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Comfē Spirit

By Michelle Turner
Be bold and build the dream God placed on your heart-one thought at a time.

Trust Jesus with your dream, so you can confidently step into the plans God has for you!

Each episode has journal prompts paired with scripture and a practical way to take action.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
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How Scripture can Help you with Worry

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How to Accept God's Gift of Forgiveness
JOURNAL PROMPTS INSPIRED BY SCRIPTURE: Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Take a few moments and quiet your mind. Close your eyes and take some deep, calming breaths. Then ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to where in your heart you are holding on to guilt. Then journal about the following things: How does it feel to be carrying the weight of that guilt? Journal about how you think it would feel to forgive yourself completely? Why do you think Jesus died on the cross for us? Write a prayer to Jesus, asking that he help you let go of your guilt and move forward. comfespirit.com
11:00
July 09, 2022
Waiting in Faith
JOURNAL PROMPTS INSPIRED BY SCRIPTURE: Psalm 27:14 NIV-Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word wait? Then journal about the feelings you uncovered. Journal about a moment that was worth the wait for you. Journal about what waiting in faith looks like for you. For additional perspective on waiting, read the following Scripture passages: Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV James 5:7-8 ESV 2 Peter 3:9 ESV Galatians 6:9 ESV 2 Peter 3:8 ESV comfespirit.com
08:22
May 14, 2022
How to Overcome Jealousy
God blesses us in many different ways, but sometimes we're too busy wishing we had something more that we miss out on the joy He wants us to have. This week's episode invites you to shift your worldly focus of scarcity to an abundant and loving God. Journal Prompts Paired with Scripture 2 Corinthians 9:8: And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Journal about a time that you felt an abundance of joy in your life. Journal about a time that you felt genuine happiness for something good that happened to somebody you knew in your life. Jot down the first five things that you can think of that bring you joy. Then write a prayer to Jesus, thanking him for those things. Additional Scripture on Jealousy This is not an exhaustive list of Bible Scripture on Jealousy, but if you're interested in digging into a few more passages, you can find them here. Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)-A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. James 3:16 (NIV)- For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:14-16 (NIV)- But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.  Luke 15:25-30 (NIV)-“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.  ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.  But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.  But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ Acts 13:42-45 (NIV)-As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath.  When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him. comfespirit.com
12:58
May 07, 2022
How to Love One Another Even During your Busiest Moments
Do you ever have trouble loving others as Jesus loved? Do you find it even more difficult to do when you are busy, rushed, or overwhelmed? Be encouraged by the way Jesus loves in even His busy moments. JOURNAL PROMPTS PAIRED WITH SCRIPTURE-  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.-John 15:12 Journal about a time that Jesus has shown His love for you. Journal about how you can show that same love to someone else in your life. Write a prayer thanking Jesus for sharing His love for you. SCRIPTURE MENTIONED IN EPISODE My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.-John 15:12 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.-Mark 5:33 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.  He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”  So Jesus went with him.-Mark 5:21-24 RESOURCE AND ADDITIONAL ARTICLE ON DEVELOPING A FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS Reading Scripture, so you know who Jesus is and what He wants for you. comfespirit.com
05:40
January 22, 2022
How to Rest in Joy Every Week
Think rest is all about quiet sleepy moments? Find out how to add joy and find the rest you crave. Try this next Sunday and every Sunday afterward. Journal Prompts Paired with Scripture Romans 15:13 (NIV) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Journal about the last thing you did that you felt true joy from? Journal about how you think you would feel if you spent the whole day spending time in worship and doing all your favorite things. How do you think your outlook on life could be changed by resting in Jesus and joy every Sunday? Weekly Activity Block out some time. Maybe that's half an hour, or perhaps it's just 10 minutes. Head to a cozy corner of your home with a cup of tea or coffee. Then shut your eyes and think about Jesus and what he's done for you this past week. Thank Him for being a presence in your life, and then ask Him how He can help you create rest in your day. Get 21 days closer to discovering the plans God has for you. Enjoy this free discovery journal, so you can stop guessing and start living the life God has planned for you. comfespirit.com
09:41
January 15, 2022
Free 21-Day Guided Spiritual Journal-Discover your Purpose in Life
Are you looking to find more meaning and purpose in your life? Find out how this free 21 day guided spiritual journal can focus your attention on the clues Jesus leaves for you. Scripture Mentioned in Episode John 15:13-Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jeremiah 29:13 -You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Psalm 119:105 -Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. James 1:22 -Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Romans 12:4-8- For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- RESOURCE AND ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ON DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE Tips on Scripture Memorization Experiencing God Forming a Friendship with Jesus Discover the Clues Jesus is Leaving for You Recording your WOW Moments
