Archive for March, 2012


Well first I will voice my thoughts on what a good leader is and what are good leadership characteristics and then we wil turn to the King James version of the bible and see what it says as well as what the Webster’s dictionary has to say as far as definition.

My opinion on what the good leader is and what are good charicteristics are as follows,

1) Godliness

2) morality

3)honesty

4)integraty

5) a charitable or giving heart

6)meekness

7) compassion

Now these are just a few that came to mind for me and as far as my opinion is concerned however, It is not totally my opinion that is what I am worried about but more or less it is God’s opinion of me and what he thinks of me that I am most worried about and everything else to that is secondary. We live in a society that says as long as I look good in publice everything I do at home is my business and only mine, however God is watching everything we do and hearing everything we say and knowing our deepest thoughts and knowing what is in our hearts. He is all knowing, all loving and everything else and he sees what we do and knows what we are about and we should take that into consideration and read his word everyday to ensure we are walking in his  path, as leaders we need to be more diligent in daily devotionals to God because it is truthfully the only way we will be good, Godly leaders, in our homes, work and anywhere else. Godly leadership doesn’t just start on Sunday morning and we snuff it out after church, as once said by a member of the Warlocks m/c  I am  a warlock 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So you mean Christian leaders shouldn’t take this and run with it heck I am and trust me I am down with learning how to be a more Godly leader with more understanding of the word of God in order to better take care of my family, friends and who ever else may cross my path.

Now for the definitions from the dictionary:

leader, someone who acts like a guide

given this definition  aren’t husbands as well as wives in a Christian marriage both supposed t be leaders, so they are supposed to act as guides for one another, like  a man is good with his hands so he would lead the wife in something like mechanic work on the car like oil changes , spark plugs you know some simple do it yourself things or house repairs, why? Because he may not be around when things go  wrong so then she is better equipped to handle the situation, just as wives are leaders in house keeping, cooking laundry, child rearing they are supposed to lead the husband in this so if they aren’t wround when things go wrong and need to be done the husband is better equipped to handle those situations.

Now when you add the God’s characteristics into this equation then you have two people who have this in common and will be equally yoked and equally equipped to handle life if something happens to one or the other person. What would they look like now? like this, they would both be physically, emotionally and spiritually capable of living life to it’s fullest relying on God for his divine guidance and not their family nor the government. and that is what life is all about. I know you are reading this going ok where is there a bible verse on leadership to tie this all in well here it is and here is two wonderful books on wisdom and leadership.

psalm 139 is a psalm of  the everlasting presence and power of God and  it is of the chief musician a psalm of David, and in this psalm there is a verse, it says, in the 24th  verse to lead him in in the way everlasting. Now don’t you think that if a husband teaches his wife how to do handy work and simple mechanics on the car and the wife teaches the man in the  area of good house keeping , cooking and what not don’t you think that these teachings along with the guidance of God would be everlasting?

there is a saying give me a fish and feed me for a day teach me to fish and you’ll feed me for a life time that does not mean the fisherman teaches a person to fish and stands around holding the person’s hand but can now leave because the person can get food for themselves now. This same concept is the same in what i just wrote about. The two books in the  bible are as follows.

1) leadership = Nehemiah

2) wisdom = proverbs

I hope you enjoyed this as always until next time keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

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This will be a little different than most of my posts but hope you like it.

