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Ashley: Are you or someone you know going through a storm? Today we’re going to be talking about secrets to storm survival. You don’t want to miss this.

Announcer: Why live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life? Welcome to the Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.

Ashley: Hello, and welcome to Abundant Life. We’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. My name is Ashley Terradez, this is my wife, Carlie, and we’ve got a great lesson for you today. We’re talking about how to survive a storm. Yes, maybe you’re going through a storm or maybe someone is going through a storm. Maybe you’ve just come out of a storm or you feel like you’re going into a storm, we’re going to show you practical tips according to the word of God of how to survive a storm. Praise God. What have we got, Carlie?

Carlie: Well, last time we began talking about the first secret of storm survival is understanding what the will of God is.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Understanding that it is not God that brings the storms in our life, but that He’s not the author of them but that He can bring good out of them.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: Some people believe that God is the author of storms or maybe He allows storms in their life to teach us something. We told you last week, you know what? God is a good God. He only has good for you, praise God. He doesn’t do bad things, He only does good things. Now, He’s so awesome He can turn a bad situation around into good and use it for your advantage and even teach you from it. But He’s not the author of those bad things and He doesn’t allow those bad things. God is good, He does good. The devil is bad, he does bad. And we live in a fallen world, sometimes it’s our own mistakes that cause problems.

Carlie: Right.

Ashley: Sometimes it’s our own bad decisions that cause problems but it’s not God, so God’s not the author of the storms in our life.

Carlie: And even if we cause the storm ourself then God is bigger than that. He is well able to deliver us and we don’t have to be caught up in condemnation.

Ashley: Amen. Once we know that we know how to believe because we know God’s will, it’s not God’s will for us to live in a storm.

Carlie: Amen, amen. This time we’re going to be talking about one of the secrets of storm survival is to set our hearts to seek the Lord.

Ashley: That’s good.

Carlie: And in the middle of a crisis sometimes when the storm is raging and those wind or the waves are seeming pretty loud and the hail and the lightning are beating down on the roof and everything around us is in turmoil and chaos, it can be hard to hear God in those moments.

Ashley: Correct.

Carlie: And so it’s important that we develop an attitude of seeking God and decide to set our hearts to seek God even before the storm comes. But if the first time that we seek God is in the storm, He’s big enough, He can handle that too, right?

Ashley: Right, that’s right.

Carlie: But we’re going to look at a character in the Bible here, a story of Jehoshaphat. Now, and this is in 2 Chronicles, so turn with me to 2 Chronicles 20. Jehoshaphat was a king and he followed after his father. In the Old Testament there’s plenty of kings that are bad and plenty that are good. They either seem to be really bad or really good, not many in middle ground, but Jehosaphat was a good king and he followed after his father in the ways of the Lord. And so from childhood Jehosaphat was raised to seek the Lord and that’s really important. It was part of his family culture. We can develop a family culture as well.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: … Even in our children. We’re raising teenagers, pray for us, right?

Ashley: It’s easier… I’ve heard it’s easier to raise the dead than to raise teenagers but right now we have-

Carlie: To raise teenagers from the bed, for sure.

Ashley: It’s easy to raise the dead. We have three teenagers at the moment all at home so your-

Carlie: Very pressing.

Ashley: … Your prayer requests will help very much before you go to bed. We love our kids, they’re great and awesome.

Carlie: And we haven’t done things perfectly by all means, but one thing I’m hoping that we’re instilling in our teenagers and our children is to seek God in the middle of tribulation.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: It’s when things aren’t going right in our life that our relationship with the Lord is even more important but we don’t develop that relationship in the storm, we need to develop that before the storm even comes. It needs to be a lifestyle. And so Jehoshaphat was raised in a household that sought the Lord, and this is really important. He’s in this situation in chapter 20 and he has lots of battles but this one particular one got him worried.

Carlie: In verse three it says, “Then Jehoshaphat was fearful and set himself to seek the Lord.” So challenge came, a storm came in his life and he was feeling afraid and I think that’s a really natural reaction. Isn’t it?

Ashley: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Carlie: When a challenge comes, when we feel completely out of our depths to get our knees a little bit wobbly.

Ashley: Yeah. Whatever the challenge is.

Carlie: It’s not just a human reaction.

