The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  Do we realize what we have? Think about the time we spend involved with racing. Think about the blessings we have to be at the track. How about the other blessings in life; family, friends, house and home? Do we realize the value of it? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

  Do we value the time we spend living life? We put a tremendous amount of effort into racing and preparing to run the race but do we stop to appreciate it? One of the dangers we face is looking ahead to the next event on the calendar and not appreciating this one.

  To realize the value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple.
  To realize the value of four years: Ask a graduate.
  To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
  To realize the value of one month: ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
  To realize the value of one week: ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
  To realize the value of one minute: ask a person who has missed a train, bus or plane.
  To realize the value of one-second: ask a person who has survived an accident.

  I was that person who missed being killed by a split second. I noticed a police car put its lights on and proceed to pull through the intersection and pull over to the side of the road. What I didn’t see was the car that sped away from the officer at 100 mph. It swerved to miss some cars at a stop sign, passed between my car and theirs, lost control, hit the side of the road, flew through the air, took out a bus stop enclosure, and rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof. A split second and I would have been broad sided by that car. We need to realize how valuable the time is that we have.

  Time is precious and does not stand still. There is no force we know of that can stop the march of time. We need to value every moment we have.

  To realize the value of a friend or family member: LOSE ONE.

  We need to stop procrastinating and looking down the road. We need to stop and cherish what has been given to us. How many of us are guilty of looking past today and wanting what tomorrow brings? When we do that we fail to see the blessings that we have right here, right now. We are condemned to look back and say what if…..

  How much would change if we only took the time to realize what we have? How much more peace and joy would we have if we only took the time to appreciate each moment?

  Don’t get to the end of your life and wonder what would have happened if you did things differently. Through Jesus Christ we can secure our future so that we can have peace in each moment.

  We all want to get somewhere in life. We all want to accomplish something. We all have our sights set on attaining things in the future.

  One thing that we can secure now that will change our focus forever is securing our eternal destiny. Billy Graham asks the question about how sure you are of going to heaven. We’ll, are you one hundred percent positive you will be in heaven if the call came today? You can be.

  We all have issues; we haven’t lived a perfect life. We all have made choices that don’t honor God. We all like to think we are good but the fact remains we fall short.

  Let me ask you; have you told more than 20 lies in your life? Have you ever taken something that belongs to someone else, even a little thing? Have you ever used God’s name in vain? Jesus said if you look at someone with lust in heart you have committed a sin, have you ever looked at someone with lust in your heart? Well when you look at things that way we are blaspheming lying thieves with lust in our hearts.

  Scripture tells us

Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."


Romans 5:8, "God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Titus 3:5, "He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy."

 What do you think will happen when we stand before God? Scripture tells us if we are guilty of these things we will end up in hell. That is not where we want to be, eternally separated from God and His goodness. We can fix that, God made a provision through Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 10:9-10, "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

  Are we ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering, to secure our future that will allow us to be at peace?

  We must acknowledge that we are a sinner in need of a Savior - this is to repent or turn away from sin. We must believe in our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead - this is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for our sins. We must confess Jesus as our Lord and our God - this is to surrender control of our life to Jesus. We then receive Jesus as our Savior forever - this is to accept that God has done for us and in us what He promised.

  A Prayer for Salvation

  "Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

  Please share with us if you made a decision to accept the gift of life that God offers. We would welcome the opportunity to rejoice with you.


- Threes were wild at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park as Doug Coby ran away with his third pole, third win and third championship. The stretch run belonged to the #2 MGSIII team as they won out the stretch and took home the championship.

  BEMER'S INAUGURAL SUPER BOWL OF AUTO RACING - One last show with plenty of action to close out the season at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl. Rising from the uncertainty of foreclosure to putting on shows that are “Must See”. It is good to see the “Bowl” rising! Look for us on the midway Sunday morning with Chapel Service.

  ALABAMA BOUND - Our reach continues to expand, Joe Kelly, one of our Chaplains in Florida is branching out to Alabama. He shares this note about his efforts.

  “Greetings, Just an update from us in sunny Florida, well our outing at Dixie Speedway was rained out needless to say we were disappointed so I asked the Lord what He would have us do next, His answer: keep moving forward!! This has been a phrase the Lord has continually used in my life and every time I hear it I just smile because I know He has the plan and it’s all ready for me to step into! So I got on the phone and called East Alabama Motor Speedway, they have a huge race coming up and I thought they could use us. They could! Not only that that but they are excited to have us, seems that over the year they have always been able to provide some type of service for the drivers and crews on all their 3 day events but recently there has been no one doing it, so thank you Jesus for open doors and the ability to step into them. Our intention is to build a relationship with the track and provide a service during the weekends they have three day events for the rest of this year and for years to come. Our first outing will be the weekend of Oct. 30 - Nov 1. Blessings, Grace and Peace to all as we continue to bring Good News to the racing family.”

  HARVEST DINNER - Come enjoy a traditional Harvest Dinner with us at Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Sunday, November 1, 12:00. If you plan to join us let us know so we can have plenty of great food for all.

  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 www.rwjm.com. 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: October 23, 2015

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