Pat's View: Inspirational Stories


Welcome to Pats View! Our view is affected by our circumstances, beliefs and even what we CANT see. Thats why I am so thankful that the Bible gives us a clear lens to view life, so Im zooming in to take a closer look. Please join me as I view life through the lens of Gods Word to live a blessed life!Don't forget to subscribe to the show!


  • Know This and it will change how you pray!

    Know This and it will change how you pray!

    07/08/2020 Duração: 18min

    I pray, first of all because I love God. I love His Presence. I love spending time talking to Him. I've loved God since I was a little girl and He is my dear friend.   But I also pray for results. Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. -- C. H. Spurgeon   While I don't believe we need to have all the right words to get our prayer answered, I believe what we believe when we pray definitely affects our results.   When we know, really KNOW this one thing it will affect our outcome.     SHOW LESS      

  • Are you white knuckling it?

    Are you white knuckling it?

    24/07/2020 Duração: 09min

    Are you white knuckling anything? For me it was the dentist. He had an emergency so I had to wait. I was in the dentist office for 3 1/2 hours. I white knuckled the whole 3 1/2 hours. It was awful. When I got home I was totally drained... but I learned Fear is the big deal, not the dentist. Maybe the dentist is no big deal for you… but the world around us is giving us dozens of reasons to be afraid. We’ve believed their reasons for being afraid. We have believed the lie that fear is normal! When we think it’s normal to be afraid the fear rages inside us instead of around us. Response to Fear Some people respond to fear with anger.                 And some retreat. Then there are times we do both. The paralyses of fear keep us from seeking answers,  truth and peace. Fear of Man We think it’s NORMAL so we embrace the fear of man instead of humbling our hearts and walking in the fear of God, which by the way results in peace. REAL PEACE! The Answer In the previous teaching I s

  • Why you Need to Hold onto the Promise!

    Why you Need to Hold onto the Promise!

    17/07/2020 Duração: 06min

      I have done so many dumb things... some people are wise enough not to mention them; I mention my dumb thing because I think it drives home an important point.   I am constantly amazed at how precise the Word of God can be in times of need. Recently, as I spent time in the Word I came across a verse in a different version than I normally read. Boy, did it ever jump out at me!   "Patient endurance is what you need now..."   Wow! God had my number that morning! There comes a time when you just gotta hold on...that's endurance. The patient part is a matter of attitude. I'm the only one that can control my attitude. I can get in a tizzy or I can be patient. There's peace in patience. Fear in tizzy.   Hebrews 10:36 NLT the verse continues "so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised."   It was exactly what I needed to hear, because I am desperate to receive God's promise. What about you?   I know! I know! It is so much easier to

  • Fresh Bread

    Fresh Bread

    10/07/2020 Duração: 04min

    Are you hangry? I’m hearing that word used more and more these days. Merriam-Webster has added it to their dictionaries; so, it’s officially a word. Maybe you’ve seen or experienced the irritability that is caused from hunger displayed publicly. You know if you’ve listened to my 21 Day Think God’s Way for a Change that I don’t believe we have to allow our emotions to drive our actions, but the fact remains they often do.   But  have you ever thought about the fact…  that your actions are affected by another kind of hunger…God’s Word.   I don’t have to tell my husband if I haven’t been feeding my spirit…he can tell. I don’t have to tell my kids either… they can tell.   God’s Word nourishes your spirit. You can’t live off an occasional sermon. You need DAILY BREAD.   May I suggest that you add God’s Word to your breakfast? If you skip breakfast, please don’t skip God’s Word! You need it right now more than ever. One more thought to leave you with… it’s not how much you eat of God’s Word that nourishes you; it’s

  • Not Greater Than Less Than but Equal All Made in Gods Image

    Not Greater Than Less Than but Equal All Made in God's Image

    20/06/2020 Duração: 19min

    In Math we don’t have any problem understand 8 is less than 9 11is greater than 9  Greater than and less symbols are very important Math symbols. They are used in writing computer “if then” statements. But this kind of comparison is very destructive and divisive when we try to use them to establish a persons worth. My Mother called it the Big "I" and the Little "u". We all lose with this kind of mentality becomes the norm. Mark Twain said "Comparison is the death of joy." Research indicates that it is the breeding ground from some of the life's most defeating emotions...low self-confidence, jealousy and depression. There is a diabolical spirit behind the greater than less than comparison. I want to talk with you about what it means to bear the image of God. It's an exciting reality.

