The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  Life is ever changing, in a moment things can change forever. These past few weeks we have seen the racing community change in a moment. These are not the things we want to see but they are a fact of life. In a moment things change, life as we know it heads in a different direction. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  I have to admit some of the lives that changed over the last few weeks were not as personal as one that struck close to home. That doesnít make them any less valuable. There are family and friends dealing with those changes and trying to make sense of a difficult situation. My prayer is that there are people standing by them, holding them up, walking alongside, and helping them get through dark times.

  God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and let us know that no matter what, He is with us. We belong to Him and He will not let us falter.

Isaiah 43:1-3a; But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
ďDo not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

  There are some important points to remember in this passage; one is, this was a promise that God made to the nation of Israel, and it also was meant for us, those who have accepted the sacrifice Christ made on the cross and received Him as our Lord and Savior. We have become children of God.

  Remember these promises from Isaiah;

1. I am the only Savior.
2. I ransomed you.
3. You are mine.
4. I am with you.
5. I will bring you through lifeís challenges.

  I encourage you to lean on the Lord and let His promise become a reality in your life. Let your life dwell in the house of the Lord and walk with Him through life.


  CLOSE TO HOME - The road this week wasnít a long one but it was a difficult one. We were able to walk alongside the Bennett family as they faced some of the most trying days any family can face. Chace, their three-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.

  I had the pleasure of marrying Michael and Lindsay. One of the commitments I made to them was I would always be here to walk alongside them through their life together. Just as God is there for us, we make every effort to be alongside you through your life.

  We all know there are good days and bad. As they say some days are diamonds, some are stones. We love to be alongside and celebrate the diamonds, those are uplifting and encouraging. Some days are stones, they hit you right between the eyes and knock you out. Last Monday was one of those days for the Bennettís.

  Five times this year young Chace stood holding his fatherís leg in Victory Lane at Stafford Motor Speedway. Wednesday, Michael held his son in his arms as he faced the race of his life. He released his son into the hands of God and the skill of the doctors and nurses. The heart wrenching time waiting for a word, some encouragement, something.

  The news was positive, the race was on; Chace has a battle to fight. Michael, Lindsay, Tenley, the Bennett and Palko families and the entire racing community are running with him. I am so encouraged to see the genuine outpouring of support and encouragement coming from everyone. We have united to #raceforchace!

  On Saturday morning Chace awoke to find some additional items in his bed. He found a checkered flag and a trophy from the race the night before at Stafford. Dad won number six in dominating fashion. The smile and six little fingers told you that he was proud of his dad. He wasnít there to clench his leg, but he certainly was there motivating his dad through the race.

  Michael didnít want to leave his sonís side, but what would Chace think if his dad gave up running for the championship to be with him. A difficult decision. I believe Michael demonstrated to his son the battle is worth fighting, never give up.

  Chace faces a long journey that will have its good days and bad. His smile tells you he is up for the fight. His dad, mom and sister are by his side. His support team is ready to do what must be done to win this #raceforchace.

  You can help support the Bennett family; there is a #raceforchace go fund me page. You can donate at the track and receive a #raceforchace decal. You can lift them up in prayer. Walk alongside this family and lift them up!

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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Source: Rev Don Rivers / Racing With Jesus Ministries
Posted: August 14, 2015

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