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Welcome to the Giving Light Devotional Podcast. Giving Light is a local church and global equipping center based in the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania. This podcast is meant to be an encouraging and thought-provoking devotional to empower you in your walk with God and others.

“The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light.” Psalm 119:130

LATEST EPISODE

FREEDOM FROM WORRY

No matter what situation he found himself in, the Apostle Paul was able to govern himself through Christ who strengthened him. In today’s episode, we’ll glean from Paul and learn the steps to walking in contentment without worry, anxiety or restlessness.

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EP18: FREEDOM FROM WORRY

No matter what situation he found himself in, the Apostle Paul was able to govern himself through Christ who strengthened him. In today’s episode, we’ll glean from Paul and learn the steps to walking in contentment without worry, anxiety or restlessness.

EP17: JOY IS PROPHETIC DISCERNMENT

Why would we have joy when faced with trials? The Bible instructs us to do this, but sometimes it’s hard to know how or why. In today’s episode, we’ll learn how joy is actually prophetic discernment and how to put it into action in our lives.

EP16: THREE LEVELS OF FEAR PART TWO

Because perfect love casts out fear, abiding in God’s love is imperative. In today’s episode, we continue our interview with Dr. Melodye Hilton and discover the second and third levels of ego-centric fear. Be sure to check out the episode page for extra resources to help activate these truths.

EP15: THREE LEVELS OF FEAR PART ONE

We were not created to function in fear. When we do, we start to act opposite of who we really are. In part one of this two-part series, we interview Dr. Melodye Hilton and reveal the first level of ego-driven fear.

EP14: IMMOVABLE MOTION

This week, we focus on Colossians 2:6 and what it looks like to walk in spiritual consistency. “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.” (Colossians 2:6)

EP13: THE ARCHITECTURE OF A THANKFUL HEART

Did you know that a thankful heart offers protection, revelation, power, and rest? Today, we’ll be talking about the architecture of a thankful heart.

EP12: THE FOUNDATION OF A THANKFUL HEART

The enemy would love to keep us in a state of discontentment and bitterness. How do we combat these attempts? With gratitude. In this episode, we’ll look at powerful truths that will help us to lay the foundation for a thankful heart.

EP11: THREE DISTINCT EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH

In the final chapter of this 5-part series on faith, we’re talking through the 3 distinct expressions of faith. We’ll unpack the faith we need to live by, the gift of faith, and the fruit of faith and how each one can be put to work in our lives. I hope you enjoy this episode and as always be sure to check out the episode page for notes, Scriptures, questions and more to further enrich your devotional life.

EP10: COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FAITH

We will always relate to God in the way that we perceive Him to be. This perception shapes our beliefs, our theology, and how we define and interact with faith. This week, we learn about some common misconceptions about faith and how we can align our perspective towards truth. This is episode 4 of a 5-part series on faith.

EP09: RECEIVING AND GROWING IN FAITH

In today’s devotional, we’ll talk about how we receive and grow in faith. I’ll also give you three habits you can create in order to steward the revelation you’ve been given. This is episode 3 of a 5-part series on faith.

EP08: FAITH IS AN ISSUE OF THE HEART

In this episode, we’re talking about faith being an issue of the heart. Faith is not just the mental acceptance of truth. In order for there to be true fruit from our faith, what God says has to be deep within our heart. This is episode two of a five part series on faith.

EP07: WHAT IS BIBLICAL FAITH?

 

This episode introduces a five-part series on faith. Today we’ll be looking at what Biblical faith actually is. Buckle up and get ready to be encouraged, challenged, and empowered in your personal faith with God.

EP06: THE BENEFIT OF SELF-GOVERNANCE

Each of us has been given the power and responsibility to walk in self-control. In today’s episode, Dr. Melodye Hilton shares the life-enhancing benefits of self-governance.

EP05: CREATED TO BE POWERFUL

 

You were created to be powerful! In this episode, leadership consultant, coach, and pastor, Dr. Melodye Hilton teaches us on exercising the spiritual fruit of self-control and how self-governance is the highest and most fundamental form of leadership.

EP04: WALKING WITH WISDOM

 

Proverbs 4:7 says “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” (NKJV) In today’s episode, we explore the three elements of walking in wisdom: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

EP03: SUCCESS WITH LESS EFFORT

 

No matter what situation you may be facing or what obstacle you are trying to overcome, God is able and willing to give us wisdom–without rebuke. In this episode, we’ll learn how walking in wisdom helps us to succeed with less effort while also prolonging our effectiveness.

EP02: THE ENEMY OF CONFIDENCE

 

As believers, sometimes we fall into the trap of accepting confusion as par for the course in our journey with the Lord. What am I called to? Why am I here and what am I supposed to do? What decision should I make? In this episode, Pastor Joel calls out the spirit of confusion as a thief and the enemy of our confidence. Learn how to counter confusion with revelation of who God is and the faith to live confidently as a son or daughter of the King.

EP01: LIVING CONFIDENTLY

 

In this pilot episode of the Giving Light Devotional Podcast, host Joel Hilton leads us to look at the direct correlation between faith and confidence. As believers, our confidence must be rooted in the work of Jesus both in us and through us. As our revelation of who God is increases, our confidence will also grow and we can truly know what it is to be more than conquerors through Christ.

HOST

Joel Hilton is an ordained pastor at Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. He is the founder of Brave Music as well as leader to Giving Light’s worship department, Brave Worship.

For more than a decade, Joel has been mentoring people to develop their talent and God-given purpose with a desire to see them grow and thrive as healthy and mature individuals. He carries a unique ability to hold in tension the absolute truth of God’s written word with a prophetic edge to deliver it in such a way that partners with what God is doing and saying today.

In homage to his city of birth, Joel remains a devout fan of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. He is a loving husband and father of three.

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