Marisa's messages are constantly developing, but in general, her talks center on living in God's Presence, hearing His voice, and utilizing disciplines such as prayer, fasting, and studying the Word to establish an intimate inner life with God. Marisa will fine tune material in partnership with each event. Here is a general list of messages that Marisa is currently speaking on. If you are interested in booking Marisa Rickerson for an event, please email her at:
Here is a speaking sample Marisa's recent Bloom conference and her current podcasts:
Have Prayer-Closet Communion with God while Living in the Real World.
Why is it so hard to be centered on God when we go back into the real world? For years Marisa Rickerson tried everything to make a deeper connection with God: go to church more, pray more, and be a better person. Drawing from her own remarkable story of personally experiencing His Presence during a 40-day fast, Marisa discovered the secret to moment-by-moment faith in everyday life. Author of, The Coram Deo Secret: Live before the Face of God, Marisa shares how to:
Experience God’s Fatherhood and Love as a felt Reality
Which of us truly lives with an awareness of the love God has lavished upon us by calling us His sons and daughters? God designed us to begin our search for love first in our natural parents, and then to receive a love more fulfilling from our Father in heaven. With humorous transparency and Scriptural wisdom, Marisa draws from the parable moments in her book, Parenting ComParables, to help others experience a heightened awareness of the Father's interactive presence. Marisa's message of the Father's devoted involvement will revolutionize your spiritual walk as well as your parent-child relationships as you:
Prayer and Fasting: 2 Keys to Experiencing God
Marisa Rickerson "stumbled" unwillingly and unknowingly upon the secrets of a lifestyle of prayerful fasting! She knew it was in the Bible but didn't understand how fasting was relevant to today's believers. Too often we give up believing our prayers weren't answered, and we draw the wrong conclusion saying, God's answer was 'no'. Learn how God is waiting on us to have ears to hear His strategies so that we can partner with Him in bringing His Heavenly will to earth! Recharge your prayer life by discovering how the two disciplines work together to help you:
The Keys to Hearing God's Voice
God never speaks outside of the filter of love. He speaks to us through three main love relationships: Devoted Father, Loving Spouse, Faithful Friend. Many Christians mistakenly filter their perception of His voice through a cold, distant religious, filter. It was the same mistake the Pharisees made, which caused them to miss God's voice even though they diligently studied God's Word (Jn. 5). Marisa expounds on these principles to increase our ability to hear God speak:
Got Oil? Tune up your Inner Life, Remove Hindrances, and Experience God's Presence!
Christians venture to draw nearer to God, but too often, hindrances rooted in spiritual places keep us tethered down. Marisa will be addressing some of these hindrances, with an emphasis on breaking free from dreary and dusty religion that is void of the "Oil" or Presence of the Lord. Christians often use activity in place of seeking the Lord’s Presence. That kind of laboring leads to burnout, backsliding, and boredom. In this session, Marisa will be discussing these topics:
Understanding the Person of the Holy Spirit
Marisa heard God say, "Marisa, you know Me as Father, you know Me as Son, but you do not know Me as Holy Spirit." She had reached the pinnacle of "pharisee-ism" and religious pride, but she surrendered her presupposing traditions and told God that maybe she didn't know everything! The tyranny of lukewarm, man-made religion ended as she was blown away by Holy Spirit’s extraordinary Presence. With transparency and humor, Marisa sheds light on the Scriptures concerning the Holy Spirit so that you can experience God more fully.
Discerning the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
There are Ugly Birds and there are Good Birds. Spiritually speaking, which birds are building nests over our heads!? Martin Luther penned, "We cannot help which birds fly over our heads, but we can keep them from building a nest in our heads." Would you play cards with someone who always stacks the deck against you? That's what we do when we engage in the devil's game of condemnation. We have to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run! Resist the enemy and watch him flee! In this session, Marisa speaks about how to:
FREE LIMITED TIME SPECIAL!
Marisa is offering a free special bonus to small groups and Bible studies located in Central Texas.* For those groups that purchase 20 or more books, Marisa will personally come speak to your group concerning the topic of your choice. (*~one hour radius from Georgetown TX)
Thank you for your interest in having Marisa speak at your event. It is quite an honor to be considered. Please email the date, theme, attendance expectations, and other specifics of your event to MarisaRickerson@msn.com