Go Where Anything is Possible

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask if you are headed in the right direction? Or, are you going where only disappointment and discouragement await you, perhaps even failure? When you look ahead, do you see yourself headed for mediocrity and fruitlessness? Well, why don’t you pick a new direction and walk into your destiny. Go where anything is possible. (more…)


God Wants to Show You Off When You Have Beaten the Devil.

In Ephesians 3:8-10, Paul wrote he had been given the grace to preach the wisdom of the Gospel, not only to the world, but in particular to the devil’s demonic bunch. Verse 10 (NKJV) says, “to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in heavenly places.” As I read this verse, I noticed I had written at the top of the page in my Bible that “God wants to show you off when you have beaten the devil.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) says,For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

 The battle is constant, but you have the power to win. It just takes an unrelenting commitment to Christ and the determination to honor your assignment to do battle. The only way you lose is if you run from your assignment. I’m Dr. Bob. Don’t run from the Devil’s bunch. You are God’s champion. Just stand, do battle. As you do, prophesy to those demonic spiritual forces about their future. It’s sure to get them running, but there will be nowhere to hide. There’s a fiery lake waiting for them. It’s a prophetic promise in God’s Word. Revelation 20:7-10 (NKJV) says, “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison  {8} and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. {9} They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. {10} The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

God Wants to Show You Off

 


The Value of Discipline

I was thinking about the things I have done to try to keep myself healthy and strong enough to accomplish what I believed was the will of God. I am acutely aware that I must value and apply these same disciplines going forward. Being disciplined has made possible
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Podcast: Stumbling or Stepping?

I have been thinking about people who stumble through life as though they had no purpose except to do whatever they want at the moment. This is a conscious lifestyle choice. The result is that nobody else’s lives are better because of their presence. Colossians 1:9-10, in The New Living Bible says, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; {10} that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

To some of us, it may not seem important that there are so many people living without purpose. In fact, you could argue that it’s their right to live with this way, with a “Why should I care?” attitude. However, the trail of meaninglessness and lost opportunities such people leave behind is a completely selfish waste. It’s as if they just stumble through life in the dark, never finding God’s purpose or will. A purposeless life is not just a waste, but it becomes deadly to the well being of the one who lives it. There is an opportunity for each of us to have a life’s pattern of purposeful steps. This would carry anyone out of the darkness of futility and purposelessness into the light of significance. Doing this would also likely draw lots of people into a better life along the way. Think about this. Are you stumbling through the night or taking purposeful steps into the light?

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Easy Generosity

I would like to share the spiritual secret to becoming a generous giver. Just remember this time-tested truth. “It is easy to be generous with somebody else’s money.” On the surface, this may not seem to be very spiritual. However, everything we have belongs to God, who is our provider. He asks us to trust Him with all He puts in our hands. Because we understand that all our resources and wealth belong to Him, we can be relieved of any pressure to hoard what He has given us. We simply have stewardship over our wealth. If you do not think this is spiritual, let me point you to the Bible.

 Proverbs 11:24-25, 28 (NKJV)

 “There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. {25} The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. {28} He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage.”

In Christ, we are free to be generous with what we have. Why? Because it is easy to be generous with somebody else’s money – in this case, with God’s money. Remember, you will never out give God! My dear friend, Pastor David Briggs recently said, “Money, wealth and giftings are directional.”He said that if you sow these things into your purpose, you would be rewarded with so much more than you sowed. You will fulfill your call from God. You will reach your destiny, and do so with good success. You will have traveled in the direction of God-pleasing service and gained eternal significance. My advice is simple. Sow generously what God has given you. Then, expect great things… all the way to your destiny.

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Determination – An Extended Mentoring Minute

This is an extended Mentoring Minute (about 6 and 1/2 minutes). It speaks of the determination of a salmon swimming upstream.

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Get Moving

I would like to share a thought I heard near the end of 2012. I heard it as I was listening to my young friend, Pastor Dan Grittner preach. He is on his way to (more…)


On Time and On Purpose

I want to remind you of your true identity. Galatians 4:4 (NKJV) says, “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,” Now listen to what that means for you. (more…)


In All My Years

In 2012 I had a conversation with my then seven-year-old grandson, Max. He was telling me about putting together a gift I had just given him for Christmas. He said to me, “In all my years I never had one of these.”   (more…)