Join Ashley and Carlie for their conclusion of The Keys to Living Happy. You’ll learn how to rejoice and meditate in God’s Word! Be empowered as you gain a revelation of the peace, and promises that are available to you through Philippians chapter 4.
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 joined us today. Praise God. My name is Ashley Terradez and this is my awesome wife, Carlie.
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Ashley: Amen. Praise God. We’ve been looking at Philippians, we’re in a series at the moment, and we’ve been looking at Philippians and basically tips for living the abundant life. Praise God. And these are great things and practical things about living the abundant life. These are things that are going to help you experience the life that God paid for you to have. Praise God. And we’re in Philippians 4 at the moment, if you’ve got your Bibles, Philippians chapter four, praise God. And we’re looking at meditating on God’s word. Amen. Meditating on God’s word, Philippians 4. Take it away, Carlie.
Carlie: Yeah, this is Philippians 4:8. It says “Finally,” in other words, after having done all of those other things, we get into this one. “Finally, my brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely,” it’s very English, isn’t it? Lovely. “Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report.” And that’s really important, “If there’s any virtue, if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.”
And then actually the next verse is really good. It says, “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” In other words, a consequence of this meditation is that the peace of God rules in our hearts.
Ashley: Amen. It’s powerful. In fact, I want to back up a little bit more on that, if that’s okay?
Ashley: But I want to back up to verse four of chapter four, and just read you this because it all type of goes together. It’s amazing how sometimes we take a scripture and it’s fine to take one scripture alone, but it’s good to also put that scripture in its context, about what it’s all about. This is Philippians 4:4, and it says, Paul is saying here, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say rejoice,” not sometimes, not when things are going well, he’s saying make a decision to rejoice in the Lord always. Whatever you’re going through, there is things you can find to rejoice about. You can rejoice about just the fact that you’re saved, your salvation.
Carlie: Your breathing.
Ashley: Amen, you can rejoice that you’re breathing. There’s always something you can rejoice about. Someone says, “Well, you don’t understand my situation, Ashley.” No, you don’t understand how awesome God is. I’m not belittling your situation, I’m not belittling your suffering and your pain, whatever you’re going through. We’ve been through some stuff we know it’s tough, whatever you’re going through, I’m just telling you, you can choose to rejoice.
Sometimes it’s through gritted teeth. In fact, I tell people the time when you least feel like rejoicing, the time when you least feel like praising God, is the most powerful time you can praise God. Praise God, force yourself to praise God, because there’s always something that you can rejoice about. “Rejoice always. Again, I say rejoice.”
Verse five, “Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.” Verse six, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving.” When you pray, be thankful, don’t be praying negative prayers, some people pray and say, “Lord, I just pray about my husband. He’s a no good rotten…”
Carlie: “Fix him.”
Ashley: “He’s a no good rotten loser, blah, blah, blah.” “Oh Lord, I pray for my job. It’s a lousy job and I hate it. It doesn’t pay enough. And I hate my boss.” That’s not good prayers, I’m just telling you. “Pray with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God, with thanksgiving.” “And the peace,” this is verse seven, “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” You do these things, this is how you guard your heart and mind. This is how you have great peace in your life.
This is how you have the peace of God entering your life. “Finally brethren,” this goes right on, it flows right in through here. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, whatever things are of virtue, if there’s anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you always.”
Paul’s giving us a formula, if you like, of how to keep in peace and how to not let your peace be robbed and not to be anxious, is do these things. Praise God. “Ashley, I don’t want you to tell me what to do. God loves me.” I know God loves you, we understand grace. This is nothing to do about how God loves you. This is nothing to do with your approval from God. This has nothing to do with whether God’s going to love you anymore. This is, God loves you, God’s approved of you, God’s accepted you. This is how you’re going to live out the abundant life. You know what? This is how you’re going to experience the best God has for you.
God wants you to experience the absolute best. He paid the price for you to experience an abundant life, a great life, a life of peace. I’m telling you, a life of goodness, a life in abundance. And these are some of the things we can do to live these things out. Praise God. We haven’t arrived, but we’ve left with trying to do these things and they work. Praise God. The word of God works. When you put these things in practice in your life, you’ll start experiencing the best God has for you. Amen.
