Friday, October 04, 2013

Your Worth!

Do you ever go through times when you sometimes feel valuable and other times of no value at all? ...Then God comes to remind you that you are of great value to Him and other people!

Take 3 minutes out of your day and view one of the following videos, one geared toward the guys and one geared toward the ladies as you'll see below!

After viewing this,
you have to come away with a greater sense and reminder of God's love and your value/worth.

Please check out the following!

Brothers: You matter! You matter to The Lord and those around you! You have a high purpose and value! You also have a high calling! Check out this video and be lifted up!

Sisters: You matter! You matter to The Lord and those around you! You have a high purpose and value!  You also have a high calling! Check out this video and be lifted up!

Be Lifted up!
In His Great Love,

Friday, September 13, 2013

Be Filled


Here’s a thought to meditate on today:

“Nobody buys a car and expects to fuel it up just once. Likewise, every time you gas up your car, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you again.” -Mark Driscoll

At the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit – the Helper Who Jesus said He would send, takes up residency within us to guide, convict, direct and empower us.

Each day following that moment we need ask The Holy Spirit to fill us anew!

Are you feeling like your tank is empty? Trying Asking the Holy Spirit to fill you and He will!!!

Next, quit trying to operate in your “own power” and operate in His as The Spirit will empower you!

Bro rlk

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Doers not just Hearers!


Let me ask you, when you read God's Word, does it have an impact on your life? 

Do you hear what He's teaching you and then in turn do something with it? 

Or, do you just hear and do not act upon it?

Something for you and I to consider on a daily basis!

Let us strive to be doers of the Word not just hearers! Can I get an Amen?!




Monday, August 12, 2013

The Word of God: A Reminder from D. L. Moody

The Word of God, The Full Armor of God as well as prayer are your essential tools for success each day along with the Holy Spirit's guidance and empowerment. Regarding the Word of God alone - God's Word reminds us of this: "But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 


You and I were not designed to "go it alone" devoid of the tools He has so freely provided us! Remember this each day as you fight the battles that are waged against you!...and, don't allow anything, any sin, person, etc to keep you from The Word of God!




Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ten Ways To Love!

Let me ask you, do you ever struggle with loving others around you? 

Well, if you're like me, there are some days where it's really a struggle! 

God's Word is filled with wisdom for you and I to learn and where we can grow by putting it into practice! 

So, here are ten ways from The Word that will help you and I love better! No matter what, let's seek to love!



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Life Change

It's very true that God's Word - the Bible will change your life...but you have to read it in order for it to help renew your mind and help you on the road to life change!

Let me ask you, are you spending time communing with God by picking up and spending time in His Word? 

If you are, great! Keep it up! 

If you're not, let me encourage you to make spending time in His Word a daily priority! If you need some new ideas for reading and studying The Word, here are a few useful links where you might find a plan that will recharge your time with the Lord as you read and seek to abide in Him!,,,



Monday, July 01, 2013

Our Independence Day!

The Word:
Read: Psalm 146:7, Luke 4:18, John 8:31-32, 34-36

"Our Independence Day" by Randolph Koch

As I have been preparing to celebrate our nation's Independence Day, I started to remember how much we have to be thankful for. Independence didn't come cheap for the USA to become its own nation and many people fought and died to bring us this gift we know a freedom.

We have freedom to worship and attend church wherever we want, or we can choose not to do so. We can have our own Bibles. We can choose (for the most part) what our career will be. We can have our own vehicles. We can have children without government control if we choose to have children. We can have clean water to drink and for the most part we can have 3 meals (that we can choose) a day as well as many other freedoms that are truly unique to the USA. 

The list goes on and on regarding the freedom we have here but we so easily take them for granted!

Think about it for a moment: other countries don't have these freedoms and in some countries you could be killed or imprisoned for just being a follower of Christ. These and many other freedoms we tend to take for granted. 

We should remember to thank God for these things. We truly live in a land of much independence, beginning way back at the birth of this nation.

The fourth of July is a great time of celebration for the USA. But let us not forget the greatest Independence Day of all time that we can all celebrate no matter what country we call home. I'm talking about the day that we came to know salvation through Jesus Christ! On that day, Jesus set us free from the chains of our sin when He died for us, taking the penalty for our sin and making it His. We were slaves to our sin and through His power He has given us independence from our old sinful ways. We are no longer enslaved by our sin and will spend eternity with Him!!

Praise God that now as believer's we can truly celebrate, every day, our own Independence Day!

Thanks be to our God for loving us so much! We’ve now moved from dependence on sin and our old life to independence from sin and dependence on Him!!!

Questions To Get Started With:

-Have you experienced your own Independence Day?

-Are you thankful for the many blessings, freedoms and privileges you have?
-Are you living the way you were before you came to know Christ or is your life new or growing? Is there evidence of your own Independence Day?
-Are you secure in your walk with God knowing that the Lord has truly set you free?

 Application Idea:
-Consider making a list of the blessings, freedoms and privileges you have.
-Thank God for these things and seek to never take them for granted!

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

In Him,


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cast the first stone...

I'm not condoning what was said in the past but here are two observations or my thoughts from the lopsided un-tolerant treatment I see taking place toward the cooking celebrity Paula Deen: 
#1- I hope that the stupid stuff I said 30 years ago isn't dredged up and held against me like it has against her! I've grown a lot since then and it seems she has too! Plus in my case I was 13 and said I'm sure a lot of stupid stuff :-) 
 #2 - ..."he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Walk in Integrity

Here's wisdom from the Proverbs: Read Proverbs 28:6

Do you realize that your integrity, character, reputation is far greater than riches or any worldly gain especially as you are representing Christ in all you do.
So, today and each day - remember to walk in integrity!