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© Avery Forrest 2020
Avery Forrest: Pastor and speaker presents
Flourishing with Avery Forrest
Here on this podcast I hope you will discover how to flourish in your life uniquely as only you can! God made you on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose that only you can accomplish! I believe that God knew you before you were ever formed. Not only did He know you but He knew exactly who He wanted you to be. He is the most creative creator out there! I believe that not a single snowflake has ever been duplicated, not a single flower has a duplicate, and not a single sunset has ever been duplicated! I also believe that God has never in history duplicated a person or their story. We will dig deep into this thought on this podcast. We will dig deep into uniqueness even in our similarities. We will dig deep into the purposes God has for our lives. We will also hear from amazing guests who have figured out who they uniquely are and are flourishing in that uniqueness. I hope for every one of us to grow, bloom, and flourish in our uniqueness! I hope that you discover how truly special you are by joining in on this podcast every week. I will give you tools to that have helped me to grow, bloom, and flourish and I want them to help you in your walk with God! I also want to be your biggest cheerleader as YOU DO YOU because you are the only you out there.
September 25, 2020
Episode 21: Relationship over Rules
This is the final episode of season 1! Thanks for listening to this season. Stay subscribed for season 2 Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
August 19, 2020
How to have deep relationship with God.
In this episode we dive into scripture and see what deep relationship with God looks like. We discuss why some people have deeper relationships and what is holding us back from going deep with God. The great news too is that we dive into scriptures that can help us get to where we want to be with God! Tools Text QT to 251-230-8445 For a quiet time blue print Text Relationship to 251-230-2445 For a 7 day guided quiet time designed for you to dive deeper into relationship with God.
August 12, 2020
Combat the Lies With God’s Truth
Hey there friends! This episode I am talking about truth. How to defeat and combat the lies the enemy throws at us with God’s truth. Have you ever heard a lie that sounded like a lie?? Not unless the person is a bad liar right? Most lies we hear seem so true, that is why we believe them. The enemy to our soul is the father of lies. He is a good liar and we often times believe his lies. But we have a weapon against those lies and we dive into that today. Scriptures: Ephesians 6:10-17 Romans 12:2 Hebrews 4:12 Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
July 29, 2020
Episode18: Three things that have helped me go from troubled to trusting
The past few weeks tensions have started to fly again! We have to settle down and go from troubled to trusting. I have done three things the past few weeks that have truly helped me put my focus back on God. 1. More Time With God: John 15:5 2. Encourage Others: Proverbs 11:25 3. Renew Your Mind: Romans 12:2 Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
July 22, 2020
Episode 17: The Weight of Love Part 3
In this episode we are talking and finishing up the weight of the word love found in 1 Cor. 13:4-7 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
July 15, 2020
Episode 16: The Weight of Love Part 2
This episode series is going to tackle the fact that the word Love in the English language is so watered down. We say we love our children then in the next sentence that we love fajitas. What does kingdom minded biblical love mean? What does it look like? When God says to love our neighbor...what does that mean? What does the weight of love mean? Today we dive into this as well as patience and kindness. Here are the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Join me on social media Instagram: /> Facebook:
July 1, 2020
The Weight of Love Part 1
This episode series is going to tackle the fact that the word Love in the English language is so watered down. We say we love our children then in the next sentence that we love fajitas. What does kingdom minded biblical love mean? What does it look like? When God says to love our neighbor...what does that mean? What does the weight of love mean? Today we dive into this as well as patience and kindness. Here are the scriptures: Galatians 5:13-26 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
June 17, 2020
Spoken Word: Bold As A Lion
This episode is a spoken word God gave me for our women’s conference last year. We were unable to record it but with help from my friend Will Paxton with Will Paxton Music we were able to get a recording of it done. I hope you love it...because you are as bold as a lion. Also Will is so talented and custom wrote the music behind the words! The music is so amazing! Here are all the ways you can connect with Will Paxton Music
June 10, 2020
Part 3: We Must Love Others
Part 3 pulls together what it really means to Flourish. When. You flourish and bear fruit you are able to love others well. When you take part 1 and part 2 and know that it applies to everyone else to you begin to love others well. Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
June 3, 2020
Part 2: Who I am in Christ
This weeks episode is part 2 of a 3 part series we started with episode 11. It is part of my journey on how God walked me into a place where I truly believe that I flourish. It is a journey. It doesn’t look the same for everyone but I hope that the steps God took me through that we are talking about in this series help encourage you on your journey with God.
May 27, 2020
Part 1: The Cross Must Be Personal
Hey friends. This weeks episode is part 1 of a three part series of the things God used in my life to help be grow, bloom, and flourish into who I am in this moment. It’s a journey and I am still not at the finish line. God shows me new things daily. But In these next three episodes I will talk about the transformative things God used in my life to grow me. Here are the scriptures discussed today. Please reach out if I can help you in any way or can pray for you.
May 20, 2020
Episode 10: Don’t worry about a thing
In this episode we dive into a foundational faith scripture and learn to be like the birds and the flowers. Worry vs Trust. Worry means the outcome is on me Trust means the outcome is on God 1. Seek 2.Surrender 3.Trust Matthew 6:25-34 Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
May 6, 2020
Episode 9: The Value of Friendships
In this episode I will chat with my friend who is a mentor by trade...kind of like a professional friend to walk this life out with you. She has a masters in Psychology and a passion to see women connect with who God says they are and the value that lives inside of each of them. She is an amazing friend and has a ton of insight on friendship. She even married one of her childhood best friends. You are going to love this episode.
April 29, 2020
Episode 8: Being Still With God
In today’s episode we will look at what ways we can live a life of stillness with the Lord. What does it look like to live with a sound that has peace and calmness? It starts with Relationship. Here are the ways we can BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD. Join me on social media Instagram: Facebook:
April 22, 2020
Episode 7: It is not us vs them
Today’s episode I dive into the 3 things that will help us put into perspective an us vs them mentality. We look at a passage of scripture in Joshua where Joshua asks the Angle of the Lord if he was on the side of the Israelites or on the side of their enemies. You will be amazed at what the angel says. Jump into the episode and learn how we can treat someone who has a different reality or opinion than you do.
April 15, 2020
Episode 6: Living intentionally during Covid-19
In this episode I am chatting with my friend Kristin Lipscomb! Follow along with us on social media Kristin Lipscomb Facebook: Instagram: Avery Forrest Facebook: Instagram: Please subscribe and leave a review!
April 8, 2020
Episode 5: Peace in our home and with our kids during Covid-19
In this episode I will be talking with my awesome mom friend Jessica on how to have peace in your home during this season of quarantine. We can have peace during a time when it seems chaotic. Peace doesn’t mean quiet but it means have a stillness in your heart. It means connecting with your children during this time. It means looking at this time as a gift. What if we can come out of this season as a family changed for the better?
April 1, 2020
Episode 4: Flourishing During Covid-19
Is this Episode we will look at 4 things that will help you flourish in a season of uncertainty. We will go to God’s word for a foundation to stand on during Covid-19.
March 19, 2020
Episode 3: What type of peace is possible today?
In todays episode I am touching on our current new reality that has hit our country hard over the past few days. I believe God put a word of peace in my heart and I hope that it speaks to yours. 3 types of Peace Peace With God Internal Peace Peace With Others
February 26, 2020
Episode 2: He called you to be you
In this episode we take a little deeper look into the heart behind this podcast and who God called each of us to be. Discovering what God made you for is a journey. This journey begins with knowing how unique and wonderfully made you are.