Graceologie Episode 39: Melissa Spoelstra
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.
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)