Ep. 71 Learning How You Communicate With God with Darla Trendler
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In this episode, we’re talking with Darla Trendler, host of the Spiritually Minded Mom podcast about communicating with God. Darla has so much wisdom to share when it comes to the spiritual life.
We chatted about:
Seeing God as a partner in motherhood
The most important thing Darla has learned about receiving answers from God
How taking action gives us power
How to start communication with God if you’re feeling stuck in your spiritual journey
Creating an environment that invites God’s presence in our lives
The secret to dealing with overwhelm (this part is life-changing!)
Links Mentioned In This Episode
Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast- This is Darla’s podcast and is a must to listen to! We can’t get enough of her podcast and know you’ll love it too! If you have teenagers then this podcast is just what you need! If you’re a mom or mom to be you’ll also love it. Go check it out today!
You can find Darla Trendler on Instagram: @spirituallymindedmom
p.s. Kristin was also a guest on The Spiritually Minded Mom podcast ep. 57 How to Use Writing & Visualization as a Conduit to God. If you love The Progress Project and Darla’s interview then you’ll love this one!
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Recap of Episode
The Most Important Thing About Receiving Answers From God
Taking Action is Key!!
Darla says, “I think the biggest thing I’ve learned can be summed up in one word: act. If you want to live in personal revelation, if you want to be guided by God, then when He tells you to do something, do it.
When I acted, I received power. I started to feel like I was living in personal revelation.”
It’s so great to ask yourself, “What is most essential now?” Then act! It’s so hard not knowing all the answers, but as soon as you act then the next step becomes much more clear.
We loved how Darla Partners with God as a mother. She said, “When I partner with God, He can give my kids exactly what they need. I don’t have to be everything to them. In motherhood, He knows so much more about our kids than we do and we don’t have to be everything because He is everything.”
The Secret to Dealing with Overwhelm
If you’re feeling overwhelmed then you’re relying on yourself. You have to rely on God.
I’ve made a choice that I’m not going to feel overwhelmed.
I can’t rely on myself. I have to rely on God. And when I rely on Him I can do everything that HE wants me to do. There’s an enabling power in the Atonement and that is what I’ve learned -- that I can do more with Him. I can’t do it on my own.
Feeling Stuck In Your Spiritual Journey?
If you’re stuck in a spiritual journey, just start by asking God how He feels about you. He will let you know and it may not be in the way that you think.
I think we’re entitled to a partnership with God and communicating with Him. It takes listening and figuring out how He speaks to us but He wants to communicate back with us. It’s not just a one way thing.
We create an environment in our lives that either invites His presence or pushes it away. It might not be through something you think of as a direct sin, but might be something like using our time on an activity that’s not necessarily bad instead of so many other things that could bring actual goodness into our lives. It pulls and creates more of that distance from God. Then when you come back to the things that bring you close to Him, it’s hard to find that connection when you have taken actions that put the distance there.
“If you’re feeling overwhelmed then you’re relying on yourself. You have to rely on Him.”
- Darla Trendler
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