By Sarah Collins and Elizabeth Sanders
Welcome to the Chosen Girl Podcast! Here we will dive into weekly topics that will help, encourage, and propel us into living out the fact that God has created us for MORE!
Season 5 Episode 13: Faith Civil War: Navigating discord with fellow believers
Hello, Chosen sisters (and brothers, too, we see you!)! We are actually back on a TUESDAY for the first time in awhile. Thank yall for bearing with our scheduling conflicts. Truly #sidehustlingfortheLord. lol TODAY, we are having a real conversation about how to navigate discord with fellow believers; a "faith civil war," if you will. How we conduct ourselves among quarrels and disagreements is crucial to our faith and witness. The comments section on social media, is rampant these days with disagreements and opinion slinging not only with people who are in the Faith and people who don't subscribe to Christianity, but also believers vs. believers. We have forgotten we are on the same team. We have forgotten the true enemy. What if we remembered that the enemy isnt our fellow believers who disagree in opinion with us, and not even "non-belivers," but Satan himself? How would our conversations change? So, lets talk about it! We are diving into questions like: How do we handle when people in our own faith strongly disagree? What do we do when scripture can be up for interpretation? How can you recognize when you don’t have pure motives? How do you know when to stop, re-visit, or just move on? What do you do when you realize that you have been harsh when discussing opinions or convictions? Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
October 26, 2021
Season 5 Episode 12 HUSTLE CULTURE
HELLO fam! Do you ever feel guilty for not "doing," "being," or "achieving" enough? Us too. You may be feeling the effects of hustle culture. In this episode, we dive into dividing this new term, seeing where it may have originated from, and answering some important questions like: Do you think we are programmed to hustle? Do we idolize hustle? Why is busy popular? What is success? What is the difference between busy and hurried? Can rest and hustle coexist? What are the side effects? How do you moderate the hustle? Is hustle bad? We hope this episode is as much of a refreshing "wake up call" for you as it has been for us. Its so important to bring to light the darkest parts of our hearts! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
October 20, 2021
Season 5 Episode 11 PEOPLE PLEASERS PSA
HELLO EVERYONE, happy **Wednesday** We apologize, we are out of sync with our usual Tuesday episodes. We are truly side-hustling for the Lord (if you know, you know). Today, you'll hear from the President and VP of "People Pleasing Anonymous," Sarah and Liz, as we go to the Word about people pleasing vs. serving the Lord. So, what is the issue with people pleasing? How do we decipher people pleasing in our lives? What is the difference between people pleasing and having a servant heart? And most importantly, what do we do now if you've discovered you may be a people pleaser? If this hits home with you, or a friend, this episode is for you. You may want to reference the scriptures we used that you can find here: Galatians 1:10 Proverbs 29:25 1 Thessalonians 2:4 Colossians 3:23 Ephesians 6:7 Mark 15:11-15 Acts 4:19 If you live for peoples acceptance, you will die from their rejection. Lecrae Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
October 13, 2021
Season 5 Episode 10 EVERGREEN
Hey, Chosen Girl Fam! :) We are so excited, as usual, to be back with you today for a very special conversation on our upcoming collection, EVERGREEN. You may remember our announcement at the beginning on 2021 that we would be doing a 2 part series this year: Eden + Evergreen: Every desert has an eden oasis. Every forest has evergreens that don't loose their color. In the dry and desolate, or in the cold and dark, there is a constant Savior in every season! This collection celebrates the hope that we have in Jesus in both the hills and the valleys of life! Today we are talking about our faithful Father in all seasons. If you have been through hard seasons like we have in our own personal ways this past year, this collection, message, and episode is for you. Some scriptures we reference include: Genesis 1 Psalm 121 Romans 10:11-13 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
October 6, 2021
Season 5 Episode 9 HOLY SPIRIT
HEY HEY, Chosen Girl listeners and followers! We apologize for being a day late on getting this posted! Y'all know this is our "side hustle for the Lord," and y'all have always been so gracious with us in that. Today, we are covering a more serious topic that can ultimately change the way we live life: the Holy Spirit. What is Holy Spirit, or better yet, WHO? How and why does that matter to us? What does the Bible say about the Spirit of God? Today we dive into the WORD with these questions, plus talk about some of our personal experiences with God and His Spirit. Don't freak out, don't think we are weird (well, we really are), and keep you mind open. Our Faith takes just that: FAITH in the unseen. Join us as we break down what can be a super complex part of Faith something simple for us to grasp. Some scriptures we reference today include: Genesis 1:2 Joel 2 Ezekiel 37 John 20 1 Corinthians 12 Acts 2 Galatians 5 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
September 29, 2021
Season 5 Episode 8 Social Media PSA
HELLO CHOSEN GIRL FAM! Today, is our much needed Social Media PSA (public service announcement). We LOVE social media, and at the same time, we don't. Its a true love-hate relationship. We aren't here to "hate" on socials, and literally, Chosen Girl is on most social platforms, and thats how we met YOU GUYS! So, we know that God can definitely work through Socials, but it can also cause some harm to us personally if we abuse it. Join us today as we are talking all things social media, and how it could be beneficial, or harmful to your faith! Warning signs that social media may be toxic for your faith: Your only source of Biblical Knowledge is from Socials Scripture is being taken out of context. Someone’s opinion is louder than Biblical truth Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
September 21, 2021
Season 5 Episode 7 True Rest
Hello, sweet Chosen Girl fam! We are always so happy when its Tuesday. Thank you so much for listening and for being a part of what God is doing here at Chosen Girl! Are you tired? Not like, lack of sleep (even though thats completely valid, too). But just...tired. Life can be heavy. Life can be exhausting. If you feel tired in your soul, like us, please know you are not alone! So, today, we are chatting about true rest. We aren't talking massages and self-care days, even know we are all for those, rather, talking about soul rest. Some scriptures we reference are: Matthew 11:28 Psalm 91:1-2 Hebrews 3 + 4 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts.
September 14, 2021
Season 5 Episode 6 Brain Wars!
Hey, Chosen Girl fam, and happy Tell Me Bout it Tuesday! We are so excited to dive into such a needed topic and reflection-type episode we are calling "brain wars!" Pastor Craig Groeshel has a new book out, Winning the War in Your Mind, that has us thinking allllll things thoughts, and just how crucial it is to participate in the war that goes on within. If you are in a thought "rut" and want to start the journey to renewing your mind in Christ today, this episode is for you! Thank you guys so much for listening, and we would love if you shared, rated, and subscribed to this podcast to spread the Chosen message! Here are some scriptures that back up our convo for ya: Romans 12:3 Galatians 5 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
September 7, 2021
Season 5 Episode 5 Real talk on MINISTRY with Riley Young
Hey, Chosen Girl fam! Welcome back to season 5 of the podcast! Y'all know the drill around here...the last episode of the month means we welcome a special guest to the pod! Today Liz is chatting with our dear friend, Riley Young, about the real ups and downs of Ministry! No sugar coating, here. Riley and Liz have such a good conversation about the thoughts, feelings, and hard work that comes with serving in the Church. Join in on this conversation no matter what stage you are in: feeling a call to ministry, skeptical about ministry, or just wanting to be a better "minister" in your everyday life. Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
August 31, 2021
Season 5 Episode 4 Hypocrite "Hot Take"
Hello and happy Tuesday, Chosen girls! We have so enjoyed the conversations and feedback we have had with you all this season so far. As usual, if you need to get in contact with us, feel free to DM us on Instagram (@chosengirlmovement) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org :) Today we are chatting on a HOT topic, hypocrites. ugh. Don't you just cringe even upon hearing that word? We are going to take some hot takes, answering the following questions: What is a hypocrite? How do we deal with hypocrites? What do we do when we are the hypocrite? How did Jesus address hypocrisy? We cover several verses and stories in the Bible referenced here: Matthew 23:1-4 Matthew 22:15-22 John 9 Matthew 12:9-14 Mark 11:27 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts You can also find this episode filmed on our YouTube channel!
