Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast, teaches you how to develop spiritual disciplines, routines, and manage your time by creating space in your life to consistently grow in love with God, neighbor as yourself, while navigating the complexities of daily living. Believers live in a world that’s fallen. Trying to decide what is right, truth, and righteous can be daunting without guidance from the Holy Spirit. You will practice spiritual disciplines and leave with next steps on how to implement them into your daily life without it becoming one more thing to do. Join host, Lyvita, as she and her guest encourage you on this journey called life. Her contact and more support can be found on www.lyvitabrooks.com
Do You Really Need To Lie?
The Bible is real clear that lying is a sin and is displeasing to God. And yet I know we know this. So why do we keep doing it? Why do our children find it so easy to lie? Aren’t words important to us? Host, Lyvita shares insight around choosing to not tell the truth and what to do if you do tell a lie.
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"Are You Doing Too Much?"
Who are you and Whose are you are vital to understanding your purpose in life. Messing this up will have a great impact on your future. Host, Lyvita Brooks uses the book, Your Purpose is Calling, by Dr. Dharius Daniels, to help you discover your unique identity so you can identify the things you are doing too much of and stop rushing through the things you should be doing. In this episode, the spiritual discipline of silence and solitude will be your take away.
What is Marriage? When are you Considered Married?
The definition and purpose of marriage has changed drastically from its beginnings. So what is the biblical view of Marriage? How did it get started? What scriptures support marriage? What constitue one being married? When are you really married, biblically speaking.
Reclaim Who You Are
This episode takes nuggets from Beyond the Circle series, written by Ted Dekker, to encourage believers to learn more about who they are in Christ. We are a powerful nation of people who keep forgetting who we are and whom we serve. Let’s begin practicing what we preach.
The host, Lyvita shares AHA moments in her unusal way of reviewing books as they relate to growing in the understanding of who you are as a person and your relationship to the LORD.
Suicide or Cutting/ NOT the Answer
Suicide, cutting and mental illness are on the rise. In this episode Lisa Campbell, a licensed Social Worker, joins host, Lyvita Brooks to discuss 4 things. First, understanding the terms, warning signs, who might attempt suicide and lastly, there is another way of relieving your pain because life is worth living. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or Hotline is 988.
Saints, this episode is not about rather a person is saved, if they cut themselves or die from committing suicide or have a mental illness. Nor is this episode about, if one loses their salvation if they do commit suicide or die because of it. There is enough information and discussion about that on other podcasts, blogs, magazines, medical information and research, and the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocacy organization website.
Some of us think that Christians should be the "FREE- est" people in the world from dealing with the problems of suicide, or cutting, even mental illnesses. Why? Because Christians have surrendered to the will of God through Jesus Christ. The truth is, Christians are not immune and it all depends on the one thing only God can see, but man can't...a person's heart.
The key is developing an on-going relationship with Christ through His word. Then applying His word. One's heart, your heart, your heart's motive, only God knows the truth and you in part. Don't get me wrong in Christ Jesus, you will find hope not a "magic pain-reliever" but the truth. The love, security, and hope you carve are found in Christ Jesus. How much of His love, security and hope you receive will depend on you, even though He has more than an abundance.
And yet this episode is not about that either. It’s about awakening you to the reality that there will be some Christians that will commit suicide and some will cut themselves, even our youth. We share tools and resources to help if it happens to you or someone you know, and the signs. We are not medical doctors nor are we giving medical advice. These are our experiences as educators, social worker, and believers in Christ.
Once again the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988. Shalom.
Where Are You In The Family Of God? Mature vs Immature
So where are you in the family of God? Are you growing or mixing Christianity with man’s wisdoms, ideas and ever changing trends? Do you think of yourself as an immature believer or a mature believer? Something to ponder.
Growth in Christ
I appreciate Lyvita’s passion to keep us all connected to Jesus and growing in His likeness. l have very much enjoyed the conversations I have had with Lyvita on this podcast. She asks great questions and is clearly pressing in close to Jesus which she encourages us to as well.
Lyvita is a joy!
It was my pleasure and privilege to be a guest on the Hanging Out With Jesus podcast. Lyvita is such a joy to work with. She has a passion to help Christians grow in the various spiritual disciplines and become more effective vessels that God can work through. It was very evident from the moment she invited me to be a guest that Lyvita is organized and attentive to details. If you want to be encouraged in your walk with Jesus, I highly recommend the Hanging Out With Jesus podcast!
- CJ Hitz, Co-Host of the Kingdom Writers podcast