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Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

Creation Speaks by Shawn Brown

By Shawn Brown

Devotions for the thirsty. Do you have a longing that you know can't be quenched in this world? I know the feeling and that's why I'm inviting you to brew a good cup of coffee and explore with me the scriptures and discover how it satisfies our thirsty souls.
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A Catalyst For Change

Creation Speaks by Shawn BrownOct 30, 2020

When You Feel Lost
Sep 30, 202315:03
Thinking on the Goodness of God

Thinking on the Goodness of God

"Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s." Psalm 103:1-5 nkjv

Aug 15, 202304:43
Whatever You Do

Whatever You Do

Reflections on Colossians 3:17 & Colossians 3:23-24

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."

Aug 13, 202314:55
Living in a World Of Injustice

Living in a World Of Injustice

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore. For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever." Psalm 37:23-27

Jul 25, 202308:21
Reflections on Psalm 31:1-5
Jul 18, 202314:38
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Listen as we tackle the question, "finding purpose in life." Where do we find the answer and come to where we know we are right where we are supposed to be?

That question is like a moving target. We'll discuss that and what Jesus teaches about the way of life.

Listen to more here.
Jun 10, 202310:02
How To Give 100% To Work or Ministry

How To Give 100% To Work or Ministry

How do you give 100% to something that is not yours? “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
May 20, 202310:46
Hearing God's Word: Slow Down and Reflect On What's Right Before You
Apr 14, 202306:15
Moving Mountains: Asking, Seeking and Knocking
Mar 24, 202312:00
The Perfect Law of Liberty

The Perfect Law of Liberty

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17

Listen in as I reflect on a few verses in James 1. 

"See the freedom of God in his sunsets-never a second like one of the foregone!-in his moons and skies-in the ever-changing solid earth!- all moving by no dead law, but in the harmony of the vital law of liberty, God’s creative perfection-all ordered from within. A divine perfection that were indeed, where was no liberty!" George MacDonald. 

Mar 09, 202331:31
What is keeping you from knowing His Love?

What is keeping you from knowing His Love?

What is Keeping you from knowing the Love of the Father?

Lay down your load and follow Jesus. Do you know the love the Father has for you?

Passages in this episode: 

Matthew 16:6 "Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” 

Matthew 19:17 "Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

"The disciples, forgetting who is lord of the harvests of the earth, cannot understand his word, because filled with the fear of a day’s hunger. He did not trust in God as having given; they did not trust in God as ready to give. We are like them when, in any trouble, we do not trust him." George McDonals pg. 80 Unspoken Sermons Series I, II, and III

Mar 04, 202321:09
Something Better For Us

Something Better For Us

"And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us." Hebrews 11:39, 40

Join me as I spend a few minutes reflecting on Hebrews 11. 

Jan 23, 202312:05
Good Things To Come

Good Things To Come

"But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation." Hebrews 9:11

Jan 05, 202303:16
The Light of Man and a Watered Garden

The Light of Man and a Watered Garden

Then God said...

When God speaks, mountains move, the dead are raised, and a new life begins.

"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ." Ephesians 2:4, 5

He takes that which is formless and void and makes beauty and life. He heals the brokenhearted and gives hope where all seems lost.

When John was in prison, he sent his disciples to go ask Jesus if He was the coming one.

Read devotion here.

Dec 05, 202205:34
How I'm Learning To Be Creative Again

How I'm Learning To Be Creative Again

God has not called us to disconnect from work and repress our natural abilities and creative desires; he calls us to be more human and expand upon what we have. We are to influence the world in our work, not the other way around, where the world impacts us.

Nov 14, 202209:26
He Will Finish The Work In Your Life

He Will Finish The Work In Your Life

I'm excited to kick off a new series called Through the Journal. In this series, we will be going through my journal and sharing thoughts I've written down about scripture and what God is doing in my life. God is at work, and as we will discover in this episode, He will finish the work He started in you. 

The following are scripture references from this devotion.

"For Zion's sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns." Isaiah 62:1

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6

"Then they said to Him, 'What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?' Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.'" John 6:28, 29

Sep 14, 202212:35
Psalm 13:5-6 Trusting God

Psalm 13:5-6 Trusting God

“But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭13:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
Jul 11, 202206:06
Behold Our King Comes

Behold Our King Comes

Behold, our King comes.

"Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees." Isaiah 35:3

Are you tired and weary?
Come to the living waters and drink.
Come to the living city of God.

Soon the earth will blossom, and the trees will clap their hands.
The curse will be no more.
The lame will walk, and the blink will see.

We'll run through blossoming meadows,
and dance in the city's streets.
Pain and sorrow will be wiped away.
Death and sorrow will be no more.

Behold, the King comes.
Behold, He comes quickly!

Jun 30, 202208:40
Nothing Is Lost

Nothing Is Lost

Nothing is lost even though you have experienced things you wish you could change. Your suffering and not having all the answers is not a lost cause when you are in Jesus. Know that loss now is fullness later. Listen as we discuss the hope we have in Christ.

"as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things." 2 Corinthians 6:9-10

Jun 20, 202211:52
What A Daylily Teaches Us About Life
May 18, 202204:44
How I Find Peace

How I Find Peace

Are you looking for peace in your life? 

Peace is not the absence of problems, and peace is something we can experience when we are going through difficulties. 

The scripture says, "casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."

Listen as we discuss this topic.

Apr 01, 202207:07
God Shows Up
Jan 09, 202205:16
A City Restored and Our Hope
Dec 28, 202106:44
It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul

Can you say, "It is well with my soul?" 

What is flowing out of your life? Would you say that kindness, gentleness, forgiveness is flowing out of your life? The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 

Set aside that which is causing anxiety, or anger and receive the word that God has put in your heart. 

Listen in as we discuss these topics.

Nov 30, 202108:06
A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

It's easy to sit, think and write about what you want, which is good. But know there will be friction and difficulties when you set out to reach them. Don't let that crush your dreams.

A piece of pottery or hand-turned wood products did not come with ease. There was shaping, carving and much friction to become that piece that carries a weight of glory.

So when I put down this pen, I know I'll be greeted by conflicts and decisions. Endurance and doing the hard thing will be required. A life well lived is not done on the sidelines. A life well lived is one of ups and downs. A life well lived finds a secret place, a secret place of strength.

Read more here:

Nov 21, 202107:20
A Trail, a Field and Life In Unlikely Places

A Trail, a Field and Life In Unlikely Places

A little trail on the edge of town winds through a beautiful field teeming with life. There is much to see and experience and maybe even receive it as our own. Of course, I do not speak of a physical field in a geographic location. Perhaps this field is right outside, and you never once noticed that little trail leading into it. But today may be different, and you decide to venture off and take in the nature and abundant resources waiting for you.

I read from Ephesians 6 this morning. It was quiet. I had a good cup of coffee in hand, and the sun was fighting to make an appearance. As I sat, I thought about what Paul said regarding the work we do, we are to be sincere and to do our work as unto Christ, and when we do our work, don't do it just to be seen by man but "doing the will of God from the heart." Paul said, "whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord." Ephesians 6:6,7 Jesus said not to do your deeds to be seen by others but to do our deeds in secret and God will "reward us openly." The temptation is to do things to be seen, but the kingdom of heaven is different, much different.

How much faith do we have? When we align with the calling of Jesus, we find a better way, and I would suggest it's freeing. Jesus said that His yoke is easy and burden light. If we would give up greed, trust the Father will take care of us, and stop trying to position ourselves to be seen by men, we would be freer indeed. By the grace of God, we will. May we take His yoke upon us today. Oh Lord, change my heart.

Continue reading here.

Nov 11, 202107:52
Use Your Voice to Be an Encourager

Use Your Voice to Be an Encourager

This world is a difficult place with many challenges we face. As the church, we should make it our mission to be an encourager. There is plenty of criticism and plenty of arguments happening, even in the church we see so much division. As believers, the writer of Hebrews writes that we should encourage one another daily. 

"...but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today..." Hebrews 3:13

Nov 09, 202103:60
Being Fulfilled Our Our Work

Being Fulfilled Our Our Work

"Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments."

Psalm 119:73

Your hands made me and formed me. Give me understanding.