  • His Story is Our Story

    His Story is Our Story

    03/06/2020 Duração: 16min

    I absolutely love the picture that Acts 10:38 NLT gives us of Jesus. “And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”   Does that verse excite you?  Does it inspire you…does it make you want to see the sick healed? Does it make you hungry for miracles? How it affects you will depend on how you read it.   In preparation to talk to you about Pentecost I looked at Robert P. Menzies’ book Pentecost This Story is Our Story. At the very get go a quote absolutely seized my heart “The hermeneutic of the typical Pentecostal believer is straight-forward and simple: the stories in Acts are my stories—stories that were written to serve as models for shaping my life and experience.” Did you see that? “stories that were written to serve as models for shaping my life and experience.” How do I read the gospels and Acts? Do I believe His story should be my story? Of course

  • How does Ezekiels vision of dry bones affect you?

    How does Ezekiel's vision of dry bones affect you?

    16/05/2020 Duração: 21min

                     Resurrection is a powerful word. From life to death…that we can comprehend, but from death to life is impossible…until you meet The Resurrection. John 11:25 NIV "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;”   Wow! Resurrection life lives in us when we believe on Jesus. Don’t you wish everyone knew Jesus?                                                One of the most powerful illustrations of the resurrection in the Old Testament is found in Ezekiel 37.   Ezekiel was both priest and prophet to the Jewish exiles in Babylon. He encouraged them to take responsibility for their sins, to stop rebelling against God and never stop believing that they would one day inhabitant the land God had given them. They would once again be one nation instead of two.   The Jewish people were so discouraged. To express their hopelessness They coined a phrase, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.” They repeated it amo

  • Praying the Names of God

    Praying the Names of God

    02/05/2020 Duração: 13min

    Praying the redemptive names of God brings me so much peace. His name reveals His nature. Here are the 7 names and the scriptures that link them to the cross. Below I quoted from F.F. Bosworth's, Christ the Healer. I changed the verses to NIV version unless otherwise noted.   JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH is translated "The LORD is there," or present, revealing to us the redemptive privilege of enjoying His presence. Ephesians 2:13 NIV (©1984)"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”   JEHOVAH-RA-AH is translated "The LORD is my Shepherd." John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.   JEHOVAH-SHALOM is translated "The LORD our Peace" Jesus said, "My peace I give you." John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.   JEHOVAH-NISSI-"The LORD is our Banner," or "Victor," or "Captain." 1 Corinthians 1

  • Effective Partnership With God

    Effective Partnership With God

    25/04/2020 Duração: 14min

    Effective partnership with God! What an amazing thought. We understand the power of partnership in business, marriage and sports...but how do we partner with God? Philemon 1:6 BSB says "I pray that your partnership in the faith may become effective as you fully acknowledge every good thing that is ours in Christ." It's a powerful thought and can be a powerful reality when we follow this tidbit of advice tucked in the greeting of Paul's letter to Philemon. Here's some key verses I want you to read. Ephesians 3:8 NLT "Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ."   1 Corinthians 2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." 2 Corinthians 4:13 NIV “It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,

  • Divine Reset

    Divine Reset

    11/04/2020 Duração: 16min

    God was talking to Joshua, but this is a good reminder for you too! Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." What do you do in difficult, trying times when it is dark everywhere you turn? As I began to pray and seek God about the whirlwind of trouble facing the world. I didn't hear much at all. As I talked with my husband he felt God was saying reset. I began to pray, "Father, what are you saying to us?" Basically God gave me 5 words… Reset: Refocus Repent Replace Rejoice That was it. He didn't say much else, so I kept praying. Father, what does this mean. Give me understanding. On Sunday I listened to Dr. Tony Evans, how I’ve prayed for that dear man in the loss of his precious wife so recently. His sermon Divine Disruptions was the edge pieces of the puzzle that the 5 words God had given me had been for me. After I listened to the sermon and returne

