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Giving Light Devotional Podcast

Giving Light Devotional Podcast

By Giving Light
Welcome to the Giving Light Devotional Podcast. Giving Light is a local church and global equipping center based in the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania. This podcast is meant to be an encouraging and thought-provoking devotional to empower you in your walk with God and others.
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EP66: The Importance of Hearing God's Voice
God is a relational God who speaks to us, His children. In this episode, Dr. Melodye Hilton highlights some of the purposes and benefits of hearing God’s voice. EPISODE PAGE
07:52
April 21, 2021
EP65: God's Word Reveals His Nature
When we don’t have a clear view of God, it's hard for us to genuinely commune with Him or rightly reflect His character to others. Today’s episode talks through our need for the Word of God that reveals His true nature. EPISODE PAGE
05:55
April 14, 2021
EP64: Burning Ones
The Bible is full of individuals who burned with the fire of God’s presence. In today’s devotional, we hope to inspire you to press in and become one of those burning ones. EPISODE PAGE
07:23
April 07, 2021
EP63: Holy and Kind
“Whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.” In this week’s devotional, we’ll look at this verse in light of who God is as our Heavenly Father and what it means for us, His sons and daughters. For Scriptures, devotional questions, worship songs, and more: visit the EPISODE PAGE HERE
06:08
March 24, 2021
EP62: Upside Down
It should not surprise you that the Kingdom of God operates differently or even exactly the opposite of the rest of the world. In today’s devotional, we will examine the type of attitude that it takes to truly advance in the Kingdom of God. EPISODE PAGE for corresponding devotional questions, Scriptures, activation, and worship songs.
07:22
March 17, 2021
EP61: Out of Control
What do you do when your plans don’t pan out the way you thought they would? Why is it that you can do everything right and still experience suffering? How do we find peace when circumstances are out of our control? In this episode, we will explore these questions and more. We’ll look at some Biblical authors who wrestled with the same frustrations, and we’ll hear what Jesus has to say in response. EPISODE PAGE
07:13
March 10, 2021
EP60: Lesson Learned
The difficulties of life can deal out painful lessons. In today’s devotional, we talk about God’s desire to reveal His good nature in everyone of our life circumstances. EPISODE PAGE (Devotional Questions, Scriptures, Worship Songs, Activations)
09:49
March 03, 2021
EP59: Heart of Justice
We become an instrument of justice when we use our power (ability, influence, gifts) for the good of others. In today’s devotional, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares our God-given responsibility to be doers of justice in this life. Visit the EPISODE PAGE with corresponding devotional questions, Scriptures, activation, and songs for worship
08:45
February 24, 2021
EP58: Self-Love
If you have the capacity to love God and love others, you have the ability to love yourself. In today’s devotional, guest host Shamone Lewin shines a light on the topic of loving your neighbor as yourself. For devotional questions, Scriptures, songs, and more: VISIT THE EPISODE PAGE
04:50
February 17, 2021
EP57: Break Open and Pour Out
Our world can become saturated with distractions. In today’s devotional, guest host, Rebecca Hilton leads us into what it means to break open the alabaster bottle of your life at the feet of Jesus. Visit the EPISODE PAGE for corresponding devotional questions, Scriptures, activation, and worship songs.
07:22
February 10, 2021
EP56: What Is In Your Hands?
Have you ever gotten stuck searching for your purpose in life or maybe believing that you have nothing good to give? In this week’s devotional, Katie Stansfield encourages us that God isn’t looking for our perfection or even our readiness, all He wants is our YES to Him to use what He has put in our hands to use.  Visit the EPISODE PAGE for corresponding Scriptures, devotional questions, activation, and worship songs.
05:21
January 27, 2021
EP55: Words of Life
What you fill your heart with will affect your whole life. In this week’s devotional, Pastor Steve Hilton reminds us to pay attention to the words that are feeding us and whether they are leading us on a path of death or of life. Visit the EPISODE PAGE for corresponding devotional questions, Scriptures, activation, and worship songs. For more resources from Giving Light, visit www.givinglight.org.
05:42
January 20, 2021
EP54: Losing My Religion
Have you ever found yourself going through the motions of a religious life yet feeling unfulfilled? In this episode, we’ll take a look at what Jesus says is the way to abundant life and explore examples of what real faith in Jesus looks like. EPISODE PAGE
07:50
January 13, 2021
EP53: The Gift of Desire
Having desire and having our desires fulfilled should be a part of the normal Christian life. In today’s episode, you’ll be challenged not to stifle your God-given ability to desire.  EPISODE PAGE For a full, expanded message on this topic, listen to "Stewarding the Gift of Desire" here on Apple or Spotify.
