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"Are You Searching For A Free Place to Chat and make New Friends?"

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This is a new website that my friend Jesse started recently.  It is called Sharing Faith and I will be blogging there once a month.  He made it as a place away from the hassles of Facebook, It has a free chatroom and free forums. Please join us. If you are shy just join the mailing list so you can keep up with what is going on. This is a great looking site and Jesse put a lot of work into creating it.
I hope to see you there!
Many blessings be upon your life!!
Richard Hicks

I am Still Learning to Listen...

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I read an awesome devotional and this morning it really hit home with me. It was talking about in the Old Testament when God first called Samuel. I believe God did speak in a audible voice to Samuel. He thought it was Eli talking to him from the other room. God called Samuel by name several times and each time Samuel went to Eli.

Finally, Eli told Samuel it was God who was calling His name. He told him to go back to his room and if He heard the voice call again that Samuel should say, Speak Lord for your servant is listening."

How many times have we doubted God's voice, or if it was from another source. There are many voices in the world today that attempt to distract us from God's voice!

How many are waiting for that call from God for ministry? You already know that God has called you. Have you said, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening?."  If you have not, maybe it is time that you should get into that quiet place, and not only listen but ask God to spe…

Help I'm a Sinner!!!

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So you ask, How do I know I  have sin, and how to get rid of it in my life?

Fist off,  If you don't think you need Jesus or to be saved from the fires of HELL... then you are in for a BIG surprise when you leave this life. We have to face eternity and the sinful choices we have made in life. We all have a choice. Don't be a Judas or a Peter...betray and deny or be ashamed of being a disciple of/for Jesus!!!

I would encourage you to pick up your bible and read it as much as you possible can, read it, study it, apply it to your heart!!  Make it your meal it before you even drink that morning coffee....OUCH!!! It not only should be our road map and compass for our life, but it will also let you know what true sin really is.

I have always heard that you will not be held accountable to what you don't know. Maybe you have unconsciously violated God's law in your heart. God will bring you under the conviction of the HOLY SPIRIT. and reveal your sin...No one is exempt from sin, w…

Its All about The Love!!!

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GOD has been speaking to me during my quiet times in His Presence about His Love. I love to call that time and place, "God's Zone."  It is a place where I spend quality time with just me fellowshipping with HIM as HE speaks to me uninterrupted from the cares of the world. The great thing about getting together upon the waking moments is that for me anyway, there is no distractions. 

When I first wake up in the early morning hours, I spend a great deal of time with HIM in prayer and allowing HIM to speak through the WORD and a couple of devotions that I read undistracted. Of course, As well I turn on worship music. Here lately my time with the Lord has been really good. A reoccurring worship song always speaks to me and I want to share it all with you today. I love Jesus because HE first loved me. I own him so much!! I owe my all to HIM, including the very first part of my day!!!

The love of GOD is not a trivial affection but enduring grace  which goes way beyond the surfac…

Walking in Courage!!

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For many years, I lived paralyzed in fear.  Often times, I think about those times and I wondered "why?" because I really and truly did not want to live that way.  I wanted to live and have a full and happy life.  There are just some things I just didn't understand or have the answers. After 3 severe mental breakdowns, satan made sure that I had given up on moving forward. Just living from day to day seemed very difficult and tough to see any future in sight for me. I was unsure of which way to go.  all I could see was the end of the road.  It seemed as if that I could not rise above the cloudiness of life. As a result, I lived a very isolated and reclusive lifestyle. I resigned to a life of deep depression and loneliness. But still deep within me was a still and silent determination to keep going from day to day and not give up and make it through those tough days. I just knew that if I had a chance I would indeed take to. I needed to rise up and out of my situation if …

Unlocking the Doors of the Kingdom

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Why are you here on this earth? God has strategically set you up in the place you are in for a good reason.  No one else can fill your shoes.  No one can tell your story like you can.  You hold the keys to that door. You have the power to open that door, or close it... The keys to the kingdom are not hidden from your sight.  Jesus went to the grave to get those keys for you. Don't hide your story from those around you...
     There are doors that only you can open.  Don't you think it is time to stop trying to hide from the world around you?  As a christian you are not of this world. Let your light shine so that the people around you will see that the hand of God's blessing is upon you.  They will be drawn to the light inside you. That light is Jesus!
     When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, you let Him, by your own choice, into the door of your heart.  Now is the time to not shut Jesus out of your life, He can do so much in and for you!  It is never too late to open the…

KICK Worry OUT of your MIND!!!

"Trust in the Lord with all our hearts..."  Proverbs 3:5 
 I believe the opposite of trust is worry  When we worry, we take on situations that only God is meant to handle, they become great weights and unnecessary yokes upon us.  We need to learn to release those things tha cause us to worry and fret, and trust in the Lord. I know by experience that is easier said than done.
     Our great God and Father created us with a supreme destiny, and the Lord Jesus is more than capable of handling all of our past, present and future.  In fact it was all nailed to that cross. We need not to carry our weighty sins, we can let them go as we ask God to forgive us, and give ALL our hearts to Him 100%!   He did not create us to waste our life away with worrying.
     If you are continuously worrying, it robs your mind of peace and rest.  You lose sight of trust in the Fathers love and grace. Worry will attempt to take a 'backseat' in your mind, then rear its ugly head when you go thr…