Justice Reflects Our Faithfulness to God: Reflections from Psalm 82 Speaking up on behalf of the weak and the needy is a theme we see throughout the Scriptures. Justice is something that God takes seriously, and as believers, we have a responsibility to take it seriously as well.  Caring for what God cares about is a measure of our faithfulness to God.  I pray this helps you understand God’s heart for the “least of these.” Thoughts to Journal: In what ways have you neglected this area of speaking up for those that cannot speak for themselves?  How does your perspective change when you recognize how seriously God takes this issue?  What can you do this week to step into the calling God has for us in the area of justice? Today’s Key Verse: Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3   Hey
13/02/202324 minutes 52 seconds
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Do You Listen Obediently to God? How Our Disobedience Harms Our Relationship With God: Reflections from Psalm 81

Do You Listen Obediently to God? How Our Disobedience Harms Our Relationship With God: Reflections from Psalm 81 What does it mean to obediently listen?  In Psalm 81 we see God’s call to listen to Him because He desires to bless.  Over and over we see God’s heart is for reconciliation and relationship. As we study Psalm 81, we can learn from Israel’s example to listen to the one who loves us most. Thoughts to Journal: Do you ever struggle to be obedient to God when He calls you to do something?  Sometimes we hear Him but don’t want to actually be obedient to Him.  When we realize that the call to obedience is more about our relationship with Him than anything else, it can change our perspective.  Allow yourself some time to reflect and journal your honest thoughts. Today’s Key Verse: If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemi
10/02/202322 minutes 38 seconds
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Is Life Hard Right Now? A Prayer from Psalm 80 for When We Feel Like We are Hitting Rock Bottom

Is Life Hard Right Now? A Prayer from Psalm 80 for When We Feel Like We are Hitting Rock Bottom There is an old cliché that talks about finally looking up at God once we hit rock bottom.  But God’s heart is that you wouldn’t wait so long and that you would turn to Him for help because that’s truly the only way we will get through those hard seasons.  Psalm 80 shows us how to pray when life is hard.  I pray this episode blesses you. Thoughts to Journal: Have there been times in your life when everything seems to be just going wrong?  Do you invite God into those moments?  If not, why do you think that is? How would things be different if you turned to Him right away instead of waiting? Today’s Key Verse: Restore us, O Lord God Almighty, make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:19   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.  
09/02/202328 minutes 29 seconds
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Interceding in Prayer On the Behalf of Others: Reflections from Psalm 79

Interceding in Prayer On the Behalf of Others: Reflections from Psalm 79 Psalm 79 shows us a powerful example of intercessory prayer on the behalf of Israel.  Reminding God, through prayer, about His promises on behalf of others can be a way for us to help when it seems like there is nothing we can do.  Not unlike today, Israel was in a desperate situation spiritually, politically, and economically. Thoughts to Journal: Who might God be calling me to intercede for?  Does someone come to mind?  Someone you know?  A leader in your life?  The leaders of our nation?  Write out a brief prayer as you intercede on their behalf.   Today’s Key Verse: Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake. Psalm 79:9   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you ar
08/02/202326 minutes 13 seconds
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Patterns of God’s Mercy: Reflections from Psalm 78

Patterns of God’s Mercy: How God’s Patience for Israel Calls Us to Obedience: Reflections from Psalm 78 Psalm 78 covers 5 generations and showcases God’s mercy despite Israel’s unfaithfulness.  As we learn from our spiritual ancestors, this psalm serves as a powerful reminder of what can happen if we continually test God’s mercy. Despite Israel’s rebellion, we still see a God who cares for His people. Today’s Key Verse: They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. Psalm 78:35 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m you
07/02/202334 minutes 48 seconds
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Feel Like God Isn’t Responding to You? Psalm 77 Shows Us What to Do

Feel Like God Isn’t Responding to You? Psalm 77 Shows Us What to Do It is a very normal human experience to feel like God isn’t answering you sometimes.  Even when we are desperate in prayer, it can sometimes feel like God isn’t there.  What do we do?  How do we walk through those seasons?  In today’s Psalm, we talk about that exact scenario. Today’s Key Verse: You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. Psalm 77:14 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life
06/02/202324 minutes 12 seconds
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This Heartwarming Story Will Restore Your Faith and Give You Hope! | Sparkle Speak

Do you believe in miracles? ✨ Hear an exclusive interview moment from the Sparkle Speak podcast, where one mom tells the beautiful story of how her community came together to provide support for her family when they were in need.DISCOVER MORE EPISODES OF SPARKLE SPEAK: Missionary &amp; Former Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Gina Sheets: https://apple.co/40ap8aJ Cancer Survivor Kim Merrefield: https://apple.co/3XSkNqT Artist Sadie Wilson: https://apple.co/3WLTpK5 Beauty Concierge &amp; Blogger Shauna Garneau: https://apple.co/3wIPjYo Widow Ruth Anderson: https://apple.co/3HpnKbw Host Kathryn Calibeo: https://apple.co/3WWr4R3 CONTINUE LISTENING TO
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Up Against Impossible Circumstances?  How Psalm 76 Reminds Us That Our God is the God of the Impossible

Up Against Impossible Circumstances?  How Psalm 76 Reminds Us That Our God is the God of the Impossible Today’s Psalm is a song of praise for what God did in the lives of the people of Judah.  When we learn the character and nature of God from the Scriptures, it helps us to understand His character and nature today. I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse: You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains. Psalm 76:4 NLT Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pas
03/02/202321 minutes 13 seconds
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The Theology of Justice: Trusting God When He Doesn’t Act As Quickly As We Would Like: Reflections from Psalm 75

The Theology of Justice: Trusting God When He Doesn’t Act As Quickly As We Would Like: Reflections from Psalm 75 There are times in our lives where we pray for God to act quickly to deal with a situation.  If God doesn’t act quickly though, it’s easy to allow frustration to settle in.  Today we are looking at the theology of justice and how God intervenes on behalf of His people. Journaling Prompt: How does your perspective on justice change when considering God’s way of dealing with things?  Do you have any situations you need to hand over to Him?  You can trust Him with what you are holding onto. Today’s Key Verse: But it is God who judges; He brings one down, He exalts another. Psalm 75:7   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your
02/02/202326 minutes 42 seconds
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Why? And How Long? Two Common Questions We Ask And What Psalm 74 Has to Say About Them

Why? And How Long?  Two Common Questions We Ask And What Psalm 74 Has to Say About Them Israel had many seasons when they went through some really difficult situations.  God can not and will not be silent about sin forever, but it’s really hard to deal with the consequences of community sin.  Not unlike today, Psalm 74 addresses community sin and is a prayer that reminds us that God’s discipline in our lives is a result of His love for us. Journaling Prompt: Have you had moments where you were obviously dealing with God’s discipline in your life? Did those moments drive you closer or farther away from God? Today’s Key Verse: The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. Psalm 74:16   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice o
01/02/202329 minutes 37 seconds
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Wallowing in Self-Pity? Struggling With Envy? How Psalm 73 Shows Us How to Deal With Our Envious Attitudes

Wallowing in Self-Pity? Struggling With Envy?  How Psalm 73 Shows Us How to Deal With Our Envious Attitudes We have all had times in our lives where we have looked at the prosperity of others and felt like it was unjustified because of how evil they were.  Celebrity culture is a prime example.  Did you know that those problems are not new?  Psalm 73 shows us that this is a heart issue that has been around awhile. How do we deal with it when believers seem to struggle but evil people seem to have things handed to them? Today’s Key Verse: Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire beside you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do y
31/01/202332 minutes 2 seconds
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The Heart of the King Seeks After All People- Even the Ones We May Overlook- Reflections from Psalm 72

The Heart of the King Seeks After All People- Even the Ones We May Overlook- Reflections from Psalm 72 Throughout the Scriptures we see God’s heart for the needy, the broken, the hurting.  Yet how do we reflect that in our own lives?  Today we look at a prayer of Solomon that reminds us that the king and the kingdom prioritizes helping those that need the hope of the gospel.  Is there someone in your life God is calling you to share that hope with? Today’s Key Verse: For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. Psalm 72:12   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do yo
30/01/202329 minutes 16 seconds
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Leaving Behind a Legacy of Faith- Reflections from Psalm 71

Leaving Behind a Legacy of Faith- Reflections from Psalm 71 The heart of many believers is to make an impact in the kingdom that affects generations. In today’s psalm we see a prayer that encourages us to live a life that declares the testimony of God’s faithfulness to the world around us.  I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse: I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. Psalm 71:16   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m
27/01/202321 minutes 23 seconds
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Waiting Well: How to Deal With the Challenge of Declaring God’s Goodness While Waiting for Him to Move- Reflections from Psalm 70

