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In the second lesson from Philippians, Ashley and Carlie explain Philippians 1:21, that “to live is Christ”. Learn how this scripture applies to you and will empower you to live the Abundant Life Jesus has provided.

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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 the abundant life program. We’re so glad you joined us. My name is Ashley Terradez, and this is my awesome wife, Carlie.

Carlie: Hey.

Ashley: Praise God. Welcome to the land. We are so glad you joined us today. We’ve got a great program for you today. We’re excited. We’re looking at Philippians and life lessons in Philippians that are going to help you live the abundant life. Praise God. Last time we looked at being confident in God and your confidence in God. And today we’re going to be looking at, to live is Christ. Praise God. This is from Philippians chapter one, verse 21. So, if you’ve got your Bibles, this is Philippians chapter one, verse 21.

And Paul is writing here when he says, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” This is Paul speaking. He says, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” A big statement, short verse, but a big statement, praise God. So, we’re going to be looking at that today and how this applies to you and how this will help you live the abundant life. Praise God. Before we do that, I just want to tell the people about a few things on our website. So, this is Carlie’s teaching. This is Who Do You Think You Are? Sometimes Carlie says this to me. Who do you think you are? But basically-

Carlie: Sometimes you deserve it.

Ashley: I deserve it. This is a great teaching on who you are in Christ. Praise God. This will really bless you. It’s a CD teaching and inside this there’s the confession card that tells you who you are in Christ. All the scriptures about who you are in Christ is inside. It’s included in this teaching and you can get it at our website, Terradezministries.com. That’s Terradezministries.com. Go to the store there and you can get this. This will really help you and your identity with Christ. Praise God. Help you with just understanding who you are in Christ. In practical ways you can understand who you are in Christ. That’s Who Do You Think You Are? Carlie’s CD teaching right there. That will bless you. So, Philippians one verse 21, “For to live is Christ.” Praise God. Isn’t that powerful?

Carlie: So, what does it mean to live for Christ? What is that talking about?

Ashley: Well, there’s a lot of things. I mean, first of all, I’ve got here. This is a great verse. I love this. This is John 3:36. He says, “He who does not believe in the Son shall not see life.” One translation says, “If you don’t believe in the Son, you won’t even see life.” So, really until you’re born again, until you believe on Jesus until you get, however you want to say it, until you give your heart to the Lord, until you confess Jesus, you don’t even know what life is. So, people who aren’t born again, they don’t even know what life is. They’ve never really experienced true life. So, it’s only through a relationship with God only for a relationship with Jesus do we experience real life. True abundant life. Praise God. So, really for live for Jesus, his life.

Carlie: So, we’re not just talking about just being alive, just living and breathing. We’re talking about the difference between being born again or not born again.

Ashley: Re-existing. There’s existing or there’s living.

Carlie: And when we receive Jesus as our Lord and savior, that’s when we truly start to live.

Ashley: Amen.

Carlie: I’m thinking of John 10:10. It says, “It’s the thief that comes to kill, steal and destroy. But Jesus comes to give us life and life more abundantly.” That’s talking about a life full of vigor, full of passion, full of life. To live vicariously.

Ashley: Yeah. First John 5:12 is another great one. This is the first letter of John chapter five verse 12 it says, “He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” And we’re talking about you could be born again. And hopefully you’re born again today, as you’re watching this, if you’re not, and you just stumbled across this program, then please contact us. We’d love to talk to you and help you receive Jesus. Praise God. But you can receive Jesus right now. You can just ask him into your life. Say, Jesus, I believe you’re Lord and I want you to be Lord of my life. And it’s as simple as that. Just believe on Jesus. Praise God. So, if you’re born again today, you have Jesus on the inside of you. Praise God. But the thing is you can actually live being born again without living the abundant life and actually truly living for Christ. And I think that a lot of people unfortunately do this. They get born again. And it’s almost like a what’d you call it? Fire protection from not going to hell.

Carlie: It’s fire insurance.

Ashley: Fire insurance, your eternal salvation. And you know what? Being born again, your eternal salvation is obviously a huge part of that, but it’s not the only thing. True eternal life is living in relationship with Jesus today on earth. It’s living a relationship with Jesus and that goes on into eternity, but it’s not just accepting Jesus and then holding on until you die. Jesus wants you to live with him in this life.

Carlie: Right. Amen.