There once was a biker he had tats to the hilt, long salt n pepper hair and a long beard and handle bar mustache, he rode an old 48 pan had a 21 degree rake and ape hanger handle bars it was kind of like the bike from the movie easyrider staring Henry Fonda. He would ride his bike all day long and hit the local watering holes( that’s biker talk for bars or beer joints) everyyone thought he was a club member but no one ever asked they would just stare at him as he ordered coke and read his paper. One day as he did his normal routine he was approached by a young kid who obviously just started riding and the kid said to him, ” hey old man you in a club or what what’s your deal you come in here order a coke and read your paper and say nothing to nobody”. The bibker quietly looked up and said ” son if you want to know my story look at the wrinkles on my face, the faded patches on my cut and you tell me where I have been and then maybe, just maybe you can tell me where  I am going.” The you boy happened to be a prospect ( a member waiting to get his probate patch for his probationary period in a club) for a 1% er  club and the boy said “I asked you a question old man now answer or get out”. The man put his paper down and showed scar after scar and each one was a story the first scars were holes in his wrists, the second were the hole in his side and third was the holes in his feet , he said now look at me son and listen to me good because I have told this story time and time again but few believe me and few walk the road I walk and I will tell you this story. he said ” these scare i wear i wear with pride because i gave my life and bore your sin, anything you do i paid for infull and through my name my Fther’s hope is that the world might be saved, the faded patch as the young kid looked closer at it said, (top rocker) king of kings(bottom rocker ) Lord of Lords, in the middle was a cross and on it a crown of thorns. That day a young biker’s life was changed and he was never the same again. Yousee when Jesus walked the face of the earth in the flesh he dressed like everyone else, so now if your a biker and see an old biker drinking a coke reading a paper and you ask him of his story you never know you may have just had a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, He walks among us and we never know how he will show up. He weeps because few choose to listen, and he rejooices when many choose to follow him. like I said this was a different type of article and I hope you liked it. While writing this i wept and had to walk away and ask Lord why do you put these particular word in my head and he answered and said so the readers will accept me and through your writing they may be saved.

So if you have never asked the lord into your life you can do so now just pray this prayer out loud and believe it with all your heart/

dear Lord I know that I am a sinner and without you I can do nothing, Lord I hear you knocking and I am answering your knock. come into my life that my sins maybe forgiven and through you I will become a new creature in Christ.

if you prayed this prayer  please let me know for I know the angels in Heaven will have one heck of a wing ding in your honor.

until next time keep the rubber side down and watch who you talk to it just may be Jesus Christ himself and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

I have been hearing a lot lately about people moaning and groaning about I want to retire , I want to retire. I just look at them and shake my head and say , ” you are wanting to retire, I may have to work til the day I die because the government says social security may not be there. however I have not read anywhere in the bible where it says we are to retire if that were the case I think God would have retired a long time ago. But the book I am reading by Dave Ramsey says we could retire without relying on the government to support out lazy butts. It is our responsibility to set up our own retirement and be sure we not only have enough to live on, also have enough in our store houses for our children, our children’s children and our children’s ,children’s children and leave the legacy of prosparity and the legacy of if you want it then borrow to get it. I have learned in the book I am reading and I am only ten chapters in that today’s society has taught us that debt is the way to go and I am here to tell you it is not the way to go, unless you like being a slave in a negative way then go for it you stand a 50/50 chance of either keeping what you worked hard for or losing everything you worked hard for. God commands us to tithe that is give the first 10% of your earnings not the left overs after you have done what you need and want to do and so you say oh gosh darn it I forgot here ya go God here is my scraps. I think only dogs eat scraps and God is not a dog so why treat him as such. If you buget this way pay God, pay me, bills bills bills and then what is left over is your fun money then you have it made and God will bless you. Now I am not one to talk because I have back slid a bunch on tithing and so I can honestly say I need to get back on track not because i may get more money, not because I may get a blessing, but because it is the right thing to do. In the bible there are at least 5 references to tithing and they are as follows, gen 28:10, levitocus 27:numbers 18:21 malacai 3:10 and mathew 23:23. We will see what each of them says and then I will let you the reader make your choice on to tithe or not to tithe.

genesis as i read it did not really understand what it had to do with tithing so i will list what lev says.And all the tithe of the land wether of seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree is the Lord’s ; it is holy unto the lord.now in this passage why do you think these things would be considered holy unto the Lord? Answer because it is of his creation and that of which is of his creation he considers holy.

numbers 18:21 says,and behold I have given the children of  Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service, which they serve even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation., this according to the notes in the bible means that tithing was now provided for the tribe of Levi as payment for their service. This to me indicates that they were given one tenth of earnings for their services.