Waiting Well: How to Deal With the Challenge of Declaring God’s Goodness While Waiting for Him to Move- Reflections from Psalm 70 As believer’s we live in the tension of praising God but also desiring His return. We see this same tension in the Psalms as Israel waits for God’s hand of rescue. Let the example David shows us encourage us as we wait well. Today’s Key Verse: But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “God is great!” Psalm 70:4 NLT Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel sta
26/01/202316 minutes 50 seconds
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When Others Don’t Understand Your Zeal: Reflections from Psalm 69

When Others Don’t Understand Your Zeal: Reflections from Psalm 69 Sometimes people will not understand our passion and zeal for God.  Sometimes it will even be people that “should” get it.  It’s ok.  Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep following God’s path for your life.  As much as it may anger or insult us, it’s not lost on God and He will deal with it in His timing.  We have to take our eyes off of them and focus back on Him. Today’s Key Verse: I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or
25/01/202330 minutes 25 seconds
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God’s Heart Revealed: How Psalm 68 Shows Us the Compassion of God and How We Should Respond

God’s Heart Revealed: How Psalm 68 Shows Us the Compassion of God and How We Should Respond Psalm 68 is sometimes called a difficult Psalm, but inside we see some of the most clear examples of what burdens God’s heart. As we study this Psalm today, my prayer is that you will recognize your own calling to care about the things God cares about: the marginalized of society, the widows, the orphan, the prisoners. We serve a God who delights in caring for those that others overlook. Today’s Key Verse: A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing. Psalm 68:5-6a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder
24/01/202333 minutes 8 seconds
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The Great Commission in the Old Testament? How Psalm 67 Calls Us to Share Our Faith With Those Around Us

The Great Commission in the Old Testament?  How Psalm 67 Calls Us to Share Our Faith With Those Around Us While many of us are familiar with the call to share the gospel that is found in the New Testament, sometimes we overlook a similar call that we see in the Psalms.  Today we look at God’s heart for the nations and what part we should play in sharing the hope of the gospel with those around us. Today’s Key Verse: May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship wit
23/01/202321 minutes 26 seconds
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Come and Listen: How Psalm 66 Shows Us How to Share Our Faith

Sharing Our Faith With Others: How Psalm 66 Shows Us How to Share Our Faith Evangelism does not have to be complicated.  In fact, it can be as simple as just telling others what God is doing in our lives.  Don't allow intimidation or fear keep you from sharing your faith with those around you.  God can work in and through your story to draw others to a relationship with Him.   Today’s Key Verse: Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! Psalm 66:5 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary,
20/01/202327 minutes 27 seconds
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Only the Creator Can Redeem His Creation: How Psalm 65 Reveals the Connection between Creation and Redemption

Only the Creator Can Redeem His Creation: How Psalm 65 Reveals the Connection between Creation and Redemption Creation and redemption are intrinsically related because only the Creator can redeem His creation.  In Psalm 65, we see the theme of grace which should produces a spirit of thanks in us as believers.  Today we walk through the connection in a psalm that has been used as a community hymn to celebrate God’s goodness.  I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse:  When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Psalm 65:3 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit
19/01/202324 minutes 41 seconds
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When Words Are Weapons: How God Defends Us When the Enemy Attacks: Psalm 64

When Words Are Weapons: How God Defends Us When the Enemy Attacks: Psalm 64 Words can be weapons that do some pretty bad damage in our lives. Psalm 64 reveals the way that God gets involved in our lives and defends us. We don’t have a God that sits by, watching us get attacked. Instead, we have a God who intervenes on our behalf. I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse:   Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him! Psalm 64:10 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   He
18/01/202328 minutes 59 seconds
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Thirsting After God: How Psalm 63 Recognizes Our Deep Longing For God

Thirsting After God: How Psalm 63 Recognizes Our Deep Longing For God We are created to be in relationship with God which should produce in us a longing to be in His presence.  Yet so many times, we try to satisfy that longing with the pursuit of wealth, career, social status, addiction, etc. Today we are looking at what it means to thirst after God and the way He longs to fulfill that desire in our lives.  Today’s Key Verse:   O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you. Psalm 63:1a Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p
17/01/202323 minutes 51 seconds
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Soul Rest. What Is It and How Can We Get It? Reflections from Psalm 62

Soul Rest.  What Is It and How Can We Get It? : Reflections from Psalm 62 In Psalm 62, David point us in the direction of soul rest.  Soul rest is different than physical rest, but for many of us, it soul rest remains elusive.  Today we are talking about deep, restorative rest that enables us to keep going.  I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse:   My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. Psalm 62:1 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, an
16/01/202332 minutes 35 seconds
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The Safety of God’s Shadow: Reflections from Psalm 61

The Safety of God’s Shadow: Reflections from Psalm 61 Like many of the people we see in Scripture, as Christians we can sometimes struggle with the tension of living in this world, but not being of this world. Today we look at the prayer in Psalm 61 and can be encouraged by the way God stands in to protect His people. I pray this episode blesses you. Today’s Key Verse:   From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  
13/01/202320 minutes 2 seconds
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When We Don’t Understand, We Can Trust God is Faithful: Reflections from Psalm 60

When We Don’t Understand, We Can Trust God is Faithful: Reflections from Psalm 60 When we are facing moments of chaos, it can be easy to feel like God has turned His back on us.  Yet David reminds us in Psalm 60 that God is faithful, even when we don’t understand.  Learning that powerful truth can make all the difference in how we live our lives in the hard moments.   Today’s Key Verse:   With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:12   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m
12/01/202327 minutes 27 seconds
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Facing Trouble? How God Can Be Our Strength in Seasons that Don’t Make Sense: Reflections from Psalm 59

Facing Trouble? How God Can Be Our Strength in Seasons that Don’t Make Sense: Reflections from Psalm 59   It can be so hard to face situations when we are innocent yet we feel like we have no idea how to get out of the mess we find ourselves in.  The encouragement from Psalm 59 shows us how God can help us through those situations and be a refuge for us when we find ourselves in trouble.    Today’s Key Verse:   But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometim
11/01/202322 minutes 31 seconds
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What is a Word for the Year and How Can I Get One: Surrendering Our Agenda to God’s Agenda

What is a Word for the Year and How Can I Get One: Surrendering Our Agenda to God’s Agenda   We are hearing it everywhere: a Word for the Year.  But what if you don’t even know what that means?  Or how can we know that the Word we chose is what God wants for us?  Today we talk about what it means to lay down our own agenda in exchange for what God wants to do in and through us.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubti
10/01/202328 minutes 52 seconds
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Where We Have Been: How God Has Used the Hearing Jesus Podcast in 2022

Where We Have Been: How God Has Used the Hearing Jesus Podcast in 2022   This time of year, most of us naturally have a reflective heart as we look over what God did in the past year.  Today we are doing that very thing on the podcast as we look back to where we were, and how much God has done this year.  Thank you for being a part of that!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I
09/01/202335 minutes 50 seconds
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Growing in Your Ability To Hear From God and Be Confident That it’s His Voice and Not Your Own- Biblical Meditation- Day 5

Growing in Your Ability To Hear From God and Be Confident That it’s His Voice and Not Your Own- Biblical Meditation- Day 5   God is always with us, it does not matter where we go, what we do, God is always there.  It’s a matter of recognizing that.   Family Favorites: We are re-airing some of our top podcasts from 2022 as we take a little break for the holidays.  All new episodes will start airing again on January 9.  Thank you for being a part of this community! Merry Christmas!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll:
06/01/202324 minutes 46 seconds
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Is God Silent in Your Life? This May Be the Reason Why- Biblical Meditation- Day 4

Is God Silent in Your Life? This May Be the Reason Why- Biblical Meditation- Day 4   Jesus is not dead, alive and continues to speak to us through the Holy Spirit.  He is constantly at work in this world. He isn’t silent. The key is, are we listening? That’s what meditation is…listening for God’s voice   Family Favorites: We are re-airing some of our top podcasts from 2022 as we take a little break for the holidays.  All new episodes will start airing again on January 9.  Thank you for being a part of this community! Merry Christmas!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual lif
05/01/202314 minutes 53 seconds
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Do You Ever Lie Awake in Bed At Night Worrying? Do This Instead! Biblical Meditation- Day 3

Rerun- Do You Ever Lie Awake in Bed At Night Worrying?  Do This Instead! Biblical Meditation- Day 3   Have you ever lost sleep worrying about what tomorrow would bring?  Scripture gives us some tools to deal with that very thing.  Let’s take a look together on today’s episode.   Family Favorites: We are re-airing some of our top podcasts from 2022 as we take a little break for the holidays.  All new episodes will start airing again on January 9.  Thank you for being a part of this community! Merry Christmas!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Ra
04/01/202320 minutes 12 seconds
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Is it Ok to Complain to God? What Does the Bible Say About Complaining? - Biblical Meditation- Day 2

Is it Ok to Complain to God? What Does the Bible Say About Complaining? - Biblical Meditation- Day 2   You may not connect complaining and meditation.  But the Bible does.  Curious to know how?  Join me on today’s episode as we take a look at the connection.   Family Favorites: We are re-airing some of our top podcasts from 2022 as we take a little break for the holidays.  All new episodes will start airing again on January 9.  Thank you for being a part of this community! Merry Christmas!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rach
03/01/202321 minutes 8 seconds
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Should Christians Meditate? What the Bible Says About Meditation and How it Affects Our Spiritual Lives- Biblical Meditation- Day 1