Ashley: Praise God. And living for God, living for Christ is huge. So, we’re talking about living for Christ. To live is Christ. Praise God. And I think this is so powerful. I’ve got here, this is Acts 17:28. Another great verse. Acts chapter 17, verse 28 says, “For in Jesus, we live and move and have our being.” In Christ, we live and move and have our being. And we want to get to the point as believers that our world is focused. Our world is centered around Jesus. We want our world to be centered around Jesus and our relationship with God. Praise God.

Carlie: This is one of my favorite scriptures actually. This is in second Peter chapter one, and we’re starting verse two. It says, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ as his divine power has given to us all things, not some things, but all things, it’s everything that we need. All things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue.” So, His divine power has given to us everything that we need to live a successful, happy, healthy life, but it comes to the knowledge of him. That’s not talking about like a casual, I just met you on the bus kind of knowledge. This isn’t talking about, I just met you five minutes ago and I have a casual relationship with you.

This is talking about an intimate knowledge, like in a marriage type relationship. And it’s through that relationship in verse four, it says, “By which we have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these, we may become partakers of the divine nature. Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” In other words, it’s through our relationship with Jesus that we find real life. To live is Christ. When we understand who it is that lives and breaths on the inside of us, we’ll start to be able to access those precious promises that Jesus provided for us. And we’ll start to be able to see that divine power of God flowing through us.

If we want to see the power of God in our life, it comes through relationship with him, not outside of him, but in our love that he has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness. To really live, that means getting into a relationship, an intimate relationship with Jesus, not a casual relationship. And if I think about our marriage if the only time-

Ashley: Careful.

Carlie: Careful now. If the only time I spent time with Ashley was when I wanted something, that would be a pretty sorry kind of marriage, wouldn’t it? If the only time I ever went to Ashley is when I needed him to fix something or I need some money or put gas in the car, which actually you do that.

Ashley: Carlie’s never put gas in the car in her life. So, she’s been driving-

Carlie: One time I did.

Ashley: … 15 years or whatever and she’s never had to put gas in the car. She just drives the cars until they get low on gas and then changes car.

Carlie: [crosstalk].

Ashley: Takes my car. And then I realize-

Carlie: See, I’m a princess.

Ashley: She doesn’t love putting gas in the car. I think it’s because you didn’t know how to do it in America. It’s different in America than it is in England.

Carlie: I have a husband to do that for me.

Ashley: So, put gas in the car. That’s it.

Carlie: Right. But through that relationship, a good, healthy marriage has quantity and quality time. It has small talk. We’re talking about a relationship. Sometimes I think we forget this. Jesus is a real person. He’s not just this God almighty that’s out there and that’s so distant, but we’re talking about here a relationship that’s life-giving. When we get up in the morning, it’s hey, Jesus, how was your evening? How was your night? How did it go? What’s the plan for today? We’re talking about small talk even with the King of Kings. When we think about our relationship with Jesus, is it just a Jesus that we go to when we have a crisis.

Ashley: That’s good.

Carlie: Do we just get Jesus out of the box like a first aid tin in times of crisis? Do we just call upon him when we need something? Or do we have the kind of relationship with him that’s in the everyday?

Ashley: Because he wants to be involved in all of our life, right?

Carlie: Everything, everything.

Ashley: To live is Christ and he wants to be involved in all of our lives. He doesn’t want to just, like Carlie said, just be brought out when there’s a crisis. And it’s very easy, especially in the Western world, it’s very easy to live without God. I mean really day to day, how much do we actually need God in our lives? And we need to make sure that we are centering our lives around Jesus. For us to live should be all about Christ. It should be all about Jesus. That should be the most important thing to us. And sometimes it’s so easy to almost forget God and you do these every day with Jesus devotionals.

Carlie: You do your 15 minutes and that’s it.

Ashley: Then it turns into every other day with Jesus, every week with Jesus, every month with Jesus.

Carlie: Two minutes with Jesus.

Ashley: Oops, dust off the Bible with Jesus. So, it needs to be, and this is no condemnation. Here’s the thing, there’s always a danger teaching this type of thing. Especially people, we believe in grace, the grace of God, we believe there’s nothing we can do to make God love us any more. There’s nothing we can do outside of Jesus to make good accept us any more. He’s already accepted us. Praise God. So, it’s always dangerous, because why are you telling me to do these things? And you’re telling me to, I’ve got to do all these things. No, this isn’t going to change how God sees you. The only reason we’re teaching this stuff is because this is going to help you love God more. This is going to help your relationship with God.