Ashley: Yeah. Whatever the storm is, maybe your storm is relational, maybe it’s a relationship issue, maybe it’s a financial issue when there’s lack. Maybe it’s a physical issue, a healing issue, maybe you have pain in your body or you’ve got a bad report from the doctor, whatever it is, whatever that storm is or that challenge is or that bad report is, yeah, it’s very natural to get into fear. It’s very natural to be afraid and think how is this going to turn out because our natural human side of us, if you like, the flesh side of us can easily get into fear because we think if this challenge comes to pass all the way through then we know we’re in trouble, it’s going to be a bad deal. So Jehoshaphat here had fear come on him when he saw that it wasn’t looking good.

Carlie: But he decided to seek the Lord in the middle of that fear. And in 2 Chronicles 17 just a few chapters before in verse six it says, “His heart was raised up for the ways of the Lord.” So it was a natural reaction when he felt afraid, when he felt challenged, his default position was to seek God. That’s how he set him up. And actually as a king he was unusual because he taught his people also the word of God. It says this in seven chapter 17 verse nine, it says, “They taught the people in Judah, they used the Book of the Law and they traveled. They traveled about all of the cities of Judah and taught all of the people.”

Carlie: And we need to be raising up in our families as well the word of God and putting it first place in our life. That is one of the secrets to surviving the storm, to placing a value upon the scriptures-

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Upon the word of God. It is like… You notice this, he sent his word and healed us. He’s life to all of our flesh.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Amen? It is our peace. In Romans 8:6 it says, “To be spiritually-minded is life and peace. To be carnally-minded is death.” In other words, our relationship with the Lord and deciding to set our heart to seek the Lord, that doesn’t happen by accident.

Ashley: No, it’s not.

Carlie: That priority is something that we can do, we can choose to do. No one can do that for us.

Ashley: It’s our decision.

Carlie: It is.

Ashley: It’s our decision to choose life, to choose our relationship with God. There’s a great story of Mary and Martha, I believe it’s Luke 12. And basically Mary sat at Jesus’ feet. In fact, in that story it says that they both started out sitting at Jesus’ feet. It says that the Mary also sat at Jesus’ feet. Mary and Martha were sisters, they both sat at Jesus’ feet. But what happened is Martha saw a need in her house, there’s all these people. It was quite a storm but she’s got distracted because she saw a need. And she got up to serve the people and to help the people and then she got mad at her sister. She got mad at Jesus, said, “Jesus, come on, tell my sister to stop slacking off and help me fix some dinner here for these people.”

Ashley: But Jesus said to Martha, He said, “Martha, Martha.” Very mercifully. He said, “Martha, Martha.” He said, “Mary has chosen the one thing that is needed and it won’t be taken away from her.” I’m telling you seeking God is the one thing that will never be taken away from you. It’s the one thing that’s going to get you through storms, it’s going to get you through everything. Seeking God, having your relationship with God should be number one priority in your life. It should be above anything else in your life. Your priorities should be God first then your family and then way down other things, but God first.

Ashley: And God… Let me tell you this as well. Your relationship with God isn’t church. Again, church is very important. Going to church and being a part of a church, and we believe in the local church, but that’s not God, your relationship with God is separate from church. Your relationship with God is separate from your ministry. Some people get confused and they put their ministry above their family, that’s not godly. God first, your relationship with God, your one-on-one personal relationship with God. He desires an intimate relationship with you, and then your family, and then it can be ministry and church and things like that.

Ashley: But your relationship with God is the number one priority in your life. That’s how it should be. He should be first place. And our relationship with God is in the word of God, it’s in our communication with God, it’s in our prayer. However you commune with God and get intimate with God, that should be your number one priority. And that we should be doing that before the storm and that’s what God desires for us. He wants that intimate relationship with us, He wants that marriage relationship with us so that when a storm comes we’re close to Him, we know how to deal with it. We were already built up, if you like-

Carlie: We build a foundation.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: This is in Luke 6:46, it says, “Why do you,” this is Jesus speaking. He says, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Whoever comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show them whom he is like. He’s like a man who built a house and dug deep.” We need to dig deep in our relationship with the load, “And laid the foundation on rock. When the flood arose and the storm beat vehemently against the house, it could not shake it because it was founded on the rock.” When we build our life, our value system, our hope upon the rock of God’s word, that is unshakeable.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: That doesn’t mean the storms aren’t going to come but our house isn’t going to crumble. Look at this, “But he who hears the word and does not abide is like a man who built his house upon the ground without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently and immediately it fell and the ruin of the house was great.” If we want to survive the storm it comes back to where is our foundation?

