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Many times we expect God to coddle us in a specific way, but He declines. We imagine God to be a “good” doctor who setting us down, gives us a cherry sucker, then, explains out medical options. “Should I give you a free tonsillectomy with your special insurance plan, plus, throw in 1 lobotomy. Or, would you prefer to pay for your pain.”

Regardless, God declines: He may or may not audibly answer you. He may expect you to use your “renewed mind.” Maybe He told you, but you forgot. Maybe you made out His still, small voice: “Trust Me.”





I just returned from Hastings, where I bought Bill Johnson’s book, “Dreaming with God.” The cashier, a young man, in his early twenties, noticed my “witness” T-shirt: “body piercing…” He noticed it and, I think, he asked 2 see the back; I turned around & he read the boldfaced words: “saved my life.” The words are on a crown of thorns & one big nail.

What’s my point?

 I’ve not been trying to get His message to sinners for some time now. I’m 56 years old and returning to faith.

So, today’s contact with a young man and my sharing it with u is like a testimony of an old guy learning to be obedient once again.


When I read Brother David‘s last blog entry, I felt God‘s Spirit bearing witness with my spirit. The reason I am testifying about the unction in me is because I’m beating a stake in the ground, so to speak, to let Satan know where I stand.
There is power in the name of Jesus; there’s power in the blood of Christ; there’s power in declaring what God has done IN you; and there is a release in warfare prayer once u tell it.

Click the following link to read Brother David’s last blog post: “When all means fail.” http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/


This is part of yesterday’s reading of Oswald Chambers: “As long as you have a personal interest in your own character, or any set ambition, you cannot get through into identification with God’s interests. You can only get there by losing for ever any idea of yourself and by letting God take you right out into His purpose for the world, and because your goings are of the Lord, you can never understand your ways.” http://www.myutmost.org/11/1110.html

So, virtually all of my life, in America, I’ve been taught to consider my interests. Consider your character, Rick. It’s important what others think about you. Straighten your tie; you look like a loser. Set your ambitions high. The important thing is personal success. A man’s got to do what a mans’ got to do.

Sound familiar?


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While I wait for the morning newspaper, I ponder the maxim: Stay where you are planted. So, I created this blog in hopes of metaphorically, being “on the road” again. But there is  more for me to  think about as well as pray about. I think I should just wait it out.

That doesn’t mean I won’t tweak my vita. That doesn’t mean I won’t post my resume in strategic databases. That doesn’t mean I won’t apply for certain teaching positions, even if there are no current openings. I full well will plant some seeds and nurture them.

But, there is some unfinished work here. And so, I need to let the plant grow and mature and then, be harvested, so to speak.

Here is my other blog: http://mydestinymyblog.wordpress.com/


“Moses went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens.” Exodus 2:11

Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right their wrongs. After the first strike for God and for the right, God allowed Moses to be driven into blank discouragement, He sent him into the desert to feed sheep for forty years. At the end of that time, God appeared and told Moses to go and bring forth His people, and Moses said – “Who am I, that I should go?” In the beginning Moses realized that he was the man to deliver the people, but he had to be trained and disciplined by God first. He was right in the individual aspect, but he was not the man for the work until he had learned communion with God.

We may have the vision of God and a very clear understanding of what God wants, and we start to do the thing, then comes something equivalent to the forty years in the wilderness, as if God had ignored the whole thing, and when we are thoroughly discouraged God comes back and revives the call, and we get the quaver in and say – “Oh, who am I?” We have to learn the first great stride of God – “I AM THAT I AM hath sent thee.” We have to learn that our individual effort for God is an impertinence; our individuality is to be rendered incandescent by a personal relationship to God (see Matthew 3:17). We fix on the individual aspect of things; we have the vision – “This is what God wants me to do;” but we have not got into God’s stride. If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a big personal enlargement ahead.

http://www.myutmost.org/10/1013.html