August 24, 2021
Season 5 Episode 3 when you're HARD PRESSED
Hey there, Chosen Girl Fam! Welcome back to season 5, epsiode THREE of the pod! Our world feels extremely heavy right now, so we wanted to take a mental health check and chat about being hard pressed in life, and how to navigate these times. (please note, this episode was recorded before the hard times many are facing now in Afganistan with the taking over of the Taliban). Today we ask, and attempt to answer, the important questions like: What is going on? How do we prepare our heart, mind, spirit? Why does our posture matter? How do we talk about this? How do we react as a believer? How do we navigate being a Christian with a church that is ultimately divided on a huge global issue? You can find scripture references we refer to here: Luke 6:45 2 Corinthians 5:20 1 Corinthians 13 We hope you find this episode as a breath of fresh air and as some encouragement during this time in history, and our personal lives. Our hearts are with those in tribulation in Afganistan, and as always, our hearts are with you, too! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
August 17, 2021
Season 5 Episode 2 GOSSIP
Chosen girl fam! Welcome back to Season 5, Episode 2 of the podcast! Today, we are chatting about GOSSIP for the first time, which I cannot believe has never come up in our topics! Gossip seems cliche to chat about in the "christian" culture of topics, but when you're in the thick of a situation, its hard to escape (whether you are the gossip-ER or gossip-E. lol) Today, join us as we talk all things gossip and attempt to go to the Word to answer some difficult questions about the topic, as well as dive into the outcomes of gossip in relationships. Some scripture references we allude to include: Ephesians 4:29 James 1:26 James 4:11 Proverbs 11:19 Proverbs 16:28 Proverbs 18:21 Proverbs 20:19 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts You can also find this episode filmed on our YouTube channel!
August 10, 2021
Season 5 Episode 1 STAY READY!
CHOSEN GIRL FAM! How did we get here!? (we know, we know, GOD). Its SEASON FIVE of the podcast and we are so blessed, humbled, and so grateful to be here. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for walking with us. Thank you for listening! We love you guys and you will never know how grateful we both are for the gift of this platform to learn and grow in Him together! TODAY, we are starting this season with a BANG, chatting about the concept of "staying ready so we dont have to get ready!" YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY! Of course, in faith, this could mean a number of things: staying ready spiritually, in your faith, mentally, or even physically (disclaimer you'll hear: we are NOT talking diets, y'all. You should know us better than that! lol). For a great, biblically lived-out example, we are turning to the book of Daniel! Some other verses we will reference include: “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:13 “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7 "No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11 We hope and pray this episode impacts you just as much as it did us. There is such beauty that comes with knowing God, rather than just knowing of God. There is such blessing and peace that comes from making God your life, not just an "add on." Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts You can also find this episode filmed on our YouTube channel!
August 3, 2021
Season 4 Epsisode 14 MENTAL HEALTH with Bethany Harrison
**trigger warning, we discuss miscarriage briefly in this episode** FRIENDS! Literally crying at the fact that this is the SEASON FINALE of season 4 of the pod! We have been so blessed by this season and so appreciate you loving and supporting the community that is Chosen Girl. We love you so much, and we treasure each episode with you. As for today's episode...ladies, buckle up and hunker down for today's chat with our dear friend, Bethany Harrison. Bethany is a dear friend of mine that I have known since pre-school, but we have recently bonded over the last couple of years through the "magic" of adult life. (lol). Bethany is our enneagram 6, musical-loving queen and the kind of "real" that makes you want to be the truest authentic version of yourself alongside her. She is a mom of 3 adorable boys in our community just east of Nashville, and writes for her blog, Surviving till Sunday. (yes, you will 1000% want to subscribe!). Today we chat about a lot of things, as we usually do when together, like walmart, mom bods, cicadas, instagram, and more, but when I tell you we did a deep dive into trusting/doubting God, we dove deep, yall. Tune in to hear her miraculous story of conception, birth, overcoming sickness, depression, and literal near-death experiences that led her from questioning everything in her faith to what she describes as God being her most "treasured friendship." She can speak this because she lived this. We pray her story and authenticity with wrestling with God touches you as much as it has us. Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
May 25, 2021
Season 4 Episode 13 NEW TESTAMENT ADVICE COLUMN PT. 2
Hey, ladies! Welcome back to another week of diving into the Word for practical life advice built on the TRUTH of God's Word! On this week's episode we are continuing the mojo from last week, diving into the book of ROMANS for more advice that still rings true even hundreds, THOUSANDS, of years later. Again, we as a human race have always been flawed and in desperate need of God's grace and wise instruction. Our boy, Paul, is writing again here, again, in prison, and gives the most practical advice, but also instruction on application. Knowing the truth is one thing, LIVING that truth is another. Thats when lives are changed by the gospel. So, ladies, grab your favorite Bible translation and notebook, turn to the book of Romans with us, and lets get crackin! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
May 18, 2021
Season 4 Episode 12 New Testament Advice Column
HEY HEY Chosen Girl tribe! We can't WAIT to dive into the pure wisdom from God's Word in today's episode. The past three weeks, we have talked all things toxicity: relationships, thoughts, culture, and even religion. As fun as it sometimes is to chat about what gets under our skin most, it does no good to do so if that talk of pointing to what is so wrong without pointing to what is true and right. Last week, we talked religious toxicity. Good news is, that's nothing new! Even the early church and religious leaders needed advice on how to conduct themselves in faith. Today we chat about this wise advice from just one of the many New Testament letters to one of the early churches, Ephesians! Y'all- we could have let this episode be 3 hours long. There is SO much goodness in the letters of God's Word to His church. We hope this episode is as much of a breath of fresh air to you as it was to us. This advice is SO needed, and amazingly rings true even thousands of years later. That is the beauty of God's Word. So, sis, grab a cup of coffee, your favorite translation of the Bible, a notepad and your favorite pen. Let's get to studying, so we can start doing. Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
May 11, 2021
Season 4 Episode 11 Truth>Toxicity pt. 3
HEY HEY, its TUESDAY, which means more real talk with ya girls, Sarah and Liz! We love chatting with you guys, and hope you know how thankful we are for the platform of Chosen Girl! We do not take this lightly! Today we are wrapping up our series over toxicity with a final talk over toxic cultural standards. Girls, get ready...we dont hold back! Diet culture, political culture, work culture, cancel culture...we cover it ALL! Join us on today's episode as we try our best to answer this "umbrella" question: How do Christians navigate in a world culture that does not align with the culture of God’s kingdom? Here are some verses we reference for your own notes/reference: Romans 12:2 Proverbs 14:29 Romans 12:3 Romans 14:1 Galatians 6:1 Matthew 7:1-5 Psalm 33:5 Galatians 3:27 Matthew 25:14 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
May 4, 2021
Season 4 Episode 10 Truth>Toxicity Pt. 2
ITS TELL ME BOUT IT TUESDAY, fam! And today, we are continuing with our mini-series: truth>toxicity! We are READY to have a real talk with you all about toxicity in religion, and even the Church. First, for disclaimers: We LOVE the Church. We mean no disrespect! We BELIEVE in the Church and support it 100%! We are just navigating real pain and mess-ups that we as humans have committed within the body of Christ. We believe the best in people. We have hope. We love to approach this with the heart-posture that the hearts of people in ministry and faith are in the right place, but often times we get the method of sharing our faith, wrong. The viewpoint here is through the lens of HUMILITY, and only humility. We cannot address how humanity in the church has messed up without confessing that WE have, or will, mess up in proclaiming the gospel, too. The answer to issues with humans is always, always, always JESUS. OKAY, now that those very important truths have been addressed, lets hop in to some very real questions that address where we as humans have slipped up with delivering the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus: What is the Church? What is our role? What is our role as a christian in a misunderstood religion? How do we respond to: 1) When friends/neighbors have been hurt by religion. 2) When we may be in a toxic situation ourselves. How do we know when something in Church/Religious culture is toxic? Join us today and we have a real-talk type of chat about this very real questions and point to the ultimate truth that we cannot misplace the promises of God for the people of God. It is so important that we fix our gaze on things ABOVE us and not AROUND us. Jesus is our ONE perfect example for us, and because of Him, we can be made complete in our weaknesses and (praise, God) be seen as righteous in His eyes. Its ONLY because of Him! PRAISE! We encourage you to join us in the studying of early letters written to the church (spoiler alert, we have always missed the mark in one way or another!). You can find these letters in the New Testament: Romans Corinthians Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians Thessalonians Hebrews That we can’t defend our entire Church reputation, but if we humble ourselves, it can start with us! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
April 27, 2021
Season 4 Episode 9 "Me Too, Sister" with Madison Weeks!
