Pat's View: Inspirational Stories



Welcome to Pats View! Our view is affected by our circumstances, beliefs and even what we CANT see. Thats why I am so thankful that the Bible gives us a clear lens to view life, so Im zooming in to take a closer look. Please join me as I view life through the lens of Gods Word to live a blessed life!Don't forget to subscribe to the show!


  • Looking at Jesus with Fresh Eyes

    13/07/2021 Duration: 14min

    Who is Jesus in your life? Who is He to you? Can you say "And this I know!" The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem wanted to know…so they sent priests and Levites to ask John himself. Who are you, John? There must have been a hint that they thought he might be the promised one from God. The crowds that came…the baptisms? Could John be the Messiah. John, came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.” Then who are you? Are you Elijah? No. I can see him shaking his head firmly. Are you the Prophet?’ they continued? No,” John answered. Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ ” Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one w

  • 2 Great Reasons You Can be Filled With Hope

    06/07/2021 Duration: 12min

    It’s risky work! It’s expensive to plant a crop. The machinery. The fertilizer. The time. And there’s no guarantee that he will have a good harvest. It’s risky…but a farmer plants because he has hope. Hope is powerful.   It motivates. It inspires. It changes the monotonous into meaningful. So even though it is risky, he plants because he has hope. His hopes are not based on fantasy! That hope is bolstered by educated practices and past harvests- his harvest and those of others. He doesn’t have a promise…just hope and a need to make a living. A need to feed his family. A need to pay the bills. A need to turn barren soil into lush green vegetation. The winter seasons   of pain, heartache, heart break; long, dark days of loneliness can drain our reservoirs of hope. Paul understood that; so he prayed… “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” -Romans 15:13 NIV The beginning point in this ve

  • Are you looking for hope in all the wrong places?

    30/06/2021 Duration: 23min

    “Well, I hope so,” doesn’t sound like hope at all. It’s flimsy, wimpy and empty. We speak of hope more often than we believe in it. Hope in the Bible isn’t the weak word we use in our culture. Instead, it is a living hope, throbbing and powerful. It produces action, steadfastness and stability. 1 Peter 1:3 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”   Let’s look at the first time the word for hope is used in the Bible. Joshua 2:21 NIV “Agreed," she replied. "Let it be as you say." So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.” The lady speaking here is Rahab…and where’s the hope in this story? Or better yet, where do we find hope that makes us stable in unstable times? I’m so glad you asked. I want to tell you about it.

  • This Is A War You Can Win

    15/06/2021 Duration: 21min

    Why you shouldn’t opt-out of the Spiritual War that is going on right now! 1. You have an enemy that wants to kill, steal and destroy you! 2. There are people depending on you, family, friends and neighbors. 3. You were made to win this war! The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4 As believers, we need to understand the war that is raging. The Senators and citizens of Washington DC on July 21, 1861 had no idea what war meant. Have you noticed how some people • are failing to respond to the spiritual war that is going on around us right now? • think they can opt out of Spiritual warfare, because its HARD and costly? • don’t see the destruction that is going on around them? • are just hoping everything will be alright. • don’t realize there is a war? You have been given authority… not just hope… authority. Stop believing the enemies lies. We’ve heard the enemy’s lies so many times, from so many different places, that

  • Why does it matter to you that God is watching over His Word?

    05/06/2021 Duration: 14min

    God is watching over His Word! Why is that truth important to you? Does that truth change what you do and how you react to delayed victories? It was a revelation that God gave to Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, to help him fulfil his assignment. Without the confidence in that revelation. You need to grip this reality to help you fulfill your assignment too! Do you have some prayers that have not seen answered? Do you have a prodigal that you are desperate to see their life turned around? Searching for answers that you just can’t turn loose of because your heart just won’t let you? Do you have verses that you’ve clung to, but the enemy has whispered in your ear, “What’s the use?” Me too! I've had some things on my heart that I am absolutely desperate to see happen. But I’m telling you, I have some things that are just too precious to abandon. Do you have some things like that on your heart? Sometimes there's just no words that describe how desperately you want to see God intervene in the situation you are facin

  • What you don't know CAN hurt you.

