The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  I remember an old commercial with the tag line ďLife comes at you fastĒ. There is truth to that statement. In a moment life can change. How prepared are we to face the unexpected? Where does our direction and guidance come from? Who is our source of courage and strength? Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, life has changed in the blink of an eye. What we thought would always be has been taken away. We struggle with the shock of the unexpected. We search for strength. We turn to each other in our grief for support.

  Why do we run the race? Because unless you run the race the results cannot be predicted. We do not know what will play out on the racetrack. No one knows whose car will make it, who will have a failure, who will make a poor decision and who will be affected by it. That is why we run the race.

  How the race will play out and how life will play out have some similarities. Racing has changed for many of us with the loss of TC. Look also at the recent natural disasters and how they have completely turned the lives of people upside down. Our life can turn on something totally out of our control. We need to know where to turn when things happen.

  Listen to the guidance that James gives us;

James 5:13-16, Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.
Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.
If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

  James tells us that no matter where our life has gone we need to acknowledge that it is in Godís control. If you are sick or you have sinned, lift up your prayer, in faith, to God and you will be made well and your sins forgiven. If you are happy, blessed, then acknowledge who the blessings came from, God. He is the one that supplies everything we need. In good times and bad we need to remember it is God who has the control.

  More importantly though look at what it tells us about how we should relate to each other. We should confess our sins to each other. That sounds difficult. Who can we trust enough to confess to? The secret is to have strong, trusting relationships with others so that you can share the burdens without fear. We need to make time in our lives and build these relationships with others. Strong trusting relationships donít happen overnight, they take time. They take effort. Too much of our lives are spent pleasing ourselves. Many people think the world revolves around them. Building these relationships turns the focus from us to them.

  Strong, trusting relationships can withstand the shortcomings we each have. They can withstand the mistakes we make. They give us encouragement when we are down. They give us strength to get through difficult situations. They are instrumental in helping us get through the sudden changes life can throw at us.

  I want to encourage you to be intentional about building these type of relationships. Christ did it when he walked the earth. He selected twelve men to walk alongside him, to be with him. To learn at his side. We must spend time developing these types of relationships if we hope to live after our world is shaken up. Life has many curves to throw at us. We never know when we will be in need. If we prepare by surrounding ourselves with people who care about us we will be able to withstand the challenges.

  It is comforting to know that others are praying for you. It gives you a reason to go on. It encourages you to continue on when the road ahead looks bleak. We are not complete without that interaction. Our lives are missing something when we donít have people who care. People who will wrap their arms around us and carry us through the darkest valley.

  I know the difference having people pulling for you can make. It has given me the strength to face situations that I would have turned away from facing. Make a commitment to be there for someone. Let them know that you are there for them no matter where the road leads. Be the right friend; show people you care about them.

  Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

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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 2, 2017

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