THE SPIRIT OF INTIMIDATION
The morning after I released this video, my inbox was flooded from people across the globe. I still get testimonies to this day from this video. Having traveled to the beautiful shores of Maui to the poorest places in Mexico and back to Bel Air, I can say with confidence the spirit of intimidation is not just in your world. It is a universal tool the enemy uses to keep us small, unseen and to get us to partner with laying down what God wants to do through us.
Video – My journey with the spirit of intimidation – YouTube
Podcast – Spirit of Intimidation by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
TELL ME A STORY
I encourage you to embrace this activity as part of your family connection time. Children love hearing stories, and there is something so life-giving about hearing stories about your family members.
Spend some intentional time thinking of your own childhood stories, as well as those of your parents and grandparents.
Gather the children, perhaps over a fun dinner, cup of hot cocoa, or all piled on the bed, and tell them a story.
Maybe you will want to draw a question out of a hat, or maybe you will want to make it a part of your bedtime routine for a while? Either way, just make sure you are passing down the family stories; even those that feel trivial will teach a child about where they came from.
Some great ideas to share with your kids would be a time you:
- Were proud of your achievements
- Got in big trouble
- Traveled somewhere fun
- Teased your sibling
- Had fun with friends
- Felt scared
- First met Jesus
- Moved into a new home
- Met a new friend
Pass on the stories you were told about your parents and grandparents – where did they live, go to school, what did they do for work, how did they meet and marry?
In this five-minute message, I share the importance of passing the stories onto your children from their generational line: What’s My Story by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
STAYING IN THE FRYING PAN
I just want to give a word of encouragement to those of you who are feeling the squeeze and tension of being transformed. One of the hardest seasons to steward is what I call seasons of ‘holy dissatisfaction.’ You have the revelation that there is more and can no longer be content with the former but are not yet in the new. It is like taking your foot off of a rock and not yet landing on the next one. This season is uncomfortable because we have eyes to see that our old ways of operating are no longer working, and we want to grab onto anything familiar and secure. Jesus is your anchor in these seasons. Grab onto Him, His Word, and focus on His presence. It is not up to you to figure everything out. Your job is to be humble and keep your eyes on Him. He is faithful to move us where we need to be. Trust Him in the process. Remember to increase your time spent reading the Word, worshiping, and declaring, “Jesus, I trust You!”
Video – Staying in the Frying Pan! – YouTube
Podcast – Stay in the Frying Pan by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
THE MESSES THAT BRING HEALING
In this podcast, Lisa shares about a time her daughter made a big mess and how God used it to pull out a heart splinter so deep in her heart. Sometimes we only see their behavior, but God sees what needs to be healed and aligned back to him. Be encouraged by this glorious testimony.
The Messes that Bring Healing by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)