Enjoy the Life God Gave You (#938)

If you aren't playing with God, you're probably not doing as much for him as you think. In this last podcast before Kyle takes a brief hiatus and Wayne and Sara head out for a trans-national trip, they revisit some of the important themes that have been on the podcast so far in 2024. Through listener emails, recounted conversations, and their own personal journeys, they talk about the destructiveness of dishonesty, active listening, praying for the bride, why religion love our imposter selves, the value of learning to play again, and the importance of not dividing between spiritual and secular in our daily lives.

Podcast Notes:





  1. Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks”. The term was introduced in the mid 1980s by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist . Self compassion can expose shame and is the antidote for shame( Dr. Chris Germer). In similar fashion to the Holy Spirit teaching Stephen Vosloo how to love his old man IFS is conveying the same truth to millions being restored to function out of their Imago Dei. So how does an unsaved person by biblical definition function in a more Christian capacity simply by connecting with their Imago Dei than I do? Jenna in her wonderful video describes this connection to Imago Dei as the individuals natural God given ability to display all of the fruit of the Spirit from galatians 5. Richard Scwartz 8cs He identifies as the true self in His IFS model are compassion, clarity, curiosity, creativity ,calm, confidence and courage. I wont offer any thoughts currently about Jennas association of Scwartz 8c (the true self) with Galatians 5 fruit of the Spirit but the results of IFS speak very loudly to me. Im practicing IFS currently and having anger toward myself and God surfacing and curious to any thoughts or resources you might have that I should revisit? Like Kyle I grew up in a rageaholic home and suffered physical and verbal abuse at the hands of my father. Also similar to Kyle I vowed to never become like my father and repressed my anger and dont know the first thing about how to properly process it. Very mixed emotions concerning the hiatus but Ibid you both Godspeed on your adventures living in a fallen world but participating in another one. May we all experience the reality of being a peculiar people. Shalom.

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