Carlie: Amen. And this is really interesting because I think in our modern culture, there is something that’s been lost in the busy-ness of life. And that’s the peace of God. I think before I was a believer, my understanding of meditation was sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat and, “Om.”
Ashley: You’re talking about far Eastern meditation like, “Om,” clearing your mind, emptying your mind. I’ve never been able to empty my mind, it’s difficult.
Ashley: My mind is just…
Carlie: But true meditation is talking about meditating on the things of God. And when we meditate on the things of God, the fruit of that, the result if you like, is peace. If you find yourself in your life that you’re lacking peace, maybe you’re dealing with a lot of fear, with a lot of anxiety, with a lot of stress, we can go back and we can trace our thoughts back, what have we been meditating on? What have we been giving our time, our attention? Where has our focus been?
I like this scripture. This is in Isaiah 26:3. It says, “He who keeps his mind stayed upon the Lord, is kept in perfect peace.” That word, “peace” is in the original text, in the Hebrew is the word Shalom and Shalom actually means welfare, health, prosperity, peace, rest, safety, favor, wholeness, and friendship.
When we keep our mind stayed upon the Lord, He keeps us in perfect health. Think about that. In perfect peace, in perfect rest, in perfect prosperity, in favor, in wholeness. Man, there’s a whole lot more in that than just peace. And actually I like how it says it in the message, this is the same scripture in the message, it says, “People with their minds set on you, you keep 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, God, you have a sure thing.”
Our peace is not just something, I believe there is a supernatural peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding, but there is a natural peace that comes as a consequence of our relationship with the Lord, as a consequence of whatever we’ve been focusing our heart, our minds and attention on, and this is not based on what’s going on around us. Because it’s easy to be at peace, isn’t it, when everything is going well? It’s when everything’s going well in your life, it’s easy to be stress-free but the challenge is, can we, in times of physical peace, train ourselves to keep our mind focused upon the Lord so that when the storms of life come, we don’t have to lose our peace? We’re not going to get moved.
Ashley: Amen. We need to stay focused.
Carlie: The word of God will be our anchor.
Ashley: Amen. This is Psalm 119:165. This is Psalm chapter 119, great chapter, 119, long chapter but it’s great. We love it. In fact, if you read Psalm 119, just replace the word law or statutes or decrees with the word of God. That’s basically what David’s talking about. You can replace the word of law, every time it says law or statutes or decrees, you could place that for the word of God and it’ll make more sense to you. Praise God. But this is a Psalm 119:165, it says, “Great peace have those who love Your law or those who love Your word.” That’s what David’s talking about, the word of God. And nothing causes them to stumble. And some translations say, “Nothing causes them to be offended.” Nothing will offend them. Praise God. If we keep our mind stayed on God’s word, then nothing will offend us.
Nothing will cause us to stumble and we’ll have great peace. Praise God. But it’s going to be our choice. It’s your choice to keep your mind stayed on the word of God. I have to make this choice too. There’s been times when the circumstance has been screaming at me, maybe it’s the circumstances that you’re not going to make it, this lack is going to get you, you’re going to run out of resources.
Maybe it’s the circumstance. I remember when our daughter, Hannah, was here, you may have seen that story. If you haven’t seen the story about our daughter Hannah’s healing, she was given two weeks to live. You can go to our website, TerreadezMinistries.com and click “About,” and you’ll see the little video of our daughter there. Praise God. She was miraculously healed, but you know what?
After she was healed that night, when we was traveling, she was in the back of the car and she started to choke. She started to show the symptoms of her disease again, and I was tempted. Then the circumstance was screaming at me, this isn’t going to work, she’s not healed, she’s going to die, et cetera. But I chose to meditate on the word of God. I chose it, no, I have authority over this disease in Jesus name. By his stripes, I am healed, my daughter is healed. I chose to think on these things and I chose to use the word of God. And I turned around and I said, “Choking, you stop in Jesus’ name.” And I used my authority as a believer because that was what the word of God said I could do.
I had authority. I used the word of God and instead of letting the circumstances, the surrounding speak to me, I let the word of God come out of me, which I’d meditated on. And I said, “Choking, you stop in Jesus’ name.” And it stopped. It happened one other time, I said, “Choking, you stop in Jesus’ name.” It stopped again. And she’s been symptom-free since then, she was three years old then.
Carlie: She’s 14 now.
Ashley: And now she’s 14. She’s been symptom-free.