09:52
January 06, 2021
EP52: Dancing in the Rain
Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. Today’s devotional encourages you to put your praise on in all circumstances. EPISODE PAGE
07:38
December 02, 2020
EP51: Why Are We Shouting?
Have you ever wondered why God’s people SHOUT in church? In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the Biblical precedent for shouting in worship as one of the many expressions of praise. EPISODE PAGE
07:34
November 25, 2020
EP50: Forget Not
In today’s devotional, we encourage you not to forget the benefits and the transformative power of God’s Word.  Find devotional questions, Scriptures, worship songs and more on the EPISODE PAGE.
07:42
November 18, 2020
EP49: The Attitude of Unity
In this episode, we’ll explore the attitude of what unity is and what it is not. EPISODE PAGE
07:56
November 11, 2020
EP48: The Value of Unity
The cultivation of life-giving relationships is a continual process. In today’s devotional, we look at the benefits of walking in unity. EPISODE PAGE
07:00
November 04, 2020
EP47: Created for Connection
Did you know that the need for connection is a part of your created design? In today’s episode, we are going to expose the lies of the enemy that keep you isolated and disconnected. EPISODE PAGE
09:26
October 28, 2020
EP46: Leave No Space For The Enemy
Many of the internal issues and struggles we face come down to the mind space that we are giving to certain things. In today’s devotion we are going to give you a simple key to unlock a victorious thought life. EPISODE PAGE
06:51
October 21, 2020
EP45: Jesus Wept
We believe that Kingdom transformation begins with compassion. In today’s devotional, we are going to examine how Jesus displayed compassion throughout His ministry. EPISODE PAGE
05:52
October 14, 2020
EP44: Casting Out Fear
Have you ever wondered if you could be free from fear? In today’s devotional, we’re going to share with you what it takes to cast out fear once and for all.  EPISODE PAGE
08:07
October 07, 2020
EP43: God's Go-To Phrase
We all have go-to phrases that we find ourselves always saying. Today, Pastor Steve Hilton talks about one of the go-to phrases that God speaks over you. EPISODE PAGE
15:13
September 30, 2020
EP42: We're Not In Competition
Competition and rivalry have been around since the beginning of time. In this week’s devotional, be reminded that God created us uniquely, each with unchanging and incomparable value. We are not in competition for His affection or for our place in this world. EPISODE PAGE
07:46
September 23, 2020
EP41: Courage for the Journey
Bravery is an admirable and desirable trait, but being brave can be intimidating because it requires us to step outside of our comfort zone. In this week’s devotional, be challenged and encouraged knowing that you were called to and you were made for bravery. EPISODE PAGE
06:41
September 16, 2020
EP40: Conduit of Life
A conduit is a vessel that both receives into it and gives out from it. In today’s episode, we will examine what it means to be conduit of life as a child of God and as a part of the Body of Christ. EPISODE PAGE
07:13
September 09, 2020
EP39: All That Is Within Me
Today’s devotional examines the depths of what it means to bless the Lord with all that is within us. EPISODE PAGE
07:19
September 02, 2020
EP38: Step Out and Speak Up
Fear leads us into bondage. Today’s devotion is a challenge to step out, speak up, and receive the freedom that Christ provides. EPISODE PAGE
05:06
August 26, 2020
EP37: Return to Normal
Like it or not, change is inevitable. So why don’t we prepare ourselves for it? In this episode, we’ll talk about posturing our hearts to remaining committed to following God wherever He leads us, even if it means trusting Him in the midst of a new and changing normal. EPISODE PAGE
07:48
August 19, 2020
EP36: The Temptation of Self-Preservation
Nobody likes to feel like they’re in trouble. Since the garden of Eden, we as human beings have been trying to cover up our wrongdoings. Why is that? In this episode, we’ll learn about leaning in to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the perfect love that casts out fear, renews our mind, and transforms us from the inside out. EPISODE PAGE
06:11
August 12, 2020
EP35: Cancel Distractions
Have you been giving the distractions in your life too much attention? In today’s episode, we talk about removing another obstacle to seizing your moment. EPISODE PAGE
07:30
August 05, 2020
EP34: The Blame Game
Playing the blame game is never fun, especially when you surrender your power over to your circumstances. In today’s episode, we are going to confront the first obstacle to seizing your moment: blame. EPISODE PAGE
