Significance Is Not Measured By Size

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people.”  (NASB) John 6:9 We so often get hung up with the “buts” in our life.  In this case, the crowd is so large and the lunch is so small.  How in the world is this going to help?  You see, we get so obsessed with the idea that bigness and the spectacular are the only things that can make an impact.  We need to cut out the excuses, no buts this, no buts that.  Just give what God has gifted and skilled you with and the miracle will come.  The impact is up to Him. DECLARATION:  I declare I will be faithful and trust Him for the...

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Why You Can Trust God

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

Everyday you have things going on in your life where you are compelled to trust God. It may be decisions at work, situations at home.  It may be your finances, relationships, and health.  Here are five reasons why you can confidently put your trust in God every day. 1. He has your best interests at heart.  “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (NASB) Romans 8:31 2. He is smarter than you are.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (NASB) Proverbs 3:5-6 3.  His plan is the best plan.  “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (NASB) Jeremiah 29:11 4. He sees your life from beginning to end.  “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.’” (NASB) Isaiah 46:9-10 5.  He will work all things for your good.  ”And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (NASB) Romans 8:28 DECLARATION:  I declare that each day I will put my trust in...

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Liberty Road Foundation 2013 Champion Award – Barry Horn

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every year we recognize a Liberty Road Foundation Champion. What is a champion? It has been said, what a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his task. When he accepts tough jobs as a challenge and wades into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When he does his work with a dynamic conquering spirit, he gets things done. A Liberty Road Foundation Champion is just that person who gets things done and in that process is enthusiastic, positive and generous. This year’s recipient of our Champion Award is our very own Founder and Board President, Barry Horn, Senior Vice President & National Sales Manager of Guild Mortgage Co. It was Barry who listened to God and acted upon God’s call some nine and a half years ago to have his company make a huge financial commitment with Agros International to go to Guatemala and rebuild a village. And then 6 1/2 years ago, against all economic odds, started LRF as a public charity. Behind every great organization is an awesome Chairman of the Board and we have the cream of the crop. Thank you, Barry. We love...

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Knowing Your Why

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.  But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize  of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  (ESV) Philippians 3:13-14 Paul knew his why and this enabled him to forget his past and all of his past failures, what if’s, past hurts, negative thinking people and circumstances he couldn’t change. Instead he could press on toward his goals. DECLARATION:  I declare I will take my eyes off of the circumstances and focus on my...

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Thoughts, Thoughts, Thoughts

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”  (NASB) Philippians 4:8  “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”  (NKJ) Proverbs 23:7a What are those things you dwell on in the course of a day’s time? Here are some positive thinking tips: 1. Focus on those positive, uplifting, and edifying things you are thinking about. 2. Stop letting negative attitudes influence you. 3. Take some time to write out positive affirmations and speak them daily, such as, “If God be for me who can be against me” or “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 4. Pray specifically about your thoughts and attitudes that they be in line with that which is going to edify your thinking. DECLARATION:  I will strive to be more aware of those things that I think on throughout the...

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