The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries

by Rev. Don Rivers

  Sometimes in life we are ridiculed, rumors are told about us by people who donít know the truth or even care about the truth. Paul Harvey has made a living by telling ďthe rest of the story.Ē Are people jumping to conclusions all around us without regard for the truth? Who knows and who doesnít know. Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  In racing we put up with rumors all the time. The truth sometimes is ignored, rarely is the truth proclaimed or believed. As Christians it is important to know that we are people who seek the truth, accept the truth and honor the truth. When we are faced with things that are not true, things that seek to tear people down, innuendo or rumor, we need to stand up. We should not participate in or promote the rumor mill.

  Many of us have been the victim of rumors, had things told about us that were not true. The people who have respect for us take the time to find the truth. They make contact with us. They get to the truth; I heard this, whatís going on?Ē We all have had to defend ourselves against someoneís words that were full of false accusations, things we didnít even know were going on.

  Recently the ministry has had that happen to us, some people have made the assumption that we own the RV used for our Hospitality Center at some events. We do not own the RV. Two dedicated Christian servants have generously donated their time and RV to support our efforts. Steve and Trudy Craig have been a blessing to us and those we serve.

  It seems to go with the racing deal, this team is doing that, that team is bending the rules, their cheating. You ever notice rumors are not about doing good things. Anytime there is a question in a race about it you wonder, what really is the truth?

  As those who say they represent Christ we should be looking to get things off on the right foot. We should be looking to encourage, not tear down. We need to find the truth and use that to squash all the rumors, remove the misinformation out there. I encourage you that when you are confronted with rumors and accusations take the time to learn the truth, embrace the truth and build your life on that foundation.

John 14:6, Jesus told him, ďI am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.

  That means that if you want to build your life on the truth, on the foundation that doesnít move, then Jesus is that truth. Jesus is where you have to come to rest. You can search the world over, everywhere, trying to find that foundation, that truth, but you wonít find it in anyone else but Jesus.

  In a speech given by Frank Peretti he talks about the society in which we live. A society where the truth has no foundation, it has wheels. The truth is different depending on each situation. Peretti says that is false, we cannot move forward as a society if the truth has wheels. There is absolute truth, there has to be.

  I know in racing we want to put wheels on everything, but the truth should not have wheels. There has to be an absolute, this is always right and this is always wrong. The truth is always the truth or society has nothing to build on. Think about it, if the truth is a moving target, where do we stand? If the truth has wheels we will not have a stable foundation to build our lives on.

  What if we ran a race and then changed the rules after it was finished. I know some of you out there thinks that happens quite a bit. Some of the skeptics think different teams have different rules. What if at the end of the race they decided to change the number of laps? Letís say we ran 150 but the winner is the team that was leading at lap 125. The rules changed because we wanted things to turn out a certain way. This is just an illustration of how the truth can have wheels. If we donít know what the truth is it is hard to depend on anything. We race based on the rules. When we donít win based on the rules we have to deal with it, we donít change them to suit our needs.

  In a recent blog Peretti writes, ďThe truth still stands: honor God, and you will truly and assuredly see positive results in your life. Maybe you wonít get all the instant, heart-tuggy turnarounds our hero does, but your life, your relationships, your innermost being, will most certainly benefit, and who knows? God just might decide to give you a few blessings along the way. In addition, what families are not going to benefit from a good dose of faith and hope that are more than just nebulous words but founded in a living, personal Source?Ē

  The truth is the right foundation in life, things are always right and always wrong. If we pretend that this is not so, that we can do what we want then we are fooling ourselves. Then our life is built on something other than truth, it is built on a lie.

  I would like to challenge you to get this season off on the right foot, the truth. We also need to commit to squash every false rumor we hear. We cannot ignore falsehood and hope it goes away. It takes on a life of its own.

  God said this is life, I created it and this is the way to lead the best life. The only foundation that is stable, the only foundation that will withstand the challenges and trials we face, the only truth, is Jesus Christ. Think about that this week. God Bless, Rev. Don

  Until next time, remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue this ministry. Thank You.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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Source: Rev Don Rivers / Racing With Jesus Ministries
Posted: April 25, 2017

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