Reckless Faith Podcast

Reckless Faith Podcast

A Voice for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

0: Preparing for the Journey
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Day forty: Say yes to renewal. In the final episode in this special series of the Reckless Faith podcast, Beth challenges us to reflect on what stands out the most after the last 40 days. What is God showing you? Beth also offers writing tips and lessons she's learned for those who are writing or considering writing their first book. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a bundle of 10 books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Oct 2019

9 min 31 sec

Day thirty nine: Say yes to commitment. Reckless faith can feel like a huge undertaking, but in reality it can be made up of very small things that are reckless. Beth shares the story of profound impact a short-term mission trip guest made on an orphaned child in Mexico. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a bundle of 10 books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Oct 2019

9 min 2 sec

Day thirty eight: Say yes to holding on. Warning: PG-13 language in this episode. What is a visionary? Beth shares about a mom who was under attack by her adopted daughter, and her shocking reaction that Beth believes demonstrated incredible vision. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

7 min

Day thirty seven: Say yes to vision. Beth will have you laughing until you cry as she recounts the worst dinner party she's ever been to. She also challenges us to share what we have for the benefit of others. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

7 min 32 sec

Day thirty six: Say yes to authenticity. Beth vulnerably admits there are moments when she doesn't want to read the Bible, and what she has learned to do in those moments. She also warns against messages of self-help, self-talk or any other self-reliant actions, encouraging us to instead rely on God, not ourselves. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 2 sec

Day thirty five: Say yes to seeing the one. Lies that we believe over time can become strongholds, and it's so subtle! Beth shares a story from her high school days where the enemy planted a lie in her that she believed for years until a friend asked the right questions, made space for her, and didn't judge her as she realized the truth. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 54 sec

Day thirty four: Say yes to inheritance. Beth introduces us to her love for Biblical horticulture with a lesson about the Tamarisk tree. What are you doing to invest in the generation behind you? Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

6 min 14 sec

Day thirty three: Say yes to listening. Beth keeps us on the edge of our seats as she tells the story of a time when she lied her way onto a black diamond ski slope when she didn't know how to ski. Beth reflects on all the times she ignored God's warning voice and continued in the lie that could have ended very tragically. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 33 sec

Day thirty two: Say yes discipline. Beth and Rob discuss the difference between a "life script" and a motto. Beth shares some scripts she uses at home and at Back2Back Ministries, and how these life scripts have transformed and healed kids with traumatic backgrounds through Trauma Competent Care. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 58 sec

Day thirty one: Say yes to wholeness. One of the best ways to cultivate contentment is by giving away what you have. Beth shares a story about a 10 year-old boy who felt he didn't have anything to offer, and what he did when he realized he was wrong. When you begin to slip into a scarcity mentality, give away what you have left! Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 35 sec

Day thirty: Say yes to dreaming. You can't really dream if you're focused on fear. Beth shares a fear from her childhood that still lingers today, and how fear can be contagious. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

10 min 57 sec

Day twenty nine: Say yes to being interrupted. Beth shares a story with us of a time when she obeyed God's voice and allowed her day to be interrupted. God used that obedience to open doors and use her in unexpected ways. It's such a good reminder of what we miss out on when we're not listening for God's voice, and that we should obey Jesus over task lists and over comfort. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 19 sec

Day twenty eight: Say yes to looking upward. Beth tells a laugh-out-loud hilarious story involving a slight error in translation in the kitchen. We can't out-give God - when we have an abundance mentality, God will continue filling our jars. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

6 min 51 sec

Day twenty seven: Say yes to letting go. Beth recounts how she is often asked how she finds balance in her life of being a mom to ten kids while also running a ministry. She's quick to admit she hasn't found balance, but instead a rhythm. God won't give you something ill-fitting - that comes from us, or from others. Take time to inventory your life to discover what you put on yourself versus what God has put on you. In other words, what feels heavy and ill-fitting that perhaps you should let go of? Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 24 sec