  Should Christians Meditate? What the Bible Says About Meditation and How it Affects Our Spiritual Lives- Biblical Meditation- Day 1   Sometimes that word meditate leaves us in a weird space.  We don’t really know what to do with it as believers.  Is it bad?  Or something we should stay away from?  Today we are taking a look at what God says in His word about the concept of meditation.   Family Favorites: We are re-airing some of our top podcasts from 2022 as we take a little break for the holidays.  All new episodes will start airing again on January 9.  Thank you for being a part of this community! Merry Christmas!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship wit
02/01/202319 minutes 28 seconds
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Preparing Our Hearts to be in a Posture of Readiness to Hear From God

Preparing Our Hearts to be in a Posture of Readiness to Hear From God   When we are pursuing God, to become more like God (His nature and character), that process is called sanctification. That process is God’s work, not our work.  Ultimately, we are powerless to change on our own. God’s nature in us is what allows us to change.  Paul mentions 35 times that righteousness is a gift from God.  Human striving doesn’t work But it doesn’t mean that we do nothing. Instead, we need to be ready, placed in a posture of being ready for God to work in our lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in
30/12/202219 minutes 16 seconds
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Why We Should Be Chasing a Relationship With Jesus Instead of Chasing A Feeling

Why We Should Be Chasing a Relationship With Jesus Instead of Chasing A Feeling   Sometimes deeper relationship comes from leaning into what we know instead of what we feel.  Today we unpack what it means to stop chasing a feeling so we can grow deeper in our faith.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a d
29/12/202212 minutes 41 seconds
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Learning to Recognize Jesus in the Valleys and Not Just the Mountain Tops

Learning to Recognize Jesus in the Valleys and Not Just the Mountain Tops   As we continue looking at ways to hear from Jesus, we learn about how to recognize Jesus in all the moments of our lives…. The good and the bad.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in the world and be obedient to what
28/12/202220 minutes 15 seconds
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Passion Will Only Get You So Far: A Call to Deeper Living

Passion Will Only Get You So Far: A Call to Deeper Living   There is a faulty belief that our love or passion will get us where we need to go.  But the danger of being a person who burns brightly is that you consume fuel quicker.  You will eventually burn out unless you learn how to develop a sustainable relationship with God.  Today we talk through this and look at the example of David in the Psalms.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own li
27/12/202214 minutes 58 seconds
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Learning to Hear God’s Voice- An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines

Learning to Hear God’s Voice- An Introduction to the Spiritual Disciplines   One of the most common questions I get asked is how do to know if it’s God’s voice vs. your own. There are some basic things we can do to start to gain confidence in this area, this week we are diving into all the ways that the spiritual disciplines help us do that.  Don’t know what the spiritual disciplines are?  Then this week is for you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was d
26/12/202223 minutes 2 seconds
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The Heart of Jesus is to Set Captives Free

The Heart of Jesus is to Set Captives Free   My faith and obedience is what allows me to be a part of what God is doing.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check:   Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross is displayed in His very first miracle at the wedding feast in Cana.  He covers the disgrace that we did not even know we would have had without His intervention. How are you responding to His love and His life being poured out for you?   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   Mary’s faith and obedience is an example to those around here.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you strugg
23/12/202213 minutes 35 seconds
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Barriers to Obedience: Surrendering Our Will to God’s Will

Barriers to Obedience: Surrendering Our Will to God’s Will   Sometimes our miracle doesn’t happen until after we move toward obedience. God reveals an aspect of His character when we are obedient in serving Him.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Has God ever asked you to do something that really didn’t seem to make any sense? What are the barriers to you being obedient in what He is asking?   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   Mary was a woman who used her authority to point others to Christ.     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident i
22/12/202213 minutes 55 seconds
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Everything Jesus Does is Intentional. How Jesus Responds Reveals An Aspect of His Character

Everything Jesus Does is Intentional.  How Jesus Responds Reveals An Aspect of His Character   Today we look at Mary’s example in how to handle the seasons when God asks us to lay something down. Her example of faith helps us to surrender to what Jesus is calling us to lay down in our own lives.   Everything Jesus does is intentional.  He doesn’t react, He responds.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Is there an area of your life that you are hesitant to bring to Jesus?  Or when you do, it’s accompanied by a justification or explanation of why we are feeling the way we do? Let the Lord reveal the things in your life that you need to take to Him.   The role and responsibility given to Mary by God was also taken away by God.   This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Wo
21/12/202216 minutes 48 seconds
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God Gives Women Their Roles of Authority: A Devotional Look at Mary- Day 1

God Gives Women Their Roles of Authority: A Devotional Look at Mary- Day 1   Today we are starting a new format of 5 short devotional thoughts throughout the week to help you stay connected to God’s word in a way that is quick, easy.  My hope is that meditating on God’s word in the morning will help you to stay connected with Him throughout the day.    This audio devotional is a companion to the She Hears Bible Study, today’s content is from Chapter 1- Mary- A Woman of Authority.   From today’s episode:   Heart Check: Is there any bitterness or unforgiveness you are holding onto from someone judging you? Perhaps unfairly?  Or have you jumped to conclusions about someone else based on one interaction?  If so, let’s take that to the Lord and deal with it so we can get our hearts clear.   Mary had authority because God gave her authority.  Authority is a gift from God.
20/12/202213 minutes 22 seconds
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10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Study: Practical and Tactical Ways to Set Your Bible Study Time Up for Success

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Study: Practical and Tactical Ways to Set Your Bible Study Time Up for Success   This week I share my Top 10 tips for making sure you get the most out of your Bible Study. It's important to set ourselves up for success because the enemy will try to stop you any way he can. This week is very practical and tactical!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure
19/12/202232 minutes 3 seconds
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Leaving Vengeance to God. How Psalm 58 Reminds Us that God Will Deal With Evil

Leaving Vengeance to God. How Psalm 58 Reminds Us that God Will Deal With Evil   As we go through the Psalms, we see David deal with some powerful emotions.  In Psalm 58, we see David pray for vengeance to be done on behalf of the righteous.  While this may sound harsh, we have to remember that we serve a just God who will deal with evil.   Today’s Key Verse:   Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth. Psalm 58:11   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p
16/12/202222 minutes 20 seconds
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Are You Running From Something? How Psalm 57 Shows Us How to Respond in Those Moments

Are You Running From Something? How Psalm 57 Shows Us How to Respond in Those Moments   In many of the Psalms, David is running from Saul, who wants to kill him.  While that may be more intense than what we experience, we all know what it’s like to run from something.  Psalm 57 gives us a picture of how to respond in those moments of waiting. I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:6   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spirit
15/12/202222 minutes 10 seconds
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\\ The Antidote to Fear is Trust: How Psalm 56 Reveals the Connection and How We Can Trust God

  Fear is something we all experience from time to time.  Yet God offers us an antidote to fear.  In this episode, we discuss how to approach fear from the perspective of trust so that we can walk in victory.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse: When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-wei
14/12/202220 minutes 30 seconds
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\\ I Just Want Revenge! How Psalm 55 Tells Us What to Do Instead

I Just Want Revenge! How Psalm 55 Tells Us What to Do Instead   Most of us have felt the sting of betrayal in our lives and the desire to either get revenge or seek justice.  God understands what that is like, and we remember how Jesus was even betrayed by Judas.  As we look at Psalm 55, we see these same emotions in David and the example of how we can handle them.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Cast all your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.  Psalm 55:22   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly heari
13/12/202225 minutes 16 seconds
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\\ God is Stronger Than Evil: David’s Example of Prayer for When We are Facing Something Evil in Our Lives: Reflections from Psalm 54

God is Stronger Than Evil: David’s Example of Prayer for When We are Facing Something Evil in Our Lives: Reflections from Psalm 54   Sometimes it can feel overwhelming when we are facing something in evil in our lives.  Yet we have a God who specializes in overcoming evil.  He longs for you to come to Him when we are feeling attacked or up against something hard.  Today’s psalm is a prayer that we can use as an example when we are facing something similar.  I pray today’s episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   <p style="font
12/12/202219 minutes 25 seconds
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\\ Ever Felt Overwhelmed With Dread?  We Have a God Who Meets Us in that Place to Rescue and Restore Us: Reflections from Psalm 53

Ever Felt Overwhelmed With Dread?  We Have a God Who Meets Us in that Place to Rescue and Restore Us: Reflections from Psalm 53   We have all had moments of feeling overwhelmed with dread.  That is something that is just part of the human condition. Yet so often, we overlook the ways that God wants to intervene on our behalf. Today we look at this exact situation and see how God moves when we least expect Him to.   Today’s Key Verse:   There they were, overwhelmed with dread, where was nothing to dread. Psalm 53:5a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voi
09/12/202219 minutes 59 seconds
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\\ We Can Trust God’s Unfailing Love: Reflections from Psalm 52