Ashley: That’s good. They dug down and built their house on the foundation before the storm came, and this is really important. This is something we need to be doing in everyday life. We need to be digging down our relationship with God. And I know there’s so many things vying for our attention. There’s so many things that are… I met someone the other day that said, “I haven’t got time to spend 15 minutes a day with God.” I said, “That’s a lie.” They said, “What?” I said, “Well, you shower every day. You spend 15 minutes at least showering every day, hopefully, so you could spend 15 minutes a day.”

Ashley: And I’m not saying you’ve got to spend 15 minutes a day, I’m not going to tell you how long to spend with God. But I’m telling you, if you make it a priority, if you put value on your relationship with God you’re going to find time to spend with God, you’re going to find time to spend in His word. You’re going to find time to commune with God and build that intimate relationship with God. And in this story Carlie just told, they dug down and built the foundations before the storm come. Can you imagine the storm came and then they started to try and dig their foundations? That wouldn’t work.

Ashley: If you’re having your foundations on anything other than the word of God, anything other than Jesus, then it’s going to be like building a house on sand, it’ll be like building a house without a foundation. One little storm is going to fall over your life it’s going to be in trouble for one little storm. And I’ve seen this. Some people they haven’t got their life built on the rock, they haven’t got their life built on the word of God, and one little storm comes along and then everything falls apart.

Carlie: Right, right. And let’s go back to Jehoshaphat for a minute because we know that he believed the word of God, he followed the Lord, he set his face to seek God. He even taught his people to seek God. He was the first traveling minister in that sense, he traveled around and taught the word of God. This is back in 2 Chronicles 20. But he was dealing with this challenge. These armies had come against him and he was in a sticky position. He was out of his depth, he felt fearful like many of us can relate to. In verse 12 it says, “For we have not strength enough to stand before this great army that is coming against us. And we do not know what we should do, but our eyes are on you.”

Carlie: Have any of you ever felt that way, that the storm coming against you, that the army, that the mountain in front of you is so huge you just don’t know what way to turn? Jehoshaphat here was saying, “Lord, I don’t know what to do. There’s only one thing to do and that’s to have my eyes on you.”

Ashley: Amen. That’s good.

Carlie: And I’d say, when we put our eyes on Jesus, I’m just thinking about Peter. When he stepped out of the boat into the stormy waters, he was the only man that we know that walked on the water, the whole time he kept his eyes focused on the Lord, focused on Jesus. He walked above the circumstances. The storm was still raging around him, the wind and the waves. That wasn’t a millpond that he stepped down to, it wasn’t like a sheet of glass with perfectly smooth waters. In my children’s Bible when I was growing up we had pictures in there-

Ashley: Correct.

Carlie: And then there’s a rainbow in the sky and the birds were tweeting and there’s Peter just strolling along this mill pond of water.

Ashley: Because it’s easier to walk on a calm…

Carlie: Right. That’s a good point.

Ashley: It’s easy to walk on a calm… storm, yeah, it’s probably impossible. But you’re saying even more so in a storm.

Carlie: Even more so when he stepped out the boat there was wind and waves. It was the middle of a storm but the whole time he kept his eyes focused on the Lord. He was walking above the circumstances. You know what happens though? He got a little wise out there and he started to think, “What am I doing? I’m walking on the water. I shouldn’t be able to do this. No man should be able to do this.” And for a minute he took his eyes off Jesus. He started looking around at the wind and the waves and thought, “Uh-oh, these are pretty big. This is a crazy idea.” Right?

Ashley: Yeah.

Carlie: And the minute he took his eyes off Jesus he started to sink because he started to take his focus away from the source. Even Jehosaphat in this moment, even with his great army in front of him he said, “I do not know what I’m doing. I did not feel equipped, I did not feel prepared. I did not feel like we can possibly win this. Everything in is against us.” Maybe you’ve received a really bad report. Maybe you’ve got some challenges in your life that have been around so long they’re part of the family, you’ve just lived with them. Maybe you feel completely overwhelmed and completely hopeless. Jehoshaphat that was like that. And he said, “We did not know what to do but we are going to choose to put our eyes on you.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: And let’s look and see what happened with this story. As he focused, and not only is he focused, he’s got all these people watching him. Think about this for a minute. He’s the king, he’s got, however many people in his kingdom that are depending upon him for direction. And sometimes in leadership that can be a really lonely position when we feel like we’re out there and not only is it our neck on the line, it’s everyone standing behind us. Maybe we’re the leader of our family, maybe you’re a single parent, maybe you’re the father in the family and everyone’s looking to you like you are the one that’s got to give direction and you don’t know what to do, you’re out of your depths, keep your eyes on Jesus.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: And in times like that, you’re talking about Peter walking on the water, he got distracted by the wind and the waves. And at these times, in these times of storms, in these times of challenges it can be such a challenge to keep our eyes on the Lord, to keep our eyes focused on God’s word because all the things around us are speaking to us, whether it’s lack, poverty, whether it’s sickness and pain, whether it’s relational problems, whether it’s anxiety, whatever it is, all those things are speaking to us, are calling out for our attention. And if we’re not careful we can put our attention on those things and start focusing on the lack, or start focusing on the pain, or start focusing on the dysfunction. And we take our eyes off the word of God, we take our eyes off of Jesus.

