Daily a spiritual war is waged, and war is hard. The battles may seem endless. Our strength gives way, and our hearts break. As God's soldiers, we must get beyond the noise and meet with our commander in the quiet and secluded places. This podcast is such a place. Here, we retreat from the war. Here, we will find reassurance through His Word that there is hope and promises for our future. We can gain battle strategies for our lives, and assignments to win the Kingdom for His name's sake! Let your heart be mended and your soul revived. Together we will pick up our sword, put on our armor, and head out to battle once again.
In the last episode we looked at how God helps US find things. He lends a hand with all the little items, such as keys and phones. He also teaches us to rest and trust Him in order to find whatever we may be hunting for, no matter how big or small. He uses those times of searching to teach us how to pray, how to trust Him, and How to rest in him despite life’s irritations.
In the midst of all our searching, God is also searching for...
Have you ever been on a hunt for car keys? A missing earring? The match to a set of socks? If you are like most people, that’s happened before. And if you are like ME, it’s happened A Lot!
How can we grow in the Lord in those times, and what does the maddening hunt for a lost item teach us about Gods’ character?
Have you ever wondered why some annoying illness or trouble swooped in just after a spiritual victory? Thats exactly what I was wondering after I returned from an amazing conference and immediately got hit in the face with Covid-19!
Many times we do not get our “why” answered.
This time, I felt I did.
It’s all coming up on this episode of “Storming the Gates: A podcast that celebrates Prayer!
This is it! The final episode in the series “For Such a Time as this.” If you have a cracker, or piece of bread and a bit of juice or wine that can be used for communion today. I encourage you to grab it before we begin this podcast.
Jesus’s very heart was that we would remember HIM by taking communion.
Remembering Esther will actually cause us to Remember our Lord. You will see why in a minute. So go. Get those communion e...
Esther 9: 16-32
We have come a long way through the book of Esther, and we are beginning to wrap up all the great things God did throughout this book with a celebration!
God did something great for me last week!
I will share my story at the end so stick around!
Last podcast we spoke on the need to “Finish Well.”
That means to “stay in the fight until it is complete. Not partially complete. Fully, absolutely, fineto! Terminato! Done! C...
This past week the earth suffered two great losses, while Heaven held homecoming celebrations. Carmen, a courageous Christian musician with a passion for souls, and Rush Limbaugh, a courageous political commentator, both bid farewell to a life well lived on earth.
But is anyone's story ever completed? The battles we fight today in prayer are archived in people's hearts and in heaven forever. Furthermore, those ...
My husband and I enjoy watching the unique reality show called “Big Brother.” The lovely hostess of the show, Julie Chen, is fond of saying “Expect the unexpected.” A number of twists and turns, ever changing rules, bonuses, new people arriving, and the like are designed to keep both viewers and contestants on the edge of their seat until the very end!
Esther is full of game changers!
And you will not be surprised to real...
My previous podcast, was titled, “Confessions of a Non-prophet.” As I prepared that episode a thousand thoughts on how to “listen” to God were in my mind. I prepared a follow-up episode based on Luke 18:8 where Jesus admonishes Has followers to “Be careful how you listen.” Yet, I kept landing on one theme: Being a Friend of God. Why would you share your secrets with anyone who is not a friend?
In this episode, we will exam the modern-day prophetic movement. Many well known prophetic voices said Donald Trump would become president in 2020. How did so many prophets get it wrong? Or did they? How do we non-prophets grapple with mixed reactions to recent events. Is God even speaking through "prophets" today?
I will share some of my own experiences and thoughts and I hope to hear from you!
I have heard it said that when we pray with faith we should only pray once, then trust the answer. Is that what the Bible tells us? Find out today on “Storming the Gates-a Podcast for applying the power of prayer.” As we continue our series “For Such a Time as this.”
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I don't know if respected prophetic voices were wrong, or had mixed signals, but this election cycle was full of surprises! This is a simple, off the cuff chat as I have been praying over and considering the implications of our new political climate. Take heart!! God is going to use this!
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Today is Inauguration Day in America! And as I was driving my bus uphill on this cold, dark, morning I realized Esther 8 is also about an inauguration! . God knew who HE wanted raised up in the Persian kingdom. Satan threw all he had at the Jews, Gods chosen people, but it was to no avail! and used miracles, through the power of prayer and fasting to remove the usurper and place his servant in the position he was destined for!
We like to think we are "good people." Noble. We paint ourselves with lovely colors and think all the good that happens to us is because we did something right.
In Esther 7, we see a man who felt the same a mere 24 hours ago realize, too late, he was wrong.
Things may look crazy, but it's only because the tide has turned, revealing some ugly swamp creatures. They will thrash and fight, but it's only because they know they are in very big trouble!
Happy New Year!
In this New Year episode, we see Mordecai refusing to bow to the arch-enemy of the Jews, Haman. That same arch-enemy is poised to brutally murder his rival.
Sometimes, even though all the world is set against us, we have to stand and keep standing.
The same goes for the year ahead. We made it through 2020, but what is God saying to us as we leave the old year behind and begin 2021?
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In this special Christmas edition of "Storming the Gates" Joni shares stories from her journals that demonstrate God's loving care to His children during this Holiday season.
Esther 5: 5-8
Waiting is tough. When offered up to half the kingdom, Esther didn't plunge at the king with her request. She casually invited him to a feast. Despite the urgency of the hour, she waited. The Bible says "In your patience possess ye your souls." How can we do that when trouble is all around and everything looks hopeless?
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Esther 4: 13-17, 5:1-3
I saw a gorgeous sunrise today. It reminded me that even the darkness, the glory of God can appear.
In today's episode, Esther has to take a stand at a pivotal time in her nation. Just a wee lass in a huge kingdom. What could she do? Yet God had placed her right where she was in order that when the time had come, she would rise and move forward, like a beautiful sunrise against a dark sky. It would not be...
One day everything seems fine. Then a “suddenly” comes! A teen rebels, an accident takes someone's life, Covid restrictions cause you to lose a business!
In Esther chapter 4 the Jews were at ease and content in Babylon, when suddenly an edict is issued declaring they would all be killed in 11 months.
What do you do when the “suddenly” hits and takes your breath away? How do you find God when you can barely think, or stop the ...
What can be done in an impossible situation? It is not a time to run and hide, but a time to move forward! Mourn if you must, but keep trusting and keep going, even if it means you may perish.
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The Ron Burgundy Podcast
Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in his brand new Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand. In true Ron Burgundy fashion, these conversations have a tendency to go off the rails, and we find out things about people we never knew we wanted to know. In season 2, Ron considers a run for President, continues to perform music, and blacks out at work. In Season 1, Ron addressed important issues like bullying and the mind-expanding nature of meditation, and attempted to ultimately answer the question “seriously, what is a podcast?”
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.