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Adventures With Jesus, Today

Lisa van den Berg

Life can be confusing with all the up’s and down’s we experience every day. Jesus knows what it’s like, because He has experienced it too. Will you accept His invitation to walk through today with you and show you what His John 10:10 promise of abundant life can look like? Visit www.TheWaysofWisdom.com for more

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The Importance of Good Influence
5d ago
The Importance of Good Influence
Every single one of us longs for good friends. People we can hang out with. Those who will laugh with us, cry with us and do life with us. Those who know us inside and out... and still love us. People to create memories with that we get to share with our children and grandchildren. In today's episode you'll see how much God wants those relationships for you too! - the importance of being a good friend - asking God to bring you great influencers - learning from others who can help you on your journey Here's to giving and receiving great influence in your life. Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
The Importance of Good Influence
5d ago
The Importance of Good Influence
Every single one of us longs for good friends. People we can hang out with. Those who will laugh with us, cry with us and do life with us. Those who know us inside and out... and still love us. People to create memories with that we get to share with our children and grandchildren. In today's episode you'll see how much God wants those relationships for you too! - the importance of being a good friend - asking God to bring you great influencers - learning from others who can help you on your journey Here's to giving and receiving great influence in your life. Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
3 Keys To Overcoming Stress
14-06-2022
3 Keys To Overcoming Stress
Stress is one of the most common and disruptive things in most of our lives today. It's the cause of illness, relationship break up's and deep dissatisfaction with our everyday life. This morning I noticed how stressed I was and how much it is disrupting my week. As I sat with the Lord, He revealed 3 keys that helped me go from lying awake at 1am to being deeply reassured that He's got me. As you listen to today's episode I bless you with the peace that passes all understanding - because you are in the palm of God's hand. Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
God, How Will You Provide?
07-06-2022
God, How Will You Provide?
We are all faced with the all too real circumstances of life, every day. And those circumstances matter. They matter because they have consequences and those consequences affect how we think, believe and feel about ourselves and our environment. So sometimes we can come to God and question Him with, "God, what are You doing in this situation? Don't You see how bad/desperate/stuck it is?" As I sat processing some situations in my own life with Him this week, He unpacked the beauty of His invitation to faith in Hebrews 11:6. It brought so much trust and delight that my faith could be anchored in Him that I felt anxiety being replaced by peace.  In this episode you will see  how to present your situation to Godbelieve in His nature and characterdelight in how He sees provision Come across and visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
The Gift Of Time and Attention
31-05-2022
The Gift Of Time and Attention
There's something that happens within each one of us when someone pays attention to us. Not just a fleeting "hi" or smile, but really sees us as the human being we are. I have heard it said that one of the biggest hurts amongst those who are homeless, is that they feel like a 'nobody' because most people just walk past them and don't even acknowledge that they exist. In today's episode you will see the HUGE gift you can give and receive from the people God puts in front of you today. As you...  Stop and truly notice themAsk to see them through God's eyesDiscover how Heaven wants to partner with you to show them God's love YOU are amazing and I see you today! Get access to 4 life-changing workshops at: www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com   Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept?
You + Jesus = Success
24-05-2022
You + Jesus = Success
"Lord, why does it have to be so hard?" I've found myself saying this to the Lord at times in my life when things just seem to be so difficult. Times when faith seems to be so foreign to the realities I face. Times when circumstances just seem to be so against me. Times when I feel weak and like I totally lack what's needed. We've all faced these times and know what it's like to cry out to God for help. In today's podcast episode you will discover what it looks like to ask God for what is really needed to bring success in your life. And He absolutely LOVES to answer this prayer. Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
The Power of Binding and Loosing
17-05-2022
The Power of Binding and Loosing
"My joy was all gone and I felt meh..." my friend said as we talked before service. She was telling me about how her day had started...and turned around. She shared such a simple, yet POWER-full verse that helped her to switch the enemy's tactics and bring back her joy. As you listen to this podcast episode, you'll discover how to: recognize when you're not acting like your normal selfshut the enemy's mouthlet your natural 'joy of the Lord' flow through you again Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
Abundant Life: From Ordinary To Extra Ordinary
10-05-2022
Abundant Life: From Ordinary To Extra Ordinary
In the normal hum drum of everyday life, do you ever hunger to go from 'the ordinary to the extra ordinary life' that God wants to give you?  What does 'Abundant Life' really mean and what could that look like when we come into partnership with God? We imagine that our life could look a certain way and that God will give us exactly what we need, but how do we access it? Have you ever read Ephesians 3:20? Not just read it, but really read it and understood the love letter of promises that He is making to you? In today's episode you will gain a whole new perspective of what your life can look like as we unpack the 7 points highlighted in this verse.  Jesus is inviting you to live a truly abundant  life - will you accept His invitation?   Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Is Your Light Turned On?
