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72 | Humble Yourself & Let God Do The Lifting (Susie Larson Part 2)


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Susie Larson is back for part 5 of Mom Month with the powerful second half of a vulnerable conversation. Susie is a talk show host, national speaker, and author of 16 books. Her passion is to see women everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus. In case you missed last week's episode, here's the first half of this interview in Episode 71.  

Conversation Notes:

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  • We’re now offering a daily dadAWESOME text message with encouragement, prayers, Bible verses, dad tips and other fatherhood inspiration. Simply text “dad” to 33222 to receive DA Daily Texts. (2:14)
  • Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion and Joy
  • We’re now offering a daily dadAWESOME text message with encouragement, prayers, Bible verses, dad tips and other fatherhood inspiration. Simply text “dad” to 33222 to join DA Daily (3:05)
  • "Sadly, once we’ve secured our eternity, far too many of us live like the rest of the world… When we forget, or become too busy, to tap into the provision and power God has made available to us, we find ourselves weary, rushed, earthbound people who merely react to our circumstances. From the outside looking in, we look like everybody else - tired, overworked, and underjoyed…" (3:54)
  • Are we living to be loved or are we living from love? There’s a difference in their eyes, in their level of joy (4:25)
  • Live out of the love of the Father because his love changes everything (4:37)
  • Soren Kierkegaard quote: "You have loved us first, O God... You have loved us first many times and every day and our whole life through. When we wake up in the morning and turn our soul toward You – You are the first – You have loved us first..."(4:50)
  • Ephesians 3:17-19 "so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Then you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God" (5:05)
  • Three types of yeses: the Sloppy Yes, the Shackled Yes, and the Sacred Yes. (5:13)
  • Sloppy yes - you don’t see the value of your life and your calling. You’re busy. Sloppy in what you say yes to. Not sustainable, exhausting, not able to bear fruit, and makes you spiritually vulnerable - a dangerous and joyless way to live. (5:18)
  • Shackled yes - fear of man - misusing time, treasurers and talents to manage a persona and other people’s opinions. Captivity. Won’t bear fruit. (5:59)
  • Proverbs 29:25 "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe." (6:05)
  • You may go through a season where you have to be content to be misunderstood and you'll have to say no. (6:28)
  • “You will never accomplish anything of substance as long as man’s opinion holds more weight than God’s.” (6:40)
  • Sacred Yes - living with a single-minded focus and living for an audience of one. (6:52)
  • Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (7:07)
  • “I’m not who I was, I’m not what I do, I’m someone He enjoys.” (7:39)
  • Some blind spots for dads (8:40)
  • We have a natural tendency to attach our identity to the things we do (9:15)
  • "You're going to be giving thousands of chances to die to yourself and you should take every one. Because that's where the resurrection power will come." (9:50)
  • The impact generationally of us choosing to die to ourselves (10:50)
  • "In Genesis we read about how Esau gave up his birthright for a bowl of soup. He let himself get so exhausted, so extended, so hungry that he lost sight of the bigger story of his life. He traded his birthright - something that would impact future generations - for a bowl of soup. Soup! Yet that’s exactly what we do when we extend ourselves to the point of exhaustion and reduce our choices to options that just get us through the moment… We deprive future generations the blessings God has promised us…” (11:10)
  • How many Heavenly storehouses remain untapped because we're racing around just trying to get through the moment." (12:20)
  • The Lord said to me, "Most of my children are scratching the surface of what I've made available to them." (13:50)
  • Two of three times per year we'd sit down and write out everywhere our time was going (14:25)
  • "When you just go on cruise control or autopilot, you disengage your heart" (15:00)
  • Four boundaries that Susie has set up around her life (16:20)
    • Holy Confidence
    • Humble Dependance
    • Kingdom Passion
    • Calvary Love

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Episode Links:

Episode 71 - PART 1 with Susie Larson

dadAWESOME Episode 29 (Kevin Larson)

Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion and Joy

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