Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sit back and enjoy the ride!!

A friend and I are conversing about God’s action and revelations
in our lives, and the amazing blessing for all who open their heart, mind, and soul to Christ Jesus. The Godly friend writes:

I think it’s such a blessing when He allows us to see Him working. We don’t always get to see it…whether He isn’t ready to reveal what He’s doing, or whether we’re so caught up in our own stuff that we are blind to it….it’s awesome when we do get to see. Sit back and enjoy the ride!!

“Sit back and enjoy the ride‼” Multiple layers of wisdom exist in this advise‼ Below are a few of ideas. I invite you to make a list of additional insights you observe in this statement.

  1. Sit back

a. How true, attempting to row upstream against God is idiotic
b. Sitting back is body language exuding confidence – Faith is confidence in the Lord
c. Careabout others
d. Anticipate needs of others and yourself
e. Observe
f. Think
g. Converse
h. Be Authentic
i. Laugh
j. Extinguish flaming arrows with Faith (Ephesians 6:16)

2. And

a. A connective conjunction
b. Includes both the preceding and following commands

3. Enjoy

a. When God is the captain, we should enjoy the journey
b. 1 Thessalonians says being Joyful in all things is part of God’s Will for us in Christ Jesus
c. Observation often yields enjoyment
d. Joy is often missed from selfishness and worry. i.e. Lack of Love and Faith
e. Life is short, make the most of it
f. Create memories we eagerly to recall and share
g. Godly enjoyment yields attraction in all facets

4. The

a. Specifies THIS Ride
b. Illustrates the intentionality of the Ride, as opposed to a random Ride
c. The specific focus of the statement is to be duplicated in our lives.

5. Ride

a. Life is an adventure
b. Life is moving forward
c. God is moving us forward, although the scenery at times lacks variance
d. Rides are often shared with others; life is composed of relationships of varying levels.
e. God is the vehicle
f. We are to climb aboard, Trusting His driving
g. Be Joyful, Thankful, and Praiseful of YOUR vehicle chosen for you by Him.

God the Father, Jesus Christ His Son and the Holy Spirit, the Creator of all; knew you before He formed you in womb (Jeremiah 1:5), and has
amazing plans for your life.

Open your heart, mind and soul to God, trusting in Him with confessing
and repenting your sins; denouncing selfishness, greed, envy, lust, doubt and all sin in your life. Pray to and listen for God’s voice in your life.

Trust God in 2012: Sit back and enjoy the ride!!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!


Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.
(402) 984-1586 (cell)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Truth and Resolutions

Truth, desire, vision and love are parameters of greatness. Encouraging, or rebuking, those lacking these is like sorting cattle without a fence.

See Christ, Believe Christ and Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Grateful = Greatfull

Grateful precedes and yields Greatfull.

Greatness begins with Gratitude!

Gratitude responds with faith, belief, action and achievement. Conversely, Proverbs states, "The complacency of fools will destroy them.

Expounded thoughts of this topic are published later this evening.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Heart Knowledge

Have you pondered a runner’s internal monitors of effort?

Coach Lyle Claussen during the 1990s lists the University of Nebraska-Kearney men’s cross country team weekly workouts on the bulleting in the hall way of the physical education building.

Adjacent to mileage, Lyle writes “easy,” “moderate,” or “hard,” whether morning or afternoon. Lyle provided my marathon training regimen in similar format.

Are you pondering how UNK runners’ and I discern “easy,” “moderate” and “hard”? Effort defines these relative terms; additionally conditioning and pace substantially correlate with these relative definitions. Previous workouts and mileage along with other factors contribute as well.

Logging vast mileage fine tunes and synchronizes the runner’s heart and mind. We discern our heart rate of 120 (easy), 150 (moderate) or 180+ (hard) beats per minute. Time and mileage enable monitoring; focus synthesizes data.

Focus synchronizes heart and mind!

In the late 1990s, a few runners began wearing heart rate monitors. Upon moving to Dallas August 2011, cognizance displays numerous runners wearing heart rate monitors. Why are an abundance of people, runners, unable to discern their heart rate?

Is our technologically dependent, fast paced world, fracturing our heart-mind synchronization?

Does this same phenomenon facture our discernment of the Holy Spirit in their lives? The NIV Bible uses “heart” or “hearts” roughly eighty times. If we are to “set your heart on things above,...” (Colossians 3:1), along with discerning those things God writes on our hearts (2 Corinthians 3), we are to “dwell in your heart through faith” does are heart-mind synchronization need fine tuning?

Focus synchronizes heart and mind in Christ.

Are you focusing on your relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit? Are you focusing on the pure word of God, who is Jesus Christ? Are you focusing on synchronizing your mind with God’s will written on your heart?

When my mind-heart synchronization is near perfection, I am in full tune of my body, soul and mind, as well as those around me.

