Growing up in Montana, I was able to get my permit to drive when I was only fourteen and then my license to drive at fifteen! That seems like a crazy proposal now with most kids waiting until they are sometimes older than twenty to get their driver’s license. For me, it was freedom from the house and being able to go somewhere without having to rely on someone else for transportation. It opened up my life in a way that only walking or riding my bike could never do.
Learning how to drive was a very interesting adventure. I picked up the concept of driving fairly quickly and learned at a young age how to drive a stick, but I can remember my first few times behind the wheel with my dad. I would turn onto a street and then would only look about 5 feet in front of me, making sure that I was not going to run into anything and damage my parents car! I would swerve back and forth trying not to hit things or the curb instead of just lifting my head up and keeping my focus on what was coming up and looking further in front of me.
Driving is a lot like our relationship with Jesus. When we are so concerned with just keeping ourselves safe and not recognizing the stop signs, lights, etc. around us, we become poor “drivers” of life. When we let fear settle in we start to become reactionary with God and the things around us, and give the devil a foothold in our minds of worry and sometimes a mentality of just trying to get through the day.
The Bible has a reference to “driving” when it comes to Fear. Check out 1 John 4:18:
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives (haha) out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Fear can be an incredible weapon in the hands of the devil and it is no wonder that there are verses in the Bible like 1 John 4:18 that address what we need to do to combat fear. If we profess to be followers of Jesus, then we need to be operating in God’s perfect love no matter where the road of life takes us. Obviously, it is easier said than done when it comes to allowing that perfect love to have it’s place in our lives, but if we only profess to KNOW about that perfect love but never access and operate in it, then we lose access to victory in our lives. So it is not so much that the devil defeats us, it is that we don’t access the power that is readily available to us!
So today, decide how you are going to operate your life. Are you going to allow perfect love to DRIVE out fear or are you going to be directed by emotions and mental ideas of worst case scenarios? The choice is yours!
Rocky Mountain CTN
David and Tim Barton from WallBuilders focus on America’s forgotten history and heroes, emphasizing the moral, religious and constitutional foundation on which America was built. Tune in for our special, focusing on Black History Month.
WAYS TO WATCH:
Denver, Northern Colorado & Cheyenne (KQDK/KQCK):
Comcast (Ch 643 HD & Ch 51 sd)
Comcast coverage also includes: Castle Rock, Breckenridge & Aspen
Dish (Ch 33 HD & sd)
Century Link (Ch 39)
Antenna (Ch 39.1, .2, .3 or 33.1, .2, .3)
(Estes Park- Ch 94; Arvada- Ch 91 / Ft. Collins- Ch 92)
Colorado Springs & Pueblo (KWHS):
Comcast (Colorado Springs- Ch 6 / Pueblo- Ch 385)
Antenna (Ch 51.1 & .2)
Ft. Carson (Ch 88) / Peterson AFB (Ch 51)
Air Force Academy (Ch 6)
Prism/Century Link (Ch 51) - TVision (Rye/Colorado City Ch 156)
StratusIQ-Ch 568 in Falcon, Colorado
Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a musical program featuring the 4GIVEN quartet from Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield, CO. The group has been performing for nine years to the delight of those who enjoy old-time Gospel music. Immanuel’s Jubilate Choir, directed by Don Zimmermann, will sing several favorite old-time Gospel selections as well. Also the audience will have a chance to join a Gospel Sing-a-long, led by Dave Weesner on the largest theatre pipe organ in Colorado. No charge for admission, however we will gratefully accept a free-will donation for refreshments. Joint the fun! Raise your hands! Praise the Lord! Shout AMEN! It’s all happening at 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.
All Gospel Music Show
Date: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
Place: In the Organ Gym @ Immanuel Lutheran Church
846 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Just let go and let God! Have you heard that before?
What keeps us from honoring God, trusting God, loving God? Ephesians 4:31 states, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger be put away from you........” Are we afraid to let go? Have we been let down so many times in the past that we are afraid to trust someone?
God is not just someone. God is everything. And he loves us and tells us He will look out for us. “For I know the plans I have for you, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Is it our ego getting in the way with us thinking that we don’t need any help and that we can get by on our own? Are we afraid to ask for help because we don’t want to owe anybody, anything? God loves us and wants to help us. Things happen. We make mistakes, our friends and families make mistakes and sometimes the results are devastating. “Be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7). If we know God, love God, have Him in our lives we can get through. It may take a while, maybe a long while but with God’s Love and encouragement, we can keep moving ahead.
