Saints, are you having problems reading your Bible? What things are hindering you? Are you easily distracted? Are you finding studying the Bible is even more difficult than reading it? Could ADHD be a factor? Our guest, Elad Shapira, who is a Spiritual Director and Formation Coach, with host, Lyvita Brooks will help you identify if you are lazy or if there is something else, afoot, as well as, ways to overcome the hindrances.
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Welcome to Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast. The place where we help you manage your time through developing spiritual disciplines in order to spend quality time with God. Spiritual Disciplines help keep you Christ-focus by creating space in your schedule for doing just that, and then, becoming a part of what you do and who you are.
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Saints usually I have someone on the episode that I have had some type of connection with, via personally, acquaintance, or a book. Neither is true for our guest today, and yet as we conversed back and forth through email, it was quite evident that he should be on Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast.
Saints, at the time the only thing I had open was talking about judging yourself but even as I spoke to Elad about it, it just wasn’t right… Then I happened to be in a conversation during one of my Bible studies where one of the people made a statement that prayer wasn’t natural for them. And if you know even a little bit about me. You know that didn’t settle well. But it stayed on my mind.
So here’s what happened. Right before I began writing questions for this episode, I went back over my email conversation with Elad. That’s when the Lord brought it all together. Elad can teach us a few things not only about the spiritual discipline of Bible study and reading, silence and the rather we are being lazy or if there is something else. Elad shares his journey to finding out why the traditional ways of studying and reading his Bible weren’t working and what he did to find the solution.
4:55 – Introduction of Elad Shapira
5:50 – Definition of a Spiritual Formation Coach
12:40 – Elad shares how he to came to know Christ and what spiritual disciplines helped him grow in his walk with Christ.
14:35 – Elad shares the different tests he took to identify his struggles with prayer and Bible study which lead to being the Enneagram
16:05 – Elad shares struggles with imitating traditional ways of prayer and Bible study impacted him and what he does now
18:32 – What is an Enneagram
22:00 – Results of Lyvita’s Enneagram Test
24:05 – Elad shares his struggles with prayer and Bible reading
27:40 – Myth Buster: Laziness vs ADHD
33:40 – Elad provides two Freebies
34:40 – Elad’s words of wisdom
35:05 – Three tips Elad shares on how to practice silence, solitude, and Bible study rather you have ADHD or not
36:40 – Elad closing prayer
So until we meet again over the airwaves, intentionally and daily, hang out with Jesus.
Lyvita and Elad: Shalom!
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