Friday, July 29, 2011

Blessings in the Realm of Justice by Robert Ricciardelli

True citizens of any nation choose to live in the righteous boundaries of that nation, and blessings flow in living in the realm of justice. God has provided a Kingdom nation for its citizens, a government for abundant life. Living for eternity now is realized by submitting to the love, power, and glory of this Kingdom within each of us. Blessed are those who align themselves with the substance of heaven. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kingdom Rules From Within by Robert Ricciardelli

Obedience in the Kingdom is not obeying a defined set of rules for all, but obedience to a God who uniquely defines us all. Systems love to rule with rules while driving compliance through performance and fear. The Kingdom places its loving domain within the hearts of it's citizen who willingly submit to the King's rules of engagement for life. Kingdom justice is executed with love, mercy, and grace for all.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pleasing Self Displeases God by Robert Ricciardelli

Vain religion brings comfort to those consumed by their own needs and desires. They pridefully follow the moral majority rules thinking that this pleases God. They settle for eternal security, wait for heaven, and wonder why the world hasn't changed much. When they awaken to the Kingdom within, they become Spirit driven to lovingly meet the needs of others, which makes them world changers bringing pleasure to their God.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The "Being" of What We Believe by Robert Ricciardelli

We can have beliefs that align with the Kingdom of God and still not be living in the integrity of those beliefs. There is often a gap between knowing and doing, and to know and not do is to truly not know. Agreements collapse under pressure, and we do not understand covenant. The power we desire to live in will not come until we begin to live in harmony with our beliefs, agreements, and covenants with God and man.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christ to Everyone and Everything by Robert Ricciardelli

It is my desire to be like Christ to everyone and in everything. It amazing to know that as I continue to be conformed in His likeness, I bring pleasure to Almighty God. Transformation begins in my own heart and allows me to live a Spirit empowered existence of bringing light to the world. Transformed people can transform nations by touching cities and impacting culture through the power of Love filled Presence.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The "Not About Me" Life by Robert Ricciardelli

Many people are trapped in the "it's all about me" life, and faith has become a "ticket to heaven" one day rather than a "carrier of heaven" for today. The love of neighbors, outsiders, or even God has become more theory than reality, and knowledge has become an illusion to actually living the love message. God is causing an awakening to authentic life, and we are welcomed participants in His love revolution.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

You Are A World Changer by Robert Ricciardelli

You are becoming a world changer! It begins with a transformed heart, a renewed mind, a changed self. As Spirit transforms self further into the image of God, you are able to move in power as a divine change agent for good. World changers understand the priorities of God and move in His love and compassion. Draped in humility, they acknowledge the presence of God as the power for all change in the world.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mobilize Your Desire to Succeed by Robert Ricciardelli

Desire remains just a thought in the absence of intentional activities. Empowered mobilization brings reality to desire and good intentions. There must be an ongoing hunger and thirst for dreams to become reality. You are propelled forward when you pursue them as if they are oxygen for your every breath. In the fusion of God, desire, and focused intentions, you will overcome all obstacles toward a successful reality. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Learn Along Destiny's Highway by Robert Ricciardelli

There are many roads we take that converge with destiny's highway. It is the growth we experience towards destiny that matters most. We can trust our Divine navigation system to adjust our course as He deems necessary along the way. Sometimes we choose roads that call for rigorous realignment, and heavens highway is not always fun, but it is our attitude that determines how well we enjoy the journey.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Choose Not, the Snare of Despair by Robert Ricciardelli

Make the choice each day to not fall into the snare of despair, remembering those who remained hopeful in the midst of great trials. They chose faith over circumstance, lifted out of darkness and into a positive light for everything and everyone. Realities demand a response, but our response does not have to take us further into darkness, as God empowers us and sustains us in our choosing life through adversity.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blessings in the Realm of Justice by Robert Ricciardelli

True citizens of a nation desire to live in the life prescribed boundaries of that nation, and blessings flow from living in the realm of justice. God has provided a Kingdom nation for its citizens, a government for life. Living for eternity now is realized by willingly submitting to the love, glory, and power deposited within each of us. Great rewards await those who align themselves with the substance of heaven.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Living in the Integrity of Agreements by Robert Ricciardelli

Agreements matter, and we must live in the integrity of our internal and external agreements. Most people make judgments and assessments based on circumstances, presuppositions, or past history. Authentic leaders do not operate from these low realm indicators and instead choose to live honorably through their deliberations. These leaders willingly submit to wisdom that is congruent with their established agreements. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Passionately Pursue a Shared Life by Robert Ricciardelli

Outstanding success can come from both desire and skill in relating with others in business and in life. We have been designed to flourish in the strength that only togetherness can provide. It begins with the foundation of love for God, for self, and for the crown of creation called humanity. Trust God, risk being rejected, and passionately pursue shared life experiences that flow through authentic relationships.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Listen for the Mysteries of God by Robert Ricciardelli

God speaks to us great mysteries in a variety of ways. He does so through creation, dreams, visions, and speaking, wisdom, and encouragement to our hearts. Confirm the voice of Wisdom while moving in agreement to His instructions. Accept Providence in what He does and what He may not do in your expectations, and regardless of your understanding, expect His amazing grace to fill in all the gaps along your journey.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Loving Beyond the Establishments of Man by Robert Ricciardelli

Those who are spiritual live in truth, justice, and inclusivity, while exclusive others put religious activities above grace, mercy, and truth. Religious systems want to collect people in buildings while God desires to connect with all people beyond mans establishments. Religion protects itself by separating from the world while the children of God go fearlessly into the world in the power of His love. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Building on the Strength of "Us" by Robert Ricciardelli

We must break down the walls of "me" and "them" to begin to let go of the lines that divide, and be able to love and appreciate all of humanity. We must not ignore the vulnerability and brokenness that all of humanity shares, as well as all of the potential for good. Together we can build a brighter tomorrow when we acknowledge the strengths outside of ourselves, and build in the power of God and "us".

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Kingdom Beyond Human Constraints by Robert Ricciardelli

Living life in freedom is a lifetime of becoming human as God intended. God designed us to be supernaturally empowered in the practical, manifesting His glory through the ordinary. It occurs in the now, through living incarnations of Himself, and not through the lenses of law and morality codes. The Kingdom is beyond human constraints or containment, and as children, we are welcomed participants.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Heavenly Fleet, Heavenly Cargo by Robert Ricciardelli

The truth and light of God cannot be hidden. When it permeates a vessel, the vessel cannot damper it. The vessel is fueled by it, guided by it, and shines brilliantly for it. These vessels for good on earth will not be detoured while being propelled as agents of love, light, and goodwill to all. This heavenly loaded fleet continues to emerge and converge, delivering the precious cargo of heaven to the earth.