Happy TELL ME BOUT IT TUESDAY, chosen girl fam! Today we are taking a break from our Truth>Toxicity mini series with a very special guest you are sure to love! We are GIDDY to introduce you to our friend Madison (Maddy) Wheat Weeks with blog Me Too, Sister. STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW and follow her amazing page on IG! Yall. When we say this content is truth-filled, Scripture-filled, honest to the core and admirably vulnerable...we mean it. This girl is being used by God in so many ways and her willingness to share is a true gift. Join us today for our real talk about her story, blog, openness, ministry, and relationship with Jesus. Find HER podcast wherever you listen, just search "Me Too Sister" or click here and her Instagram profile here. "Where brokenness meets Jesus. Where vulnerability leads to belonging + community. You are not alone. Come in & stay a while. 🤍 2 Corinthians 1:3-4" Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
April 20, 2021
Season 4 Episode 8 TRUTH>toxicity pt. 1
Sisters we are BACK! Thank you for bearing with us during our break last week as we here in Middle TN dealt with major flooding and cleanup in our area. If you think about it, send up a prayer for our neighbors and friends who are still in recovery! God is good and He made His people to be resilient! We are back with a 2 part series called truth>toxicity! We are here to shed light on many toxic mindsets, relationships, and cultural norms that could be toxic to our spirit. We are NOT here to give glory to toxic nature, rather, overcome it with the TRUTH of God's word! On today's episode, we explore toxicity with ourselves and with our relationships in our lives. Here are some sure-fire signs of toxicity in your life (these and so many more): Signs you may have a toxic relationship with yourself: You don’t show yourself grace You self-medicate or self soothe When the truth of God is for everyone but you You serve/give to others to the point of burnout (saying yes too much) You ignore your body, mind and spirit when triggered you give into spiraling toxic thoughts Replacing your perspective on the situation with the truth of the situation. Signs you may be in an unhealthy relationship with others: You hide things/Dishonesty You always give in to their way, or they always give into yours Unnecessary Guilt One-sided effort They put you down/you feel drained You’re co-dependent They make you feel insecure You feel the need to strategize everything, down to conversations Abusive You change yourself to be what they want: appearance, opinions, beliefs You’re unhappy There’s more dread than positive anticipation You justify bad behavior for them or yourself Constant testing of boundaries You feel unsettled in your spirit More verses and notes at https://thechosengirl.com/blogs/news/season-4-episode-8-truth-toxicity-pt-1
April 13, 2021
Season 4 Episode 7 HOLY WEEK
Chosen Fam, we are counting down to Easter with such a special week, HOLY WEEK! We are giddy to dive into celebrating what Jesus accomplished for us, looking at the events that we celebrate and honor this week through the eyes of a very special disciple, Mary Magdalene. We are also looking at this from the perspective of our NEW collection and focus of study: Eden + Evergreen! (eeeek!:)) This collection (merch wise) will launch 4.3.21 at 7pm and it is a TWO part collection that embodies the fact that our Savior is CONSTANT in every season! Every desert has an eden oasis that sustains us. Every forest has an evergreen that doesn't loose color in the cold. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Join us this week on this podcast as we discuss and celebrate this oh so true verse of scripture, and also in our story studies on our IG page, @chosengirlmovement! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
March 30, 2021
Season 4 Episode 6...the hard stuff. Discipleship pt. 4!
Hey hey Chosen fam! We are back for another episode of our Discipleship series for the Tell Me Bout It Podcast! Today, we are covering the hard stuff. We are chatting about questions like: How do you confront a friend in love? What do you do when you find a church leader or friend in faith is immoral? What do you do with your own sin? How do you handle disagreements in love? Though we dont have the universal answers to all of these hard situations, we can go to the Word about them, which is exactly what we have done! Here are the scriptures we used today just for your reference: Galatians 6:1 Matthew 18:15 Proverbs 28:13 1 John 4:18 Ephesians 4:31 Romans 12:18 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
March 23, 2021
Season 4 Episode 5 LOVE LIVED OUT Discipleship Pt. 3
ITS TELL ME BOUT IT TUESDAY and we are diving into the main way people know we are a disciple of Christ: LOVE! Join us today for part 3 out of 5 for our first ever discipleship series! Last week, we covered the groundwork of discipleship (discipleship 101 if you will), and today we are going deeper into the FRUIT of being a disciple: LOVE. Jesus himself says this is how people will know we are Christians, by our LOVE. So today, we are digging into: How did Jesus love others? How do I love in my everyday? What are parts of myself and life that need to show love? Where does loving others meet healthy boundaries? Some verses we dive into for these questions include: John 13:34 1 John 4:19-21 James 2:14-17 Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
March 16, 2021
Season 4 Episode 4 DISCIPLESHIP 101
Welcome back, Chosen Fam! Its Tuesday, which means a new episode of Tell Me Bout It! This week we are continuing our chat on Discipleship with what we are calling "Discipleship 101." This is a word used in faith often, but what exactly does it mean? Even more important, how does it apply to us? In this episode we dive into two very influential definitions of Discipleship (being both a student and an adherer) and the cornerstone verses from Jesus Himself on what it means to be a disciple. Here's some highpoint notes from our chat to take away and reflect on: Discipleship is not a “Program” its a process, Discipleship is not Christ just being one part of your identity or life, its about Him consuming every aspect of your identity and life. He becomes immeshed in who we are. Is Jesus your Lord? Do you believe what the Bible says? Are you okay with submitting to the commands, teaching and lifestyle of Christ? Luke 9:23–24 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. John 13:34–35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Matthew 28:16–20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
March 9, 2021
Season 4 Episode 3 DISCIPLESHIP with Mac and Kenz!
HEY HEY Chosen sisters! We are SO excited to be back for another Tell Me Bout it Tuesday, and even MORE excited about our very special guests to kick off the first episode of our DISCIPLESHIP series! WELCOME for the first time to the pod our new friends Mac and Kenz with Delight Ministries and the For the Girl podcast! These girls=instant friends. We know you will love them as much as we do! Our chat with them includes some hot takes on a very overused word in the Church (which is COMPLETELY okay as long as we know what it means and how to apply!) Some questions we cover include: How is being a Disciple of Christ different from labeling yourself “Christian?” What message do you have for the girl who is lacking spiritual motivation? How has your life changed as a practicing follower of Christ (a disciple)? We LOVED these friend's practicality and vulnerability in our chat, and make sure you check them out at https://forthegirl.com/ and https://www.delightministries.com/ Where you can find their podcast, merch, and instagram handles! Thanks for listening, ladies, and a BIG thank you to the Delight gals for joining us with this real talk! We will see you back here next week! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
March 2, 2021
Season 4 Episode 2 Daphne Michelle on Obedience, Mental Health and Discernment!
Chosen fam! Another Tuesday, another podcast! We are GIDDY to have this chat with one of our dear personal friends and musician, Daphne Michelle. Basically, in a nutshell with this chat, the Lord came through, and so did Daphne with her amazing testimony of obedience, miraculous HEALING, her mental health journey, and more. She straight up blessed us with the most PRACTICAL Godly advice. She literally is a wisdom shaker (think of that made up term like a "salt" shaker lol!). We are so thankful she poured out her heart and experience with God to us in such a relatable and vulnerable way. Here's some of the amazing wisdom tid-bits from our talk: God will return what you missed/gave up! God's Word and faith in Him will never return void Isaiah 1:19: Willing + Obedient Get close to God! He will let you know His will! Reflect on what is taking up space in your life and heart that is pulling you away from God. Remove distractions in your life! What parts of myself need to be worked on? GOD WANTS ME TO HAVE PEACE! We exist to please God! And the TRUTH BOMB question she left us with: Why would you want to do life without God? You can find Daphne on Instagram @daphnemichellemusic and you can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, and more! Thank you guys so much for listening, and if you enjoy the pod, we would love it if you rate, subscribe, and share us with your friends! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
February 23, 2021
Season 4 Episode 1 "2021 Pep Talk"
HEY FRIENDS! We are so excited and honored to be BACK for season FOUR of the pod! We cannot believe how time has flown and are so grateful 1) to you for listening and 2) for God and His faithfulness! Its simply amazing and humbling to see how this podcast can reach you right where you are. God puts things on our hearts specifically, and even if its for ONE person to listen, its all worth it! Today we are chatting about all things confidence and self-esteem, specifically relating to body image, but we are calling this our "2021 pep talk!" You can find the scripture references we referred to at thechosengirl.com under the resources tab in the "Tell me bout it" section, along with show notes and details of every episode we have ever recorded! Thank you so much for listening and we would SO love it if you would take the time to rate, subscribe, and share this podcast if it has helped you in any way! We LOVE Y'ALL!
February 16, 2021
Season 3 final episode: WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US!
Whew. Take a deep breath, sis! 2020 is nearly over and today we are reviewing the lessons and hardships we have overcome through Jesus! Kick back and reflect with us and pat yourself on the pack, give God some praise, and acknowledge how far you have come! There are no shownotes on this episode on our site, but you can watch this conversation on our IG live through our Instagram profile, @chosengirlmovement! Thank yall so much for a great year and may your 2021 be the start of new beginnings and a breath of fresh air!
