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Graceologie Episode 39: Melissa Spoelstra


Melissa Spoelstra on the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast

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OVERVIEW:

My guest on episode #39 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is Melissa Spoelstra, author of a new book, DARE to HOPE. Looking at today’s world, HOPE usually isn’t the first word that comes to mind. On a personal front, marriages fail, bank accounts run low, friendships end, and the everyday demands of a fast-paced life gets us down. Melissa unpacks a hope-filled message that will remind you God is rich in mercy and love and has good plans for His people.


HIGHLIGHTS:

Favorite perfume: Dolce & Gabbana The One

God’s phone number:  “‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” (Jeremiah 33:3)

Write honestly in your journal. Say the things to God. Wrestle.

Rehearse the attributes of God.

Your events + Your response = Outcome

6 THEMES OF HOPE found in the book of JEREMIAH

#1. Surrender (“I can’t, but God can.”)

#2. Reject counterfeits (Where do you turn when you’re in despair? Reflect on this.)

#3. Listen (It takes time!)

#4. Check your heart (Has your heart been hardened?) Psalm 51… create in me a new heart, Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.

#5. Take personal responsibility (Own it.)

#6. Pursue Intimacy with God (Jesus)