Posture

Posture

By Lindsay van Zyl
A short, audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything and embolden you to take a daily posture of perfect peace.
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103. You Have What It Takes to Live Unafraid
Accusation, intimidation, and manipulation are trying to masquerade themselves right now as discernment, wisdom, and righteous activity. It's a lie. It's a lie. It's a lie. It's never wise to live in fear. You have what it takes to live completely unafraid. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:06
August 7, 2020
102. God of All Comfort
2020 has been an uncomfortable year. But it has not been a year without comfort. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:45
August 5, 2020
101. Doing Things Differently
Hello Season 3! We're doing things a little differently. Posture is never going to be a monument to my hustle. Posture will always be produced in peace. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:04
August 3, 2020
100. The Joy of Relational Learning
Your transformation into the image of God is His passion and His absolute delight. So the question is: Is your process of development as delightful for you as it is for God? Join our next challenge: https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/theway-register
06:57
July 17, 2020
99. It's Actually OK to Be Naive
OK, so today I’m sharing a clip from a real life mentoring moment. Every month, my friend and mentor, Graham Cooke, and I lead online challenges on Facebook (it’s like a 3 day live study on topics we love exploring and sharing). Back in May, during one of our challenges, I said something that Graham had to correct. There is so much fear and intimidation floating around right now in our world, and there’s this stinging accusation that those who are not fearful are just being naive. I shared with Graham how living in our Kingdom reality instead of the world’s reality didn’t mean we were being naive. And this was Graham’s response... Join our next challenge: challenge.grahamcooke.com/theway
05:55
July 16, 2020
98. Put Joy in Its Proper Place
Many times I have said, "I will be glad when this is over!" But, I've read John 15 with fresh eyes and I realized that I don't have to wait until the end of a task, day, circumstance or season to have joy. Joy isn't a finish line, it's your starting point! —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:39
July 15, 2020
97. How to ‘Rejoice Always’ (When You Don’t Always Want to Rejoice)
My excuses for not "rejoicing always" haven’t just been circumstantial. I used to let my natural personality dictate my worship by saying things like, “Oh, I’m an introvert,” or “I’m not really an emotional person." But, worship is designed to take you out of this natural world and make you fully aware of your Kingdom reality. Do you come to God guarded? Do you struggle to rejoice? Maybe like me, you have also tried to excuse yourself out of fully engaging in worship by telling God, “This is not how you made me." The Lord says, “In worship, I’m making you like Me.” —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:41
July 14, 2020
96. There’s No Toxic Positivity in the Kingdom
There’s no such thing as "toxic positivity" in the Kingdom of God, there is only the joy of the Lord. And it’s a joy that strengthens us, not poisons us. [The correct scripture reference mentioned at 5:03 is 2 Corinthians 1:20] —  Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:48
July 13, 2020
95. This is Real Breakthrough
I used to think rescue was breakthrough. I used to think rescue and relief would be the things to transform me, instead of relying on the transformative relationship I have with God. And through the lens of these wrong beliefs, I viewed the Secret Place as merely a place of escape. Living by those wrong beliefs made me powerless and ineffective in the world because I was always living for a way out. But Jesus didn’t die to just rescue us over and over again, and He didn’t die for us to live a life here on earth from which we would want constant escape. He died to give us a life of His lasting victory. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:35
July 10, 2020
94. Keep First Love First
We live in a world that believes the self-achievement of performance is the real source of power. That's why "self-empowerment" is such a popular topic. But we are people of the Kingdom who know the truth and it has set us free! The truth is intimacy with God is the real source of power. Good news! You are not powerless. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:15
July 9, 2020
93. The Power of Being Delighted
We stay in the Secret Place through a lifestyle of total delight, wonder and astonishment in God. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L  Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast  Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:12
July 8, 2020
92. How to Dwell in the Secret Place
Dwelling, remaining, abiding...it's not a mystery, it's a relationship. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:28
July 7, 2020
91. Living Where God Lives
The Secret Place is not a place of escape from your problems. It is not a place to go cower while the world goes off the deep end.  The Secret Place is a place where you engage with the empowering presence of God in you and discover earth-shaking, life-changing possibilities and solutions. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:10
July 6, 2020
90. Don't Fret
Jesus got things done. But He never hustled. Jesus’s pace was always this, “I only do what I see my Father doing.” Jesus’s pace sometimes disappointed people. Often, it confused people. But He never changed His pace. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:55
July 3, 2020
89. Let Patience Do Its Job
“Oh, the Lord must be teaching me patience.” I've said that many times before in an attempt to absorb frustration. Let me tell you from experience what happens with you absorb frustration — eventually you explode with frustration. That's not how patience works. Here’s the thing, when we give the power of definition over to the world, it distorts and diminishes the truth in our hearts and minds. I'm renewing my mind about patience these days. I'm thinking differently, and practicing patience as someone who is in this world, but not of it. You and I are not running out of patience, because it's not a limited resource, it's the endless nature of God. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:31
