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Moving Out of Starvation to Feasting

This time of year, I’m starving–starving for margin, for face time with my people and for a renewed connection with God.

If you feel the same way, I hope my devotion today, You Were Made to Feast Not Starve”, will feed your soul. In addition, here’s a Christmas Prayer for a soul meal. (Download this free print, but make sure to keep reading below!)

Although it’s easy to starve our souls with busyness this time of year, getting quiet to listen is one way to feed our souls.

I’ve been doing a series on how to listen to God in order to cultivate a tender heart. Today’s interview is with my dear friend, Laura Lee. Settle into my home office with us to find out “How to Tap Into Power When You Listen.” Laura gives huge insights about how to listen to the Holy Spirit in your every day life.

You can click on the titles below for more insights about how to listen to God, and then make sure to join so that you don’t miss any of this conversation about how to develop Tender Hearts and Strong Voices.

How to Know for Sure that Scripture is Trustworthy

How to Know for Sure that YOU Can Find the Truth in Scripture

How to Hear God When You Pray

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  1. Thank you so much for your discussion on the Holy Spirit and his role in our spiritual journey. I have never heard the story presented in this way…. a way that I understood. I now realize the indwelling voice was (is) the Holy Spirit speaking to me when I need to “act”according to God’s word.
    Please pray for me to listen and act in obedience and seek his wisdom even if doing so is painful and difficult.
    I truly love the way you two interact with each other and share the love of our Heavenly Father!
    Thank you for such an awesome way to start my day!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      I’m so thankful that our conversation was helpful to you, Kathy! God is alive and active in us through His Spirit, and He always leads us to places of good beyond our imagination. (Though you’re right… there’s sometimes pain in the journey.)

  2. Again, love, love, love it! So inspiring to start off my day. I heard a sermon years ago and the pastor preached on the Holy Spirit. He was talking about asking the Holy Spirit into your lives. Most mornings, (I try) when I get up for my quiet time to ask God to fill me with His Holy Spirit. So wanting to be a Spirit led girl, is it necessary to ask God to fill me with His Spirit, or as a believer is the Spirit already in me? From what I heard Laura say, The Holy Spirit is in me as a believer, how fabulous. I just thought I had to ask everyday?? Love this series Amy!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Great question, Jane Ann. Ephesians 1 tells us that all believers in Jesus are sealed with His Holy Spirit. “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Ephes. 1:13b-14) As Laura said, it’s still a great practice to surrender to the Holy Spirit everyday, asking Him to fill us, to speak and to lead us to obedience. LOVE that you’re digging deeper into the power we’ve been given. I’m on the same path, sister!