Carlie: It’s hard to say, isn’t it?
Ashley: She was symptom free since she was three and now she’s 14. Never been back to the doctors, never had any other treatment, a hundred percent well. The point is this, when we put the word of God in our hearts, when we’re squeezed, the word of God will come out. When we meditate on the word of God, the word will come out and no matter what the circumstance, no matter what other people are saying to us, we can use the word of God against it. Praise God. And we can come out victorious. Amen.
Carlie: Amen. And this isn’t a one-time deal. When we were going through that challenge with Hannah, we absorbed ourselves in the word of God. And I think sometimes, the storms of life can rage pretty loudly around us and if we’re not careful, we’ll very quickly get our focus onto the problems, rather than onto the answer, which is Jesus.
If we’d looked at the doctor’s reports with Hannah, if we’d have considered those things that weren’t noble, weren’t of good report, we could have let our mind focus on those things and we would not have seen Hannah well. We had to get ourselves into the word of God and almost brainwash ourselves with the truth, with the good report, the word of God and it was a conscious decision to put that above the circumstances or even how we felt.
I like what it says in Colossians 3, Colossians 3, verse 2 says, “Set your mind on things above, not on the things on this earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” And the Amplified translation puts it this way, “Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above, the heavenly things. Not on things that are of this earth, which only have a temporal value. For you died to this world and your new life is hidden with Christ in God.”
In other words, set your mind, your affections, the direction of your mind, your thoughts and opinions on the things of God and do that habitually. In other words, to make a habit out of it. We can’t just wait till the middle of the crisis to say, “Man, I’ve got to get some peace. Where’s my Bible at?”
Ashley: What does it say? “In times of peace, prepare for war,” and I know people don’t like to hear this, but while you on this earth, hanging around, Jesus promises this, this isn’t the type of promise we want to put on our refrigerators or the type of promise we want to write on a bumper sticker. But basically Jesus said, there’s going to be tribulation, there’s going to be trials. They don’t come from God. But just because we live in a fallen world and there’s the devil still roaming around and there’s people involved, there’s going to be trials. There’s going to be tribulation. There’s going to be things happening to us. So why not prepare now? The best that you can do is prepare now, get that word of God in you. If, I shouldn’t say when, if a robber ever comes to your house, that’s not the time to start pumping iron and start getting fit.
Carlie: It’s a bit late at that point.
Ashley: It’s a bit late. Jesus talks about the strong man being overpowered. You want to make sure that you’re prepared, you’re ready for battle with the word of God before the battle comes. And if you get the word of God in you, praise God, when you’re squeezed, when you’re under a trial, it’ll be the word of God that comes out of you. Praise God.
But often, when we get into the battle, we’re trying to all of a sudden then start believing the word of God. And that can happen. That can still work. I’m not saying it doesn’t work. What I’m saying is why not prepare ahead of time? Why not get the word of God in you? It’s so good for you. The word of God is always the answer. Praise God.
Psalm 120. He sent His word and healed them. Amen. The word of God is always the answer, so get that word of God in you. And it’s going to take choices. Sometimes you’re going to have to make choices, to put the word of God in you. I know personally some things I do now, when I have some spare time, rather than just going on and looking at social media or going on and playing games, whatever, I go on and start and read the Word. I try and read a chapter a day, at least of Proverbs, one thing you can do…
Carlie: You’re making a habit.
Ashley: Read a Proverb every day. There’s 31 Proverbs, 31 days in a month, read a Proverb a day. That’s a good start. Read three chapters of the Bible a day, whatever it is, but start putting that word of God in you.
And again, there’s no condemnation, there’s no trying to make you do things. We’re just saying, this is a good way that you can experience the abundant life. By putting that word in you, it’s going to make you victorious when you come out the other side, because when a storm comes, you can say, “Now hang on a minute. That’s not right. The banker says we’re going bankrupt.” No, the word of God says he’s going to supply all my needs. The word of God says I have all sufficiency for all things. Praise God. The doctor gives you a bad report. You got this wrong with you, that wrong with you, well, that’s a report. No, no, the report, the truth, the word of God says I’m healed. By His stripes, I’m healed, 1 Peter 2:24. And you start meditating on these things and they’ll come out, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
We want to just encourage you, get the word of God in you. We used to write post-it notes. We used to use post-it notes. I just found this out the other day. Maybe people need to fact check this, as they say, go on the website, fact-check it to see, Snoop it, whatever, Snopes to make sure it’s right. But apparently post-its were made by a Christian man, he actually used to write out Bible verses and then put a little bit of glue on them to stick them on things.