03-05-2022
Is Your Light Turned On?
There is a song that we sing in Sunday School and it says, "this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..." I love the sentiment and lesson behind this song, and I've always hungered to let our BIG light shine (Mat 5:16). On Saturday night, I realized that my light wasn't shining in a certain area (I was frankly quite scared of doing this thing). Then an opportunity came up to 'face the fear and do it anyway' and I took the leap... As you listen to today's podcast episode, you will see how to get rid of what is causing your light to be dimshining your light in YOUR way, always workskeeping your light turned on makes the darkness leave Share this episode with someone who needs encouragement and hope today and come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Where Does Your Help Come From
26-04-2022
Where Does Your Help Come From
Have you ever heard the saying, "I can't see the forest for the trees?" It's the fascinating concept of being so deeply buried in our current circumstances that we can't see the bigger picture of life. And it's true right? In my quiet time this morning I had my favorite worship songs playing, and thoughts about a conversation I had yesterday came to mind. Then I thought about something to add to the grocery list. Then I wondered something about work... You know how it goes - the everyday realities of life are at the forefront of our minds and, if we let them, they can consume our thinking. In today's podcast episode I share the treasure that is found in Psalms 121. David reminds us to raise our eyes off of only what's in front of us and look up - to God. Look up to the One Who can and wants to help you to navigate today. Because when we remember how majestic He is, then we can see the bigger picture of life from His perspective. Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
When Things Seem Impossible, Jesus Is The Way
19-04-2022
When Things Seem Impossible, Jesus Is The Way
Have you ever tried to find that elusive favorite pair of socks (you know, the ones that keep your feet warm and cozy) - and they are NOWHERE to be found? You've looked high and low and then, along comes someone else and they 'appear' right where you were looking! It's as if a different and fresh set of eyes can see what you couldn't (even though it was right in front of you).  It's the same with Jesus.  When we seem to have looked and thought and dreamed of all sorts of ways to see something happen, but finally yell out "there's no way" - He shows how HE is the way. As you listen to this week's podcast I want to encourage you that there is no way that can remain blocked, when Jesus is part of the equation. Now that's GOOD news! Come and visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com for more info
Being Intentionally Thankful
12-04-2022
Being Intentionally Thankful
Being intentionally aware of the goodness of God is a total game changer.  If we're honest with ourselves we can see that our everyday lives can typically pass us by on 'autopilot', You know what it's like - we find ourselves doing things without much intentionality and thought. A client friend of mine said to me today that seeing God in the 100 everyday normal parts of their life, has been transformational. These moments are equally as special as the 'writing on the wall' moments, if we will take the time to notice them - and appreciate them on purpose. As you listen to today's episode, you're being invited into an intentional mindset that will put you in a place of awe and wonder at God's goodness and kindness toward you. Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
God Repays The Seed You Sow
05-04-2022
God Repays The Seed You Sow
Have you ever tried to plant some summer flowers and they just don’t grow? You buy great seed. You prep the soil. You diligently water everything…yet some of them just don’t ‘take’?   That may be true here on Earth, but the act of sowing seed ALWAYS works in the Spirit. God promises 30, 60 or a hundredfold return on seed we sow. Why does this work? Because it’s a spiritual law and spiritual laws never fail.   As you listen to today’s podcast episode, you will see the importance of not letting the enemy steal your opportunities to sow kindness, goodness, love, hope, faith, joy (and so much more from the heart of God). Why? Because God wants the fruit of these seeds to be the HUGE blessing they can be to Him, to you and to others. Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Remind Yourself Who You Are
29-03-2022
Remind Yourself Who You Are
I discovered a hidden treasure today - in the form of little yellow stickies I'd pasted on my wall. They'd been hidden behind a lamp until I uncovered them and discovered their gold. I'd written them when I was first mapping out the 'How to Hear God' course and they reminded me of my history with God. As you listen to today's podcast you'll discover  - how to see yourself as God does - the power of remembering - speaking life over your future Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept? Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
I Hear You But I’m Not Listening
22-03-2022
I Hear You But I’m Not Listening
