Guest Post: Depression, Self Harm and Jesus – How to Find God in our Darkest Hours Through Prayer

Untitled design (4)This is a continuation of our series on healing that we started on the Everyday Jesus podcast last week. If you haven’t listened to our episode yet, please catch up here:

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ashley Brooks. Ashley is a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom. Ashley has been married to Lee for 10 years and they have a 9-year-old son. Ashley has a passion to see people healed of depression, suicide, rape and self-harm. And while Ashley is actively involved in her church now, this was not always the case. This is her story:

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Ashley Brooks

I was raised in church. Every Sunday I knew where I would be, I knew if the church doors were open I would be there. I loved church, I loved the music, I loved the family feel.

It wasn’t until I was 13 that I decided it was time to stop living the second hand faith through my Aunt and Uncle and get my own relationship with God. I was overwhelmed by His love for me, and how the Holy Spirit was speaking to me! I was on a JESUS HIGH for a Continue reading

The Holy Spirit Purifies Us

The Holy Spirit Purifies Us

If you’ve been following our series on the Holy Spirit, you know this week on the Everyday Jesus podcast we discussed three reasons you may not want more of the Holy Spirit. If you haven’t listened to our latest episode, you can do so by clicking on the player below:

The third reason given was that the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin. I’d like to look at this closer. To put it another way, we could say that the Holy Spirit purifies us or makes us Continue reading

Spirit Empowered Prayer

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In case you missed this podcast for this week, you can click the play button on the player below to catch up.

We are continuing on with our discussion on the Holy Spirit. I wanted to touch on an issue now, while we are on the subject of the Holy Spirit’s power and we may spend more time on it later and that’s the issue of Spirit empowered prayer.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26

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Speak Lord, Your Servant Hears – Hearing

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Continuing on our theme this week, we have been talking about praying and hearing from God. If you haven’t taken the time to listen to this week’s episode of the Everyday Jesus podcast, please do so now by clicking on the play button below.

We also spent some time on Tuesday’s blog post diving deeper into what this means by recognizing our role as a servant. You can catch up that by clicking on the link below:

Speak Lord, Your Servant Hears – Serving

Now let’s dive a little more into the last word in that instruction that Eli gave Samuel – Continue reading