God’s Love is Beyond Knowledge by Robert Ricciardelli

Christians who profess Christ sometimes may have a head knowledge of truth yet remain far from the heart filled love of God. They do not live in whom they say they believe in, and so judgment, division, and exclusion rules their world. they quote scriptures out of context and hatefully and mercifully condemn those who are different or think differently than themselves. They may have become what we might call, "Modern day pharisees." Those who are not moved by love, mercy, and grace, have never … [Read more...]

Suffering That Brings Forth Life by Robert Ricciardelli

It is difficult if not impossible to grow without suffering. Without the contrast and growth that suffering provides, you cannot experience the joy and peace that you deserve. Embrace it when it comes, cherish it, and go to God with all of it. He will embrace you with love and compassion while giving you the courage to look deeply at your suffering and embrace it in His strength. Through grace, revelation, and understanding you will be able to move toward healing in your heart. You will receive … [Read more...]

One Nation Under God and Above Nationalism by Robert Ricciardelli

We have just come out of a presidential election. Some Christ followers are happy, some are not, some have concern, and some continue to live in fear. I do not have a problem with concern, but I do have a problem with fear. Fear has the ability to imprison the faith and hope within us. Without faith, it is impossible to please God, and it is impossible to live in the overcoming power of the Kingdom of God within us. God is much bigger than who is in charge of our nation or any nation. Whoever is … [Read more...]

Counterfeit Gods by Jefferson Bethke

Who or what do you worship? Proper context under the One and only God in Christ. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

God is Not in Control By Robert Ricciardelli

Presuppositions are not absolute truthThe title "God is Not in Control" may at first glance shock you, but let me explain. There are many believers that have fallen into a deterministic world-view. This view presupposes that all things regarding the people of God have already been determined, and that He is in control of all things. This presupposition directly opposes the reality of what the Word of God actually teaches us about the Father and His choosing to give freedom of choice to His … [Read more...]

Faith Without Humility is Going the Wrong Way by Robert Ricciardelli

One of the greatest indicators of spiritual maturity is to realize that there are things that you just do not know. It is the understanding that the more you learn of God, the greater His majesty and mystery becomes. People living in the divine ways of the Spirit are always humble and forever beginners. Those who are pride filled "know it alls", always right and never wrong, are far from the heart of God. If you are not humble, one knows you have not experienced the Holy One which utterly … [Read more...]

Overcoming Our Presuppositions by Robert Ricciardelli

Locked and loaded in our presuppositions can cut off meaningful conversations, relationships, and truths that might be discovered through the perspectives of others. The suppositional truth we have adopted may not be absolute truth and if we become constant learners, we will evolve towards greater truth and understanding of God, ourselves, and the world around us. We must be willing to challenge our belief systems and allow for the Spirit of God to sweep away the false from our minds to make … [Read more...]

How To Measure a Transformed Existence by Robert Ricciardelli

When our hearts have been transformed by the Spirit of Christ we see all things quite differently. We have the ability to respond to the world in ways beyond ourselves, and when we go beyond the cares of self, we want to see others set free to become healed and whole. There is a desire to become a better person, to grow in love, compassion and forgiveness. The Word of God within us urges us to grow into the likeness of Christ for which we have been created. When we actually engage in … [Read more...]


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