December 31, 2020
Season 3 Episode 16 ADVENT
HEY FAM! Its (almost) the MOST wonderful time of the year! No judgment AT ALL to our friends who have decorated early this year with the year that this has been! Today we are directing our hearts and attention toward ADVENT. Consider this Advent 101! We don't know it all, but what we do know we want to share with you! Advent basically is the countdown (you may remember the chocolates as a kid LOL) to Christmas: a time to prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for how Jesus came, and that He is coming again! Take the time to listen today to get you "kicked off" before Advent begins on November 29th, and make sure to stay tuned for our Advent Instagram story study. ALSO- find the Advent book that we are referring to for purchase, here. Thank you to the ladies at She Reads Truth for this amazing resource!
November 19, 2020
Season 3 Episode 15 KINDNESS
Happy Tuesday, Chosen ladies! Y'all know what Tuesday means...Tell me bout it! Today are hearts are burdened by the reactions of our nation right now. Its time now more than ever to be kind and show the love of Jesus. What an amazing and crucial opportunity for followers of Christ to be His ambassadors now more than ever. We are turning to scripture for wisdom over this and hope you gain as much from this conversation as we did! Think before you speak. Think before you TYPE. And remember to examine your motive and method in all actions and reactions. Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
November 10, 2020
Season 3 Episode 14 RACE IN AMERICA
Hey, friends! Today is a big day in America: Election Day. Today, we are not talking politics, but rather, hearts. Going back to a conversation we had on IG Live (that didn't save) to discuss the serious issue of "swept under the rug" racism and stereotypes in America and why we need to reflect on our hearts daily about our own prejudices to ANYTHING. We are called to love and thats how the world will know we are Christ followers! No matter the burden you carry today: political, racial, personal...Jesus is KING. He is LORD of all. He reigns. He's got you. Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
November 3, 2020
Season 3 Episode 13 BOSS LADIES
HEY-O Chosen sisters! Its TUESDAY which means its time for another episode of Tell Me Bout It! We just wrapped up our relationship series and we are SO excited to introduce you to our special guests for the month of October, our dear personal friends, Abigail and Lydia Holcomb! Abigail and Lydia are two boss babes on the show today to give us wisdom and insight on what it's like to be a woman in leadership. Whether you own a business, want to be an entrepreneur, or are in leadership in any capacity, we hope you gain as much from the podcast as we have. These girls are the epitome of life, joy and fun. We are SURE you will want to be their friend as much as we do! Make sure to follow them over at @balletadora! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
October 27, 2020
Season 3 Episode 12 MARRIAGE with Alexis and Carson
Happy Tell me bout it Tuesday, sisters! Today's episode wraps up our relationship series (we are SO sad!) with our special guests Alexis and Carson! You may remember Alexis from her previous two Chosen Girl Pod debuts talking Spiritual rest and her song "Famous For," and today she brings her husband, Carson, on the pod to talk MARRIAGE! YALL- this couple is so near and dear to our hearts. They blessed our socks off with the most wise and practical relationship advice that I am positive you dont want to miss! No matter what stage or season of relationship you are in, you can gain SO MUCH from this episode!
October 20, 2020
Season 3 Episode 11 DATING with Riley and Mykaela
HEY HEY FAM! We are BACK with week two of relationships, talking DATING! Meet our dear friends, Riley and Mykaela! Riley and Mykaela grew up as best friends to Liz, and have been friends of both Sarah and Liz for years. This dynamic duo are youth leaders in Smithville, TN and NEWLYWEDS! Ah! (we love!) Today we are picking their brains about all things dating: boundaries, waiting, the "list," different opinions in dating, and more. No matter if you are single, dating, or married, this episode is a breath of fresh air for ANY type of relationship! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
October 13, 2020
Season 3 Episode 10 SINGLENESS with Georgia Brown
HEY HEY SISTERS! Its time for another RELATIONSHIP SERIES with the Tell me bout it pod! This year we are separating each stage and season of relationships into a 3 part series: SINGLE, DATING/ENGAGED, AND MARRIED! AH! AND we are treating you to a special guest with each episode! Today, welcome back little miss GEORGIA BROWN to the pod as we talk singleness, identity in Christ, priorities in life, and so much more! Make sure to follow her at @iamgeorgiabrown and subscribe to her pod FAITH AND FRIENDS! Find, subscribe, listen, and rate our podcasts all here: Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen on Spotify Click here to listen on Anchor Click here to listen on Google Podcasts
October 6, 2020
Season 3 Episode 9 FAMOUS FOR with Alexis Slifer Butcher
Its TELL ME BOUT IT TUESDAY, again, fam! Today we have the second interview of Season three, and let us tell you, its a true TREAT! We cant WAIT to introduce you to our dear friend, Alexis Butcher! You will love her heart for God and for people. So much wisdom in this chat! Alexis shares her heart with us on her songwriting journey, the waiting, and the harvest. Jesus never promises us the road will be easy, but we can SO trust Him. He is Faithful when we just say "yes." Even when we cannot see the final outcome, He does. We are so inspired by and proud of Alexis for her faithfulness and obedience and we know God is, too. Make sure you download her song "Famous For" from her own EP album anywhere you listen, or the version picked up by Tauren Wells and Jen Johnson (Yes, you read that correctly! God is GOOD!)
September 29, 2020
Season 3 Episode 8 GRACE
WELCOME BACK FAM! We are always happy when its TUESDAY! Today we are discussing a word often used in conversation of our Faith that may need a reminder in how we put it into practice: GRACE! We need it for ourselves. We need it from God. We need to GIVE it to others. Our speech, our actions, are response...all need to be sifted through the filter of Grace. We couldn't earn it. We definitely don't deserve it, but JESUS makes it possible with His loving free gift for us that enables us, no, PROPELS us into giving this gift freely to our neighbors. Grace upon grace. May this message encourage your to be kind to yourself, to others, and to give such praise and thanks to God for this amazing gift of Grace!
September 22, 2020
Season 3 Episode 7 WITNESSING
HEY-O, Chosen sisters! Its TELL ME BOUT IT TUESDAY! Welcome back for another week of REAL TALK about a sometimes difficult subject to discuss, and an even more difficult subject to carry out: WITNESSING! We have had SO much mail about how to represent Jesus right where you are, so lets chat about it! Today we dive into who we are in Christ and the kind of person we can be through his Holy Spirit. Yes, we may be the "only Bible someone ever reads," with our actions and attitude, but also, when do we know to specifically to reach out and deliver the Gospel to someone?
September 15, 2020
Season 3 Episode 6 ADULTING 😬
WELCOME BACK CHOSEN SISTERS! Today, we are getting down to the nitty gritty of ADULTING (ew, lol). 😬 Seriously, though, change and seasons are hard. How do we navigate the changes? Relationships, work, school, stress...its heavy. Our kind God wants to lighten the load. Tune in as we talk what hardships have been personally challenging for us and how we can overcome these challenges in HIM! No matter your age, this episode is a breath of fresh air.
September 8, 2020
Season 3 Episode 5 AFFIRMATIONS "What you need to hear!"
WELCOME BACK chosen sisters, and happy Tell me bout it Tuesday!!! Today we are so excited to talk about what the Lord has laid on our hearts, and that is AFFIRMATIONS...what do you need to have spoken into your life, soul, mind and heart today? Thats exactly what we are talking about in this episode. Liz and I literally wrote down like 50 bullet points of truths that we need to cover ourselves with, and we are sharing a few with you today!
September 1, 2020
Season 3 Episode 4 ANXIETY with Annie Moss!