Malachi 3:10 says to bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here with,saith the Lord of hosts, If I will not open the windows of Heaven and pour you  out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to recieve it.  Thi tells me that if we do what we are supposed to do then we will recieve blessings beyond our wildest imaginations and He promised them to us all we have to do is what we are supposed to do.

I am going to leave off tithing and tell you too beyond tithing we should give alms which is like to a charity or something after you have paid your tithe to the church or ministry in which you are fed in.

We should not just have one store house though we should have store houses. So let’s see we have a tithe store house, a savings store house a bills store house an alms store house and any other store house you desire to have.

As long as you put into these store houses and don’t over exceed your total income in the long run you will be glad you did. I am just learning this lesson and hopefully I will get it right.

until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

 

debt is there a way out?

Posted: March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

As in the title of this article debt is there a way out and according to the financial person my wife and I follow is YES. There are steps in getting out of financial bondage and God doesn’t like his children to be the slaves of the lender. I am learning lessons that in a way maybe  I am thankful to learn but in a way the stress stinks, but with my wife and I working as one productive unit we will pull through the tough times and once we have control of our money and not our money controlling us we will have one heck of a testimony no doubt about it. lessons I am learning is how important it is to save now for the long run, like an endurance runner normally doesn’t take off sprinting he will pace himself for the long haul and then sprint to the finish line the key is not to get too ahead of yourself and keep your eye on God who will provide everything you need to endure the hardship of learning a lesson. The book I am reading is called financial peace by Dave Ramsey and he breaks everything down in simple to do steps and terms to understand. He also teaches you biblical principles and why they are important and most importantly how to properly apply them to your life along with lessons he learned through his financial crisis. This book wasn’t written by some dude fresh out of college with a degree in the theology of money he has personally experiance it first hand and both he and his wife tell their tale and how they dealt with this growing issue in America today. The lord has put it on my heart to get on board with this deal because i know in the long run it will pay off. I read four to five chapters a night at work and the lord shows me how this will all work out and shows me how to be patient in this test for he is the one ultimately in control if you allow him to be. All I need to do is follow these steps in his books and apply the biblical principles and yeah it may be hard at first but once it becomes habit for me it will then become easier and easier before my wife and I know it , it will just be a normal part of our everyday life. So go and check out Dave Ramsey’s website and see what the lord may unlock in your financial future as my wife and I have started to see. until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo

Annual Public and Private Foreign Debt (as per...

Annual Public and Private Foreign Debt (as percentage of Gross Domestic Product) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A BIKER’S SERMON

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Now i know what you are going to say a sermon this is supposed to be a blog, well not this time. You see I am an ordained minister and God has put me here in this blogging site or what have you to learn how to write sermons and parallel the Bible to what is going on in the world today in order for people to have an understanding of it. This message and parallel was divinely given to me at work by God and i didn’t forget the words and started putting ink on paper and here is what I came up with so let me know what you think.

Let me start by saying bikers are a breed all our own, we are known as a multitude of things, modern day cowboys, trouble makers,scooter trash. what ever the public comes up with however the AMA ( American Motorcycle Association) he wait that could be a spin off from the Garth Brooks hit contact your local American honky tonk Bar Association ……… I dunno I am just kidding. But according to the ama there are two classes of bikers, only two? I would thing there are more than that but nope guess these guys only know how to count to 2, but then again there are people out there who only count like this 1,2,10 lol. Ok enough kidding lets dig deep into what God gave me last night.

