When God calls us to obedience we sometimes make excuses. No matter how legitimate an excuse may seem to us, every excuse to not obey God is a lame excuse. He is merciful to forgive and He will take care of all our needs as long as we submit to obeying Him first.
The Bible instructs us from the beginning not to steal, and yet there are seemingly small areas in each of our lives where we may steal. One area in particular is stealing from God by not tithing what is His. When we give as He instructs in Scripture He has promised to bless us and take care of us.
The devil has no need to attack those that are already trapped in their own sin. It’s when we live in obedience and faithfulness to God, armoring ourselves with His Spiritual armor and choosing to trust in Him despite our circumstances that we become a threat to hell. Ultimately, the devil will end up in hell for eternity and we must put our trust in God to not end up there with him.
The Bible talks a lot about submission to authority in marriage, child and parent relationships, and elsewhere in life. Ultimately, though, the authority that we must submit to is God because He knows what’s best for us and will direct us in that way.
It is easy to compare ourselves to other people based on what’s on the outside, but God is more focused on working with us on the inside. If we are waiting for God to bring a significant other into our life, we must not compromise our standards but rather let Him work on us while we wait.
The Bible describes Christ as a shepherd and His followers as His sheep. Even though He promises to always come after His sheep that stray, it is better to listen to His voice and obey Him from the beginning. Our life on earth is short and so we need not waste it in disobedience
Due to the number of different world religions there are, people tend to say that there are many ways to get to God. The Bible tells us that the only way to get to God and have eternal life is through believing in His only Son, Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us that we are lights in a very dark world. Rather than hiding our light we need to go out into the world and contaminate others in a good way with the light that leads them to God. An indicator that we are following Christ in His light is that we have fellowship with other believers.
We can choose to do things our own way and worry about the burdens we carry that weigh us down and exhaust us, or we can do things God’s way. When God works through us rather than us work by ourselves the burden is lifted from our shoulders and we have rest.
We tend to give all of our energy and time to everything else except what matters most which is our relationship with God. The Bible tells us that you cannot serve two masters so instead of serving everything else, serve God first and everything else will fall into place. True eternal success is when God says, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
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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!