Posts in Category: A Godly Lifestyle

For Your Pastor

Author: Mike Sonneveldt
I spend a lot of time writing when I'm working on Self-Evident material. Most of you have probably already learned that a large amount of content produced by Self-Evident has been written in some way, shape, or form by yours truly. Producing content continues to be a passion of mine. I enjoy the research, I absolutely love to write, and I'm spiritually motivated. I want to go after all areas of society and culture. I want them for Christ, and if I get to use my skills and talents to help raise up disciples in these areas: then game on. But sometimes, you wonder whether you're actually making change with everything you're doing. There's a difference between throwing a bunch of paint at the wall, and using a roller to make a pristine new wall color. With the deluge of content… read more

Speak Some LIFE Into Yourself!

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
How do you keep going? Honestly, this article isn't written from the mountain top, looking down with the wise vision of 20/20. I'm writing from within the trenches. There are times where the feelings can begin to overwhelm, pushing you to wonder why it matters, what it's worth, or why keep going. Points exist on the journey within which you sit in the mud on the side of the road, wondering whether to bother standing back up. The emotions boil through you, the reminders come to the surface, and that voice you thought went away comes roaring back, gloating, “I told you so. You can't make it. This will never get better.” Times exist in life which will test your perseverance and your strength, courage and faith. Those times can be major, or they can be the soft little cuts that… read more

Be Disciplined Fast by Fasting

Author: Mike Sonneveldt
You may notice that unlike most articles posted on Self-Evident's website, this article is a direct result of a Podcast episode. I thought writing this would be useful for people who may want to look back on the topic, do some research, and spend a little more time with the information. We pray that this Discipline Series that we're doing on the Podcast would benefit you greatly. Our goal is to help disciple you in every area of your life, be it government, social, or faith. If there is another area of discipline that you'd like us to cover, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at: (yes. Seriously. It was the best I could do with what wasn't taken.) We hope this article blesses you! Fasting A deeply misunderstood discipline… read more

Danger Of Compromise

Author: Mike Sonneveldt
A rush of consecration seems to be making its way through the church realm, and I find it a breath of fresh air. I've recognized in many people, within my own circle, the deep desire to consecrate themselves for the Lord. That word, “consecration” tends to get a bad wrap. Images of monks tearing their backs apart with flogs, and people fasting for 40 days and nights bounce around our heads at the mere mention of the word. Our hearts recoil at the thought. We tell ourselves, “Well now, I don't want to be that dramatic...” What if that word didn't mean what you thought it meant? I'm disgruntled in having to give you the definition (because I find such a writing technique boring and trite,) but it's in the definition and application of the word that this whole essay hinges. We… read more

Judgement isn't for Christian

Author: Self-Evident Supporter
During last convention season, we built a relationship with an amazing couple, who shared some deep truths that astounded us. It revolutionized how we saw judgment and God's wrath on the world. I asked the husband if he would be willing to write down his story in a blog post to share with our faithful listeners and supporters. This is his story, and his own teaching on the topic. At World's End? In the early months of 2021 I was looking on in fear of what I perceived as an ever darkening Geo-political landscape worldwide. I feared war with China and/or Russia, the threat of nuclear war, and the loss of our rights and freedoms in the face of advancing Socialism and medical tyranny. In February or March of 2021 I became aware of a bunker community in South Dakota. 575… read more
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