We have all seen bikers especially now thanks in part to the history channels gang land, how ever that show is actually a missconception to what is true because I think there are more possitives than negatives but the public likes to see the bad boys and what always happens to the bad boy they go to jail. So it sells and gets ratings  I watch the show and wonder how much is true and how much is made up myself. but any how we have all seen bikers either on the road or on t.v. we have seen them and they wear different clothes with big 3 piece patches on their backs and different patches all over in which they have earned in one way shape or form. I am not knocking this as a supporter for the Disciples of Thunder Motorcycle Ministry I am sure we get our share of rewards for good deeds. But have you looked at it this way. There are good rewards and there is GREAT rewards. what is the difference? Good rewards are given on earth GREAT is your reward in Heaven.

Many things go into consideration when prospecting for clubs depending on the club’s by-laws or rules if you will, But there is only one thing you have to do in order to get your name written in the lamb’s book of life and that is simply ask Jesus Christ to come into your life and be your lord and savior and let him know you recognize that he died on the cross for your sins and rose on the third day with all your heart mind and soul you must believe this, just like you would believe the club and what it stands for while you were prospecting.

Now the bikes how could one compare motorcycles to God well simple, a motorcycle is said to be an extension of one’s personality but does that mean the bike and the person look like each other? Answer NO, I don’t have two wheels on my body or spokes no. But the things that go into the bike are reflective of the rider’s personality. When God said Lets make man in our own image in Genesis 1:26.So does the bike builder or the rider. Now i bet you are going to say well that’s nice but I have seen bikes sputter and smoke and squeak and do all sorts of weird things and the rider can;t fix it at least not always. Well guess what, we can’t always fix ourselves either. I mean we can improve on certain things that are simple but the more complicated things that we can’t change well like the bike who better to figure out why the bike is acting weird than the one who made and engineered the ride and the same goes for us who better to figure out our weirdness and actions and who better to know how to fix them, change or what ever to make something good come out than something bad keep on going than the one who engineered us which is God. we are mad in his image from the inside out and just like a biker knows his custom ride and has poured his blood sweat and tears into it and can tell normality from abnormality thus so can our creator the one and true living God. God like the custom builders of our rides knows us from our deepest innards to our out side appearance. and just like we get to know our mechanics who wrench on our bikes if we can’t do it ourself, God wants to know us even deeper than we could ever know our mechanic. So until next time when you ride think of these words and as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you. Now don’t just go to another blog or go on your way scroll down and if you have not asked Christ into your life there is no better time to do so than the present because our future is not a sure thing.

pray this prayer out loud and Jesus and God will here your voice and answer you and the angels will have the biggest party in your honor as your name is written in the lamb’s book of life.

God I know you are real. I thank you for being in the wind with me even before I ask. Thank you for your son JESUS, who dided for me. Forgive me of my sins for I truly repent and turn to you. JEUS i ask now to come into my heart that we might ride together daily. I dedicate myself to you  and will serve you. Thank you God for my salvation, amen.

now if you prayed this prayer i encourage you to write me and let me know that you did and i will pray for you on the daily and let me know how it changed your life . I will eventually put a testimonial page up and you will be able to send me your testimonies and i will post them. Also I encourage you to find a church where you feel God ha led you . If you are in the Fort Lauderdal, Florida area i go to calvary of ft lauderdale they also have an online service and other things at http://www.calvaryftlauderdale.com go check it our it is really cool. until next time ,God bless.


Ever hear bikers talking about bikes and mention a basket case?  Wonder what one is ? Allow me to give you the low down on the biker chatter. A basket case is basically a motorcycle with most of the parts but may not run due to some main parts that are missing or put in the motor wrong or any number of other issues. Well we as the creation of God could be considered God’s basket case. I got this after readin’ a book written by Sonny Barger a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club. The story was called Nan’s basket case where she bought a pan head which was missing parts or had parts put in backwards and it took time and money to get the bike in runnong condition. Sometimes biker perfer these because they can modify them into an extension of their personality and  be as one with the bike knowing the in’s and out’s ,nuts and bolts, why it won’t run and everything else in between. Well I think we can say man kind is the same with God, he knows what makes us tick and as we go along in life he is constantly modifying us into his own image as he did when he created Adam in Genesis . We are if you will God’s basket case we have our corks and what not but as we strive to be like him we are being sculpted to perfection as the basket case motorcycle is being done by the owner the only difference is with a motorcycle you can almost pin point the time it may take to finish it but with God the time we reach perfection is when we get to heaven and are given our glorified body which will have no imperfection nor blemish we will have reached perfection through the grace of God and not by our own work because it takes his grace and his help to get us to change into his image. This is my take on the children of God. Until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you.

