A Gift Giver by Alan Smith

Luke 2:8-12: Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to … [Read more...]

God is Always in the Here and Now by Robert Ricciardelli

The willingness and ability to live fully in the present moment eludes many people. Don’t let your precious and present moments in life get used up by thoughts that aren’t about the here and the now. You have a past but the past is not now. You have a future, but it has not made itself available for you today. Thoughts of "then" and "maybe" will never allow you to experience the peace of God in this very moment. Living and having your being in God can only happen by being consciously present of H … [Read more...]

The Only Essence for Life by Robert Ricciardelli

We often exist on the peripherals of life, the circumference of real truth and life. We become confused as to what the essence of God and freedom really are, and end up holding on to the superficial and claiming it as substance. The absolutes and the true Center seems to be crumbling as reality in our lives. We live on the the fleshly edges for so long that it starts feeling like the only life available, never able to touch the depths of our soul and spirit. We have so many opportunities and … [Read more...]

The Experience Beyond Belief by Robert Ricciardelli

It is important for people to go beyond their belief in God, so that they may truly move into the experiential presence of God. The power of God comes through the experience of our active participation with Spirit, and power can never be realized through just the knowledge of God. We can deepen our experience in God through relationship, prayer, and the divine applications of both the receiving and the giving of forgiveness. The God of eternity operates in the present moment, the now of today. … [Read more...]

A Shift Has Begun to Take Place by John C. Meyer

A shift has begun to take place. It's the life our spirit has always longed for...Hungry believers are realizing it’s never been about performance, but receiving the rest of His finished work, enabling them to have a blast living their passion without selfish agenda.People are awakening to the realization that God really did create every person in His image, so they are changing their tone from one of anger induced output to Agape reality in everything they do.Believers are now r … [Read more...]

Fully Present in Your Present by Robert Ricciardelli

Always pay attention to the present moment. There is no more important time in your life than living in your present moment, for it is your Presence filled "NOW." Why resist what is happening today? And how productive would it be to turn our focus to the past or future and miss what God is doing right now? The past is the history of life, and the future is speculation, but real LIFE is happening at this very moment. Say “yes” to your life today, say "yes" to the season you are in while knowing th … [Read more...]

God’s Presence Makes All the Difference by Robert Ricciardelli

Maybe you don't have what it takes to succeed. But God does, He is in you, and that makes all the difference. He knows the condition of your heart at all times and He knows your talents and your hindrances in life. Do you have much to accomplish but fear how it will ever get done? You are in a great place to surrender and seek the power of God. He will give you His strength, encouragement, and Wisdom for your every assignment. His presence is with you wherever you are and in whatever you do. You … [Read more...]

God Is With You Wherever You Go by Alan Smith

Josh 1:9: Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (TLB)What an incredible statement this is! Be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt. This is the statement God spoke to Joshua after the death of Moses. God was calling Joshua to be bold and strong and to enter the promises of God. Evidently, Joshua was walking in fear and doubt: fear of all the problems that were before him; fear and doubt of the battles that were … [Read more...]

Rules Will Never Change Us by Robert Ricciardelli

Morality issues accompanied by anger and judgment will never produce change in our communities. What produces change is aligning our lives with God and the mystical way that He transforms us from the inside. When we miss the supernatural presence of God we resort to morality as a cheap substitute. Christ is most concerned about hearts absorbed in power, prestige, and possessions. Rules won't change us, and we miss godly justice, mercy, and love when we worry more about what people do in bed more … [Read more...]

The Royal, Ruling Power of God by James Ryle

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17).When jewelers want to show the exquisite beauty of a diamond, they always set it upon black velvet under bright lights. That way, the only thing that can capture and refract the light will be the jewel, making it appear in its fullest luster. I will attempt to do a similar thing right now as it pertains to the Kingdom of God. I want to illustrate it by way of c … [Read more...]