Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we talk about the importance of prayer in all situations. Living in western culture, it can feel easy not to pray to God sometimes. We settle for comfortable situations and we don't put oursleves in a scenario where we sense our need for God. Sometimes, we don't act to our capacity because it feels better to be convinced we are doing it by ourselves. Instead, trust in the Lord for all situations. Be looking for places where He might be calling you to jump out of your comfort zone and trust him.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we are talking about running the spiritual race and giving it our all in every moment. A lot of us end up running hard in the middle of the race, but lose steam later on towards the end of our life. We ran so hard with God in the middle, but we sputter out and fall right at the end of the race. We must remember that running the race to the best of your ability is important in every moment. It is just as important to run the race hard at the end as it is at the beginning.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the correlation between faith and works. It is not works that saves us, but they do have a part to play in our faith walk. James says that, "faith without works is dead." James is saying that there is two different types of faith in life. Genuine faith is the one that will compel you to bear fruit in life and act righteously to others. Examine yourself today and look at your faith. Does your belief in and love for the Lord propel you into serving others and working for His glory?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about training yourself to read your Bible on a consistent basis. Although Christians know the Bible is good, it can still be very difficult to find ourselves in it. That is because reading the Bible takes discipline and practice. Be disciplined enough to jump into scripture every single day. Perhaps follow a Bible reading plan to get yourself on track. When your discipline for the Word grows, your love for the Word will as well.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, it is time for Freedom Friday! In fashion with our Holy Spirit week, we share stories of when the Holy Spirit first came to you showed you the love and the truth of Jesus Christ. So many of you called in to share your stories of how God changed your life and we are so thankful for those stories. Take time today to think about how God saved you and called you out of darkness.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we continue spirit week with talking about praying in the Spirit. Karl and Ally give a practical example of praying to God with your whole heart in the power of the Holy Spirit. If you feel rushed and unattentive during your prayers, there is a good chance you are praying in the flesh. Pay attention to the words that are leaving your lips and even speak God's words back to Him as a part of your prayer.
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Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we talk about the noticable difference of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Paul says in Ephesians that we should not be drunk with wine, but filled with the Holy Spirit. If you see a drunk man walking down the street, he does not need to have a drink in his hand for you to know he is drunk. You can see it all over him. The same thing goes for those who are filled with the Holy Spirit, but in a much better way. When you are walking close to God and filled with His Spirit, people around you will be aware that there is something is different with you. How can you be living closer to the Holy Spirit today?
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about the wind that is the Holy Spirit. Karl shares a story of Martin Buser. A man that won the Iditarod trail race in Alaska by pulling out a tarp, fashioning a sail and using it to catch the wind and take pressure off the dog sled. The Holy Spirit does this same thing to us in our lives. When we lean into His power and His filling of us, He will carry us to where we need to go. He will take the pressure off of us and He will make the journey lighter. Be mindful as to where the wind is blowing in your life today. Pull up that sail and let the Holy Spirit carry you where He will.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, we jump into Holy Spirit Week. Today, we get you ready for the powerful days that are to come by sharing why leaning into the power of the Holy Spirit is so important. Jesus tells us in the Gospel of John that it will be to our advantage for Him to leave and for the Holy Spirit to come. That must mean living in the power of the Holy Spirit must be a good thing. Take a listen to our showcast for today and see why leaning into His power is such an incredible opportunity.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team is getting ready for Fall Share 2018. Our theme this year is "Stand Together" and we want to know from you, the Boom Crew, why do you stand with us every day? What makes you passionate about what we do here on Karl and Crew Mornings? Send us a message and let us know! You can text to 312-274-9624, or you can contact us right from our home page.
Today on Karl and Crew Mornings, the team talks about standing with and standing for those who you are in community with. Life is tough, and the enemy never stops throwing punches. It is so important to have a few friends that protect each other and stand with each other. In the midst of battle, God gives resources for you to be protected in. What friends are marching into war with you and protecting you?
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