Take Your Position

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you.” 11 Chronicles 20:17 (NLT) Perhaps you’re going through some stuff right now and you need a breakthrough. Maybe it’s with your finances, or it’s your marriage or your business relationships. Perhaps it’s your health. If you want a breakthrough you are going to need to position yourself. The following are a few suggestions that will help you in this. Cut away the weights and unbelief in your life, things that are pulling you down and getting you off track. “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles so easily entangles us; and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. NASB Hebrews 12:1-2a.” Quit pondering the past. In other words, stop dwelling on your past failures and those things that just didn’t seem to go right for you. God is getting ready to do something new in your life and it will break forth quickly. Watch with expectation. 2 Chronicles 20:17 tells us to watch the Lord’s victory. And Ephesians 3:20-21 (NASB) says, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.” As you stand and watch with expectation you will need to speak only what God speaks. Joshua 6:10 (NASB) says, “But Joshua commanded the people, saying, ‘You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘shout!’ Then you shall shout!” Stop speaking things that God does not speak. Stop speaking...

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Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in LRF Faith in Action | 0 comments

John Dammarell, Executive Director of LRF, is challenging LRF supporters by asking them to take a bag filled with $25 in cash, representing the cost to provide one child with a backpack filled with school supplies, and going out and increasing their investment!  Matthew 25:15-18 NASB says, “To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he  went on his journey.  Immediately the one who had received the five  talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.” John is hoping that those who took a bag won’t dig a hole in the ground and hide the money but will increase their investment many times over to promote the backpack drive and provide 5,000 kids with backpacks filled with school supplies.  To date, 43 people have taken a bag of $25.   One family came up with a very creative idea to raise money for the drive.  Brian and Jen Shuck own an online sign business, Rustic Pine Designs, and with their 3 young children, they decided to use their business to promote the backpack drive by making signs using the $25 they were initially given.  They used $22 to buy 12 feet of 1×12 boards then waited for people to buy 12″ signs from their web site.  Within one day all the LRF wood was gone.   Then on June 3rd, they used $100 to buy more wood, hoping they they will break $1,100!!! The original $22 investment grew from $22 to $1,343!  This will allow 54 kids to receive a backpack filled with new school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year!!  Thank you to the Shucks!     What is your great idea?  You can donate to our “Invest In a Kid” Backpack Drive by completing this form and returning it to LRF.  Ask Karilyn Dammarell to personalize a flyer for your company by calling her at 206 790-1290 or emailing karilyn@libertyroadfoundation.org....

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Joy Is a Good Thing

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4 NLT Has it crossed your mind lately how much you can change people just by putting on joy? It will change your employees. It will attract customers — nobody wants to hang with negative, grumpy, complaining people. Joy is much like contentment. It is a state of mind. So if you are noticing yourself getting a little critical and grumpy and judgmental, you are probably ready for a mind makeover. Romans 12:1-2 in The Message Bible tells us, “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” If you want a mind makeover, then focus your attention on God and you’ll be changed from the inside out. Stop trying to psychoanalyze yourself, reading every self-help book, and start reading the Bible and come to grips with the fact that joy is a God-given attribute. You can’t buy it. You can’t read enough books to get it. Joy is a God thing, so fix your attention on...

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When You Have Waited So Long

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

”Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 NASB It was Winston Churchill who said this about courage: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” Have you had something promised to you? Are you convinced that what God showed you will come to pass? But you have waited and waited and waited and you’re about to give up. You have run the gamut with all kinds of emotions such as joy/sorrow, peace/fear, encouragement/discouragement. It was Ronald Reagan who said, “A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets tough.” It is at this point you need courage to kick in. Proverbs 4:23 NASB says, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Let your heart take courage. You are told to guard your heart and your thoughts from those things that will keep you from walking in courage such as fear and anxiety. Discern what you read, watch and listen to and with whom you hang around. You are also encouraged with scripture that says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV). Shore up your mind with the Word of God concerning His character. Be reminded of those times in your past when God provided for you. You needed a breakthrough and God came through. You needed financial help and God provided. You needed a healing and God healed you. You were worried and anxious and He filled your soul with His peace. Romans 8 NASB tells us, “If God is for me who can be against...

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