Bonus: “The Search for Approval” with Lew Sterrett

Oct 31, 2022

Have you ever sought to fill a void in your life by trying to gain the approval of others but found the void only became greater? In this guest episode, Dr. Lew Sterrett shares how God used a tragic experience in his early childhood to set his life on a course of finding complete acceptance and approval in His Heavenly Father.

One of the greatest needs mankind possesses is to find the acceptance of someone who genuinely loves, cares and receives them. God has graciously met this need, and He has done so through providing a way that all mankind can know Him! Listen as Gabe and our guest, Dr. Lew Sterrett, discuss the keys of finding our approval, love and affirmation in God through a personal relationship with Christ.

  • Gabe Cleator, Host

    Gabe Cleator loves Jesus and desires to help others to cultivate an intimate relationship with Him. His years of ministry to young men through the Journey to the Heart program as well as serving with Family Conferences have all been fueled by his desire to see people embrace Christ as the All-Sufficient One. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biblical Ministries and currently serves as the director of the Home Discipleship Network under the ministry of IBLP. His vision as the director is dynamic and focused. He says, “My heart burns to see God's people turn back to a vibrant, living Christianity that has Christ at the center and the Word as the foundation.” In 2021, Gabe released his first book, Always and in Everything, calling God’s people to discover the power of giving thanks in all things.   Gabe and his wife, Sara, live in East Texas where they enjoy serving the Lord together. Gabe loves spending time in the great outdoors, especially when it involves taking fishing trips or visiting National Parks. From mountains and canyons, to waterfalls and wildlife, he takes great joy in the fact that his Heavenly Father made all these things!

  • Lew Sterrett, Guest

    Dr. Lew Sterrett specializes in life lessons of leadership from the language of the horse. For over 30 years Dr. Lew has combined his expertise as a professional horse trainer, a certified youth and family counselor, a licensed pastor, and a successful business executive to produce unique events. Wittingly, he frames our own stubborn human nature with the example of unbroken horses that resist their master’s will. His demonstrations, however, never end there. As a father, wrangler and ministry man, he also exhibits a teacher's heart. With finely-tuned relationship skills, he provides answers from the Bible for a wide array of family problems, showing both parents and their children how fulfillment is to be found only in full surrender to Christ as Lord. He and his wife, Melodie, both hold doctorates: he in leadership training, and she in Biblical counseling. Their ministry is headquartered at Ransom Wind Ranch in Anadarko, Oklahoma.