July 2, 2020
88. God is Patient with You
God is not limited in His patience, He is relentless in it. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:16
July 1, 2020
87. Feed on Faithfulness
As humans, we're very good at remembering our pasts. Past pains, hurts, disappointments, regrets, and sins...not just ours, but past sins of others as well. We often choose to feed on our faithlessness instead on God's faithfulness. This only keeps past failures present in our hearts and minds, and guarantees future bondage and brokenness because we’re taking it with us into each new day. But what would happen if we fed only on God's faithfulness? — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:01
June 30, 2020
86. Faithfulness Means Faithfulness
Everything God is, He is relentlessly. God is ALWAYS going to be love. ALWAYS gentle. ALWAYS patient. ALWAYS kind. He is consistent, constant, unceasing, firm in His promise, and can be trusted at all times. He has not dropped His kindness all the sudden just because of how the world is acting. He has not forfeited His peace just because the circumstances have gotten chaotic. He has not disregarded His goodness towards you, just because people have not been good...or you have not been good. We can be at rest, knowing that it’s HIS faithfulness that is meant to be our focus… not our own...not another person’s. —  Mentioned in this episode: Episode 14, "Empowered by Patience" Episodes 56-60, Joy and Peace —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:10
June 29, 2020
85. How to Be Led by Peace Not Pressure
I used to think of self-control as an "unexciting" fruit of the a Spirit. But I have discovered it isn't merely a discipline, it is an absolute delight!  With self-control we can always be led by peace not pressure. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:35
June 26, 2020
84. The Greatness of Gentleness
We don’t often think of gentleness and greatness together, but God does. It's His reality. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:05
June 25, 2020
83. You Can Expect Gentleness from God
Did you know God is relentlessly gentle with you? We don’t change God, He changes us. Our behavior, good or bad, never makes Him act outside of Himself. Let's stop trying to talk God into our reality and allow Him to talk us into His reality. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:26
June 24, 2020
82. Raise Your Expectations
What are you expecting from God today? Who do you anticipate Him being to you, for you and through you? Who do you anticipate Him being for other people in your life or on your screen? We all should be carrying a greater expectation of who God is for us than who the enemy can be against us. This doesn't make us blind to the issues in the world, it makes us a solution for them. —  Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:44
June 23, 2020
81. Keep In Step With the Spirit
We often preach, teach, and think about the devastating effects the works of the flesh has on us and our world. But have you ever considered the effects the fruit of the Spirit has on our real enemy, satan? Did you know you can exhaust him with your love for people? You can depress him with your joy. You can intimidate him with your intimacy with God. You can paralyze him with compassion. Everything the enemy seeks to bring against us can be turned around by moving in the opposite spirit. When we move in God's nature, we put satan in his proper place - under our feet. This is true Kingdom vengeance. -- LIVE FB CHALLENGE with Graham Cooke is happening this week! Register here: https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/secret-register -- Mentioned in this episode: Episode 78, "Love Overcomes All Opposition" -- Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:47
June 22, 2020
80. Kindness (not judgment) is the Catalyst for Repentance
The call to repentance is a delightful one. It's not about demanding an apology, it's an invitation to be transformed! Romans 2:4 tells us that it is God’s kindness that leads us to repentance. Paul warns in Romans 2:4 to not despise the riches of God's kindness, His goodness. When we are overwhelmed by the goodness of God towards us, we become a strong force of goodness in the world around us. We become His glory on display. -- Stay connected to Posture:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:26
June 19, 2020
79. You Should Be Overwhelmed
Did you realize that every day you should be overwhelmed? In this episode, I'm sharing about an encounter that Moses had with God's goodness that has me completely overwhelmed. God is no longer just visiting us, He is living in us! We get to encounter His glory every day in every circumstance. -- Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:55
June 18, 2020
78. Love Overcomes All Opposition
Love Himself empowers us to love with a love like no other. This is a love the world does not know and it cannot create.  Opposition often causes human love to retreat. But Love Himself rises in opposition. Nothing is wasted in the Kingdom. Not even enemies. -- Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:38
June 17, 2020
77. A Love Like No Other
The love we experience here on earth is based on approval and agreement. When there is disapproval or disagreement, love is often withdrawn. You’re unfollowed, muted, ghosted, abandoned, replaced. But not with God. He is a Love like no other. --  Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:45
June 16, 2020
76. Your Identity in Christ is Exactly What This World Needs
Kicking off Season 2 with GOOD NEWS!! If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, the empowering presence of Love Himself lives IN you. This means... When you walk into any situation, Love also enters. When someone rises against you, Love rises in you. When all seems lost, Love remains. This is the true you. Jesus reigns and His plans forever remain. satan has already lost. It’s time we live like it! -- Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
