In this episode:
Dive into the wisdom and spiritual richness of this powerful scripture and discover how it can revolutionize your daily life.
We recap the previous episode from the multifaceted actor, author, and martial artist Sean Patrick Flannery, who shares his thrilling experiences from the movie Nefarious and draws an intriguing parallel to real-world issues.
Sean does a phenomenal job of portraying Nefarious, the demon. This is one for the mature believers out there. You need to add this to your list. Click To Tweet Chris Grainger
Welcome to The Lion with Dennis, a podcast serving Christian men who are hungry to be the leaders God attends you to be. I’m your host, chris Granger. Let’s jump in. All right, guys, fun Friday time. Let’s get right into the word and we’ll get into some fun stuff.
Okay, so the word this week Proverbs 10, verse 22,. The blessing of the Lord brings wealth without painful toil for it. So go check out the spiritual kickoff. If you haven’t listened to that one yet, you’re missing an opportunity, because what we do each week with the spiritual kickoff, guys simplify, apply. That’s it. We just want to take scripture, we want to simplify and apply it to our walk. So I spent a lot of time unpacking that scripture. Go back and check that one out and see how you can apply that to your daily walk, because you’re out there. You’re struggling. I know you are. I know because we all are. We’re trying to figure this thing out called life. We’re out there doing the work that we even call to do. We’re out there trying to make it each and every day. So if you have a better understanding of the plans that he has for you and what wealth looks like, it changes everything about everything. All right Now, you missed the conversation I had with Sean Patrick Flannery Man.
Go back and get that one, guys. He is a well-known actor, he’s an author, he’s a martial artist Just a phenomenal guy. Just a what a phenomenal guy to spend some time with. He talks about the movie Nefarious, how he spent time there, what that movie is, the lead actor, but that movie, it just moved me greatly And I want to make sure that it gets into the ears as many people as possible so that you guys can watch this, you can listen to it, you can soak it in, because it doesn’t just come at it from a touchy-feely standpoint. It gets to the root, to the core issues that are going on, the way that the evil one is attacking, and Sean does a phenomenal I mean a phenomenal job of portraying Nefarious the demon. And this is one. guys, again, it’s a morning. I want to watch this one with your kids, but this is one for the mature believers out there. You need to add this to your list. So go back, check that conversation out. Hopefully you guys enjoyed that one as much as I did.
All right, now let’s get into our Fun Friday tips. We have our health tip, our wealth tip and our self. Tip Now your health is all about taking care of your mind and your body. Self is about taking care of our being better husbands and dads. Wealth is a career in finances, so let’s start off with our health. Tip, okay, what you think about this.
Practice gratitude more often. That’s it Just simply. Practice gratitude more often.
Gratitude has such a powerful impact on mental and emotional well-being. If you look at First Estonian 518, it says give things in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you and Christ Jesus. So if you actually develop that habit of gratitude and attention and attentionality by acknowledging and appreciating the blessings in our life, i’m gonna tell you, not just the big things, the small things too. That’s gonna change everything about everything. Maybe you wanna start keeping a journal right Or start verbalizing those gratitudes out to God and just thanking Him.
I brought this up in our community the other day in one of our daily spiritual kick-offs. If you woke up tomorrow morning and you only got the blessings that you thank God for today, what would you have? What would you have? your family, would you have your career, would you have your health, would you have your church All the things that are really super important to us, would you have those? So if you put into practice regularly thanking God for the gratitudes that you have in your life, it’s gonna just make such an impact for you guys, because it shifts the focus towards the positive and promotes a joyful mindset and enhances your overall well-being. So, guys, i’m telling you, practice gratitude. If you make that a big priority in your life, great things are gonna happen. Now your well tip I really want you guys to continually educate yourself. So I was at a church camp recently and I was talking with a buddy of mine. His name is Tyler. I love him to death And he was just telling me how he recently just spent some time looking at the way he’s now has his savings account or is working and he’s getting a bigger return on his savings account. It was just a reminder to me of you know what we should be continuously trying to get better.
You have to take the initiative to improve your financial literacy. It doesn’t just happen. So how do you do it? You read books. You listen to podcasts. I’m going to give another shout out to one of my favorite podcasts out there Investing for Beginners, put on by Dave and Andrew. Those two guys do a phenomenal job of that. So go you listen to podcasts. You got to follow reputable personal finance websites or blogs. But there’s stuff out there on budgeting, saving, investing, other financial topics that will help you grow. So you got to seek that advice from those professionals. Or maybe you need to get out and go to a workshop or talk to people, get informed. If you increase your financial knowledge, you empower yourself to make better choices and grow in your stewardship of finances, and that’s what it’s all about, guys. So I know we’re trying to give you tips every week, but at the end of the day, you have to take the initiative to plug in and educate yourself on the areas that you want to grow in. Okay, now your self tip this week. I really want you to think about worshiping with your kids. Now.
