Monthly Archives: July 2018

Celebrating Accomplishments by Leveling Up – Episode 23



 

Episode 23 is very special because we are celebrating 6 months of the podcast! In this episode, host and Minister Shawn Lawrimore reflects on the process of birthing Bridging the Gap.  If you’ve been enjoying the messages of love, connection, purpose and encouragement from this community, get comfortable to hear the origin story and this week’s message.

Shawn penned a message of devotion this week, titled, ‘Love Must Be Sincere’ which begins, “Children of God are recognized by their love for God and for each other. Paul tells the Christians in Rome that their love must firstly be sincere.  All of us are usually so busy with our own things that we have precious little time and attention left for other people.  This is one of the reasons why our love is not always sincere. We pretend to be interested in other people’s problems, while we actually only care about our own problems.

The original Greek text refers to an actor wearing a mask. Sincere love is therefore love without a mask. It is a love that is genuine and sincere, a love that puts others first, so that my own interest are less important. In ourselves we are not capable of such a love, because it is the type of love with which God lies us.  God is love and only He can teach us to love like that; to see other people as He sees them; to look past the faults and shortcomings and love the people behind them.” Read the entire message here.

This episode was also inspired by the recently released single, Level Up by Ciara.


There is One Author & One Finisher of Fate – w/Special Guest Apostle Brenda Thomas



 

 

 

 

Minister Shawn Lawrimore and Bridging the Gap Podcast welcome Apostle Brenda Thomas for encouragement about taking the time to reflect and understand the season we are currently in.  Which requires knowing ‘that there is one author and one finisher of fate’.

Check out this weeks devotional message, Brotherly Love and Devotion

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12: 10

Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle” (The Message, p. 389-390). This is no easy task.

By nature we much rather tend to distrust each other, to be jealous of each other and to look after our own interests. This selfishness constantly impedes us when we want to obey the law of God. Read More Here.

 


Hush While I Heal – w/Special Guest Darnetta Allen-Skidmore ep21



This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Darnetta Allen-Skidmore to explore the importance of quietness and stillness during healing to allow the uninterrupted word of God to lead your thoughts and actions.  Darnetta is the author of July’s Book Club selection, “Hush While I Heal” available to purchase here.  Shawn & Darnetta dive into the book to gain additional insights to strengthen your resolve as you move from broken to healed.

Darnetta Allen-Skidmore is a prophetic intercessor, counselor, mentor, psalmist, teacher, and a mother. The Lord gave her a vision to establish Infinite Order Prophetic Ministry and DAS Ministries, the ministry of intercession in 2012. She has birthed it out and continues to build. She resides in Belle Rose, LA with her two children.  Darnetta states that “Life may cause you to mature, by the struggles you face. But, God is always in the middle of the developmental phase for your purpose is at hand.”

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Give it Up and Over – Special Guest Pastor Yvonne Lawson Ep 20



This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Pastor Yvonne Shelly Lawson to explore the importance of giving up and over to God and letting the gift of God to propel you through the door to healing.  Now is the time to trust God and not your fears! How amazing is it to be illuminated in the light of God?

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Lay Your Secrets Before God – Ep 19



 

This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes to explore the importance of confession and laying your secrets before God.  To move forward with God, action is required. Strength of conviction. The ability to forsake those things that hold us back.  And to mind our thoughts.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is not hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2-3

 

What the heart is full of, the tongue speaks, as the well-known saying goes, ‘We cannot help speaking of the the things that are uppermost in our thoughts’.

If one listens to the conversations of the average person it would seem as if we do not in the least heed to Paul’s advice to the church of Colosse.  The things we talk about are usually pessimistic.  If our fellow Christians were to listen to us, they would probably be unable to gather that we actually believe that God will provide for us in the future. Read more.

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