Welcome to Exercising Your Faith, where we build wisdom in people’s lives so they can move forward with purpose in God’s plan. Whether your struggle is personal, professional, or spiritual, we look to provide the guidance necessary to reconnect you with your faith and propel you on a path of strength in mind, body, and spirit. It’s time to exercise your patience, endurance and faith, with your hosts Dave and James.
Have you ever met someone for the first time but it seemed like you knew them your whole life? We at the EYFPodcast sat down with coach Mark and it was as if we had been friends our whole life. You can tell a person is genuine right away and we know you will agree after listening to Coach. Coach owns and operates PJNET.tv which is a mission driven platform for ordinary Christians to share their testimony. He's the studio host, the producer, the writer and pays all the bills and it's testimony of God that Coach has been blessed to bring PJNET to the masses. It's truly a joy to listen to coach and you'll walk away a better person because you did.
Catch up with coach(if you can!) at www.pjnet.tv
God wants everyone to be saved, including you. He asks that we pray for everyone, from the average person to our rulers and authorities. Don't waste your time getting angry at someone, take the time instead to pray for them. It's simple and I guarantee you'll feel better.
It seems that we have a hard time as Christians really believing. It's not that we don't believe but we seem to doubt that promises are for us and that somehow we're not worthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Listen to James explain.
KISS theory in action. Christianity is not supposed to be complicated. Love your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself comes to mind. In Ephesians 5: 1-2 we see that simple faith is explained this way. Be imitators of God. Pretty simple indeed.
The EYFPodcast sat down with today with award winning children's author and Christ follower Michelle Medlock Adams. Michelle has been using the written word to glorify Christ as well as help others to tell their stories of faith. Michelle has taken all these gifts and rolled them into her newest effort Platinum Literary Services (www.platlit.com) where helping others help others is the focus. Michelle's personal story is one of faith over fear and is not to be missed. Michelle can be reached at www.michellemedlockadams.com or at www.platlit.com.
Yesterday we looked at the beginning of Luke 21 and the idea of the temple being destroyed and the concepts of the end times. Our focus is not to "focus" on the end but to be aware and plan accordingly so we can be ready. Ask yourself today, if Jesus came back this afternoon, would you be ready and would you be going home with Him?
How much toilet paper do you have on hand? Since when did our lives revolve around toilet paper anyway? It seems our focus has shifted and the world is off track. We need to get our minds right and prepare God's way using His words, not ours as we look at Luke 21 today.
No one is too far gone for God. No one is too far for God to save and once you listen to Pastor Ron Hardin you too will see that God will move heaven and earth to get to you and to get your attention. Listening to Ron is like sitting in the front row of a roller coaster so sit back, tighten your seat belt and get ready to go along for the ride of your life.
To learn more about Ron and his ministry and to purchase his books please go to www.godsmail.com.
Jesus wasn't complicated. His message was pretty simple. Love God, love others. Trust and obey. Part of exercising your faith is working on these simple truths as you go about your day. Take the time to prepare for the times life gets complicated by working on the simple truth that Christ offers.
Professional drummer, songwriter, lead actor, motivational speaker. Age 21. What? Get ready to meet wisdom head on with the amazing Cole Marcus. Whether it's performing in front of thousands or on the silver screen in the movie "I Can Only Imagine", getting to talk to Cole is an awesome experience.
As we wrap up the story of Joseph's dreams from God it's important to remember that if God gives you a vision or a dream it's so you can be blessed but that God will be glorified. God is attempting to use you in such a way as to reach others and help them and glorify Himself. Imagine if Joseph's heart attitude centered around the idea of "what's in it for me?" We are vessels and every ship has a captain. Today our hope is that you are letting Jesus guide you down whatever road you find yourself on.
How many of us can claim a resume like Joseph's? Favorite son. Hated brother. Tossed in a pit and sold into slavery. Falsely accused of rape and thrown into prison. All of this in preparation to become 2nd in command in Egypt and save not only his nation of Egypt but also the nation of Israel. We don't always know all the answers but you can rest assured that if it came from God, your job is to follow that dream and trust and obey.
John Eldredge is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom. Today John shares with us some keys to disconnecting from a world that constantly begs for our attention and reconnecting with God. These pro tips are simple yet super powerful and will help you gain a peace that only God can provide.
Imagine you're in high school and your English teacher gave you an open book test? The teenager in you might say "Yes, I don't have to study I can just look up the answers on test day," but what if the book was 1000 pages long and had 66 chapters? Life is about preparation and the Bible is the ultimate handbook for life and when the tests in life come wouldn't it be easier to know where the answers are located rather than having to scramble each time you get hit with a test? Prepare for today and tomorrow by reading your bible and studying God's word so when the tests come (and they will) you'll have all the answers.
David's simple message of trust and obey will really touch home with you. In this conversation you will be encouraged by his message of hope and faith. Not every story of redemption has to go through a steep steep valley of despair. David's story will lift you up and give you fresh perspective.