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Being" is Beyond the Entrapments of Doing by Robert Ricciardelli

You an amazing part of creations big picture while not being asked to do anything more than what you have been designed for. Having a valued role in God means that you live in freedom and can cast your burdens on Him. You are fully authorized to participate with nothing to prove to mankind, because your significance and dignity comes from God. It is beyond the entrapments of doing, because you can rest in your being. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ego Dismissed Through Significance by Robert Ricciardelli

Ego must be disregarded and dismissed in order to welcome and embrace a significant Spirit life. Ego likes to believe we are separate from God and others while maintaining the need to acquire, possess, and control. Life in the Spirit seeks Gods directives, perspectives, and Gods glory in all things. Spirit man loves and serves for the benefit of others while doing so knowing their true identity as a child of God. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Legacies Are Not Built On Potential by Robert Ricciardelli

Legacies cannot be built on mere potential. Greatness resides within you, although it is what you do that flows authentically through who you are that matters most. Reputations can be fleeting as they can be built up for years and yet destroyed in a moment. Remain confident in who you are and the gifts you have while at the same time continuing in the essential activities that build a great life and legacy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Gift of Choice by Robert Ricciardelli

One of God's greatest gifts to each of us is the gift of choice. Wisdom reveals to us that most circumstances that occur in our lives are directly related to choices that have been made. How quickly we forget the opportunity that choice provides, especially in the midst of struggle. When we initiate good choices in thoughts and actions, we reap a sound mind, and productive lives. Choose well this day! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Avoid the Bitterness Detour by Robert Ricciardelli

Our choices, the choices of others, and God's providence have led us to this place called today. Hope instigates happiness while pursuing our dreams through life's peaks and valleys. If we do take the bitterness detour, we can go through struggles with discipline, dignity, and happiness, and knowing the promise we have for brighter tomorrows.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Connective and Collective Joy by Robert Ricciardelli

When you are told that you are faster, smarter, or more beautiful than others, it feels good. It seems like joy can be associated with being different, or standing above the crowd, but such joy is very temporary. True joy is hidden where we are the same as other people as part of God's family. It is the joy of being family, and of lovingly sharing life together. "God in us," brings connective and collective joy in creation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Embracing God and Creation by Robert Ricciardelli

A spiritual person is one who holds both God and creation in thoughtful and loving embrace. Aware of God's love for humanity, those who are Spirit led will hurt at injustice, live in God's own pain over the ills of humanity, and share in the pain and suffering of others. They are compelled to take action, their greatest passion is compassion, and their greatest strength is love and the defiance of despair.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Joy Filled Strength and Life by Robert Ricciardelli

Abundant life comes through a joy filled existence. God gives us freedom, and especially the freedom to choose. Regardless of what you have experienced or are experiencing in your journey, there is a promise, hope, and choice that remain for you. Embracing hope through faith you can choose joy over sorrow, regret, and despair. Joy fuels a passionate heart, and God illuminated joy brings strength to each day. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Faith is the Remedy for Fear by Robert Ricciardelli

The fear of pain and heartache is far worse than the suffering itself. The remedy for fear of the future is faith in your present, faith in the God who has brought you to now, and faith that He will guide you through every tomorrow. Suffering has little hope in the heart of one who is chasing their visions and dreams. Every moment spent in your engagement with destiny, are moments spent encountering God and eternity.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

To Learn is to Win by Robert Ricciardelli

I have won, I have lost, and I have learned. What I have  won I do not take for granted, nor do I rest upon my past victories. When I have lost, I have often gained, and I never gaze long at my past defeats. What I have learned has become a treasure that can never be taken from me. There are both winning and losing experiences through life, but to have learned is to have become, a winner.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Expect the Unexpected Gifts in Life by Robert Ricciardelli

I learned a long time ago to expect the unexpected and I have also learned that the unexpected was often God's expected provision for my good. His gifts come in the form of comforting victories as well as strengthening trials. Embrace God's unexpected gifts no matter how comforting or discomforting they may be. Expect that over time, you will learn and grow from the unexpected opportunities that God sends your way.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Life Beyond the Meetings by Robert Ricciardelli

Religion often communicates that a church meeting is more significant than loving and serving people in every day life. We wonder why we do not make a difference in our communities when we do not bring relevant faith, hope, and love to those who need it the most. Be thankful for purpose filled meetings, but be more thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in people lives in moments of each and every day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Truth, The Way, The Life by Robert Ricciardelli

God Himself contains all Truth for He is Absolute Truth.  He is the creator of all things, the giver of life, the All who restores all through His Truth. He beckons us to choose freedom and His abundant reality life. He empowers us to discern what is of His substance while uncovering the paradigms that mimic the truth but in the end leads us away from His best. Christ, sets us free into His amazing truth, way, and life. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Replace the Lies with Truth by Robert Ricciardelli

Things that happen to us are not nearly as damaging as the aftermath in our minds, and how we process them, release the power of them, or allow the painful memories to control to our mind, will, and emotions. Often times our thoughts become lies and keep us in bondage to our circumstances. Change the story in your mind, replace the lies with the truth, and healing can come while you get back on course with destiny.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Leaders: Love and Strength Filtered by Humility by Robert Ricciardelli

People throughout history have been marginalized by the hierarchical controls of titled and entitled leaders of various systems. There are authorities, assignments and gifts that God gives to serve others, but His Kingdom is never self serving, and always beckoning servants to lay down their lives for others. Empowerment to lead as an ambassador for God comes from the foundation of love and a strength filtered by humility.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Liberty For Fallen Soldiers by Robert Ricciardelli

They who die for liberty, live in liberty, eternally present with God, while leaving a hope filled legacy for future generations. We are cheerful because they made a difference for each of us, and we are tearful because we journey on without them in the freedom they made possible. We thank God for our fallen soldiers and pray amazing strength, courage, and peace for their families, as God's truth goes marching on.

