We all have things in our lives that annoy us like a constant drip of water or yapping Chihuahua. Rather than letting these things get the best of us, we should follow Christ’s example and keep our eyes on the Lord, learning from these things whatever it is He wants to teach us.
God is sovereign over all those in authority here on earth, and He has appointed each on to their place. While we may not understand His reasons, we must trust Him and obey His command to honor the authorities above us, submit to them, and pray for them.
Death can happen suddenly and we need to be prepared for it, first by choosing to accept God’s gift of salvation, and second by forgiving others and living according to God’s will. We may not know exactly when we will die but we can be ready.
The story of Samson is a great example of someone who screwed their life up and yet God still used them anyway. We are all cracked from things in our past, but God can pick us up and use us to hit a homerun.
If we want to know what God’s will for our lives is we need to read His Word. He has given us directions on how to live and it is better that we know it than to live ignorantly and face consequences. We may still make mistakes, but we always know the directions to come back to.
Sometimes we feel like God is not hearing our prayers, but often times that can be because we have sin in our lives that’s keeping us from hearing from God. We need to repent of our sins and live in the peace that God offers us, allowing for open communication on both ends.
It’s easy to complain when we’re not getting what we want, but the Bible tells us to have faith in God without complaining. We can learn from the Israelites who didn’t get to see the promised land because they chose to complain instead of believe, and we can put our trust in God who has never let us down in the past.
Just like homing pigeons have some way of always returning home, we as Christians have the Spirit that draws us back to God no matter how far away we may drift. Repentance is not only for the unbeliever, but also for us as believers, and we need to stop wherever we are and return to God.
It is important that we all, as leaders, listen to wisdom from others above us so that we can lead those who are following well. When we mess up, it is important to repent of our mistakes and apologize to the person or people that it has effected, especially God.
We must obey God’s promptings to speak up and share the Gospel message with the people we come in contact with day to day. He is always working on the other side and so we must listen for His voice and obey when He calls because other people’s lives are at stake.
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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!