Defining Moment | Alita Reynolds & Sarah Keller
What’s your motivation? Do you believe that what you do today matters for eternity? How is fear playing a role in what you say “Yes” to in your life journey? Life leadership, taking care of our physical bodies, and defining moments, all these and more are questions Sarah Keller, Co-Pastor of Next Level Church, and I tackle in this episode.
Points to Listen for and Remember:
- Jesus is real, and the great commission is to share our faith with others.
- Discipline vs. Self Motivation
- We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it’s important to take care of our physical bodies.
- How can trust in Jesus give us the courage to say yes to Him?
- God leads and teaches us one step at a time
- What is dunamis power?
- The meaning of True Love
- The real attack on mental health and our belief system
- Dealing with deep pains of hurt, blame, and bitterness leads us to understand that forgiveness is part of God’s design and His grace towards us.
I love how Sarah learned to overcome her fear by believing God’s word. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7, and I love how she breaks down this verse. Our feelings can hinder us, but God’s word sets us free!
Did you hear that defining moment when Sarah’s husband said, “Ok, well then, we know your lid.”? Oh my, that one got me. It’s so good. How many of you have someone who can speak the truth in a loving way that helps you become more?
Wow, one of the most impactful revelations is towards the end of our incredible conversation, when Sarah talks about the difference in forgiveness, reconciliation, and building back trust. Sarah’s truth is that being fearless is not the absence of fear, it's coming face to face with our fear and choosing to trust God! Amen! Praying this episode will encourage and inspire you to a deeper relationship with Jesus!
I am wildly cheering you on,
About Sarah Keller
Pastor Sarah Keller is the founding and co-lead pastor of Next Level Church in Fort Myers. She and her husband, Pastor Matt Keller, moved to Fort Myers in 2002 to start Next Level, and since then, it has grown to three locations and our soon-to-be fourth location in downtown Fort Myers. Pastors Matt and Sarah also lead the Relational Network, which exists to pastor ministry leaders so they can lead healthy and high-impact churches.
Pastor Sarah is passionate about women fulfilling their God-given calling to be who He created them to be. She wrote and created the Freedom curriculum at Next Level and has seen thousands find true Freedom in Christ as a result. She is dedicated to leading people to become fully engaged followers of Jesus.
Pastor Matt and Sarah are high school sweethearts and have been happily married for 25 years. They have two sons, Will and Drew, and are huge Tampa Bay Rays fans.