That’s what Freud said: Our spiritual longings are simply frustrated sexual desires. The opposite is actually the reality: Our sexual desires, all our desires, are frustrated spiritual longings. Then, if you’re anything like Perry and Shawna what you think is your deepest longing is never your deepest longing.
Next, can you look yourself in the mirror, face the good, the bad, and the ugly. Face your worst failures, the skeletons in your closet. And then say, “Abba I believe you love me?” Because that’s what the gospel offers us. Then, God can do more in a moment of surrender than you could accomplish in a lifetime of striving.
Last, we see our flaws and sins and failures and think “that’s how my world must see me.” But because the light of Jesus is in us, our world sees him way more than they see how flawed we are. An assist from worship leader Jon Reddick.
Perry’s content is based on John Eldredge’s Knowing the Heart of God. Jon Reddick’s audio is from The Walk podcast from Worship Leader Magazine.
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.