Have you ever felt like peace is not something you have access to? Have you been feeling overwhelmed and consumed with the challenges of everyday life?
Then this is the episode for you.
It can be challenging to accept that rest and peace do not equate to laziness. We have to learn that we can’t operate out of exhaustion. God would not have us to do that.
Sometimes it takes time for us to find internal peace. According to this week’s guest, Candance Greene seeking peace is not a passive action.
Candance L. Greene is a published writer, podcaster, and the founder of Cherishedflight, a ministry dedicated to helping women realign with the peace of God. She has produced over 100 episodes of Cherishedflight the Podcast where she shares biblical steps women can take to implement the peace of God in their lives on a daily basis.
Through Cherishedflight.com, Candance shares a series of blogs on topics ranging from abiding with God, to forgiveness. She’s also conducted sets of blog series on the Fruit of the Spirit, Praying the Names of God and Abide In Me, which centers on Christ’s message to His disciples in John 15:1-11.
Candance is known for introducing the concept of #PeaceBreaks for women who are overwhelmed by the demands of marriage, motherhood, and maintaining their careers. With the #PeaceBreak, Candance encourages women to step away from what they are doing to carve out moments in their day to pray and breathe to decrease stress and reconnect with the presence of God. She has conducted live #PeaceBreak sessions with multiple aduiences, as well as on weekly episodes of Cherishedflight the Podcast.
In 2018, Candance released her book Inhale Peace: A 31-Day Journey to Realign with the Peace of God. The devotional was created to be a daily guide for people to connect with the peace of God every day of the month. She also launched Inhale Peace: Journey Through the Devotional, a video series that walks her #PeaceCollective through each day of the devotional.
Candance is a graduate of Paine College where she earned a BA in English, and Goucher College, where she earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She has been published in a variety of anthologies, scholarly books and journals including: Bittersweet: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Women’s Poetry; Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction; Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir; and the Huffington Post. A native of Nashville, Candance now resides in Baltimore with her husband and three children.
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- Seeking and maintaining peace is an act of aggression
- You have to train your mind thoughts an how you speak in order to maintain your peace
- When you are who you are – you have to be who you are
- You will get to the point where its too much of a battle to not be who you are
- You can be in the middle of a storm, pit or valley and God still uses you to encourage someone else
- You need to speak your truth to have peace
- Sometimes your body will force a sabbath rest if you’re not willing to be still
- Sometimes a setback is a repositioning of how you think
- If you don’t take sabbath – your sabbath becomes an illness
- Opportunities often come dressed as obstacles
- You need to be famous at home first: in your relationship with God, in your body and at home with your family
- Sometimes it takes a setback for us to focus on the fame that is most important
- Choosing to let go and surrender can be one of the most difficult things to do
- You have to go to your GPS when you’re being redirected. GPS: God’s Plan in Scripture
- If you’re overwhelmed – you have to STOP and put something down
- The initial encounter of seeking Gods peace might be an act of aggression because of what He will require you to do
- We have to come clean and accept we are harboring unforgiveness for God
- People have faith until they have to have faith – you can’t go to people when you need to go to God
- There are some places we don’t want to go – but those are the places where what need is
- A Peace Break is taking time to reconnect with the peace of God
- There is nothing wrong with being proud of what you accomplish
Candance’s Book Recommendation: The Emotionally Healthy WomanL: 8 Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life by Jeri Scazzero
She Thrives Means living authentically, transparently, with Gods peace and opening self up to do what God has for me to do without fear, hesitation and with obedience.
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My Journey From Setback to Impact
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