Day twenty six: Say yes to strength. God doesn't need us, and yet He chooses to use us because He knows what good happens in and through us as a result of obedience. Beth explains the difference between our output and His outcome. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

7 min 26 sec

Day twenty five: Say yes to pressing in. When we make space for God, He'll come fill it, and with His presence comes healing. Beth shares some of her tactics for Spiritual warfare, including a Spanish word: Basta, and a reminder that the enemy overplays his hand - he's bluffing. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 35 sec

Day twenty four: Say yes to restoration. In this episode, Beth opens up about a health crisis she went through, and how much growth occurred in her as a result of that painful season. Have you seen God moves and send messages of hope and restoration in desperate circumstances? Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 26 sec

Day twenty three: Say yes to the unknown. Just like opening a door, saying yes takes us into uncharted territory - we don't know what's on the other side of that door. Beth describes a time when she opened a door with fear, and how, had she known what was to come, she would have swung the door wide open with confidence. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 36 sec

Day twenty two: Say yes to perspective. Can you imagine 40 inches of rain in four days? Beth describes how, in the midst of Hurricane Alex, God was showing her that He can extract something precious from something seemingly worthless. It's all about listening to God's voice for his perspective over human perspective. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 5 sec

Day twenty one: Say yes to staying connected. Beth shares about a particularly challenging element on a ropes course in Monterrey, Mexico, and the life lesson she learned from it. Our natural tendency is to preserve ourselves rather than sacrifice for others, but Beth challenges us to look for ways we can sacrifice for and support others, and in turn ask for support from others. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 50 sec

Day Twenty: Say yes to childlike faith. When we see Christians doing something that doesn't make sense in this world, we have to remind ourselves we are citizens of another place. In today's episode, Beth reminds listeners that sometimes God will ask us to do something that may look foolish to others, for His sake. When we see others doing something like this, do we join them and cheer them on? Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 43 sec

Day Nineteen: Say yes to dynamic. In today's episode, Beth shares an adage her mom used to say to her: "If you're bored, it's because you're boring." What is the antithesis of bored? Beth has learned that if she is in a spiritual rut, it's because she's unplugged or turned the volume down and the antidote to this is to say yes. Reckless faith means doing what might not feel natural sometimes, but one person's act of reckless faith can often be contagious in causing it in others, too. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 21 sec

Day Eighteen: Say yes to the extraordinary rescue plan. In today's episode, Beth recounts a dream and how it helped her prepare for something yet to come. With God, there is always more than one mission going on at a time - He has just as much of a plan for the giver and goer as He does the receiver. Beth reminds listeners God's timing isn't ours, but He is faithful. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

9 min 10 sec

Day Seventeen: Say yes to mountains moving. Beth's love for the Hebrew language comes up in this episode, where she shares that there is no equivalent word in Hebrew to "coincidence," and it's because to God, nothing is coincidental. Beth challenges listeners to posture themselves in a place where God has to come through, because a reckless faith trusts God to provide an outcome. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

8 min 3 sec

Day Sixteen: Say yes to trusting. In today's episode, Beth recounts being a "fence-pusher" from an early age, and how her dad taught her to use her thirst for adventure to please God, not to bring destruction. Beth encourages listeners to remember we are made by God, He gives us each these unique traits, but we must allow them under God's control to bring change to the Kingdom. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Aug 2019

7 min 9 sec

Day Fifteen: Say yes to trying again. Beth recounts a story about her dad teaching her a pivotal lesson about not giving up in this episode. She challenges listeners to remember, even if I mess it up, even if someone else does it better than me, the gifts I possess were given to me by God for a specific purpose, and He will use them for His glory. If we remember of what we're capable, we will continue to give our gifts freely for His kingdom. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 22 sec

Day Fourteen: Say yes to giving. In today's episode, join Beth as she shares about a church service in Nigeria where she was moved to conviction and freely giving of what she had by watching others give offerings of worship openly. Listen in as she shares about how God reminded her that day He doesn't care about the amount we hold in our hands, but gets excited about our obedience to Him. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

