Bible Verses for Better Living

Stephen Carter

With each episode, we select a Bible verse that offers powerful guidance for creating a happier, successful, and more spiritual life. Your host Stephen Carter comments on the important message of the verse. You're again offered the opportunity to listen to the same verse by truly tuning into the energy of God's Word as you allow His Message to resonate in your heart, mind, and body. read less
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A Special Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Mar 8 2022
A Special Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
In this episode you and I explore what we can do as Christians to help end the conflict in Ukraine and help the nearly 2 million refugees fleeing the war zone. In addition, you’ll hear a special prayer for peace that includes a plea to God to open the hearts and minds of those pursuing war to choose peace and love.—-Bible verse mentioned in this episode:Luke 22:42: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Thine be done.”—-“Ukraine Prayer for Peace” by Stephen Carter:Heavenly Father,My heart is heavy with worry and fear. I see the images of destruction and hear the anguish in the voices of those suffering the horrors of war in Ukraine.My mind races with questions that seemingly have no answers.God, please grant me the wisdom to trust in your Providence, to know there is a Divine plan, a plan I know not off, but a plan that will ultimately lead to outcomes of Your choosing. As Saint Francis prayed to you centuries ago,“Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.”Through Your Grace and Love, may those who pursue war have a change of heart and choose peace. May the suffering of those affected by the conflict be comforted.May the reality of war lead the world to embrace peace.And yet I know God Your wisdom is beyond our understanding. As Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives as chronicled in Luke 22 Verse 42:“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Thine be done.”Thank you God.In Jesus’ name, Amen—-Resources mentioned in this episode:Ukrainian government site: government site: How you can help. Link: Public Radio list of vetted organizations helping Ukraine and refugees:—Show and host contact information:To listen to previous episodes, visit and select “Bible Verses for Better Living”.Host: Stephen Carter - Email—Technical information:Recording and first edits done using Twisted Wave. Additional edits done with Audacity. Leveled with Levelator. Final edits and rendering done with Hindenburg Pro.Microphone: Neat King Bee—Key words:God, Jesus, Bible, pray, prayer, Ukraine, peace, love, war, Russia, Putin,
How Showing Love Aligns You With God's Word
Dec 30 2021
How Showing Love Aligns You With God's Word
In this episode you discover how to feel and show love in alignment with God’s Word. Discover Biblical verses that show you why this is so important to you as a Christian.Timestamps below.Verses discussed in this episode:1 John 4:7-8“Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love.”Matthew 7:1“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”1 Corinthians 13:4:“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.”Ephesians 4:32:“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”—-Timestamps:00:00 - Episode topic;00:45 - Show and host information;01:13 - How this podcast works;02:05 - 1 John 4:7-8;02:31 - How can you and I align with this guidance;04:00 - An example of kindness in action;07:49 - Let's feel God's Word;08:55 - Put His wisdom and guidance to work in your life;09:19 - Share this episode;09:45 - How to contact host with comments or questions.---Host:Stephen Carter; success coach.—-Technical information:Recorded with Audio Hijack. Initial edits done with Audacity. Leveled with Levelator. Final edits and rendering with Hindenburg Pro.Microphone: Zoom ZDM-1.—Keywords:God, Jesus, Bible, Biblical, love, kind, kindness, loving,