Category: Guys With God



As I continue on this journey called ”life”, God continues to reveal His Wisdom to me. One of the areas of my character He continues to grow is my patience. It is funny how God works! He has blessed me with a spouse who really tests my patience! Lol! It has been a struggle for me! Keeping my mouth shut! Trying to see things through my wife’s eyes! Learning to let things go! But, as I am able to become more patient, mostly by keeping my mouth shut, listening more, I can see and feel God working in me. It is very difficult for me at times to be patient, but by continuing to practice it, I continue to get better at it! I’ve heard it said that patience is a virtue! For me, it is one of the many blessings from God!

From the Heart

From the heart… 

It’s easy today to show support for just about anything. 

Social media allows us to post our support for our causes. 

Our dollars show our support for the products, businesses, and causes as well. 

But how do we truly show our beliefs? 

The spiritual side of our lives deals with our hearts and what we keep in them. 

While it’s a natural fact that unless it comes from our heart we are not truly giving it our true best effort. 

My 2 favorite books the Bible and the Big Book tell us, and my experience has taught me that believing with your heart means my motives, efforts, actions, and behaviors all align. 

How’s that working out for you?.. 

Check your experience… 

“Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?” Big Book pg 47 

Lord, let our hearts be filled with Your Holy Spirit and fuel our beliefs, AMEN. 

“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified,” Romans 10:10 

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Giving to Get

We gotta give in order to get… 

This is not only a prescription for daily living that most successful folks use, it’s also a spiritual principle. 

“It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.” St Francis Prayer… 

However, like most things that are good for us and seem easy to do, there is some “fine print” attached

Now while it makes sense that when we are helpful to others, we are usually helped in some form or fashion in return. 

But how about this? 

We also have to FORGIVE others in order to RECEIVE forgiveness! 

Now while that sounds like not so much fun, it truly is a freeing exercise that will release us from the bondage of anger, guilt, and resentment. 

Go on…give it a try….and as always, don’t believe me, but …

CHECK your experience… 

“We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret.” Big Book pg 77 

Lord, let us forgive others so that we can be free to receive forgiveness for our sins and mistakes, AMEN. 

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25 

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My Identity

For most of my life, I lived worrying about what others thought of me. Was I good enough? Did I do enough? I never seemed to be at peace! Once I started my relationship with Jesus, that all started to slowly change! Today, I know who I am. I have nothing to prove. Nobody to impress. But, only one to please! My identity is found in my relationship in Christ! Today, I can find the peace and joy in knowing that. I can now focus on others, instead of worrying about what others think.

Our Character Flaws

I don’t do what I should do and I want to do what I shouldn’t…

The age-old conundrum,..

Doing what is the expected and right thing versus the attraction of doing the opposite. 

If it weren’t for my age and experiences acquired from choosing the wrong thing, I would not have the easier time that I do today to avoid this chaos. 

Why is it that our self-will likes to rear its ugly head and try to twist our thinking to fall victim to the illusion of our mind and the wrong choice? 

As long as we walk this Earth our self-will is going to be contending with the Holy Spirit residing in each of us to interfere with God’s will for our lives

Check your experience… 

“The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success.” Big Book pg 60 

Lord, let us turn our will and our lives over to Your care daily, AMEN. 

“I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 

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Got Heart?

The heart of the matter… 
Have you ever noticed folks that are extremely focused on whatever task, cause, or action they are performing or participating in? 
It seems something unseen is driving their behavior and or actions. 
While I am sure you have your own examples, my favorites are the basketball greats, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan. 
Those guys could inspire others to perform at the higher level they performed. 
What is that unseen thing that drives their talents and efforts? 
We have it too, and it’s called heart. 
Have you ever noticed that when you put your heart into what you are doing, it seems to go better?… 
Check your experience… 
 “His change of heart was dramatic, convincing, and moving.” Big Book pg 55 
Lord, let us put our Spirit-filled heart into whatever we are doing, AMEN. 
 “…we do not lose heart,” 2 Corinthians 4:1 
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Walk Your Talk

Make your actions match your words… 

Ever been in a situation where someone’s words did not match their actions? 

It not only makes it hard to trust the person or situation, but also it raises awareness to check the motives and efforts of others we interact with. 

Hopefully, it also serves as a good reminder to take a long look in the mirror to make sure our words match our actions…

Check your experience… 

“But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good. Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion. Think of what you can bring to it.” Big Book pg 102 

Lord, let our motives match our efforts and our walk match our talk, AMEN. 

“Do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” Micah 6:8 

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Am I critical, or caring?

Do my words pull people towards me, or am I pushing them away? Am I criticizing, or caring? I have often, and still struggle, with the words I allow to come out of my mouth. I often struggle with listening to understand. I sometimes am more concerned about wanting to be understood. As I continue on this journey of discovering my prideful ways, God is slowly softening my hardened heart. He is helping me to become more caring, and less critical. I am truly grateful for that.

Trust Issues?

Who ya gonna trust?… 

Trust is a strong word with heavy commitment. 

We see it on our currency and we use it as a part of our foundation for relationships with people, places, and things. 

Think about it, how many times do we use the word trust in statements we make to ourselves or others, as we finalize our action decision? 

We trust teachers with our children. 

We trust doctors with our health. 

We trust our employers to pay our wages. 

The experiences we build over time with our teachers, doctors, and employers help to build this trust. 

So where do we place our trust when we work on our spiritual life? 

Are we placing it with strangers and fads, or are we placing it in building a long-term relationship with God?…

Check your experience… 

“We trust infinite God rather than our finite selves.” Big Book pg 68 

Lord, let us place our trust in You through growing closer to You in Your Word, AMEN. 

“So God’s promise is given to us because we put our trust in Him. We can be sure of it. It is because of His loving favor to us.” Romans 4:16 

Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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