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There's More

There's More

By Hannah Nitz
Do you believe there is even more to experience in your relationship with God? Join Hannah Nitz as she talks about a growing desire for God and your interaction with Him.
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Giving up lots of stuff.

There's More

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There's More

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My dad and your strength.
Summarizing the last year is hard- the birth of my daughter and the death of my dad seem too much for just 12 months to hold. But in the midst of mourning, God taught me a beauty of loving him "with all my strength", and how that was exemplified in my father.  My dad's website- thesteverybka.com Java with Juli - Podcast Series on "God, Sex, and Your Marriage" The Grandfather Effect by Brian Dahlen 
27:49
June 13, 2022
Shalom for you.
While reading in Psalms I found the sentence "Great is the Lord who delights int he welfare of his servant". The idea of God delighting in my welfare felt... weird? confusing? As I started to look more into this verse I found a great treasure- that the word welfare in the original Hebrew is actually "Shalom". Turns out God's Shalom is pretty incredible, and learning more about it has impact so much in my every day life. Join me as I talk about what it means and why this is so awesome!
32:32
April 01, 2022
Very very very dependent.
“Jesus is, without question, the most dependent human being that ever lived” What do you think about that quote? Could it be true? Join me as we walk through the book of John and look at Jesus' dependence, and then talk about what in the world we are supposed to do with that. How can we be dependent? What does that look like? And how is it connected to "more" of God?
33:36
September 24, 2021
God pursues His people.
Could you summarize the Bible in 8 minutes? I couldn't, but thankfully my friend Laura Veale can! From Genesis to Revelation, each story points to God's desire to be with His people. Join us as we walk through each passage and praise the God who pursues + reveals! 
18:07
July 16, 2021
Prayer closets + shutting your door.
Could where you physically sit when you spend time with God matter? Can the location of your God time impact your relationship with Him? Why are we such advocates for hiding in a prayer closet? On this episode you'll hear from Noelle Beck, Laura Veale, + Hannah Nitz as they share practical tips for their time with God and the secret of "shutting your door". Say hello + send a note!
50:48
April 15, 2021
God's glory and the star quarterback.
What does it mean to give God glory? I've used the phrase "Soli Deo Gloria" (Latin for Glory to God alone) for most of my adult life and always had God's glory on my mind, but is it possible I was still focused on myself? On this episode I share how I used to view myself as the star quarterback on God's team vs. how I see myself now. I pray you can listen and ask God how you view His glory and your part in it!
48:41
February 28, 2021
I still like parties.
"As I’ve been wanting to enjoy more of God, I’ve struggled with the things I do enjoy. I love our house, decorations, art projects and nice vacations. Is a part of experiencing more of God working to remove those things?" This week I dive into this question, hobbies, and things we enjoy outside of God!
39:11
February 02, 2021
What we learned.
Well, 2020 was a wild year, wasn't it? On this "end of year" episode we look back on the lessons we learned over the last 12 months. You'll hear from three voices you've come to love- Hannah Nitz, Noelle Beck, & Laura Veale, as they flip through their journals and share their biggest take aways. Teaching #1: Everything God has, He shares with us. Teaching #2: God is the most satisfying, even when you have it all. Teaching #3: We get God.  What was your biggest lesson of 2020? We would love to hear from you- hannahnitz.com/say-hello
58:49
December 29, 2020
I'm not at the center.
The best message I’ve heard the entire year was delivered by my one of my best friends, Laura Veale. We taught a class together at church and she gave a message on "Dying to self" that shook me up for weeks. Is it possible that many of us are Christians who love God and want to serve him, but still believe we are at the center of our lives? I wanted to share that message with you as you begin to think and pray about 2021!
55:36
December 02, 2020
The last election messed me up.
Last election messed me up spiritually. That first Tuesday in November was followed by months of no church, a complete removal from Christian activity, and a distrust of God.  This election won't phase me- so what's the difference? 
27:34
October 28, 2020
Pursuing myself during quiet time.
When you're spending time with God, what's the MAIN question you are going in with? What are you pursuing and chasing after? What are you hoping to accomplish or feel? I talk through the difference between pursuing ourself vs. pursuing God!
37:21
October 19, 2020
More for you.
