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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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Prayer

Am I praying enough with and for my wife? I am not consistent enough in doing this. I need to get better at being intentional with this. In those times that I do pray with my wife, I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. Starting my day with a short prayer with my wife helps us to set the tone for our day. Getting closer to God brings us closer together. We, as men, are called to be the Spiritual Leaders of our home. Praying with our spouses is a huge part of that! I need to get better at this!

Break the Chains

What are you a slave to?… 


Have you ever considered that you might be spending too much time in thought, deed, or action with someone or something? 


 Now my 12 Step friends understand this all too well with addictions and obsessions, but we can also become slaves to our jobs, the gym, and even toxic people, places, or things. 


When we find that most of our time, energy, and efforts are spent chasing someone or something to the point it influences the way we participate in the rest of the parts of our life, we are its slave. 


Think about it and….Check your experience…


“We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” Big Book pg 83 

Lord let us be free from the chains of the many worldly temptations, AMEN. 

 ” For you are a slave to whatever controls you.” 2 Peter 2:19 


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Perspective

Am I trying to be understanding in my relationships, or am I trying to be understood? I am getting better at trying to see that we all see things differently. My perspective is different from others perspective. The struggle for me is trying to get the other person, mostly, my spouse, to understand my way of seeing things. I am called to have the heart of a servant, which, for me, means I am supposed to try to see the other persons perspective. I am to try to understand first, instead of trying to be understood. For me, it’s about my pride. Wanting things my way! Being able to see the other person’s perspective first is a struggle, but I will keep working at it. Am I trying to win the battle, or win the relationship? How is your perspective?

Knowing and Learning

How we know what we know…. 


There are all kinds of ways to learn. 


Memorizing things imprints them in our brain for a needed purpose. 


Book learning helps to grasp a concept or way of thinking. 


Cramming for a test gets us through the test. 


We learn things daily through our experiences. 


But think about it, how do we KNOW stuff? 


While we have many ways to learn, the only way we truly ever know anything is by the experience gained that is imprinted in our hearts. 

This is why the Holy Spirit lives in each of our hearts. 


God opens our hearts to receive the true knowledge we need, or, if you will, the truth…


Check your experience…


“Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth” Big Book pg 98 

Lord, let us willingly open our hearts to be filled with Your knowledge and truth, AMEN. 

 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 


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Obedience

As I continue on this journey God has me on, He continues to reveal my prideful ways. It is not an easy thing to see in myself. But, I continue to remain obedient. I continue to ask Him to reveal to me each day His Wisdom. Reveal to me His truth, not the lies I so often hear, and see in myself. I continue to ask Him to help me remain obedient! It is a tough journey for me at times, but as I allow God to soften my heart, my relationship with Him grows, which than improves my relationships here in this world! I will remain obedient!

We Gain When We First Give

Helping others helps yourself… 


Whenever we help someone, we are helping ourselves. 


Helping others is an invitation to give. 


It’s an insight into where we are spiritually with our willingness to help others. 


Finally, this is an incentive to look past our needs and wants to help another person. 

So while we are built spiritually to give and help others, are we actually willing and able?..


Check your experience… 


“It is not the matter of giving that is in question, but when and how to give.” Big Book pg 98 


Lord, thank You for giving so much to us in blessings, favor, and grace, please let us give back by giving to others what we can when we can, AMEN. 


“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” Proverbs 19:17 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Which voices am I listening too?

Which voices do I allow myself to hear? Am I getting distracted by the evil of this world? Am I listening to the lies that satan whispers in my ear? For me, starting my day with what I believe is the truth, the word of God, has made such a huge change in my life! Not getting sucked into all of the outside evil forces around me, has helped me to experience the peace that God has, and wants for us all! Starting each day with the right wind in my sail. I am grateful, and blessed!

One Heart

One heart…


We see a lot of credit, responsibility, and focus given to our heart. 


It’s the source of our spirit, the keeper of our innermost thoughts, and the driving force of our will. 


It would make sense then to pay attention to what influences and tries to go into our heart. 

Trying to manage our heart alone is futile. 


There is simply too much worldly clamor and influences and we become easily overwhelmed, but turning our hearts and minds over to the care of God enables us to be free and protects our hearts from the chaos


How are you protecting your heart?..


Check your experience… 


“The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous.” Big Book pg 25 


Lord, let us examine our hearts daily to be sure we have it tuned into Your will and Word, AMEN.


“I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; I will remove the hearts of stone from their bodies and I will give them tender hearts,” Ezekiel 11:19 


Have a blessed day Y’all!


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Not as things appear…

I have been thinking a great deal of late about how as men of God our actions are perceived by those who observe our actions from a distance and I keep having this thought come to mind:

“Satan saw me on my knees, with my head bowed low. He heard me speaking softly and weeping. He thought I had finally been beaten into submission. His thought was ‘I have finally beaten this one.’ Then I stood up, squared my shoulders, resettled my armor and said AMEN!”

Do the actions that others observe in us, truly reflect the strength of our core convictions? If not, why not?