All Things in God Are For Good by Robert Ricciardelli

God's presence has never left you, and His love abides forever. It does not matter what you have done or what you have failed to do in regards to His desire to do you good. Receive the goodness of God, and together with Him you will make better decisions for your future. The past is gone but the future is bright, while He walks you through the consequences of your past. All things work together for good with God.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Authenticity Brings Empowerment by Robert Ricciardelli

Who are we trying to please? To the one, there is relational harmony, and we are a welcomed in their life. To another, there is dissonance, and they find no reason to allow us into their world. We must be true to who we are regardless of how we may be perceived or received. Authenticity brings strength, honor, favor, in addition to great challenges. It is however the only way toward an exceptionally empowered life.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Live for Truth, Not for Reputation by Robert Ricciardelli

Your reputation is what you're known for. It is what others believe to be true about your character, personality, skills, and values. People can develop an opinion of these things based on what they have heard or experienced. By living a life of love and truth, you open doors for opportunity. People can also have untrue opinions because of what you stand for, so do not live for opinions, live and stand for truth.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reshaping and Realignment from God by Robert Ricciardelli

You seek Wisdom the best you can, you make the moves, and God makes the adjustments to your moves. You miss His voice or plans from time to time, and He gracefully fills in the gap. You shape your beliefs based on everything you have come to know and experience, and God finds a way to reshape your thoughts to align with His. It all seems like a very simple way to live, and it can be, when we give our burdens to God.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Rest That God Gives by Robert Ricciardelli

Regardless of where you are in your journey, on top of the mountain, in the valley, or someone who has been in the wilderness for a long time, you can enter into the rest of Christ. Regardless of what you are doing or where you may be, it is always about relationship with, and resting in your God in the midst of every condition. The rest that God gives is sustenance to your soul and peaceful advancement.

God Sees You as an Amazing Creation by Robert Ricciardelli

God sees you as an amazing creation. Do not let your self or other voices tell you otherwise. They are all lies as God sees you as a precious gift to Himself and the world around you. You must grow beyond your past failures and what you may feel about yourself. Reality is what God says and feels about you. Reality is that you are His precious child, and humility is surrendering and living to His thoughts of you.

Rejoice in the Illumination of Next Steps by Robert Ricciardelli

We should rejoice at the little light that illuminates the next steps of our spectacular future. Though the shadows remain regarding tomorrow, we carry the hope of eternity within us. In the light and faith of this treasure within, we are unstoppable in what we are destined for, and empowered to overcome through all adversity. We can walk through life with joy declaring that it is well within our soul.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Authentically Human As God Intends by Robert Ricciardelli

This generation desires authenticity while the posers continue to have their fakery exposed no matter how many ways they spin it. They can tell, they can yell, and they can threaten hell, but the audience is diminishing and not listening. God is delivering Himself through people who are willing to give of themselves. Becoming human as God intends, will increasingly become a powerful force for the good of mankind.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Live in God's Reality by Robert Ricciardelli

Whatever you perceive your value to be in this life, you will respond to life accordingly, based on your own self worth. Low values can only seen through the lens of what you or others may see, yet not through the reality of who you really are. God created you to be amazing and even now views you as a His amazing child. He lives within you, comforts you, and leads you to becoming the value He eternally sees you to be. Live in this reality.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Being the Blessing by Robert Ricciardelli

We have spent way too much time asking God for a blessing instead of asking how we may be a blessing for Him and for others through our lives. On top of that, we ask God to bless the work that we are doing, and He often will not because it is not the work He is doing. Begin to rephrase your questions and renew your focus. Blessings come when we focus on the work God is doing, and in our willingness to work with Him.

Flourishing with the Right Tribe by Robert Ricciardelli

A tribe is a people who find identify in a family, culture, or concept. Your biggest fans are found in relational tribes of mutual love, safety, and honor. We may also be part of a tribe that shares the same faith, or a tribe that engages together in the marketplace. You may find that you are connected to various relational concentric circles, or tribes within a tribe. You can flourish with the right tribe. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

God Speaks in the Moment by Robert Ricciardelli

There are times that we are led away by God to hear His voice, be strengthened, and become refreshed for our journey. Those times are amazing as well as exceptional in our Spirit led existence. I have found that as I intentionally connect with God throughout my day, He speaks in marvelous clarity for each moment. In our synchronized life with God, we can remain empowered for every good work in the busiest of days.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Freely Receive, Freely Give by Robert Ricciardelli

Love is free and yet can never be forced. A God who loves with no conditions, risks that the love offered may never be received. This is the clarion call of the type of love we must freely receive, and also freely offer. There is great risk that the love that we give may also not be received. Do we then not give it? We must never withhold our love, God's love, from flowing from our very being to others.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

You Are Unstoppable by Robert Ricciardelli

Omnipotent God gives you the keys to an unshakable destiny. Nothing can stop His providential plans, and nothing can stop the seed of potential He has put within you. God is unstoppable and therefore God in you and God through you is unstoppable. When you know who you really are and do not cower at the obstacles you face, all obstacles must bow to Majesty, as you walk boldly through them in the strength of your God.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Discernment For Distractions by Robert Ricciardelli

You cannot get rid of distractions, you can only steward them. You cannot leave planet earth which is a world of distractions, and sustained isolation is not good. The key is knowing what distractions you are meant to engage with or totally ignore. Distractions can bring pause to productivity, and yet discernment is needed on the occasion that God allows for it saying, "Pay attention child, I have a new assignment." 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Keep the Conversations Going by Robert Ricciardelli

When we can keep the conversation going, the opportunity for discovery remains. Dogma and idiosyncratic walls can hinder the discovery of God, self, and each other. We sometimes divide ourselves over insignificant and presupposed truth or preferences, while God eternally desires oneness with Him and each other. Our collective conversations inspired by God, bring fullness to the Mysteries and the Majesty of our God.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Living in Constant Amazement by Robert Ricciardelli

The goal of one who is spiritual is to live in a constant state of amazement. It is to hop out of bed and with a bounce in our step declare,"Thank you God for another day to live, to serve, and have my being." As we live and move in God we look at the possibilities to bring His light and love to all that we engage with. We do not take life for granted, see everything as spiritual, and bring life through every choice.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Talking to Love Within You by Robert Ricciardelli

We can convert our thoughts from a monologue to self of our fears, our past, and our painful present, to a dialogue with God. We will not remain a victim of thoughts when we discuss them with God, and allow Him to lovingly remind us of His freedom from our past, His peace for today, and His hope filled future with us. Our minds become renewed and the transformational process engaged as we talk to Love within us.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Listen to God's Voice by Robert Ricciardelli

There are voices from our past and present that can linger in our hearts and minds. Some of them encouraging while others can slow us down, steal our dreams, and discourage us. There is a voice that must be amplified in your hearts and minds above all others. God's voice says, "You are my beloved, and my favor is ever upon you." When you tune your spiritual ears to His voice, freedom can come from all the negative noise.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gratitude Creates Latitude For Abundance by Robert Ricciardelli