I mentioned about my recent event at camp, so this is another one from my 11 year old. She changed the way she worshiped while we were at camp. All of a sudden I noticed something. Her hand started going up, she started singing a little louder, she started to just really be. It seemed like just a more connection with God, and I was very open in that worship services as well. We had them all week. It was five days of camp to where the music moved me. I’m raising my hand, i’m singing. She could hear that I was putting my arm around her, i was hugging her, i was telling her I love her. Something clicked and I asked her at the end. I was like, because this is about Thursday, this happened. We got there on Monday. What happened? I don’t know how to explain it to her, but other than something has changed in the way that I hear the music And I feel like I need to express myself more when we’re worshiping And it was just a beautiful moment for me as a dad. I’m definitely not scripted, didn’t know that was going to happen. No guy was going to move that way in her life during that week, but it did because we were worshiping together. And I know when it like for my wife, when she’s worshiping and it’s hitting just right her hands are up. I know when it’s when the spirit’s really moving for her. She starts doing sound language And she signs during her worship And it’s just the most beautiful thing I’ve seen That. For me personally, just watching her worship is just something I’m in awe of, just like wow, it’s so powerful.
So there’s your simple tip, guys Worship with your kids. So I hope you take that advice to heart. Don’t feel like you got to be some big tough alpha doll to like where I came to worship. No man, we’re all meant to worship. We were built to worship. So take the time and worship with them, all right. So your health tip, your well tip and your self tip. Again your health tip practice gratitude. Well tip continue to educate yourself, particularly around areas of finances. and your self tip Worship with your kids At a book of the week.
Sean already talked about it, so I really don’t need to bring it up if you listen to that episode, but just in case you didn’t, jane too, it’s his book that he wrote. I think he said 2016. So check that out. I don’t have a copy here with me, my copy. I’m getting a copy of it, guys, but I can only Matt can’t wait to get it just based off of what Sean unpacked in that episode. I’m not going to tell you again. You got to go back and listen to that. Let’s go listen to him as he unpacked Jane too. Okay, now your dad jokes. Let’s get to some fun stuff as we get towards the end. Dad joke.
Number one I was told that, i see, is the easiest word to spell. Looking at it now I see why. All right, there, that’s number one. Number two I’ve dedicated my life to finding a cure for insomnia. I won’t rest until I find it. So let me know which one hits best, guys. Number one and number two. Number one I was told that IC is the easiest word to spell. Looking at it now I see why. And number two I dedicated my life to finding a cure for insomnia. I won’t rest until I find it. All right.
So your question of the week this week, guys. So we got this how do we recognize the nefarious schemes of the enemy? How do we recognize the nefarious schemes of the enemy He is attacking. He is gonna attack your family. He’s gonna attack your marriage. He’s gonna attack anything that you hold that God is trying to come and bless you and show you. He’s gonna attack that. So you have to take the blinders off, you have to get into the word and you need to recognize that the attacks we have are real. But if you’re ready, if you’re looking, you can recognize them.
Okay, so, guys, hopefully you enjoyed this Fun Friday episode. We really wanted to spend some time just to give you a little bit of fun things going into your weekend. This was an awesome week for us to be able to have men like Sean on the show. Just give God all the glory. It’s nothing we’re doing. We’re just giving God all the glory to be able to take stories like that, share it with you to hopefully help you grow, and I can’t thank you enough for you guys that listen. And the quickest way you can help the show is just share the show. Share it out with others.
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Stay with us as we transition into our Fun Friday segment, revealing tips and tricks for a balanced and fulfilling life. Get ready to embrace gratitude and reap the benefits it bestows on your mental and emotional health. We also put a spotlight on financial literacy, and recommend the Investing for Beginners podcast as a valuable resource. In the spirit of self-improvement, we share heartwarming, personal stories of worshiping with our kids and its profound impact. As we conclude, we take a peek into Sean’s literary creation ‘Jane Two’, a beautiful testament of his talent. Brace yourselves for an episode packed with spiritual insight, practical life advice and soul-stirring conversations. Tune in!
Book of the week: Jane Two by Sean Patrick Flanery
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