  • 4 Ways to Quiet Your Spirit

    4 Ways to Quiet Your Spirit

    05/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    Quiet Your Spirit. The engineer sounded his whistle long and LOUD at the little guy watching beside the tracks. It was loud. The ground rumbled under us as the black train engine roared past. I held Brayden's hand to keep him safe, but I wanted to put both hands over my ears. Brayden loves trains. And I love Brayden. Noise isn't just at railroad crossings…it's everywhere. Loud radios. Screaming sirens. Angry voices. Crying babies. Phones demanding our attention. Email alerts screaming to be read. Social Media nags us to peek. Work drives us. And that's just the outer noise. As much as noise is a part of the world around us; we need some quiet too! How do we find it? In this podcast I look at the railroad warning to give us 4 Ways to Quiet our Spirit. I've used them for years and what a difference they have made in my quiet time with God.  

  • Dont Underestimate The Power Of Worship

    Don't Underestimate The Power Of Worship

    05/03/2020 Duração: 17min

    Feeling the uncertainty of life right now? Feeling like the world is swirling in a storm around you? It's time to pray AND it's time to worship. Your worship is powerful. Here are some important verses I want to share with you.   Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory above the heavens. 2From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praiseb on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger. 3When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place— 4what is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him?     Psalms 8: 2 New International Version Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. This verse is so good that I had to share a couple different translations with you. New Living Translation You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencin

  • Filled With Holy Spirit

    Filled With Holy Spirit

    29/02/2020 Duração: 13min

    Filled with Holy Spirit? Sometimes God raises up trail blazers, people that go before us, who pay the price so that we can enjoy the benefits that come from their sacrifice. William J Seymour, an African American pastor, was one of those people. He was one of the most influential men in the revival that birthed the modern Pentecostal movement. A movement that includes 600 million people. I want to do more than just tell you about Him. I want to look at his life, because he modeled some attributes that we need to possess as believers.

  • A Love Letter For You

    A Love Letter For You

    20/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    A Love Letter Everyone wants to feel loved. It makes you feel treasured...valuable. The experts tell us feeling loved makes you live longer, less doctor visits, healthier, happier, even less anxiety. One thing I know for sure it makes you feel happier.   I read my sweetheart's letters eagerly because I loved the author and I wanted to know what was on his heart. Also, I wanted to hear how much he loved me and I wanted to get to know him better. That's exactly the same reason why I read the Bible. You see I... know the author and I love Him! want to hear how much He loves me! am desperate, absolutely desperate to know Him better. His Words give life Proverbs 4: 20-23 NIV 20My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Life. Health. To all that find them. To

  • Number 1 Trademark

    Number 1 Trademark

    13/02/2020 Duração: 20min

      Click here to download the free cheat sheet from today's episode. A trademark tells us some important things: It distinguishes their product from other manufacturers. Identifies it's maker. Identifies its value. The Number 1 Trademark is Love. God's Trademark is Love God is love.   God is the source of love.   God made you in His very image...that makes you very valuable. Genesis 5:1 ESV This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Regardless of what you may have been told or even believed, you are not an accident or a mistake. Psalm 139:15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. God wanted you to be born. He made you to connect with His love. God loves you. Ephesians 3:16-19   16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,   17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that

  • Want to Be More Fruitful?

    Want to Be More Fruitful?