FRIENDS! We are SO excited to start the first of many interviews that will air the last episode of each month! We have our dear friend, Annie Moss, with The Vintage Sparrow Jewelry on the show today to talk ANXIETY: her testimony, God's word on this topic, and also some tools to help us overcome! Use code TVS20 for 20% off at thevintagesparrowjewelry.com
August 25, 2020
Season 3 Episode 3 "THIS IS WAR"
Hey hey, friends! We are BACK for another week of real talk, and this week hits hard. Spiritual Warfare: THIS IS WAR! This episode is in no way to instill fear, but to be a reminder to armor up with our great God who we know from the truth of Scripture that He has the LAST WORD! We are on the winning side! Dive into some scripture with us today to seek truth on this taboo topic. Find show notes and more at thechosengirl.com
August 18, 2020
Season 3 Episode 2 "The Christian 2020 Needs"
y'all-who's ready to get out of this 2020 FUNK?! Today, we discuss "The Christian 2020 needs." What has God called us to be for our inner circles this year? Find show notes and more at thechosengirl.com
August 11, 2020
Season 3 Episode 1 Q&A
HEY FAM! We are BACK for season three! Today we thought we'd catch up...with YOU! We have so enjoyed our summer break but are ready to get BACK AT IT with our Chosen Fam! We picked three of your questions you submitted to discuss for today's episode, and always feel free to DM us more! Find full show notes and more at thechosengirl.com :)
August 4, 2020
Together For Good Series , ep. 2
Welcome to Episode TWO of the Together For Good Series with Manna Ko and Sarah Collins! Today we continue the amazing story of what God is unfolding with AMAZING things coming out of a potential trademark infringement! LOL
July 15, 2020
Tell me bout it S2 Ep. 16, ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
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June 1, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 15, GRIEF
Hey hey, Chosen fam! We cannot believe it, but this is the second to last episode of SEASON 2 of the pod! Thank you SO MUCH for sticking with us and being a part of our Chosen family.Today we are getting real with an inevitable part of life: grief. We are answering the important questions:What is grief?What does it look/feel like?What should I do?What should I do if a friend is grieving?What does the Bible say about grief?What are examples in the Bible of people grieving?What lies will the enemy throw at me about grief? Grief is a very real thing and doesn't necessarily have to do with death alone. It can be loss of any kind, big or small, and, sister...God sees your heart no matter how big or small the loss is. There is no concern of your heart too insignificant for our loving and compassionate God. So friends, if you have endured trauma and are experiencing grief from the terrors of losing a family member, child, or even something personal like a breakup, job-loss, or loss of a friendship...God sees you and is HERE FOR YOU! He is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18) and wants to help you with your burdens and cares (Psalm 55:22). You are not alone. You are not bothering God. Your cares mean something to God...and He is coming to help you!Y'all can find this week's recording on our Chosen Girl app, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
May 19, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 14 BREAKING CHAINS
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May 12, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 13 SURVIVING QUARANTINE part 5
WELCOME BACK to what we cannot believe is the 5th week of SURVIVING QUARANTINE! This week is completely dedicated to YOU. We asked you all to tell us something good and you DELIVERED! SO- lets dive into God's goodness during this time! :) Y'all can find this week's recording on our Chosen Girl app, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
May 5, 2020
TOGETHER FOR GOOD Series Ep. 1
Hey, friends! We are debuting a special mini series "together for good" telling the amazing story of what God is doing with Chosen Girl and our dear friend, Manna Ko. Find her at mannaforlife.com and @mannaforlife Romans 8:28 couldn't be more true, and this story is proof!
May 1, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 12 SURVIVING QUARANTINE pt. 4
Hey, Chosen Girl FAM!! Welcome back to another week of evaluating allllllllllll the feelings for our SURVIVING QUARANTINE series, part four! We are in the homestretch of stay home, but we are continuing the prayers for this horrible and destructive virus. Today we are diving into a topic that has been on our hearts: the prodigal son. Join us in the book of Luke as we dive into why our hearts always long for more...and take an interesting perspective look at the other brother! We love you guys and we are here for you! Make sure to join us for 30 days of prayer on our Facebook and Instagram pages and send us your testimonies and stories of what God has brought you through for next week's pod: TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD! Y'all can find this week's recording on our Chosen Girl app, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
April 28, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 11 SURVIVING QUARANTINE PT. 3
Hey, (all you cool cats and kittens) lol! Welcome back to another week of evaluating allllllllllll the feelings for our SURVIVING QUARANTINE series, part THREE! How have we done this for three weeks?! Today we are diving into what in the world God must be doing in this. We are looking into the waiting. the wilderness. the unknown. What can God do with my spirit during this time? Am I aware of heavenly things or only focused on myself?We love you guys and we are here for you! Make sure to join us for 30 days of prayer on our Facebook and Instagram pages! Y'all can find this week's recording on our Chosen Girl app, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
April 21, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 10 SURVIVING QUARANTINE PT. 2
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April 14, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 9 SURVIVING QUARANTINE PT. 1
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April 10, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 8: how to respond with JOY PINE!
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March 31, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 7: GEORGIA BROWN
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March 23, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 6: IN A FUNK
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March 16, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 5: WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
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March 10, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 4: Christians and Politics
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February 27, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 3: LOVING GOD
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February 20, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 2: LOVE LIKE JESUS
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February 17, 2020
Tell me bout it: S2 Ep. 1: Love Yourself! But how?
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February 10, 2020
Tell me bout it: Season One FINALE!
Tell me bout it: Season One FINALE!
November 19, 2019
Ep. 25 Tell me bout it: INFLUENCE
Ep. 25 Tell me bout it: INFLUENCE
November 12, 2019
Ep. 23 Tell me bout it: REST
Ep. 23 Tell me bout it: REST
November 5, 2019
Ep. 23 Tell Me Bout It: STRESS
Ep. 23 Tell Me Bout It: STRESS
October 29, 2019
Ep. 22 Tell me bout it: COMPARISON
Ep. 22 Tell me bout it: COMPARISON
October 22, 2019
Ep. 21 Tell me bout it: Why Chosen?
Howdy chosen fam! Thank you for logging on for another week of TELL ME BOUT IT! Last week we had the honor of hearing Liz's testimony, and this week we are discovering Sarah's story of how Chosen came to be! Why CHOSEN? What does it mean? What do you tell your friends when they compliment your shirts/merch? Lets dive right in to what being "chosen" really means! Y'all can find this week's recording on our YouTube channel, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
October 15, 2019
Ep. 20 Tell me bout it: Liz's Testimony
Hey hey, Chosen Sisters! This week we wanted to treat you to part ONE of a two part treat we have for you! We truly believe that we overcome by the Word of our Testimony and what God has done for us. Our stories and lives tell of God's faithfulness of what He has brought us through, then it helps others and continues as a domino affect. Praise! This week, we start with a testimony from our very own, Liz! We are so encouraged by her story and how she proclaims that you don't have to go through what the world considers "tragic" in order to have an amazing song and story to sing for the Lord and what He has done for you!Y'all can find this week's recording on our YouTube channel, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play.
October 8, 2019
Ep. 19 5 Tips for your daily walk with God
5 tips for your daily walk with God:DISCLAIMER: You may not see transformation right away! Be patient, God has been patient with you!1. Make It AttractiveFind a translation that you understand!Find a Bible you LOVE! Make it fun! Love to journal or note-take? Get you a cute notebook, girl! No shame! Have a quiet time designated with God that works for you! Not a morning person? Make your time with God before bed! Don't make it hard on yourself.Having a relationship with God isn't just reading your Bible and praying (even though those are HUGE aspects), but listen to worship, podcasts, or a sermon during the day! 2. Make it ActiveHighlighter and pen in hand, girl! Whats your learning style? Do what works for you so that you truly take in the word! Write scripture where you will see it! On a notecard, on your mirror...its there for us to help and transform us! 3. Find a FriendStarting any habit is always better with a friend!We all need ACCOUNTABILITY! You may need that friend to lovingly spur you...you may BE that friend! 4. Remember the GoalStart with the end in mind!Think of what kind of person you want to be when you enter into your quiet time!You will never know about our great God if you don't spend time with Him and in His word!We can never spread the love of Jesus if we don't have the love of Jesus ourselves!What goals do you have for the KINGDOM? Who do you want to be? Each day you spend with God is constructing who you are in HIM.If you're not suiting up, you're gonna loose the war!Don't think of the what, think of the why.5. Supplemental ResourcesUse what we have to our disposal! FREE Bible app online (linked here)Worship music (find our free playlists here)Podcasts and sermons on youtubeannnnddddd...the new CHOSEN GIRL APP! So many free resources on this app we have made just for you! Devotionals, prayers, q&a, tell me bout it recordings and study notes, and so much more! Download HERE!
October 1, 2019
Ep. 18 Tell Me Bout It: FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness Defined: stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. What is the purpose of forgiveness? To move past something that has hurt us. Why forgive? Lack of forgiveness is like a bad apple in your soul: it affects EVERYTHING. Lack of forgiveness is like a splinter that isn't dealt with. It's infected, annoying, and festering. We forgive for US to be free, not others. We are representatives of CHRIST and He set the HIGHEST example of forgiveness! He freely gives it, so should we. Forgiveness is a part of our KINGDOM identity! WHO do you want to be? Why do we NOT forgive? Built up pride Remaining offense Human nature, selfishness HOW do we forgive? A LOT of prayer Forgiveness is a CHOICE Be honest with yourself and seek truth Get to the source of the pain and take it to the Lord Create healthy boundaries if needed Pray for patience, it doesn't always happen overnight! There is a difference between forgiveness and justice! Why would we wish bad judgment on someone else? That makes us just as bad and in need of forgiveness! It's GOD's job to judge and serve justice, not ours. It's our job to just forgive. There's a difference in forgiveness and being passive: Don't be foolish; you can forgive but separate yourself from a situation. Forgiveness is not "soft" Pray about if God is using a forgiving situation to close a door or separate you from a toxic person/situation in your life!
