In this Part 4 Series of Healing, you will learn about the power of fasting and the freedom, deliverance, and victory that you will receive when you fast. Jesus commands us to fast and pray as Christians. It is part of living a Christian life. Many Christians have never fasted and are losing out on the incredible benefits and rewards of this Christian discipline. There is tremendous power and victory in fasting! If you are depressed or suicidal right now and you have tried everything in your power to help yourself, whether it be medical help, medicine, therapy, nutrition, homeopathic approaches, exercise, and nothing has worked, then this episode could radically change your life for the better! Fasting and praying may be the missing link in your journey to healing and deliverance. Meredith shares her story of fasting, the benefits of individual and corporate fasting, Biblical accounts of fasting, as well as a FREE Fasting and Prayer Guide (25 pages) for you to download at www.makingtheturnaround.com in the free resource center.
Did you know that God has over 100 names in the Bible to identify His person, divinity, attributes, and character? In this episode, Meredith shares many of His names and their meanings. Throughout the Old and New Testament, His names define Him more intimately so that we can better understand who He is, relate to Him more personally, and grow in our trust in His divine sovereignty over our lives. Knowing and believing the power of God’s names will be a game-changer in your relationship with Him. You will develop more confidence, love, and intimacy in prayer as you grow closer to Him and His promises for you through His name. You don’t want to miss the blessings of this episode!
We are in troubling times. We are in a national pandemic with Covid-19, but we are facing an invisible epidemic with the highest suicide and depression rates the United States has ever seen. In the last six weeks, 1 in 4 adults, ages 18-24, have contemplated suicide. In this Healing Series (Part 1), Meredith shares her story of a two-year experience of a deep and dark depression that suddenly came upon her and the steps she took to overcome it. She illustrates how depression is similar to an eclipse but to the soul, and she shares the first two steps in healing and how the enemy of our souls wants everyone to fear this one thing.
- Current Depression and Suicide Statistic Rate reported by CDC (2:52)
- Why an eclipse is a great illustration on depression. (5:03)
- Given enough time on earth, depression will more than likely cross your path. Jesus never said the Christian walk would be easy. He gives us the keys to understanding how to walk through it. (7:20)
- Why was I going through this terrible darkness? (17:09)
- In my recovery journey from depression I could not allow myself to trust my feelings (27:20)
- Powerlessness and Surrender: The First Steps to Healing (28:30)
- How to receive the Spirit of God and how does that help one with depression? (29:27)
- Charles Spurgeon comments on the ‘Valley of the Shadow of Death’ (32:25)
- The worst fear of depression? (33:50)
- Is depression permanent? (36:00)
The Bible says we are to be “kind and compassionate with one another.” And we are to “love our enemies.” Often, it is easier said than done. Certain things come up in life that can test our patience, alter our moods, or arouse feelings of frustration, resentment, or anger. It’s our response to those challenges that can change the situation for the better- if we choose the right course of action. Kindness is a ‘fruit of the Spirit’ given to believers in Jesus Christ through the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. In this episode, Meredith shares this biblical concept of choosing kindness to approach all matters in life. She also gives examples of people in the Old and New Testament who chose the path of kindness in the face of evil. This podcast is 15 minutes.
Hope is like lungs full of breath; it is the sustenance that drives us to our next moment, our future destination with excitement. But, what happens when we lose the ‘breath’ of hope? With the crisis of 2020 and the unpredictability of many circumstances, it is easy to get discouraged in our faith and worry about the future. As Christians, we have a surpassing hope that resides in Jesus Christ. We serve a God who can do the impossible! He can calm a storm, heal a disease, mend a relationship, provide sustenance when there is none, Jesus can do for us what we can’t do for ourselves. Meredith shares compelling biblical stories in this episode that will activate your hope once again and give you a new vision for life- a life full of the ‘breath’ of hope!
GPS, global positioning system, has become a technology that everyone uses to find and navigate their destinations. When we make a wrong turn or are heading in the wrong direction, this system alerts us. As a Christian, God has His own navigation and safety system. God is much bigger than just our globe, He is the universal creator of heaven and earth. He has given us a positioning system, within our souls, that is God’s positioning system (GPS). The navigator of this system is given to the third person of the Trinity. Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is our comforter, advocate, helper, intercessor, strengthener, and standby. We can call upon our helper at any moment of the day with any need, and he will intercede on our behalf, and direct our course in life. In this episode, you will learn more about the power and person of the Holy Spirit that is given to every believer in Jesus Christ.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for Christians across the world. The ‘pause’ of the entire world from this pandemic has caused many to reevaluate their lives. To reaffirm what is important, and what is not. Many Christians and non-Christians have sensed this pause to be a time of reflection and decision making, and many are seeking answers to issues that our nation and world are facing. Meredith discusses the ancient ‘Laodicean’ way of living and compares it to how many have been living prior to COVID-19. How will one live after this pandemic is over with? And is this a time of a great revival and awakening throughout the world? As people are being forced to have their body temperatures taken to enjoy commerce and travel, is it possible the Lord is calling us to take our ‘spiritual’ temperatures like he did the Laodiceans? This message is an urgent and dire warning to those of us that call ourselves Christians. This pause may be our last chance to get right with God.
There is nothing in this world more important than knowing the true authentic Christian faith and what that means for you. Christianity throughout the world, especially in America, has created many ‘cupcake’ Christian teachings that often align with many rampant false teachings that spread like wildfire, including the law of attraction philosophy. In this podcast, Meredith dives into what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ, what authentic Christian teachings look like compared to what some Pastors are teaching in our present day (Cupcake Christianity), and what the Apostle Paul meant by his words in 2 Corinthians 13:5 when he says, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves”. Meredith shares her own struggle with cupcake Christianity and how she got back on the right path of solid Christian doctrine. She lays out a scriptural litmus test that will reveal if you ‘know… that you know… that you know’…. you are a loyal follower of Christ.