    06/02/2020 Duração: 24min

      Fruitfulness is the natural outcome of healthy fruit trees and believers. It's how we glorify God and demonstrate that we are disciples of Christ. So of course we want to be fruitful. Recently, I talked with you about  "What it mean to follow Jesus." Jesus describes the qualifications in Matthew 16:24 NLT Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.   (If you missed myblog/ podcast, What does it mean to follow Jesus? Here’s the link. I'll put it at the bottom of this post as well.)  I've also put the link for the cheat sheet and the outline for this week's podcast. I’ve got to tell you that in John 15, Jesus takes the relationship of a believer or follower of Christ to a whole ‘nother level! His challenge and command deepens both the relationship and the responsibility from following to abiding. More than following...abiding! Let’s look at John 15. Jesus is painting a word picture that they will understand readil

  • Looking at Frustrations With a New Attitude

    Looking at Frustrations With a New Attitude

    23/01/2020 Duração: 11min

    I want to give you a cheat sheet that will help you get the most of this podcast. Click here to download now. What do you do when things don’t happen the way you wanted them? We can make some great plans, but sometimes they just don’t work out… Have you planned something recently that didn’t work out like you planned? Our trip got longer when the traffic came to a total stop, so we took a detour. At first, it stressed us, frustrated us, but then I realized the detour was just what we needed. Wayne enjoyed the rustic countryside and I saw something I had wanted to see for years! They were beautiful. So beautiful. They were a gift. Sunflowers--magnificent sunflowers a golden gift on tall green stems from God just cause…no reason, except He wanted to remind me that He loves me and that He knew how long I had dreamed of seeing a field of sunflowers.   I am so thankful for His little surprises. Have you heard the jingle “Everything is better with bluebonnet on it”? Well, I can tell you first hand everything is

  • Is perfectionism keeping you from creating a masterpiece?

    Is perfectionism keeping you from creating a masterpiece?

    21/01/2020 Duração: 10min

    I want to show you what I'm talking about in this podcast. Here's the link.  Is Perfectionism keeping you from creating a masterpiece? Is perfectionism stopping you? It's not your friend!  I want to show you something. It's only a tiny square of one of Vincent Van Gogh's earliest works. If you're expecting to see the polished, flawless perfection of Gerret Willemsz Heda ( who painstakingly smooths all the tracks of his works; then you'll be dissappointed.   Look the heavy brush strokes. For most people the sand in the paint would be reason enough to throw it away? Not to mention the uneven strokes!  The Big Picture It was the messiness of the strokes, the dull beige and the sad grey colors, even the sand embedded in the paint that makes this painting powerful.  Zoomed in As long as I was zoomed in on a single corner all I could see was messy...I don't like messy. Do you?  Perfectionism says, "Messy is bad. It has to be perfect." Zoomed Out But when I zoomed out to see the big picture, I didn't see messy anymo

  • What Does It Mean To Follow Jesus

    What Does It Mean To Follow Jesus

    16/01/2020 Duração: 14min

    What does it mean to follow Jesus? Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast so you don’t miss a single episode. Sometimes we trust people better than we do Jesus. Jesus says “Follow Me.” This command isn’t just for people in the Bible. It’s for us too. 1 Peter 2:21 NLT For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. How can I follow Jesus if I can’t see Him? Matt 16:24 NLT Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. There are numerous things we see in Jesus example… Suffering is the one He listed here . But His example also includes His Love Knowledge of Scripture Prayer Life Miracles John 14:12 NLT “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. I want to give you a reminder to put in a 5X7 frame in your house. Se

  • Can you Experience Gods Heart for your year?

    Can you Experience God's Heart for your year?

    09/01/2020 Duração: 22min

    What is in God's heart for your year? Jeremiah 29:11 NIV For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV influenced your goals too. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. God is trustworthy! Envision Your Dream! Has reality ever slapped you in the face? What belief's and thoughts do you have that will stop you from reaching your goal? Joshua's challenge For Joshua it wasn't a new year that challenged him; it was a new responsibility. Joshua1: 2 NLT “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. Do Something! God is with you! Jesus has given you that same promise tucked into the great commission in Matthew 28:19,20. Don't compartmentalize your life. 3 John 1:2 NKJ shows us that rea

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