Episode 104 - Feeling in your heart what you know in your head

Has there been a time in your life when you knew in your head that God loved you, but you didn't feel it? Have you ever asked,  “God, do you really care? Do you really understand?”

 

In today’s episode, we're talking about our emotions and feelings. Sometimes we know in our head that we're loved, whether it's by a parent or by a spouse or by a friend or by God. But sometimes we struggle with feeling loved.  

 

And we have some strategies for dealing with that when our emotions just aren't in a very healthy place.  We need the gospel and we need this reminder. So, if you are in this place, remember that you are loved by God.  

 

God desires us to know completely in body, soul, and spirit, which includes our emotions.  It means that we can foster our emotional health with God's truth.  And, it doesn't require anything but you and the promises. 

 

Back in episode 32, AJ shared something that happened in her life that made her feel like she wasn’t enough. It caused her to struggle with feeling loved and deficient like there was something wrong with her.  In today’s episode, she shares how a few years ago, she came across the verse in 2 Corinthians 1:20 that says 

“all the promises of God are yes in Christ Jesus”.  And why did that stand out to her?

 

Because the rest of the verse says by which we also give our “amen” to those promises. She never considered her role in giving an amen to the promises of God! AJ had always known God's promises are powerful, but she had never intentionally given a “yes, this is true. I affirm this in my life” deliberately and intentionally.  

 

That's when AJ decided that she needed to be intentional about it, and she didn't want to set something up where she would fail at it, so she set a time limit of 40 days to intentionally read, pray, and affirm ONE promise of God from the Word a day. 

 

She began to notice that over time there was a major shift. When she started to feel condemned by her failures, she would immediately begin to remember God is the one who justifies her. There's no condemnation in Christ. 

 

Over 40 days, she began to see massive shifts in her thinking about herself, about how God saw her, and that radically affected her emotions. 

 

Today’s episode is about AJ’s testimony of the power of God's Word the power of standing on those promises and how it transforms you. We can understand who we are in Christ because of His word.  She has continued this particular challenge every year since then because it is so powerful. 

There's something powerful about the promises of God. 

 

We can be strengthened in our faith and we can give God glory because of what He did on the cross. We invite you to cultivate your relationship with the Lord, your intimacy with Him, your understanding of the person of Christ. It will improve your prayer life and bring healing to your emotions.

 

The best thing that we can do is to focus on the very one who gave us life and to focus on the one who is in control of all of it and is sovereign over all of it. And no matter where you are in your walk with Him, whether you're just curious as to what we're talking about, or you've been a believer for 50 years, no matter where you are in your theology, these promises are true.

Join us and discover how God will transform your life as well with the power of his word. 

 

Go to sojohub.com/promises and you'll be able to sign up for our free challenge! We are starting LIVE tomorrow, February 14th, 2024.

 

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▶Our life-transforming 40-day challenge will give you a new understanding of the Person and work of Christ on your behalf. You'll discover the depths of His love for you and uncover the riches of your inheritance in Christ. 

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If you’d like to level up your challenge, we also have an OPTIONAL accountability group with a toolkit jam-packed with resources for your journey.

 

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The companion Praying the Promises of the Cross Toolkit includes Daily check-ins for accountability! It includes everything you need to get started FAST, stay on track, have accountability and connection during the challenge, and by the end of this prayer challenge, be a man or woman who hears from God. 

 

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FREE Prayer Challenge leading up to Easter

The 40-day challenge it's an intentional journey toward spiritual renewal based on God's promises in your life.

It will transform your thoughts, your behavior, your perspective, and your life.

Episode Sponsored by: Sojo Academy - an ongoing membership for Christian women that provides a practical, streamlined, spiritual growth plan for every woman.

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