We Can Trust God’s Unfailing Love: Reflections from Psalm 52   There is power in our words and the words others speak over us.  Yet Psalm 52 reveals that we have a God whose love is unfailing. He restores us even after we are cut down. David’s words remind us of the hope we have despite our circumstances.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52: 8b   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle
08/12/202221 minutes 41 seconds
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\\ Feeling the Weight of Guilt and Shame From Sin?  We All Have.  It’s Why We Need Jesus. How Psalm 51 Points Us to Repentance

Feeling the Weight of Guilt and Shame From Sin?  We All Have.  It’s Why We Need Jesus. How Psalm 51 Points Us to Repentance   We have all experienced times in our lives when we have messed up.  Sin separates us from God, and there are consequences for our sins.  But, we have a God who longs to restore us and create in us a new, clean heart.  Today we look at how David came to God in His brokenness, and we can see how God longs for us to come to Him with our sin.   Today’s Key Verse:   Create in me a new heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10   Spiral Bible: https://bit.ly/3VrGywQ  
07/12/202236 minutes 47 seconds
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\\ How Does God Feel About Hypocrites?  Why Our Relationship With Him is Key: Reflections from Psalm 50

How Does God Feel About Hypocrites?  Why Our Relationship With Him is Key: Reflections from Psalm 50   Sometimes it can be easy to settle into a place of routine, even in our spiritual lives.  The problems come when we allow those routines to take the place of relationship.  Today we look at Psalm 50 and the dangers that can come when we stop pursuing a relationship with God.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   The Might One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. Psalm 50:1   Spiral Bible: https://bit.ly/3VrGywQ   <p style="font-weight:
06/12/202230 minutes 48 seconds
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\\ We Can’t Take Wealth and Power With Us: Pursuing Things That Have an Eternal Impact: Reflections from Psalm 49

We Can’t Take Wealth and Power With Us: Pursuing Things That Have an Eternal Impact: Reflections from Psalm 49   Platform building and wealth are two things that many people seem to be consumed with.  Today we look at why that is and how it can lead us to a dangerous place.  Instead, God calls us to pursue the things that will make a kingdom impact.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   But God will redeem my life from the grave; He will surely take me to Himself. Psalm 49:15   Spiral Bible: https://bit.ly/3VrGywQ   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.
05/12/202232 minutes 52 seconds
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\\ God is Our Defender: How Psalm 48 Reveals God’s Desire for a Special Place in Our Lives

God is Our Defender: How Psalm 48 Reveals God’s Desire for a Special Place in Our Lives   Psalm 48 is one of the Zion Hymns that explain the prominence of the location of the temple in the Old Testament.  Just like then, God longs to have a place of prominence in our lives, so He can be in relationship with us and defend us.  I pray today’s episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Like Your Name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Psalm 48:10   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or i
02/12/202228 minutes 26 seconds
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\\The Lord is Still on the Throne:  How Psalm 47 Reminds Us That God is the King of All People, For All Time

The Lord is Still on the Throne:  How Psalm 47 Reminds Us That God is the King of All People, For All Time   Today we are looking at Psalm 47, which is a Psalm that compares God’s reign and position on the throne to that of the earthly kings of the time.  God always has been and always will be on the throne.  Because of that, we can praise Him and rest in the knowledge that He wants to be the king of our hearts as well.  I pray today’s episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. Psalm 47:7-8   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. <p style="fo
01/12/202221 minutes 21 seconds
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\\ God Longs for You to Come to Him Because He is a Good Father: Reflections from Psalm 46

God Longs for You to Come to Him Because He is a Good Father: Reflections from Psalm 46   Psalm 46 has a lot of familiar language, so much so that we sometimes overlook what it is saying.  Today we look at the idea behind what it is really saying and how it reveals God’s heart for you.  I pray today blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Psalm 46:5   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to fee
30/11/202222 minutes 14 seconds
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\\ Seeing Jesus in the Psalms: How Psalm 45 Points to Jesus and How Much He Loves Us

Seeing Jesus in the Psalms: How Psalm 45 Points to Jesus and How Much He Loves Us   Some of the psalms are called Messianic psalms because they point to Jesus.  Psalm 45 is one of the Messianic psalms that reveal how incredibly much we are loved.  In this episode, we also talk about anointing and what it means to be set apart by God.   Today’s Key Verse:   Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. Psalm 45: 6-7   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. <p style="font-weigh
29/11/202231 minutes 9 seconds
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\\ How We Can Rely on God’s Unfailing Love During Hard Seasons: Reflections from Psalm 44

How We Can Rely on God’s Unfailing Love During Hard Seasons: Reflections from Psalm 44   As believers, we all have moments of suffering in our lives.  Those moments can be hard to understand or make us wonder where God is.  Psalm 44 helps us understand how to lean into God’s unfailing love, despite our circumstances.   Today’s Key Verse:   Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:26   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel co
28/11/202224 minutes 4 seconds
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\\ Experiencing Joy in Moments of Waiting: Reflections from Psalm 43

Experiencing Joy in Moments of Waiting: Reflections from Psalm 43   When we are struggling with the tension of waiting and hoping, it can be difficult to see through to the other side.  Yet God longs for us to have joy in His presence.  Today we look to Psalm 43 to learn about leaning into these seasons in our lives.   Today’s Key Verse:   Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.  Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, o God, my God. Psalm 43:3-4   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   <p styl
25/11/202215 minutes 50 seconds
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\\ What Does it Mean to Thirst For God? Reflections from Psalm 42

What Does it Mean to Thirst For God? Reflections from Psalm 42   Psalm 42 starts the second of five books of the Psalms.  As we look to this Psalm, we learn about how we are created to thirst for God and how the things of this world will never satisfy us.  A powerful reminder of God’s great love for us starts us off in this new section of the Psalms.  I pray today’s episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:1-2a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are
24/11/202220 minutes 20 seconds
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\\ How God’s Grace Holds Us Up in Those Moments We Can’t Stand on Our Own: Reflections from Psalm 41

How God’s Grace Holds Us Up in Those Moments We Can’t Stand on Our Own: Reflections from Psalm 41   We have all experienced moments in our lives that knock us off our feet.  Illness, grief, and even the pressures of daily living can sometimes be too hard for us to handle on our own.  In today’s episode, we see how God, in His grace, holds us up in those moments.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   In my integrity, you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. Psalm 41:12   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s reall
23/11/202232 minutes 19 seconds
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\\ Waiting Patiently When We Aren’t Patient People:  Reflections from Psalm 40

How Can We Wait Patiently When We Aren’t Patient People?  Reflections from Psalm 40   Waiting can feel so hard, especially if we are people who want to do something while we are waiting to make it happen more quickly.  Today we look at Psalm 40 and learn about the process of waiting and the posture of our hearts during seasons of waiting.  I pray this episode points you to Jesus.   Today’s Key Verse:   I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.  Psalm 40:1   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your o
22/11/202231 minutes 31 seconds
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\\ Living Our Lives to Make an Eternal Impact: Reflections from Psalm 39

Why Every Moment Matters: Reflections from Psalm 39   When David was still dealing with the consequences of his sin, he recognized that in terms of eternity, life is very short. Every moment matters, and we can use those moments of our lives to bring us closer to God or farther apart.  Today’s Psalm helps us gain some perspective on how we can use our lives wisely to make an eternal impact.   Today’s Key Verse:   But now, Lord, what do I look for?  My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you
21/11/202222 minutes 37 seconds
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\\ Sickness is Not Sin: Reflections From Psalm 38

Is Sickness Connected to Sin? Reflections From Psalm 38   There is a key argument in the church today, landing on both sides of this fence.  Some believe sickness is always a result of sin.  Others believe there are different situations.  What does Scripture say?  Today we look at David’s situation in Psalm 38.   Today’s Key Verse:   O Lord, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. Psalm 38:21-22   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the diff
18/11/202223 minutes 18 seconds
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\\ Justice Matters to God: Reflections From Psalm 37

How Should Christians Respond When it Feels Like the Wicked Are Winning? Reflections From Psalm 37   These days it can be easy to get discouraged because of the way the evil in the world continues to thrive. Today we look to Psalm 37 where God speaks to us about this very thing.  We have a God of justice, and He sees everything that is going on. I pray this episode encourages you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your
17/11/202228 minutes 42 seconds
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\\ How God’s Love For Us Sustains Us Throughout Our Lives: Reflections From Psalm 36

How God’s Love For Us Sustains Us Throughout Our Lives: Reflections From Psalm 36   God’s role as Creator did not end once He finished creating the earth.  In fact, He continues to be present and active, sustaining us even today through His love.  Today we look at the concept of hesed, which is Hebrew for God’s love.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.  Psalm 36:5-6a   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes dou
16/11/202229 minutes 30 seconds
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\\ Being Called to Forgive: How Psalm 35 Leads Us Through the Evil in This World and In Our Lives

