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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
2:5; In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as
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.
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
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.
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
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.
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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