The fullness of gratitude includes the good and the bad, joy along with sorrow, and success along with failure. Life's challenges create opportunities to learn, search within, and to seek God for answers and comfort. The spiritual work needed to come out from the pit of adversity or hopelessness will strengthen us, renew our faith, and give us hope for tomorrow. Gratitude creates great latitude for the abundant life.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Good Life is Not Problem Free by Robert Ricciardelli

There are no quick and easy solutions to sustainable success. It takes commitment to live in the principles of life that work while managing diverse environments, experiences, and relationships. The good life is not a problem-free life, and in fact, adversity produces some of life's greatest experiences and rewards. Most of life's challenges can be overcome by wisdom that is expressed through faith, hope, and love. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Renew and Realign your Mind by Robert Ricciardelli

Shifting times, shifting lives, shifting minds! Constant shaking and awakening seems to presently coexist. The shaking is often the catalyst for people to take notice and awaken to a greater reality of authentic significance. Creation must know that their quest for knowledge and information can get in the way of God's transformational plans for them. Renew and realign your mind through the awakening presence of God.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Relationship in God's Plans by Robert Ricciardelli

When the Lord connects people for His purposes, the speed of trust and intimacy are truly supernatural. Do not presume to know the Lord's plans in the relational engagements he sets up for you. Be thankful for the God ordained connections, love in His ways, and watch the gift of relationship unfold. Journey together in love, peace, and amazing expectation while the Lord reveals His plans.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Not a Victim, But a Victor by Robert Ricciardelli

God empowers you to go forward, healed and whole from your past. You can now move effectively forward, free from past hurts, memories, and thoughts. Dwelling on your past can cause you to live in your past as your mind resurrects the negative experience. you are NOT a victim but a Victor. You will not live in the low realm of "What happened", but live in the "High Realm" of expectation of the becoming of you and the purposes of God.

Monday, April 25, 2011

God is Senior Partner in Life by Robert Ricciardelli

God is our Senior Partner in all of life. As Senior, He is forever desiring to co-create with the crown of His creation, us. Problems arise when God's Junior Partners do not fully understand the distinction of the word Junior. Junior submits all plans to Senior, and submits to all the plans that Senior authorizes. Junior observes what Senior is doing and does likewise. Father calls His Juniors His beloved children.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Beware of the Posers by Robert Ricciardelli

Posers are those who live a secret life much different than the one their public, friends, and family are able to see. This life opposes the vulnerable, humble, and authentic life that breeds growth, maturity, and significance. They maneuver with hidden agendas, spin their own righteousness, and captivate their audience through fear. These masked men and women can be found in various systems and organizations.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Let God Flourish in Your Garden by Robert Ricciardelli

In the confidence we have in the Seed of the Kingdom, we are being cultivated by God and at the same time participate in the cultivation of each other. We plant seeds, water, and relationally nurture each others hearts and lives. The offspring of the transformational growth in each of us becomes the fruit that remains, and the divine deposit into the lives of others. Let the Lord flourish in the garden of your life.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Becoming a Divine Gardener by Robert Ricciardelli

We must make a transition from a sheriff to a gardener when we realize that God Himself is a Gardener, not a sheriff. God does the pruning while cultivating and drawing out the seed of His creation. We must surrender our sheriff’s badge and legalistic pistol and engage ourselves in godly cultivation. We can effectively love those who are hurting when we use the bible as a seed bag rather than an ammo pouch.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Relational Righteousness by Robert Ricciardelli

We remove Divine influence when we disengage from the conversation and do not seek to understand others. Religion limits the transformation of people and society. People do not care about your doctrine as much as being valued and loved. God is raising up a people who will love unconditionally, and be relationally right more than doctrinally demanding while God brings the revelation of His righteousness.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

"We The People" Are Amazing by Robert Ricciardelli

There is an awakening happening in the hearts of humanity, and a longing for authentic living, relationships, and personal significance. "We the People" are amazing, and our freedom makes the leaders of controlled and manipulative systems nervous. The climate is changing and people simply want more and want real. Divine illumination of the real and exposure to the fake is a God glorifying game changer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reactionaries Rarely Win by Robert Ricciardelli

We do not react to external consequences of religion, politics, or economics. As ambassadors for God, we shall not moved by the illegitimate movements of mankind. While God does call upon us to respond in His love, we initiate according to what He is doing or desiring to do. Our judgments are not our own, but His. Reactionaries rarely win, but intentional instigators of goodwill and of love, hold the keys of life.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Leaving Prepared by Living Prepared by Robert Ricciardelli

The elderly often wonder if they are ready to leave this life and move on to next life. Why wait to get old to prepare or find peace to move on when your tomorrow, or even the end of today has no guarantee? Our finish in this world can come in any moment and we must be ready. Are we living as children of Light in fully loving God and mankind? The best assurance for leaving prepared is to have been living prepared.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lone Rangers Find Themselves Alone by Robert Ricciardelli

Lone rangers end up finding themselves alone. They are often deceived in thinking that everyone needs them, and that they do not need anybody. People will only be able to really benefit from them when they get real, get right, and become vulnerable in their service to others. In the meantime we will continue to see the fusion of God and each other becoming a combustible force for good on earth as it is in heaven.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Faith- The Most Powerful Gift by Robert Ricciardelli

Faith allows for us to live patiently with a longing that has not yet been fulfilled, and yet knowing the fulfillment will surely come. Faith is the most powerful gift for humanity, and can take that which is unseen and birth it on to the scene with God. We are all capable of living by faith in a God who walks with us, creates with us, and through our faith and His providence, produces the spectacular upon the earth.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Less Knowledge, More Ready by Robert Ricciardelli

The greatest prophetic problem facing us is one of readiness rather than one of knowledge. We continue to fill ourselves with more knowledge than we need and yet do not apply much nor ever change much towards the absolute truths we have learned and confess to know. We do not need to know every detail, but we need to always be prepared spiritually for every good work, and be existentially ready for eternity now.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Understanding Differing Perspectives by Robert Ricciardelli

To communicate effectively, we must realize that people come from various experiences, perceptions and world-views. We are all different and view life from a different set of lenses. We must have an understanding of the differing perspectives around us and seek to understand others so as to communicate with them optimally.    