11:07
June 15, 2020
75. Jesus Deserves You to Be Blessed
I saved my favorite clip from my recent conversation with Graham Cooke for this final episode of Season 1 because it captures the heartbeat of Posture. 15 weeks ago, I dove heart first into creating a daily podcast called "Posture" because I had a vision for our future that I couldn't shake. I saw our generation (not a specific age group, but all of us living and breathing for such a time as this) breaking off the chokehold of powerlessness as we pulled back from perfectionism and performance and took a posture of perfect peace. Do you see it, too? Jesus deserves it. He deserves to get what He paid for you to have. And He will get it. I know He will. Because His people are rising all over the world and displaying His splendor. As you rise and shine in your own sphere of influence, Posture will be here reminding you of the fullness of Jesus's wholeness in you. I'm cheering you on! I'm so thankful for you! What does the end of Season 1 mean? Just that I'll be taking a short break from posting daily episodes over the next 2 weeks. Season 2 will premiere on Monday, June 15th. Get ready! - Linds - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:23
May 29, 2020
74. The Antidote to Intimidation
“Intimidation is a cheap budget item in hell.” - Graham Cooke Intimacy, not intimidation, is your inheritance in Jesus. In this episode, Graham shares why you should be delighted, never intimidated, when opposition shows up. - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:53
May 28, 2020
73. How to Stop Living with Regret
Regret often keeps us stuck in failure mode and thinking like a “dead person.” In this episode, Graham Cooke shares what new mercy means for our past mistakes. - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:13
May 27, 2020
72. Your Demise is Not on God’s Agenda
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness…” [Colossians 2:9-10] We start from fullness, we are not moving towards it. I’ll never not be ASTONISHED by this truth. In this episode, Graham Cooke and I discuss what it looks like to live in the truth that God has given us everything up front and is now teaching us how to use it. - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
10:59
May 26, 2020
71. There’s Nothing Wrong with You
"When God looks at you He doesn't see anything wrong with you, He only sees what's missing and He’s totally committed to giving you that missing piece." - Graham Cooke - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:46
May 25, 2020
70. Receiving Love
God is love. And He never leaves us. This love is here to stay because He is here to stay. Receiving this radical love is the starting point of living an empowered life. - Mentioned in this episode: Episode 43 - “You Are Empowered By Presence” - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:41
May 22, 2020
69. The Life That Love Launches You Into
There is only one you -- the you who is alive to God and dead to sin. Jesus did this. He didn’t just die for you, He died AS you. There is nothing we can do to finish His finished work. We’re not working to earn God’s love or approval because we already have it all through the work of Jesus. So if Jesus did all the work, what is our work supposed to be? - It’s not too late! Graham Cooke and I are hosting a 3-Day Live Challenge this week on Facebook and we would love for you to join us! https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/ - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:35
May 21, 2020
68. God Has No Doubts About You
There is nothing that God asks us to believe about ourselves that He doesn’t already believe. He has no doubts about you. He has no doubt about the finished work of Jesus. We may be struggling to believe we are one with God, but God is not struggling to be one with us. - TODAY Graham Cooke and I are kicking off a 3-Day Live Challenge on Facebook and we would love for you to join us! https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/ - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:30
May 20, 2020
67. God is Permanently Passionate About You
"For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations." [Psalm 100:5] Did you catch that? Endures. Forever. Continues. Through all generations. God is permanently passionate about you. - THIS WEDNESDAY Graham Cooke and I are kicking off a 3-Day Live Challenge on Facebook and we would love for you to join us! https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/ - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:16
May 19, 2020
66. Completely Believe that You Are Completely Loved
At the root of every anxiety is an accusation -- “You are not completely loved by God.” For years, I struggled to completely believe that I was completely loved. I strived for more love from God by trying to be more and do more. When you believe you are completely loved, you live differently. You live powerfully, because you’re no longer in contention with the Truth. - Mentioned in this episode: Episodes 41-43 - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:40
May 18, 2020
65. How to Be Your Authentic Self
Jesus had a brilliant conversation with the Pharisees in John 8 that gives us all the permission we need to be our authentic selves. The problem is that many of us don’t know who we are. Often the brokenness we face seems more authentic to us than the wholeness God promised us. For years, I was quick to identify with my ever-changing issues, but slow to identify with what my never-changing God calls me. In this episode I share a conversation I had with God that changed everything and set me free to be me. [Access the PDF mentioned in this episode at https://lindsayvanzyl.com/s/Who-I-Am.pdf] - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:39
May 15, 2020
64. Bringing the Wholeness of Heaven to This Broken World
