Failure Remains an Illusion for Those Who Do Not Quit by Robert Ricciardelli

Often times the most dramatic conflicts we face are not with others those but are actually struggles within ourselves. If we can win the struggle within we can begin to see less conflict and more victory. Every obstacle we face is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way we think about our challenges can defeat us before we ever attempt to do anything about it. We can be overcome by it because our thoughts have already made it a reality of … [Read more...]

Who Are They Anyway? by Robert Ricciardelli

We must not rely on the things that "They" say! And who are "They" anyway? So much of our lives, our choices, and our world-views are being shaped by others. The systems of this world, religion, politicians, and the media, are all trying to bend our mind to their way of thinking and their way of life. They tell us to, "Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, fight fight fight!" No wonder why there is so much confusion and division among us. Lies have become the truth to so many. … [Read more...]

Shining Bright in the Darkest Hour by James Ryle

“…among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Phil.2:15).The prophet Daniel wrote, “the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do great exploits; they shall prevail valiantly” (Dan.11:32). The backdrop for this splendid display of moral courage and social action was a time when deceit and flattery from political leaders had seduced the mindless masses into settling for a meaningless existence.That’s when the people of God shine the brightest – … [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...]

Faith Overcomes the Intrusion of Fear by Robert Ricciardelli

You cannot always control the external things in life, yet the internal things of your spirit are yours to control. It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them anyway. And why worry about the things you think you have control over anyways, as Spirit led people of faith? We must cease our participation in fear and worry as they have the ability to immobilize us and diminish the strength of our faith. I have yet to see fear be the … [Read more...]

The Identity of Love to Overcome by Robert Ricciardelli

Receiving God's love and trusting His love is all we really need to overcome our limitations or anything else we feel is holding us back. The love of God and the identity He gives to us as His children gives us a sense of possibility within, that it is going to be okay, and that we really can do amazing things in Him. Being faithful to His love becomes real success, and spiritually authentic self becomes the vehicle God uses to build His Kingdom. You are God's living epistle and thankfulness is … [Read more...]