14:31
January 08, 2022
Discover your Purpose with the Clues Jesus is Leaving for you
Do you ever wish that Jesus would clarify something for you? Maybe that's about a big decision you need to make, or perhaps you're searching for your purpose in life. Find out how your "random" moments might be the clues Jesus is leaving for you.  Download the Free 21-day Spiritual Journal Here. JOURNAL PROMPTS Imagine casting your worries onto Jesus and then journal about the following: How does the thought of casting your worries on Jesus leave you feeling? What does giving your worries to Jesus look like in your family life, work-life, and friendships? Reflect and journal on what keeps you from seeking Jesus with your worries? Journal about what freedom can come to your life from handing over your burdens to Jesus. ACTIVITY TO FIND PEACE FROM YOUR WORRIES For this week's activity: What is a challenge you are currently facing? Is it a problem to do with your family? Something going on at work? Perhaps it's a character trait that you would like to work on; for me, that's patience:) Write it down on a post-it or a piece of paper. Then leave your note somewhere that you will see it during the week. Next, say a prayer, asking God to open your eyes and your heart to find peace and direction in that challenge. Whenever you come across that paper this week, say a quick prayer and ask him to open your eyes to ways He is helping you. Keep a journal of what you noticed throughout the week. I think you'll find where Jesus shined a light on ways to help solve your problem. SCRIPTURE MENTIONED IN EPISODE 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. -Proverbs 3:5-6 James 1:22 - but be doers of the word, not hearers only, deceiving yourself. Isaiah 58:13-14 "If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord's holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord... Matthew 11 28-30 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Resource and Additional Articles on Discovering your Purpose Forming a Friendship with Jesus Recording your WOW Moments from God. The times in your life that something so clearly happened because God was there for you. Reading Scripture so you know who Jesus is and what He wants for you. comfespirit.com
14:38
December 31, 2021
Tips to Memorize Scripture and Clarify your Purpose
How memorizing scripture can clarify your dream and encourage you when you want to give up that dream—plus practical tips to hide His word in your heart. JOURNAL PROMPTS Think of a challenge you're facing and journal about what makes it difficult. Journal about how you think God sees that problem. Find a Bible scripture that's based on what's challenging you. Then journal about how that Scripture makes you feel. Not sure of scripture for that challenge. Try this: Do a Google search. Type in scripture verse, and then put in whatever you are feeling from that challenge—for example, Scripture verses for when I feel scared. Use a Topical Index or Concordance. Topical indexes and concordances reference Scripture by topic. Check the table of contents in your Bible for these resources. ACTIVITY TO ENCOURAGE YOU Pick a scripture that gives you hope and encouragement. Then, grab some index cards to create flashcards. Next, write each verse on a different index card. Throughout the week, work on memorizing that Scripture. Then you will have forever hidden it in your heart. Now, where ever you are, if you start to feel discouraged or overwhelmed, you can find encouragement from Him. SCRIPTURE MENTIONED IN EPISODE James 1:22 - but be doers of the word, not hearers only, deceiving yourself. Isaiah 40:8, the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God endures forever. 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Psalm 119:114-You are my shelter and my shield. I put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:105. Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Resource and Additional Articles on Topics How to Build a Friendship with Jesus How Journaling Can Help you From Giving up on God's Plans for You comfespirit.com
14:54
December 22, 2021
How God and a Notebook Can WOW You
Coincidence or God? Find encouragement, comfort, and inspiration from writing down the moments God is working in your life. Journal Prompts: Journal about a time you witnessed something remarkable in your life Did you feel it happened because of God? Journal about why you did or didn't think that that moment happened because of God. Write a short prayer to God and ask him to open your eyes to see where he is working in your day. Then, at the end of the week, journal about what you saw. ACTIVITY TO REMIND YOU TO LOOK FOR JESUS IN YOUR DAY Find a rock from your yard. If you don’t have rocks in your yard, you can get them from a home improvement store, or even craft stores sell them. With a sharpie or a marker, write down a word on the rock that you associate with God. Maybe that’s peace, love, comfort, etc. If your marker doesn’t show up on the rock, you can write it on a piece of masking tape that can be placed on the bottom of the rock. Place the rock somewhere that you will pass by it every day. Let that rock be a reminder of God’s love for you. When you run across the rock, I hope you’ll remember that He is rooting for you and that you’ll know how much you are loved by him. Scripture Mentioned in Episode Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Joshua 4: 20-23 And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. Genesis 9:11-16 (NIV) I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Resource and Additional Articles on Topics How to Build a Friendship with Jesus (A Closer Look on Friendship with Jesus) comfespirit.com
12:53
December 18, 2021
Discover your Purpose by Starting a Friendship with Jesus
Do you have a dream in your life but don't know how to go after it? Do you wonder what God wants for you? Having a friendship with Jesus is the first step to discovering His plans for you. Find practical ways to start strengthening your friendship with Jesus.Journal Prompts Paired with Scripture John 15:13 (NIV)-Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Journal about what the word friend means to you. Journal about what type of friend Jesus can be in your life. Journal about what type of friend you can be to Jesus. Activity to Build Friendship with Jesus Go on a walk in your neighborhood or at a park.  While walking, have a conversation with Jesus. Thank him for all the things that come to mind while walking. Scripture Mentioned in Episode Ephesians 4:14 (NIV): Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. John 15:13 (NIV)-Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. James 1:22 (NIV): Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Resource and Additional Articles on Topics 21-Day Discovery Journal (Free Download) How to Build a Friendship with Jesus (A Closer Look on Friendship with Jesus) WOW Moments (What they are and How to Remember Them) What Themes are Happening in your Life (The Clues Jesus is Leaving for you) comfespirit.com -journaling through life to find God leading your way-
11:27
December 11, 2021
How to Find Rest that Lasts
Find out how to quiet your mind and find rest in your busiest seasons. Discover how your faith in God helps you find the true source of rest. Journal Prompts Paired with Scripture on Finding Rest Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. What do you think about when you hear the word rest? Journal about how you can find rest and comfort in Jesus this week. Journal about a challenge you are currently facing and how that leaves you feeling. Share your thoughts in prayer to Jesus. Journal about if you trust the Lord. Next think about if you do put your trust in God does your actions reflect that. Find out more about building a friendship with Jesus here. Build your dream with confidence at comfespirit.com
09:45
November 22, 2021
How Scripture can Help you with Worry
Have you ever felt worried or anxious about something? Did that worry take over your day? Your week? Your Year? Find ideas and Scripture to help you cope the next time you are worried. Journal Prompts, Paired with Scripture, on Worry Journal about what the word worry means to you. Next, journal about what worrying has cost you in the past. Has it robbed you of peace? Has it prevented you from doing something? This week, take some time and find some scripture passages that talk about worry. An easy way to do that is to just Google Bible verses on worry. I’ve included some passages at the very end to get you started. Pick a Scripture verse on Worry that speaks to you. Next, write that Scripture on a piece of paper or a post-it note. Lastly, place it somewhere you’ll see it throughout your week. It will be your reminder that God is always there by your side. Journal Prompts on Worry John 14:27 (NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV) Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. Psalm 55:22 (NIV) Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" You can find even more benefits of Scripture here. comfespirit.com
05:44
November 13, 2021
3 Ways to Overcome Discouragement While Building Your Dream
Find out how your faith in God and these three things can keep you going when you feel like giving up on your dream. Jeremiah 29:13-You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Journal about a WOW Moment you've had-A time that it was obviously happening because God was at work in your life. Journal about how you feel, knowing God is working with you. Write a prayer of thanks to God for walking beside you as you build your dream. Find out More about WOW moments here. Build your dream with confidence at comfespirit.com
10:28
November 01, 2021
How to Discover God's Plan for you
Are you not sure what the next chapter of your life looks like? Has your passion faded in your current job? Would you like to make a bigger impact? Are you curious about what God's plans are for you? If any of that sounds familiar, check out the latest episode of the Comfē Spirit podcast. JOURNAL PROMPTS, PAIRED WITH SCRIPTURE, TO FIGURE OUT GOD'S PLANS FOR YOU: Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future... Journal about what you think Jesus wants for his people. Do you believe that he wants this for you? Knowing that Jesus loves you, what does that encourage you to do? Do you trust God with your dreams? Is there anything that holds you back from fully believing in him? Learn More on Building a Powerful Relationship with Jesus here. Not quite sure what your dream is? Head over to Comfē Spirit and download the free 21-Day Discovery Journal. So you can stop guessing and start discovering the plans God has for you. comfespirit.com
17:26
October 18, 2021
How God and Community Can Help you Pursue your Dream
Are you pursuing a passion, praying for a new opportunity, doubting your dream is possible?  I've been there. Stuck in fear and self-doubt, but if you start by inviting Jesus into your hopes and dreams, you have every reason to believe it is possible. Find out how the people God has placed on your path might play a special role in accomplishing that dream God's placed on your heart. Romans 12:5- so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Journal Prompts: How do you feel when you help someone you love? How do you feel at the thought of asking somebody else for help? What do you think is holding you back from asking others for help? Who in your life makes it easy to ask for help. Why do you think that is?  Not quite sure what your dream is? Head over to Comfē Spirit and download the free 21-Day Discovery Journal. So you can stop guessing and start discovering the plans God has for you. comfespirit.com
13:54
October 09, 2021