Wisdom For Limited Perspectives by Robert Ricciardelli

Our views can become actual, even when they are actually not. We must learn the limits of our own perspectives while having grace for the limited perspectives of others. Perspectives in every person contain multiple idiosyncrasies and views that include experience, religion, culture, and value distinctions. It is not a wonder that we do not see eye to eye sometimes, yet with Wisdom's understanding, we can choose to walk hand in hand.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Purpose Beyond Happiness by Robert Ricciardelli

We want to be happy in life and should be, but the purpose of life is not about being happy. God created each of us uniquely to represent Himself. This means we are to be compassionate and merciful in the service of others. As ambassadors of God's image we do matter, and are significant in every context of life. We stand for absolute truth and justice, and continue to live to make a difference to the world around us.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

They Were Wrong When They Said... by Robert Ricciardelli

They were wrong when they said no one could love you. They were wrong when they said your life was not significant, and that you would not have a prosperous future. Whoever "they" are, they were wrong. In God your future is secure regardless of what happens along the way. You have hope and a future as a child of God, and God says,"I love you forever, your life is significant to me and to others." I would believe God. 

The Man Behind the Curtain by Robert Ricciardelli

In my passion for the absolute truths of God, I am like Toto in the Wizard of OZ finding the man behind the curtain. What is it that I cannot see that may delaying destiny's journey? It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and it is up to us to search it out. Look behind the curtain of presuppositions before becoming absolute in your perceptions. It is wisdom to pull back the curtain on our perceived reality to see what might be the good, the bad, and the absolute. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Today Matters Most by Robert Ricciardelli

We must be ready to move quickly on to what lies ahead. Our emotions can keep us in the negativity of our yesterdays. Yesterdays anger, rejection, or failure will prey on our identity and delay our next steps toward destiny. You do not belong to yesterday you belong to God, and in God, today is what matters most. Learn quickly from your yesterdays, leave them behind, and travel on to brighter tomorrows.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Constantly Filled and Yet Unfulfilled by Robert Ricciardelli

We are constantly being filled and yet unfulfilled. Our lives lacking the spiritual fullness of consciously walking with God in every moment. Many are realizing little growth or increase in their spiritual lives. The answer is not another religious meeting or conference. The answer is effectual personal leadership that will assess the areas that need to change and walk in divine courage and strength to accomplish it.    

Monday, March 21, 2011

Living Within Your Destiny Code by Robert Ricciardelli

God has deposited a unique design or destiny code in every human being. It is a patterned life in His likeness and nature. Many things in life draw us away from His destiny image for us. God desires that we be transformed by the renewing of our mind, and to be further synchronized with His mind and will. He has given us His Spirit to lead us into all truth and to live out the design for which we have been created.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Awaken to Becoming God's Glory by Robert Ricciardelli

We all want to see the world change. What the world needs most is a greater capacity to behold and withhold the divine nature of God. We tell the world, "You must look to God", and God says to us, "You are my light for the world, I am waiting for you to represent me through the power of my Spirit." What the world needs most is a great awakening of God's people to be His glory, and present His Divine glory on earth.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Your Life is Not Scripted by Robert Ricciardelli

Your life is not scripted. Your destiny has not been determined and continues to unfold. The depth of God continues to speak to the depth of you, "Come with me, and we will journey together today, tomorrow and forever. It is listening to the voice in your heart in making significant and timely choices. As you create with the mind and power of God in you, it is choice and not happenstance that determines your destiny.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You Are the "Being" of God by Robert Ricciardelli

We seemingly suffer by both getting everything we desire, and by not attaining desirable things. It is a peculiar existence to live unfulfilled in the things we have, and continue to chase more things that can never fulfill. The greatest battle is in our minds as Wisdom exposes the futility of our insignificant desires and pursuits. "Being" who God created us to be remains our most significant and fulfilling pursuit.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Foundational Bond of Friendship by Robert Ricciardelli

To have deep friendships, one must be willing to go to the depths in being a friend. It goes much further than what we might share in common. It is the intimate foundational bond in marriage and community. A friend is someone who has accepted your past, believes that you have a bright future, and loves just as you are. True friendship is to authentically know everything about each other and still remains friends.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Moment Called Now by Robert Ricciardelli

Patience is not always about waiting for something to take place or for something to change, patience is also living fully in the moment called NOW. We must be living fully in the journey we are on, experiencing all of life in the present, while continuing to expect the hope filled future to unfold. Wisdom realigns the attitudes of the current state of our heart rather than trying to escape our present reality.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Integrated Tapestry of Life by Robert Ricciardelli

If you look at life as an integrated tapestry, you will never hold on to life as a victim. God calls you His precious child and you are a victor in Him, the healer and restorer of your soul. He weaves the good with the bad into an amazing story of victory and significance. Nature's beauty bears witness to the Creator, but you are the true glory of God. His presence, heart, and power are in you, His glory revealed.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Injured, Uninformed, and Insecure Leaders by Robert Ricciardelli

Injured, Uninformed, and insecure leaders can create an ungodly illusion of authority when there is but one author and authority for your life, God Himself. Leaders that are submitted to God will serve in His authority, and they will love and serve in substance of God rather than manipulating their own agendas in His name. God protects us and leads us through all "Against us" activities and into freedom in Him.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Perspectives Matter Much by Robert Ricciardelli

When life happens to you and the results are not positive or even devastating, it is your ongoing perspective that matters most for your future. Will you remain a victim or will you choose to see it in the light of eternity and in the illumination of God? We have little control over what happens in life, but we have a lot of control over how we integrate all of life both good and bad with the right perspective.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Slaying the Giants of Ungodly Influence by Robert Ricciardelli

There are many giants in the land of our life. Giants often come in the form of "large and in charge" personalities. They do not know God's design for your life, and some are intent to get in God's way regarding His plans and purpose for you. God makes a way to slay the giants of ungodly influence. Goliath is loud, Goliath is proud, Goliath has influence, and yet Goliath will be defeated by the hand of the Lord.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Combustible Presence and Faith by Robert Ricciardelli

What all enemies have meant for evil against you, God forges for the good in you. The battles then bring you more strength than the victory itself. Thank God for the battles because through battle, He builds a strength that can never be dismissed for all eternity. The power of God heals all battle scars, and His presence combined with your renewed faith become a combustible and impenetrable force for the future.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Movement Towards Victory by Robert Ricciardelli

Your movement in God is carried by so strong a truth inside of you that victory in one form or another cannot elude you. You have embraced the challenges, you continue to fight the good fight of faith, and you have engaged fully in the providence of your God. You have not waited for the hour of battle to pray, but have gained victory in prayer long before the battle came. The exhilaration of victory is near.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Time to Go by Robert Ricciardelli

Having a dream or vision from God about what He desires for us in our lives with Him is wonderful. What is less wonderful is to continue to dream when God has already confirmed to us what we must do. Remaining in a dream state does not bring accomplishment to godly visions and dreams. When we have heard the direction of where we must go and what we must do, it is a time to neither sit nor stand, but a time to go.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Co-Created Outcome by Robert Ricciardelli

God is sovereign and always with you, and yet your attitudes, beliefs, and commitments matter. You do not look to man for all the answers, you look to God for the illumination of truth. He gives you wisdom and empowerment to create life by what you think, what you speak forth, and by what you do. God desires to be a part of every moment in your life. Both you and God determine the outcome of your life.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Being Matters More than Doing by Robert Ricciardelli

God wants our being more than our doing. Our being in Him matters most. He is always in us, but are we consciously in Him? Do we seek Him, His Kingdom, and His nature? We want to make a difference, and yet often miss our Creator who is ever calling us towards Himself. Consciously transition to time with God by listening, responding, and resting in Him while we advance. Doing powerfully flows from our being.