06:58
July 29, 2020
EP33: Fake News
It’s so easy to get caught up in fake news and be stirred by the voices around us. In this episode, we talk about the necessary key to break free from this vicious cycle of confusion, fear and anger. EPISODE PAGE
07:57
July 22, 2020
EP32: Improving Your Neighborhood
Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. In today’s episode we’ll lay a foundation for community transformation. EPISODE PAGE
06:51
July 15, 2020
EP31: His Nearness is My Good
Pulling from the wisdom of Psalm 73, in today’s episode, we are reminded that on our own, we carry a limited perspective that can often lead to trouble. When we choose to enter into the presence of the Lord and cast our cares on Him, everything changes in the light of an eternal vantage point. EPISODE PAGE
05:33
July 08, 2020
EP30: Prepare Your Mind for Action
In today’s episode, we discuss what it means to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Get ready to prepare your mind for action. EPISODE PAGE
06:26
July 01, 2020
EP29: The Power of the Tongue
Did you know that your tongue has the ability to empower life? In today’s episode, we talk about the responsibility we have as Believers to steward the power of our tongue. EPISODE PAGE
05:21
June 24, 2020
EP28: Shine a Light
In this episode, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares how when you carry the light, you need not fear the darkness. EPISODE PAGE
05:38
June 17, 2020
EP27: Valuing Humanity
God created every human being in His image and likeness. Today, we hear from Dr. Melodye Hilton on the absolute importance of valuing all of humanity. EPISODE PAGE
08:40
June 10, 2020
EP26: Lord, Don't You Realize?
Have you ever been led by the Holy Spirit to do something that you didn’t quite understand? In today’s devotional, we’ll look at what it means to be a believer and how that truth encompasses every area of our life. EPISODE PAGE
06:01
June 03, 2020
EP25: Never Called to Fit In
You will never stand out by fitting in. God has given you a unique calling and identity. In this week’s devotional, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares on embracing your role and avoiding the comparison trap we often fall into. EPISODE PAGE
08:07
May 27, 2020
EP24: No Longer Slaves
What does friendship with God look like? In this episode, Pastor Joel Hilton shares the relational boundaries that Jesus put in place that help our friendship with Him to thrive. EPISODE PAGE
09:17
May 20, 2020
EP23: Adoption to Sonship
This week we talk with Rebecca Hilton about what the Bible means when it says that we have been adopted into the family of God. EPISODE PAGE
29:22
May 13, 2020
EP22: Invitation to Intimacy
In this episode, we’ll take a look at Moses and his choice to only move forward if it meant going with God. Your calling is not a destination; it’s an invitation to intimacy. EPISODE PAGE
08:37
May 06, 2020
EP21: Presence of Peace
Jesus already possessed the reality of Heaven in the middle of the storm. In this short episode, we’ll learn the powerful truth that peace is not the absence of a storm; peace is the presence of Jesus. EPISODE PAGE
06:37
April 29, 2020
EP20: Living Generously
Generosity is part of the nature of God and the economy of His Kingdom. This means that we too are called to live generously. In this episode, we’ll talk with Katie Stansfield about how creating boundaries helps us to create postures and rhythms of an openhanded way of thinking and living. EPISODE PAGE
15:40
April 22, 2020
EP19: God's Generous Nature
We were created in the image and likeness of our Father God. But what is He like? We have to know who He is in order to really embrace our identity as His sons and daughters. In this episode, we’ll talk with Katie Stansfield about God’s nature of generosity and what that means for us.  EPISODE PAGE
13:20
April 15, 2020
EP18: Freedom from Worry
No matter what situation he found himself in, the Apostle Paul was able to govern himself through Christ who strengthened him. In today’s episode, we’ll glean from Paul and learn the steps to walking in contentment without worry, anxiety or restlessness. EPISODE PAGE
08:32
April 08, 2020
EP17: Joy is Prophetic Discernment
Why would we have joy when faced with trials? The Bible instructs us to do this, but sometimes it’s hard to know how or why. In today’s episode, we’ll learn how joy is actually prophetic discernment and how to put it into action in our lives. Find Scriptures, questions, and songs for this episde on the EPISODE PAGE.