What is God's plan for your life? Have you sat down in a quiet place and really prayed for God to show you His will for your life? Beneniah had a choice and so do you. You can face your fears or you can run from them. Our upcoming interview with Cathy Parker really will help you focus on learning how to figure it out. Write it down, pray about it and look for confirmation. Chase the lion and open up a whole new world of God's purpose for your life.
When you were a kid you had big dreams and our question to you today is where did your dreams go? It's so easy to let life, marriage, parenting, jobs and bills blind us to the person and place God wants for us. We all need to go back to the Father and realize that He can move mountains and open up the doors of our hearts through our big dreams.
Today's episode is a must listen for everyone for a ton of reasons. Are you dealing with a chronic illness? Whitney's story is for you. Are you bitter about a disappointment? Whitney's story is for you. If you think God isn't involved in the little things in your life? Whitney's story is for you.
Testimonies are our opportunity to tell others what God has done for us. A lot of folks feel that they aren't good enough or smart enough to share about God because of their past. God doesn't care so much about what you know so long as who you know is Jesus. God's job is to restore you, your job is to tell others how He did it. Simple enough but oh so powerful.
All we can say is wow after listening to Scott Haima, President of the Christian Service Brigade talk about the unique relationship that is Father to Son. Even if you're a mom you can still take away a ton to help raise your son into the Godly man you wish him to be. Sit back, relax and listen to Scott share the message God has put on his heart.
Wisdom is the principal thing. Once you obtain wisdom from God all others doors will open up. When we try to solve issues on our own we quickly realize our resources are limited. Why not seek the unlimited wisdom and power of the almighty God?
Imagine building a life around "love". Seems kind of silly to say that as it's a no brainer but how many of us love the unlovable? It's easy to dismiss those who are mean or indifferent to us but God said to love your neighbor as yourself and guess who is your neighbor? Everyone is your neighbor. Serving others is a form of love and Chick Fil A has established itself as one of the top service businesses in the world. Learning to love everyone is a process but a goal that is worthy of the pursuit.
The EYFPodcast had an opportunity last week to talk with Trudy Cathy White, Co-Owner of Chick Fil A and it was an EAR OPENING experience as she shared the reason for her families success in the restaurant business. The Cathy's family secret? Basic Biblical principles. Today we discuss FAITH.
Attention EYFPodcast listeners, you are in for a treat today as we sat down with Chick Fil A's Trudy Cathy White where she laid out the success strategy that will make you and your business a success. The secret? Biblical principles really work. God blesses those who bless others. You will want to listen this one several times and take notes because Trudy's simple truths are simply God's simple truths and we all have much to learn and take in. Sit back and enjoy a true treasure, Trudy Cathy White.
To purchase any of Trudy's award winning books go to https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Strength-Legacy-Jeannette-Cathy-ebook/dp/B07TH9PVMW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1U9EPVQLYLNRN&dchild=1&keywords=trudy+cathy+white&qid=1589998770&sprefix=trudy+%2Caps%2C236&sr=8-1
The EYFPodcast comes home today as you get a chance to listen to Dave's testimony of how God helped him through an addiction to pain killers. Hopefully through his willingness to share his struggle someone out there will find hope in theirs.
If you have ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life wonder no more. Pull up a chair and get ready to dive into the idea of "PURPOSE" as it relates to God's plans for your life with Author Chad Bonham.
1Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be deemed to have fallen short of it. 2For we also received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.a
3Now we who have believed enter that rest.
6Many ask, “Who can show us the good?”
Shine the light of Your face upon us, O LORD.
7You have filled my heart with more joy
than when grain and new wine abound.
8I will lie down and sleep in peace,
for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
A Psalm of David.
1The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake
Rosa's story is simply amazing. God healed her son of blood cancer and left the doctors dumbfounded. Be encouraged today, God wants you well and Jesus paid a heavy price for your healing. Listen to today's episode for all of the details.
Imagine God using you, right where you are, with whatever skills you have to do extraordinary things for Him. That is the story of the last 7 years of Chuck's life but it's not just about the last 7 years. Like you, Chuck is where he's at today because he is where God wants him to be. This episode will see you inspired and encouraged and you too will leave it ready to pray big prayers and to ask God to do big things for Him. A truly blessed story that has many of miles to go.
5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.
AT the EYFPodcast we love to hear a good testimony as there is nothing better than to hear about what God has done in the life of another believer. Today we bring you the story of Sarah and how God moved her mother-in-law in ways not thought possible.
When God gives you a vision He doesn't always lay out the exact path we're to take. Rhonda's story is one of endurance, patience and above all else, leaning into God and waiting on Him. Rhonda has put together a tremendous network of like minded writers who cover Christianity throughout the U.S. and the world at www.onechristianvoice.com. Join her for this podcast and everyday at One Christian Voice, you'll be uplifted, informed and God will be glorified!