Carlie: So then he made the pre-sticky…
Ashley: And then he invented post-it notes specifically to write out God’s Bible verses on.
Carlie: That’s exactly what I use them for.
Ashley: That’s what we use them for. We write out verses that speak to us. I mean, one time we had them all over our lounge.
Carlie: We did.
Ashley: When we was believing for healing, we had them all over our lounge, all the verses on healing and about faith and about abundance. I’m telling you, get in the word of God, meditate on the word of God. Paul gives you a list of things here in Philippians 4:8 to meditate on, make sure your mind is stayed on these things, because if your mind is stayed on what the world’s telling you, I mean, you turn the TV on now…
Carlie: It’s a battle for your attention, it really is.
Ashley: I’m telling you. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking at.
Carlie: That’s right. Everything in our life is competing for our attention. And really, if you look at how you spend your day or what time you dedicate it, to break your 24 hours up into segments and you would write down how you spent your day, you’d be able to see how much focus you’re putting on the things of God and how much of your time and attention has been distracted into other things.
But this word, “meditate,” this is also somewhere else in the scripture that I really love how it says this. This is in Joshua 1:8 and actually the word meditate means to speak it, study it, utter it or roar it like a lion.
Ashley: Roar it like a lion.
Ashley: You’re going to get me…
Carlie: Don’t go there. He’s going to start singing Katy Perry. Don’t go there.
Ashley: You’re going to hear me roar, baby.
Carlie: Oh my goodness. That’s a different anointing, honey, move on. But Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may be able to observe to do, according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and you’ll have good success.”
Speak it, study, utter it and roar it like a lion and the mouth in that passage actually means to speak as it in a commandment. Take the word of God, absorb it in, speak it, study it, utter it and roar it like a lion, through your mouth as in the commandment. That is speaking the word with authority. Man, that’s a whole different picture there and then it will make our way prosperous. That word prosperous actually means to push forward, advance, break through, be profitable, to succeed, to cause to prosper, to make progress and to come mightily.
Man, some of us need to see some true prosperity in our life right now.
Ashley: Amen. That’s a need.
Carlie: I remember a time, and you reminded me of this, when I was 18 years old, I’d had so many seizures that I actually had some brain damage and I was in a wheelchair and they didn’t know if I was going to walk again, but I would write out scriptures all over sticky notes, post-it notes and put them, even as a new believer, all over my bedroom wall. God gave me a picture of me climbing a mountain and it was in my heart, my youth group in three months time, we’re going to climb a mountain. By reading the word of God, by speaking, studying it, uttering it and roaring it, a picture on the inside of me just started to form.
And it was of me climbing that mountain. And I can tell you everything in the natural, the storms of life were roaring, my body was not cooperating. The doctors reports were not good, they were not noble, they were not of good rapport or good virtue. And they didn’t know if I was ever going to walk again, but there was something on the inside of me that says, “This is not God’s plan for me.” He sent His word and healed me.
And I started just writing these scriptures out, sticking them post-it notes all over my room, and as this picture started to form, I started to see myself differently. When we get the word of God and we start planting in our heart, a different picture is going to form on the inside than what we see on the outside.
That meditation of the heart started to spring forth in my imagination. It started to generate hope and faith. And so what happened one day, I just decided I’m done with this, I’m going to start agreeing with the picture that God’s given me. And I waited till everybody else was out of the house and I’d been a believer about a year and I really didn’t know a whole lot of the word of God, but sometimes that’s a good thing. I mean, I knew enough to be dangerous.
Ashley: You wasn’t religious.
Carlie: I wasn’t religious yet. Yeah, exactly. I just knew the word of God. I just said, “Legs, this is what we’re going to do. You’re part of me and you’re going to have to listen to me.” I started to speak, study, utter and roar at my legs. “This is what we’re going to do today. Legs, we’re going to move.”