Remember when you were a kid and your Mom or Dad asked you to do something and you ‘chose’ to ignore them? There were lots of times that I did this when it came to the daily chores I didn’t like to do.  It’s called selective listening and we purposely turn it on when we don’t want to internalize what we’re hearing. In 1 Peter 5:8  he tells us that ‘our adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour’. This means that the enemy is actively looking to tell you things that will bring destruction in your life. What a sobering thought. Here’s the Good News. God has given us a heads up that this will happen, and then He gives us the way to turn our ‘selective listening’ on, and tune out the enemy’s voice. In today’s podcast episode you’ll learn a powerful Truth (and a useful phrase), that will help you to tune out the enemy’s voice, and listen to what God says about you instead. Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
Imagine Sitting On God’s Lap
15-03-2022
Imagine Sitting On God’s Lap
I love standing at the Arrivals Gate at airports. I watch as people wait in anticipation for their person to come out. Wait, wait, wait…there they are! Seeing the joy as they run to each other and hug and laugh and celebrate being together again brings tears to my eyes every time. There’s something about being totally wanted, and delighted in, that just makes us feel good right down deep in our heart. Let yourself go there for a moment. You are totally loved. Adored. Delighted in. And cherished.  It feel so good right?   As you listen to today’s podcast episode you’ll see that this is the way God feels about you - every moment of the day. And you get to go on an adventure with Him to live in that beautiful heart place.  Jesus is inviting you on an adventure today. Will you accept?  Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Use Your Gifts in a Healthy Way
08-03-2022
Use Your Gifts in a Healthy Way
“God, could You please just turn my brain off for 5 minutes?” Something had happened that really hurt my heart and a million thoughts seemed to be constantly cycling through my brain without a pause. I was feeling really overwhelmed and all I wanted was a little peace. The answer God gave me really surprised me. “Lisa, you’re asking Me to turn off your gift and I won’t do that. How about asking Me how to use your gift in a healthy way instead?” Now I was intrigued… “Lord, what do You mean by saying that having a million thoughts on constant repeat is a gift?” What He unpacked for me next has literally brought so much revelation and understanding into both my own, and my coaching clients’, lives over the years.  When we can see our gifts through God’s lenses, then we can use them in a healthy way that brings us joy instead of frustration. As you listen to today’s podcast episode, I bless you with new perspective on seeing how truly amazing the gifts God has given you, are.   Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Think Higher Thoughts
01-03-2022
Think Higher Thoughts
What are you thinking about? As Frans and I were walking into the office yesterday he invited me into bigger picture thinking as we shivered in the cold. It's just the same with God. His thoughts and ways are so much higher than ours, and He is inviting us to think with Him using the mind of Christ.  Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com
Being Content In All Things
22-02-2022
Being Content In All Things
If you’re anything like me, then ‘contentment’ can seem like a four-letter word. My husband and I have debated ;-) the context of Phil 4:11-13, for years! Because some of us have a naturally content disposition. Some of us (like me), never seem to be content and are always wanting more! Hence the ‘debating’. But as I’ve wrestled with God (and my husband) about this concept over the years, I’ve realized that Paul shares a vital key to understanding what TRUE contentment is. And it’s not what we typically think. In today’s podcast episode you will see…    Why circumstances don’t get to tell you what to feelGod’s true definition of contentmentThat you can do all things through Christ’s strength I’m happy to say that I’ve come to love His definition of contentment way more than what mine was. And I’m embracing it more and more. Enjoy feeling the peace wash over you as you realize what true contentment means.  Come join us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
Are you fighting with someone or for them?
15-02-2022
Are you fighting with someone or for them?
I remember saying to God one day, "Lord, my heart hurts so bad because of what that person said, that I just don't know what to do" We've all experienced heartache (such an accurate word to describe it right?). That ache that seems to grip our hearts when we feel hurt by someone's actions and words. Wether you're currently feeling this, or you want to heal from a past hurt - as you listen to today's podcast, you'll find a beautiful way to relieve that heartache and begin to see things through God's lenses of love instead. Come visit us at www.TheWaysOfWisdom.com
How to hear God more clearly
08-02-2022
How to hear God more clearly
Are you confident that you hear God in all the ways He's communicating with you? Just like human relationships that have many nuances to communication, it's the same with the way that God relates to us.  As you listen to today's episode, you'll be invited into discovering how much God wants to 'walk and talk' with you as you both navigate through the story of your life. Come visit us at www.TheWaysofWisdom.com