Today on Perry and Shawna Mornings, you are here on this planet at this time in history for such a time as this! We have the pandemic that seems like it’ll never end; violence in our streets; excruciating division in our country and wounds of racism surfacing. We need hope. We need people who have faced the bitterness of despair and can shine the light of hope. If you have tasted despair and then have experienced Jesus pouring hope into you, now is your time to shine. Your next step is to share your hope story with someone who desperately needs it!
Then, if you know your next step of obedience and you’re delaying your obedience, no stone throwing from Perry and Shawna here (!) but delayed obedience is disobedience. So tell God you love Him by obeying Him today, not to win His favor but because you already have it. With a grateful heart, obey the Father.
And finally, discipleship is you saying to somebody: Watch me do life. Learn from me so that you can become more like Jesus. Disciple-making is not about perfection, it’s showing another Jesus follower how you do life, including how you handle mistakes. Perry shares about being invited to watch the life of an early mentor. And how the tough love of this mentor saved him from a lot of heartache in life. If you haven’t invited someone to watch you follow Jesus, change a life, that’s your next step.
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.