What would you rather have? A fight or avoiding a fight? A battle or the avoidance of a battle? Instead of asking God for strength in a battle, how about asking God to help you avoid the battle entirely? Today we finish the last part of the Prayer of Jabez where we examine the verse that asks for God to keep evil away from me so as to not cause me pain (or cause pain to others). We know that the way we fight as Christians is on our knees and that the victory is the Lord's so maybe simply asking for God to keep the evil one away from you might be the best thing.
When your kids were young you made it a point to hold their hand whenever you felt an extra layer of security was necessary. Since we know that God is the Good, Good Father, how much more does he seek to put His hand upon us as he watches our actions. Embrace Him. Embrace God's divine grip in your lives. We at EYFPodcast recommend hanging onto God's hand like your life depended on it, because it does.
In our second of the 4 part series on the Prayer of Jabez we discuss the concept of "Enlarging our Borders" and what we believe God meant when He put this in the bible. God is a God of Grace, a God of Goodness and is a Good, Good, Father. See what you might have in store when you ask God to Enlarge your borders.
Join us for a week long exploration into 1 Chronicles 4: 9-10, the Prayer of Jabez. In addition to giving an overview of the prayer today we dive in to the idea of "Bless me Indeed!" as we seek to gain God's favor over our lives.
To purchase your own copy of the book "The Prayer of Jabez" by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson go to:
If you have ever prayed for a loved one, a parent, a child a spouse you know that sometimes we don't always get a quick resolution or an answer in the way we had hoped but we know that God delivers. Listen to John explain how his prayer warrior grandmother released the power of God in his families life.
Dr. John Huang is a columnist for Nolan Group Media. If you enjoy his writing, you can read more at Nolangroupmedia.com or follow him on Twitter @KYHuangs.
Should a Christian tithe? Aren't we under grace and not the law? Why does a God who has everything and has made everything want my money? Whose money is it anyways? We at EYFpodcast hope to answer these questions and challenge you to step out in faith and begin one of the most awesome journeys ever, tithing. You can't out give God, but is sure fun trying.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Today's conversation with author Cherrilynn Bisbano is going to lift you up and really show you how Gods light can shine on any situation you are facing today. Cherrilynn talks about her walk with Christ and how each day she focuses on His love to grow...
Romans12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Mathew22:37-39Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Proverbs13:13Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.Neglecting Gods word sets us up for destruction, so let's stay in His word so that we may have life more abundant!
1Samuel15:22But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of ramsAligning with Gods...
Today we had the awesome opportunity to spend an hour with Christian author Beckie Lindsey. If I had to sum up Beckie in a sentence or two I would say that if Christianity was country Beckie would be the mayor of the town of Realville. Beckie is as real...
Revelation12:11And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.Share your testimony at every opportunity, the Bible says every time we do evil is defeated.
In this episode we get the opportunity to learn from one who has taken the great commission quite literally, Steve our undercover missionary. We learn what it takes to become a missionary, the trials and issues one goes through and the resources it...
George Del Canto seemingly had it all, wealth, possessions, travel and prestige. Unfortunately those items are temporary and no matter how much you have in the race of life it's never enough. One day everything changed in George's life and that event is...
Joshua1:7Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.
1John4:18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.Rest in Gods perfect love for you to cast out all your fears.
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with a good friend of our's Beau Moore. Beau has led a life that reads like a really bad country song but unlike many of those it has a happy ending as Beau was redeemed and restored by God. Though battling with...
Romans8:38And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.Be...
Ephesians5:25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herEpheesians5:22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.Lock and key verses that will unleash Gods favor in your marriage!
We got to spend some quality time talking to Matt Clinton, the Multi area director for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Matt is a member of the "Realville" and his walk with Jesus is as solid and real as it...
1John4:4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.Be encouraged and remember today that that One living in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Isaiah41:10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.If you need strength today all you have to do is look to Jesus.
Proverbs3:5-65Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.6In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.Seek the perfect wisdom of God and He will keep you on the right path.
Today we had the opportunity to spend some time with award winning author and Christ follower Del Duduit. Del has an awesome story of faith, patience and endurance that is sure to resonate with many. Del's wisdom on waiting on God to move may be just...
Deuteronomy6:5-9 5“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. 7“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk...
Hebrews12:21-2221And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling.” 22But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels.Remember that God has given you...
Psalm91:9-129For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place.10No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.11For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in...
Today we get to have a great conversation with an amazing Christian writer whose folksy, humble writing style will draw you in and keep you turning page after page. David L. Winters is an accomplished author with 6 books to his credit including the...
In this episode we try to bring some hope, perspective and understanding to the Corona Virus 19 from the eye of average Christians. It's loaded with biblical references so be sure to check our website for all that we included so you to can meditate on...
This is episode000 of the EYFpodcast (exercising your faith) introducing co-hosts Dave Mac Donald and James Cummings. EYFpodcast is a weekly Christian variety show where all topics related to exercising and growing in your faith are discussed along with...