105 || Because Your Dream Increases Your Intimacy with God || Krista Hengesh

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Krista Hengesh is the founder of a college and millennial women’s ministry called Live Salted. She is a dreamer at heart taking 1 Corinthians 2:9 at its word and believing if she has thought it, God has to out do it. Krista loves all things outdoors, playing with the hypothetical, discovering new places, and digging deep with others in conversation. She believes in the power of scripture, and she draws perspective for her everyday knowing she is living in light of eternity and her time here on earth is temporary and precious. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington where she runs Live Salted full time.


In this episode, Krista talks about the incredible amount of faith required to step out into what God has called you to do, especially when you don’t know what the results are going to be. We cover the reality of the spiritual warfare we’ll face when we are walking in His will and seeking to make Him more famous.

This episode fits with this month’s theme and offers the reminder that You Are a Daughter of the King and that when you “step out of the boat,” as Krista says, and trust Him with your dream, your life, your everything, your dependence on Him will naturally need to increase and thus will grow your intimacy with Him.

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Love Does by Bob Goff
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Favorite Sermon Series:

John Marc Comer of Bridgetown Church: Fighting the World, The Flesh & The Devil

Live Salted Resources:

Live Salted Conferences – Even When

Run Salted curriculum, starting at the end of April



“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again?
It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
~ Matthew 5:13 (NLT)


“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
    and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
    for those who love him.”
~ 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT)


Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
~ Romans 4:18-21 (NIV)


Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
~ Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)


And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years,26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and
fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, 
“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
~ Mark 5:25–34



2:50 – About the interview we lost
3:20 – 1 Corinthians and what it says about God and our lives with Him
4:00 – How amazing God is, and do we even get that?
4:41 – About Krista’s God-shaped dream, Live Salted, and a bit of her story as a dreamer
5:20 – Live Salted is what she wished she’d had
6:14 – How Krista’s eyes were opened to the realities of this world and what others do to fit in
7:48 – Living as a light for God through high school and college but also tempted by drinking stories
8:15 – Craving funny drunk stories until she realized she wanted stories anyone could enjoy
9:27 – The Lord impressed upon her heart to be the salt of the earth
9:51 – The story of the salt shaker in the parking garage
11:27 – Weird energy inside her and a nagging feeling of “I need to do this thing”
12:44 – You were created with a purpose
13:37 – Her biggest insecurity is speaking, but she pushed through that with the Lord
14:35 – We can create our own stories, but God is the best author
15:12 – What it means to be a daughter of the King (and not an orphan)
16:59 – A good father will do whatever he can for his daughter
18:09 – Because of God’s character – you can count on Him
18:47 – Some of Krista’s biggest struggle, including $9,000 on a credit card and only 20 tickets sold
20:33 – When you plan something big, also plan how you’ll celebrate afterwards
22:36 – Her recent battle with spiritual warfare
24:31 – How God always shows up to remind her who He is and how He’s prepared her for this work
26:49 – If you’re going after your dreams, you will feel attacked
27:23 – Turn to God’s word; know scripture; it’s the best weapon against attack
28:07 – Romans 4 and not wavering in unbelief about the promises of God
30:45 – Details about the Even When conferences coming up in Feb 2019
34:35 – How Krista is reading the Bible right now; seeing His character and how that applies in her life
38:20 – Helpful resources for dreamers
41:30 – The Run Salted curriculum is starting up again in April
42:56 – The Lord cares, more than anything, about your connection with Him
46:46 – Krista’s prayer over the Devoted Dreamers community
48:00 – How talking with Krista increased my faith
49:00 – My three takeaways from the interview

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