We can try to figure life out or look to others for answers, but we cannot answer. So may we pray, Lord, give me understanding.

We can spend a lot of time figuring out our purpose because we think we will know our identity if we know our purpose. But our identity is not what we do. Our life and identity are made complete in Jesus.

What are you putting your hope in; a job, a skill, or someone else?

Listen as we discuss this topic.

Oct 13, 202108:42
It's Time To Show Up
Oct 05, 202118:58
Feeling Overwhelmed? Be of Good Courage!

Feeling Overwhelmed? Be of Good Courage!

"The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea."

Psalm 93:3,4

There is hope when you feel like your problems will overtake you, and the future looks difficult. Listen as we discuss finding courage and peace in difficult situations.

Other verses discussed: Isaiah 43:2 and Psalm 27

Sep 06, 202109:52
My Soul, Wait Silently For God - Reflections on Psalm 62
Aug 24, 202109:08
The Story Begins With Him

The Story Begins With Him

Do you find yourself in a difficult place in life? Maybe your life seems to keep ending up at dead ends for no apparent reason or your sin has filled your life with difficultly and regret. On this podcast I hope to encourage you that your story does not end with you but it begins with God and His grace. We’ll look at Psalm 40 and the hard times David went through and the kindness of God through it all.
Jul 28, 202115:26
When Things Look Impossible: Surrender To The Goodness of God

When Things Look Impossible: Surrender To The Goodness of God

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.”
Jun 24, 202111:05
Where Self-help Ends

Where Self-help Ends

Are you Thirsty?
Jun 23, 202111:39
When You Think Things Won’t Work Out

When You Think Things Won’t Work Out

When life seems uncertain and all logic says it’s impossible there is hope.
Jun 17, 202104:54
The Provision of the Father, Our Heart, and God's Plan For You

The Provision of the Father, Our Heart, and God's Plan For You

"For your Father Knows the things you have need of before you ask Him." Matthew 6:8

Jun 06, 202109:10
A Hope Settled In Heaven

A Hope Settled In Heaven

A devotion about Psalm 119:81-88. 

We want our issues to have a quick resolution, but that is not always the case. Such is the case of the writer of Psalm 119. In verses 81-88, you see the Psalmist is weary when he says, "my soul faints for your salvation" and "my eyes fail from searching your word." He wonders and prays how long until God comforts him. Are you growing weary from searching for answers?

Apr 07, 202109:01
The What Ifs and Should Haves

The What Ifs and Should Haves

What kind of what-ifs and should-haves do you have rolling around in your head? Maybe things didn’t go as you hoped they would- your dreams had the life sucked out, your friendships have gone south, and finances are in shambles. It feels like death has touched everything you once loved.

Mar 02, 202109:12
The Meaning of Trees

The Meaning of Trees

I’m learning it’s not so much about what we can accomplish and more about receiving from Him. Jesus teaches us to pray, “give us this day our daily bread.” He did not tell us to pray for enough for today and tomorrow. Regarding tomorrow, Jesus tells us not to worry.

One evening I went for a walk. As I walked, I was thinking about the trees around me. These beautiful, magnificent healthy trees stood tall and strong. At that moment, the thing that stood out to me was thinking how you really can’t observe them growing. Only with the accumulation of days can you see evidence of the growth that’s been happening all along.

Life is like that. Some days seem slow and uneventful. We wonder what our purpose is and if there is more to the day than there is. But ordinary days is where growth happens, little by little and day by day.

Feb 05, 202106:31
Looking for More Peace In Life
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The Thoughts We Think And How To Have Peace
Jan 24, 202113:27
On Days and Off Days
Jan 17, 202107:05
What's In Your Hand and The Transition
Jan 06, 202109:03
How I'm Learning To Find Happiness
Jan 03, 202106:59
Great Things Are Found In The Dark: Ask, Seek and Knock
Jan 01, 202108:04
Flourish In The Day
Dec 19, 202005:56
Thoughts From The Journal: Our Work
Dec 15, 202011:47
A Catalyst For Change
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The Greatest Adventure and Overcoming Fear
Oct 30, 202006:53
Driven By Circumstances and The Peace of God
Jul 03, 202009:01