The Well-Lopsided Series [Part Three] :: A God-Listening Heart

Dec 18, 2017

“We come as we are, but we don’t stay as we are.” (Priscilla Shirer)

God never requires us to fix ourselves up before coming to Him. His grace covers the pain, shame, guilt, sin, disasters that we bring to the table.

After confessing Jesus as Lord, we are promised the gift of the Holy Spirit. His presence IN US; to continue to heal and repair and redeem the innermost parts of our being.

But God isn’t pushy. He gives you the freedom to invite Him to do a supernatural work you are unable to do yourself. He longs for you to know, at a heart level (not just “know”), who He says you are and what He feels about you. Unfortunately, your wounded souls can create a barrier to hearing His voice clearly.

In this episode I share a bit about my inner healing story. How through prayer I asked God to show me where a lie started, confessed believing it, received forgiveness, and asked Jesus to tell me Truth.

You and I can offer our hurts to Jesus. He is overjoyed to bind them up and heal us.

Scripture mentioned: 

2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 3:14-18 “But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.  Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face,beholding the glory of the Lord,are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Matthew 27:51 “And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.”

1 Samuel 3: 7-11 “Speak Lord your servant is listening.”

What I chat about:

  • The moment a child is given the gift of hearing.
  • How God longs to tell us who we are and how He feels about us.
  • What gets in the way from knowing to believing God’s love for us.
  • How we are the temple that holds the presence of God and Christ removed the veil separating us from God.
  • The process of bringing wounds to Jesus and allowing Him to rewrite the story.
  • My prayer journey, learning about the wounds we carry & compassion of Jesus.
  • The motivation from Samuel & Solomon to clean up our soul to listen better.

Links Mentioned:

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  1. Chardell

    Just listened and some things resonated with me. Is there anywhere you have listed the scripture references mentioned in this series? I would like to study them on my own, but didn’t know the verses.


    • Heather MacFadyen

      hey chardell! thanks for listening. I’m slowly adding the Scripture references. Just added them for part 1 of the series. Sorry I didn’t add them earlier.

  2. Marla beyer

    I’ve fallen in love with your podcast and been listening for quite awhile. I had no idea you were a SLP for c.i. Kiddos!!! We have deaf twins that are (finally!) thriving with their implants after a very challenging journey and I have a mountain of respect for all the miracles you’ve had your hands, voice and heart in! Thanks for allowing God to use you in so many ways!

    • Heather MacFadyen

      hey marla!! that’s amazing! twins with implants. What a journey you’ve been on! Grateful to be a small part of your story, of God’s pursuit of you! Blessings

  3. Kelsey

    Thank you so much for sharing this with your podcast followers. I am in my office crying as I listen, becoming aware of the hurt and healing that need to take place in my life. Thank you for helping provide the tools for healing in brokenness.

    • Heather MacFadyen

      you are very welcome kelsey! I’m so sorry for the tears in the office 😉 but so thankful for God’s work in our hearts. For his healing available if we give Him the opportunity to move in our lives.

    • Heather MacFadyen

      yes! Love the Bible Project! When I saw they did a video on that word I got soooo excited!!

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