This episode is a bit raw, but after attempting to re-record it several times, I realized my tears represented the very truth of the message. Even in loss and grief, we have the victory banner Jesus gave us to wave in the enemy’s face. I’m waving that victory banner high today. I’ve had a strong prompting to remind you every day this week that you are a restorer. You and I have been empowered by Jesus to bring the wholeness of heaven to a broken world. It’s not all up to you, it’s who He is in you. Today is not a test to see how thinly you can spread yourself to solve all the world’s problems. Today is an invitation to exchange all you think you lack for the fullness of Jesus. [*Reference correction at 2:54 - 1 John 4:17] - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:22
May 14, 2020
63. How to Not Fall Apart When People Oppose You
Opposition from other people used to be devastating for me. I wanted to get along with everyone! I wanted to be liked by everyone. I used to confuse people’s approval with God’s approval. That is a horrible way to live. You will never do anything significant if your goal in life is to get unanimous approval. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:18
May 13, 2020
62. This is Who You Are
You need to hear this.... I need to hear this… We all need to hear this... Don’t allow the insanity of brokenness to steal your awareness of God’s empowering presence within you. There is a strength inside of you Who is unmatched in this world. Stay aware of Him. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:14
May 12, 2020
61. You Have the Heart of a Restorer
“Your people will rebuild long-deserted ruins, building anew on foundations laid long before you. You will be known as Repairers of the Cities and Restorers of Communities.” [Isaiah 58:12] There is a reason loss and injustice affect us so deeply. We are moved not just by our own pain, but often by the painful experiences of others. It’s because we have experienced a better word, a better way -- The Word and The Way named Jesus Christ. Your life is now concealed in Him [Colossians 3:3]. Though your enemy, satan, can’t take you out of Christ, he can convince you that your position in Christ makes no difference to the world around you. Oh, but it does! _ Did you know you can subscribe to Posture on YouTube? Subscribe now: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:32
May 11, 2020
60. What satan Wants You to Believe About Joy
In times of stress, uncertainty, pain...I have said so many times, “I will be glad when this is over.” But why delay the very thing that strengthens you? - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:48
May 8, 2020
59. Let Joy Take Up Space in Your Life
The fullness of joy takes up space in our hearts and minds. It expands our capacity as it expands within us. Your enemy knows this. Which is why our joy, much like our peace, is often under attack. satan can’t actually touch our joy because he can’t empty any fullness of Christ -- he can’t undo the work of Jesus. Instead, he tries to diminish the power of joy in our eyes, so that we don’t see it for what it actually is -- a powerful force that strengthens us. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:51
May 7, 2020
58. Full Joy in Fragmented Circumstances
I’m so captivated by the promise and possibility of FULL joy because often my joy has felt fragmented, like it’s pieced together by good things happening but so often disrupted by negativity. Something that used to disrupt my joy and my peace the most was relational conflict. If I wasn’t at peace with people, I felt like I couldn’t be at peace at all. In today’s episode I share a testimony of joy and peace rising in me not from resolution of the conflict but from a revelation of who God is for us in the midst of our conflicts. If you have a testimony of joy or peace rising up in you, please share in the comments! - Mentioned in this episode: Episode 1 - “Jesus Isn’t Broken” Episode 57 - “I Had the Opposite of a Panic Attack” - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:29
May 6, 2020
57. I Had the Opposite of a Panic Attack
We have all the permission in the world right now to give in to panic and anxiety. But we also have the backing of heaven to live in the fullness of Christ — His joy, His peace, His hope. In today’s episode I share a testimony of experiencing the process and promise of Philippians 4. You are always living from Jesus’s fullness, not for it. You can’t earn, you can’t strive for it, you can only receive it by walking in it today. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:26
May 5, 2020
56. The Partnership of Peace and Joy
Joy and peace partner together in raising our expectation of God’s goodness in our lives and developing a deeper trust in Him. I used to feel guilty for experiencing and expressing joy in the midst of difficulty because somberness like the “responsible response” --  the response of someone who had control of the situation. But now I know that when I experience joy, even in the midst of hard circumstances, I am reflecting the One who is actually in control. - Mentioned in this episode: Episode 54 - “The Fruit that is Grown in the Soil of Difficulty” Episode 39 - “Grieving with God” - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:09
May 4, 2020
55. Live Like An Influencer
Influencer isn’t a dirty word :-) It’s more than a title, it’s the mandate of every believer. However, the vision God has for His Kingdom advancing through His people on earth is going to take more than a high follower count or robust platform, it's going to take the fullness of Christ -- which you have already been given. In this episode Graham and I talk about how you can be the difference maker in any situation. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
10:45
May 1, 2020
54. The Fruit that is Grown in the Soil of Difficulty
God is always focused on bringing you into a fuller experience of Him. The fruit of the Spirit -- joy, gentleness, peace, kindness (just to name a few) -- reveal to us the nature of God. God is not telling you to be gentle. God is telling you, “I am gentle.” And as we experience His nature, we become transformed by it. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:30
April 30, 2020
53. How to Never Worry Again
Years ago when I was in the middle of my battle with anxiety and panic, one of my spiritual mentors, Graham, said something to me that, at the time, totally irritated me. But now I know his declaration was actually irritating my unbelief. In this episode Graham and I talk about the testimony that planted a seed of possibility in me that led to my total victory over anxiety. Join the Three + Me 5 Day Challenge: https://lindsayvanzyl.com/three-plus-me  - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:32
April 29, 2020
52. The Real Challenge in a Crisis (Ft. Graham Cooke)
While “challenge” typically carries a negative definition in the world, people of God’s Kingdom can consider challenges much differently. In this episode I share a clip from a recent conversation I had with Graham Cooke in the Three+Me Challenge. Join the Three + Me 5 Day Challenge: https://lindsayvanzyl.com/three-plus-me  - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:11
April 28, 2020
51. Here’s Why You’re Not Alone (even in quarantine)
Christ is in us. This truth is our starting point in every situation we will ever face. We are not striving to get through the struggle so then we can have Christ. We have Christ to get us through the struggle. The lie of isolation isolates us from the truth. This is why the self-empowerment movement is so popular -- too many of us are out there believing we have been left alone, therefore, we have to be our own hero. God challenged me on my own unbelief, “Lindsay, why do you believe you have a Savior for your eternity but you struggle to believe you have Savior for the suffering you’re facing today? Join the Three + Me 5 Day Challenge with Graham Cooke: https://lindsayvanzyl.com/three-plus-me
07:40
April 27, 2020
50. A Prayer for You
Today, as a marker of Posture’s 50th episode, I wanted to give you the gift of a crafted prayer. I spent some time this week with our divine prayer team tuning in to their hearts for you and hearing what they are praying over this Posture community. This prayer is for you. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:20
April 24, 2020
49. When God is Silent
I used to think that when God was silent it meant He wasn’t present or that I wasn’t spiritual enough to hear what He was saying. But now I know the silence is an invitation to step from all the noise, chaos, and confusion coming from whatever situation I’m needing to pray about and enter into my secret place with my divine prayer team -- Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I now anticipate the silence. It’s not a point of dread or frustration for me anymore because I now know His Presence is just as transformative as His voice. Get “Crafted Prayer” by Graham Cooke mentioned in this episode: https://www.brilliantbookhouse.com/products/crafted-prayer - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:14
April 23, 2020
48. Praying Prayers that Get Answered
True confession: I’ve found myself in this season starting to feel weighed down by all the prayer requests coming at me. I realized it was because all my prayers were a reaction to the problems being presented to me instead of a response to the Answer who is already present. You and I have a divine prayer team -- Jesus and the Holy Spirit --  who are praying for us and with us. With this truth planted in my heart, my devotional life has shifted from just praying for an answer to praying with the Answer. Get “Crafted Prayer” by Graham Cooke mentioned in this episode here: https://www.brilliantbookhouse.com/products/crafted-prayer - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:32
April 22, 2020
47. You Can Always Expect God's Goodness
Even though we have never experienced anything like this global pandemic before, we serve a God who goes before us. In an unprecedented time there’s an opportunity to experience God in an unprecedented way. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:57
April 21, 2020
46. What to Expect from Jesus During Lockdown
...the doors were locked where the disciples were because of their fear… [John 20:19] In this episode I’m sharing a moment in our history that I come back to often -- especially on days when my expectations have been blown and I’m tempted to stop expecting God’s goodness in my life. Jesus comes straight through the doors that fear locks, He gives us His peace, shows off the impossible made possible, commissions us with a victorious life, and breathes His very Spirit into us. The disciples wanted rescue, but Jesus was offering something far better -- a resurrected life and residence in Him. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:24
April 20, 2020
45. Jesus Prayed This For You
The enemy wants us to live fully condemned but God wants us to live fully convinced of this one thing... - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:26
April 17, 2020
44. All that Jesus Is, so Are We in This World
Jesus does not change and Jesus isn’t changing His mind about you. 1 John 4:17 says all that Jesus is, so are we in this world. We have been given His righteousness, His peace, His power, His victory, His Spirit and all of His characteristics. We also can be as unchanging as Him --  not tossed around by circumstances, suffering, other people’s opinions, or sin. We can always be at peace and at rest like Jesus. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:18
April 16, 2020
43. You Are Empowered by Presence
1 John 2 tells us it’s not the full truth to just talk about the truth — we can and should actually live it. Every requirement of the old covenant was met through Jesus’s death, and through Jesus’s resurrection we received His empowering Presence to live in His fullness. That means that every command and promise we come across in scripture should not cause us dread of missing the mark, but be seen as an invitation for upgrade. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:02
April 15, 2020
42. Stop Thinking Like a Dead Person
Do you believe what God believes about you? God isn’t dealing with your sin anymore because Jesus already completely dealt with it through the cross. Instead, God is focused on leading the new you into the fullness of all you inherited in Christ. So, why does it sometimes feel like you are still struggling with our old sinful self? Because sin is a memory. It’s a habit you developed when you were lost and without hope. But now that you are dead to sin and alive in Christ, it’s time to unlearn what your old nature taught you and make new memories as the new you. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:52