The focus is on the Holy Spirit!

A Holy Spirit focus and resulting synchronization with our mind, produces thoughts, actions and words from and correlating directly to scripture, God’s pure word.

Focus on your Holy Spirit filled heart and mind!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Amazement imprints memory. Be amazed with Life! Find reasons for Amazement. You are remembered by the Seeds of Amazement you Plant, Fertilize, apply Negativacide, Irrigate and help Harvest in others' lives.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

How much is too much, or enough?

How much is too much, or enough? The amount at which the pendulum of reliance swings from Christ to self.

When faith in others or self, exceeds faith in God; we have too much faith in self and others.

Friday, November 25, 2011


The value of a compliment is directly related to the value of the giver.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Soul Agronomist

My passion and desire are conveying God’s message to the Market Place.

I am a “Soul Agronomist.” An agronomist works with producers in determining the proper cultivation, seed, pesticides, irrigation and recommending BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES for optimized profit. God makes the crops grow (1Cor.3:7).

A “Soul Agronomist” assists in cultivating, planting, protecting, watering and recommending BEST BIBLICAL PRACTICES for optimizing one’s walk with Christ. The Holy Spirits causes soul germination and growth (1Cor. 2:14).

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thoughts for the Day

Thoughts for the day:

Vision is the nitroglycerin of motivation!

Truth is independent of agreement.

Grief is Proportionate to Value.

~Rick E. Meyer

Monday, October 24, 2011

Home Runs & Christ

The Sunday School leader on Sunday shared that he sat adjacent to the Cardinal's wives and kids at the World Series Saturday night. When Pujol hit his first home run, his son continued playing his computerized game, viewing it as an everyday occurrence.

How many kids, including when we were children, are/were oblivious to parents' amazing achievements in their walk with Christ? Do/did we fully appreciate parents' day to day honesty, intergrity, genorosity, forgiveness, mercy, faith and love?

Do these exceed a home run in the World Series?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Your Example ?

During the fall sports seasons, many fans expect great achievements from their favorite high school, college and professional teams.

In the mid-1990s while living in Nebraska; I led "Prayers of the People" before the congregation of a relatively large church. Most expected their beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers to win yet another National Championship in football.

My last prayer remained simple: Lord, help us expend our efforts and strive for excellence in our own lives to reach the national level of success we expect of our favorite teams.

If the members of your favorite team followed your example of effort, discipline and excellence; would they achieve your expected level of success for them?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer


22 October 2011

Today’s workout consists of two miles of warm-up, and four repetitions of five minute runs with three minutes of jog run to recover. After completing the first five minute run, I removed my shirt. This was once as common on warm days as tying the shoe laces on the shoes.

The purpose of removing the shirt is keeping my body temperature lower, enhancing the ability to run fast. As my weight increased and my abdominal muscles lost form, I discontinued removing my shirt.

I became more concerned of someone seeing my real, undefined, un-honed stomach, than staying cool; thus kept it covered.

My abdominal muscles are once again visibly tuned or honed, although necessary improvement remains. Today my shirt is off during the run as my abdominal muscles, thus I am no longer ashamed for their public revealing.

We lack any need to cover our well tuned and well defined core muscles. Only when they lack clear, concise definition do we desire covering them up in public.

Once again, our core, abdominal, muscles are reflective of our core beliefs and values. When our values and beliefs lack Biblical definition, we tend to cover them up. We are inauthentic.

When our core values and beliefs are well honed, tuned and highly correlated with the Christian Bible, the Spirit of Truth; we gladly reveal our self. We are eagerly authentic.

Removing one’s shirt while running in the warm and hot air enhances achievement. Similarly, removing all false coverings, fully exposing our authentic self enhances our relationship with Christ.

Enhancing our relationship with God: Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; enhances relationships with those with whom we regularly interact.

Authenticity, fully revealing our core values, is tuning our heart, mind and soul with God: Father, Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit; obediently and lovingly living his Word.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Spiritual Abs

22 October 2011

“Why am I running so slowly, regardless of increased training?”

Despite increased training, stretching for increased flexibility and apparent leg turnover at a respectable rate, my pace is slow.

“Why is my stride length so short?”

I continually ponder these and other questions, seeking improvement. Enjoyment of running is nearly proportional to my capable pace.

I moved to Dallas the end of August 2011 to pursue my Masters of Theology (Th.M.) at Dallas Theological Seminary. This move prompts my commitment of regaining respectable physical fitness: losing weight and running relatively fast again.

Included with this commitment is strengthening my abdominal (ab) muscles, averaging less than one hundred ‘crunchers’ per week lacks sufficiency for fitness.

My ab work slowly increases with 50 to 200 per day three or four days per week, or an average of roughly four hundred repetitions of abdominal exercises per week.

