Shawn Bolz is on the podcast today talking about how the Holy Spirit living inside us nudges us down the paths we should take and we have to be tuned in. We walk with God as Christians and we need to listen to Him so that His word has application. Shawn helps others understand what God is saying in a prophetic way, just as many of the prophets heard and shared from God in scripture. Shawn and other prophets help others to understand what God is saying to them individually, whether through something audible or through nature and instincts. Shawn shares how God sometimes wants us to creatively solve problems without money and gives examples of how God has done this in his life. Shawn shares their excitement about the speakers who will be at the Kingdom Conference including Bob Hasson, Jon Fuller, Shawn Bolz, Michael McIntyre, and Christy Austin. So, be hungry for Christ and attend both conferences to be radically changed! Resources: Two of the biggest events in Texas this year include the Modern Prophetic Symposium and The Kingdom Conference. (7/28)
150: Promise Keepers is Back with Ken Harrison
What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Today’s guest has a lot to say on the topic, and he’s written a new book, Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man. The book is a guide to discipleship for men, but even women are raving about the chapter dedicated to marriage. Ken Harrison is Chairman of the Board of Promise Keepers, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to instilling in men a passion for hearing, obeying, and daily meditating on the Word of God. Over 7 million men have had their lives impacted by Promise Keepers since 1990. Ken also serves as CEO at WaterStone, an organization that helps clients give away millions of dollars annually in support of Christian worldwide humanitarian efforts. Being a former LAPD officer in a high-crime area taught Ken to live life in the moment because it’s uncertain and unpredictable. When he retired from the police force, he prayed for God to give him business wisdom for his path ahead---and He did. Ken credits the goodness of God in directing his steps, instilling passion and purpose in his life, and giving him the courage to stand up as a man of God. Ken’s parting advice is, “God is looking for people of courage, and the world is full of wimps. Don’t be a chocolate soldier who melts when the heat is on.” Resources: and send us a message for a chance to win a copy of Ken’s book!
149: Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians with Frank Viola
Why do we as Christians allow ourselves to be divided over our beliefs? Why do we live with so much hypocrisy? Frank Viola addresses these issues and more in his new book, ReGRACE, in which he calls out the “bipolarism” of Christianity. Frank is a bestselling author whose mission is to help serious followers of Jesus know Him more deeply so they can experience real transformation and make a lasting impact. He shares his “head-on collision with Jesus Christ” at age 16 and how a crisis came at age 23 when he realized “there must be more” to following Christ. Writing about his discoveries led to his first book, published in 2008, and he went on to write over 20 books about problems Christians face. In this conversation, Frank address toxic Christianity, which results when Christians take themselves too seriously, and how our personal convictions shouldn’t be grounds for ripping people apart. He discusses the marks of a false teacher, some surprising facts about Charles Spurgeon, and why he regrets not starting his blog and podcast much sooner than he did. Frank wraps up by recounting the advice of Jim Rohn about the importance of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Who are your “five”? Resources: Find out how to get five FREE chapters of Frank’s latest book!
Purpose 148: My First Rodeo with Stoney Stamper
The concept is a familiar one. Scripture refers to “beauty from ashes,” and even non-believers know what it means to “turn lemons into lemonade.” The idea is that something beautiful and wholly good can come from circumstances that are anything but lovely. Such is the story of today’s guest, Stoney Stamper. He’s the owner of TDD Media and the author of a popular parenting blog, The Daddy Diaries . Stoney grew up on a large quarter horse farm in small-town Oklahoma, and he still makes Oklahoma his home with his wife, April, and their three daughters, ages 18, 15, and 6. Because Gordon has always loved writing, journaling, and storytelling, it was easy to begin blogging about his initiation into “Daddy Life” as he and April blended their family. His unique style of storytelling, infused with humor and transparency about life’s successes AND failures, quickly drew a massive audience that today includes readers from over 112 countries. He’s published numerous articles in magazines and has a new book, My First Rodeo , that’s hot off the press. In today’s conversation, Stoney shares the story of the tragic car accident in 2017 that nearly took his life, but left him facing multiple surgeries and a lifetime of physical challenges. He says much good has come from the tragedy as his family has grown closer and stronger, and he has learned to count his blessings and be grateful every day. His advice to listeners is, “Have faith and stay the course, even in the hard times.” Don’t miss Stoney’s inspirational story of victory over tragedy. Resources: Find out more about Stoney and his blog: Find Stoney on Facebook and Instagram: The Daddy Diaries
147: Next Level Training with Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre has been a featured guest on the show many times, and he’s here today to talk about his Next Level Training, which I’ve taken and highly recommend. Michael is a motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur at heart. From serving in the US Air Force, Michael went on to run his own insurance company and develop 247 MedPlan, a nationwide telemedicine company. In his 40’s, he grew tired of running from God and surrendered his life to Christ. He describes the fascinating combination of events that led to the creation of Next Level, a 3-day transformational training to awaken you to what God intends you to be. If you’re struggling and need a new trajectory for your life, then this is the training for you! Michael says, “We don’t just need people to lead; we need great people to lead.” He lives out the truth of John 10:10, believing that we shouldn’t feel bad or guilty to live abundantly in every area of life. Even though fear can hold us back, Michael says that we don’t need a pedigree, but we need the fire of enthusiasm to let the Holy Spirit use our lives. His parting advice is to “Be Jesus to everybody.”Join us to hear more fire and inspiration from Michael! Resources: Find out about Next Level in Dallas, May 3-5. Mention Are You Real for 20% off!