Proverbs 4:25 reminds us to “Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your gaze be straight before you.” As God cares for us, He wants us to care for others. “Let all you do be done in love.” Corinthians 16:14. We can share His love with those around us. “Let brotherly love continue, show hospitality to strangers. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:1-5
Today, I encourage you to take one step closer to Letting Go and Letting God work in the hurt, broken, painful places in your life. You will never look back and regret being healed.
Manager for Rocky Mountain CTN
SARAH'S HOME provides sanctuary for girls rescued from sex trafficking as they reclaim the life they were created to live.
On February 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm the Used Car Dealers of Colorado Charity Fund will present a check to Sarah’s Home from funds raised at the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s Annual Charity Gala. Sarah’s Home is a licensed home for rescued sex trafficked teen girls located in Colorado. Sarah’s Home was the featured charity for the Fund a Need at this year’s Charity Gala where money was raised specifically for the mission of helping these young victims of sex trafficking.
Charity President Dean Gunter will deliver a $39,000 check at the event which starts at 1:30 pm inside ADESA Auto Auction, 10680 Charter Oak Ranch Road, Fountain, CO 80817.
The public is invited.
Visit their website to find out more on this powerful ministry:
Rejoice Women's conference
Date: Thursday, February 20th - Saturday, February 22nd
Thursday, 6pm thru Saturday @ noon
Place: Charis Christian Center
10285 Federal Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
*This is a FREE event- Please RSVP for the complimentary breakfast and lunch by registering HERE
I turned off the Super Bowl Sunday night after the end of the third quarter and Patrick Mahomes throwing an interception, thinking that the 49ers had the game in hand. It wasn’t that I was angry thinking that the 49ers were going to win (because I like the Broncos and the Buccaneers), but just that the momentum looked to be obviously shifting to their side. I decided to shut off the game and go downstairs and work for a bit. That work time ended up going through the end of the game and later than I thought it would. I decided to check the app on my phone to see the final score and lo and behold, the Chiefs pulled out a victory! I then went to Facebook and saw all of the people saying that it was probably one of the best Super Bowl endings they had seen in a long time. They were complimenting the play of Patrick Mahomes and what looks like a continued promising career in the NFL and glad that Andy Reid finally won his Super Bowl.
I remember telling Yolanda that I was fairly sure the Chiefs were going to lose and it was going to be boring to sit and watch the end, while giving her my “professional assessment” of how I just knew in my gut what the outcome of the game was going to be. Little did I know that I was absolutely wrong and missed watching the end of a great game.
Isn’t that similar to problems hitting our lives as Christians? We go through something that we did not expect or pain hits in life some way and we think, “Well, I know how THIS one is going to end.” Maybe that is more of a reflection on our lack of trust in what God is doing behind the scenes and an assumption that because it happened like this before it will be that same way again. The reality is that we cannot predict the end of really…anything! We can react to our emotions and how we think something is going to happen or not happen, but only God really knows the outcome of any situation. We are only to pray and trust that he will work things out for our good in the long run.
There is a verse in the Bible, Proverbs 16:9 that says, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” We can think we have it all planned out and know what the outcome is going to be, but God is the only one who knows the ending so we need to stay in it until the end. We need to focus more on asking God for his patience, listening to his heart, and learning to ignore the things we can FEEL when we go through the gyrations of life.
Today, don’t stop trusting in, listening to, leaning on, learning from Jesus whether there is currently no storm, some kind of ridiculous maelstrom that seems unbearable, or seeing issues brewing on the horizon. The Bible does NOT promise us that we will be free of issues in life but that we can have an assurance that He will ALWAYS be there and never forsake us…as long as we never give up. And the ending to HIS story and our lives will be even better than the end of a closely matched football game that in reality, didn’t change my life or probably yours either.
Blessings and praying for God to do something special in your life today to help you to hang on to His promises!
Rocky Mountain CTN
At Rocky Mountain CTN our mission is focused on empowering viewers to discover a fulfilled life by providing relevant media that connects people to God and community to change our culture. This blog is made up of thoughts to start that change.
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