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here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ”  How to Deal with Loneliness and Develop Meaningful Friendships”

here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” How to Deal with Loneliness and Develop Meaningful Friendships”

October 23, 2019

Bill Clinton says it's his favorite song. It's a Beatle's classic still played 50 years after its debut. It strikes a chord with multitudes because we so identify with its theme.

"Ah, look at all the lonely people / Ah, look at all the lonely people."

The spotlight shines on an aging woman then transitions to an unappreciated pastor.

"All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?"

She dies. "Nobody came." He officiates, then meanders away.

"All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?"

How could you not guess the memorable "Eleanor Rigby"?

A century before, Henry David Thoreau captured the same issue of loneliness. He stated, "The mass of humanity lead lives of quiet desperation."

From a biblically informed perspective, we know there are three basic needs of humankind:

  1. Transcendence: reaching beyond physical to spiritual.

  2. Significance: having purpose in life.
  3. Relationship: having human connectivity/friendship.
Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Over 50 Years One Message Helped People Most”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Over 50 Years One Message Helped People Most”

October 14, 2019

God calls us to renew our mind (Rom.12:2), meditate (say repetitively; "chew the cud") and bring "every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2Cor.10:5).  "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (Rom. 10:8).

When we delight to spend time daily in His Presence we discover "Those who seek the Lord will lack no good thing" (Ps.34:10). When we incorporate into that time the declaration of faith-building verses, our confidence grows in who we are and what we have in Christ.  "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).

Overcomers learn to vanquish defeatist, negative thoughts as we train ourselves to resist temptation, accusation and condemnation as Jesus did by boldly declaring, "It is written!" (Matt. 4). We don't accept Satan's estimation of ourselves and our situations but agree with God to discover our destiny. "Do two people walk together, if they have not agreed?" (Amos 3:3).

"Sow a thought – reap an act. Sow an act - reap a habit. Sow a habit – reap a lifestyle. Sow a lifestyle – reap a destiny!"

Here’s My Take with Kenneth Mitchell “Victory, Faith, Boldness, Health, and Destiny”

Here’s My Take with Kenneth Mitchell “Victory, Faith, Boldness, Health, and Destiny”

October 14, 2019

I am taking this reading today from a good friend of mine, Larry Tomczak. I do a weekly podcast with Larry called Here's The Deal with Larry Tomczak and I was so encouraged by this article today that I had to share it with you and hoping it would encourage you in whatever it is that yu might be going through today. 

This is a collage of scriptures that are placed together to remind of us of what God has to say about Victory, Faith, Boldness, Health, and Destiny.

So knowing that there are people that I can reach that he cannot, I wanted to share a part of a message that he brings to people to encourage them in their walk and this is my hope as well today.

Please share with others and encourage them.

Blessings and Favor to all of you.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Trump Keeps Promises - We Keep Praying”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Trump Keeps Promises - We Keep Praying”

October 7, 2019

"Our country could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of lies and the media."  - Franklin Graham

I will soon gather in the DC area with other board members for Intercessors for America. I've been privileged to serve with this team for almost 45 years. Our mission: to see God's purposes for America fulfilled through sustained prayer and Spirit-led obedience. 

 

God's Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their  behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1-4 New Living Translation).

 

As hysteria and drumbeats intensify among Trump-hating Democrats and some Republicans to try and finally remove the President from office, an urgent call to prayer is critical. The severity of what's happening must be grasped as dangerous forces are at work that can be devastating to America.