A few weeks later, I notice my strides, measured by segments of sidewalk, are increasing. Additionally, efficient running form maintains throughout runs. The shoulders are back, hips forward, eyes and chin-up: running is fun!

Weight loss is a contributing factor, along with the significantly increased strength of my abdominal muscles.

This morning I completed 500repetitions of abdominal exercises, expecting a return of the eight-hundred to one thousand daily repetitions relied on when running 100 to 135 weekly miles years ago.

Yes, a strong correlation exists between the strength of one’s core and the ability to stride out, performing effectively and efficiency.

Running fast still hurts due from the required effort, yet I am able to achieve more with equal discomfort.

Does this have spiritual application? Absolutely!

When I struggle to achieve in life, when lacking efficiency and effectiveness; this is often attributed to a lack of focus on my core values.

Increasing the honing, fine tuning, of my core values which is my relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit increases my achievements in running life’s race.

We hear the voice of the Holy Spirit easily in our lives, we easily discern between right and wrong; we increase our physical and mental health.

The Bible also illustrates that sometimes physical ailments glorify the Father in heaven. Consequently, decisions and achievements are easier. “Easier,” is absent meaning “easy.”

Achievements continuing requiring exhausting effort, thus pain remains. We are able to “stride out” in life with the confidence of knowing right from wrong and discerning the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

How do we fine tune our Spiritual abdominal muscles? The Bible says, “…without faith it is impossible to please God,” and “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

We strengthen our spiritual core when studying, and meditating on scripture; praying and listening for the small quiet, yet distinct voice, of the Holy Spirit.

As previously discussed, keep a journal of your “hunches” to increase your discerning proper understanding of the Holy Spirit’s voice in your life. The Holy Spirit always speaks in congruency with scripture. If any thought contradicting scripture lacks being from the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Do you desire greater achievements and efficiency in life? Are you willing to endure the pain of training and achieving God’s will for your life? Are you aware achievements aligning with the Lord Jesus Christ are often different in comparison to achievements as defined by the secular, non-Christian, world?

As I hone and fine tune my spiritual core, I complete my school and professional assignments much quicker; yet equally as exhaustive. Effort is mandatory, regardless of our fitness level! Faith without works is dead! (James 2:26)

Exercise and strengthen your core, your spiritual abs, daily!

Let’s run effectively and efficiently with Christ together; daily increasing and honing our spiritual core beliefs. This keeps our chin-up, shoulders back and our hips forward; progress with confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Friday, October 21, 2011


My keynote address at a Manhattan banquet a few weeks ago began:

“The Holy Spirit is my teleprompter!”

The Holy Spirit directs my thoughts and words while speaking and writing. These thoughts and words derive from studies and experiences directed and revealed to me from Him throughout life. This includes new perspectives revealed while speaking. I respond with obedience to the Holy Spirit, enabling my brain immediate triggering of my breath and vocal cords in creating the necessary sound waves for verbally projecting these thoughts.

Being prepared to speak anytime anywhere includes continual reading and reflecting on subjects of both of extreme and limited interests as well as observation and reflection of reading and life events. Additional preparation includes prayer and submission to God the Father, His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Additionally, as previously discussed in blogs, keep a hunch or intuition journal to calibrate the voice of the Holy Spirit from your own.

Some lacking an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit will discourage your hearing the Holy Spirit at every available opportunity presented. Some will cast doubt on your receiving the Holy Spirit. Rebuke their message as discouragement!

Seek the Lord in all, submit yourself to the Lord and He will direct your thoughts.

Is the Holy Spirit your teleprompter in all communications?

Give Him praise, credit and Glory in Everything!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Finisher or Competitor

October 18, 2011

The phone rang Saturday evening; Lyle Clausen returned my call from earlier in the day. Lyle is in the South Dakota Hall of Fame, inducted at the age of forty-seven for running and coaching achievements prior to reaching age forty.

Achievements continued during his coaching tenure at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The cross country teams’ accumulated NCAA Division II team finishes of 8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th between 1990 and 1995; along with many athletes recognized as ‘All-Americans.’ His running achievements include finishing the marathon in every minute in the 2:20s at least twice.

Additionally, Lyle mentored me in training for the marathon. He emphasized proper training, training with a plan of increasing speed and endurance; callusing my body and mind to the pain experienced while running a competitive marathon. Running under three hours, qualifying for the Boston Marathon was a relative easy accomplishment without proper training.

Running in the 2:40s was achievable if lacking prudent direction. However, I sought to be as competitive as possible; moreover Lyle continued prodding the desire for excellence. We believe in honoring the Lord Jesus Christ by fully submitting our body and mind to the training he places before us to achieve His will for our life.

During this Saturday’s phone conversation, we delved into discussing the marathon. Lyle described the paradigm shift from previous decades when any healthy person who toed the marathon starting line expected to be competitive to today’s paradigm where many participate simply to cross the finish line.

