Take Up Your Mat sprang up at an event in Dallas, when four women brought four distinct messages about the woman at the well. It served as an exciting reminder that our God is multifaceted and reveals aspects of Himself to each of us. The more we share, the more we perceive of His nature. We grow closer to Him and each other. Of course the Triune God, the ultimate community, would reveal Himself in community! Each of us has a unique Spirit-given perspective of Scripture. Sharing personal revelation renews our love for the Living Word and spurs revival in our soul!
We become comfortable with Scripture and what we think we know. We become complacent with our place by the pool. This podcast is a celebration of our Lord as revealed through Biblical text. The prayer of Take Up Your Mat is a fresh word for all. May this podcast serves as a reminder to all of us that it’s time to get up!
Psalm 61:3 Found in Translation
for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemyPsalm 61:3 ESV
For You have been a refuge for me,A tower of strength against the enemy.Psalm 61:3 NASB
Lord, you are a paradise of protection to me.You lift me high above the fray.None of my foes can touch mewhen I’m held firmly in your wrap-around presence!Psalm 61:3 The Passion Translation
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint.Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Psalm 61:3 Tree of Life Version
For you are my refuge, a high tower where my enemies can never reach me.Psalm 61:3 The Living Bible
Carry Each Other's Burdens: The Great Commission
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”Acts 1:8 NIV
17 On one of the days while Jesus was teaching, some proud religious law-keepers and teachers of the Law were sitting by Him. They had come from every town in the countries of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was there to heal them. 18 Some men took a man who was not able to move his body to Jesus. He was carried on a bed. They looked for a way to take the man into the house where Jesus was. 19 But they could not find a way to take him in because of so many people. They made a hole in the roof over where Jesus stood. Then they let the bed with the sick man on it down before Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”Luke 5:17-20 NLV
Carry Each Other's Burdens
8-12 Bless our God, O peoples! Give him a thunderous welcome! Didn’t he set us on the road to life? Didn’t he keep us out of the ditch? He trained us first, passed us like silver through refining fires, Brought us into hardscrabble country, pushed us to our very limit, Road-tested us inside and out, took us to hell and back; Finally he brought us to this well-watered place.Psalm 66:10-12
Carry Each Other's Burdens: Let's Get Uncomfortable
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:26-27 NIV
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.Galations 3:28 NIV
The transformation from indentured servitude (servants contracted to work for a set amount of time) to racial slavery didn't happen overnight. There are no laws regarding slavery early in Virginia's history. By 1640, the Virginia courts had sentenced at least one black servant to slavery . . .
Three servants working for a farmer named Hugh Gwyn ran away to Maryland. Two were white; one was black. They were captured in Maryland and returned to Jamestown, where the court sentenced all three to thirty lashes -- a severe punishment even by the standards of 17th-century Virginia. The two white men were sentenced toan additional four years of servitude -- one more year for Gwyn followed by three more for the colony. But, in addition to the whipping, the black man, a man named John Punch, was ordered to "serve his said master or his assigns for the time of his natural Life here or elsewhere." John Punch no longer had hope for freedom.
It wasn't until 1661 that a reference to slavery entered into Virginia law, and this law was directed at white servants -- at those who ran away with a black servant. The following year, the colony went one step further by stating that children born would be bonded or free according to the status of the mother.
The transformation had begun, but it wouldn't be until the Slave Codes of 1705 that the status of African Americans would be sealed.
White Christianity is an idolatry. Idols separate us from GodJom Wallis
Dorothy Roberts says the genetic variations that do exist among humans—within that
narrow 0.1 percent of the genome where we differ—simply don’t line up with our notions
of race. Just as gene science debunks the idea of a distinct “white” population, she
says, it also explodes the notion of a “black” race. African people express most of the
world’s genetic diversity all by themselves, so there are Africans who are genetically
similar to any other given population in the world.
People with ancestors from Zimbabwe are very genetically different
from people with ancestors from Somalia, for example. And that difference is greater
than the difference between someone from Somalia and someone from some part of
John Biewen: Genomic science has found that Somalis are
genetically closer to Europeans than to Zimbabweans.
Seeing White Part 2 Transcript
Carry Each Other's Burdens: I'm Not Racist
6 1-3 Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.Galations 6:1-3 The Message
Queen began her yoga journey in 2015 as a form of self-care. She soon fell in love with the exhilarating feeling that came with stepping on her yoga mat. The two very important lessons she learned while exploring yoga was how to use breathing techniques to find peace of mind and to have grace and love for her body.
While deepening her practice, Queen began to use her time on her mat as a sacred space to meet with God through prayer and meditation. She soon realized that through the stillness she began to open her heart and ears to God’s Word which in turn helped her in her battle with depression.
Queen completed both her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and her 100hr Holy Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Upon completing her Yoga Teacher Training’s, Queen is determined to create safe spaces where individuals can find serenity, gratitude, and self-love while challenging their bodies, hearts, and minds, and souls.
You can connect with Queen at http://sacredspacesyogahtx.com/
Science and Common Sense Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. 6 Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. 7 Don’t think for a moment that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that’s wrong. 8 Then you will find the healing refreshment your body and spirit long for.Proverbs 3:5-8 The Passion Translation
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:5-8 NIV
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.Proverbs 3:5-8 The Message
4-5 If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. 6 In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. 7-8 Don’t be conceited, sure of your own wisdom. Instead, trust and reverence the Lord, and turn your back on evil; when you do that, then you will be given renewed health and vitality.Proverbs 3:5-8 The Living Bible
Place your trust in the Eternal; rely on Him completely; never depend upon your own ideas and inventions. 6 Give Him the credit for everything you accomplish, and He will smooth out and straighten the road that lies ahead. 7 And don’t think you can decide on your own what is right and what is wrong. Respect the Eternal; turn and run from evil. 8 If you depend on Him, your body and mind will be free from the strain of a sinful life, will experience healing and health, and will be strengthened at their core.Proverbs 3:5-8 The Voice
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV
Tricia is a Jesus girl, wife to Bill, a certified health coach, natural health enthusiast & educator, Holy Yoga instructor, sister, friend and mom to a cute and naughty dog named Guinness.
She is passionate about helping you live a natural holistic lifestyle, so you can achieve your wellness goals and truly enjoy living this journey of life we're on.
Her education, previous work experience as well as solving her own health issues, has equipped her to partner with you to discover what wellness and vitality truly look like for YOU. She is here to help guide you in the process of transformation.
It's not about convincing you to live her lifestyle. It's about working together to find what are the best and healthiest lifestyle guidelines for you. Tricia will help you to make simple changes that easily become second nature and can be maintained for a lifetime.
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