The Tension of Wanting Justice While Also Being Called to Forgive: How Psalm 35 Leads Us Through the Evil in This World and In Our Lives   Sometimes it can be hard to deal with the tension of both seeking justice and walking in forgiveness.  David’s heart was in the same place as he prayed to God to intervene on his behalf.  David’s example was to take those raw emotions to God and praise Him even in that place of longing for justice.  May we lean into that same place, trusting God to deal with the evil in this world.   Today’s Key Verse:   My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.  Psalm 35:28   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. <p s
15/11/202230 minutes 18 seconds
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\\ The Promises of God Require Something of Us: How Seeking Him in Relationship is the Key to Experiencing God’s Blessing: Reflections from Psalm 34

The Promises of God Require Something of Us: How Seeking Him in Relationship is the Key to Experiencing God’s Blessing: Reflections from Psalm 34   The Scriptures are full of promises of God, but a promise is only as good as the relationship it is based in.  As believers, the benefit of God’s promises starts with us as we seek Him through relationship.  We unpack that today and learn about how God intercedes on our behalf to rescue us.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Today’s Key Verse:   I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4 NIV   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   <p style="font-weig
14/11/202225 minutes 26 seconds
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\\ War. Disease. Flooding. Droughts.  How Can Christians Let Go of Anxiety When the News Keeps Getting Worse? Reflections from Psalm 33

War. Disease. Flooding. Droughts.  How Can Christians Let Go of Anxiety When the News Keeps Getting Worse? Reflections from Psalm 33   It seems like every day the news gets worse.  It’s so easy to get caught up in what we are seeing in today’s times.  Yet as believers, shouldn’t we act differently?  Or feel differently?  Today we look to David’s example and the hope we have in God’s unfailing love.  A love that alleviates our anxiety.  I pray today’s episode is a blessing to you. Today's Key Verse: We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In Him, our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.  Psalm 33:20-22 NIV   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus P
11/11/202225 minutes 46 seconds
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\\ Healing From Guilt: Reflections from Psalm 32

How to Find Healing When Guilt Brings Emotional Pain: Reflections from Psalm 32   Have you ever had a season where you were feeling guilt over your sin?  I think we all have been there before.  The beautiful thing about our relationship with God is that healing starts with confession.  Today we look at how David walked through this very thing and the faithful God who responds.  The same God that David knew is the God that longs to know us.  I pray today’s episode blesses you. Today's Key Verse: Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord. Psalm 32:5 NLT   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. <p style="font-weight:400;"
10/11/202228 minutes 9 seconds
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\\ Where Did My Friends Go? How to Handle Feelings of Abandonment from Psalm 31

Have Your Friends Abandoned You Because of Your Situation? Encouragement from David’s Prayer in Psalm 31   Many of us have had moments where we feel abandoned by our friends.  In Psalm 31 we see David going through the same thing.  The place he finds peace is in God’s presence.  I pray this episode helps you understand how you can have peace in the middle of hard circumstances. Today's Key Verse: Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 NIV   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? D
09/11/202234 minutes 26 seconds
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\\ God is With Us in Our Sorrow as Much as He is With Us in Our Joy: Reflections from Psalm 30

God is With Us in Our Sorrow as Much as He is With Us in Our Joy: Reflections from Psalm 30   The truth of the human experience is that we will all go through times of sorry as well as times of joy.  In Psalm 30, David expresses joy as he dedicates the temple.  His joy is based on God’s faithfulness in all aspects of our human experience.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  </p
08/11/202230 minutes 11 seconds
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\\ God is More Powerful Than the Enemy, Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way: Reflections from Psalm 29

God is More Powerful Than the Enemy, Even When It Doesn’t Feel That Way: Reflections from Psalm 29   Our world can seem pretty crazy right now, and it’s easy to look around and think the enemy is winning.  Does it surprise you to know that we see the same thing in the Psalms?  David speaks to this very issue, and it can encourage us to know that the same God David talks about in the Psalms is the God we serve today.  I pray this episode is an encouragement to you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel
07/11/202223 minutes 16 seconds
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\\ How the Shepherd Carries Us When We are Broken, Lost, and Hurting: Reflections from Psalm 28

How the Shepherd Carries Us When We are Broken, Lost, and Hurting: Reflections from Psalm 28   Sometimes the Psalms showcase David’s emotions in a powerful way.  In our humanness, we experience the same kinds of emotions that David did.  In today’s episode, we look at how some of the ways David references Yahweh are powerful reminders of who God is in our own lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p
04/11/202226 minutes 17 seconds
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\\ How Can We Have Peace During Tension?: Psalm 27

Wars and Rumors of Wars: How We Can Have Peace During the Tension That’s Always There: Psalm 27   Psalm 27 was written at a time when war was constantly on David’s mind….. not unlike many of us today. How can we live with that tension?  How can we lean on God’s protection and peace?  Psalm 27 reveals David’s response which can help us respond too.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p style="font-weight:4
03/11/202223 minutes 16 seconds
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\\ Are You Surrounded By People Not Living for the Lord? How to Honor God Despite Your Environment: Psalm 26

Are You Surrounded By People Not Living for the Lord? How to Honor God Despite Your Environment: Psalm 26   In Psalm 26, David shows us the best response when we are surrounded by what feels like enemies and hypocrites.  While it can sometimes be so hard to live for the Lord when others around us aren’t, this Psalm reveals the best way to walk in that tension. I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p style="f
02/11/202230 minutes 49 seconds
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\\ Are You Listening for God’s Voice While Making a Decision? How Psalm 25 Helps Us Understand How to Hear God’s Voice More Clearly

Are You Listening for God’s Voice While Making a Decision? How Psalm 25 Helps Us Understand How to Hear God’s Voice More Clearly   Making a decision can be so hard, and sometimes it’s difficult to know what direction God wants us to go in.  Psalm 25 helps us see David’s example of how we can hear God’s voice more clearly. I pray this episode blesses you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-
01/11/202242 minutes 5 seconds
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\\ Ghosts, Demons, and the Power of the Holy Spirit: BONUS EPISODE

BONUS EPISODE- Ghosts, Demons, and the Power of the Holy Spirit   Because October tends to be the month where conversations about ghosts and evil happen, we are including this bonus episode that addresses the ways the enemy manipulates us into giving him authority in our lives.  It’s time to take back our authority in Christ and kick the enemy out of our lives!   Example Prayer and Further Reading: https://shehears.org/2022/10/31/anointing-or-cleansing-your-home/   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s r
31/10/202232 minutes 54 seconds
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\\ Why it’s Important to Have Clean Hands and A Pure Heart While We are Waiting- Psalm 24

Why it’s Important to Have Clean Hands and A Pure Heart While We are Waiting- Psalm 24   Today we are taking a look at Psalm 24 and what it means to prepare our hearts for the King of Glory.  Having clean hands and a pure heart are two keys to how we can wait well.  I pray this episode blesses you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionar
28/10/202233 minutes 39 seconds
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\\ An Overflowing Heart is a Result of Being in God’s Presence: Psalm 23

An Overflowing Heart is a Result of Being in God’s Presence: Psalm 23   In this second half of Psalm 23 we explore the idea of what it means to have God pursuing us and providing for us even in the midst of the evil in our lives.  One of the benefits of our relationship with God is an overflow of our hearts that can impact those around us.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  </
27/10/202222 minutes 54 seconds
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\\ Do You Need Rest?  Like Real Rest? How Jesus Gets Us to a Place of Soul Rest: Psalm 23

Do You Need Rest?  Like Real Rest? How Jesus Gets Us to a Place of Soul Rest: Psalm 23   In Psalm 23, we see God’s plan for true rest and refreshing for our souls through our trust in Jesus.  Looking at some shepherd imagery, we take a look at what this favorite passage means for our daily lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary,
26/10/202225 minutes 29 seconds
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\\ Did You Know That Details About Jesus’ Death on the Cross Were Predicted Years and Years Before He Was Born?  Psalm 22 Part 2

Did You Know That Details About Jesus’ Death on the Cross Were Predicted Years and Years Before He Was Born?  Psalm 22 Part 2   Today we continue looking at Psalm 22, a Psalm that reveals very specific details about what would happen at the time of Jesus’ death.  Some of these details you can miss if you aren’t careful.  Join me as we unpack what they are.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="fon
25/10/202229 minutes 54 seconds
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\\ Predicting Jesus Would Come Years Before He did: A Look at the Messianic Psalm 22

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 22- A Messianic Psalm that Points to Jesus   Psalm 22 is one of the most quoted Psalms in the New Testament and is called the Psalm of the Cross because of the way it reveals what Jesus would go through on the cross.  Today we take a look at some of the ways this Messianic Psalm prophesies things that can only be fulfilled in Jesus.  I pray this episode blesses you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?
24/10/202234 minutes 41 seconds
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\\ Going Through Spiritual Warfare? How God Fights for Us During Our Spiritual Battles : Psalm 21

