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S4 Ep 5B | Gem Fadling on John 15:4-9

March 16, 2022
00:00 31:10
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Gem is a founding partner of Unhurried Living – which is a non-profit that trains people to overcome hurry and lead formationally. Gem is a trained Spiritual Director and a Certified Life Coach with a focus on spiritual leadership and soul care. She is the host of the I Can Do That! Podcast and is the author of What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You (IVP 2019).   Take a few minutes to listen to the experience podcast to meditate on John 15 with Lectio Divina and then listen to this conversation to hear where God led Gem.   In our conversation you will hear: Why John 15 is such a meaningful passage to Gem. Why this passage contains such a beautifully logical invitation for us to abide with Jesus. What kinds of questions we can ask our soul to see where we really are with the Lord. What Gem’s favorite spiritual practice is and why she loves it so much.   Gem refers to a quote in the podcast about the Hebrew day starting in the evening. Here’s the full quote for your reference. “The Hebrew evening/morning sequence conditions us to the rhythms of grace. We go to sleep, and God begins his work. As we sleep he develops his covenant. We wake and are called out to participate in God's creative action. We respond in faith, in work. But always grace is previous. Grace is primary. We wake into a world we didn't make, into a salvation we didn't earn. Evening: God begins, without our help, his creative day. Morning: God calls us to enjoy and share and develop the work he initiated. Creation and covenant are sheer grace and there to greet us every morning.” - Eugene Peterson, Working the Angles.   You can find Gem at On Instagram: @gemfadling Listen to her podcast, I Can Do That! And grab her book: What Does Your Soul Love? Eight Questions That Reveal God's Work in You The exact verses read in this podcast are John 15:4-9 in the NIV.

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Jodie Niznik is a seminary-trained lover of God’s Word who has served in vocational ministry for over twelve years. She helps people create space for God in their lives through her Scripture meditation podcast and equips them to take another step with Jesus through her Real People, Real Faith Bible studies and teaching. You can connect with her at
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