8 min 2 sec

Day Thirteen: Say yes to growing. What does it mean to have a reckless faith? In this epidose, Beth shares that it isn't always about crossing borders or learning a new language. Sometimes, reckless faith is the unswaying belief that God can, and will, use anyone at anytime. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

8 min 10 sec

Day twelve: Say yes to starting somewhere. Today, Beth shares a lesson she learned from her mom and a bully in the third grade. In the defensive culture we live in, it's natural to avoid mean, toxic people. Beth challenges us to instead move towards those people and try to make a deposit in them. Pain makes us mean, but the right word at the right time can make all the difference. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

8 min 2 sec

Day eleven: Say yes to second chances. What if we allowed every disruption, derailing, or spiritual deformity caused by the enemy to be used by God for our good? In this episode, Beth dives into this question and shares what she's learned from her own hurts what pain and kindness have in common. She challenges listeners to look at their hurts and dark seasons as credentials instead of disqualifiers. Are you in? Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 7 sec

Day ten: Say yes to bold. Beth shares a hilarious bonus story involving her mentor, Martha, a quinceñera, and some mildly innapropriate professional dancers. In circumstances that are new and cause you to be afraid, remember and find comfort in Psalms 10:17-18. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

10 min 38 sec

Day nine: Say yes to pray. Beth shares about a Hebrew word, Tefilah, which is the practice of praying to align your heart with God's will. All too often we pray to move God's hand on our behalf, when we should be simply spending time face-to-face with Him. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

6 min 45 sec

Day Eight: Say yes to conviction. When we are convicted about a personal behavior, we have the choice to accept it and grow through it or excuse it and work around it. In this episode, Beth shares about what she has learned about judgement, conviction, and the freedom that comes when we grow through conviction instead of rejecting it. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

9 min 19 sec

Day seven: Say yes to His strength. In Galatians 6, Paul encourages each person to carry their own load, but then turns around and tells us to help others with their burdens. In this episode, Beth shares about the difference between a burden and a load, and the heartbreaking results she's witnessed when there isn't a distinction made between the two. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 25 sec

Day six: Say yes to testify. How do we begin to share the Gospel with others? The key is to get spiritual momentum going. Start with something small - do something that feels just a bit reckless. Beth shares some funny personal stories of how she's gotten that momentum going. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

9 min 15 sec

Day five: Say yes to healing. Do you have a spiritual bruise? A disappointment in someone or in life that you're assigning to God? Beth shares about her spiritual bruise, and what she learned about God in the following season of her life that helped her receive healing from that bruise. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 36 sec

Day four: Say yes to sacrifice. Beth shares about a "spiritual sibling" she found in a man named Pepe, and how, through his service to others, she learned blessings only come after unbelievable obedience and sacrifice. She counts Pepe in her "great cloud of witnesses" and challenges us to consider who might be in ours - whether still on earth or with two feet fully in eternity. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

8 min 36 sec

Day three: Say yes to a new direction. How do we respond when we're being called to something that looks totally different than everyone around us? In this episode, Beth discusses the "burr in the saddle" that led to Back2Back's inception, and what she learned from riding a horse that literally had a burr under its saddle. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

6 min 45 sec

Day two: Say yes to still. Beth describes how her calling felt like a magnet pulling her toward the things God placed on her heart. Today, let's pause and acknowledge that God breaks off pieces of His own heart and places them in our hearts. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 12 sec

Day one: Say yes to being still. In this episode, Beth shares how being still requires getting comfortable in intimacy with God. That stillness and intimacy is a necessary time of preparation for the journey ahead. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

7 min 44 sec

Join your hosts, Beth Guckenberger and Rob Hall, on a 40-day journey to saying yes. In this episode, author Beth Guckenberger shares about the birth of her reckless faith, how her newest book came to be, and how you can use it to grow and stretch your own "reckless faith muscles." Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying yes on Amazon Buy a Bundle of 10 Books Buy on Recklessfaith.com

Jul 2019

6 min 1 sec