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Perseverance – Healing with Minister Shawn Lawrimore ep.25



Join Minister Shawn Lawrimore of She Royal Ministries in Philadelphia, PA to discuss perseverance.  God will bring whatever your ‘it’ is to pass.  God may be stretching you beyond measure, but the stretch, the tension is necessary.  Don’t resist. God has a plan that requires you to think, move and love differently.  Remain focused, God is working.

Please comment and share your thoughts and reactions.  Drop a scripture, psalm, parable or antidote that rings true for you. Let’s connect!

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Hope Thou in God – Healing w/Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes – Ep 24



Join Minister Shawn Lawrimore of She Royal Ministries in Philadelphia, PA for episode 24.  Shawn welcomed Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes to discuss ‘Hope thou in God’.

Sometimes when we are consumed in the things happening to and around us, we can loose sight of the Lord and his love.  We are human, as individuals we suffer great challenges, living paycheck to paycheck, foreclosure, addictions, illness.  As a global community, we experience political corruption, critical accidents, natural disasters delivered to devices in our palms.

How do we come up against our personal and global challenges?  How do we continue to seek and walk with our merciful God to healing and growth?  Bibically, we are taught and reminded today, hope is the first step.  Not hope so, hope KNOW!

Join Minister Shawn Lawrimore, founder of She Royal Ministries and host of the weekly podcast Bridging the Gap for the monthly session of ‘Straight Talk’.   ‘Straight Talk’ is a real conversation to help you surrender to God and live your best life.  Tickets to upcoming events available here.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people. – Psalm 100:3


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.


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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Conquering Rejection – Ep 18



Minister Shawn Lawrimore discusses road of rejection, the role it plays in our lives building insecurities, fostering the idea of no and facing it head on.  Guest writer, Wendy Freeman pens this week’s devotional message, “Wake Up My Love”.

At what age do you learn self-love? Is it when your parents tell you how cute you are? How about when family members tell you who you resemble, and who has what feature? Did you learn what self-love was inside of your home at all?  Growing up in a Christian family, did you learn what self-love was based on what the bible said? The issue in families is that we are not taught self-love until faced with insecurities due to bullying, gender stigma, or body image and weight stigmas. Thus causing some people to look for love in other places, lacking the wisdom to recognize what love really is.

In a nutshell, self-love is viewing you the way God sees you. God knew you and loved you before your mother carried you in her womb. As much as I love my children, I would not even attempt to count the numbers of hairs on their heads…but guess who knows? God does! God chose to create you! God chose to sacrifice His only begotten son for you! As children of God, do you understand that sacrifice alone means that we are heirs of God!? We are heirs of true and divine royalty! Read more.

 

 

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Jesus, the Vine to my Branch – Episode 17



‘I Love You’. Such a powerful phrase, many expectations, dreams and potential in one phrase.  Depending on the speaker of thes words, the validity and connotation can vary. One thing’s for sure, when God tells us, “I Love You” we can be sure it’s the real deal. As such, we have to ensure that when we face ourselves and say those famed three words, we too are the real deal.

In God we find the vine to our branch, how to we use the love, consitency and faith of the vine to nurture and strengthen our branch with self-love?  This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore challenges us to build our relationship with God with self-love as a foundation.  This week’s message is supplemented in the devotional “Jesus is The Vine”.  “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5 

The vine and the branches form an inseparable unit. We cannot see where the vine ends and the branch begins.  The branch is continually being fed by the vine.  If the branch is cut from the vine, it will wither and die.

You must remain in Jesus like the branch in the vine.  This implies that you will be willing to work on your relationship with Him, that you will grow and become stronger every day, so that you will be able to bear much fruit.  It also means that you will get to know him better, and love Him even more. Read More.

This week Minister Shawn Lawrimore recorded the show from the Breakfast Boutique, 6830 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138.  Check out devotional messages, gospel playlists, submit prayer requests, check out upcoming events and join the She Royal Ministries Community.


Walk with God – Playlist



Head over to our brand new YouTube channel for the most recent playlist.  And make sure you listen to the most recent episode ‘Dreams and Butterflies’ of Bridging the Gap podcast.