Powerful Tool To Experience God

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In this video I share a powerful tool that will help you experience God’s love on a deeper level.

It will help you if you’re feeling distant from God, or if you’re struggling with feelings of worthlessness, or if you’re stuck in self-condemnation, or if your trapped in a performance mentality. Watch the video and learn a great way to begin to experience more freedom and more of God’s love.

Before you go, please do me a favor—leave me a comment. I’d like to know some of the thoughts and actions you think you need to change. Or share with me any other tools you have found useful for changing how you feel. Or if you have a question, let me know what it is. I’d love to hear from you.

43 thoughts on “Powerful Tool To Experience God

      1. I agree, but I believe that feelings dictates more influence to the thoughts than the other way around, like it’s a two way street but there’s a wider lane in a direction than the other…

    1. People all experience feelings and emotions but what actually enables us to carry a behavior or action out is our belief system or a set of beliefs that entitle (whether right or wrong) to act on those emotions and or feelings. I come from a background in the medical and psychological field, and this is what we have noticed, most importantly, with abusers. This is also what Scott is getting at, which I think is very important. It is our attitude (which is influenced by our beleifs) that can change our actions AND feelings, which can be a beautiful thing, especially as we become closer to Christ.

  1. Love this practical and life changing tool!! It really empowers me to experience God in a more intimate way. Love this!

  2. I am encouraged to not let my thoughts and actions get the best of me. When I choose to be angry about what someone has done I can use the tool to put into action how I can actively love them whether it’s going over and above to serve them or saying yes to things that they ask me to do: Gods love is powerful excited for next video..thank you!!!

    1. Amen to that! I remember one time when I was camping and I was so mad at one of the people I was camping with. Then I began to set up his tent for him and the instant, and I mean instant, I started to do that all my anger left. It opened my eyes to this truth.

  3. Good word, appropriating the truth does set us free. Whenever thoughts come that are contrary to what I know is God’s truth in my life, I start thanking Him for who I am based on His truth, which is the ultimate standard of reality. I’ve experienced what you are teaching and it works! It’s something we need to be doing daily and encouraging one another in those truths as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So good. I can get so wrapped up in my feelings sometimes! Love what you said about changing our thoughts and seeing our feelings follow. Can’t wait for the book!

  5. Thanks Scott! I’ve found that it is helpful to explore WHY you are experiencing a negative emotion. Often times our past experiences, as you stated, can mirror our present circumstances and even distort reality. That is why we can “feel” that God doesn’t love me, when in reality He is madly in love with me.

    Once we identify the why, I’ve found that it is really healing to ask God to redeem those past experiences, and replace the lie with the truth about who He says we are!

    Great video.

    1. Well said! Our perspective on God is so often distorted by the lies of our past. It can keep us from seeing the truth about who we and and who God is. The WHY is one of the first steps to questioning our perspective. Amen!

      1. On that note, I’ve found that the enemy loves to attack the area of our life that God has gifted us in the most. But we must tear down those false lies (2 Cor. 10:4)

  6. Thank you for sharing this great tool! God is good and He is always telling me the perfect words at the right time. I really need help from God on changing my thoughts… because they inevitably affect my actions and and then my thoughts. It is a vicious circle.

    1. God’s timing is always perfect. I pray that you have a breakthrough and get freedom from the cycle. The good news is that freedom is there it’s just sometimes we have to fight for it.

  7. I can totally resonate with what you mentioned in regards to the “battlefield of the mind.” You mention some great practical ways to take your thoughts captive in order to make them obedient to Christ. Appropriating the truth of God’s Word renews my mind daily :). Thanks Scott!!!

  8. Sometimes I get sucked back into believing those lies, but giving thanks to God for His goodness, grace, and mercy is so helpful and so important, as you said. Thank you for the reminder of this powerful tool and all your encouraging words!!

  9. Such powerful truths! For so many years I was stuck being a victim of poor feelings about myself and others and had no idea how to break free. Then I learned that I could experience deeper joy and peace after I choose to do the right things versus just trying to feel better. After I shifted my focus my feelings began to change!!
    Thanks Scott for doing a great job putting this into words.

