Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 100 Journey to Hope Interview with Dwyatt Gantt
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Episode #100 – Journey to Hope - Interview with Dwyatt Gantt
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed to be back with you to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
Did you notice the episode number in the title? One hundred. That means there have been 100 Live With Eternal Perspective episodes! What a blessed journey I have been honored to travel as I stepped forward in obedience when I heard God call me to podcast. Our gracious Heavenly Father amazes me weekly as He continues to grow and deepen my maturity and relationship with Him through producing each episode. If you have enjoyed or grown through any of the Live With Eternal Perspective podcasts, give our Almighty God the glory!
I knew absolutely nothing about podcasting when I began, but my heart was focused on obeying where I heard God calling me to walk. He has made sure the resources I need are available at each step. When we trust and follow the Lord, we see that His vision is always larger than we imagine and the blessings more abundant!
God doesn’t seek the equipped to serve Him. Our Heavenly Father yearns for us to release self, doubt, fear, and anything that hinders or holds us back from stepping out for and through Him. He desires to complete us as we completely trust, love, and obey Him.
Walking in faith through trusting the Lord is one of my favorite ways to obey God. It is exactly what my husband and I chose to do back in 2004 when we began our adoption journey. It was the definitely one of the biggest blind steps of faith we had taken so far. Why is that important?
That piece of our faith and life journey is why it is an honor for me to share my special guest with you today. Dwyatt Gantt also lives each day to hear and follow where he believes God is calling him to go. Because of faith and obedience, Dwyatt’s life, and miracles of God, intertwined with ours and with thousands of others.
Dwyatt Gantt is the Founder and Executive Director of Children’s Hope International, and is committed to the mission of compassionately engaging in changing the lives of the vulnerable, orphans, sick, weak, and the poorest of children and families. The organization places its hope in God and the staff is intent on taking His love to those whose hope has died. Through strongly focusing on children who are orphans, abandoned and forgotten, often sick or with special needs, or families struggling with debt and despair because of the health of their children, this non-profit organization brings hope and relief with Dwyatt at the helm. Dwyatt is also the proud patriarch of four children, seven grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren.
When my husband and I knew for certain that God had a daughter for us in China back in early 2004 and we began completing all of the paperwork, it was the local branch of Children’s Hope that guided us as extended family. Every person on staff was a true joy to know and an absolute pleasure to work with. Through personal guidance and monthly meetings designed to educate and equip parents as we walked the precious journey we were privileged to travel, we experienced joy and peace as the trajectory of our lives was forever changed.
Please enjoy this very special episode of Live With Eternal Perspective as I speak with Dwyatt about the way God has provided him with a purpose and passion that was written on his heart long before Dwyatt realized it was there. Listen as Dwyatt shares how God revealed Himself and the blind faith journey his life was to take. As he says in the interview, “Discover your purpose and never let it go.”
Corrie Ten Boom said, “Never be afraid of an unknown future with a known God.” Dwyatt has captured this quote as inspiration and lived it well.
Mark Twain wrote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Dwyatt believes he discovered his purpose at age 50. He doesn’t want you to wait that long. What is God whispering to you? Are you ready to take a blind faith journey with the Lord carrying you every step of the way?
Dear God, our gracious and loving Heavenly Father, our Creator and Keeper, our Provider and Protector, how Great You are. Thank you for placing us on this earth with a purpose straight from You. May we discover more clearly day by day what you have for us to do in Your name and through Your will and ways as we draw nearer to You. Help us cling to You through good and bad, easy and hard. Through persecution may we rise up in Your strength and may we be concerned with what concerns You. May we wait upon You to have our strength renewed, may we mount up with wings like eagles, may we run and not grow weary, walk and not faint because we humbly rely on Your strength and provision. Thank you Father, for Your goodness and grace. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
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I pray this podcast draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on new ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.