Monthly Archive: August 2015

Strengthen Your Entire Being Corinthians 6:19-20  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Dear Readers,
I have been working out my body for the past 18 months.  I have been working out my spirit, mind and soul for 33 months.  In time, I came to realize how important it is to strengthen one’s entire being.  God created a beautiful and complex machine in the human being.  All of us are truly amazing.  Praise God!  I have come to realize that clean living through healthy habits strengthens not only ourselves but our relationship with God.  It makes us better human beings and better servants.  To optimize our relationship with God and each other, we need to strengthen our entire being.  When I work out and break a sweat, I can feel the toxins leaving my body through my pores.  I can feel the clean energy entering my body and the bad energy being expelled.  At the end, I get such a calmness about me.  I feel relaxed and energized at the same time.  I find it to be the perfect state of mind to meditate on the Word and praise God.  We must remember that our spirit is like a muscle also.  We must work every part of our being.   (more…)

All We Need Is JESUS

Randall Daluz - My Chains Are GoneRomans 8:38-39  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Dear Readers,
I currently have nothing when it comes to the material world.  In the free world, I had too much at times, though none of it ever seemed like it was enough.  I still felt empty.  I did not stop and realize that even 1% of what I had was more than the majority of the people in the third world have.  By their standards, I was very wealthy.  You see, I was spiritually empty; which means I never felt fulfilled.  Presently, I am in solitary confinement – physically.  I sleep on a thin mat placed atop a concrete slab; locked in a dull, cold and drab cage.  I have no physical possessions.  Not even the pen I am writing with is my own.  My physical movement is so restricted that anytime I leave my cage, I am in chains on my hands and feet.  I am chained even to use the phone or shower.  Thus, not even the movements I make are my own.  My physical life is dictated by my captors.  Yet, I am more free and more wealthy than I have ever been.  I have everything I need; For I have Jesus with me.  My captors cannot dictate my relationship with Christ.  They cannot chain or arrest it.  I own my relationship with my LORD.  It belongs to Jesus and I.  We are partners.  We are going to get through this together.  You see, they think that they have me in solitary confinement, but the joke is on them.  Yes sir, it is… because there is nothing solitary about my confinement.  There is nothing solitary about my life.  Do you know why?  Because JESUS is with me every step of the way.  Hallelujah!  Praise His Name!  When you have a relationship with Christ, no one can take it away.  No one can change it.  I still have joy in my heart. (more…)

Solid As A Rock

Randall Daluz - The Solid RockLuke 6:46-49  “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?  Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.  But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell.  And the ruin of that house was great.”

Dear Readers:  Today is my first day of prison.  As I expected, I am in the super-max.  They say it is for my safety.  They have put me on the most restrictive level.  For now, I am being confined to my cell for 24 hours a day.  I am not allowed to use the telephone – which they say is for my safety.  I am only allowed to shave once a week and I can only shower 3 times a week.  My cell is small and as I look around, I can feel the suffering and loneliness which has no doubt been endured by many, many men.  There are blood stains on the ceiling, walls and floor.  They are signs of the depravity, which becomes some men, when their loneliness and pain overtakes them.  I am not, nor do I intend to be one of those men.  You see, I possess something that they do not have – the love of Christ.  The Lord is my Rock.  HE is solid.  I have built my house of faith upon Him.  Thus, my faith is secure and shall not fail me. (more…)