September 24, 2019
Ep. 17 Tell Me Bout It "You need to calm down...OFFENSE"
Why do we get offended? (ask yourself this question!) We are built up on our own pride We have a false expectation of someone else not being met We have a false perception of someone's intent towards us We have a false perception of someone or their words/actions "You're not doing what I think you should." What does it mean to be offended? to be resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult. Greek word: Skandalon, Meaning: Trapped How do we deal with being offended? Ask yourself WHY you are offended! Once you know why, you can better handle how to overcome. Check yourself before you wreck yourself! be honest with yourself and see if this offense is because of an insecurity you have, not due to someone else. Deal with it ASAP! This doesn't mean "going off." This means praying and forgiving quickly. It's who we are as a new creation. Its our Kingdom DNA in becoming more like Jesus. (this takes practice) Pray about your actions and for wisdom, and seek counsel from the Holy Spirit about healthy confrontation. DON'T TELL EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER ABOUT WHO OFFENDED YOU! How do we deal with being offended by the actions of a fellow believer? We have to remember that WE ARE HUMAN. We all make mistakes and have sinned. Shed your pride! Who are we do be offended? Again, self examination. PRAY for that person and how to handle it. Ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom! If you are going to confront it, do it in a timely manner and in a healthy, non-accusatory way. Don't let your feelings lie to you! Offense is a feeling and feelings will lie. Always seek TRUTH! Don't be passive agressive in your actions and stay in offense. Why should we NOT want to be offended? "I don't want to be trapped!" -Elizabeth Sanders (lol) Jesus had every reason to be offended, and He wasn't. Its our goal to be more like Him every day. We cannot be fully in God's will if we are living in offense. To be forgiven, we must forgive. If we have something against someone, it hinders our prayer life. Mark 11:25 Staying in offense keeps us trapped and hinders us from moving forward in God's full plan for us. If you're trapped, you can't walk!
September 17, 2019
Ep. 16 Tell Me Bout It "Christians for Hire...Toxic Expectations"
How are you treating expectations? Do you put them on God? Others? Yourself? How do you feel pressure from expectations placed on you? How do you experience stress because of the expectations you put on others, or even God? Here's some DON'Ts with expectations to get you started on the right track: Don't put expectations on other people that they didn't agree to! This only leads to offense! Don't let your concept of God change due to expectations that YOU have for Him to do/come through on. This only makes us bitter toward a God who's timing is perfect and ways are higher. Don't expect God to bring you something that's not yours! Don't mistake God saying "wait" for God saying "no." Don't mistake taking expectations off of God for not trusting God. Fully trusting Him breaks down the chains of our own agenda we have in mind and how we think God should show up. Its all about HIS way and plan. Don't compare yourself with the world and it's expectations! Its time for the aimless striving to stop. What can we expect from God? He wants to carry our burdens! Matthew 11:28-30 We don't have to worry! Matthew 6:25-27 He freely gives grace and mercy! Psalm 86:15 We are forgiven! Matthew 6:14-15 He has plans to prosper us! Jeremiah 29:11 He wants to guide our steps! Proverbs 3:5-6 He always wants to do good by us! James 1:17 and sooooo many more! Girl, read your Bible! (LOL) TRADE your toxic expectations for God's beautiful plan. His ways are higher. His thoughts are higher. Let Him replace your ashes from the pressure of expectations for His BEAUTY of trusting and dwelling in Him. Ephesians 3:20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
September 10, 2019
Ep. 15 Tell Me Bout It FOMO and Your BEST "Yes"
Hey hey, sweet friends! Welcome to another week of TELL ME BOUT IT! If you're new to Chosen Girl, "tell me bout it" is where we dive into God's word and wisdom for guidance on everyday struggles we all face. We've covered so many real topics with truly real talks on topics like dating, fear, anxiety, waiting, and more. Do you ever say "yes" to not let others down? Are you spread too thin due to overcommitment? Does your skin crawl when you don't have a hand in every little thing around you? We got you sis. This week we are diving into an issue we all face...saying "yes" all too often and a major contributing factor, "FOMO" (fear of missing out). Yes, its time to have this conversation! When is "yes" the right thing to say? When is it wrong or unhealthy? And most importantly, what does the Word say? Face it, sister, you've spread yourself too thin on the wrong "yes'." We know because we have lived it, and are still living it... who's ready to OVERCOME?!? Its time to redirect our FOMO from other's expectations to God's plan. I don't wanna miss out on what He has for me, y'all. Disclaimer: This talk isn't a "never say yes" talk...its a "seek God in ALL" talk! YES, God has assignments for you to say "yes" to! NO, not all assignments are for you! This is a priority talk, sisters. A choice talk...and we are preaching to ourselves more than anything! Y'all can find this week's recording on our YouTube channel, or click here to stream our podcast directly from our site, or subscribe to our podcast here on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Play. Here's some high points you DON'T want to miss or forget: Colossians 3:23If we are giving into everyone else but God, then that's when everything else becomes an idol. Are you spreading yourself too thin to please someone else?The 2 most important words in the English language are "yes" and "no."How we spend time is like currency. What is how you're spending your time worth to you? We are only given 168 hours in a week. How are we budgeting our time? Once its spent, you can't get it back!Don't justify what God is calling you to! What is more important...His way or yours?There's ALWAYS a tradeoff with how we spend our time. No prayer, no peace. No Bible, no wisdom. How are you spending your soul?"Yes" may be "less" sometimes, but trust that God is always positioning you for MORE with your "yes" for HIM. Don't mistake God saying "wait" for God saying "no." The "wait" command from God is always for your good. God will not tell you to wait unless the wait is worth it. God will not tell you to stop or say no unless He is protecting you. Trust Him. When you know who you are in CHRIST, decisions come SO much easier. The Holy Spirit is here to HELP you! Do you truly believe that God has the BEST yes and intentions for your life?
September 3, 2019
Ep. 14 Tell Me Bout It "Credit or Debit Faith?"
What does faith in God look like vs. faith in yourself? We screw up where God doesn't! Biblical Faith Defined: Hebrews 11 Having faith in GOD is taking one more step past HOPE, and thats taking ACTION in our faith... Putting weight on something. Its so easy to put your faith in what you can physically see and physically put your weight on. BUT, faith isn't faith if you can see it. Its jumping when God says jump and not refusing to jump because of the circumstances around you...but because of the God who told you to jump! What does it look like to have faith when everything isn't going the way you planned? Start with an attitude of gratitude! When you cant see the end in sight, remind yourself of WHO is in control. HE is the only one who can fix your situation. Whats the difference between CAN and WILL? Do you believe that God CAN do it, or that He WILL do it? We limit God by limiting our prayers. Don't put God is a box! He wants you to put your full weight in Him. Remember that whatever He does...it is good. Trust His ways, even if you don't understand right now! Its all about being in His will! Here's some high points you DON'T want to miss or forget: If you don't have it, you can't spend it! Putting your FAITH in GOD is a fountain that will never run dry. Faith is just like a muscle...we have all been given muscle but their strength depends on how much you exercise it! Are we a church operating on demon level faith? Even the demons believe in who God is and what He is capable of! FAITH IS IRRELEVANT TO OUR CIRCUMSTANCES! Thats what faith is...believing in what you cant see! I would rather have prayed and not get what I prayed for and trust that God's answer is best, than never to pray and not display faith. Don't have "passive aggressive" faith! Don't pray without belief behind it. There's no use in praying if there's not belief! Train your tongue to SPEAK LIFE! Be around others who speak life into you! Don't crack the door of your life for Satan to slip his foot right in! CLOSE THAT DOOR WITH FAITH SISTER! Having faith on DEBIT means there is a SUPPLY behind the action. Thats having faith in GOD! Are you treating your faith like used gift card? "Hopefully this works?!"
August 27, 2019
Ep. 13 Tell Me Bout It "Get Off Your High Horse"
Why should we honor others? Its a command! Jesus tells us to honor our Mother, Father, and leaders. YOU WILL BE BLESSED when you honor others. 1 Peter 3: 8 MSG Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. Here's some high points you DON'T want to miss or forget: They will know we are Christians by our LOVE. There's a HUGE difference between being agreeable and agreeing with someone! You do NOT have to agree with someone to honor them. OUR ONLY JOB IS TO LOVE AND BLESS! No matter how we feel, we are called to honor. Honoring goes against EVERYTHING our flesh wants to do. Thats why we need to feed our spirit. There's a huge difference in being condemning and holding a friend in faith accountable with love and the Word. Just because grace abounds, does that mean sin should abound as well? NO, of course not! Thats taking advantage of God's grace! But its NOT our job to fix someone's sin. That's GOD's job. Its OUR job to love and point to God. 1 Peter 4:8 Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything.