    28/05/2021 Duration: 09min

      I’ve gone to church all my life, but when I was twelve years old I heard something that forever changed my life. Actually, it was more than just hearing that changed me…it was believing that changed me! This may need some explaining, because it wasn’t just hearing or believing…it was receiving that changed me forever! I’ve never looked at God’s Word the same. I’ve never been the same…let me do that explaining with an illustration!    There's a reason they call it a Smart phone Several years ago, I needed a new phone. I looked at lots of options.  Then I-heard I could process credit cards at conferences instead of renting a point of sale machine. That move would save me a ton of money. The salesman handed us the phone and began to explain that we could download applications. I had never heard of an app. (yes I know… I know! But you’re forgetting this was a long time ago!) So he took his phone and began to show us some of his favorite apps. I was totally amazed to learn that the applications provided addition

  • How to Receive Holy Spirit

    22/05/2021 Duration: 21min

    I was twelve years old when I receiving the Holy Spirit. My friendship with Him has been priceless...He has walked with me all these years as comforter, guide, power source and help. I am so thankful for The Father's Promise fulfilled at Pentecost. I want to share with you how you can be filled with Holy Spirit. Maybe you already have been filled with Holy Spirit. Then this teaching will help you share with a friend or loved one how they can be filled with Holy Spirit. I'd love to give you the .pdf that goes with this teaching. Here's the link to get the .pdf and future encouraging chats that will help you connect God's Word to your everyday life.  How to Receive the Holy Spirit PDF Download - Patricia Holland

  • Another Reason I am so Glad Holy Spirit is My Friend

    08/04/2021 Duration: 12min I love transparency When it’s coming from someone else. I don’t like to be vunerable but here goes.   I judge people way more often than I want to admit. I don’t even want to admit it to God. I know judging people is wrong.   It’s especially hard when they ask for my advice and then totally disregard it. Then they want me to bail them out when they get in a pinch! AHHHHH! So hard NOT to judge the heart behind the action.   But if I require, or want to require that people do as I say I have stepped into arrogance and that is a dangerous place to be.   1 Samuel 15:23a New International Version   For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry…        I know! I can’t see their heart, but I can sure see the stupid.  Sometimes I have to agree with the wisdom of Forest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does!”   Our world is so upside down! Isaiah 5:20 New International Version   Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and l

  • How to Hear God's Voice

    06/04/2021 Duration: 11min Are you sensing the need to hear God’s voice? I have walked through some things recently where I have felt like I was walking through a minefield and every step was a matter of life and death. I’ve been desperately aware that Precious Holy Spirit knows where the enemy has hidden the landmines (sometimes land MINDS) and wants to show me where they are hidden.   I am so thankful that He doesn’t send me off with a condescending pat on the back and a trite, “Be careful out there!”   No way! NO WAY! In the Old Testament, Precious Holy Spirit came as a visitor empowering people for specific jobs. In the New Testament He came to take up residence within us and to guide us into ALL truth.   I understand I have a responsibility to do my part if I want to hear His voice.   Each of the writers of the gospels tell a different story following the story of “The Triumphant Entry of Jesus”. But the story in John’s Gospel resonates as I search God’s Word to learn to hear God better. It is a powerful tr

  • Jesus Our Baptizer

    05/04/2021 Duration: 05min

    There are things in God’s Word that are absolutely amazing!   Jesus became a man. Born to a virgin woman. He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!   Because of that… Philippians 2:9 9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,   10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,   11and every tongue acknowledge  that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   Then the prophet Isaiah gives us names that describe Jesus. Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   I’ve shared with you many times how precious the redemptive names are to me in my worship time.   There are 7 Redemptive names that open and disclose the benefit package that Jesus purchased for everyone of us at the cross. Let me briefly review them with you

  • You Need God's Wisdom and a Donkey

    26/03/2021 Duration: 15min

    Jason Brown was facing a crossroad. I had never heard of Jason Brown and never dreamed when I turned on the TV in the middle of the night that I was about to hear a story that would build my faith. It would encourage me to seek God not only for provision, but for wisdom!   Not just knowledge, but wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to put knowledge in practice. That's totally different! Growing a Greener World-From Cleats to Beets was the episode name. A gardening show is a unique place to meet the highest paid Center in the NFL? Cleats to beets? I was wide awake. When facing a decision Jeremiah 6:16 NIV This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Seek His will Proverbs 3:6 NLT Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Need Wisdom? James 1:5 NLT If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will

  • Celebrating Spring- Come Walk With Me

    25/03/2021 Duration: 09min

    Most mornings I try to either walk on the treadmill or hop on the bike to start my day with some exercise. But a few days ago, the weather was perfect so we My husband and I decided to take our walk outside. I didn’t know how perfect the day was until I got outside. There’s this beautiful park near us with gravel trails that wind past and under beautiful live oaks along the river, but there are also dirt paths cut through the woods that zig zag along the St. John’s River. This post is better when you see and hear than just read it. The gravel paths are wide enough for two people to walk side by side Beyond the gravel paths are the dirt paths are only wide enough for a single person to walk with shrubs and bushes on both sides of the trail. Since it was such a gorgeous day, I wanted to take the longer dirt path. The massive roots of huge Bay Trees  and Live Oaks crisscrossed the dirt path where we walked, providing an obstacle course that made paying attention to where

