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.