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Cultivate with Kelly Minter

Ep 4: When People Aren't Enough

4/13/2021 00:30:56
Ep 4: When People Aren't Enough
"Though Jacob never chose Leah, God had chosen her."

Today's Episode

Have you ever thought, if only this person would change I'd finally be happy? Or if this person would choose me I'd be fulfilled? Sharing one of the more personal chapters of her story, Kelly will help us recognize idolatry in our own lives. Especially when it comes to the false gods of people. We'll look at the lives of Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29-30) who had both made false gods out of people. Things like comparison, jealousy, anger, and manipulation had gotten the best of them. As a result, they often missed the pursuit and blessing of God in their lives. 

Leah and Rachel are relatable examples of what happens when we try to find our fulfillment in our relationships or our status we will always be let down. More than just trying to overcome jealousy and comparison, today we'll see that the Lord's timing is always better than our own. His pursuit of us is always richer than our dreams and desires. Idolatry is a chameleon sin. Because it blends in, it's easy to miss. Today we'll expose it and call it by its name. Freedom awaits!

Character Focus: Rachel and Leah

Scripture References
Genesis 29:28-35
Genesis 30:19
Genesis 30:1-2
Genesis 30:8
Genesis 30:14-16
Genesis 35:16-19
Genesis 30:22-24
Gen 49:31
Matthew 1:1-2, 16 (genealogy).

Today's Episode Links
*If you want to go deeper on this topic, check out Kelly's Bible study called No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit Of Christ
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*Kelly works c losely 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.