This is going to help you live the abundant life. And these are the things we’ve lived out. And we haven’t arrived, but we’ve left in some of these areas. And we just, we live these things out day to day and it works. Praise God. When you put Jesus as the center of your relationship, when you put Jesus center of your life and you put priority on that relationship with him, I’m telling you, things happen. Praise God. Like I said, it doesn’t change how God sees you. God loves you. God accepts you. He’s crazy about you. He’s never going to change his mind about you. Praise God. He loves and accepts you. But if you really want to start to experience the abundant life, if you want to start to experience the blessings that God has for you. Praise God. Then you do these things.

You start to put God first. I’m telling you what, it’s amazing. I’m thinking of Matthew 6:33, “Seek first his righteousness, seek first his kingdom”, and your relationship with him basically and then all the other things will be added. Or some people are looking for the other things. Why aren’t these things working out? Why aren’t I experiencing the abundant life? Why I’m not experiencing this provision? Why aren’t I experiencing these things you promised me? Well, because you’re not seeking first his righteousness. You’re not seeking first his kingdom. Praise God. Your relationship with him isn’t your priority. It needs to be a priority.

Carlie: And I like what you said. It’s not that by us spending more time reading our Bible or going to church more regularly or praying in tongues more regularly, or whatever, more regularly that God’s going to love us anymore. He can’t love us anymore. He’s crazy about you. He’s absolutely insanely wildly madly in love with you right now. And there’s nothing you can do about it. But if we want to see the power of God operating in our life, if we want to experience the promises of God in our every day, it comes through that relationship with him. He doesn’t love us because we loved him first. We love him because he loved us first. But as part of that relationship, there’s so many benefits. It’s real life is found within our relationship with the Lord. This is in Ephesians three, it says, I’m just going to start in verse 16.

It says, “That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might through his spirit in the inner man”, through our relationship with him, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to understand or comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height that you might know the love of Christ, which passes all knowledge that you may be filled with the forms of God.” And then this is a consequence of that relationship. It says, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think according to the power that works in us.” So, in other words, through our relationship with him, we’ll get to see God is able to move in our lives. I think sometimes we miss that. God loves us and there is nothing we can do about it, but there is so much more that God wants us to receive from him.

There’s so much more that God wants to show himself strong through us. That if we want to see the power more than we can ask or even think. Dare to imagine it says, I think in the contemporary English version, it comes through that relationship with him. As we become rooted and get a real understanding of how much he loves us. If the world could just get a revelation of the love of God, man, it says the love of God never fails. I think that would solve a lot of the world’s problems.

Ashley: Amen. It’s powerful. And the second part of this verse is Paul saying here, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He’s basically got the point where he is so, obsessed is [inaudible] strong, but he is, it’s an obsession with his relationship with Jesus. He is so centered around Christ in his life. He’s like, you know what? If I die, I just going to be with Jesus anyway. That is a position of strength. When you get to that point, I’m not saying I’ve arrived there, don’t get me wrong. But I’m saying, that’s something that I’m striving for. If you get to the point, where you don’t even care if you die, because you’re going to be with Jesus anyway. So, if you live and you live in this a long life, that’s great. If you die, you die. I’ve got missionary friends. And it’s almost when I’m around them. It type of almost scares me because they’ve got no fear of death. They like, well, if we die, we just go straight to be with Jesus.

Carlie: Death has lost its sting.

Ashley: I remember being part of a organization in England. We used to go out on the streets. In fact, we used to have these double-decker buses converted into coffee shops. You remember.

Carlie: Like evangelism tours.

Ashley: Yes, evangelism tours. We had these double-decker buses. In America I don’t know if they’ve got double-decker buses, but anyway, they’re a bus with two stories basically. Double-decker bus. The London buses you see in London. We had those converted into coffee shops and we would drive them out into rough areas of town and into the streets and stuff. And we do that. It’s called Bar and Bus and I used to work for them.

Anyway, we was out there and one guy was there and we went down into this rough area. And we went down under these bridges and stuff down on near where the docks were. And this guy just turned around and pulled a knife on my friend. And he pulled a knife and he put it up to his face like that. And my friend just put his hands up and said, “Go ahead, kill me. I’ll be straight with Jesus. I’ll go straight to Jesus.” And this guy who had the knife to him, he was so scared, he started to shake. He said, “What, what did you say?” He said, “Kill me, go on. I want to be with Jesus.”

And then afterwards, the guy put the knife away and we talked to him and then in the end he left, but you know what? He was trying to Rob him. But the point was this, but afterwards was type of a bit scared. But he had that boldness, in the moment he had that boldness, because he was so in love with Jesus. His whole life was centered around Christ. For him it was like, if he died, he’d be with Jesus anyway.