Lyle spoke of the days when the accepted, yet unspoken, standard for men was 2:36 and women 3:00 (three hours). Conversely, an abundance of today’s young, healthy participants are content finishing in four or five hours. Stating the obvious, the body's necessary adaptations for good marathons take time; often several years of consistent building of speed and stamina through running and training.

These slower times are a function of complacency and the resulting unwillingness for proper training. Training, in addition to speed and endurance, includes diet and weight management. Finishing the marathon is now an accepted achievement, regardless of lack of competitiveness in light of one’s ability if properly applied. “Hey, but you participated and finished,” is now considered a compliment.

A competitive marathon requires submitting every ounce of energy you possess. This physically hurts, thus few are willing to fully engage. The internal satisfaction of accomplishment is beyond comprehension of those simply striving to participate and finish.

Is the marathon mentality of participating instead of competing reflective of society’s spiritual life? Do many of us engage our walk with Jesus Christ as simply an activity to meander along, desiring only to participate and finish? Do we still engage in challenging training to callous our heart and mind to life’s ups and downs necessary for achieving the highest level God calls us to achieve in glorifying Christ?

Are we developing our spiritual speed and endurance? Are we increasing our speed of responding to Christ’s people with love, forgiveness, rebuke and assisting them in increasing their vision and our vision? Are we increasing our ability to endure responding to God’s word, love and rebuke?

Are we seeking to love God and his people with every ounce of energy we possess? This too is often externally painfully while internally gratifying beyond any measure.

Or are we simply content to participate and finish as Christians unwilling to truly challenge ourselves?

Are you a finisher or a competitor?

Flourish in the abundant life, fully submit and engage your spiritual life in training and running with Christ.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, forgiving us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word has no place in our lives." (1 Jn. 1:8-10)

Imagine a beautiful, sunny March morning with the temperature rising from the 40s to the 50s. It was such a day during my stay with Uncle LaVerne and Aunt B on their farm while my parents were away for a few days in the mid-1970s.

This particular morning I am to wait by the pick-up while they feed the cattle in the yard by the old cement silo. My waiting includes climbing on a nearby gate of welded “sucker rod,” and sitting in their 1970 something dark green Ford F-100 long box pick-up with manual transmission. I repeatedly push the cigarette lighter in to heat, and remove it once it pops-up after reaching the predetermined temperature.

For some reason, I choose to touch the hot end of the cigarette lighter, yes this decision lacks wisdom. The rapidly moving, ferocious, heated wavelengths of the lighter slap and break my finger’s skin. My finger is mildly burned! The idiocy of my decisions and resulting actions shines as bright as the sun on my conscience. How does one hide a small burn mark on their finger? Other than wearing gloves or putting one’s hand in their pockets the task is impossible. Additionally, these two options are temporary at best.

Uncle LaVerne and Aunt B return to the pick-up, they inquire of my finger’s wound. I am too ashamed of my idiocy, both of playing with the lighter and touching it. I say that the burned occurred from climbing on the iron gate. They are surprised the gate is that hot, and remind me to be careful next time. Certainly, they knew I withheld truth, yet never further challenge me on it. They knew my Holy Spirit convicted conscience provides ample lecturing. They are correct!

Why did I lie? Lying is never justified, always deemed wrong by my parents and relatives. Why is confessing our mistakes frequently difficult? Would you agree at least three primary reasons exist?

1. We are ashamed of our mistakes and want them to go away.
2. We are prideful, thus avoid confessing we messed up.
3. We are concerned of the blame others place on us with our confession.

Yet, the Bible teaches confessing our mistakes-our sins-enables God to forgive our mistakes. God, because of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, forgives our sin when we admit them and our dependence on Christ for our salvation. Furthermore, our forgiven sins are cast as far as the east is from the west; they go away when we admit our mistakes.

Will you, like me, humbly and readily admit your mistakes; readily acknowledging that Jesus is the only one who provides this forgiveness and permanently making them go away? All those filled with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will also readily forgive your confessed mistakes too.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


A healthy herd mandates weaning. Weaning creates a great deal of bawling. Would prudence forgo weaning to silence the bawling?

Equivocally, a healthy nation mandates weaning the capable to provide for themselves. This weaning also creates a great deal of bawling. Should a prudent Nation / America forgo weaning, thereby diminishing its health, to silence the bawling?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Wisdom Simplifies

Wisdom simplifies the complex!

Christ simplified scripture: Love God with all of your Heart, Soul and Mind. And Love (desire God's best) your neighbor, fellow man, as much as you love yourself.

Additionally, Christ taught in parables, using past relatable events to reveal Godly truths in common language.

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek. "Koine" means "common." The New Testament of the Bible was written in language used and easily understood by common, everyday people.

Kansas State University scientists visited our farm during my jr. high and early high school years. They were the first in the world to achieve various scientific breakthroughs. They explained these groundbreaking procedures in language that I, an average student, could easily understand. They spoke in the language of common, everyday, people.

