And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
Hi my married friends. I have a question for you: How are you doing in “becoming one flesh?” So many couples today find it hard to become unified because they both pursue their own individual goals and visions. That was never God’s intent. The purpose of marriage is to unify two different individuals- with all their hopes, dreams, desires – with the vision of reaching greater spiritual and physical purposes than they can alone. The couple who is willing to yield their own desires to accomplish the greater goal finds their hopes and dreams fulfilled. God’s desire is for marriage to be a taste of heaven. That’s a goal! That’s a vision! That’s wisdom!
One of our race family has been out of sight and out of mind for over 6 months. Frank Lambert suffered a medical issue that left him bedridden. His wife is caring for him at home. God Speed Ministry has opened the Bridge The Gap Fund to help them during this time.
Did you know God Speed Ministry is 100% donation supported? We continue to meet the needs of the racing community because YOU donate. When you give- whether at an event, online or by mail – YOU make this ministry happen. It is YOU preaching. It is YOU leading people in prayer, some for the first time, some for the first time in a long time. It is YOU connecting people to God as they hear the Gospel and receive Him as Savior and Lord.
Why can I say that? Because God says that: “40He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives the One who sent Me. 41Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. 42And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.” Matthew 10:40-42
So THANK YOU! for choosing God Speed Ministry as one of your avenues of ministry. Your trust lies as a mantel upon chaplains who are sent into the mission fields of race tracks, upon the staff who minister aid to those in need – to bury a 22 year old daughter, to help an injured racer/official/photographer with medical bills, a homeless mother get a car and a home, to put Bibles into the hands of people who’ve never owned one or know what the Bible is, saved the life of a 2 year old who drowned but now lives, and so much more. That’s what YOU do when you give to God Speed Ministry.
Thank you. God Bless You. Merry CHRISTmas & Happy New Year!
Here is the secret to change your life. We must renew our minds if we want to obtain and live the life Jesus Christ died for us to live here, now. We cannot continue with the same stinking thinking and expect different results.
Start 2017 with a true new start
If you want to be renewed please join us for this Bible Study in January beginning Monday, January 2, 2017. The study will run Mondays through Fridays, (weekends off) for 8 weeks (40 days—harnessing God’s hidden power of 40). Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and putting RENEW ME in the subject line. Or join on our Facebook page. You will receive an email each day (Monday—Friday) or posted on Facebook. Discussion conference calls will be Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 12:00 noon. Your level of involvement is up to you .
The mind is completely renewable. We will be utilizing the Word of God, the science of Dr. Caroline Leaf and revelation from Bill Johnson as we seek to be RENEWED in Christ!
You are invited to join God Speed Ministry at their annual Conference. This year the conference will be held on the beautiful facility of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville NC, January 6-8, 2017.
Renewal: the state of being new, fresh and strong again.
“Jesus said to them, ‘Come with me….to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Be refreshed by friendships and fellowship.
Be strengthened by word and worship.
Be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Refresh your soul in the beautiful mountains.
Be encouraged by stories of God’s work through God Speed.
Leave renewed and empowered for kingdom service.
Registration includes 2 night stay in one of the Inns and 5 meals Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. The cost is: $260.00 per person = $520 per room double occupancy
or $380.00 for single occupancy.
Registration deadline with payment is December 15, 2016 .2017-renewal-conference-brochure-pdf
We look forward to sharing this time or encouragement and ReNEWal with you.
If you woke up today with only what you had given thanks for yesterday, what would you have? How many of your family would still be here? Would you have clothes? A home? Friends? A job? Would you still have a Bible or any memory of scripture? What about the world? Would there be any sun, trees, birds, a sky?
Are you beginning to grasp the immensity of people, places and things we take for granted? Do you, like me, assume everything in our lives will always be there?
Let’s make that happen. How? Through Gratitude. Georg Simmel calls gratitude “the moral memory of mankind.” By being grateful for what we have, we become aware or mindful of our state of being and our state of living.
Gratitude is “a feeling of appreciation and thanks. It is the state of being grateful” according to Webster’s Dictionary. Robert Emmons says, “It’s an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we’ve received.” He goes on to say, “We recognize the sources of this goodness is outside ourselves. We acknowledge that other people and higher powers [GOD] gave us many gifts, big and small, to help us achieve the goodness in our lives. It requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”
That is the goal: to be in “the state of being grateful.” Why? Because of its multitude of benefits.
Here are just 7 of the many scientifically documented benefits of gratitude.
Brings happiness: practicing gratitude is the MOST RELIABLE METHOD FOR INCREASING HAPPINESS and life satisfaction. It boosts feelings of optimism, joy, pleasure, enthusiasm and other positive emotions.
Gratitude reduces anxiety and depression.
Health Benefits include: lowers blood pressure; strengthens the immune system; reduces illness symptoms; better sleep; boosts desire to exercise which improves health.
Grateful people are more resilient after traumatic events. They recover quicker and better.
strengthens relationships, making them closer, even romantic ones.
Grateful people are more compassionate.
Gratitude greatly improves our lives! So how do we get more of it?
Research shows practicing gratitude rewires our brain. Even if you are “naturally” a pessimist, if your brain screams “I can’t!”, “It’s impossible!” you can change with a little practice of 3 steps.
1. Name 3 things you are grateful for right now. Think about why you are thankful. Savor the feeling this appreciation creates. (If you are having trouble, think of what your life would be like if this “benefit” were removed.)
Name 3 objects or services
Name 3 people
Name 3 things about yourself for which you are grateful
Write a thank you / gratitude letter or note to someone. Mail or deliver it in person.
Give thanks to God as you walk, drive and live. See how many things you can give thanks for which God has provided.
Cultivate gratitude in others by asking them, “What 3 good things happened today?”
God loves grateful people. 23 verses in the Bible tell us to be thankful or grateful. He strongly warns us about evil talk such as complaining or gossiping about others. Think about it: did you get up this morning with the desire to seek out critical, complaining people? No! You probably put that on your ‘avoid-to-do’ list.
God wired us to be grateful, to exist in a state of gratitude. It’s our natural default. All the rest is learned behavior. If we learned it, we can unlearn it! Welcome to Thanks Living!
Imagine being awakened by a highway Patrolman at your door in the middle of the night. That’s what happened to Greg & Meri Bunsold. That’s how they learned their daughter had died in a auto accident in another state.
God Speed Ministry has opened the Bridge The Gap Fund to help them with the final expenses for their daughter. If you wish to help this couple during their time of sorrow, click this link. 100% of funds go to their expenses. Or you can give through the God Speed Ministry App. Just click on the Give Tab.