Carlie: It disarms the plans of the enemy.

Ashley: Amen. It takes away that fear of death. It really does. Now there’s a balance for all this. We don’t want to be not being careful and just being like, well, that’s no problem. Then I could just whatever, I can speed in my car and I don’t have to do this and have to worry about this, because if I die, I’m going to be with Jesus.

Carlie: There’s a difference between faith and stupid.

Ashley: Yes, exactly. And you know what? We want to have a long life on earth. I believe God’s got every single person. He wants them to have a long life. I believe God’s got good plans for you. God doesn’t take people early or anything like that. But the point is this, if you take away that fear of death and you say, you know what, if I die, I’m going to be with Jesus.

Carlie: That’s a position of strength.

Ashley: It’s a position of strength. What’s the devil going to do to you? The devil had a problem with Paul. It was like, okay, I’m going to be on a chain and put him in prison and discourage him. And he just carried on writing letters and encouraging people. Praise good. Well, I’ll kill him then. And Paul’s like, okay, if I die, it’s going to be gain. And Paul was like, I’m type of torn between the two, whether to live or to die.

But if I live, I know I’ve got work to do here. And that’s why we should want to live a long life. So, don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about not caring for your life. You’ve got responsibilities, at the very least, you know what? You need to live a long life so you can tell people about Jesus and live out this relationship with God. And you’ve got responsibilities and things like that. But I’m saying, if you get to the point deep down in here where you think, whatever happens to me, I’m living for Christ. And even if I die, the worst case scenario is I die. It’s going to be gain because I get to be with Jesus. That’s a position of strength. Sometimes death puts such a fear on us and we have this fear that he’s like, you know what?

It almost paralyzes us. Get rid of that. If you’re suffering today, if you’re watching this, I know there’s people watching this. Maybe you believe you are healing. It’s God’s will for you to be healed. Praise God. It’s God’s will for you to be a 100% well and healed and live a long life. Praise God. But if you’ve got this overwhelming fear of death, let that go. Start to realize, you know what? You’re going to be in the presence of Jesus. God loves you and get rid of that fear of death. Praise God. And that’s a position of strength. Amen.

Carlie: It is. I’m just thinking, I like reading the message translation. And again, I think it adds some things. And this is in Matthew 22 in verse 37. It says, “Jesus says, love the Lord, your God, with all your passion and your prayer and your intelligence. This is the most important and the first on any list, but there is a second to set alongside it. Love others as well as you love yourself.” I think James refers to this as the Royal law.

Ashley: The royal Law. This is Matthew 22.

Carlie: Love the [crosstalk] God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength, all your passion, with everything that’s within you.

Ashley: Yeah, in the new King James, it says, “Jesus said to them, you should love the Lord, your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself on these two commandments, hang all the law and the prophets.” And I love this, because it’s saying love Jesus, love God with all your heart, with all your strength, with your mind. And the second is like it. A lot of people say, well, how do I love God more? One way that you love God more is to love people. We can love and serve God by loving and serving people. Praise God.

Carlie: And as we draw near to God, as we age to receive his love in our hearts, we’ll be able to love people more effectively.

Ashley: Amen. In fact, we need God’s love in us. He loved us first. We need God’s love to be able to effectively love other people.

Carlie: You can’t give away what you haven’t first received.

Ashley: Amen. We can’t even love people. And we can’t even love Jesus really to love him without God’s love in us. Praise God. But I’m telling you what, when you live for Christ, when you make everything you do about Christ, when you make everything you do about Jesus, I’m telling you what? It changes everything. All of a sudden things just click into place. When you put him first, everything else fades away. Any problem you’re experiencing, I’m not belittling your problems, whatever you’re experiencing today, whatever your challenge is today, I’m not belittling that, but the higher you esteem Christ, praise God, the higher you make Christ in your life, the other things just fade away.

And it’s amazing how that works. When you magnify the Lord. Praise God. God’s not going to get any bigger, but he can get bigger in your life. You can make God’s influence in your life bigger is what you can do. And that’s what happens when you put Jesus first. When you put Christ first in your life, that’s what happens. And there’s some practical things we can do to keep Jesus first place in their life. I don’t know about you. I’m pretty dull sometimes I have to have certain things in place otherwise I very easily slip away and don’t spend that quality time with God and actually put a priority on my relationship with God. So, there’s certain things I put in place in my life to make that happen.