Rambo


I listened to a message by Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministry and his message was staying on track and I am using the same scriptures he used in his sermon and putting my own thoughts to it so this is credited to Dr. Charles Stanley.

Let’s say we are riding our bikes to Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual bike week the biggest in the country aside from Daytona Bike Week and we see a place that looks kind of cool so we stop there rather than pas it on by and end up not making it to Sturgis for one reason or another wouldn’t that be a shame to not make it to a place where we may have brought multiple people to Christ because we wanted to have fun? Well the same goes for us in our walk with God we get side tracked or come short of our destination and we often times pay dearly for doing so . We live with the regret that I could have or I should have and it bothers us to no end, here is how to keep our bikes heading down the road that God wants us to and remaining  on course with the exception of fuel stops ( weekly church)

1) make daily prayer and meditation a priority, time with God is more important than anything else we may have planned. Psalm 1:1-3 says,blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,nor stand in the way of sinners,nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful,2)but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in the law doth he meditate day and night.3)and he shall be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water,that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, His leaf also shall not wither,and what so ever he doeth shall prosper. this is saying to meditate day and night on the Holy scriptures and listen to what God wants for you to do and you should do this day and night.

we should also obey God and leave what ever consequences come our way to him and this maybe easier said than done but if the bible tells us to do this in Romans 8:29 , Which says, for whom he did foreknow he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the first born among many brethren. We as children of God were not predetined to go to Hell for which he did not make for us but for that of lucifer and his co-horts  we were predestine to be conformed into the image of Christ and not to the image of our government not led like sheeple by an ungodly leadership.

We must have full trust in God with all our hearts knowing beyond the shadow of a doubt that he has our back in proverbs 3:5 it states, trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not into thine own understanding, so we are to lean towards understanding God not guessing so if there is question ask and it will be answered maybe not in our time but in God’s time never the less he will answer. this brings me to another thing, WAIT.

Waiting is hard it requires patience and I have always said if I wanted patience I would have been a doctor but patience allows us to learn stamina and with out stamina we are out of gas.Psalm 27:14 says , wait on the Lord be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart:wait I say on the Lord.

we were also given the promise of the Holy Spirit in John 14:16-18 it says,and I will pray upon the Father and he shall give you another comforter that he may abide with you forever,17)Even the spirit of truth whom the world can not receive because it seeth him not,neither knoweth him, but ye know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you,18)I will not leave you comfortless:I will come to you. this was Jesus talking to the disciples prior to his death as their hearts were troubled.

in paul’s letter to the Romans he wrote in verses 38-39, for I am persuaded that neither death,nor life,nor angels,nor principalities,nor powers,nor things present,nor things to come.39)nor height,nor depth,nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus. So as children of God he loves us unconditionally and when we need to be punished he does it out of love not to be mean.  And since my destination is Heaven I know in psalm 103:19 he says,The Lord hath prepared his throne in the Heavens and his kingdom ruleth over all. You see in this last scripture as log as we keep our eyes on God the father along the highways and byways fulfilling the great commission God loves us, and will show us the way and will help us obey his every command as we should do this out of love for the Father and not because we may get some reward, the best reward is a soul won over to the kingdom of Heaven.

until next time as always keep the rubber side down and may God richly bless you

Rambo