Ashley: I’m telling you when you least feel like keeping your eyes on Jesus is the most important time to keep your eyes on Jesus. When everything else is screaming around you for your attention just ignore it, keep your eyes on Jesus and don’t let those other things… Jesus put it this way, “Take no thought for these things around you.” Take no thought for these things and keep your focus on Jesus. You see what happened to Jehoshaphat and he did that.

Carlie: Yeah. And he said in verse 15, he says, “Pay attention,” this is how he led the people. “Pay attention all Judah and all those dwelling in Jerusalem, and King Jehosaphat said, ‘Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear nor be dismayed because of this great army for the battle is not yours but it’s the Lord’s.”

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: And we need to understand that when we seek the Lord, when we keep our eyes focused on Him, what happens is we invite God into our situation. Suddenly it’s not even our battle anymore.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: God is fighting for us, God is on our side. And you know what? God calls us more than conquerors.

Ashley: Amen, yep, yep.

Carlie: That’s powerful.

Ashley: In Romans 8:37, Paul talks about this in Romans 8:37. He says, “And all these things, all these trials, all these things, we are more than conquerors.” Not just conquerors but more than conquerors. That means Jesus already did it, Jesus paid the price. Jesus already conquered all these things and now as to our relationship with Him we get all the rewards, we get all the spoils. Well, that makes us more than conquerors. So you keeping your eyes on the Lord it’s going to make you more than a conqueror.

Ashley: And sometimes the situation might not change right away. We’ve Peter walking on the water, the situation didn’t change right away, the wind and the waves were still raging. The storm may still be raging but you change on the inside. When you’ve put your focus on God, when you trust in the Lord you’re going to change on the inside. Things are going to change and you can have joy and peace even in the midst of a storm. It’s amazing, God can do that for you.

Carlie: But he had to choose. He had to choose not to count… He could have taken a stock check. Let’s just count up the army, let’s just see how bad the situation really is.

Ashley: That’s what we do, right?

Carlie: Yes, right.

Ashley: Whatever the report is we look at, well, how bad is it? How broke are we? Or how bad is the doctor’s report? Let me go online and let me search and look at the-

Carlie: Become an expert.

Ashley: Yeah and find out how bad this disease is. Wow, most people only live a few years with this disease. Let’s find out how broke we really are. Wow, we’re going to be bankrupt in a few months. And we end up forecasting and looking how bad it is and we have focus-

Carlie: And then the prophets of doom come around-

Ashley: Oh, yeah. Our focus is on the bad things. Oh yeah, my aunt had this problem and she died. And, oh yeah, that’s not my friend so-and-so, he tried to start a business and he went broke and lost everything. And before you know it you’re focusing on the problem and whatever we focus on gets magnified. If we focus on the problem it’s going to get magnified. If we focus on the pain, the lack or whatever it is, it’s to get magnified and become bigger in our life, seemingly bigger to us in our life. Our perspective of it is going to get bigger. If we focus on God, focus on our relationship with God, focus on God’s promises, focus on God’s word, those things are going to get bigger in our life. God’s presence is going to get bigger in our life and we’re going to be more able to overcome.

Carlie: Amen. And that’s really important. When going through a storm, not only are we set in our hearts to seek the Lord and keeping our eyes on Him, we need to surround ourselves with people that are doing likewise.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Like Ashley is saying, we don’t want to be focusing on the lack and focusing on the sickness and becoming an expert in everything that is wrong, because if we do what happens is we’ll attract people to ourselves like ourselves, we become magnets. If we’re going through a challenge, if we’re going through storm, maybe you’re believing God for healing, then make sure that you’re surrounding ourselves with people that will believe with you. There is wisdom in the multitude of counselors. Sometimes we need some Jesus with skin on.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: If we were a part of a church, and this is going back a little bit back a long time now, but when our daughter was really sick and we were believing for healing we were starting to get some revelation on healing and it was pretty soon into that we realized that the church that we’re in weren’t really on the same page with that. And that it was almost a toxic environment. And we realized that we had to actually get up and move. We needed to relocate. It wasn’t that we didn’t love the people who ran issues. Though when we’re in a storm we need to surround ourselves with people that are going to support us and we’re going in the same direction.

