We have the option of chasing after God and His calling for us, or chasing after the temporary pleasures of the world. It is too easy to get distracted and lose focus on why God has us here but we must remember that this is our temporary home, and we need to fulfill our purpose while we’re here until He calls us to our true home with Him forever.
The Bible tells us to care for the widows, orphans, poor and sick. Rather than segregating ourselves from those people groups, we need to bless them and give sacrificially in obedience to God and watch as He blesses us in return in various ways.
Sometimes our lives start to smell awful and a reason for that is God may be fertilizing the soil around us so that we can begin to bear fruit. God has created us for the purpose of spreading the Gospel. In order to bear fruit it is essential to be passionate about Jesus and talk about Him more than anything else.
Just as a fire can go out and turn into a pile of ashes that can be stoked to find embers to relight the fire, our excitement about salvation can be renewed. When we remember God’s blessings for us, big or small, it stokes the fire in our hearts to be thankful for what He’s given and have a faith that connects to our feelings.
We are not here on earth merely to get saved and be pulled into Heaven, but rather we have a mission. God has called us to spread His truth with all people, that He loves each person and desires for them to be saved. May we honor Him by obeying His command and do all that we can to help rescue more.
As Christians, we bring God with us everywhere we go because He dwells in us. When we congregate in a church setting it is more than a weekly dose of the Lord; we are coming together as the Church, the Body of Christ. Since our bodies make up God’s temple, we should treat them accordingly.
God calls us to step out in faith sometimes, and it is only when we do so that we get markers in our lives that point back directly to His faithfulness. When others look at those markers and see the miraculous work God did in us, they can turn and glorify Him.
God has us on this earth so that we can share the Gospel with others and reach those that are lost, helping to bring them from spiritual death to life. We must be following Jesus closely so that He is making a difference in and through us in order to get people hooked and wanting what we have to offer.
God’s grace and mercy through Christ covers all of our sins so that we no longer have to be ashamed but can rather stand in His presence. Instead of giving into the lies that the devil tells us about worldly things that can cover our shame, we need to rest in the covering of Christ, knowing that we are redeemed through Him.
When we decide to follow Christ, His power resides in us and we can work in His power without Him physically being present. Jesus encouraged us in Scripture to ask our Heavenly Father for what we want, no matter how big or small, and believe in faith that if it is according to His will that He will give that to us.
Men who want to be a godly husband one day must love God first and foremost, then love himself and others. Women who want the right man to marry must practice patience in order for him to become the righteous and faithful man he should be first.
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About Richard Ellis
Authentic... Genuine... Sincere... This guy is the real deal. He loves God. He loves his wife Rebecca and his 3 daughters. He loves people. He loves his job. He loves Texas BBQ. He loves an occasional round of golf. And he loves the Dallas Cowboys (but don’t hold that against him!).
Richard grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil, coming back to the states to ﬁnish his education. He graduated from Baylor University in 1982 with a BA in Oral Communications, and earned his MDIV in 1985 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, making him the sixth generation of pastors in his family. His early days of ministry included serving for three years as the Single Adults Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.
Then in 1997, Richard Ellis founded Reunion Church, a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, non-denominational church in the heart of Dallas,Texas. Dallas needed a church like it. And it would need a pastor like Richard. So Reunion Church was born. And now the radio show and the website (www.RichardEllisTalks.com) join the Reunion Church community under the leadership of this guy. And we’re all the better for it!