They spoke with Wisdom! They simplified the complex, communicating with common language.

For example:

  • Complexity speaks of Neuro-Linguistic programming.

  • Wisdom speaks of preparing your mind with proper thinking.
Are you speaking and writing to your family and peers with wisdom? Are you communicating with language understandable to common, everyday, people?

Wisdom simplifies the complex!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Origin of Logic

Do you sell with Logic?

A frequent statement among Sales people and Sales Managers: Logic will result in failure of Sales. Instead, be emotional.

That statement has failed to make sense to me. If something does not makes sense, then why should it be purchased.

Have you considered the origin of the word, "logic"? Logic originates from the Greek word, "Logos" which means the 'Word' which is scripture.

Who is the 'Word,' who authored Scripture? The Bible tells us the Word became flesh. The Lord Jesus Christ is The Word. The Holy Spirit authored scripture.

Logic originated from Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are pure TRUTH! When customers reject logic, they reject the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Before harshly judging those who reject our product or service, let's be assured we have the necessary truth. Perhaps the customer knows truth the salesperson lacks.

"You can't sell with logic" is declaring, "You can't sell with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit."

If Jesus' and the Holy Spirit's presence prevent a sale, do you want the sale? NO! You selling this product or service lacks being in the best interest of the customer and/or you the salesperson.

We are commanded to Love the Lord God with all of our Heart, Soul and Mind; and to Love our Neighbor (fellow man) as we Love ourselves. Obeying these commands necessitates desiring that which God deems best for our customers and us.

Selling with Logic, is selling Spiritually!

Are you in communication with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? If so, Rejoice in all sales results; for you are achieving God's will for your life and your customer's in that contemplated transaction.

Are you selling with Logic: Are you selling with the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pure Word

The most nutritious and tasting food is pure food. Do you enjoy food straight from the garden? I love garden fresh fruits vegetables such as corn, peas, beans, radishes, onions and strawberries.

Pure sugar is much better than artificial sweetners. Pure cream, butter and lard are the best for cooking and baking aids. Aunt Ruth Douglass cooked with lard her whole life; she died a few weeks before turning 97; she delivered food to the shut-ins through her 80s, and I believe early 90s.

Pureness provides an array of nutrients! Most nutrients are lost with artificial substitutions.

Are you in the Pure word of God? We consume the pure word of God when reading scripture and listening to his voice. Jesus says that his sheep know his voice. We consume pure scripture when acknowledging the pure authenticity of God's word. This acknowledgement includes confessing God's wisdom far exceeds our own. We are to understand that if scripture doesn't make sense or too 'far fetched,' our wisdom, knowledge and understanding are lacking.

Jesus is the word made flesh, a pure word is a pure Christ!

Beware, some preach an errant scripture, thus an errant Christ. Additionally, declaring portions as 'fiction' as I recently heard a pastor boldly proclaim, is judging "most Bible scholars..." to be wiser than God. A fictional Bible is fictional spiritual nutrition.

Enjoy purity and nutrition in both food and scripture. God is the creator of both.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Feels like..."

It seems each year the exaggerations expand. A new plateau of exaggaration is attained this summer. I really rarely hear the temperature reported, rather we hear it "feels like 110." Yet, my thermometer may only read 95! What is wrong with saying it is 95 degrees and 65% (or whatever) humidity?

Can I pay my bills using the "Feels like" factor?

Listening to the "Feels like" temperature causes me to believe the weather the past few weeks has been hot. In reality, the temperatures are moderate, staying in the 90s.

We have become a world of perception over reality. Pictures are cut and paste into misleading backgrounds. Temperatures are reported as "feels like." If 95 degrees "feels like" 110, what does 110 feel like?

Societies evolving foundation of perception seeps into theology. Yet, God stands firm on his word. Many have effectively re-written the Bible to say "He that believes anything shall be saved.

The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. Standing firm in one area of life, results in standing firmly on truth in all areas of your life. There is only one Holy Spirit! Stand firm on truth, start by reporting the temperature accurately; then you will better understand that Christ is the only way to the Father.

Truth is Truth. Deception is Deception. Which do you choose?

If you remain comfortable with the "feels like" factor, try paying your bills or receiving your income in the "feels like" factor.

See Christ, Believe Christ and Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bandage: Good or Too Restrictive

Thought the end of a finger had a REALLY dark tan all afternoon: Instead the bandage was a tad tight.

Yesterday while slicing potatos to make hashbrowns, my finger became caught on the slicer. The caused several cuts on the top of my finger. I placed two bandages on the finger, then replaced those with another bandage. I believed the bandage need to be wrapped tight on my finger for bleeding to stop and healing to occur.