Ashley: Be in faith. People need to be in faith-

Carlie: Be in faith with you.

Ashley: … with people who now have to believe God with you. And that doesn’t mean a lot of people. Sometimes people go for a storm and they’ll call a prayer line and they want 100 people to pray. There’s no more power and 100 people praying than two people praying. The point is you need to get people around you with faith. Everyone needs a few good friends…

Carlie: We need four crazy friends.

Ashley: Four crazy friends you’re going to get in faith with.

Carlie: They’ll tear the roof off for you.

Ashley: Tear the roof off for you. They’ll tear the roof down for you and low you down. But it’s true, we need some friends that are going to believe God, that know how to believe God. And you need to find people like that that know, and people that have been through some storms as well. It’s amazing when we’re in a storm people have advice for us though they’ve never been through that storm or never been through a storm like that and they tell us all what you got to do and they haven’t even been through it themselves.

Carlie: It’s super encouraging to meet someone that’s on the other side of a similar storm that you’re going through.

Ashley: They survived.

Carlie: They survived.

Ashley: Amen. And so surround yourself with people that… I love to surround myself with people that are spiritually more advanced than me, spiritually elders, if you like, because they can give me advice, they can speak into my life. In fact, I’ll tell you this, if you haven’t got people around you that can speak into your life, that are more mature than you, doesn’t that necessarily mean age more mature, it means spiritually more mature, more life experience and more spiritual mature, that’s a dangerous place to be. I want to have people around me that can speak into my life, that can help me, that can encourage me, that I can turn to when I needed advice on these things, that’s a place to be.

Ashley: And if you say, “Actually, I’ve got no one like that.” Well, seek them, ask the Lord for them and then seek them. Go to places that you’re going to find people like that. Go to a life-giving church that believes the truth, go to a church that believes the truth. And somebody is saying, “Well, I just want to go to my local church.” We love the local church. Hopefully you have a local church that teaches the truth, but if you don’t a church alive is worth the drive.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: So it’s once a week, make a drive and find a community of people that believe like you, that believe in faith, that can help you get through storms.

Carlie: Amen. And it’s just wisdom to be part of a flock, right?

Ashley: Yeah.

Carlie: There is safety to be part of a flock. In Isaiah 26:3 and 4 in the Message, let’s just read this. I like how the Message puts. It says, “People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, completely whole. Steady on their feet because they keep at it and they don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord you will have a sure thing.”

Carlie: In the middle of a crisis, in the middle of a storm, and the secret to storm survival is to keep our mind set upon the Lord and to surround themselves with people that are believing likewise, right?

Ashley: Yeah, yeah.

Carlie: But even if you don’t have people around you, you’re only responsible for your own heart, your own heart. We can keep our mind stayed upon the Lord. And we’ve mentioned this before in other programs, but that’s not a one-time deal.

Ashley: Right. It’s going to take some effort and power-

Carlie: It’s going to take some effort.

Ashley: To keep your mind stayed in the Lord… You’re responsible for your thoughts. 2 Corinthians 10 talks about taking every thought captive. When you have a thought that’s contrary to the word of God, when you have a thought that’s not lining up to the word of God this is your responsibility to take that thought captive and make it obedient to Christ Jesus. That means if you’re in a storm you’re going to have a lot of thoughts that are negative. You’re going to have a lot of thoughts that are come against the word of God and say, “This isn’t going to work out. This is going to happen, that’s going to happen.” It’s your responsibility not to meditate on those thoughts.

Ashley: And you might have to do this 100 times a day. I’ve been there. Well, we’ve been in storms and I’ve had these thoughts come to me and it’s one after another how it’s not going to work or how are we going to fail or how this isn’t going to work out well. And it’s up to me to take those thoughts captive and refuse to meditate on them. And we can’t just stop thinking so what we do is we replace those thoughts with positive thoughts.