April 14, 2020
41. Good News! You Also Died.
The Bible says Christ died and was resurrected -- and you also died. Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. Think about the implications of this truth! - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:32
April 13, 2020
40. Catch Eyes with God
Have you ever known someone so well that when they catch your eye you know exactly what they are thinking or trying to communicate to you with no words? What if we could have that same level of closeness with God? - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
03:47
April 10, 2020
39. Grieving with God
We don’t have to face pain like the world does, but we still need to face it. I used to ignore pain and refuse to grieve because I believed it lacked faith. I also believed that if I acknowledged pain, I would get stuck in it forever. But the Holy Spirit led me to Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” I realized that it actually lacks faith to ignore pain because it implies that what I really believe is that God can’t heal me from it. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:57
April 9, 2020
38. When Rituals Replace Relationship
We know from Isaiah 26:3 that the promise of perfect peace (which we all need right now) rests on trust in God. But you can’t trust someone you don’t know. With my routine violated by this pandemic, I made a shocking discovery -- I had been trusting in my rituals to be the things that transform me instead of God’s very presence. The rituals may have helped me get to know more about God, but in His presence I get to know Him more. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:07
April 8, 2020
37. A Creative Way God Speaks to Us
I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all formula for building a friendship with God because we’re all unique individuals (He made us that way). I believe He connects in unique ways with each of us, and often it’s never through just one way but many ways that God reveals more of Himself to us. In this episode I share a creative way God speaks to us. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:06
April 7, 2020
36. Deep Friendship with God
We don’t expect our human relationships to flourish through only head knowledge — only knowing about each other — so why would we expect our relationship with God to flourish like that? I used to only seek to know more about God as if He were a divine specimen to be studied instead of seeking to know God more as a true friend. In the midst of so much unknown right now, we can have perfect peace in knowing His nature, hearing His voice, and experiencing His presence. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:49
April 6, 2020
35. COVID-19 was Nailed to the Cross
Every plan the enemy set up to take you out was nailed to the cross with Jesus. Jesus rose again, the power of sin did not. Whenever tragedy strikes, accusations tend to arise saying it’s God’s judgement on us. But that belief actually implies something horrendous about Jesus -- that He wasn’t enough. There is nothing you can do to chip away or add to the finished work Jesus did through the cross. Our Christian lives are not about striving to quench God’s wrath, but being receptive of the love He has freely given to us. Jesus’s resurrection is your resurrection too. Leave your anxiety nailed to the cross and take on His total victory today. [Send an email to posturepodcast@gmail.com for free resources mentioned in this episode] - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:59
April 3, 2020
34. COVID-19 is Running Hell Dry
It’s very expensive for satan when he messes with us. According to Romans 5, the more he tries to take us out the stronger we get. This is why Romans 5 invites us to actually rejoice in the midst of our suffering, because we know it produces strength within us, and that strength only proves our identity, and that proven identity leads us to hope -- a hope that does not put us to shame. But our enemy is put to shame by our hope. I believe that our faith-filled response to this pandemic is running hell dry. The people of God are only strengthening while our enemy is being depleted. Imagine what the world is going to be like on the other side of this pandemic with a depleted enemy and a strong, proven, hope-filled Kingdom people. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:38
April 2, 2020
33. This is a Season of Transformation
Whether it’s good change or bad change -- all change is hard because it takes away what is familiar to us. This time last year my husband and I were in a season of rapid change -- some good changes and some of it was just absolutely terrible. In the midst of a lot of unknown circumstances, we decided to rebrand our “season of transition” to align with what we did know about our God. We were totally transformed. Some of the things that were our biggest dread last year actually propelled us into our greatest dreams. That’s the kind of God we serve. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:37
April 1, 2020
32. The Good News About Suffering
Have difficult seasons made it difficult for you to fully embrace the promises of God? I used to think that God’s word was hard to understand and believe. But now I realize that those thoughts were not my thoughts because 1 Corinthians 2:16 says I have the mind of Christ, and Jesus would never think that way about His own promises. The rich abundance of God’s promises doesn’t offend me, it offends the lack in my life. What if the doubt...the confusion...the distance you’re feeling towards God’s promises is actually just suffering trying desperately to survive? The good news is that trials and suffering, though they deplete the world, actually produce abundance in the people of God. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:09
March 31, 2020
31. You Have a Shield
King David wrote during a very unstable time in his life, “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” [Psalm 3:3] We don’t have to wait for circumstances to change in order to be at peace, to have joy, or to be comforted. When the details surrounding our lives seem to be spinning completely out of our control, we still have a mighty God surrounding us like a shield. Today, who or what will lift your head? What will you allow to grab your attention... to have your focus...to gain your trust? - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:50
March 30, 2020
30. Minister to Peace
Doesn’t it minister to you when you become the resting place for someone you love? I believe it’s the same with our Prince of Peace. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:07
March 27, 2020
29. You Have a Glorious Future
The sons of Korah wrote, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way…” [Psalm 46:1-2] For the sons of Korah this wasn’t a poetic description, it was a literal declaration based on their heritage. These people of praise did not hold in reverence the trauma of their past because they were fully captivated by their Refuge. They knew that even if the events of their past happened again, they had a very present help and a glorious future. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:58
March 26, 2020
28. A Place satan Can’t Survive
Well, you’ll never look at tent peg the same way again after you hear about this victorious battle in Judges 4. The enemy of God’s people showed up to Jael’s home thinking he would find agreement, but instead he met his destruction. Today, let’s set an atmosphere in our homes where our enemy cannot survive. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:40
March 25, 2020
