Phillipians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Don’t you just love this, Scripture? Paul writing to us, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. At first glance I’m thinking only Jesus could be all these things, but Paul is encouraging us to be all these things. That is what Christian means to be Christ like. That is exactly what I like about working with all the partners we have here at Lonesome Road Ministries. Men and women who are striving to be Christ like. Roger Barkley Jr. and his wife Dianna and Chuck & Rhonda Helms are perfect examples of this verse. All four have come onboard as Road Chaplains for our Channel 21 Ministries program. They are a joy to work with in ministry and they travel all over spreading the Good News! Since coming on board they have helped us take this ministry to the next level.
The Collector Card you see above is Roger’s testimony that we recorded here at the radio station a few months ago. These cards, along with the radio station that Roger has helped get started, are taking the ministry to the next level. When I told Roger what I wanted to do with the cards he loved the idea and jumped right on it and had them designed faster than I could send the pictures and bio info for the backs. We now have 13 cards and plan on trying to produce 6-8 more each month. So if you would like to have some of the cards to collect or to pass on to family, friends, and neighbors, just let us know and we will make sure you get as many as you would like.
If we have your testimony or preaching on one of our CD’s we need you to send us a good picture & bio to make a card for you. Please do not worry about your CD’s though, we plan to continue to produce CD’s as long as there is a demand for them.
Please listen to this CD and you will hear Roger and the Redemption Band, and listen to the message I have on this CD.
It is a challenge for all of us to Think God! Just like the movie that George Burns played God in back several years ago. I loved those movies and every time they come on I have to sit and watch them.
So that’s my challenge for to you today! THINK GOD! What if we started our day with God. What if we started our day in prayer talking to God. What if we included God in our daily routine and include God in every decision that we have to make throughout the day. We just might be surprised just how good our day will go.
God loves us and cares about us! He is right around the corner waiting to hear from you, to help you get out of whatever difficulty you find yourself in today. Spend some time with Jesus today and THINK GOD. Ask God, Lord what would you have me do today? You just might be surprised at what God has planned for you today! God has a wide open door to His presence if we will only walk through it!
What started out as only a dream has come to pass as Lonesome Road Ministries has it’s very own radio station. We are now able to broadcast our radio programs 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. March of 2022 God planted this dream in me and I shared this dream with Roger Barkley,Jr just a couple weeks later and he said ,”No problem, we can make that happen!” I said “really!” He said “Yes” I have got several radio stations up and running I can do the same for you by the Conference time in June.
This year we launched Lonesome Road Radio at our conference. And yes, we do have apps for you to download. Just go to your app store on your phone and look for Lonesome Road Ministries Radio. We are just getting started so we have yet to broadcast any live programs, but I know it is in our future. We plan on having a variety of our Lonesome Road partners to have a program on the station. Roger is working on a program and so is Joe Arview. We also plan on airing our home church, Orchardville Church services on our station. You just never know what’s going to happen when you, Think God!
For generations, people have dressed in their Sunday-best clothes to go to church. On arriving home, they place their Sunday-best neatly back into the closet – not to be worn again until the next service.
Often as Christians, we can be guilty of putting on church-personalities as we would our Sunday-best clothes. When in a Christian environment, we are bubbly, friendly and seemingly without a care in the world. We use the right spiritual words and catch-phrases and all our actions are carefully pious. But as soon as we arrive home, we take off our ‘Sunday-best-personality’ and put on our normal hang-ups such as discouragement, guilt, resentment and depression.
We should consider why we do this and who we are fooling. Though we should always put on our best-manners when in public, God has commanded our life be without hypocrisy. God sees and knows us as we really are – we can’t fool Him with our church-going personality. Remember, just because our fellow Christians think highly of us, doesn’t mean God does.
We should free ourselves from wearing those itchy fake personalities. We gain nothing of value by fooling our peers and it’s usually the very thing that stops us from having an honest relationship with both them and God.
Let Love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Romans 12:9.
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I logged over 4 million miles as a truck driver from 1972 - 2007 and I have written a lot of it in my songs. God has taken me off the road and put me into full time ministry, but I still have a heart for all you drivers out there.