07:11
April 01, 2020
EP16: Three Levels of Fear Part Two
Because perfect love casts out fear, abiding in God’s love is imperative. In today’s episode, we continue our interview with Dr. Melodye Hilton and discover the second and third levels of ego-centric fear. Be sure to check out the episode page for extra resources to help activate these truths. EPISODE PAGE
28:38
March 25, 2020
EP15: Three Levels of Fear Part One
We were not created to function in fear. When we do, we start to act opposite of who we really are. In part one of this two-part series, we interview Dr. Melodye Hilton and reveal the first level of ego-driven fear. EPISODE PAGE
20:22
March 18, 2020
EP 14: Immovable Motion
This week, we focus on Colossians 2:6 and what it looks like to walk in spiritual consistency. “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.” (Colossians 2:6) EPISODE PAGE
04:58
March 11, 2020
EP13: The Architecture of a Thankful Heart
Did you know that a thankful heart offers protection, revelation, power, and rest? Today, we’ll be talking about the architecture of a thankful heart. EPISODE PAGE
16:59
March 04, 2020
EP12: The Foundation of a Thankful Heart
The enemy would love to keep us in a state of discontentment and bitterness. How do we combat these attempts? With gratitude. In this episode, we’ll look at powerful truths that will help us to lay the foundation for a thankful heart. EPISODE PAGE
11:45
February 26, 2020
EP11: Three Distinct Expressions of Faith
In the final chapter of this 5-part series on faith, we’re talking through the 3 distinct expressions of faith. We’ll unpack the faith we need to live by, the gift of faith, and the fruit of faith and how each one can be put to work in our lives. I hope you enjoy this episode and as always be sure to check out the episode page for notes, Scriptures, questions and more to further enrich your devotional life. EPISODE PAGE
19:55
February 19, 2020
EP10: Common Misconceptions about Faith
We will always relate to God in the way that we perceive Him to be. This perception shapes our beliefs, our theology, and how we define and interact with faith. This week, we learn about some common misconceptions about faith and how we can align our perspective towards truth. This is episode 4 of a 5-part series on faith. EPISODE PAGE
17:33
February 12, 2020
EP09: Receiving and Growing in Faith
In today’s devotional, we’ll talk about how we receive and grow in faith. I’ll also give you three habits you can create in order to steward the revelation you’ve been given. This is episode 3 of a 5-part series on faith. EPISODE PAGE
20:26
February 04, 2020
EP08: Faith is an Issue of the Heart
In this episode, we’re talking about faith being an issue of the heart. Faith is not just the mental acceptance of truth. In order for there to be true fruit from our faith, what God says has to be deep within our heart, not just in our mind. This is episode two of a five part series on faith.  EPISODE PAGE
14:37
January 29, 2020
EP07: What is Biblical Faith?
This episode introduces a five-part series on faith. Today we’ll be looking at what Biblical faith actually is. Buckle up and get ready to be encouraged, challenged, and empowered in your personal faith with God. EPISODE PAGE
12:02
January 22, 2020
EP06: The Benefits of Self-Governance
Each of us has been given the power and responsibility to walk in self-control. In today’s episode, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares the life-enhancing benefits of self-governance.  EPISODE PAGE.
16:57
January 15, 2020
EP05: Created to be Powerful
You were created to be powerful! In this episode, leadership consultant, coach, and pastor, Dr. Melodye Hilton teaches us on exercising the spiritual fruit of self-control and how self-governance is the highest and most fundamental form of leadership.  |  EPISODE PAGE
17:22
January 08, 2020
Christmas Greeting/2020 Outlook
The Christmas season is upon us and with it we are taking a little holiday break from the podcast. But never fear! We’ll be back with new episodes every Wednesday in the new year. Stay tuned!
02:08
December 19, 2019
EP04: Walking with Wisdom
Proverbs 4:7 says “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” (NKJV) In today’s episode, we explore the three elements of walking in wisdom: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. EPISODE PAGE
15:06
December 11, 2019
EP03: Success With Less Effort
No matter what situation you may be facing or what obstacle you are trying to overcome, God is able and willing to give us wisdom--without rebuke. In this episode, we’ll learn how walking in wisdom helps us to succeed with less effort while also prolonging our effectiveness. EPISODE PAGE
12:26
December 04, 2019
EP02: The Enemy of Confidence
As believers, sometimes we fall into the trap of accepting confusion as par for the course in our journey with the Lord. What am I called to? Why am I here and what am I supposed to do? What decision should I make? In this episode, Pastor Joel calls out the spirit of confusion as a thief and the enemy of our confidence. Learn how to counter confusion with revelation of who God is and the faith to live confidently as a son or daughter of the King. EPISODE PAGE
18:14
November 27, 2019
EP01: Living Confidently
In this pilot episode of the Giving Light Devotional Podcast, host  Joel Hilton leads us to look at the direct correlation between faith and confidence. As believers, our confidence must be rooted in the work of Jesus both in us and through us. As our revelation of who God is increases, our confidence will also grow and we can truly know what it is to be more than conquerors through Christ. EPISODE PAGE
17:07
November 06, 2019