#149 – Taking Charge of Your Faith – A Chat with Alisa Keeton

#149 – Taking Charge of Your Faith – A Chat with Alisa Keeton

For many of us, with the new year comes our renewed desire to put more energy into caring for our spiritual lives.  We want to pray more, read the Bible more, get closer to God, and experience a greater sense of spiritual growth. We want lasting change but struggle to find change and keep change.

I do believe that God can change any person from the inside out but the question remains what explanation do we have for people who have faith in Him but are still struggling to see power and victory in our lives?

Today I’m joined by Alisa Keeton, health and wellness extraordinaire. Alisa is the founder of Revelation Wellness — a 501C3 non-profit ministry dedicated to educating and inspiring people to live healthy and whole lives in Christ. I spent time with Alisa on her podcast recently and the conversation was so good I wanted to keep talking to her and invited her to join me on mine. Alisa and I discuss why lasting change is hard to come by and what kind of mindset is necessary in order to truly experience it — particularly as it relates to growing in our faith.

Lasting change of any kind, especially in our spiritual lives, starts and ends in the mind.  Alisa gets down and dirty with the physiological design of our brains, the reasons change is hard, and the choices we all have to make to be kind to our bodies and our souls.

While we know that God’s love transforms, we wrestle with our part in accepting His love and allowing it to change how we process our individual realities.

When we choose to prioritize our faith in order to renew our mind (Romans 12:2), it changes the way we think and that ultimately changes the way we live.



Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • What it means to take every thought captive
  • Practical steps for renewing your mind
  • The affect of an orphan spirit 

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. Are you typically kind to your body? Why or why not?  
  2. What do you do to renew your mind?
  3. What does your time with God look like? What are the rhythms of your spiritual life? 
  4. Do you think it’s important to speak truth out loud?  Why or why not?

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By |2018-01-15T14:29:15+00:00January 15th, 2018|Faith, Food & Fitness, Podcast|2 Comments
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  1. Crystal Russell January 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    This was so good! And some of my crazy things I do now make a little more sense 😁. The last 3/4 weeks have been rough. I have 3 kids and now all 3 have at least one major thing going on with them. It breaks my heart as a mom to hear this. The last time my heart was broken this way (at pregnancy & birth of my sencond daughter) I didn’t respond well. Long story short God came after my heart and has taught me a few things.
    This time, in stead of locking up my heart I’ve leaned in to Him and into some trusted friends. These friends speak truth into me, reminding me of who I know my God is and that He is with me every step. They have helped me to look and see God’s fingerprints even in this time of hearing hard news. This isn’t something that she did just once but has continued to do through this time. I am so thankful for these women!
    Music speaks to me, it always has. In these weeks I’ve played the same 4 songs over and over. One is a reminder to keep praying because God is working even when you can’t see it yet. One talks about how he walks with us in the good and bad days. Another a prayer of committing to a lifetime of chasing Him. I’m sure my kids are tired of hearing the same songs over and over 😁. Too bad because I’m in charge of the music!
    Can’t wait to hear next weeks podcast!

  2. Candice Hope January 23, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Yes, Speak it!! Our words have power! Chrystal I adore you and your podcasts! I have to tell you I am so in awe of our Savior! It is no small coincidence that Your book She’s Still There and Alisa’s were released on the same day. Nor is it a coincidence that I went through these two studies at the same time! God knew what I needed! The two are such a compliment to each other there is no way other than God inspired them and orchestrated this all! He works in miraculous ways! The small group that I am apart of went through your book and study this past fall and I have to tell you lives were changed! Your book paved the way for these ladies to find the girl in them which laid the groundwork for where we are currently, week 3 of Revelation Wellness and God is continuing to work in these ladies lives. As if that wasn’t awesome enough now… these podcasts of you and Alisa together?! We are calling it “When Bible Studies collide the Spirit changes me!” So much truth from you two ladies, I cannot get enough. We are so blessed by you both! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Keep coming with the podcasts I listen to them all and take voracious notes and slap the table! LOL Someday I will get to have coffee with you! (It’s my Sausalito!!) Love you so much! In Christ! Candice Hope

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