Category: Guys With God


Things We Worship

Foreign gods of today…

What do you worship? 

Believe it or not, but some folks blindly serve another god in the form of money, work, or a material possession. 

Heck, some of us might even worship another human; like a movie star, athlete, or even obsess on a personal relationship. 

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have nice things and healthy personal relationships, but are we allowing those things and persons to become our gods? 

Do we spend a large amount of time focusing our thoughts, energies, and efforts attempting to please or serve them? 

I am a firm believer of the spiritual principle that your heart exists where your thoughts reside…

Check your experience…

“God either is or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?” Big Book pg. 53 

Lord, let us focus our thoughts on Your will and not fall into false worship of the people, places, and things around us, AMEN. 

 “The Lord alone led him; no foreign god was with him.” Deuteronomy 32:12 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

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Friends in Low Places

We’ve got friends in low places…. 

It’s obvious that Jesus came to save the lost, and they were all drawn to Him, but the religious establishment of the time complained about this constantly. 

If they had their way, the religious people would have driven the sinners far away, but Jesus did not allow this to happen. 

He came to seek out and save the lost. Jesus had and still has friends in low places. 

Today we see His statue in beautiful churches, but we will still experience His presence in the streets and in our daily encounters. 

He still wants to speak with you today. 

He needs us to help Him reach others. 

Don’t give up, and know that it is not Jesus that is driving you away when worldly clamors get in the way. 

Using our hands to touch them, and our voice to speak to them, He can and will reach folks right where they are…

Check your experience… 

“There had been a humble willingness to have Him with me — and He came.” Big Book pg. 12 

Lord, please continue to use us to reach others in the same way You were first introduced. to us, AMEN. 

“The tax collectors and sinners all came to listen to Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to complain: “Look, this man welcomes sinners and even eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 

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Footing and Joy

There is a plan for each of us…

A common discussion I have these days with my daughter, Miss Kai, is what she will do with her life. 

I am an open book with her and freely share that I still don’t have a clue about what I want to be when I “grow up.” 

I share with her to keep her feet on the ground with training and education while encouraging her to chase her dreams and follow her passions. 

She understands this as best as an almost 25-year-old can. 

The good news is that while we may be searching for what it is that we think we need to be doing, God has the plan for us. 

My experience has shown me that even though I cannot label what I am with an earthly work title, like tech guy, manager, or professional whatever… 

I can claim with 100% certainty that through my many jobs and duties I have had here on Earth over the years,..

I have been and will always be one of God’s kids and He employs me daily to help Him...

Check your experience… 

“Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.” Big Book pg. 63 

Lord, let us find comfort and security in knowing you have a plan for each of us, AMEN. 

“I have told you these things so that you can have the same joy I have and so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.” John 15:11 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

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Encourage Instead of Criticizing

Catch someone doing something right today!..

Have you ever noticed how much our news and all forms of media are filled with negativity, fear, and doom? 

More importantly, how are our eyes and ears drawn to it? 

Come on now, be honest, what magazine do you stare at in the checkout line at the grocery? 

It’s our cultural norm based on our instinctual self-willed human nature. 

We are trained from a young age to look for the bad and the wrong. 

It’s even a large part of corporate leadership training. 

No one gets sent to H.R. for good deeds!..

There is hope however! 

Using our spiritual growth and God’s Word we can teach our hearts and train our minds to seek out the good in people, places, and things. 

I promise that when you do, your day will go better, and your world will change. 

 Try it and then… 

Check your experience… 

“We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.” Big Book pg. 46 

Lord let us look for the good with the eyes of our heart, AMEN. 

“…let us encourage one another.” Hebrews 10:25 

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Hearing and Doing

Hearing and doing equals action… 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just absorb information and it instantly transformed us? 

I would love to buy the CD of whatever product is selling on TV promising me incredible life changing results and just plug it into my listening device and have the words bring the transformation instantly. 

Heck, I could be healthier, wealthier, and wiser! 


Most of us know that is not how it works. 

Work is the operative word here. 

We have to provide not only the WILLINGNESS to CHANGE but also the ACTION and WORK…

Check your experience… 

“To be vital, faith must be accompanied by self-sacrifice and unselfish, constructive action.” Big Book pg 93 

Lord, let us hear and act when Your Holy Spirit and Word give us direction, AMEN. 

“So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.” Luke 8:18 

Have a blessed day y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

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The Consequences of Free Will

The consequences of free will… 

We have speed limits that suggest how fast we should go. 

