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Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

By Shawn Brown
Devotions for the thirsty. Do you have a longing that you know can't be quenched in this world? I know the feeling and that's why I'm inviting you to brew a good cup of coffee and explore with me the scriptures and discover how it satisfies our thirsty souls.
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A Catalyst For Change

Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

A Catalyst For Change

Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Be of Good Courage!
"The floods have lifted up, O Lord, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea." Psalm 93:3,4 There is hope when you feel like your problems will overtake you, and the future looks difficult. Listen as we discuss finding courage and peace in difficult situations. Other verses discussed: Isaiah 43:2 and Psalm 27
09:52
September 6, 2021
My Soul, Wait Silently For God - Reflections on Psalm 62
Life can have many difficulties. Sometimes it seems the trials never end like endless waves crashing on the shore. The Psalmist was in a difficult time and we get to look inside the mind of the Psalmist and how he handled this difficult situation. Visit our website for more.
09:08
August 24, 2021
The Story Begins With Him
Do you find yourself in a difficult place in life? Maybe your life seems to keep ending up at dead ends for no apparent reason or your sin has filled your life with difficultly and regret. On this podcast I hope to encourage you that your story does not end with you but it begins with God and His grace. We’ll look at Psalm 40 and the hard times David went through and the kindness of God through it all.
15:26
July 28, 2021
When Things Look Impossible: Surrender To The Goodness of God
“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.” ‭‭
11:05
June 24, 2021
Where Self-help Ends
Are you Thirsty?
11:39
June 23, 2021
When You Think Things Won’t Work Out
When life seems uncertain and all logic says it’s impossible there is hope.
04:54
June 17, 2021
The Provision of the Father, Our Heart, and God's Plan For You
"For your Father Knows the things you have need of before you ask Him." Matthew 6:8
09:10
June 6, 2021
A Hope Settled In Heaven
A devotion about Psalm 119:81-88.  We want our issues to have a quick resolution, but that is not always the case. Such is the case of the writer of Psalm 119. In verses 81-88, you see the Psalmist is weary when he says, "my soul faints for your salvation" and "my eyes fail from searching your word." He wonders and prays how long until God comforts him. Are you growing weary from searching for answers?
09:01
April 7, 2021
The What Ifs and Should Haves
What kind of what-ifs and should-haves do you have rolling around in your head? Maybe things didn’t go as you hoped they would- your dreams had the life sucked out, your friendships have gone south, and finances are in shambles. It feels like death has touched everything you once loved.
09:12
March 2, 2021
The Meaning of Trees
I’m learning it’s not so much about what we can accomplish and more about receiving from Him. Jesus teaches us to pray, “give us this day our daily bread.” He did not tell us to pray for enough for today and tomorrow. Regarding tomorrow, Jesus tells us not to worry. One evening I went for a walk. As I walked, I was thinking about the trees around me. These beautiful, magnificent healthy trees stood tall and strong. At that moment, the thing that stood out to me was thinking how you really can’t observe them growing. Only with the accumulation of days can you see evidence of the growth that’s been happening all along. Life is like that. Some days seem slow and uneventful. We wonder what our purpose is and if there is more to the day than there is. But ordinary days is where growth happens, little by little and day by day.
06:31
February 5, 2021
Looking for More Peace In Life
Do we think about lovely things? Do we look for beauty everyday day, or do we only see what is broken? Do we always rejoice, and does joy fill our hearts? In the same section of scripture, Paul writes not to be anxious but pray about all things. He says God’s peace, which surpasses understanding, will guard our hearts and minds. It is God who supplies our needs in the difficult moment. It’s easy to spend so much time thinking about our life and trying to figure out everything. That, too, can lead to us being restless and frustrated. To be honest, we can’t figure out everything. God has plans that surpass our understanding. Spending countless hours stressing and figuring out life seems to be an exercise that is limited and lacking. I do not think it’s wrong to plan and make goals, but we must understand “man plans his ways, but God directs his steps.” Rather than being consumed by our plans, may we fill our minds with the things of God. Prayer: Lord, I do want to think about that which is lovely, just and pure. I know I spend a lot of time thinking about my plans and ideas. I spend much time trying to figure out life and dwelling on the cares of life. I desire my days to be full. May I see your provision, and may I trust you. For it’s in you we “live, move and have our being.” Visit CreationSpeaks.com.
09:53
February 1, 2021
The Thoughts We Think And How To Have Peace
Do you want more peace in your life? Do you think about lovely things? Do you look for beauty each day, or do you only see the broken things in your life? Do you rejoice always, and does my joy fill your hearts? Visit CreationSpeaks.com for more.
13:27
January 24, 2021
On Days and Off Days
I know there is meaning every day; I don’t always understand what that is, but things are happening behind the scenes. Are you looking for answers to your day? Lately, I’ve been asking what the essence of the day is. Some days do fill so full and rich, while other days feel off. I suppose even the off day lead somewhere and are part of a bigger picture I don’t see. Off days are difficult. Don’t we all want to have days we feel focused and accomplished? Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Read the full article at CreationSpeaks.com.