I left the tight, restrictive bandage on too long. Whenever I glanced at my finger today, it appeared unusually dark. I lack excess concern because I wanted my finger to heal, and avoid additional bleeding. I continued rationalizing the tight restrictive bandage was good for my finger.

After exercising tonight, I realized my finger was nearly black. I quickly cutoff the bandage. The finger's natural color returned, along with its vibrant health. The wound is healing without a bandage, there is no bleeding.

My finger could easily represent the U.S. economy and the bandage equivocating Government and its regulation. There are moments when a bandage on a sector or portion of the economy is beneficial to assist it regaining health.

However, regulations, like bandages are potentially more harmful than good. Especially if too restrictive and left on too long. Just as my finger became discolored, the economy also becomes discolored. Only by removing the restrictive Government 'bandage' do we restore economic vibrancy.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


What meaningful reputation do we have outside of the Holy Spirit? His view is the only one that matters in my life. When you and I mess up, confess and repent, he forgives us. When we do right, he blesses us.

Do the thoughts of the secular world matter? Only to the secular!

Whose opinion, rebuke and reward is above the Lord’s?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

E=mC >E=mc2


I craved temporary death the last five miles of the Boston Marathon, seeking relief from the knife-piercing pain of dehydration and exhaustion.

Do you crave complete relief from the exhaustion of responsibilities pushing you to the edge of emotional, physical, and spiritual collapse?

Do you believe Christ desires great achievements in your life, yet you remain unsure how to complete them?

Where does the energy to achieve Christ’s plans for your life originate?

First, let us examine the components of energy. Albert Einstein discovered the Theory of Relativity in the early Twentieth Century, E =mc2 (E = Energy, m = mass, and c = speed of light). This equation revealed all matter has the same energy per ounce.

For example, a ounce of straw has the same energy as a ounce of uranium. Mass equals matter, operating as wavelengths. Other forms of wavelengths include light, sound, and thoughts.

Yes, the speed of light influences the quantity of your energy. I studied this formula a multitude of times since junior high science. Recently, a new pondering came to light while reviewing the Theory of Relativity. Is all light equal? I previously believed all light molecules are equal in speed—670,616,629 MPH—thus equal in energy.

Conversely, molecules from created light pale in power to the Creator’s light, the Light of Christ, C (John 1:3-5,9). Christ contains the purest, brightest, and fastest light.

Energy = mass*Christ (Light of the World) > Energy = mass*speed of light2

Instead of receiving temporary death at Boston, my soul cried out those final five miles. Lord, I need you! I can’t, You can, we are. It is not me, but Christ who is in me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).

Christ provided sufficient energy for my race completion, along with the two-liters of IV’s for re-hydration in the post-race medical tent.

When seeking your source of energy to achieve Christ’s will for your life, submit your physical, emotional, and spiritual mass, your heart, soul, and mind to the Light of Christ who provides miraculous energy.

This submission invites Christ’s exponential increase of your existence,
just as He also increased the mass—the filling power—of the fish and bread when feeding the crowds of five-thousand men, plus the women and children (Matthew 14:13-21).

E=mC provides sufficient energy for the completion of your race, along with hydration from the water with which you will never thirst again (John 4:14).

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with the Light of Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
The Life and Soul Agronomist
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dallas Theological Seminary

I am beginning pursuit of a M.A. Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary this Fall (August 2011). This is a leap of Faith in response to a long time call to the ministry.

I continually recall my Dad's advice in our last meaningful conversation before his death, "Always trust God, remember that son, Trust God always." "I will Dad, I will."

Christ has always provided each of our needs, and will continue to do so as we seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness; all else will be added to unto you, me and all who seek Christ.

Rick E. Meyer

Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Fueling Guest's Transportation

Genesis 24:32 “So the man went to the house and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet.

As I was reading this passage this morning before leaving for church; the Lord asked, “Rick, when special guests visit your home; do you fill their car with fuel?” Instantly, I acknowledged I had failed to provide a full tank of gas for guests to my home. This is something that is neither offered nor expected.

We read of food provided for camels and horses throughout history. Why is this practice discontinued with petroleum generated transportation? In the days of camels and horses, available livestock feed was often sparse; while gas and diesel are readily available at nearby convenient stores today.

One can easily argue the same is true of food and lodging, numerous restaurants and hotels exist near most of today’s residences; yet we continue the practice of feeding and lodging our guests.

The next time you or I am visited by a special guest, should we rush to fill their vehicle with fuel? That question is best placed before God in your prayers; then listening for his still small voice directing your thoughts and actions according to his will.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Monday, July 4, 2011

Great, Free and Godly America

To be a Great, Free and Godly Nation, we must Think, Prepare and Respond as a Great, Free, and Godly Nation; a Great, Free and Godly America.