And I realized, if I could believe God to move an inch, if I could move one foot, one inch, then I was going to be on my way to moving a step. And so I said, “Well, the first step to walking has to be standing.” I said, “Legs, we’re going to bear weight. This is what we’re going to do.” And I pushed myself up, I sent my wheelchair… We had a big long hallway in our house, from the front to the back of the house, and by the front door, I was at the front of the house there. And I parked my wheelchair right at the back, by the kitchen and I looked at that front door, that long hallway in front of me and I said, “Legs, this is what we’re going to do.”
And I started by pushing myself up on the arms of my wheelchair. I said, “If I can bear weight then I’m on my way.” And as I stood there, I realized for the first time in months, I was actually standing. I’m like, “Praise God, this is awesome. Legs, this is what we’re going to do.” I started roaring at my legs, “We’re going to move an inch. Toes, you’re going to move.”
And very slowly, one foot just started to move in front of the other. As I looked back, I realized I’ve moved a whole step. And people might think, well… Because sometimes I think people get disappointed. They don’t maybe get the traction that they want, but sometimes we just got to start where we were at. I started where I was at. I started speaking the word of God. And I’m putting a little bit of action, a little bit of motion to my boat.
Ashley: And rather than thinking, “Well, I can’t walk. All I can do is stand,” and start giving God thanks that you can stand.
Carlie: Yes, thankfulness, like we were saying.
Ashley: Be thankful for what you’re doing. I mean, one time I prayed for a guy who had a motorcycle accident and he actually lost the use of his arm altogether. I mean, he could use his hands still, but he couldn’t use his arm, his shoulder and his elbow was immovable. All he could do is move his fingers, but he couldn’t move his arm. And I prayed for him and I commanded that arm to start moving. And he started lifting his arm up for the first time in months, started lifting his arm up like this, his shoulder started working and his elbow started working. And I said to him, “Come on, lift it right up.” And he got so far and he couldn’t lift anymore. And he started saying, “I can’t lift it anymore.” And then one of his friends actually said, “Oh, I knew it wouldn’t work. You can’t lift it. It’s not working.”
Carlie: And he got disappointed.
Ashley: And he got disappointed and it went back to normal and he couldn’t move it at all. He should have given thanks, he should’ve just been like, “Praise God, look, you’re moving it a little bit.”
Carlie: You couldn’t do that earlier.
Ashley: Another friend who was a quadriplegic and he started moving his big toe and as soon as he started moving his big toe, his wife was like, “That’s it. You’re going to walk. You’re going to walk.” And he just moved his big toe and she got so excited about him wiggling his big toe. What happened was, they just started having a party about his big toe moving. And it took several years, but eventually he started walking again. Have a celebration about… He wasn’t able to walk, but he was able to stand up and start to take a step. And he started getting excited about that rather than say, “Well, I can’t walk.” Be thankful for what you can do. Start giving thanks to God for what you can do. And start meditating on the good things, the good report.
Carlie: As I started meditating on the good report, on the good things, I realized that I’d not just walked a step, I’d walked five steps and 10 steps. And I look back and before I knew it much, my wheelchair was all the way down the end of that hallway.
And then I had a problem, either I’m going to open the front door and walk through it, or I’m going to have to walk another 10 steps back to my wheelchair and get in it. I don’t know about you, but I was just like, “I’m not going back. There’s only one way out of this and I’m moving.” I opened the front door and I tell you, I just kept on walking. And I walked and I walked and I walked and I met my friends about two miles down the road at a tennis court that day.
And I played tennis. They were a bit surprised to see me at that point. They didn’t anticipate, I was in a wheelchair an hour ago, but there I am playing tennis and three months later, I climbed a mountain. But it all happened because I started speaking, studying, altering and roaring like a lion, the word of God. I let the word of God paint a different picture, a picture of victory on the inside of me. And rather than getting disappointed about not being able to get everything in one go, I started to rejoice, thanking God for the smallest improvement.
You might not have faith to climb the mountain today, but I tell you what, do you have faith to move an inch? I mean, start where you’re at. Put some motion to your boat, give thanks for the good things that God has put in your life right now and start doing. God said to me, “Do what you can do today and a little bit more every day.” Do what you can do right now and just a little bit more. I started by doing what I could do in that moment and just a little bit more. If we can just start where we’re at, who knows, suddenly those mountains don’t seem so immovable anymore.