August 20, 2019
Ep. 12 Tell Me Bout It "God's Reputation"
So, what's the deal with our concept of God? What is His reputation to us? When bad news hits, it's so easy to blame God. This stems DIRECTLY from our personal opinion of God, our relationship with Him, and what we think His reputation is to us. What is reputation? The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. The important starting disclaimer here is that reputation is often an OPINION! They are a belief. Though They aren't necessarily a fact, a reputation can be backed up with truth or facts, but let the record show that they also can be opinion. When you think of the God of the universe, what comes to mind? A holy gothic photo of Jesus? A huge man on a throne with a long white beard pointing his finger? Come on now, be honest with yourself. What’s your concept of God? What kind of reputation does He hold with you? Do you like what you’re thinking? This week, I have been faced with many trials from all sides. You can say that the enemy definitely knows how to press my buttons and get me where I'm weakest. God has been my only hope. But, if I’m honest, I’ve also questioned God so much through this valley. Lots of why’s, how’s, and when’s. The thing is, not exalting myself whatsoever, I’ve finally become somewhat accustomed to spending time with God. I’ve gotten to know Him. We talk! I read His word (not everyday, but give your girl some slack on that!). It was amazing that as soon as some questions to God and for God started forming in my mind, I felt the Holy Spirit helping me with the answers. I’ve read in His word that He is GOOD. He has GOOD for me. He has a plan. He knows best. His timing is best. He LOVES me. Enough to make a way to spend eternity for me.I’ve read that He is our HEALER. I’ve looked closely at the life of Jesus, and he went around healing and doing Good! Performing miracles and being completely honest, nothing to hide. I’ve read that He wants to give us WISDOM, peace, and understanding, and that the enemy is literally called the father of CONFUSION. The thing is, I still have questions. There are still so many corrupt and backwards things that are happening on this side of heaven. But, friends, I think I’ve got it all wrong. I think we have gotten things so wrong. I have lived so much of my life treating God unfairly, misunderstood. I have spent so much time looking for clarity of this world instead of clarity from the Word. His word clearly says that His ways and thoughts are higher. The word CLEARLY says that in this world we WILL have trouble, but praise the LORD that we can take heart but GOD HAS OVERCOME DEATH FOR US! He has overcome the WHOLE world. On this side of heaven, we will see things through a glass that is dimly lit, but let me tell you. We serve a God that wants GOOD. ONLY GOOD for His children. He’s a GOOD father. A good father doesn't punish his children with deadly disease. A good father doesn't cause confusion amongst his children. A good father sometimes withholds the good so that eventually there is a BEST option for His children. We serve a Good father. We need to change how we feel about our God (feelings will screw you up, girl). The enemy would have us so wrapped up in ourselves and our own twisted emotions so that God ends up being the enemy, when really he is the only rescuer. Whether it be from your family, church, society, whatever...we all have a molded view of WHO God is. The thing is, our God loves us so much that He not only gave us his WORD to show who He is, but He LITERALLY sent Himself down in human form so we could have the perfect example and reference of His heart. His huge, unfailing love lived out in action for us.
August 14, 2019
Ep. 11 Tell Me Bout It "Relationships pt. 3 CAR CONVO"
Relationship advice from Hunter and Sarah: A successful relationship is founded on GOD! Everything else in a relationship builds upon that solid foundation. Have a relationship with GOD before anyone else! Wait on HIS timing if you want His plan. Its a package deal! PRAY with your partner! Set boundaries and be on the same page with your boundaries! Boundaries are not a game and should be communicated and agreed upon! This can truly save a relationship and prevent regret. You attract who you are! What are you putting out there? KNOW YOUR WORTH, and know who you are in CHRIST. This should come first before a serious relationship! Don't settle for anything less than God's best for you. Will you choose your plan or His? When you know who you are and you know your worth, it changes how you let people treat you! Relationships take WORK! Your needs are #1, you have to take a heart of a servant and love them the way that feeds their soul. Relationships need to be INTENTIONAL, no matter the stage you're in! Dating is a pre-requisite to marriage. Marriage take intentionality. If you aren't living on purpose, you aren't going to live in your purpose!
August 6, 2019
Ep. 10 Tell Me Bout It "Relationships pt 2"
In this episode we dive into Biblical advice about the past, God's timing, disagreements, and so much more as we continue answering follower's questions! No matter what, remember that the NUMBER ONE relationship you ever need to have is with our Creator and the author of your story. Whatever season of relationships you are in, be encouraged with the fact that God has a plan for you and He has given us His Holy Spirit to guide us everyday to that plan. Praise the Lord...the pressure if OFF! He has you (and your relationships!) in His hand if we just GIVE it over to Him! Here's some high points you DON'T want to miss or forget: PRAY. God will help the past be your past! Time heals, but nothing heals more that God. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight! ALL means ALL and that's ALL, ALL means! You can't fix others, but you CAN fix yourself! God is CLOSE to the brokenhearted. Ask God to help you with your heart condition! GOD needs to be your everything. Not a person. Only God can sufficiently fill the void in your life! We have it ALL within GOD! (you NEED to listen to 16:42!) Who are we putting our identity in? Conversation doesn't always need a perfect answer. Sometimes someone just needs to be heard and know someone is there for them and listening
July 30, 2019
Ep. 9 Tell Me Bout It "Relationships pt 1"
Here's some high points you DON'T want to miss or forget: Trust the Holy Spirit! The way you get to know that voice is to spend time with God and His Word! Don't mistake God's will for your OWN feelings! GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, rather than each other's BODY (LOL). God will bring you the BEST plan in the BEST season! "God is trying to spice up yo life!" Don't be blinded by "being in LOVE with LOVE." If you are looking for someone to fill the void other than GOD...it will never work! WORK ON YOURSELF FIRST! If your foundation is strong in the LORD, then you are set up for success. You can't fix someone else, but you can fix yourself! CHALLENGE! If you are single or dating, MAKE A LIST! These are character traits that are NON-NEGOTIABLE! These things cannot be justified. Our #1 is a man running after GOD! Making a list is NOT being judgmental. It is a wise way to keep your focus on what matters. You will not find someone who agrees with you on everything, but there are important things that a couple needs to agree on to truly thrive and last.