  10. Scott, Thank you for this timely video. I pretty much live by Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” I try daily to meditate not only on who go days I am, but on who God says He is. I have just completed an intensive course on the Old Testament at Bethel Seminary, and it is marvelous how, now matter hoe many times Israel fails, God is faithful to his covenant promise. We live into the hope that “he who has begun a good work in us will complete it.” (Phil 1:6) Quiet time with God to let these truths saturate our consciousness fills us with peace, joy and power! Thanks for this stimulating discussion. Blessings on your ministry.

  11. Thank you Scott for sharing very insightful. Our mind is so easy to deceive with lies and when we agree with the bad thoughts of ourselves and others we make an agreement with the enemy. Just like what happened with Eve in the Garden she made an agreement with satan himself to believe the lie.
    Saturating ourselves in God’s truth is needed every day to help us focus on the goodness and love of God. Having a strong prayer life is crucial to battling against the enemies lies. We all need to battle up In God’s armor before we battle with the enemy. I love (Ephesians 6:10) it reminds us that our battle starts with putting on God’s full spiritual armor. Covering the Helmet – it’s a protective covering over your head and keeps us from the mind games that the enemy uses to beat us down with. Also, to turn the shield of Faith on when the enemy is throwing firery darts of doubt, unbelief, and discouragement out way.

  12. I received a parking ticket yesterday, needless to say my mindset wasn’t very loving – especially towards the County of San Diego. For a half hour I fumed, then anger set in at myself and the parking Nazis, then remorse for having these very thoughts! – it changed my whole attitude! Then as I moved my car and walked back to the shop a thought formed in my mind, “I love you Brian right now in this moment, I love you.” I smiled and I realized that again God’s loves me regardless of my circumstances.
    It’s easy to “feel” God’s love when all is well or “your on top of the world” but when difficulties and trials come that’s when the essence of his love to me is revealed. I must overcome my feelings and reasoning and rest in his adoptive love and remind myself just as a child holds on to daddy’s leg walking around the living room – cling to his unfailing love. The situation will change and the peace will come.

  13. This was awesome! Thank you so much Scott for sharing this revolutionary insight. I have practiced this and it has led me out of depression and discouragement on numerous occasions. It has also healed and helped many relationships in my life. One thing that I practice related to your insight is praying blessings over the people that have hurt me. I find that as I pray for them my heart starts to develop compassion and my anger and frustration starts to be transformed into love and tenderness. This is usually followed by random acts kindness which fortifies the resolution in my heart and reestablishes a loving relationship the way God designed it, full of forgiveness and grace. A great scripture that I have hidden in my heart relating to this your insight is Col 3:1-3 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
    Thank you again Scott for sharing this Biblical truth that most definitly does have the ability to change your life!

    1. That’s one of my favorite scriptures too. Thanks for sharing. It is amazing what God can do with us if we purposefully choose to allow him. I also love the praying blessings over those that we are having issues with. It makes such a huge impact on our ability to love.

  14. Very inspiring and excellent “back to the foundations of God” message. Thank you for taking the time to put this together and for sharing.

  15. This definitely gave me food for thought! As I was thinking of the last time I was in worship without wanting to be there I imagined myself using this tool, all I could think of is that I didn’t want to put any effort in trying to get out of it, as I continue to reflect God shows me I’m there more often than I realize and that I too already practice this tool without knowing I was. Thank you for shedding light on Gods perfect Love.

  16. So encouraged by your message and motivated to start using these tools! I can’t wait to buy your book! Thanks Scott for sharing this.

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this wisdom and these helpful tools Scott. I was thinking about how often my feelings are influenced by my thoughts on a daily basis, especially with people That have hurt me or I have a difficult time getting along with. It really is a battle of the mind…but when you take captive of those thoughts and those lies and release it to God, you will see changes in your feelings towards them as well. Gosh thank you so much for the tools, something I need to put into practice in my life.

  18. I believe this can and does work. I never want to do it (feelings), but when I choose to do it (actions) I always feel better. Thank you for being so encouraging Scott! You seem to always say just the right thing at the right time.

  19. Going thru a hard time in life dealing with health stuff has me in a place feeling distant from God. But I’ve pushed myself to pursue God and deliberately surround myself in his presence. This video just encouraged me to continue to pursue God thanks for always being such a great teacher Scott.

    1. Sorry to hear about your health problems, but happy that you’re pressing in. Recently my back was so bad the Dr was considering surgery. I know it’s hard to keep focused on God when you’re body is breaking down. Keep pressing in, God will comfort you.
      Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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