Rusty James, in addition to being a songwriter and musician, is the host of The Ride Podcast. Come along during his daily commute and get a fresh perspective on life, love and our true purpose within the culture of today.
The Ride - 258 - Making the point to make a point
Rusty looks at a few instances when simple actions made with intent created much more than the sum of the parts. Being reminded of the deliberate action of Christ to bring about abundant life should be a catalyst to actively follow Him and live out a life that though requiring faith to see, still brings about God's perfected plan at all points along the path.
The Ride - 257 - Spanked
Sometimes we need a burst of God-inspired reality in the midst of our self-pity. Rusty is in smackdown mode, dishing out the encouragement with the reminder that we already have the victorious life regardless of what the surrounding voices might tell us. So... get ready to receive what you need today and by the end of it, I'm pretty sure you'll say... Thank you sir, may I have another!
The Ride - 256 - Removing the Brace - Part 2
Rusty shares a few thoughts about our ministry to the family and how we should remember that our family members will each have different needs. God knows this and provides us the appropriate help to us so that we can provide the appropriate help to them. Continuing on yesterday's theme of removing the brace, we should also be reminded that maturity requires walking through things when we may not feel ready, but the braces needs to come off so that God's strength can be released in our walk and ensure scar tissue does not hinder us down the road.
The Ride - 255 - Removing the Brace
Rusty fills you in on what has gone on in the last 12 weeks since the podcast went dark. Focusing on what he has considered is a true accomplishment, Rusty relives a bit of a personal struggle that has little to do with a leg injury and more to do with properly preparing for the adulthood of children. Come get encouraged if you face the coming prospect of "removing the brace."
The Ride - 254 - The Fire Zone
Rusty looks at how our mind and emotions can get overwhelmed due to past hurts and failures. As we look at what Christ did on the cross, we choose to alter our gaze and focus on this completed work and the new life His Holy Fire brings forth when given permission to destroy the power of the dead things - in the Fire Zone.
The Ride - 253 - The Crushing and the Relief Valve
Rusty recalls a very special message from T.D. Jakes about the crushing issues of life and how to understand why they happen and how to approach these events that seem to defy God's victorious plan for our life. Could it be that in these times of testing our dependence upon God grows stronger - helping us fulfill His ultimate calling for our life?
Link to T.D. Jakes conversation with Steven Furtick at Elevation Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzP23Zti-YI