~ Rick E. Meyer - 2008 Memorial Day Address

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E.Meyer

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Mt. 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”

Frequently when driving, I get upset with other drivers; particularly the fast maniacs and the slow pokes. Of course, this is all relative to my driving the ‘perfect’ speed of three or four miles an hour over the speed limit. If only other drivers were as perfect as me! Do you share this attitude whether driving, performing a task at work, or volunteering?

I fail to consider the reason others are speeding more than I am; perhaps they are taking someone to the hospital, or hurrying to assist someone in danger. Maybe they are in deep thought; their cruise control does not work, and have no idea of their speed. A plethora or reasons exist for those speeding as well as the ‘slow pokes.’ Perhaps the ‘Slow poke,’ is returning from the hospital where a family member just passed away. Maybe they too are in deep thought or enjoying a good conversation with a passenger.

I am wrong in judging them as maniacs or slow pokes; as I do not know the reason for their chosen speed. Does this allow each of us to avoid and disregard the speed limit and rules of the road? Of course not! Driving laws and speed limits are implemented for travelers’ safety. Following them enhances our chance of traveling safely for many years.

Ultimately, I am judging the creators of the speed limit as ineffective when I intentionally speed, or encourage others to disregard the speed limit. Fortunately, the Sheriff, deputies and State Patrol are forgiving when I exceed the speed limit by 1/100th MPH or 4 MPH. However, if they continually heard me condemning others breaking the speed limit; they would give me a ticket every time I exceeded the limit.

The Bible is full of examples of Jesus, Apostles and Disciples proclaiming the “Speed Limit,” this proclamation is different than judging others. Judging others is lifting us and our sinful behavior as acceptable and theirs as condemnable.

Just as we are to avoid condemning others, we are also to avoid condemning the laws and the Creator of laws. We are to avoid intentionally living outside of the law, and encouraging others to live outside the law.

Fortunately, God through Christ’s death and resurrection forgives us every time will break his laws. However, scripture states that if we condemn others of their mistakes; he will condemn us each time we fail to live perfectly.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jesus' Signature

Excerpt from Writings:

Do you also live in the Faith of Almighty God just as Moses and all the Godly men of the Bible did before them. The only source of real inner peace amidst death and life’s storms is Jesus Christ.

The Bible says that Jesus and the God of Moses are one in the same. It is impossible to know the God of Moses without knowing Jesus as your savior. (Jn. 5:46) Jesus is God’s spoken word, including the word made flesh. God created the heavens and earth with the spoken word. Jesus was sent from the Father for creation. The Bible says all who observe creation are without excuse (Ro 1:20). God’s word is creation!

Jesus was later sent to earth in physical form to die a humiliating and very painful death. In death, he collected and cancelled every sin ever committed by all humans in the history of the world. Consequently, he descended into hell for three days to suffer the punishment due to you and me. At the end of three days, he conquered death and hell, coming back to earthly life; he was resurrected. This allows people to be forgiven of all sins we ever commit. There is a catch!

The Father requires a signed receipt for entrance into heaven. When you accept Jesus’ invitation to acknowledge your dependence on his death and resurrection for the forgiveness of your sins, Jesus signs your heart as a receipt of forgiveness. The human heart and the Book of Life are networked together; his signature simultaneously records your name in the Book of Life.

Additionally, this eternally altering signature provides amazing peace, love, faith, hope, forgiveness of others and innumerable other benefits. When Jesus returned to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit as a comforter. The Holy Spirit resides in the hearts of those with Jesus’ signature. The Holy Spirit provides freedom from discouragement, resentment, worry, lust and all that God the Father opposes. Unfortunately, we sometimes ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit and we mess up.

The Holy Spirit also convicts your heart, revealing your sins and your eternal death without Christ; while revealing Christ as your Savior if you acknowledge your dependence on Christ and accept his signature on your heart. The signature is on the heart, as the heart pumps your life blood, through your entire body. Consequently, imprints of Christ’s signature are dispersed through your entire body, reflecting Jesus in all that you think, say and do.

The Bible says blaspheme of the Holy Spirit is the only unforgiveable sin. Anyone who curses the Holy Spirit curses the Holy Spirit’s message of their dependence for Christ as their Savior.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gull Lake Ministries

Gull Lake Ministries:

Daniel Wallace accepted the Executive Director position in 2004; leaving his former Director position at a camp near Tyler, Texas. Gull Lake Ministries has had its significant challenges, yet with their focused and prayerful efforts, Daniel’s committed team has seen a renewal take place in the guests, programs and finances.

Last week, I was privileged to visit my former Manhattan High cross country teammate at his Michigan family camp and conference center while traveling from a seminar in Lansing, MI to one in Fort Wayne, IN.

Daniel had limited time due to 600 ladies descending on the conference center the following morning. We visited for ninety priceless minutes; as is the value of time whenever one catches up with longtime friends. We reminisced about our commitment to teamwork, giving our best and winning against high odds. Daniel used to tap our sternum with his fingers, passionately saying, “You gotta want it.”

