Jan 29, 2020 | Podcast, The Living Room

024: Making the Most of Your Life with Rebekah Lyons


“Is the life you lead the life that longs to live in you?”

In this episode, national speaker and bestselling author, Rebekah Lyons, shares from her newest book, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Having dealt with several unexpected life changes, Rebekah discovered that life often throws curveballs we never planned for. But these curveballs do not have to derail our lives or steal our peace.

It is in the midst of our pain that we often encounter the deep love of Jesus. Rebekah shares ways we can function within the rhythms God established for us, and through doing so, discover our God-given purpose and the true peace and rest He offers for our souls.

(If you have kids with special needs, I think you’re really going to enjoy our discussion at the end.)

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • Your environment doesn’t have to determine your peace
  • Relapses remind us of our frailty and our need for God every day
  • Rest and Restore are input rhythms that God pours into our lives when we partner with Him
  • Connect and Create are output rhythms that God designed us to experience for our good and His purposes
  • You cannot give what you have not received
  • The effectiveness of our creativity is dependent upon our ability to rest
  • We are invited to pour out our hearts to God rather than stuff everything in
  • God is a holistic God who dwells in every area of our lives and wants to help us become whole
  • When we offer our worst to God, He offers His best in return – His righteousness, grace and love that covers it all
  • Our diet greatly influences our mental health and God wants to partner with us in our health journey
  • God’s boundaries are a part of His offer for intimacy with us
  • “Your spouse and your children are irritants. They refine you and show you who you really are.” – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  •  As we say “yes” to Jesus, His grace is released to enable us to do what we could never do on our own
  • God wants to meet you in the midst of your pain and He never withholds the daily portion that you need

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

"Is the life you lead the life that longs to live in you?" Rebekah Lyons - The Living Room Podcast - Episode 024

Links from Show

Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose

Healthy Rhythms Quiz

Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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Connect with Rebekah Lyons

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If you feel stuck or just need a little clarity as to how to move forward in 2020, this simple “MOVING FORWARD” worksheet may help. (Designed to complement the “DECADE IN REVIEW” worksheets.)

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