Faith is Believing Beyond Reason by Robert Ricciardelli

What are you believing for. Believe and watch God do what only He can do. … [Read more...]

The Power of Gratitude by Robert Ricciardelli

Gratitude releases joy and the fullness of life. We realize that what we have is enough and in our thankfulness, even more than enough. Our thankfulness allows us to accept the things we cannot change see beauty in the midst of our life's challenges. Gratitude accelerates the journey toward peace and happiness within. It expands our worldview to see God at work in the good and bad while embracing the majesty and mystery of God. No matter what is going on all around of us, there's always … [Read more...]

Faith is the Destroyer of Fear by Robert Ricciardelli

We need to quit being afraid, and begin to step out of the boat and onto the water. Because no matter what it costs, the Kingdom of God coming through our life in the here and now is worth it, both for us and for all the people we touch. Fear will try to direct us away from the purposes of God. Faith allows for the Spirit of God to guide our every step as the Divine Navigator within us leads us from fear and into the promised land. There is nothing in this world that has defeated more people and … [Read more...]

Keeper of the Heart (That Keeps Up the Fight) by Joyce Ricciardelli

Many, many moments,Of agony and grief,Your heart nearly spent,There seems no relief.The misery is endless,The days go slowly by,There seems no escape,The walls - oh, so high.Though you feel all alone,And think nobody cares,I am who is listening,In the midst of your despair.No life goes without notice,No life goes without tears,I am ever-present,Dispelling all your fears.Keeper of the night,Keeper of the light,Keeper of the heart,That keeps up … [Read more...]

FAITH is a Power, HOPE is a Promise, LOVE is a Person by James Ryle

FAITH is a power.Jesus said, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”(Matthew 17:20, NLT)Faith is a power. It is the nitroglycerin of the Kingdom. Just a single drop, no bigger than a mustard seed (i.e., a tiny speck in the palm of a hand), can move mountains. And why is this? Because faith moves God — it is one thing He delights most to see active in our hearts. And when He … [Read more...]

Live For Today With No Worries For Tomorrow by Robert Ricciardelli

The more we focus on our past or future the less we focus on our life today. God desires for us to live in authentically for every moment in life. The past does not define who we are, God defines who we are, and who we are becoming. What we do or become in the future is the convergence God within, and our willingness to engage with His presence each day toward our destiny. We do not need to hold on to the past or be concerned about our future, nor should we worry about today. We must however … [Read more...]

A Story of Child-like Faith by David VanCronkhite

A Story of Child-like FaithThe little boy comes home from his Sunday school class and he's all excited. He can barely get the words out."Momma!" he yells. "I met Jesus today! And Momma, you know what? He loves me. Jesus loves ME! And he loves you, too. Momma. He loves ALL the people everywhere.""How do you know that?" his mother asks."'Cause they told me. They told me the Bible says so. And we sang a song about it. You want me to sing it to you? Can I sing it?"Okay, you sing i … [Read more...]

You Can Be a Hope Ambassador! by James Goll

Hope AmbassadorsTheme verse: I Corinthians 13:13a (NASB): "But now faith, hope, love, abide these three..."In a time of great uncertainty, it is a necessity that we be people of hope. In recent years, we have had a good deal of teaching on faith and some on love, but the missing commodity in the Church is an understanding of HOPE.It behooves us to look to the Lord in these days and call forth solutions to life's problems. We must focus our gaze, not on the revival of evil, but we m … [Read more...]

Divine Mirror To Show Others Their Beauty by Robert Ricciardelli

We are God's instruments to help others see their true loveliness and value. In words and deed, we let others know what a blessing they are and how beautiful they are. Most people just cannot see this in themselves, so we become God's reminder to them. We also need to be reminded through each other. Those who feel they are no good, unworthy, or hate themselves, they are the ones who need to realize the seed of hope and possibility within them. You become the reflective mirror for God in … [Read more...]

A Fresh Ray of Hope by Alan Smith

A Prophetic Word for 2012:Lam 3:21-26: Yet there is one ray of hope: his compassion never ends. It is only the Lord's mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day. My soul claims the Lord as my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him. The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him, to those who seek for him. It is good both to hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. (TLB)Have you ever … [Read more...]