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 21- God Fights for Us During Our Spiritual Warfare Battles   Psalms 20 and 21 are companion Psalms.  Psalm 20 is a prayer before a battle, and Psalm 21 is a praise after the battle.  Psalm 21 gives us an example of praising God for His protection and defense during a spiritual battle.  We see how God does not sit idly by but fights for us on our behalf.  I pray this episode blesses you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spi
21/10/202223 minutes 58 seconds
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\\  A Prayer for When You Are Experiencing Spiritual Warfare: Psalm 20

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 20- A Prayer for When You Are Experiencing Spiritual Warfare   Psalms 20 and 21 are companion Psalms.  Psalm 20 is a prayer before a battle, and Psalm 21 is a praise after the battle.  As believers, we are constantly fighting a spiritual battle, whether we realize it or not.  Psalm 20 can be used as a prayer to help us when we feel overwhelmed by what the enemy is throwing at us.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual
20/10/202230 minutes 43 seconds
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\\ Can We Trust That God’s Plan is the Best Plan for Our Lives? The Answer is Yes! Learning How God is a Good Father: Psalm 19 Part 2

Can We Trust That God's Plan is the Best Plan for Our Lives?  The Answer is Yes! Learning How God is a Good Father: Psalm 19 Part 2   In the second half of Psalm 19, we see God’s goodness as a father revealed in the way He instructs us as His children.  There is freedom in our obedience to God’s plan for our lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael
19/10/202233 minutes 9 seconds
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\\ How God Reveals Himself in Nature: Psalm 19 Part 1

How God Reveals Himself in Nature: Psalm 19 Part 1 In Psalm 19, David makes reference to the ways God is revealed in nature.  While this may seem straight forward to us, there is also a sense that David is speaking to others in the ancient world that may not recognize God in the same way. Join me as we take a look at the beginning of Psalm 19.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Gro
18/10/202226 minutes 58 seconds
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\\ How God Intervenes When Things Feel Impossible: Psalm 18 Part 3

How God Intervenes When Things Feel Impossible: Psalm 18 Part 3 Part 3 of Psalm 18 takes a look at the last part of the Psalm and some of the imagery that reveals aspects of God’s nature.  Our encouragement from this Psalm is that God can intervene on our behalf, even when ti doesn’t seem to make sense.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: mis
17/10/202234 minutes 14 seconds
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\\ Feeling Helpless? How God Meets Us Where We Are: Psalm 18 Part 2

Feeling Helpless? How God Meets Us Where We Are: Psalm 18 Part 2     Part 2 of Psalm 18 examines the ways David saw God’s hand at work in the midst of his helplessness in battle.  We can be assured that the God that is revealed in the Psalms is the same God we serve today.  God is a God who rescues.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m y
14/10/202235 minutes 38 seconds
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\\ God’s Protection in the Midst of the Darkness: How to Respond: Psalm 18

God's Protection in the Midst of the Darkness: How to Respond   Psalm 18 is a response song that King David wrote after God delivered him from the hands of his enemies.  In this psalm, we can learn more about how God steps in when things seem impossible, and how our hearts can respond to that protection.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey,
13/10/202228 minutes 8 seconds
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\\ Are Your Prayers Going Unanswered? Why You May Not Be Getting the Prayer Results You Want: Psalm 17

Are Your Prayers Going Unanswered? Why You May Not Be Getting the Prayer Results You Want: Psalm 17 Psalm 17 starts off with David’s prayer for God to search his heart.  Sometimes hidden sin can keep us from hearing God’s voice clearly.  Today we look at David’s example and how we can use it to pray a similar prayer.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pas
12/10/202217 minutes 49 seconds
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\\ How to See God’s Hand in Our Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Lives: Psalm 16

How to See God's Hand in Our Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Lives: Psalm 16   Psalm 16 offers us a nice break from the lament psalms we have been reading lately.  In this Davidic psalm, we see an example of how to praise God for all of the things He blesses us with emotionally, physically, and spiritually.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Grol
11/10/202224 minutes 30 seconds
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\\ Living A Life of Obedience Even When it Hurts: Psalm 15

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 15: Living A Life of Obedience Even When it Hurts   In Psalm 15, David talks about our commitment to living a life of obedience even when we don’t feel like it.  It’s in that pursuit of righteousness, that is stronger than our feelings, that we can sense God’s empowerment in our lives.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, R
10/10/202220 minutes 36 seconds
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\\ Sensing God’s Presence in the Midst of This Crazy Culture: Psalm 14

Sensing God's Presence in the Midst of This Crazy Culture: Psalm 14   Today’s culture looks very much like the picture David paints in Psalm 14.  Yet we can be encouraged by the same God that encouraged David.  One that is present and restores.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been ther
07/10/202219 minutes 55 seconds
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\\ Do You Ever Feel Like God Doesn’t See You in Your Pain? How God Is Present in Our Depression: Psalm 13

Do You Ever Feel Like God Doesn't See You in Your Pain?  How God Is Present in Our Depression: Psalm 13 Many of us have had seasons of depression, especially after we have gone through a hard time.  In today’s Psalm, we see the example of David coming to God in his anger and depression.  We can bring God those hard emotions too. In fact, He longs to be there with you and help you through them.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style
06/10/202221 minutes 7 seconds
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\\ Feeling Overwhelmed by the Evil in Our World? Standing for Righteousness When Facing Evil: Psalm 12

Feeling Overwhelmed by the Evil in Our World?  Standing for Righteousness When Facing Evil: Psalm 12   Since these words were written in the Psalms, we see God’s people who stand for righteousness are also faced with the evil in this world.  The encouragement we have can be found in God’s truth.  Let’s take a look at it together today as we echo David’s prayer.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style
05/10/202216 minutes 52 seconds
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\\ Does if Feel Like You Have a Target on Your Back? How We Can Stand Firm When It’s Opposite of the Culture: Psalm 11

Does if Feel Like You Have a Target on Your Back? How We Can Stand Firm When It's Opposite of the Culture: Psalm 11   Psalm 11 addresses two concepts that are very common to the Christian experience: feeling like we have a target on our backs, and living in opposition to the culture.  Today we look at David’s prayer about these very things, and the encouragement we have as believers.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p style="font-weigh
04/10/202216 minutes 14 seconds
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\\ Waiting for Justice- Comfort From God in the Midst of Our Suffering: Psalm 10

Waiting for Justice- Comfort From God in the Midst of Our Suffering: Psalm 10   Psalm 10 is one that is underlined a lot in my Bible.  It helps us understand how to pray when we are in the midst of suffering.  While there may be some time between the cry of our hearts and when God finally brings justice, we can take comfort in knowing He hears us and is always with us.     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?
03/10/202218 minutes 42 seconds
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\\ How to Praise God in All Things, Even When You Feel Overlooked: Psalm 9

How to Praise God in All Things, Even When You Feel Overlooked: Psalm 9 Psalm 9 speaks of praising God in all things.  It also reveals God’s heart for those that feel overlooked. May the things that break God’s heart also break ours.     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too
30/09/202221 minutes 35 seconds
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\\ We Have a Special Role in God’s Kingdom- How God Uniquely Loves and Cares for You: Psalm 8

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 8: God’s Love and Care for Creation and Human Kind   Psalm 8 serves as a poetic reminder of God’s creation of the world and humankind in Genesis.  David emphasizes the special role we serve in God’s kingdom and His unique care and love for us.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Gro
29/09/202220 minutes 39 seconds
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\\ Does it Feel Like the Enemy is Attacking You? How to Find Refuge and Protection in God: Psalm 7

Does it Feel Like the Enemy is Attacking You? How to Find Refuge and Protection in God: Psalm 7   We all experience times when we feel attacked by the enemy.  Today we look at David’s example of a prayer to use when we are in that place.  We can be encouraged that the Lord is our refuge.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author,
28/09/202224 minutes 40 seconds
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\\ Do You Carry Shame Over Past Sin? How Bring it To God: Psalm 6

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 6: Coming to God With Our Shame Over Sin   Psalm 6 shows us the example of David coming to God in desperation and grief over his sin.  Because sin separates us from God, it’s important to allow God to help us through the restoration process instead of hiding it from Him.  Shame can be replaced by God’s mercy and forgiveness.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="
27/09/202216 minutes 59 seconds
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\\ How God Shields Us From Our Enemies While We Are Waiting : Psalm 5

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 5: Waiting in Expectation as God Shields Us From Our Enemies   There is a difference between just waiting and waiting in expectation.  Psalm 5 shows us David’s example of pouring his heart out to God in the morning, so we can have joy in the waiting.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pa
26/09/202226 minutes 15 seconds
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\\ Hearing God’s Voice When We Need it Most : Psalm 4