07:05
January 17, 2021
What's In Your Hand and The Transition
We are dreamers, thinkers and idea generators. When I was in grade school, my teacher said to my mom, “Shawn’s a good kid, he’s here, but he’s not here.” I was a daydreamer exploring imaginary worlds, running through the woods, all inside my mind. I’m still a dreamer. I spend hours exploring ideas and dreams. Maybe that’s why I enjoy writing. Writing gives me an outlet to pull the thoughts from my head and get them on paper. I’m wondering how I’m going to transition from that thought to what I have to say. Yes, it’s all connected. Read the full article on CreationSpeaks.com.
09:03
January 6, 2021
How I'm Learning To Find Happiness
I was flipping through my journal this morning, reflecting on a few ideas about our work, happiness, future, and our daily bread. Do I hold the future lightly, or do I tie being happy to a future outcome? The Proverb says that man plans his way, but it's God who directs his steps.  Listen as I discuss these ideas. Visit CreationSpeaks.com for more.
06:59
January 3, 2021
Great Things Are Found In The Dark: Ask, Seek and Knock
I was thinking this morning about some of the ideas that I have. It’s actually a common occurrence writing in my journal and pondering those thoughts. What about you? Do you have ideas about your future? Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7,8 The meaning of life is not something kept only for a few. It’s available for the asking. It may not always be what we think, but it’s open to us if we really desire the answers. Read the full article here.
08:04
January 1, 2021
Flourish In The Day
Don’t miss what God has for you today. You need to cast those worries on the Lord that you are carrying around in your pocket. Here’s a thought I wrote about a year ago in my journal... Read the full script on CreationSpeaks.com.
05:56
December 19, 2020
Thoughts From The Journal: Our Work
“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:7 This morning I read through Ephesians 4. Take a few minutes to read through the scripture and write down what stands out to you. For me, a few themes stood out to me as I read. Those themes were: Each believer has received grace. He has given spiritual gifts. We are called to put on the new man. Our faith should impact our conduct toward others. Our work and conduct is spiritual work. God has given each of us spiritual gifts. Those gifts differ from one another, but the intent is to bring growth to the body of Christ. Don’t be afraid to share what God has put in you. Read the full article on CreationSpeaks.com.
11:47
December 15, 2020
A Catalyst For Change
You can be a catalyst to change in the world around us. More than ever, we need peacemakers to step up to bring healing to our communities. Are you ready? Listen as we reflect on Luke 6:27, 28 & 6:30 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you." Luke 6:27-28 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 Find more at Creationspeaks.com
12:26
October 30, 2020
The Greatest Adventure and Overcoming Fear
Great adventures are before you, but fear can keep you from becoming all you are made to be. If you let fear rule your heart, you won't get where you want to go. You don't have to be a subject of fear, and you can and will live a life of victory. God has good things for you. Take a moment to listen as we discuss the subject of the greatest adventure and overcoming fear in your life. For more, visit CreationSpeaks.com.
06:53
October 30, 2020
Driven By Circumstances and The Peace of God
Are we driven by our emotions and circumstances? How do we overcome and let the peace of God rule our hearts and not the things that happen to us? On a given day we can experience both good things and difficult things. Tune in as we discuss letting the peace of God rule our hearts and not the things that happen to us. View on Creation Speaks
09:01
July 3, 2020
Removing The Joy Stopper
Do you want to experience joy?  Right now God is with you and his heart for you is that you would experience the fullness of joy. Joy is not for a few lucky people. Joy is not for those who do everything right. It may surprise you but joy is for you today. If you aren't experiencing joy there is a good chance that something in your past or something in your future is stifling that joy. If that's the case I have good news for you. Joy is within reach today. Listen in as we discuss how you can experience joy. Read the transcript here.
09:27
June 18, 2020
The All Encompassing God
Paul tells us that in God we all live, move and have our being. How much is God working in your life? God is at work and has been at work even before your birth.
10:31
June 13, 2020
Your Joy Made Full
It's the Lord's heart that we have fruit in our lives and that our Joy is made full. God doesn't want you to lead a selfish fruitless life. Maybe you feel down because you realize that you have been doing things out of selfish motives to build yourself up. God has a way for you. Tune in as we discuss how God desires to bring out that which is good in your life.
05:38
June 7, 2020
The Foundation Is Love
Where is real freedom found and how do we find it? Is freedom having more money, a new job, having your own business? Tune in as we discuss where our real freedom is found.
05:54
May 29, 2020
20% Away From Happiness
We think that if we have just a little more we will be happy. If those things we think will make us happy don't then where can we find the happiness we so eagerly desire? Take a couple of minutes and listen as we discuss this topic. 