So we are always talking about "the more" with God, but what is it? Is it a certain level you reach? A closeness you feel? A level of maturity? My thoughts and definition of "the more" got challenged this week, and I'm here to talk about it!
18:22
September 29, 2020
Unhurried, undistracted, & unmovable.
When it comes to your time with God, there isn't a certain formula to follow or steps you need to complete. However, if you want to enjoy your time with God, this episode describes three words that are crucial! What would it look like for your time with God to be unhurried, undistracted, and unmovable?
25:33
September 07, 2020
Get your worship on.
Worship is more than singing songs at church- it's adoring God for who He is. Join Noelle Beck as she talks about how worship can unlock MORE in our relationship with God and also shares some practical tips for how you can get started. Head to JesusBootCamp.com for follow up resources! 
27:13
August 18, 2020
I'm not very smart.
When I would interact with people who had deep relationships with God, they were always very smart. Doesn't it sometimes seem like the people closest to God are pastors, authors, or people with doctoral degrees? Or at least people who are smarter than you? I've learned that experiencing the "more" with God isn't correlated with your intelligence, but with something else. I also talk through the term "child like faith" and a shocking realization!
35:28
August 03, 2020
Desiring more of God isn't selfish.
I have these two sentences that keep rolling around in my head- things I've heard Christians say that I don't believe are true: Number one, "My relationship with God will have a temporary high". Number two, "Growing your desire for God is selfish". In this episode I throw out these phrases and drop some truth instead. 
34:45
July 22, 2020
I guess idolatry is a big deal.
I’ve heard the word “idolatry”, I know it’s in the 10 commandments, but honestly, never once have I thought about that word when it comes to my relationship with God. Idolatry isn't a concept stuck in the Old Testament, it's a word and a challenge that we can apply today, that often gets in the way of us experiencing the "more". It may feel a little heavier than our average episode, but I promise I'm right there with you!
37:55
July 11, 2020
Spending a whole day with God.
You know how you look forward to dates with your spouse or hanging out with your best friend? What if you could also look forward to spending an entire day with God? In this episode I share why I intentionally have retreat days and give you three reasons why it's a good idea. Watch out, I also assign homework.  Follow up resources on retreat days > HannahNitz.com
22:24
July 01, 2020
Becoming hungry for God.
 What does it mean to want the "more" with God?How do you get started? I share my own story of what it looked like, including the crashing identity of having my first child and getting fired from my favorite ministry. Join me to talk about growing a hunger for more of God.
34:43
June 23, 2020
Prayer changes things.
That's a phrase we say, but do we really believe it? Does prayer really change things? Does prayer really matter? Why did God give us such direct access to Him in prayer? Buckle up, y'all. This conversation with Noelle Beck is wildly encouraging and practical. She also gives some advice on how to become a prayer ninja.
42:12
June 17, 2020
Congrats, you’re the chief of staff.
When the Bible says we are "stewards of the mysteries of God" and "stewards of God's grace", that's a big deal. God invites us in not just as a servant, but as the manager and chief of staff, taking care of his property while He is gone. I'll break down more of what this means and why it's so sweet! This episode starts with a short clip, talking about the race conversations that have been taking place across the country this month.
39:38
June 08, 2020
Better than cash and sugar.
I didn’t really like the Bible the past 10 years. I can say that I appreciated it, but I didn’t enjoy it or crave it. Do you really like the Bible? When Psalm 19 says that the Bible is better than gold and honey, could it actually be true? Join me as I walk through these verses and how God's word could be even better than sugar coated treasure.  Say hello at hannahnitz.com Learn more about Simply Bible at simplybiblestudy.com
33:14
June 01, 2020
More freedom and less guilt.
I know God is disappointed with parts of me- I don't spend enough time with Him or do what right. I still feel weird about how crazy I was in college- doesn't it make God sad that I used to do all of those things? I can't lead a Bible study at church yet, I still wrestle with temptation and sin. Many of us aren't experiencing the MORE when it comes to the freedom of the gospel. As Christians who love God and have accepted the gospel, are we actively letting it impact the way we view ourselves and view God? Join Noelle Beck for some ground-shaking truth. Would love to hear from you- send a message and say hello!
36:24
May 18, 2020
God is bad at marketing.
