The truths of God’s magnificent, undiluted and uncontaminated Grace merit review in our journey regularly! Take your time chewing on this! It takes Grace to grab Grace…
4 “But God loves us deeply. He is full of mercy. 5 So he gave us new life because of what Christ has done. He gave us life even when we were dead in sin. God’s grace has saved you. 6 God raised us up with Christ. He has seated us with him in his heavenly kingdom. That’s because we belong to Christ Jesus. 7 He has done it…
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The Loneliness of Intimacy with God
Loneliness in intimacy? That seems like a contradiction. How is it possible? How can intimacy with the Lord make you feel lonely? I mean the pain when you go deeper in the Lord and you suddenly realize that barely anyone around you can relate to what you've seen and experienced. I mean the loneliness you feel when you go deeper in the Lord but realize that no one else comes along. I mean the sadness when no one seems to…Continue
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Potential: existing in possibility: capable of development into actuality
Too many of us are intimidated by potential. Why? Could it be that potential has not been nurtured into the core of who/whose we are? Frankly, I have taken the potential course a number of times and dropped out just before the semester ended.
It’s not that we don’t have the potential for fully realizing our potential. It’s more that we get distracted by and listen to the unrelenting voices…
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“You are at your best when you are hidden deeply inside the heart of Jesus. Never
do something because you are looking for the approval of man. Your Heavenly
Father is the only One whose pleasure is worth having”. ---Heidi Baker
Every voice inside that says you can't is now silenced, every person who has stood…
Is your faith anchored in a greater persuasion and opinion than your present afflictions, sufferings, and/or struggles? That's the "64" dollar question! Even though it sometimes feels like we are trapped in this flesh-suit and its crazy senses; our greater reality is quite the opposite. But that "greater reality" must be seen through the eyes of faith.
Our faith heroes received the testimony of their hope in faith. It was faith that made their hopes tangible. And faith alone explains…
Following are some words from Papa’s heart that are imperative if we are to make it through these difficult days. When received, they will strengthen you for whatever the journey has for you. All of creation is groaning for the sons and daughters of God to be made manifest
“You’ve made a mess, but I have a plan. Nothing works as it should anymore (or at least how you feel it should). But I have a plan that your failures cannot destroy. There is a capacity for beauty in your soul that I…
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The struggle of the centuries has been to free our souls from a narrow or jaded interpretation of God’s love for us in Jesus. He is the very essence and heart of the Father’s love message. The world is still waiting to see Jesus as He truly is; through us! The instant he is clearly and simply revealed through us; our sphere of influence explodes. As the world witnesses us living loved, a decision concerning Jesus must follow.…
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The longing to belong is very powerful and foundational to our sense of self. But there is an infinitely greater pull –Father’s. He is constantly seeking us out and calling our heart to his! “My son, give me your heart” (Proverbs) When we respond to this call it becomes a homecoming. The prodigal came to himself while slopping hogs and experienced a homecoming that he never imagined possible. How about you? Do you know beyond a shadow of doubt that you belong? Don’t allow anyone to tell you…Continue
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Mine has been a journey into the inexplicable, miraculous, mysterious and glorious Presence of Jesus! But it hasn’t always been as I had imagined it to be. No! It’s been puzzling, frustrating and difficult at times. It has also at times been painful, lonely and slow. I’m sure others have found an easier route than me. Even so…
I’ve ‘walked’ by the faith of Jesus. I’ve ‘soared’ on the wings of the Holy Spirit. I’ve ‘discovered’ a loving Father who has done everything possible to show me…
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Most of you are aware of the extent of my health challenges during the last 3 years. It seems like the diagnosis’ have been pilling up relentlessly. From diabetes, strokes, a-fib/flutter, sleep apnea, anemia from internal bleeding and gastro-paresis-just to name a few. The most recent is diastolic heart failure. The financial pressure from these seems to be insurmountable.
You have been so faithful in your prayers and Janis and I are eternally grateful!!!! But, I am declaring that…
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What are some of the things you would fight for? Even more poignant; what would you gladly die for? For too many, fighting and dying are a daily reality and a lifelong experience. They are raised seeing their friends and family dying around them in the name of disease, greed, gang activity, drug addiction, and/or jealous rage.
Too many are jaded by…
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What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it - we're called children of God! That's who we really are." (1 John 3:1a,…
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Can you indulge me a moment of what may seem to be a hyperbolas overstatement? Okay, here goes. You cannot exaggerate how critical your value is to Jesus. His Message hinges on you and me believing the Gospel for ourselves in every moment of every day! Apart from faithing, believing and trusting His Message we have no hope of truly knowing or sustaining our accurate value and worth.…
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Your contribution in the Kingdom of Christ is who you are in Him, not what you do! Are you in the ministry? I was. I quit and re-upped to hanging with Jesus! Jesus and I are enjoying the ride as we marvel at what Papa says and does all day and night-everyday! Back to where we started-A Jesus Person!!! Ron Ross…Continue
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The narrative of Jesus through your life is incredibly vital and irreplaceable. You matter in Gods Kingdom story more than you could possibly imagine. So, don't allow his story to be silenced through you one more moment!
I shared this word two years ago. Much has happened in each of our stories in those two years. The Lord Jesus says it would be a blessing for you to journal the changes in yours.
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Faith’s Love Journey-Ron Ross Health Testimony
I share this with the compassionate awareness that I have zero struggles compared to most of the rest of the world. Yet, all our stories and testimonies are important for each other to share…
And for the sake of the one you love so much,
reach down and help me—answer me!
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"I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don't let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me.
Some thoughts about authentic LOVE: This is what being "radicalized" truly means!!!
“Writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way...But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy…
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Your life is hidden with Christ in God..." Maybe the single greatest part of our journey with Jesus is to discover, experience and plumb the depths of the treasure we have within. Spiritual growth and development call us to live from the inside out. As we do we find ourselves moving incrementally from hiding to hidden. This is not a play on words. It is the essence of living simply, securely, safely and successfully!
Hiding is one of the ugliest and scariest parts of the fall of…
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“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1: 1-3 NIV)
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