Ashley: Philippians 4, if you read Philippians 4:4 all the way through to verse 8, shows you how to do this. It gives you instructions on how to do this. It talks about rejoicing, it talks about making your requests known to God with thanksgiving. And in Philippians 4:8 it talks about meditate on these things. These are the things we need to think on. Things of good report, things of virtue, things that praise will be. Things that are going to bring life and not death. If you think on those things, meditate on those things, and then they’ll push out those negative thoughts, they’ll push out the bad reports that you keep thinking on. But it’s up to us to take those thoughts captive. No one else can do it for us, it’s our mind and we have to decide what we think on.

Ashley: Jesus put it this way, “Be careful how you hear.” He said, “Be careful how you guard your heart.” And it’s not sin to have that thought but if you meditate on that thought and take it into your heart it can lead you to end up believing the bad report and your faith will end up working in reverse. And instead of putting your faith on the good report and seeing good results you’ll put your faith in the fear that the devil is trying to give you and end up seeing the bad result. So keeping your mind stayed on the Lord is a challenge sometimes.

Carlie: It is.

Ashley: It’s fighting the good fight of faith. It’s actually making a conscious effort to keep your thoughts stayed on the Lord.

Carlie: It is. And within our relationship with the Lord… So I know some people are watching this thinking, “Well, I live in a rural community, I’m completely isolated in some way. I don’t have a church family around me. My family don’t believe the word of God, they’re not even born again. I have no one. I have no one.” Well, I want to encourage you with this because in our relationship with the Lord is everything that we need to survive any storm that life can bring us, amen? It’s nothing added, nothing missing, nothing broken. We have everything we’re ever going to need in our relationship with Jesus. Greater is He who is in us than he that’s in the world.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: Let’s look, this is 2 Peter. “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” That’s everything, everything that we’re ever going to need to live successful and happy and healthy lives, amen?

Ashley: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Carlie: Through and it comes through the knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and virtue and by which we have been given exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through these things you might become partakers of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.” In other words, everything that we need that pertains to life and godliness comes through the knowledge of Jesus. That word knowledge isn’t just talking like a casual relationship, this is talking like a marriage kind of intimate relationship. Through our intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is every bit of blessing, every power, every anointing, every provision, every healing, everything that we’re going to need for life comes through that relationship with Jesus and that’s available to you today.

Ashley: Amen. The first secret of storm survival is setting your mind on the Lord, right?

Carlie: Yeah.

Ashley: It’s putting your-

Carlie: Setting your heart to seek the Lord, keeping your eyes focused on Jesus.

Ashley: Seeking the Lord, amen. Seeking the Lord. Well, we’re out of time so I want to pray for you before we let you go. Father God, I thank you for everyone watching and listening to this show. I thank you, Lord, you’re right there with them in that storm and I thank you, Lord, they can seek you and you are there with them. I thank you, Lord, you long to be seeked, you long for that intimate relationship with us, and Lord, today we turn our eyes to you and we choose to seek you and put you first place in our life. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: Isn’t God good? Isn’t God good? Well, thanks for being with us, we’ll be back real soon. Until next time remember, don’t just live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life. We’ll see you next time

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Carlie: We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s program. We’ve been talking about how to survive a storm. Many of you are going through challenges, you’re going through storms, and you’re just trying to hang on to get to the other side. Well, there are some secrets to storm survival and we just hope that you take advantage of this series. And we want to make available to you the whole series on how to survive a storm. We think it’s going to be a real asset, it’s going to bring peace and victory in your life, so go online and get yours today.

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Ashley: Just like Jesus gave you healing, Jesus also gave you prosperity in your finances so whatever your situation is you can receive the prosperity of the Lord.

Carlie: Because Jesus came not just to give us life but to give us life more abundantly.

Ashley: Amen.

Speaker 4: Their heart is for people to set people free with this abundant life.

Speaker 5: Oh, absolutely, Carlie. I think they’re amazing. I think they have a great ministry, I think they’re inspired. I think God’s really working in their life.

Announcer: Through the many outreaches of Terradez Ministries, people are being saved, healed, baptized in the Holy Spirit and are receiving financial miracles.

Speaker 6: Oh, it’s wonderful. We’re supporters. We started supporting them last year. And since we’ve done that we have been so blessed. Our house is paid off, our cars are paid off, we are debt free.

Announcer: Terradez Ministries is dedicated to empowering believers in the promises of God. Join Ashley and Carlie in spreading the good news of abundance and freedom. Become a partner today. Why live a normal life when you could be living the abundant life? Join us next time for the Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.

 

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