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Cultivate with Kelly Minter

Ep 3: Trusting Jesus With Everything

4/6/2021 00:30:58
Ep 3: Trusting Jesus With Everything
"She sat at His feet in the good times, she fell at His feet in the hard times."

Today's Episode

Perhaps you've wondered how you can have a relationship with Jesus so intimate that you trust Him with all you hold dear. Today, we'll trace Mary of Bethany's story through the Gospels. She was the one who anointed Jesus's body before His burial. She's also the one who sat at His feet while her sister Martha worked in the kitchen. And she's the one who lost her brother Lazarus when Jesus could have saved him.

The question for us is how did Mary get to the place where she was willing to trust Jesus with everything? What are you and I missing about the Savior that makes what we're holding onto seem so powerful? What of our alabaster jars are we still clutching? In today's episode we'll ponder these questions as we reflect on Mary's relationship with Jesus. When we see Him for who He truly is we'll want to give Him everything. Let's follow Mary's lead and spend time at the feet of The Teacher today.

Character Focus: Mary of Bethany

Scripture References:

Mark 14:3

Luke 10:38-42

John 11:5-6

John 11:17-20

John 11:28-29

John 11:45

John 11:32

John 12:3

Reference to James 1:22

Relevant Links

*No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ 

*Subscribe to accessmore.com or wherever you listen to podcasts so you never miss an episode. 

*Sign up for Kelly's newsletter at Kellyminter.com and receive a 21-Day Devotional called The Blessed Life for a limited time. 

*Follow Kelly on Instagram at Kelly_Minter. Or Facebook at KellyMinterAuthor.  

*Kelly works closely with Justice & Mercy International in the Amazon and in Moldova. You can check out their work here: justiceandmercy.org.

*If you like the opening music to The Cultivate Podcast you can find it on Kelly's record Hymns & Hallelujahs. The song is Time For Singing. 

Cultivate with Kelly Minter

The Cultivate Podcast is all about deepening our understanding of Scripture for a deeper love of Jesus. That's my simple hope. Yet we live in a crazy busy culture that makes it hard to prioritize Bible study. Not to mention, for many of us the Bible can be plain confusing or intimidating. That's why I'm so excited about this podcast! We'll get to study God's Word together.

Absolutely nothing has gone after every crevice of my heart like Scripture. It's the most relevant and alive book on earth and I can't wait for God to meet you exactly where you're at as we open the Bible together. I also happen to love cooking, gardening, having people over, and deep relationships. So I'll always do my best to keep it real, practical, and personal. Whether you're brand new to the Bible or a seasoned student of Scripture, I hope you'll join me on this hopeful journey.

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About Kelly Minter

Hi There. My name is Kelly Minter and I'm a Bible study author and teacher. I've written several Bible studies for Lifeway, including Finding God Faithful, All Things New, No Other Gods, Ruth, and a few others. I love to teach the Bible at my Cultivate Events across the country and also locally at my home church. I have a passion for missions, which is why I also work in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and the Eastern European country of Moldova with Justice & Mercy International. I wrote a book about my work in the Amazon called Wherever The River Runs. It's dear to my heart. I also love cooking, gardening, and having people to my house. It turns out, I pretty much wanted to write about that too, so a cookbook called A Place at the Table was born. Mostly, I love engaging with people as we study God's Word together, which is why I'm especially excited about the brand new Cultivate Podcast.

For a free 21-day devotional called The Blessed Life visit me at Kellyminter.com. Also, I'd love to connect with you on Instagram and Facebook.