You Are a Spiritual Life by Robert Ricciardelli

There are many ways to live one's life, but we prayerfully hope for people to come to the realization that they have been created in the image and likeness of God. We do not have to become spiritual, we are spiritual whether we know it or not. We are eternal whether we ever choose to live consciously in the eternal realm. We have been given the keys of life and have amazing power within us for good. The blessing or potential curse of being created in the image and likeness of God is that we get … [Read more...]

Nothing is Impossible With God by Robert Ricciardelli

With God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God is ever without power or impossible of fulfillment. We have imperfections that are noticeable by others and some that are unnoticeable. People around us are the same way, for we are all human beings in need of a God, and in need of His power. God does not cover up faults and flaws, and He makes it clear that there are no certain people exempt from failure or above others in their ability for righteousness. We must have faith in God and not … [Read more...]

The Power of a Thankful Heart by James Ryle

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7).Several extraordinary happen to us when we purpose to always be thankful.First – the power of a thankful heart keeps you from the destructive influence of bitterness, for it lifts you to a higher perspective and lets you see things from God’s point of view. Yes, people will treat yo … [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...]

Apocalyptic Thinking by John Garfield

Whether people are left or right, secular and religious, there is a trend in America right now to think that the sky is falling. I read The Last Myth by Gross and Gilles. They make an excellent point about what apocalyptic thinking tells us about America. The topics vary: the rapture, economic collapse, failure of the dollar, wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorism, overpopulation, abortion, peak oil, and global warming. In the absence of any agreement or consensus about a path forward toward a … [Read more...]

Being You For the Audience of One by Robert Ricciardelli

Believe in how much God loves you. Give God permission to love you today. Simply close your eyes and whisper, “Father, I give you permission to work in my life, and to illuminate the very best steps for me to take.” Do not worry about competing with others. Do not worry about what the rest of the pack is doing. You are an amazing creation that has been designed for great things, and designed for the glory of God that shines uniquely through you. You do not have to run faster, work harder, or be b … [Read more...]

Life of Stewardship and Not Ownership by Robert Ricciardelli

If you look at yourself as being one with God who holds the keys to life, your life becomes one of stewardship rather than ownership. Stewardship is the truest perspective for those who have entrusted themselves to their God. If you have debts, whose debt is it when you are in union with God? Whose money is it? What about the challenges you face? As stewards for the Almighty, we never have to take complete ownership of our debts, money, or challenges. Humble and faithful people of God are joint … [Read more...]

You are an Agent of the Divine by Robert Ricciardelli

You are an agent of the Divine, you are an agent for God. Through the power of God's presence, you have the opportunity to represent the loving image of God by how you live, how you love, and how you relate with others. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, an illuminated lighthouse for the works of God on earth revealing His glory. We all flow from one foundation and are filled with unlimited potential of abiding love, truth, and creativity. We must accept that the creative pulse within … [Read more...]

Walking Right Past Fear Confidently by Robert Ricciardelli

You always have a choice on how you respond to fear. You can cave into it, struggle with it, accept it, reject it, or work around it. You always have a choice, a choice you can make consistently, or a choice that changes based on what you sense may be best for you in the moment. Fear can become habitual and it brings the fantasy of what might happen into our current reality. Unsupported fear is much like a hot air balloon. Once we grab hold of it, we are flung all over the place, terrified, out … [Read more...]

This Amazing Freedom We Have Been Given! by James Ryle

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” (Galatians 5:1, The Message).Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Why then is it that so many who preach and teach the truth seem so bound up with religious shackles? Not only that, they seem equally intent on seeing to it that others are as bound up as they are. What’s that all about? It’s about control.There is something dreadfu … [Read more...]


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