Friday, February 18, 2011

He Needs More of Us by Robert Ricciardelli

The Kingdom of God is within. We do not need more of Him as He has given us everything we need. People chase power, prestige, and prosperity in the name of God and find themselves wanting. The transformational manifestation of God in us has been trapped in the prison of our hearts and minds. We are the only God people may ever see, and He desires to use us so much. We do not need more of Him, He needs more of us.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

X-Out the Negatives From Your Life by Robert Ricciardelli

It is time to X-Out the negatives that hinder perspectives, production, and success. Take courage to search out and admit to the weak spots in your life. We all have them, and many times we mask them, because it is too painful to take a peek under the hood of our mind, will, and emotions. Be encouraged as you identify the soft spots, you will now be empowered to begin to eliminate the destiny barriers from your life.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

God is Talking All the Time by Robert Ricciardelli

God is talking to you all the time. Are you listening? Do you expect Him to put passion and thoughts into your heart and mind? He is the author of amazing creativity and passion, and has deposited expressive brilliance within you. Sometimes we take ownership of all of our thoughts and passions. I once asked the Lord to support an idea I had. He said, "I love that idea, I will support it, and by the way, that idea was mine."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be Ready to Realign Rigorously by Robert Ricciardelli

Be ready For Divine interruptions to your plans. Many are the plans of men but God's plans prevail. This is a generation of time when God is shaking all that can be shaken so that all that remains is His unshakable Kingdom and His unshakable principles. In His love and providence, God does this without your permission. Be ready to realign rigorously to God's plans with joy, because His plans work best for you.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Commitment Propels Dynamic Living by Robert Ricciardelli

You are the offspring of God. He has created you in His image to existentially co-create with Him. Initiated through faith, it is commitment that propels our life dynamically forward. When we commit ourselves, Divine providence empowers all ideas and plans. Commitment births favor and a whole stream of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and provision. Suddenly the unseen bursts onto the scene in Majestic glory.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What are your PEGS? by Robert Ricciardelli

Have you checked on your PEGs lately? What is your PASSION, and are you living a life of PASSION? What is your EXPERIENCE, and are you maximizing the strength, wisdom , and knowledge, gained from your life's EXPERIENCEs? And finally, what are your GIFTs, and are you able to live and work in the context that best releases your GIFTs? Living within your PEG's will continue to be a pathway for your success.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Extend to Forever Ascend by Robert Ricciardelli

When we have a closed fist on the things we own, we proceed in a covetous spiral downward. But when we see God as the owner of all things and share liberally, we breed a life of significance. Do we not know that all of life and all of what we have is His? Become a Spirit directed giver, well pleasing to the Lord. If you continue to grip, you'll continue to slip, but as you choose to extend you will forever ascend.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chase the Root and Not the Fruit by Robert Ricciardelli

Everybody loves fruit, and many chase after it. Fruit not coming from a good root is not sustainable. It tastes good enough to keep you racing after it, yet will leave you wanting. What we should be after is the root, the foundation of all good fruit. The root foundations of God produce a sustainable and unlimited harvest. Seek first the Root of the Kingdom of God for fruit that abounds and for fruit that remains.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Life Is Easy Illution by Robert Ricciardelli

It is an illusion to think that life should be easy. Easy street perceptions lead to disappointment and despair. Challenges come, and we can choose to have joy knowing that God is forever with us. Escaping pain is a myth and we miss the fullness of life by not acknowledging the struggle, and allowing fear to paralyze our passion. Pain and joy often run together, and by overcoming pain, we can see the fullness of joy.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Serving God is Serving Humanity by Robert Ricciardelli

A spiritual person is a person who has converging thoughts of God and humanity at all times. Serving God is serving humanity and serving humanity is serving God. Life is loving God and loving people with God empowered love. Spiritual people give of themselves and even suffer harm on behalf of others. They defy despair and injustice. Their greatest passion is compassion, and their greatest strength is consuming love.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wonder Rather Than Doubt by Robert Ricciardelli

Wonder rather than doubt is the foundation of all knowledge. When we look at the possibilities within and beyond creation we begin learn of God and life in    ever increasing ways. Pondering the expansion of of absolute truth is transformational. When we doubt or remain stuck in what we know, the energy of life diminishes. We must energize internally through the Spirit who guides us into greater understanding.

Monday, February 7, 2011

True Humility Rests by Robert Ricciardelli

True humility abides and rests in the depth of one's heart. When we humble ourselves we are quickly reminded that we live in a continual tension between humility and the confidence of who we are. Humility is far from us in the realm of excuses, defending, or attacking. Pride grows out of the reign of self. When we get off our own throne and submit to the throne of God, He can reign through the whole of who we are.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

We Are In It To Win It! by Robert Ricciardelli

We are in it to win it, despite it! Whatever "It" is does not really matter in the plans of God. He has created you to overcome, and has placed overcoming people around you to walk with you into His victorious destiny. What you are experiencing now is inconsequential to the fullness of what God has in store for you. You are uniquely designed and blessed, and you win through adversity and in the fullness of time.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Never Cease To Be Amazed by Robert Ricciardelli

Our goal is to never cease to be amazed at the wonders of our God. We can wake up each day in radical amazement regardless of what darkness we see or are experiencing. The beauty of the world is continually seen through the eyes of the Spirit. Do not take anything for granted in the abundant life and love of God. We have a treasure within that carries light, love, and life, and Spirit led children are forever amazed.