Ashley: Amen. That’s good. This is Isaiah 54 verse 17. Isaiah 54 verse 17 says, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn.” You know what it’s saying? You should condemn it. When something comes against you and you have a bad report, when someone says something against the word of God in your life, against the promises of God in your life, when it doesn’t line up to Philippians 4:8, when it’s not virtuous, it’s not a good report. It’s not those things that Paul talks about in Philippians 4:8. When it’s something outside of that, it’s up to you to condemn that. It says you shall condemn every tongue that rises up against you, you shall condemn.
But you’re going to need the word of God in you to condemn those things. You’re going to have to know the truth so that you can condemn those things. I’m telling you, it’s powerful when you get this down. There’s been so many times when people have said things against me or against us, and I’ll just use the word of God. I say, “No, that’s not the truth. The truth is XYZ.” And I actually used the word of God against those things. It’s amazing.
Just even little things, we had a big hail storm come through Colorado Springs and on the radio it says, “If you live in Colorado Springs, it’s impossible to avoid hail damage on your house.” I was driving the car and the radio was on and right then and there, I said, “No, Psalm 91, my house is protected. Everything I touch prospers. My house is protected. No hail’s going to come near my house.”
Carlie: You didn’t accept that report?
Ashley: I didn’t accept that report.
Carlie: You didn’t dwell on it because it wasn’t noble, it wasn’t worthy.
Ashley: There’s opportunity to accept bad reports, there’s bad reports everywhere. People will speak things over you all the time. You need this flu shot. You need this insurance, you need XYZ.
Anyway, I’m in the car, I’ve condemned it. We had a hail storm come through a few months later, and our neighbors one side had to have their roof replaced, the neighbors the other side had to have their roof replaced.
Carlie: It was the whole cul-de-sac that had damage somewhere.
Ashley: There was five houses right next to us that got replaced. They inspected our roof. They said we can’t find any damage on your roof. Now that’s just a small example. But when things come against you, you need to condemn them. Jesus did this. When Peter said to Jesus, “Jesus, you don’t need to die. There’s another way.” Jesus came against Peter and said, “No, get behind me, Satan.” It’s up to you to condemn that bad report.
Remember Philippians 4:8 gives you a list there of things you need to be meditating on. And if it’s outside of those things, then you need to really think about, how do I stop them things happening? I need to condemn them with the word of God and I to speak the word over these things.
Carlie: Amen. There’s the tongue rising up against you in judgment and we can condemn it.
Carlie: Life and death are in the power of our tongue. We can speak life over our dead circumstances and see them change.
Ashley: Amen. If it’s not true noble, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtuous or praiseworthy, then don’t meditate on them. Don’t spend time meditating them and let them get on the inside of you. Only meditate and, and think on these things, praise God, and you’re going to have peace. And you’re going to see the word of God more active in your life and you’re going to be able to live the abundant life. Amen.
Carlie: That’s good news.
Ashley: That’s good news. Praise God.
Carlie: You’re going to pray for the people?
Ashley: Let’s pray for the people. Thank you Lord for everyone watching this show, everyone listening to this show. I thank you, Lord. You know exactly where they are and what they need. And I thank you, Lord. You’re going to show them when these bad reports come up, when these negative things come against them. And they’re going to have the words to speak those things, condemn those things and put those things to death.
I thank you, Lord, that every person listening, Lord,, they’re going to use this Philippians 4:8 to realize what things they’re thinking on and to judge their thoughts, to judge their meditations. And I thank you, Lord, you’re going to help them to be able to use your word of God, praise God, and be able to have the victory in these things. I thank you, Lord, you want every single one of us live in abundant life. You want us to live a life that’s fulfilled, that’s peaceful, that’s full of hope and you have great plans for every single person.
I thank you, Lord, that every person listening, Lord, you love them. You have good things for them and You have great plans for them, plans for them to prosper and to live a good life. Praise God. Isn’t that powerful? Praise God. Well, thanks for watching today. We appreciate you tuning in. Praise God. And until next time, hey, don’t just live a normal life, when you can live the abundant life. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Ashley: We 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. 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 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 on this ministry. We’ve got a big vision and we need some partners to help us with that. We believe God’s going to give seed to sowers, 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.
Announcer: Coming up next on the Abundant Life program.
Ashley: You’ve got everything you need to live the victorious life. What faith does is activate what’s already there. Grace has provided it by Jesus Christ coming down and dying for you and rising from the dead. Grace has provided it. Faith is our response, our positive response to what grace has already provided.