On Freedom Friday with Perry and Shawna, Andrew Palau joins the team. He’s a transformed follower of Jesus who works with his dad Luis sharing the good news of Jesus all over the world. He’s author of The Secret Life of a Fool: One man’s raw journey from shame to grace. If you have people in your family who are far from God, who don’t want anything to do with Jesus, I think Andrew’s story will give you some hope—For 27 years Andrew was running from God and breaking his parent’s hearts: So first, Andrew shares why he wanted nothing to do with God yet how his mom and dad didn’t push him away or push their faith on him.
Then Andrew shares that after chasing power, wealth, pleasure, and making a name for himself, he came up empty. Which led to the moment when he realized what he was looking for—it was when God said to him: Andrew, I love you. My love is what you’re looking for and what your heart was made for. Then, Shawna shares how Jesus has been speaking to her about the things she relies on instead of Him—Jesus reveals our little gods because He loves us. He wants our trust so that we can live free, so that we can live the flourishing life that we were made for!
Then Perry and Shawna riff on Paul’s words—I have become all things to all people, so that I might win some (to Jesus). Find out how to step into a messy world without be polluted by it to see broken people made new by Jesus. And finally Andrew Palau shares that though our relationship with God has been shattered by our sin, God has made a way to restore us and bring us into the life that is truly life! If this encourages you or you think it would someone else, please share!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.