Carlie: This is really interesting. We usually use this scripture for finances, but this is Matthew 6:21. It says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” And really, that word heart, that’s talking about your mind, your will, your emotions, your passion, your vigor, your appetite. In other words, wherever we put our attention, that’s an indicator of really where our passion is. You were talking about putting things in place in your life, boundaries and structure maybe, but it’s true. Isn’t it? When I’m just thinking there are many people, this is not my passion, but lots of people are passionate about sports. They’ll spend hours watching sports. Baseball or football or whatever it is. They can tell you all the scores and all the trophies and all the big names going back years and years and years.

And that’s because that is where their passion, their focus, their attention is. Can we say the same things about the scriptures? I mean, I’m just being real. Honestly, I could spend more time reading the word than I do. I could spend more time focusing on my relationship with the Lord than I do. But you mentioned this at the beginning. In life, there are things that are competing for our time and attention. And it’s good that we have certain routines, not because God’s going to love us more. But just because it helps when those other things from outside that aren’t necessarily sin, maybe it’s just taking care of your family. Our life gets busy.

Ashley: Cares is word.

Carlie: The cares is word. If we’re not careful, they will creep in. We had a question the other day. A lady wrote in and she said to us, why is this so hard to read the Bible? And it was funny because as we started to just think about this when, I don’t know about you, but when you sit down to read the word, isn’t it amazing how many distractions can come your way? The doorbell will ring, the phone will go off. The cat or get trodden on. The kids will throw a brick at their sibling. Whatever it is. But it’s amazing how these distractions happen when we sit down to read the word. But if you sit down to read a novel, no problem. And it is, we need to forge time in our life for some of these things.

Ashley: Yeah. And, again, like I said earlier, this is not any type of legalism we’re talking about. We’re talking about just putting things in place to really nurture that relationship with God. And for me, it really helped to have routine, to have things in place. Sometimes I’ll put appointments in my schedule and we just put an hour or two hours or whatever it is with God. I’m going to go and do this with God. And then if someone says, are you free tomorrow morning? I can say, no, I’ve got an appointment. And that time doesn’t get taken away. And to do things like that. One of the thing I find is walking. I’ve found this fairly recently that actually walking is better than being in my office or being in my house praying, because it’s very hard to get distracted with emails or text messages or anything when you’re walking. You’re just walking.

And walking and talking with God is just like … In fact, I was walking the other day and God’s like, I like walking. I used to walk with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. So, that’s pretty neat. But taking walks, whatever it is you need to do to focus on God and to really help your relationship with God. He wants to spend time with you. He loves you. He wants to spend time with you. He likes your company, likes your fellowship, praise God. And it gets to the point where it talks about God being a jealous God, he’s jealous for our time. He’s jealous for your time. This is a negative thing. I just think it was negative. God’s a jealous God. No, he’s jealous because he loves you so much.

When you love someone so much, I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a situation where you love someone so much. It’s almost like you’re jealous for their time. Well, that’s what God’s like with us. He loves us so much. He’s jealous for our time. He wants our attention and he wants our time. The good thing is we can live for Christ and all the other things will fall into place. In fact, it’s easier to put God first, all the other things, it’s easy to get them done. They just happen. Praise God. So, I’m telling you, when you put God first and you start to focus on him, it’s amazing. Jesus uses some strong words here. This is in Luke 14:26. He says here, this is Luke 14:26. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”

Carlie: You need to explain that one.

Ashley: Hate your mother and father.

Carlie: I don’t think he means that.

Ashley: And hate your wife and children, but then like, what is it? The fifth commandment he talks about honoring your mother and father. So, God can’t be talking about hating your mother and father. He also talks about loving your neighbor as yourself. So, it’s explained better in Matthew 10:37. In Matthew, 10 verse 37, Jesus says, “He who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. And he loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” So, what Jesus is saying here. He’s saying, you know what? He wants you to love your parents. He wants you to love your children, obviously, but he’s saying he should be first place. Your relationship with Christ should be first place. You should love him more than anything else.

I know this is tough. And, like I said, this is no condemnation. This is something we should strive for. We should want to have God first place in our lives. And I tell you what, if we love God more than anything else and more than anyone else, we will be more effective in loving other people. We’ll be a better husband, a better wife, a better father, better children if we love God first. So, putting God first place is the best thing you can do. Praise God. Loving God more than anything else, more than your own life even, praise God, is really where we want to be at.

Carlie: So, this is really talking about priorities.

