Episode 19: How to Hear God in the Ordinary and Live What We Hear

An Interview with Keith R. Anderson, Author of A Spirituality of Listening

How careful are you to listen in to what God is saying to you in the ordinary of life? The good news is that God is speaking all the time. The bad news is we often don’t take time to listen.

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Episode 19 is a real treat—an interview with author Keith R. Anderson about his new book A Spirituality of Listening: Live What We Hear.

How to Pursue Your Authentic Life Adventure

7 Steps to Take When Stepping Out in a New Life Direction

So you want to step out in a new life direction. But you’re afraid. That’s normal. Fear often keeps us from moving forward. What if I showed you the steps needed to move forward with clarity, confidence, and abundant faith to live an authentic life adventure?

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First let me acknowledge that I did not follow all of the steps I am about to share with you—not intentionally anyway. Some I had to learn the hard way.

Episode 18: What to Do When Your Life Direction Gets Tough

The 5 Most Common Responses to Adversity

No one ever said that fulfilling your purpose in life and living a story worth telling would be easy. Or if they did, they didn’t know what they were talking about.

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In Episode 18, I share a candid review of the 5 most common options to the resistance we encounter when we start anything new.

  1. Avoid it.
  2. Dip and quit.
  3. Begin, then drop out.
  4. Survive.
  5. Thrive.

How to Find Your Authentic Life Direction

5 Suggestions For Clarity & Confidence in a New Life Direction

Do you know where you are headed next in life? Do you know where you should be headed next? If you’re like a lot of us, you may have accidentally fallen into a life direction instead of intentionally choosing your best path.

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But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be that way.

God created each one of us with unique strengths, passions, and skills sets. He gave us each unique relationship connections that open doors of opportunity unavailable to others.

And He expects us to use it all to more fully reveal His majesty on earth as it is in heaven.

Episode 17: How to Find Your Authentic Life Adventure

5 Suggestions to Figure Out Where You're Going

Do you know where you are headed next in life? Do you know where you should be headed next? If not, stick around.

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It wasn’t so long ago that I decided to embark on an authentic life adventure to pursue a new life direction. I stepped out before I knew how it would all turn out.

In this episode, I offer 5 practical suggestions to help anyone figure out his or her life direction.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Praying

6 Steps to Help You Pray with Confidence

Have you ever worried about praying wrong? As we approach the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, I recall all the times I’ve wondered, Am I praying wrong. Am I praying for the right things? And so it goes.

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I suspect we all face that same question when we pray at times on this journey to live an authentic life with abundant faith. We wish we could stop worrying about getting it right and start praying with confidence for what we know God wants.

But how do we know what God wants? And so the worrying begins.

Episode 16: How and Why to Cultivate Habits of Holiness

Interview with Tyler Braun — Author and Pastor

Holiness seems like such a mystery sometimes doesn’t it? As if only the privileged few can ever achieve it through some magical incantations or by retreating into a monastery. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Holiness can be intentionally cultivated in the ordinary routines of life.

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My guest in this episode is pastor and author Tyler Braun.

Will Your Story Matter Where and When It Matters Most?

The Greatest Prize You Receive in Eternity May Be the Story You Are Living Right Now

Because of our natural human fixation on “the seen,” we tend to think only of the impact of our story in this brief season of our existence: the here and now.

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Although that impact is not unimportant, as immortal beings we should be far more concerned with how our story will sound when it is told there and then, in that next season of existence that will extend through all eternity.

Podcast Recap: And a Call for Prayer

I have been traveling and keeping family commitments of late so I pushed the pause button on The FaithWalkers Podcast for this week only. But I wanted to offer you an alternative listening option.

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Think of today’s post as similar to those episodes of your favorite shows where they weaved clips of previous shows together to create a new show that costs a lot less to produce.

I could always count on every MacGyver season to have at least one of those episodes. But I digress.

I know it is likely not everyone has listened to all the episodes thus far. This week could offer a chance to catch up on missed episodes you can use to grow your faith.

Here is a complete list of all 15 episodes to date. Episodes 1 and 2 are foundational. Just click on any of them to listen and get caught up.

Next week’s episode will feature an interview with Tyler Braun, author of Why Holiness Matters. We discuss habits of holiness and how to develop them.

One final thing.

You may have heard already that my friend and coauthor Erick Erickson has been battling some significant, life-threatening health issues the last several weeks that came to a head the last few days. You can read more about them here.

Please pray for his speedy recovery and for his family. I’ll shoot you a brief email later this week about the special bonus package for our book You Will Be Made to Care that we assembled prior to his illness.

Thank you for joining me on the journey and I’ll see you out on the trail.

How to Stop Lying and Speak the Truth — to Yourself

What You Tell Yourself Can Be the Worst Lies of All

Ok. I admit it. I’m a liar. Or am I? Funny thing about liars. No one believes them even when they do tell the truth. Which I am doing right now. I think.

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If only I could be authentic and stop lying — to myself.

Here’s my problem. I am quite conscientious about speaking the truth to others–to you, for example. I’d put up with a lot of hurt to speak the truth to you. That’s not the problem.

It’s when I talk to myself–inside, where no one else can hear – that I struggle to speak the truth. I am all about being authentic with others, but I struggle being authentic with myself.

Weird, I know. But maybe you feel the same way.