(Friends! This week we are giving away a free copy of Splendeur Magazine's first issue! Be sure you're following our Instagram to see all the details! This magazine is designed to encourage women to be who God created them to be, empower them to use their gifts to glorify Him, and to equip them to go and make disciples in their field, all without worry or strife. 👏)
I have such a dear friend and incredible woman of God on the podcast this week! Lydia Summer is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Splendeur Magazine, an incredible magazine for Christian women. They actually just released their first issue, and I'm so excited to be able to share this conversation with you today.
Here's what I love most: Lydia isn't coming on the show this week just to talk about Splendeur. She wanted to join me on the show to talk about something God is doing within her heart: Helping her address generational sin. Specifically anger.
This is such an incredible conversation on addressing generational holds in our life, experiencing God through His Word, being honest about our anger, living life in humility, and so much more. I believe this will be a big encouragement to you this week!
My Key Takeaways
1) What is the root cause of your anger? (Or any sin you face.) I believe more of us deal with anger than we care to admit. But something like anger actually often operates as a symptom rather than a root cause. Taking space to uncover what's underneath is the beginning of our pathway forward.
2) Even if you haven't been in Scripture for a while, the Lord uses it to speak to you where you're at right now. God truly does use the Word to speak what you need to hear in your life. By taking the time to be in His presence through His Word, we experience His guidance and wisdom. That's what we long for you to experience here at Wandering Wilde.
3) High fear = high control. I've heard this recently, and it's been such a challenge to me. I naturally am a fearful person (and that's one of the generational struggles I experience), but when I live my life through that lens, I start to believe the lie that I am the one in control.
4) Who's in the driver's seat of your life? It takes humility to admit that we don't have the power on our own to live the life we're called to. This isn't an exact phrase Lydia used, but I love the question. Are you trying to hold on to control in your life, or are you allowing God to take His place in the driver's seat?
Resources Related or Mentioned
This week we're posting the details of our giveaway for Splendeur's first issue on our Instagram! You can't get it anywhere else yet, so this is really special!!
- I'm starting to share more on my personal Instagram (@ameliazobrist). You can expect things about photography, this podcast, motherhood, and more! I'd love for you to follow me there as well!
- Wandering Wilde's Bible Study Journals
- Connect with Wandering Wilde on Facebook and Instagram
Where I've Been Wandering
Today for this section, I get to share what I've been reminded of recently in 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, which says, "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."
It is such an amazing gift that we have the Spirit dwelling in each of us, that is supporting us to transform one degree of glory to another. Isn't it incredible!? It's not me that makes that happen. It's allowing Him to work within me. I'm SO encouraged thinking about this gift. More on this in today's episode!
Help Us Spread the Word
We want this to be an honest, encouraging, and inspirational resource to remind you that you're not alone, that you truly can grow closer to God each day, and that you have all you need to be transformed by the Word. We'd love for you to help us tell other women about it! You can do that in 2 ways:
1) If you listen on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to leave a review! That's such a big help to us.
2) Send the link to this episode to a couple friends or family members that should hear it. I hope it even launches some good conversations!
Again, thank you for listening and we'll be back with Episode 15 (what!?) in just a couple weeks!