Episode 3: Walking Out Faith

This is Episode 3: Walking Out Faith. 

 

 

Hey friends it’s Lori Young, your host of  Curated Souls Podcast.

Thank you for joining me today.  Today’s going to be a little different and you can probably tell just by my voice; it’s not heavy. However, what we’re going to talk about might feel a little heavy or a little different.

Today’s episode is walking out your faith.  Friends this is my why, when I decided to start this podcast!  It is my whole heart inside of this podcast. It is years in the making, years of being in that dark room with my bible, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and working out who He says He IS. So, you may want to grab a cup of tea, maybe hit pause; then grab some tea, grab a water, grab a coffee.  Shoot if you’re listening to this at night, grab a glass of wine and let’s just talk.

So, what are you sitting on that God has whispered in your ear?  Maybe given you a glimpse of a vision?  Do you question if you are enough? Can we walk through some scriptures that have made me through prayer and trusting in the undoing of me in so many ways?

I am hoping it will give you just a little hope. And can we talk about somethings that seem taboo but just maybe isn’t? {{For full transcript of today’s episode click HERE.}}

Psalm 37:3,4- “Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

When we are so connected and aligned with who God is, the Creator of this universe, the Source of ALL things in this world. Aligned, believing, and praising who He is, no matter what comes our way. Then friends, He puts the desires in your heart.

So, if there’s something that just won’t let you go, go into it boldly- blindly if you have to, and (here we go here’s the taboo word I’m going to say)  ‘manifest’ what He has put inside you. Because there is an abundance, a limitless power that you hold inside of you to make it happen. {hint- the Holy Spirit}

We have to stop holding words against each other. As in, manifest. WOW, has that like taken on this ugly thing?  Manifest is in the bible.  You can call it an answer prayer when they can call it manifesting.  You can call it walking your faith out and He calls it our everything. 

I want to define manifestation from a tool that I use to verse map.  Noah’s dictionary from the 1800’s says:  “The act of disclosing what is secret unseen or obscure, discovering to the eyes or to the understanding the exhibition of anything by clear evidence display as the manifestation of God’s power in creation or of his benevolence in redemption. The secret manner in which acts of mercy ought to be performed requires this manifestation of them at the great day.”

If you believe that our God has created all of this.  By all of this, I mean if you have lived in the same place,  have grown in the same place, and have not traveled.  I’m not sure that you could quite understand the fullness of this word and this definition alone. That God created this vast world that has so many different cultures and so many different landscapes. To live in the desert now,  lived in the hill country in Texas, have lived in the Pacific Northwest, to live in the flatlands of Kansas, and to live in the nothingness (to me) of Oklahoma. Then, to travel all over,  and see that it’s also different. We all get to be a part of it. Everything is different on purpose.  We are all unique and wonderfully made in His image. ((Gen 1:26-28 and 31, 11:4, 8-9 and 12:1-2)) So of course, we’re supposed to manifest and illuminate this light that is shining out of us, for others to have hope. (( 2 Corinthians 4:6, Matt. 5:15, which were paraphrasing Gen. 1:3)) 

Jesus had to go off and meditate on what his Father was asking him to do. He was believing, and walking it out in faith; so that, we could have this freedom in his truth. Is it really so wrong for us to find ways that we can praise and meditate on our own, just because it may look different than your own way? We shouldn’t be judging on only what we see. Faith is deeper than what we see. Faith is the trust in things we cannot see. 

How then do we manifest all that he’s put in us, so that we could grow in wisdom?  This is the ability to discern what is from God and what isn’t. When I started hearing this clamoring, seeing this chaos that was coming on, within this community that’s supposed to be pointing people to Jesus (and you know coincidentally verse mapping at the same time); Oh, I was so convicted that I was part of making God small.  I was part of putting him in this box that was tying a bow of fear so perfectly and pretty around it. Suddenly, I was like oh no. and that is when the almighty decision and the massive switch flipped for me. 

You shouldn’t need permission from me or anyone else, to walk out faith in the way You Believe God has made you. Because it’s a personal relationship  and no one gets a say!! 

Books mentioned in this episode can be found here. {{This is an affiliated link and will open in new window- it doesn’t cost you anymore for the book but may pay me a small small amount if you purchase any of them. Thank you.}}

 

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Let’s be friends, I hope you will be sure to subscribe for our future episodes.  I would love to connect. So, please leave a comment and we can chat. 

 

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