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 4: The Peace that Comes From Hearing God’s Voice When We Need it Most   Today we are finishing up our first week in the Psalms with some encouragement from David.  Learning to hear God’s voice in the hard times starts with hearing His voice in the not-so-hard times.  Our goal should always be relationship.  That relationship is what will give us peace when we need it most.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?</
23/09/202218 minutes 33 seconds
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\\ Giving God the Things We Can’t Handle on Our Own: Psalm 3

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 3: Allowing God to Shield Us in Times of Trouble   Psalm 3 is a Lament chapter, one of the many we find in the Psalms.  Lament teaches us how to give those things over to God that we can’t handle on our own.  In that place, we see a God who steps in to shield us so that we can rest in Him.  I pray this episode encourages you to take these difficult emotions to Jesus.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life? <p
22/09/202219 minutes 5 seconds
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\\ How Psalm 2 Points toJesus as the Anointed King

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 2: Proclaiming Jesus as the Anointed King   Psalm 2 is the first of the Messianic Psalms. In it, we see Jesus proclaimed King long before He was born. As we see God using the language of the people this Psalm addresses, we can see how God pursues His people right where they are. I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-weight:40
21/09/202222 minutes 43 seconds
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\\ Meditating on God’s Word, an Example from Psalm 1

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: Psalm 1: Meditating on God’s Word   As we start our new series on the book of Psalms, today we start by looking at what Psalm 1 says about meditating on God’s word.  How does God’s word change us?  Should my life look any different as a result? How can I be intentional about hearing God’s voice more clearly?  Join us as we see how Psalm 1 answers these questions and guides us into a life that it set apart.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wa
20/09/202228 minutes 2 seconds
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\\ An Introduction to the Book of Psalms as a Book About Jesus

Hearing Jesus in the Psalms: An Introduction to the Book of Psalms as a Book About Jesus   Did you know that the Psalms was the longest book in the Bible? Or that it is the most frequently quoted Old Testament book by both Jesus and the writers of the New Testament? And did you realize that it is a book about Jesus, written long before He was even born?  Join me for some context around the reasons why we are moving into the Psalms for our next study.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or
19/09/202226 minutes 47 seconds
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\\ How to Integrate the Spiritual Disciplines Into Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly

How to Integrate the Spiritual Disciplines Into Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly   Developing a spiritual rule of life is an important part of integrating the spiritual disciplines in our daily lives.  Today we recap all the disciplines and talk about ways to make sure we don’t forget their impact in our relationships with God.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-wei
16/09/202220 minutes 14 seconds
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\\ Being Anxious for Nothing- How Can We Actually Get to that Place in Our Relationship With God?

Being Anxious for Nothing- How Can We Actually Get to that Place in Our Relationship With God?   Walking in a posture of joy is much easier when we get to a place where we can 100% trust God.  Paul talks about “Being Anxious for Nothing” in the Scriptures, but how can we practically do that?  Talking about this and more on today’s episode.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   He
15/09/202218 minutes 56 seconds
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\\ Lacking Joy in Your Life? How the Pathway to Joy is Obedience to God’s Voice

Lacking Joy in Your Life? How the Pathway to Joy is Obedience to God’s Voice   While God certainly gives us infusions of joy throughout our daily lives, walking in joy is something different.  Joy is a symptom of spiritual health.  Today we are talking about what to do if you find yourself lacking joy.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missi
14/09/202221 minutes 36 seconds
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\\ Reminders from Psalm 103 on the Reasons We Have Joy as Believers in Jesus

Reminders from Psalm 103 on the Reasons We Have Joy as Believers in Jesus   Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives, forgetting all the reasons we can celebrate God’s goodness.  Today’s Biblical meditation comes from Psalm 103.  I pray it blesses you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coac
13/09/202221 minutes 30 seconds
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\\ Do You Enjoy God? What to Do if the Answer is No

Do You Enjoy God? What to Do if the Answer is No Joy is something we read about all over the scriptures, yet sometimes joy can feel elusive.  We can’t seek out joy.  Instead, joy is a symptom of spiritual health.  If we aren’t experiencing joy, the question becomes why. This week we are discussing the spiritual discipline of joy.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary
12/09/202218 minutes 25 seconds
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\\ 7 Practical Steps to Make Worship a Part of Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly

7 Practical Steps to Make Worship a Part of Your Daily Life So You Can Hear God’s Voice More Clearly   Worship is an experience, not an event.  One of the most important things we can do in our lives is to live in a place of worship.  Here are 7 practical tips to help you hear God’s voice more clearly through the spiritual discipline of worship.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-weight:40
09/09/202225 minutes 24 seconds
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\\ How Living Our Daily Lives in a Posture of Worship Helps Us Hear God’s Voice

How Living Our Daily Lives in a Posture of Worship Helps Us Hear God’s Voice   Worship is not always an isolated experience. We can actually live our lives in a posture of worship, which helps us hear God’s voice more clearly in those day-to-day moments of our lives. Join me as we discuss this and more on today’s episode.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host,
08/09/202216 minutes
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\\ How Worship Helps Us Hear From God- Starting With Worship When We Think God is Silent

How Worship Helps Us Hear From God- Starting With Worship When We Think God is Silent   Worship is the starting place if we want to hear God’s voice more clearly. In the presence of a Holy God, we see our own humanity, our sin. As God steps in to purify our hearts, our natural response is worship. How does that help us hear God’s voice? Listen to today’s episode to find out.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  
07/09/202217 minutes
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\\ Worship is Our Response to God’s Pursuit of Us- Worship as an Experience, Not an Event.

Worship is Our Response to God’s Pursuit of Us- Worship as an Experience, Not an Event.   Today we continue our discussion on Worship.  Who is the object of our worship?  Why do we worship? How can we worship when we don’t feel like worshiping?  Today we look at some of these questions and more.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: mis
06/09/202216 minutes 57 seconds
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\\ Does Worship Style Matter?  Why Worship Expressions are Secondary to Worship Experiences.

Does Worship Style Matter?  Why Worship Expressions are Secondary to Worship Experiences.      We all have preferences.  Hymns.  Bands.  Contemporary.  Old School.  Maybe even flags.  But do those things really matter that much?  What does the Bible have to say about it?  Join me as we talk about what worship is, and what worship isn’t.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey,
05/09/202218 minutes 3 seconds
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\\ Does the Bible Actually Say to Forgive and Forget? Let’s Take A Look At God’s Heart for Forgiveness as the Counterpart to Confession

Does the Bible Actually Say to Forgive and Forget? Let’s Take A Look At God’s Heart for Forgiveness as the Counterpart to Confession   Forgive and forget.  We have all heard it.  We may have even said it.  But is it biblical?  Join me as we take a dive into what the Bible ACTUALLY says.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, p
02/09/202216 minutes 4 seconds
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\\ Forgiveness and Confession Change Our Relationship.  We Can’t Pretend Everything is the Same.  It Won’t Be, and That’s Ok.

Forgiveness and Confession Change Our Relationship.  We Can’t Pretend Everything is the Same.  It Won’t Be, and That’s Ok.   Forgiveness is not pretending the relationship is the same as it was before the offense.  It won’t be.  It could be better through God’s grace.  But it won’t be the same.  We need to make peace with that.     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p sty
01/09/202218 minutes 32 seconds
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\\ Forgiveness and Confession is More About Our Relationship With God Than Our Relationship With Other People- Hearing God in Our Hurt Feelings

Forgiveness and Confession is More About Our Relationship With God Than Our Relationship With Other People- Hearing God in Our Hurt Feelings   When we do life together, we will hurt each other, because we are human.  Confession and forgiveness are essential in the Christian life.  Let’s dive into why that is.     Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   <p style="font-weight:400;
31/08/202222 minutes 11 seconds
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\\ Hearing Jesus in Our Woundedness- Why We Can’t Just Pretend Everything is Ok

Hearing Jesus in Our Woundedness- Why We Can’t Just Pretend Everything is Ok   Have you ever pretended like something didn’t hurt you?  That’s not forgiveness.  That’s lying.  Today we are looking at the reality that we all get hurt and how those hurts can keep us from hearing God’s voice clearly.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary
30/08/202218 minutes 2 seconds
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\\ What Even Is Confession?  And What Does Confession Have to Do With Me?

