Monday, April 30, 2018

The Lord is my Shepherd

“The Lord is my Shepherd”

I have not always followed Christ in my life, but that is another story about a man who doesn’t exist anymore. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17). I know that I have been made new because of Jesus and He wants to make all things new in your life. This happens when we confess Him as Savior and repent from sin. (Romans 10:9-10) 

This leads me back to my original statement that Jesus is my Shepherd. I have come to know that He does lead and speak to me and all His children. When He speaks, I am not confused about His voice. I have heard Him very much over the last few years in an encouraging voice that has helped me move forward with His plan. Believe me when I say that God is speaking “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me”(John 10:27). Certainly there is enough evidence that God is working in our lives because people’s lives are being affected by the direction that God has placed us. I hear Him and I will obey Him. I only hope that you will hear Him and we can follow His will together. God has promised me that I would not have to go forward alone and He has never lead me wrong. I hope that you will have the same faith that enables you to follow Jesus and hear His voice today. 

Just so you know, I will serve Him with or without you. “And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!"(Joshua 24:24)

“You are Loved!”- Pastor Ron 

If you need a miracle please tell us so we can pray and believe with you.- You are Loved Ministry

Saturday, November 12, 2016

I'm lost for words!

When I try to express what I feel and articulate how I'm doing, I come up just short of brilliance. I've had a great education, read lots of books, taught many classes, prayed many prayers and preached thousands of sermons, but my vocabulary does not have enough words to describe how much I love you Stephanie.

I miss my wife, of nearly 38 years, Stephanie who passed away in February this year. I would like to say to her I'm sorry if she ever doubted that I loved her because I've learned how much I love her now that she's gone. Every night I would say to her "sweet dreams" and she would touch me and say "only of you." It's the hardest part of every day going to sleep and dreaming of her and then not wanting to wake up because she is gone all over again.

God's Promise:

"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. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV 

"You are Loved!"-Pastor Ron Davis 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

God can not Bless you past your last act of disobedience!

Job 42:7-10 (New King James Version)
7 And so it was, after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has. 8 Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.” 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD commanded them; for the LORD had accepted Job. 10 And the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

I start this day with these words about Job and his friends to speak about something that is very dear to me, God's Blessings. Most of the time we decide that God has chosen not to bless us because we are not good or because he possibly just does not care or He just does not know who I am. I believe that this kind of doubt coupled with a lack of understanding of God's word leads us to believe that God will just Bless someone else and not me.
We get angry at God and begin to make an argument that maybe God does not exist. We ask God to help us and nothing happens, which leads us into further doubt and disbelief. We determine within ourselves there is no God. We begin to believe our own Eliphaz's, and Bildad's and Zophar's and reason amongst our friends that there is no hope and we should just give up.
So enough about the problem, let's take a look at the solution. I first want to tell you that the problem is us. We are the ones who live in disobedience and denial. I have stated and believe that "God can not Bless you past your last act of Disobedience." that's right can not. We sometimes confuse this as will not instead of can not. it is totally God' will to bless you, but he can not if we continue to live in disobedience.
Everyone likes to look at Job and see that God considered him a good servant, a just and upright citizen. We believe that these qualities will bring God's blessings and nothing else matters. But, it was not his life that brought the blessing in the end it was ONE act of obedience (v.10) when he prayed that God restored or multiplied or however you would like to consider the increase, He was Blessed because he obeyed.
Now if you have been living in disobedience and God's blessings have been cut off from you, Repent from the disobedience and allow to God to direct your path and instruct you into a course of action that leads to obedience. You are probably right now beginning to see things that you can do. i say do them and stop withholding God's Blessings. Remember it is totally God's will to bless you, but He can not Bless you past your last act of disobedience.
May God Bless,
Pastor Ron

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The "Sexperiment" and The Truth!

2 Timothy 4:2-4
New King James Version (NKJV)

2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

The other evening I was watching the local news when I saw a news story about a local church's pastor and his "sexperiment". I thought about the idea of this being used for saving marriages and families by the startling concept that was presented, but I soon began to hear the Word of God speak to my heart about how in the last days, we will seek out teachers who will design their ministries to please men and draw in men to hear their fresh new revelations and directions and inspirations from "God".

I do firmly believe (and I have preached) that God made the marriage bed to bring us closer to Him. The experience of "making love" with your wife or husband is as close as one can get to experiencing the intimacy that God wants for us to experience with Him. My point is that there is no experiment necessary for men and women to find romance in their marriages. The answer to a long and satisfying marriage bed is drawing in close to God and Loving Him with all you heart, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

There is nothing new under the sun. Trying to draw attention to yourself will not glorify God to the point that the lost come to your church to find God. The spectacle of lying in bed with your spouse on top of the church for 24 hours, is not founded in scripture or sound doctrine. This so called "sexperiment" will only cause people to want to see you in bed with your spouse.

So I ask, have we heeped unto ourselves teachers, having itching ears? Have we turned away from The Way, The Truth, and The Life, which is God's Word? I say pointedly, Yes we Have! But I am also saying that I have to preach!

I have to preach the truth! I have to preach Jesus! I have to tell you that only Christ can save you, only the Holy Spirit can draw you in.

I like what the scientist Galileo said "All Truths are easy to understand, once they are discovered. The point is to discover them".

I say discover the truth in God's Word. God does want us to have satisfaction in our marriages. God loves us more than we really know, but you can get a glimpse of His love in your spouses eyes. The Church does not need gimmicks and publicity stunts to reach the lost. The Church just needs to get back to preaching The Truth. Seek men of God who are not afraid to preach the Truth.

I just have to preach!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Loving Others

As a member of the human race, I am always amazed at how hard it is for people to Love each other, especially people who are of the same family. I have one of the most dysfunctional families I know. Some are estranged for reasons only they know, and won't share because they are just not speaking with each other. Some are speaking, but their speech is harsh and full of hate and cruelty. then there are the those who just choose to stand by and wait till the rest of the family self destructs.
I see all this and realize that this is also a pattern found even between countries around the world and neighborhoods everywhere. I do not pretend that I have the answer that will bring Love and Harmony back to all the families, neighbors, and the world's nations, but I do know that Love is the key.
1John Chapter 4 has much to say about this matter.
v. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is Love.

I hear these words in my spirit all day and find that it is really easy to express love to all who come my way. You may say Pastor, that is your job. I would say to you that maybe once upon a time, my expressed love was because of my vocation, but now I know my expressed love is because of who I have become, which is more than just my job. We can all be filled with His Love which can be perfected in us.

v. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world.

v.20 If someone says, "I love God" and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he he has not seen?

Strong words of truth that will set a man, a neighbor, a nation, and a world free. I will choose to start by loving you. I love my family, my friends, my church, my country and my God. Will you show someone that you may have never showed love to, who you are in Christ. The bible teaches us and I seek to remind all that is by the way that we love one another, is how all men will know that we are His disciples. The Bible tells us to greet each other with an Holy Kiss, here is mine to you 'X'!

God Bless,
Pastor Ron

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Reason for the Season, Jesus Christ Our Saviour

Merry Christmas! God Bless you all and may your new year bring you many wonderful blessings.

Pastor Ron

Luke 2: 1-20

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “ Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Daily Bible Reading

Today I thought I would post a segment of Scripture from Paul's writing to the Romans. I will let the scripture speak for itself if you will read and listen with you heart. Just allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the Word.

Romans 12 (New King James Version)

Living Sacrifices to God

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Yours in Christ, Pastor Ron