27. Make Thanksgiving Your Battle Cry
What if our battle cry was a victory song? Today we’re refining our focus by reminiscing on another past battle of breakthrough when God led His people in victory. He’ll do it again. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:12
March 24, 2020
26. How to Stay Strong in Crisis
“And David was greatly distressed...But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” [1 Samuel 30:6] Maybe “staying strong” in the midst of a crisis isn’t always humanly possible, but it is always supernaturally possible. How did David strengthen himself in the Lord? Through the Psalms we get great insight into how David engaged with the Lord. - You can also watch episodes of Posture... Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:16
March 23, 2020
25. Partnering with Promise
This episode is for my fellow warriors. If you've got some fight in you (even a smidge) and you're feeling stirred by what is happening in our world right now, this is for you. Caleb never denied the details of the bad report the 10 other spies brought to the people of God. Yes, there were giants that posed a threat, but Caleb reported, “We are well able to overcome it.” [Numbers 13] He partnered with the promise not the problems. You and I have been born for such a time as this. As Kingdom people we are empowered to possess the promises God has given our generation -- no matter the giants in our land. We are well able to demolish anything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God  (including viruses, fear, and panic). - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:43
March 20, 2020
24. Peace is Possible in Crisis
If you are afraid, I want you to know that there is abundant love and grace for you to rest in today. In your most vulnerable state, the Lord promises to be near to you [Psalm 34]. The Lord does not come close to reprimand you for your fears, He comes close to rescue you from them. Perfect love casts out fear [1 John 4:18]. I have been most afraid when I have believed I was most unloved. Too often I have allowed fear to question God’s love for me, instead of letting God’s love for me put my fears into question. You don’t become less afraid by denying that you have problems. You become unafraid when you become fully convinced those problems won’t have you. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
09:57
March 19, 2020
23. Activating Kingdom Possibilities
"Fear is faith pointed in the wrong direction.” This week we have been practicing possibility. In an unpredictable world, practicing possibility can be perverted into fixating on worst case scenarios. Years ago when I was in the chokehold of anxiety, I anchored myself to God’s Word by pointing every fear in the direction of truth. At first, it didn’t feel like it was making any difference, but Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is alive and active…” Don’t buy the lie that reading, speaking, and sharing scripture is trite or inconsequential. God’s word in our mouths activates life and light in a world threatening to go dark. [[Book mentioned: “Living from the Unseen” by Wendy Backlund]] - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:38
March 18, 2020
22. Practicing Possibility Pt. 2
It’s time to shift some atmospheres. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:13
March 17, 2020
21. Practicing Possibility Pt. 1
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you. [Romans 8:11] God is eager to partner with you in taking ground, and often it’s the ground right beneath your feet. Today we’re going to practice possibility together by asking this question: If God is in me, and I am *here,* then God is *here*. If God is *here*, what is possible? - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:36
March 16, 2020
20. Choosing Trust Over Triggers
I felt prompted to scrap my original plan for this episode and instead share with you something I am currently walking with the Lord in overcoming. Travel has become a trigger for me because of some painful memories. Anxiety stole my enjoyment of travel and my heart for adventure. I brought this to the Lord recently because I have travel coming up and I heard Him say, “Linds, you decide what triggers you.” As Kingdom people you and I have the authority to decide who or what we will be moved by. Maybe travel isn't your trigger. Are you triggered by a certain person, place, or thing? Today, instead of leaning into the anxiety, anger, frustration or despair, lean on the Lord. He is more worthy of your trust than any trigger. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:21
March 13, 2020
19. God Calls You “Mine”
Has it ever occurred to you that God takes it personally when satan attacks you? After all, don’t you take it personally when someone you loved is attacked? We are often even moved by compassion to help alleviate the suffering of people we don’t know through fundraisers, disaster relief, and community service. You and I are not more compassionate than God. In Isaiah 43 God calls Himself your Redeemer and He calls you, “Mine.” You can expect Him to redeem every circumstance you face. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:08
March 12, 2020
18. We Were Promised Peace Not Ease
Jesus didn’t promise us a life of ease, but He did promise us a life of peace and victory. I have most definitely prayed this prayer (recently), “God, if You’re good, why is my life so hard?” I had gotten stuck expecting ease in my life to prove to me God’s goodness instead of His goodness being proven by His perfect peace in my life. I’d rather have peace. Chasing after ease will only strip us of our courage, the joy of adventure, and any desire to live big lives. But peace, especially in difficulty, emboldens us to fully embrace the abundant life Jesus promised. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:32
March 11, 2020
17. Seeking Safety
Disappointment should never be ignored, it should always be confronted with the truth of God’s word. Often the disappointments of life make us feel unsafe. In this episode I share a story about when I realized I was seeking safety from my home instead of from Safety Himself. It’s actually difficult to notice such a deviation in times of comfort. But it usually becomes very apparent during seasons of waiting and delay, or times of lack and suffering. The good news is that you and I always have a Safe Place. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:47
March 10, 2020
16. Grieving "Normal"
A lot of my prayers to God used to center around just wanting my life to be “normal.” I mistakenly thought that a fulfilling life was one where everything was normal by worldly standards. But as Kingdom people you and I have been given a divine privilege to redefine and redeem “normal.” What is normal to the world is actually backwards in the Kingdom. For many years, I was caught up in grieving the “normal” my life was lacking while all along Jesus was offering me a life overflowing with His fullness -- a life that was so much more than I could ever ask for. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:05
March 9, 2020
15. Don't Hesitate to Celebrate
A couple of years ago God whispered to me, “You think celebration is extra, but I’ve deemed it essential” Since that moment I’ve been on this amazingly sweet journey with the Lord discovering the immense power and the divine privilege of celebration. Celebration is not an invention of humans, it is an intention of God. We see proof of this all throughout scripture. Celebration is an expression of thanksgiving. Celebration is agreement. When you celebrate you align yourself with heaven and send the enemy a message -- “You can’t touch me.” - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