Friday, February 4, 2011

God says, "That's what I imagine" by Robert Ricciardelli

We often create distance and guard ourselves from others, and miss the wealth of resources, love, and life we can bring to each other. We maintain control rather than trustfully sharing our lives. Just imagine that there was no longer fear among people, no longer any rivalry, hostility, bitterness, or revenge. God says, "That's what I imagine, a whole world not only created but also living in my image as one."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Living the Message of Forgiveness by Robert Ricciardelli

One of the hardest things in life is to let go of old hurts. We often say, or at least think: "What you did to me and my family, my ancestors, or my friends I cannot forget or forgive. Holding people's faults creates walls that hinder our relationship with God and others. Reconciliation is God's work in us and through us. This message calls us to let go of old hurts, and it is the message our world most needs to hear.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Captivated Thoughts by Robert Ricciardelli

Thoughts are an amazing commodity that we must be conscious of and steward. We must captivate our thoughts while filtering them through our beliefs and values. By aligning our thoughts with principles of the Divine, we grow further towards the image and likeness of God. We must discipline ourselves to choose the thoughts that bring forth life, and the thoughts that brings forth a harvest and fruit that remains. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Self Must Bow to Majesty by Robert Ricciardelli

We often can be polishing sand amongst God's precious pearls of creation, and become strengthened as we embrace the divine refining process. As we share our unique life, experiences, revelations, and thoughts, we further become one with God and each other, and able to see beyond the limits of self. When we seek to understand the collective wealth of creation, self must bow to the greater wisdom and glory of God.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Becoming A Safe Place by Robert Ricciardelli

When we are free from the need to judge or condemn, people will come to us in their vulnerability, and they will let down their protective walls. Being deeply rooted in the love of God, we help people realize that we have no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions, and that our only desire is to love and serve them. People will feel safe simply because we dwell in and exude, a loving and nonjudgmental presence.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Inclusive and Collective Wisdom by Robert Ricciardelli

Be careful of what you think you may know or who you think you may be in the comparison of others. The Kingdom of God is inclusive, and brings value to every life. It has always been God's plan for us to reveal His fullness as one family. Exclusivity is not of God, religion divides, but the collective Spirit in all of us shared through brilliant minds and hearts, reveal corporate wisdom and love to the glory of God.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Trust That You Belong to God by Robert Ricciardelli

When we fully trust that we belong to God and find in Him all that we need for our minds, hearts, and souls, we find true freedom, and can bring freedom to others. Our revelation of God's loving acceptance of us gives us victory over self-doubt and self-rejection that occasionally rise up to distract or defeat us. God reminds us of this through His Word, through each other, and through the many ways He speaks to us.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Change Begins in Us by Robert Ricciardelli

We spend a lot of time noticing the changes that others must make to make our world better, but we often do not take the time to reflect the changes that are necessary within ourselves. The changes we would like to see, must begin in us. We become change agents for good by allowing God to change us first. Change is inevitable and constant, and the smallest God ordained changes can be the birthing place for miracles.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Our Task of Reconciliation by Robert Ricciardelli

Our task in this world as children of God is reconciliation. Wherever we go we see divisions among people; in families, communities, cities, and nations. All these divisions are tragic reflections of our separation from God. The truth that all people belong together as members of one family under God is hardly visible. Our task through Christ is to reveal this truth in the context and reality of everyday life.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Predictable God in an Unpredictable World by Robert Ricciardelli

Life is unpredictable. We can be happy, healthy or rich one day, and sad, sick, or poor the next. So who can we to hold on to, feel secure with, and trust at all times? God through Christ in us never leaves us nor forsakes us. We can absolutely know that nothing, today or tomorrow, in life or death, can get between us and God's love. God is with us, is for us, and in Him, our destiny is assured.

Monday, January 24, 2011

We Do Not Fear Darkness by Robert Ricciardelli

We walk in a "ravine as dark as death" and yet we have nothing to fear because God is at our side; This is not just a comforting thought but reality, and an experience of the heart that we can trust. We shine brightly as the light of the world by His Spirit when we live in this reality of peace in the midst of suffering, disillusions, and grief. Shine your light in people's sight, and watch God renew your strength each day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Unique Experiences in God by Robert Ricciardelli

No matter how ordinary we think we are, we all can have unique experiences in God's presence, and unique missions announcing His presence to the world. All of creation can receive the grace of seeing God in the fullness of time. This experience is not for an exceptional few, but a gift that God wills for all to receive. But we must desire Him, embrace His love, and then we will know Him in a most personal way.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stepping In Faith by Robert Ricciardelli

Perfectionism can sometimes cover up the fear of failure. When we live a life of faith, we know that we win, regardless of how many times we have failed. Failure then becomes a learning process on the journey called life. Do not procrastinate or deliberate any longer, and do what you must do. With God, there is always opportunity to adjust and perfect along the way, but the first step is to start stepping in faith.

Friday, January 21, 2011

What Do you Want? by Robert Ricciardelli

What do you want? It is a powerful question that should set you in motion. It is also a tough question to answer. You have had everyone around you telling and demanding what THEY want. Connect with your heart, your core values, and have a conversation with God. He will bring clarity, and you will discover that your desires are truly His desires. As you set out on your journey, God and His provision go with you.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Value Each And Every Day by Robert Ricciardelli

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to come, and today matters most. When we value each day, we bring good memories to our future yesterday's and great promise for every tomorrow. What are you doing today to make your day great? You are not alone and God has prepared you for this day. Finish each day strong and cast the seed you will need for tomorrows success, and  the legacy you leave for the days gone by.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

We Do Not Escape From Reality by Robert Ricciardelli

The bright future we envision does not allow for us to escape reality but rather to engage with reality life. Eternal vision gets us involved with the work of God, and His heart for humanity. Every time we forgive, move in compassion, make a child smile, or work for peace and goodwill to all, we are flowing in life. Pursuing the way, the truth, and the life, gives us new energy to truly live right where we are.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Visions Enable A Full Life by Robert Ricciardelli

We have hopeful visions through Christ in an eternity of peaceful convergence for all creation. The deepest longings of the human heart point to truth revealed beyond all lies and deceptions. These visions nurture our souls and strengthen our hearts. They bring us hope when despair comes or when we are tempted to give up on the journey we are on. Our visions enable us to live the full life, a life full of promise.

Monday, January 17, 2011

All of Creation in the Arms of God by Robert Ricciardelli

All of creation belongs together in the arms of God, and our call is to bring the this message to all who will receive it. Jesus came to fulfill the vision of God's creation coming together in complete harmony. The wolf will live with the lamb, the cow and the bear will graze, and no harm will be done. The earth will be filled with the knowledge of God. We are God's vision carriers to bring this hope to the hopeless.