We have warning labels on products to help us understand their intended use. 

We even have instructions on other things to help us use them correctly, like “rinse, lather, repeat.” 

Even though we are free to do what we want, ignoring these suggestions can lead to consequences. 

It’s the same with our free will. 

While we can choose to behave any way, we like, but we are still accountable spiritually and morally. 

I have made enough poor choices in my journey to learn that I GET what I GIVE. 

These days I try to follow the speed limits and align my will with God’s instead of doing my own thing. 

How’s it working out for you?.. 

Check your experience… 

Wasn’t it because self-reliance failed us?” Big Book pg. 68 

Lord, let us enjoy the blessings and grace of seeking Your will and not be blinded by the illusions of self will, AMEN. 

“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Get rid of the stinkin’ thinkin’… 

Perhaps it’s different for you, but there is a magic magnifying glass in my mind that loves to try to increase the size and focus of the negative side of life. 

Heck, it even tries to grow the size of fears as they attempt to crop up in my mind. 

Thank God that through His Spirit living in me that I can quickly shift the focus of this magnifying glass onto positive and productive things and away from the things that my fear based and prideful self-centered will wants to dwell on. 

I have found that when changing my thoughts and attitudes to more positive things, better actions and behaviors follow. 

How’s that working out for you?.. 

Check your experience… 

“When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on a problem, the problem increases; if I focus on the answer, the answer increases.” Big Book pg. 419 

Lord, thank You for your Holy Spirit residing in each of us that helps us to focus our hearts and minds on things of Your will and not be held hostage by our own fear based self-will, AMEN. 

“Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” Philippians 4:8 

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Knowing and Doing

The difference between knowing and doing… 

I got honest and saw my addiction to sugar and bad carbs, this was my daily dilemma… 

I was supposed to be losing weight, yet I had dessert. I needed to make healthy eating choices, yet I found myself at the Taco Bell drive thru …AGAIN! 

Is it because I am weak willed and cannot control my sugar addiction? 

Nope, it’s the fact that I continued to choose my selfish and self-centered will over seeking God’s will. 

My heart KNOWS what I need to do, but my head does it anyway. 

This is not only the difference between knowing and doing, but also why my character defects left unchecked keep me unhealthy and in self-will. 

Do you have things you are doing that you know you should not be?… 

Check your experience… 

“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character” Big Book Step 6, pg. 59 

Lord, let us give you our weaknesses and temptations in return for strength and support to stay in Your will for us, AMEN. 

I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.” Romans 7: 19 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

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Charging Our Spiritual Battery

Is your battery fully charged?..

30 plus years ago when cell phones were new, they were an oddity and not accepted yet as a necessity, rather just an expensive “toy” if you will. 

Nowadays they are in everyone’s hands. 

They are our timekeepers, personal assistants and sadly in ever-growing numbers, our main form of communication and connection with others. 

What is funny to me is that with all this technology in our hands, we are now a society dependent on electrical outlets! 

Tour any airport for the best example of this! 

We are reduced to depending on the electrical outlet to give us the power we need to run our lives electronically. 

I am sure this will change in a few years but it’s a great example of where our dependence on power rests. 

What about our spiritual lives? 

How and where are we drawing our power from? 

Red Bulls are great, but I am not receiving the spiritual boost I need from the little metal can. 

Self-help books are great supplements, but alone by themselves, the needed power is not there. 

God is our power source when it comes to spiritual things and especially when we face life’s twists, turns, trials, tests, and temptations in our daily lives. 

Plug into His Word and Promises and recharge…

Check your experience… 

“Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power.” Big Book pg. 85 

Lord, thank you for being our never-ending source of power, energy, and life, AMEN. 

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Battle of the Thoughts

Thought battles… 

Perhaps you don’t experience this type of thought, but this thought still tries to negatively influence me from time to time. 

It’s a thought born of self-will and fueled by fear, and lack of faith. 

The thought comes and tries to convince me that I am not good enough and or I don’t have what it takes.

Thank goodness for the Holy Spirit living in my heart! 

It reminds me that faith overpowers fear and if I just seek God’s will and not my own, it will turn out just fine. 

Guess what? 

It does! 

How do you handle your doubts? 

Are they fueled by fear and self-driven thinking?..

Check your experience…

“I had needed and wanted God. There had been a humble willingness to have Him with me-and He came.” Big Book pg. 12 

Lord thank you for you Holy Spirit residing in our hearts to help us quiet fears and doubt, AMEN.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love” 2 Timothy 1:7 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 

How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought?