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...]

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...]

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...]

The Harmonization of God and Science by Robert Ricciardelli

There is no real contradiction between the world of science and the world of religion. The two are dealing with two different things, but they are not in conflict with each other, they are not antagonists. Theologians are trying to describe the Creator; scientists are trying to describe His creation. Science and religion should be viewed as family in their ability to support one another. Science and theology must not be viewed as mutually exclusive forms in regards to humanity, rather they … [Read more...]

The Great Fear and the Great Faith by R.J. Rushdoony

 Otto J. Scott, in Robespierre, The Voice of Virtue, calls attention to all important phenomenon of the French Revolution, The Great Fear. At a certain point, as corrosion began to destroy all forms of social order, wild rumors circulated through all of France. Fears of invasion, of disintegration, and chaos "destroyed the sense of stability and security essential to civilized patterns and orderly ways." Evil seemed to have become incarnate and dominant over history. "There was a general, un … [Read more...]

God In Us, For Us, and Through Us by Robert Ricciardelli

A deepening sense of God as imminent, present, here, and now, reveals the reality of God in us, God for us, and God through us. God becomes more intimate to us than we are to ourselves, and increasingly becomes more of who we actually are. We begin to recognize that the deepest part of who we are is God. God is no longer “out there,” and God himself is our counselor, and both day and night our innermost being instructs us. The secret mystery of God’s love affair with all souls has been made manif … [Read more...]


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