What Even Is Confession?  And What Does Confession Have to Do With Me?   We don’t hear a lot about confession in the church these days.  You may be wondering what exactly it is, and how it impacts our relationship with God.  This week, we will be unpacking the spiritual discipline of confession.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary,
29/08/202222 minutes 23 seconds
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\\ Our Role is To Show Up, God’s Role is To Work Through Our Obedience – Service- Day 5

Our Role is To Show Up, God’s Role is To Work Through Our Obedience – Service- Day 5   Our commitment to serving God has to be bigger than our feelings.  The enemy will try to distract and discourage us from doing what God calls us to do.  Keep going- In those moments of weakness, God can move in incredible ways.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael G
26/08/202211 minutes 32 seconds
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\\ Serving Gives Us Glimpses of What God is Doing – Service- Day 4

Serving Gives Us Glimpses of What God is Doing – Service- Day 4   When we are serving, we get a first-hand view of what God is doing, and sometimes we get to see the miracles that no one else gets to see.   Examining our hearts when it comes to our motivation for serving.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey,
25/08/202215 minutes 4 seconds
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\\ Serving is a Lifestyle, Not an Event – Service- Day 3

Serving is a Lifestyle, Not an Event – Service- Day 3   True service is a lifestyle, not an event.   Serving God should always be an overflow of our hearts and what God is doing in our lives.  It shouldn’t be a prescribed way to build a brand or fit a mold.  Instead, we need to seek out how God wants us to live, with a lifestyle of service, just like He did.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your s
24/08/202216 minutes 39 seconds
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\\ How Do We Know if What We Are Doing is Actually Serving God Or Ourselves? – Service- Day 2

How Do We Know if What We Are Doing is Actually Serving God Or Ourselves? – Service- Day 2   Serving God needs to be more about what God is doing than what we want to do.  It’s not about the selfies, it’s about the kingdom.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubti
23/08/202214 minutes 5 seconds
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\\ Sending Your Child to College- Hearing Jesus in Our Grief – BONUS

Sending Your Child to College- Hearing Jesus in Our Grief – BONUS    Have you sent a child to college recently?  Or perhaps it was kindergarten, the military, or even a new apartment.  The feelings of grief left behind are sometimes hard to deal with.  Today in this bonus episode, we talk through some ways to deal with that grief and allow the Holy Spirit to meet you in that place.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual
22/08/202227 minutes 16 seconds
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\\ Can Our Service to God Be Self-Serving?  How to Tell. – Service- Day 1

Can Our Service to God Be Self-Serving?  How to Tell. – Service- Day 1   Can our service to God be self-serving?  Today we look at the difference between self-righteous service and true service of God.  What is the difference?  Service should be an overflow of our hearts and what God is doing in them.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missio
22/08/202214 minutes 18 seconds
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\\ God’s Design for Submission in Our Relationships With Each Other – Submission- Day 5

God’s Design for Submission in Our Relationships With Each Other – Submission- Day 5   As we finish up this conversation about Biblical submission, we talk about what it looks like to walk out submission in our daily lives. I pray this series has blessed you and would love it if you would send me a message, give me some feedback, or reach out for prayer.  You are so loved.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  </
19/08/202214 minutes 19 seconds
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\\ God’s Design for Biblical Submission.  Practical Ways This Works in Our Lives – Submission- Day 4

God’s Design for Biblical Submission.  Practical Ways This Works in Our Lives – Submission- Day 4   Today we start a list of 7 things Biblical submission does.  It’s not about quieting our own hearts and desires as much as it is about elevating those of others.  Submission in our relationships can be done in a healthy, God honoring way.  Join me as we start to unpack that.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?  <
18/08/202215 minutes 21 seconds
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\\ What Does the Bible Say About Submission? HINT: It’s NOT What You Think! – Submission- Day 3

What Does the Bible Say About Submission? – Submission- Day 3   Today we dive into God’s heart for submission and God’s heart for us.  I know this topic can be hard, but my prayer is that we start to understand it from God’s perspective.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, t
17/08/202214 minutes 8 seconds
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\\ Distortions of Submission.  What Biblical Submission is Not – Submission- Day 2

Distortions of Submission.  What Biblical Submission is Not – Submission- Day 2   When we live in community of other believers, we understand submission in terms of our relationships.  We must always look through the lens of Jesus when we approach this topic.  Today we take a look at a couple things Biblical Submission is NOT.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your h
16/08/202214 minutes 50 seconds
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\\ Do You Cringe When You Hear the Word Submission?  How God’s Version is Different Than the World’s Version – Submission- Day 1

Do You Cringe When You Hear the Word Submission?  How God’s Version is Different Than the World’s Version – Submission- Day 1   Today we continue our Spiritual Disciplines series as we talk about the idea of Biblical Submission. True submission brings freedom.  Join me as we dive into this sometimes difficult topic.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachae
15/08/202214 minutes 6 seconds
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\\ Intentionally Separating Ourselves So We Can Hear God’s Voice - Solitude- Day 5

Intentionally Separating Ourselves So We Can Hear God’s Voice - Solitude- Day 5   Solitude becomes a space where we allow Jesus to do what only He can.  I pray this week has been a blessing to you as we discuss the ways that solitude can help us hear God’s voice more clearly.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and
12/08/202211 minutes 22 seconds
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\\ There is Never A Moment That God is Not With Us. Learning to Hear Him in The Hard Moments - Solitude- Day 4

There is Never A Moment That God is Not With Us. Learning to Hear Him in The Hard Moments - Solitude- Day 4   It doesn’t matter how you feel; the truth is, God never leaves us alone.  Scripture reveals that to us over and over, and the word of God is more powerful than what we feel.  Today we look at a couple more examples from Scripture and how God longs for us to recognize He is there in our hard moments.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?</
11/08/202211 minutes 16 seconds
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\\ Being Alone With God is What Fills Us Up So That We Can Continue to Pour Out - Solitude- Day 3

Being Alone With God is What Fills Us Up So That We Can Continue to Pour Out - Solitude- Day 3   So many of us continue to pour out: into our families, into our jobs, into our church, without ever truly getting filled back up.  Today we look at some more Biblical examples of how and when Jesus and the disciples used solitude to restore their hearts and fill back up.  I pray this ongoing conversation blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual li
10/08/202211 minutes 19 seconds
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\\ The Less We Are Consumed With the Voice of the World, the More Clearly We Will Hear God’s Voice- Solitude- Day 2

The Less We Are Consumed With the Voice of the World, the More Clearly We Will Hear God’s Voice- Solitude- Day 2   Investing in your relationship with God is never a waste of time.  Jesus would often seek out solitude to hear from the Lord.  Today we look at some Biblical examples of solitude.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, au
09/08/202210 minutes 35 seconds
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\\ Loneliness vs Solitude- How Quieting Our Hearts Helps us Hear From God- Solitude- Day 1

Loneliness vs Solitude- How Quieting Our Hearts Helps us Hear From God- Solitude- Day 1   So many of us avoid solitude because of a fear of loneliness.  Did you know that the two are not necessarily the same thing?  In fact, they are radically different.  Quieting our hearts from all the distractions is an important part of learning to hear God more clearly.  Join me this week as we discuss ways to bring solitude into our daily lives.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wa
08/08/202210 minutes 51 seconds
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\\ Fun Friday- Mission Mishaps and Trip Planning

Fun Friday- Mission Mishaps and Trip Planning   Today I share two humorous things to watch out for when traveling to another country for missions.  We are also going to start praying about YOU going on a trip.  Yes, YOU!  Is God calling you to step out in faith to go on a trip with us?   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pa
05/08/202215 minutes 59 seconds
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\\ Praying Until Something Happens- Being Empowered with the Holy Spirit

Praying Until Something Happens- Being Empowered with the Holy Spirit   God longs to empower and embolden us for the sake of the gospel.  The problem is, we sometimes don’t even ask Him to.  Today I share two testimonies of what God did, using young children.  I pray it encourages you!   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pa
04/08/202212 minutes 1 second
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\\ What is the Root Cause of the Sins that Keep us Bound?- Revisiting Missions

What is the Root Cause of the Sins that Keep us Bound?- Revisiting Missions So often, we can get caught up looking at and trying to solve symptoms instead of the systems that keep people bound in poverty- both spiritual and material.  Today we talk about the strongholds that the enemy uses to keep people trapped and how we can start addressing those root issues.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m you
03/08/202215 minutes 22 seconds
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\\ Jesus Sees You in the Multitude, and He Wants You To See Him, Too

Jesus Sees You in the Multitude, and He Wants You To See Him, Too    There are aspects of God’s character and nature that are revealed to us when we serve on the mission field.  Today I share one aspect that God revealed to me last week when I was serving in the Dominican Republic.  I pray this episode blesses you.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael
02/08/202215 minutes 36 seconds
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\\ Helping Without Hurting- Post-Pandemic Mission Trips

 Helping Without Hurting- Post-Pandemic Mission Trips   Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our attempts at helping during a mission trip can actually be hurtful in the long run.  Today I share some practical ideas and tips to ensure your return to short-term mission trips has the most impact.    Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionar
01/08/202215 minutes 24 seconds
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\\ Learning to Live a Life of Simplicity in Order to Hear God More Clearly – Simplicity- Day 5

Learning to Live a Life of Simplicity in Order to Hear God More Clearly – Simplicity- Day 5   Today we finish up our list of practical ideas to help us start letting go of some things that may be getting in the way of living lives of simplicity.   Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.   Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?   Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been the
29/07/202212 minutes 31 seconds
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\\ Pursuing the Things That Matter – Guidelines For Pursuing More of God in Your Daily Lives – Simplicity- Day 4

Pursuing the Things That Matter – Guidelines For Pursuing More of God in Your Daily Lives – Simplicity- Day 4   Getting started in the area of simplicity doesn’t have