The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries


by Rev. Don Rivers

   Welcome 2014, you hold hope for each of us. Hope in the events yet to come have the potential to make the lives we live better. Hope in the people we meet will add to our lives. Hope that we can make a difference in the lives of those we meet. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

   A few weeks before Christmas I was asked to participate in a prayer vigil for the families affected by the Sandy Hook Tragedy. The families asked those who are remembering their loved ones to commit to change things. They asked us to commit to doing something that would honor the memory of those lost.

   We each can do something; we can give hope to others. It is not difficult or challenging. Think about it, look around, is there someone you know that could use a kind word? Someone who needs a word of encouragement or prayer? Someone who could use a meal or warm coat?

   There are many opportunities each day for us to change the circumstances of others lives. We just need to want to. We can get so caught up in our own lives we forget that there is always someone in need of encouragement.

Philippians 2:1-4; Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

   One of the simplest but most effective ways to encourage others is by our presence. We can go to people, walk alongside them, hold them us and help them as they face the days ahead. The fact that we are not alone in our difficulties provides the strength and courage to persevere.

   A few days ago we each put a blank calendar on the wall. By now there may be a few events on it. I am sure the race chasers out there have put their racing schedule on it. Many race teams have started to sort out what events they are going to compete in. Let me suggest something for your calendar.

   I think we should put on the calendar the days and times when we will intentionally go and support and encourage others. Schedule times we will put our lives aside and go in Jesus’ name for the sake of others. That is exactly what Christ did, He came.

Philippians 2:6-8; (Jesus) Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something
to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!

   Recently Lynda and I traveled to Haiti . Two things struck me as we traveled; Port Au Prince is poorer and dirtier than you can imagine but there is a hope in the hearts of the people that tomorrow will be a better day. We went to serve, to show our love for Christ by demonstrating our love for them. This was not as easy trip, but a life changing experience.

   Until we have walked in the footsteps of others we cannot begin to know what challenges they face. From the outside looking in is not the position we need to be in. We need to join alongside, walk the steps and encourage others to persevere.

   One common theme rang out during our trip, “Thanks for coming!” A simple yet profound appreciation for leaving behind all the creature comforts we enjoy and subjecting ourselves to the uncertainties of life in the mountains of Haiti . “Thanks for coming!”

   Our presence spoke volumes to them. Our presence was sufficient encouragement for them. Our presence proved their hope was not in vain.

   Who will we give hope to in 2014?

   Who will we intentionally go to and walk alongside?

   Who’s live will be different because we took the time to go?

Philippians 2:5; In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

John 10:10; The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.



   MOTORSPORTS 2014 - The time has come to gather and look forward to the racing season. We will have a full booth at the show; be sure to stop by and say hello. We will also have some new T-shirt designs, one specifically for the Dirt Racing Community. Be the first to get yours.

   Also join us on Sunday morning for Chapel in the main stage area. We look forward to sharing the hope of Christ with you. We are expecting great things from God in 2014, be a part of the blessing.

   Until next time, be a witness for our Lord with the ministry decals and apparel. See them at the Show Your Faith Apparel Store at http://www.rwjm.com/store. Send us your prayer and counseling needs no matter what part of our racing family you are in, or give us a call. Remember that God loves you, we love you and

Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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Posted: January 10, 2014

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