God Does Not Need Middle Management by Robert Ricciardelli

This is going to all Popes, Apostles, Prophets, Bishops, Priests, and Pastors and any other leader who has influence over people. God relates with you directly, and does not need you to get between his relationships with others, as He desires to relate with them directly. You are called to point people to God and not to yourself or any other system or agenda. When you command that they look at you, serve you, get answers from you, you begin to minimize, dilute, and most times get in the way of … [Read more...]

Set Your Heart Ablaze and Your Heart at Rest by Robert Ricciardelli

We may spend our days doing some good in the world. We may find ourselves as contributors to our family friends and community. We may be passionate in our devotions and activities and still feel miserable. We may have accomplished much in life in the name of God and country, but still wind up empty. Go after a relationship with God and you will begin to experience the real and the right side of life. Nothing can set our hearts ablaze and our hearts at rest but an authentic relationship with … [Read more...]

The Fusion of God and Man As One by Robert Ricciardelli

Occupy your mind with this convergent thought, that you are in absolute oneness with God in life, and you are never separate from the glory of the Divine within. The secret of your life is your oneness with Christ in God. You are increasingly the divine manifestation of God, the light of God on earth. You have full access to the spiritual capital of the Kingdom of God. Let the Kingdom life, the Kingdom love, the Kingdom power, and the Kingdom Spirit possess you, and you will march as more than a … [Read more...]

Your Maker, Your Lover, and Your Keeper by Robert Ricciardelli

Everything that exists draws its being from God's love. Each of us exist today because of these three three truths, God made us, God loves us, and God keeps us. God made us in His image and likeness. As we acknowledge Him in all that we do, His image and likeness manifests through our lives in amazing ways. He also loves us, believes in us, and forever is with us and for us. We can trust that His love remains regardless of our performance and even beyond our participation in His plans and … [Read more...]

Please Pause for This Post-Election by Lee Grady

After this bitterly divisive election, the Lord’s Prayer can reunite us. Please pray it often.Election 2012 was a bitter contest. As of Wednesday night—when my home state of Florida was still counting ballots—President Obama had 59.6 million votes compared to Mitt Romney’s 56.9 million. Democrats still control the Senate and Republicans still control the House. The political gridlock of the past four years is here to stay.We are a very, very divided nation. We are split on so many levels— … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Playing the Blame Game by Robert Ricciardelli

Engaging in the blame game is a waste of time. No matter what someone may have done, how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you want to blame them, it still does not change you. When you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration you may look for others to blame. While this keeps the focus off of you, the real problem remains to be a destructive poison within you. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming … [Read more...]

Politics and Governments Cannot Shake the Unshakable by Robert Ricciardelli

We have a Kingdom beyond the low level realm and focus of politics and what earthly government might do for us. Jesus paid little attention to government or politics. Caesar was one of the most evil leaders on earth that put people into extreme bondage. Jesus simply said, give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and and give to God what is His, your very lives. In other words, Jesus said, "I have another dimension to live in, come with me above the noise, confusion, fear, and division." Get out of the … [Read more...]

Vision: The Father of Restraint by Marc Brisebois

Where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)The New International Version shares this verse a little differently saying, ‘Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint’. Vision is the father of restraint. It gives one the power to bring under control the usual need for short-term gratification. The one able to see the end from the beginning can endure far more than the one who lives in the moment. This is of particular importance as it pertains to trials. When we lack v … [Read more...]

The Land of In Between by James Ryle

And He said to them, “You yourselves come apart into a deserted place, and rest a little. For those coming and those going were many, and they did not even have opportunity to eat.” (Mark 6:31, Living Bible)The Scripture tells us that the Lord called the disciples to a desert place to get some rest. They had seen great ministry prior to their desert experience. And, given what we know of the rest of the story, they went on to even greater ministry after the desert experience was fini … [Read more...]

Love Guides You to Completion by Robert Ricciardelli

Love within us brilliantly leads us to completion of ourselves. Authentic life allows for love to flow in our connectivity with one another. When we shut down on others we actually are shutting down on life. Our own healing comes as we become a healer to others, and we heal others by extending our perceptions past their weaknesses. Until we have seen someone's soft spots, we don't really know who that person is. It is very easy to embrace other people's strengths, but will you be there for them … [Read more...]


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