  • Manifest Him

    12/03/2021 Duration: 24min

    I was picking up the speaker for an event, Ms. Thelma Wells, at the airport. I positioned myself at the bottom of the escalator, so I wouldn't miss her. As I scanned each person to find Ms. Wells, I noticed a young woman. I knew immediately she was a Christian. There was something about her that made her stand out in the crowd of people hurrying to get their luggage. She was much younger than our speaker, so I kept looking.    When she got off the escalator she approached me and asked if I was looking for Thelma Wells. I told her I was. She introduced herself and explained, "She's my mom. She came down the elevator instead of the escalator."    I didn't know her daughter was traveling with her, but I knew this lady knew Jesus.   During that weekend, I had the privilege of spending some special time with this young woman and what I saw what exactly right. She was a woman of God!   There are some people that almost seem to shine, but Moses really shined... I mean literally bright that he put a veil

  • Want more answered prayer?

    03/03/2021 Duration: 16min

    There are so many reasons we pray...but the primary reason is we need God's involvement in our lives. We need Him!   Prayer is God's idea.  We can come boldly into His presence because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross.   One of the reasons we pray is we need...we want God to answer our prayers. Charles Finney shares a vital key for getting answers to our prayers. In this teaching I want to share that answer with you.

  • Arise Shine

    12/02/2021 Duration: 25min

    Isaiah 60:1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory  will be seen upon you.   What a beautiful portion of Scripture!   What did God have in mind when He inspired the writer to pen these words?    I think it's important that we find out, so we don't miss what God has for us.  

  • My Eyes Are on You

    28/01/2021 Duration: 28min

    Jehoshaphat knew what to do when he didn't know what to do. Let me share his powerful keys with you, so you can walk in the victory God has planned for you!   Jehoshaphat Invaded by Moab (Obadiah 1:1-14)   1It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. 2Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi. 3And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. Jehoshaphat's Prayer 5And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, 6And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over

  • Open Your Wonderful Gift

    24/12/2020 Duration: 13min

    As you list your gifts, don't fail to enjoy the most wonderful gift of all because you fail to open it. Let me explain with a story. Open Your wonderful gift. You are valuable. You were made in God's image. That alone makes you priceless. Open your Bible.   Open your eyes. Open your heart. Open your worship. You are not alone. You will never outgrow your need for a Savior. Peace is not the absence of problems, it is the presence of the Prince of Peace.  

  • Are You Tired Tired Tired of the Pressure

    20/10/2020 Duration: 12min

        That’s strong language, huh, to beg you to do something , but I feel like it's that important. People everywhere are feeling the pressure.   The pressure is real. It’s coming from every arena of our lives. It’s hit our pocketbooks, our ability to interact with friends, jobs, activities and hobbies.   Some of it is from the natural realm and some of it is the devil. Yes. I said it. I know there’s not a devil behind every bush, buttttttt I also know there is a devil that hates our guts!   Here the reference for the verses I used in this podcast. Add them to your prayer list.   Luke 11:2 Isaiah 49:24 Isaiah 33:15 Paul shares about the pressure he felt in Asia 2 Cor. 1:8,9 NIV

  • Do You Know Him As Abba, Father?

    19/10/2020 Duration: 09min

    Abba is only used 3 times in the New Testament and it is always combined with Father…Abba, Father. Could it be that the word Father is not just one more way to identify us as His child, but that it is used strategically and purposely here in Scripture? Could it be that this combination is critical in understanding Who He is as our Father?  Galatians 4:6 NLT And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Mark 14:36 NLT Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane  “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”  Romans 8:15 NLT So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”  

  • Know This and it will change how you pray!

    07/08/2020 Duration: 18min

    I pray, first of all because I love God. I love His Presence. I love spending time talking to Him. I've loved God since I was a little girl and He is my dear friend.   But I also pray for results. Whether we like it or not, asking is the rule of the Kingdom. -- C. H. Spurgeon   While I don't believe we need to have all the right words to get our prayer answered, I believe what we believe when we pray definitely affects our results.   When we know, really KNOW this one thing it will affect our outcome.     SHOW LESS      

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