Ashley: Amen. It really is. It’s priorities. It’s something that we never arrive at. It’s something that we’re always progressing, if you like, praise God. But put God first place. He wants your attention. Praise God. He loves you. He wants you to be in communication with him. He’s only got good things for you. So, why wouldn’t you want to spend time with him? Praise God. He’s got all the answers you need. He’s got everything you need. Praise God. So, why not spend more time with him today? So, I want to challenge you, spend more time with God, whatever it is. And don’t do this. Don’t start spending time with God and spending all the time apologizing for God, for not spending enough time with him. That’s what I actually do.

So, in my prayer life, God, I’m sorry I don’t spend more time with you. I’m sorry I don’t read the Bible well. God doesn’t want that. He wants your attention. Praise God. And he just wants your fellowship. If you’ve got any guilt for not spending time with him, that’s not from God. That’s your own heart condemning you. Just enjoy God’s fellowship. Praise God. Enjoy God’s company, however that looks for you, whether that’s taking a walk, reading the word, sitting down quiet, whatever that is, praise God, God wants your attention. He loves you. He’s got good things for you. And he wants to communicate with you. Great things. Amen. So, to live is Christ.

Carlie: We are talking here about performance. This is really important. I feel like there are people watching this, that their whole life has been about performing as a Christian. And you’re just feeling like, you know what? I just can’t be good enough. I just can’t do this right. I don’t read my Bible enough. I don’t go to church enough. I don’t, whatever, enough. I keep messing up. Our relationship with the Lord is not based on our performance. It’s a relationship. It’s not a performance. And Ashley is so right. We need to not let ourselves get trapped in condemnation. In scriptures it says his mercies are new every morning.

Every morning, you get to wake up and start again, every morning. And forget those things. Paul says, “Forget those things which are behind.” You can start the rest of your life today. So, make today a brand new start. Make today a commitment in your heart that you’re going to put priority on the things of God. Put your relationship with God first. And the holy spirit will show you how to do that. This is not a hard thing. This is not all about rules and regulations. This is about developing a relationship with a real living, breathing Jesus that he’s crazy for your time and attention.

Ashley: Amen. Isn’t that awesome? Praise God. We’ve got a great God.

Carlie: Amen.

Ashley: Amen. Well, we want to pray for you before we go and praise God. I want to thank you for joining us today. But I believe that God’s speaking to some of you at home. I believe you’ve been spoken to. You know what? He loves you. He likes you. He wants to spend time with you. Praise God. And he wants your time and attention. He’s got good things for you. And I’m telling you, as you spend more time with him, you’re going to start to feel his love for you more tangibly. Praise God. And he’s going to communicate with you. So, let me pray for you right now, before you go.

Father, I thank you for everyone listening and watching this program. I thank, Lord, you love them. You love them and you want their fellowship. You want their company. And I thank Lord that as we learn to build this relationship with you, Lord, holy spirit, you help us. And you guide us in the things of God and in the things of the holy spirit. And I thank you, Lord, that people are getting closer to you, Lord. I thank you that people are receiving from you. And I thank you, Lord, this brings you pleasure when we spend time with you. Thank you, Jesus.

Carlie: Thank you, Jesus that you are crazy about us, that there is nothing that we can do that will ever separate us from your love. And holy spirit. I just ask that you give revelation to people and help them to find new ways in their life where they can fit you in more, make you more of a priority, practical ways, holy spirit. And you give us revelation about these things and how to plan our day. And that we’ll be able to hear you more clearly than we ever have before. We believe these things for you in Jesus’ name.

Ashley: Amen. Amen. God loves you. Amen. Praise God. Well, thanks for watching today. And why live a normal life, when you can live the abundant life? We will see you next time.

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Ashley: Hey, I want to thank the partners of Terradez ministries. If you’re a partner with this ministry, you’re enabling us to spread the gospel, literally around the world. We have people giving testimonies from all over the world about how they’ve been set free by these programs and by these teachings. So, we want to thank you if you’re a partner with us. If you’re not a partner with us, we’d love to invite you to partner with us. Partners catch more fish. When Jesus told them, the disciples, to cast the net over the other side, praise God, they caught so many fish they had to call partners to help receive it. We believe we have the spirit of increase in this ministry. We’ve got a big vision and we need some partners to help us with that. So, we believe God’s going to give seed to sowers. So, if you want to partner with us, go to Terradezministries.com/give, and you can find out how you can partner with us today. We’d love for you to join us.

 

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