While reading the Bible these last few months, I keep seeing the word “hidden”. I read about God’s hidden wisdom, his hidden mysteries, and his hidden kingdom. If all of these things are so great, why would God hide them? Why would God hide something that he wants everyone to know?  As I've been studying this concept, I've found three reasons why God operates this way! Could his hiding actually be for our benefit? Visit https://www.hannahnitz.com/ to say hello!
29:18
May 11, 2020
Q&A: Your time with God.
We asked for your questions about time with God, and you delivered! Join Hannah Nitz, Noelle Beck, Laura Veale, and Juli Slattery as they answer your questions about spending time with God. What is the goal of time with God? // How do I spend time with God and do my Bible study? // What does your time with God look like? // Can I fully be close with God and my spouse? // How can a parent with young kids prioritize time with God? // Does your time with God always feel great? Say hello or leave a message for one of today's podcast guests.
45:32
May 04, 2020
I'm not thirsty.
Every day, I woke up with a list of things I wanted and was motivated for (fun, accomplishment, people thinking I'm cool, being skinny enough). In studying the book of John, I realized Jesus is inviting me into something to satisfying that I would never thirst for those things again. Is it actually possible? Join me as I talk through John 4! Study the book of John the same way Hannah does using Simply Bible.  Leave a comment or say hello! 
30:29
April 27, 2020
I'm canceling your quiet time.
Many of us grew up with this idea of "quiet time", where we quietly sit in a corner with a 15 minute devotional each morning. When it comes to experiencing the "more" of God this podcast often talks about, we have something different in mind for your daily routine. Join Noelle Beck, Laura Veale, and Hannah Nitz as they share why they want to cancel quiet time and what they are inviting you into instead. Say hello to Noelle, Laura, or Hannah- HannahNitz.com Recommended tool to help you read the Bible- Simply Bible
41:17
April 20, 2020
You can't trust me if you don't know me.
The 25 minute talk I wish every Christian on the planet could hear. A hand-me-down faith. That is what we all start out with- learning about God from someone else.  Do our Christian books, podcasts, and sermons help us "make our faith our own"? Laura Veale shares her story of realizing she was a Christian her entire life, but didn't actually KNOW God. This talk was from our Akron Women on Purpose conference on March 7, 2020. For more information on the conference or other speakers, go to akrononpurpose.com. Get in touch with Hannah or Laura > hannahnitz.com Poem written by Bethany McDougald 
32:53
April 13, 2020
One word that changed my relationship.
It it that simple? Could understanding God does things WITH me and not just FOR me really make all the difference? Hannah shared a few verses she has been reading recently and how God has blown her mind with what this little word means.   Colossians Bible Study Follow Up Book: Seated With Christ Say hello or leave a comment at hannahnitz.com
26:17
April 06, 2020
It's OK that church is closed.
The Coronavirus forced churches across the country to close their buildings and put a pause on all in-person get togethers, but it’s OK. Hannah shares her semi-controversial opinion that temporarily pausing all Christian churches and communities could be better for the long term health of believers. You'll also get to hear from Hannah's mentor of 20 years- Noelle Beck! hannahnitz.com
31:19
April 01, 2020
You don't have to do anything.
God doesn’t need our help, he wants our relationship.  God doesn’t need our doing, he wants our desire. Do you believe that? What does it mean to quit "doing" and instead have a heart that just wants God? Hannah shares this paradigm shift and encourages you to stop doing so much. Say hello at hannahnitz.com!
36:40
March 26, 2020
The Coronavirus pep talk we all need.
It's everywhere. It's effecting you. It's possibly even filling you with questions about your faith, God's protection, and if you really trust. I asked my friend Laura Veale to join me, and she shares two simple words that have changed everything. I promise you'll walk away with the wisdom and challenge you need to handle these upcoming weeks of the coronavirus Follow up with Laura at hannahnitz.com/say-hello
31:46
March 23, 2020
The best thing in life isn’t going anywhere.
Everything is shut down and canceled- but the greatest freaking thing in life you can still access every day. Join Hannah as she talks about what “Eternal Life” actually means!
22:29
March 17, 2020
I changed how I read the Bible.
Do you interact with God as your Christian worldview? That's great, but do you stop there? For the past 10 years I've used the Bible more as a "truth manual" and less of a tool to build a relationship with God. My "quiet time" always seemed kinda boring- but a few small changes have lit up my life!
32:13
March 12, 2020
Giving up lots of stuff.
We discuss humility, giving up neutral things, the tension between the freedom of the gospel and surrender, and what it looks like to grow your desire for God. Oh, and the ending of the "Hannah Show". Follow Up Blog: Neutral Things Aren't Neutral 
36:41
March 02, 2020