Part 2 | Legacy – Interview with The BRAVE Leaders

Part 2 | Legacy – Interview with The BRAVE Leaders

ANCHOR + WAVES

A PODCAST FOR WOMEN

Part 2 | Legacy - Interview with The BRAVE Leaders

by Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Our leaders & the inception of a High School group called BRAVE | 1:58
  • Breez Marker on making acquaintances and coming to own her faith | 2:51
  • Kristen Sands on the importance of Jesus in the home, behind closed doors  | 6:12
  • Sessions from a BRAVE retreat and thinking about, “Who is this great God that makes us Brave?” | 11:01
  • It’s not just identifying sin, it’s bringing it to the Lord so we can defeat it | 20:02
  • How walking with others can impact your journey with Jesus | 25:15
  • Show your daughters how to find faith and Jesus in any of life’s circumstances  | 31:57

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | DISCIPLESHIP IS KEY

The whole idea of older women mentoring younger women and coming alongside them to do life with them is sorely needed in our world today. As the coming generation continues to grow, the lessons and wisdom from the previous generation become key in our spiritual growth with Christ. It is one of the most desired avenues of community time and time again. When we have the tools, leadership knowledge, and access to resources in our own lives as we begin to take ownership of our faith, we are able to continue in developing a relationship with Christ. When there is growth and nurturing in your personal life, at home with your family, behind closed doors, our next generation can learn how to, “feed themselves” from the Word, so they don’t become stagnant on their walk. It’s definitely a two-way street, we crave mentors the same way that they desire to mentor.

2 | LEADING SHOULD TAKE US OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE

When we are put in charge of others, we often don’t think of the situations that are going to stretch us. Good leaders are those that model the culture that they want to see implemented. They partake in growth and actions and behaviours that stretch and push them towards avenues that are desirable, not those that are comfortable. And we’re often not able to realize we’re in those positions until they’re right under our nose. Jesus is guiding us constantly on a path that he’s laid out for us, a path that is designed for our success. The more we lean into him in times of uncomfortable growth, the closer we become to modelling his characteristics daily.

3 | WHEN IN DOUBT, PURSUE AUTHENTICITY

One of the things that teenage girls are really good at is sniffing out things that are not authentic. We are constantly bombarded through numerous media platforms, daily, about the pursuit of these intangible goals. We always hear you should be more this or more that while being less of another thing. It can truly be exhausting. Just remember that we are called to be authentic. We are called to build relationships with others and love them as Christ has loved us. Plain and simple.

SHOW NOTES

Welcome back to Anchor + Waves as we go into Part 2 of our series on Legacy, following Part.1- our interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair. Today we’re speaking with Breez Marker and Kristen Sands, two of our young adult leaders for our High School Bible study, “BRAVE”. Listen in as we discuss finding your voice amongst peers, walking with Jesus when it’s tough, and how to lean into your family in Christ.

Our goal is to help us look either forward on the pathway that we’re looking to take with Christ, or to look back at where Christ has taken us, and reach out to those that are in need. Today, we really push into what it means to put yourself in correct standing with Christ so we can be the next generation of Christ Followers for this world. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us or learn more about our Bible Studies and Women’s Groups.

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Part 1 | Legacy – Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

Part 1 | Legacy – Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

ANCHOR + WAVES

A PODCAST FOR WOMEN

Part 1 | Legacy - Interview with Lawanna Busby St. Clair

by Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • An introduction through a vibrant man of faith | 1:27
  • Always ask, “How is it with your soul?” | 6:42
  • Have a passion for finishing the race well  | 12:03
  • Life is the tale of two stories, one finite and frail the other eternal and enduring | 14:21
  • We have to take inventory of our lives through “Spirit Lead Self-Leadership” | 22:41
  • Your ministry is only going to be as healthy as your insides | 27:12
  • Be that safe person for someone else, let your heart be a safe place for others | 36:47

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | MAKE SURE YOU HAVE one ‘HEART FRIEND’

It is imperative that you have a safe space created where you can be completely honest with at least one ‘heart friend’ in your life. As Christians, we need someone whom we can be real, and tough, and honest, and deep, and authentic with and call each other up to God. This is someone who holds you accountable, and you them. Make sure that you have that person in your life who is constantly asking, “How is it with your soul?”, so you can sharpen your heart and your relationship with the Father.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. | Proverbs 4:23 NIV

2 | KEEP YOUR EYES FIXED ON ETERNITY

We need to keep the focus of our stories on the one who endures, the one who matters. It is so easy for us to get caught up in the minutia of making our own stories matter. Our lives are that of a blink of an eye, yet we spend hours, days, weeks, worrying about the lasting impact we will have on things that aren’t eternal. Although the laundry has to get done and the errands have to get done, just remember to practice the presence of Jesus.

Life is the tale of two stories; one, finite and frail, the other, eternal and enduring. | Louie Giglio

3 | iron sharpens iron

The reason we have our ‘heart friends’ is so that we’re held accountable. We want that truth to be held up to us in a mirror. It is only duress that iron can sharpen iron, under difficult, uncomfortable, and pressurized circumstances are we able to become what God has intended. We all run through periods of time where we lose focus on what’s important, we fall victim to the pressures of the urgent and important. This is the time for you, or those in your life, to call you back to that stability of Christ.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. | Proverbs 27:17 NIV

SHOW NOTES

We are so excited to bring you our two-part series on Legacy! It is truly a passion of ours that we reproduce the passion for Christ in each generation. Today we speak with Lawanna Busby St. Clair on what it means to make sure that what you’re handing off for the next generation is healthy, good, and Christ-centered. We want to pass along a vibrant, alive faith. Find your “soul-friends”. 

Our goal is to help us look either forward on the pathway that we’re looking to take with Christ, or to look back at where Christ has taken us, and reach out to those that are in need. Today, we really push into what it means to put yourself in correct standing with Christ so we can raise the next generation up. You can click one of the buttons below to get in touch with us, check out Til Death Do Us Part: Conversations With the Widowed: Marriage, Life, Death, And Love, or learn more about our Bible Studies and Women’s Groups..

WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND US

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Monday - Wednesday | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM