When I asked God what He wanted me to share for Talk Therapy, He laid on my heart this phrase, “Prepare your hearts for my Son.”

Leading up to Easter, I’m going to be doing a series about 5 topics that will help us prepare our HEART –

Holy Spirit conviction
Embrace grace
Align your heart with His
Restore union

Holy Spirit Conviction

This week I’m sharing about what it looks like to be convicted by the Holy Spirit and why it’s necessary for us to listen and obey. If there’s something you feel would be good for you to do or say, but you really don’t want to hear about it, it’s likely the Holy Spirit prompting you.

God loves us too much to let us stay stuck in our sin. What is He gently nudging you about today?

Embrace Grace

We could sum up the Bible in the phrase “God’s grace.” “Grace” is God’s favor to humans through Jesus. He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins, we just have to choose to receive it.

Have you received grace through the gift of salvation?
Do you receive it daily for the forgiveness of your sins?

Align Your Heart with His

When we can do that and pray from a position that’s in line with God’s will, we will see doors bust open. It just takes a simple prayer.

Here are 2 simple ways to align your heart with His:
1. Get in the Word
It reads you while you read it. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, I suggest Hebrews 4.

2. Submit your heart
Start your day by saying, “Father, I yield to you as my shepherd today.” God is not as concerned with the words you’re saying as He is with our heart posture.

Restore Union

Today’s episode was inspired by the phrase from John Eldrige’s book Get Your Life Back. In it, he writes about the act of taking a 1-minute pause to realign your heart with God to restore union with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God’s desire is to be in union with us all day, every day. I encourage you to download the Pause App and use it throughout your week as a reminder to be intentional about restoring union in your life.

How Thanksgiving Helps Our Mental Health

As we focus on thanking Jesus this Easter, I also want to discuss thanksgiving as a Biblical principle that helps our mental health. When we give thanks to God with a posture of gratitude, something shifts in our spirit. It lifts us out of despair.

I want to encourage you to make a gratitude list this week and to continue to add to it daily. You can even include your family and friends and see how many things you can all think of together.

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