The Mind: Beautiful Servant and Dangerous Master by Robert Ricciardelli

The mind can play tricks and deceive you. We must search for God and truth in all of our thoughts. The mind will justify what the heart has chosen. It will give you every reason, including scripture to back what you have chosen. the key is the choose wisely and then let the mind serve the best choices you can make based on God and authentic values. … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Man in the Mirror by Robert Ricciardelli

We are all living in a fast-paced, hard driven, "make it happen" world. I have operated in this world for most of my life outside of a Kingdom worldview, even as a Christ follower. By the grace of God, the Lord took me out of the Matrix several years ago and I was able to see the world’s systems for what they were, the good, the bad, and the ugly within them. Through continued trials and errors, Father firmly establishes my faith and my view in Him alone.  I desire to see what He sees, hear the s … [Read more...]

Great Challenges Bring Great Opportunities by Robert Ricciardelli

We are living in times that can cause both great fear and great opportunity. These are seasons where the faithful and wise people of God can flourish. It is not because all is peaceful, or that challenges and hardships are diminishing, but these are the days that great character is forged. As we contend with difficulties, strong hearts and minds are being formed and creative new strategies for life are being birthed. Deep calls to deep and extreme necessities call upon great virtues. When minds … [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...]

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...]

Success is Not a Straight Road by Robert Ricciardelli

The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure that you run over from time to time, and a loop called Confusion that you have to navigate through. There are speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, and caution lights called Family that may complicate your journey. You will have flats called jobs that can be blowout to your passion and a fog to your vision. But, if you pull out your spare called Determination and are powered by an engine called Perseverance, you … [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...]

Perception: Creating Your Reality by Alan Smith

Matt. 12:22-24: Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."Perception: what a “word”! How can this “word” be worthy of writing about, you might ask? Well, I believe this “word” is the most powerf … [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...]

The Power of Fusion with God and Each Other by Robert Ricciardelli

We are quickened through Christ to live a life that is born from above. We are connected to God and each other which collectively brings forth the fullness of life on earth as it is in heaven. The divine fusion of God in each of us and through each of us gives us experience in the collective and connective power of God. You will never find spiritual enlargement as an isolated, separate individual, but in relationship with others we can witness the expansion of the unseen power of God manifest … [Read more...]


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