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A TIME FOR DECISIONS
by Rev. Don Rivers

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  There are times in our lives that require evaluation and decisions. We need to determine what elements of life we value. We also need to determine what elements of life are necessary. Most of us desire to have a satisfying and fulfilling life. We pursue the things we feel will accomplished that; education, jobs, marriage, family, home, friends, community, possessions, etc. For each of us the list and its priorities is different. We search for the right combination that will fill the desire of our soul.

  There is in each of us a deep longing for peace. Oh to be at peace. Along with peace there comes another longing for joy, an inner satisfaction with the way things are. We search for the elusive peace and joy throughout our lives.

  As we search we move different things into higher priority places with hopes that we will strike the right combination. Truth be told we are a restless and wanting people. Why is that? We fail to realize attaining fulfillment and satisfaction is outside our ability and control. Peace and joy are not circumstantial. They have nothing to do with the events going on around us. They have everything to do with what is going on inside of us.

  In some way it is not our fault. We have been taught from an early age to react to our surroundings. We have been taught to pursue certain goals that will provide our happiness and significance. Let me share that these two, happiness and significance are not synonymous with peace and joy. We do not need happiness and significance to enjoy a good life. This is contrary to all we have been taught.

  We need peace and joy. We were designed and created that way. We can only find it from the creator himself, God. He knitted us together in a certain way that we need community. We need to be with other people. We spend our entire life trying to find the right group of people, the group that allows us to let our guard down. The group that allows us to escape the judgment and ridicule we find in so many other places.

  A community of believers should be that place. We should be drawn to a group of people who have committed to pursue peace and joy without the string that are so many times present in the world we live. When we get that right we attain love, unconditional love. A very difficult task when all we have to rely on is the training we receive in this world of judgment.

  I am convinced that nothing I do or say will put off God from loving me. His word tells us that, nothing can separate us from the love of God. Then why is it that we pursue a life of division, judgment, and valuation? That is wrong on so many fronts. It is understandable because that is how we are taught to think. There in lies the problem, we have relied on man to determine what is necessary for life instead of turning to the creator of life himself.

  We have deviated from His book and now are reaping the harvest of our error. We need to return and learn the ways of the creator. We need to turn to God.

  The Bible is a book of instruction and example. We have corrupted that into thinking it is a tool to be used to divide and judge. We need to change that. We need to embrace the right model of living before we can hope to enjoy the peace and joy that we were designed for.

  MOTORSPORTS 2018 - It is with a heavy heart that I announce our absence from this yearís edition of Motorsports. We have struggled to find a way but the resources just are not available. We will miss being a part of this winter gathering of the racing community. Please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. As always do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way. Godís continued blessings as we look forward to the 2018 racing season, see you at the track.

  Until next time, remember God loves you, Jesus is Lord and we are here for you. 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: January 10, 2018

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