July 23, 2019
Ep. 8 Tell Me Bout It "Obedience"
WASSUP Chosen fam! Welcome to another week of TELL ME BOUT IT! This week we pray your heart is encouraged by this amazing testimony of obedience to God's call on your life. Meet Alexis, a strong sister in Christ who we are so excited to introduce her and her story to our Chosen fam! Its amazing what happens when we surrender our plans and follow God's...He is able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine than we could ever do on our own! God knows you better than you know yourself! Being obedience is our responsibility and God carries us the rest of the way. ask God: "What is today supposed to look like?" If you aren't honest with yourself, you're lying to yourself. Obedience will remain scary until you take the leap! Genesis 14:22 - INTEGRITY God knows better than we do! We just have to trust and surrender! JUST DO IT...because its worth it! You will learn more in just one step of obedience than just sitting still. Obedience only results in rewards and blessings! Study Questions/Challenges: Is there an area of your life where you feel no sense of direction? Relationships? Career? Write how you feel! How can you be obedient to God in the day to day during this season? Write down a time where God was faithful to you or a friend. Remember this every time you doubt in your season of waiting in obedience! TheChosenGirl.com
July 16, 2019
Ep. 7 Tell Me Bout It "Its okay to not be okay pt. 2"
In the waiting... Waiting doesn't mean being stagnate. There's a difference between fighting your battle FOR God and fighting your battle alongside God as your guide and Lord. If we are CONSUMED with wanting GOD's best, that means His timing, too! It's a package deal! LEAD IN YOUR LANE! Do what God has called you to do to the BEST of your ability! COMPARISON is the thief of JOY. Their season is not your season. God's timing with them is not God's timing with you! Instead of looking at someone else's grass...water your own! Have you PRAYED about it as much as you have talked about it? Everyone else's path is IRRELEVANT to yours! STOP comparing yourself and giving into that crippling distraction! God is worth the wait. His plan is perfect and His timing is perfect! God waits on US all of the time. God is not only with us DURING the wait...but He is also on the other side of the wait! The 4 Lepers 2 Kings 6 & 7 God loves to use the most unlikely candidates to carry out his will! THANK YOU JESUS! Our circumstances around us have NO reflection or affect on the strength of God's promises! The lepers ACTED despite of not knowing what God was going to do! Be obedient in the wait and act on what God has called you to do! If our lives are fully surrendered to God, what do we have to loose? The God of the universe holds our future in His hands! You have no idea what God is doing on your behalf in the waiting! Study Questions/Challenges: If you are in a season of waiting...how can you be grateful and keep perspective in the wait? How can you encourage a friend who is in a season of waiting? Are you truly convinced that God's plan is worth waiting on? Challenge: look up bible stories/verses on waiting to increase your FAITH in the wait! (examples: Abraham & Sarah, Noah, Hannah) Find more tell me bout it topics here: https://thechosengirl.com/blogs/news
July 9, 2019
Ep. 6 Tell Me Bout It "Its okay to not be okay"
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July 2, 2019
Ep. 5 Tell Me Bout It " Fear "
Find more FREE resources HERE Three things to remember in the Storm: We are not alone! He will NEVER leave us! Jesus will come when we call! We cannot make it without Him! Peter Walking on Water: In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Beginning in Matthew 14:25 When we are fearful, we need to seek the Lord! HE will guide our steps! The WIND: So often, it's our circumstances that spark our fear! We can't always control our circumstances, but we can control how we respond. Notice that Peter “started” to sink. He was sinking slowly...which does not happen under the law of Gravity! Jesus had no intention of letting him fail. All we have to do is CALL ON JESUS! DOUBT: We so often put expectations on God for when, where, and how we want our breakthrough to happen. TRUST, don't doubt, that His was is best and He will rescue! Mark’s Account: Even in the storm, Jesus was there! He didn't cause the storm, but he was there for them in the midst of it. The Story of Moses: Exodus 3: God is calling Moses to lead the Isralieite people out of Slavery “God, can you pick someone else??” For every excuse we have, God has an answer. Moses’ fear was greater than the mission God was giving him at first. God prepared Him along the way and never left His side! You don’t have to be qualified to fulfill God’s will...He will prepare you! Just say YES to the call! The SOLUTION for a heart of Fear: Transform your mind! We OVERCOME by Jesus’ blood given for us and by our TESTIMONY! Line up your actions with God’s word! Find Study Questions for this topic HERE
June 25, 2019
Ep 4 Tell me bout it: PURPOSE
Real Life Bible Goodness on Purpose David being Anointed as king of Israel: 1 Samuel 16:7-13God looks on the HEART!David knows he will be king, but he goes back to being a shepherd. He was a servant before he was a leader!Sometimes God has us positioned in a particular season for PREPARATION!Success and fulfillment happens where preparation meets opportunity. The Story of Joseph: Genesis 37-47God fulfilled the dream that Joseph had YEARS ago!OBEDIENCE is such a huge factor when it comes to walking in our purpose!Joseph waited and trusted God’s timing and was obedient in the everyday, small steps.Do you trust God, or are your distracted by what's happening around you?God will NOT bless what is not His...when you are serving HIM you will see blessings reaped! The Body of Christ: 1 Corinthians 12:10Our purpose is to show who God is!Everything that we are is because of Christ...we are a part of His whole body! (His plan!)This gives us significance and purpose!God wants to use us for HIS greater glory and purpose! He has assignment for your life!This gives us no right to compare ourselves or think too much of ourselves...its ALL God’s glory!
June 18, 2019
Ep 3 Tell Me Bout It "Daily Pursuit"
Special Guest Elle Cardel
June 11, 2019
Ep 2 Tell Me Bout It "Identity"
For Episode 2, we wanted to talk about an ever so vital part of living a chosen life...IDENTITY in CHRIST! For Full show notes, other FREE resources and the study questions for this episode click HERE. Identity is such a crucial part of our walk with Christ! Remember to DIP Daily pursuit of Christ Identity in Christ Purpose in HIM With Identity, we wear SO many labels: daughter, wife, professional, singer, etc. and then there’s “Christian.” It's almost like a name tag we pick up depending on our activity or who we are with. BUT Christianity isn't just another title...it's a lifestyle that changes EVERY other title in our life. "a pile of chocolate chips isn't a cookie!" It's not until your walk becomes MORE than a title that Christianity truly changes your life. God can’t bless what isn't his. Have you given him your other “name tags?” The big question: Who am I? We are all looking for an answer to fill the void. Until we find our FULL identity in Him that the other titles start to make sense. If the first thing you have found is Jesus then the search is over. We will always be thirsty unless we nourish with LIVING water... CHRIST! The world says one thing about us...but the WORD says another! Ephesians 6:14-18: Armor of God We are warriors! It's who we are! We have been given what we need to be protected and to carry out the mission that God has for us! ARMOR UP DAILY or you will be exposed to the enemy’s attacks Its all about daily pursuit! Belt of TRUTH: His word is TRUTH! Turn to God’s word to know who you are. Breastplate of Righteousness: Satan will try to slander our hearts with sin and shame. God has made us RIGHTEOUS through HIM! A breastplate protects the heart...make sure to guard your heart with that! Don't discount the price God paid for your sin by bringing back old sin and guilt into your life! Shoes of Peace and Readiness of the Gospel: When you walk with God, you can walk in peace! There is nothing worse than having your peace stripped from you. God is simply saying to put on HIS armor and walk in PEACE. Helmet of Salvation: you have to protect your mind because the Enemy will attack with thoughts of doubt and second-guessing our faith! Sword of the Spirit: the word of GOD! What are you a professional in? What do you know and put into practice? We need to become a professional in the Word every day! Shield of Faith: knowing what you stand for and letting that be your shield. Our faith is what will guard us from Satan’s darts! Its the first thing the darts will hit...try to get past my faith!
June 4, 2019
Ep. 1 TELL ME BOUT IT!
What does it mean to be CHOSEN?Even though in this world we will have trouble, JESUS has overcome. John 16:33We (Sarah and Hunter) found ourselves living in unnecessary small, everyday struggles because we were not choosing the way God had made for us! (example: dwelling in worry instead of praying, letting the enemy’s lies mold the view of ourselves, etc.) Our daily lives simply were not lining up with God’s promises and direction in His word.Living CHOSEN is a CHOICE! God has given us FREE WILL to choose our lifestyle. Will we live in anxiety rather than worry? Insecurity rather than confidence? Fearful rather than victorious?The journey only BEGINS at Salvation! WOW! Our relationship with God is a DAILY walk. Step by step.GOD CHOOSES YOU! Just think about going purse shopping! (time mark 4:27). You are treasured and loved by HIM!God is NOT afraid of your mess. He wants to make you BRAND NEW!We live out our purpose one day at a time! No stress, no fear, just trust him!God pays SUCH attention to detail! He created you uniquely for a special greater purpose and assignment.There’s no use in worrying about tomorrow! Just take today. Matthew 6:34If life is a painting, everyday is a brushstroke. One stroke at a time! It will all come together in the end.Just remember to DIP!Daily PursuitIdentity in ChristPurpose in HimGod’s promises vs. our strugglesLoneliness: Being alone and being lonely are two completely different things. Loneliness is a feeling: no one sees, cares, or notices. BUT: Christ says we will NEVER be alone! He knows you, created you, and will be with you until the end of time.Fear: 2 Timothy 1:7 We have not been given a spirit of FEAR! God tells us to not fear in His word continuously. God is not afraid of our fear. He has it more than handled.Purpose: Do you ever wonder, “What is my purpose? What is my specialty?” This can get you down! You have to hand this over to God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. He has a purpose especially for YOU! When you are living in God’s will, you will be PEACE FILLED! God cannot bless anything that is not His, Are you living out YOUR purpose, or HIS purpose for you?Anxiety/Worry: We are given such straight forward instruction: instead of worrying, PRAY! It seems so simple but so many times I am not proactive in praying and remain in worry. Then Philipians goes on to say (chapter 6 verse 7) that God’s peace will guard your heart when you pray! WOW! Its an intentional decision to pray and dwell on the GOOD.Insecurity/Comparison: Ephesians 2 says we are Christ’s workmanship! There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, so that means any condemnation is from ourselves, our world, or the enemy!Approval: Who is your priority to please? God or man? Don't spread yourself so thin trying to please others that you don't please God! We are here for GOD, not ourselves. Test yourselves on your actions: are your actions self-serving or GOD-serving?Guess what?!? All of these struggles listed, God provided a solution for in His word! He bought the solutions with the price of the cross! TAKE HEART!Find more free resources at thechosengirl.com
May 28, 2019