08:12
March 6, 2020
14. Empowered by Patience
Has it ever occurred to you that satan has no patience? Patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, not the evil spirit. Your enemy has no ability to “wait it out” and he has very limited resources. Meanwhile, you have access to heaven’s unlimited resources. Patience empowers you to run the enemy dry. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
05:09
March 5, 2020
13. Think Differently
2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to “...take every thought captive to obey Christ.” This implies that not every thought we think is true. Who are your thoughts serving? Are the thoughts you’re thinking today empowering God’s promises or your problems? The good news is that you and I have been given the authority and power to think differently. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:47
March 4, 2020
12. What to Do with Hate Mail
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite moments in all of scripture. What hate mail has been sent your way that is threatening your peace by messing with your trust in God? A diagnosis? An overdue bill? A test score? A news report? Your God would like to read it and send back His response. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
04:54
March 3, 2020
11. God Never Comes Up Short
There are going to be days (maybe it’s today?) when there will be a gap between the truth of God’s Word and the facts of your circumstances. It’s tempting to try to fill the gap with things like doubt, bad theology, anger towards God or people, panic, worry, fear… Instead of trying to fill the gap, ask yourself this --  “Has God ever come up short?” - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:07
March 2, 2020
10. You've Got to Laugh More
Last year God told me, “Linds, you’ve got to laugh more.” I thought He was joking. You see, my life at the time was anything but laughable and I had developed this serious, stoic nature in order to cope. After all, being joyful in the midst of negativity just felt to me like living in denial. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” I’ve discovered that laughter actually doesn’t keep me in denial of negative circumstances, but it does deny those negative circumstances from having an effect on me. Just like a good medicine. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:41
February 28, 2020
9. Enduring Love
Are you familiar with the promise that says, “God’s love endures forever?” I used to translate that promise to mean “God’s love tolerates me forever.” This warped translation came from viewing God’s love for me through the lens of my experience with human love. But I had it all backwards. What if ... instead of your circumstances and human relationships informing you about God’s love for you, you let God’s enduring love for you be what informs you about your circumstances and relationships? - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:18
February 27, 2020
8. Upholder of Your Life
I used to have a tendency to trust God with the monumental (like my eternal salvation), but struggle to surrender to Him the mundane (like the details of my day). I felt solely responsible for my daily life, so I leaned hard on my plans, my expectations, and my routines to uphold me. But Psalm 54:4 says, “God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.” With this revelation comes an invitation to do life differently. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
06:00
February 26, 2020
7. Fresh Mercy
Sometimes I become so familiar with a promise from God’s word that I no longer familiarize myself with it -- meaning I no longer seek to gain a deeper understanding. Lamentations 3:21 -23 says, “But this I call to mind — therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning…” When is the last time you called to mind -- thought deeply about -- the truth that God’s mercies are fresh every morning? - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:24
February 25, 2020
6. Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence
Hebrews 10:35 says, “Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” This isn't talking about self-inspired confidence, but a confidence resting in Jesus’s finished work on the cross and our identities in Christ. I used to pray a very dumb prayer that I thought was super spiritual, but it was actually throwing away this confidence. I’ve got good news for you today -- “You don’t belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” [Hebrews 10:36] - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
07:08
February 24, 2020
5. You Belong to Love
1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." I believe that at the root of every fear, worry, and anxiety is an accusation. It may be an accusation against yourself, against another, or even God. Often we deal with accusation in our lives by trying to be more lovable, or by even trying to perfect our love for God, people, and ourselves. We try to behave so that we can belong.  But only God has the ability to love perfectly. Scripture reminds us that God is Love, and we belong to Love. Today, instead of expelling all our energy trying to be perfect, let's rest in God's perfect love and embrace this truth: We belong to God, so fear doesn't belong to us. --- Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast
05:36
February 21, 2020
4. Take Your Fill of Hope
Unfortunately, the world has pushed hope into the same category as wishful thinking. It’s made to seem more like fairy dust and less like a powerful supernatural force. But scripture reassures us that hope is not a flimsy thing.  Both hope and hopelessness are directional -- they lead us somewhere. Where are you going to be led today? --- Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast
06:49
February 20, 2020
3. You Don't Serve a God of Confusion
Has confusion or a lack of clarity kept you from moving forward? Recently, I found myself in a state of overwhelm and I was struggling to find clarity on what next steps I should take. My mentor Pedro pointed out that I don't serve a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). If God isn't the author confusion, who is "authorizing" it? Perhaps, what you think is confusion is something entirely different instead. --- Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast
04:35
February 19, 2020
2. The Possibilities of Peace
What would be possible today if you had perfect peace? Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) I used to never even consider the possibilities of peace because I used to believe that often peace wasn’t possible.  Does peace seem possible to you today? Jesus was always at peace, even in the midst of a violent storm.  The circumstances changing isn’t what brought Jesus peace, Jesus at peace changed the circumstances. Being at peace allows you to see what's possible. --- Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast
05:35
February 18, 2020
1. Jesus Isn't Broken
Jesus said, “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!" (John 14:27) So I prayed, “Jesus, if you gave me your peace, where the heck did it go?" He answered, “I’m right here.” Peace is always closer than we think. Our brokenness, our imperfection doesn't define Jesus. Jesus’s wholeness and perfection defines us, and it can change us and mold us and upgrade us today. --- Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/posture Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook: https://facebook.com/posturepodcast
05:40
February 17, 2020