63: Rebekah Lyons | Cultivate a Life of Renewal
On today’s episode we had the incredible honor of chatting with National Speaker & Best Selling Author, Rebekah Lyons. We chat with Rebekah about her latest project, Rhythms of Renewal, charting specific ways we can intentionally walk in sustained emotional, spiritual and physical health and renewal. Rebekah shares vulnerably about her own battle with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, offering encouragement for those of us in that same struggle as well as how we as the church can carry one another’s burdens and fight for the healing and renewal of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Rebekah’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, The Huffington Post & more. Alongside her husband Gabe, she serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, an organization helping Christian leaders engage in culture. Gabe & Rebekah have four children, two dogs and live in Franklin, TN.
Wherever this finds you today, we hope this conversation will encourage you with practical steps to cultivate daily habits that will strengthen you mentally, emotionally & physically and lead towards the vibrant life you long for.
QUOTABLE QUOTES :
“I realized I needed to reorder my life. I needed to rebuild a life of health.”
“Play and control cannot coexist. ”
“There’s a big difference between solitude and loneliness. Loneliness is where you believe you’re all alone. Solitude is time spent just you and God.”
“Quiet solitude allowed me to become sensitive again to hear that still, small voice, and to notice the needs of my people.”
“We have an epidemic of loneliness in our culture.”
“Despair is when you believe there’s no more hope… and at some point it becomes a crisis of faith. Our prayer then becomes, ‘God, are you here? Do you care? Are you gonna get in the middle of this?”
“The person struggling isn’t battling because they don’t have enough faith. There is literally a war that’s going on for their soul.”
“If you’re in a place of despair, it’s time to invite others in, to come around you and contend on your behalf, because you were not made to do this alone. We were not made to rescue ourselves.”
“It’s so important to speak out loud the truth about what’s really going on inside of us to someone we trust.”
LIFE CHANGING READ:
LIFE CHANGING HABIT:
Taking a Morning Walk
ADVICE TO THE YOUNGER YOU:
Don’t overthink. Be patient. You have no idea what’s coming, but everything leads to the next thing. It’s ok that seasons of your life have been painful. Death always precedes resurrection. There’s always going to be a new thing coming… even from the place of pain you’re walking through right now.”
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