Instead of looking to become rich and take care of ourselves, we must rest in trusting God to take care of all of our needs. Whether we are blessed with little or blessed with much, He promises that our needs will be met and we can freely give to others.
Because of the inevitable sin in our lives, we deserve death, our own blood shed, and yet it is death that has saved us. The blood of Christ is the only thing that can cover us to make us clean. May we seek to be covered in His blood so that we can find the forgiveness of our sins because of the sacrifice that He made on our behalf.
Just as a baby sees the light of day for the first time when they are born and open their eyes, God reveals His light to us by opening our eyes when we become reborn spiritually. His Spirit draws us out of darkness and we then become His light in the world.
Even the Bible says that believing the Gospel is a seemingly foolish thing, but those who do believe it find life in it. When others look at us who believe as though we are out to lunch, we need to keep proclaiming the Gospel anyway because when their lives take a turn and they need some answers they will come to us for help.
We may not always see the result of God’s work until we get to Heaven, but He has put His Spirit in those of us who believe and trust in Him to prompt us to pray at specific times for specific things. When we continually walk with the Spirit we need to be ready to immediately respond in obedience when He prompts us to pray.
One of the most difficult parts about following Christ is that the majority of the time things do not change overnight. Even after making the decision to follow Him, the same struggles will still be a battle to face day in and day out. When we keep ourselves focused on Christ, He gives us peace, joy, and strength to face those battles and overcome.
We can study the Bible all we want, but until we are given eyes to see through the Spirit we will not be able to truly see and know God. In order to grow deeper in a relationship with God we must ask Him to reveal Himself to us through His Spirit in Scripture.
There are monuments set up to remember soldiers who gave their lives for a cause during battles fought here on earth and it is good for us to remember them. We also must keep in mind that there is a constant battle going on for our souls and Jesus gave His life to win that battle for us if we choose His side.
When we become Christians, it’s as if we are spiritual babies. As we grow in our spiritual life we reach a point of adolescence where we begin to do things on our own. The more we develop an adolescent rebellious attitude the worse off we are in the Body, but when we continue to grow we can help the Body of Christ be taking responsibility and doing our part in the work together.
We stumble and fall over and over again by falling for the same tricks that the devil has used on us for years. We need to be aware that He is out to get us, and at the same time we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us that guides us so that we don’t get suckered into the same traps.
Mentorship is key when it comes to being the Church, because without it all we have are a bunch of born again baby orphans with no one to look after them. As believers, at some point God will call us to seek out someone new to the family of God to take under our wing and pour into their life that they may grow and mature to someday be in a position to do the same thing for someone else.
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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!