Romans 8:20-21 (The Message)
That's why I don't think there's any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what's coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

If You Have a Pulse, You Have a Mission by Robert Ricciardelli

One way to determine whether or not your mission in life has been accomplished, check your pulse. If you are still alive, then your mission continues. The key is discovering what the Lord has planned for you each day to extend Himself to the world. We want to make sure we have utilized everything God has given us for every appointed opportunity to serve. Grace covers what we miss while we aim for God's best.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Helping Others Die Well by Robert Ricciardelli

One of the greatest gifts we can offer family and friends is to help them die well. They may be ready to go, but we do not want to say goodbye. But there comes a time in which we need to give those we love the permission to return to God, from whom they came. Jesus died saying,"Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit." With these words on their lips or in their hearts, they can make the passage as Jesus did.

For those who are going through this now, our prayers are with you.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fusion For A Love Revolution by Robert Ricciardelli

God is love, and it is Love alone that unites, completes, and fulfills all living beings. Love is our created image and therefore Love joins all of us at the deepest core of who we are. Since we were created for Love we need to imagine God's Love increasing upon the earth until it embraces the totality of God's creation. Love is the agent of universal fusion between God and man, and brings us all together as one.

We need fusion for a love revolution!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

How We Respond Matters Most by Robert Ricciardelli

Natural disasters and bad choices happen under God's sovereignty, and bad things happen to good people. Divine providence intersects with humanity seeking to restore while bringing light and hope to tragedy and darkness. We must change our questions from why things happen to how will we respond to the happenings. We must see beyond the challenges in this world and ask God, "What must I do in this present crisis."

Freedom From Swine Trendiness by Robert Ricciardelli

Occasionally I find it fun to rhyme and so this is from today in reference to a friends comments on loving the embittered and swine trendiness.

"Not good to dine in the fellowship of swine,
nor get in their mud and act like a dud.
Love is the way, we bring to each day,
Humility is a choice we encourage and voice.
One must commit to leave the bitterness pit,
God's agape core will cause them to soar. "

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Awakening of the Incarnate of God by Robert Ricciardelli

The time has come for the incarnate of God to supernaturally awaken to the bond we share with each other as His crown of creation; knowing that we illuminate the glory and presence of God in every task and context of life. With clarity of vision our life and work great or small matters, and is used by God to advance His Light to the world. God loves us where we are, and we represent Him in each and every moment.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Everything Created Has Value by Robert Ricciardelli

Everything created by God has value. God has called it good, which makes everything meaningful and part of His plan. If we understand the importance of creation and that we have an essential part to play in God‘s continuing creativity, then nothing is unimportant and everything has real meaning. As we allow God to permeate us in His love, we will continuously be on the forefront of loving and caring for His creation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Overcoming the Fear of Failure by Robert Ricciardelli

Fear of failure hinders many, and they have refused to try because of past failures. Fear is the opposite of faith. Faith says I can do all things in God, and reminds us that as His children we live in His strength. Faith says, God said it, I believe Him, and I will go boldly with Him to accomplish much. Faith knows that obstacles come, but relies on a supernatural God to overcome all things on the road to success.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Planet Earth is in Need of You Now by Robert Ricciardelli

It is good to know and desire the promises of heaven, while not allowing heaven to be our primary goal. We must be about the Father's business of bringing good news to the captives while overcoming all obstacles with the prize in mind. We must remain spiritually present in every moment empowered by His presence to fulfill all that He desires. Heaven can most certainly wait, but planet earth is in need of you now.  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Declaring by How We Live and Love by Robert Ricciardelli

Jesus did not come to start a religion but to introduce us to a loving God. We commit our lives to God through faith, and remain in Him as He empowers us to do good. In the movement of God, His people emerge and converge to establish a Kingdom on earth with the power of heaven. Our future is bright but our mission expands and is declared daily by how we live and how we love.

There is religion and there is God. Though religion can point us to God, God cannot be contained by religion as His Kingdom ever expands upon the earth as it is in heaven.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cherish Every Eternal Moment by Robert Ricciardelli

If there were to be resurrection, everything we live on earth would come to nothing. Because of God's unconditional love from eternity to eternity, He made a way for us to live for eternity now and forever, beyond this earthly dimension. This wonderful revelation of knowing that nothing we live in our bodies is lived in vain, compels us to live every moment as a seed of eternity. Cherish each and every moment.

God empowers us to do good, and all the good remains with us for all eternity.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fully Live and Die Empty by Robert Ricciardelli

Sowing today becomes seeds for tomorrow. What we sow in body must die before it is given new life; and what we sow today in our earthly bodies is a bare grain of wheat compared to God's eternal glory. We will be unique much like we are today because God, who loves each of us individually, will give us bodies that shine His glory through our uniqueness in Him. We live full, die empty, and live forever in His fullness.

I am working on living life to the fullest in God, while knowing that as I die empty in living a meaning filled existence, many others will come to the knowledge and fullness of God. Many have died and left many words unspoken, and talents not used. I want to die empty of anything yet to be fulfilled.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Our Eternal Significance by Robert Ricciardelli

Regardless of our journey's past or present, we are not to be pitied. Followers of Christ can look far beyond the limits of our short life in this dimension of life on earth. Nothing we are living now, or have lived in the past will go to waste in the fullness of eternity, as God makes it work out good for us. Our significance is derived from the reality of eternity now and forever through our life in the Spirit.
He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Experience God in the Waiting by Robert Ricciardelli

We must be remain soberly patient for the Lord's divine providence to arrive. We can chase experiences that clutter our lives, or be stuffed with news media hoopla to the point of losing our spiritual sensitivity, discernment and disciplines. We can become stagnate and be tempted to indulge in whatever gives us momentary pleasure. We are to remain present with Him in our hearts, and experience Him in the waiting.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Expectation Is Often Not Easy by Robert Ricciardelli

Waiting in expectation does not always get easier with age. With youthful hopes and dreams seemingly unfulfilled, we can become cynical or self-satisfied. As we mature in God we should be able to wait with even greater patience and ever-increasing expectation. It is knowing God's immeasurable favor through Christ, and seeing the Kingdom, the power, and the glory of God continuing to expand in us and all around us.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Waiting With Joyful Expectation by Robert Ricciardelli

When we wait on God we wait with joyful expectation. Without expectation we can become hopeless in our present moment. When we wait expectantly, we open ourselves up to joy and strength. We remain awake and alert for the Lord's leading presence. We throw off the darkness and equip ourselves for His oncoming light. The expectation of God's promises allows us to be present and ready at all times, and for any occasion.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

From Resolutions to Destiny's Reality by Robert Ricciardelli

Unrealized New Years resolutions have come and gone, and it is time to be resolved in surrendering to God's necessary shifts for your journey. This is a new season, a new beginning that necessitates the letting go of past failures and unfruitful seasons. God is doing a new thing; can you see it, and will you walk into it? Today is the day to move from resolutions to destiny's reality for your life.