07:10
May 22, 2020
The Heart Behind It
What’s your motive? Listen as I reflect on a couple of verses in 1 Thessalonians 2
09:52
May 21, 2020
The Inner Garden
How's your inner garden?  Gardens bring beauty and sustenance to those around them. A well-tended garden will bring fruits that delight the eye and nourishment to the body. On the other hand, a neglected garden will be overtaken by vines and weeds, which choke out the fruit of the garden. Like a physical garden, we all have an inner garden. How would you describe your inner garden? Would you say it's well-tended and one that's filled with love, joy and peace? Or is your garden overrun with anxiety, confusion, anger, worry and frustration? Our inner world will outflow into the physical world. What will that outflow be in your life? When we allow the negative to overtake our minds, our inner world begins to overflow into the real world by how we act toward others. We all have these moments, but as a good farmer, just as the garden can be tended to produce good fruit, we can have lives filled with love, joy and peace. Listen in as we discuss having a fruitful inner garden. 
09:02
December 21, 2019
Increasing Your Peace In Your Life
How do you increase peace in your life? Join me as I discuss some ideas on increasing peace in your life. You don't have to be full of anxiety, anger or fear but you can be filled with peace that comes from the Lord.
06:49
October 20, 2019
Either This or That - How To Make Decisions
You have ideas and dreams, but maybe that's all they are right now. Perhaps you are stuck trying to decide what to do when you have more than one choice? We can get paralyzed, not knowing what to do and end up doing nothing.  If that's you, check out today's episode on making decisions. I hope this encourages you to step out and do something with what God has given you.  For more, visit our website at CreationSpeaks.com.
07:09
October 5, 2019
Tomorrow's Worry Is Today's Energy Killer
Are you worn out thinking about something in the future? The cares and worries of tomorrow will deplete our energy today if you let them. Just recently, I felt worn out thinking about something I had to do in a few days. I was already feeling tired from the day at hand and then just thinking about that future was making me feel even more tired. I noticed what I was doing and realized I don't need energy for that activity until that day. Dealing with anxiety about some future event is something we all deal with, but how do we regain our energy now and not let the future wear us down? The scriptures instruct us how to overcome the worry of tomorrow. In this podcast will discuss how we can overcome by reflecting on the following: Remember God's provision for each day. He will provide for that future event when that time comes. Bring your needs to Him in prayer. Don't be anxious for anything but bring those needs to God in prayer. Trust the Lord with all your heart. As you look at the scriptures, you see how God was faithful to provide over and over again. God does the same today. Rest in His love for you and know that He will meet your needs.
08:20
September 8, 2019
Take A Risk and Put Yourself Out There
Do you have an inner world of art, ideas, and dreams, but until now it's only remained in your inner world?  Each of us has something unique we can give to the world around, but it's going to require us to take a risk. If you desire to have growth in your life must take a chance and allow those ideas to see the light of day.  What Keeps us from taking a risk? Click hear to learn more.  Looking for reasons to take that risk and put your gifts out there for the world to see? Visit our website to discover more.
08:04
August 31, 2019
When Your Day Takes A Turn For The Worse
Did you start your day off in a good mood but then it took a turn for the worse? Things like getting cut off, someone is crossing you wrong at work, messing up a project or worries about the future can all cause you to worry, get angry and can throw off your day. You thought it was going to be a good day, but then all the sudden it all changed. When that happens, how do you put your day back on track? Listen in, and I hope to encourage you and offer you advice on how you can turn that day around for good. We'll cover the following verses: “Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” ‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
10:25
August 22, 2019
God Saves The Best For Last
Do you find yourself in a place of discouragement, and the joy you once experienced has run out? In this podcast, I discuss how God takes the common and turns it into joy.  You might feel discouraged and overlooked, yet maybe God is saving the best for last. I spend a couple of minutes discussing how Jesus turned the water into wine and how that can be an illustration of what God can do in our lives.  We serve a God of hope, and through Jesus, he can bring refreshment and joy to our souls.  “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” John 2:10
08:08
August 14, 2019
Finding Meaning In A Socially Connected World
Are you discouraged today trying to find the meaning of your life? Are you depressed scrolling through social media and feel your life isn't as meaningful of what you see others do?  In our socially connected world, I feel we try to find validation and meaning through social media. We look for the likes and approvals of others and compare our lives to others by what we see them doing on social media.  What we do for a job or the likes on social media does not define who we are. What we see others doing on social media does not represent who they are. There is way more to our lives than the image we portray online and what others portray of themselves.  We are made for so much more, and Jesus wants to have a living fellowship with us. It's from that relationship with God we find fulfillment and purpose. A result of experiences Gods love for me will be an outflow from our lives that blesses others.   "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." Jesus
09:29
August 8, 2019
Make Progress and Stop Getting Paralyzed By Decisions
 Do you want to know how to make decisions? Progress comes from making good decisions yet making those choices can be daunting at times. How do you decide what path is best for you? You want to progress but you feel stuck trying to make the best decisions for your life. In this episode, we’ll discuss how to make decisions and move forward in your life. You are able to get unstuck and have success!
08:28
August 6, 2019
God Makes All Things New
Does your life feel like it’s just not measuring up. Be encouraged that God is at work and will finish what He started in you.
07:49
August 4, 2019