Daniel provided a tour of the magnificently picturesque Gull Lake Ministries campus, including the 52,000 sq. foot ministry center built two years ago (2009). Donations allowed a debt free completion. Yes debt free, in Michigan, a state suffering from the horrific economic downturn over the many years. Moreover, Gull Lake Ministries now enjoys healthy attendance throughout the year and a vibrant ministry serving churches, families and other non-profit organizations in this pristine lakeside setting.

Is Daniel is a great fundraiser? Contrary to secular logic, Daniel readily admits that he lacks passion or a great talent for fundraising. Daniel zealously focuses on ministry! The Gull Lake Ministries’ staff assists people in attaining knowledge of Christ and assisting believers in deepening their relationships with Christ. Gull Lake Ministries' focus on fulfilling their purpose for existing meets, with God’s grace, people's substantive needs for over 90 years, which in turn sustains their existence.

Daniel passionately strives to live out Matthew 6:25-34. He seeks first God’s kingdom and righteousness; knowing that in faith, all else will be added to all associated with Gull Lake Ministries. Daniel and the entire Gull Lake Ministries staff readily acknowledge Christ’s generous blessings as the source of all success.

Do you, like Daniel, have the passion to minister Christ’s love and Biblical truth to people? Focusing on and obeying Christ brings His blessing and peace which surpasses all understanding, providing everything you need to achieve Christ’s will for your life and ministry.

Are you in financial, spiritual or emotional debt? Do you feel as if you are stuck in a bad situation? Minister the pure Word of God to those placed in your path. Seek Christ first, He will provide your every need to irrigate souls with Christ’s love, forgiveness, mercy, compassion and Word.

Yes, in a few years span, during struggling economic times, Christ uses Daniel and his staff to revitalize this century old ministry as a place that continues transforming lives. What is possible through Christ in your life and ministry?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry Inc.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Peace Beyond Understanding

Two years ago this August, I was asked to resign from my Agronomy Sales position due to effectively being too honest with customers. Monsanto sales reps chastised me for internalizing and applying Biblical principles.

A co-worker and client attempted to “show me the ropes” as they expected me to give unfair favor to the client over other clients who placed their orders first; “Rick, you don’t understand how things are done around here.” I acknowledged that they were probably right, “I do understand honesty and integrity.” They quickly shot back, “We throw honesty and integrity out the window this time of year.”

Another peer attempted to explain Biblical principles are virtually an automatic path to failure in agronomy retail sales. This was a 180 degree turn from working as a Crop Consultant for Central States Agronomics, Inc. in Kearney, NE. Owners Mark and Eileen Kottmeyer founded their business and personal lives on Biblical principles. Central States Agronomics, Inc. and its clientele demanded honesty and integrity, always.

Despite losing my position and salary, the inner peace saturated my soul. The Holy Spirit assured me that he had greater plans; plans where one does not have to hide their light under a basket. Rather letting Christ’s light illuminate in every aspect of life. In September 2009, Mark Kottmeyer during a lunch meeting, strongly suggested I attend seminary.

Where does peace originate in worldly turmoil?

When the Holy Spirit, the Comforter sent by Christ, saturates our soul; we live in Peace regardless of external circumstances. Observers are amazed of a Christian’s inner peace, when the worldly circumstances warrant severe panic and emotional turmoil.

I believe Christians, those saturated with the Holy Spirit; experience the same logic defying peace even during seemingly horrific deaths. Just as a worldly view believes the loss of job, salary and other possessions is reason for terror; so it believes horrific deaths are also terrifying. However, just as the Christian lives peacefully amidst economic turmoil, so we will be at peace in our physical deaths. O death, where is your sting?

Surrender your emotional, spiritual, and relationship turmoil the Comforter sent by Christ Jesus; the Holy Spirit.

We are absent credit for the peace enjoyed in either situation; rather give praise, honor and glory to our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Healthy Diet

I surpassed 107,000 miles of lifetime running last week, perhaps more. Update: I have now surpassed 121,000 miles and not had the flu since February 2007.
This originated ponderings of comments over the years; especially in regard to my diet. What is a healthy diet?

For many years, and by numerous people, I am told that my diet lacks ‘healthy’ food. Ironically, most who condemn my eating habits possess more body fat, are sick at least once, usually several times, per year. I realize there are probably some who are healthier than I am, yet my body seems to do okay.

The flu bug has conquered me four times since December 1991. With one exception in 1999, my blood pressure and cholesterol remain low. When my diet was most heavily condemned, I was 2.5% body fat; and ran over 100 weekly miles. During a two and one-half year span of heavy training, injury was avoided by prayer, belief, faith and confession of scripture.

Yet, society says I eat and live in an unhealthy manner. The obvious question: How does one define or obtain healthy food? Healthy food is like good deeds, mankind’s efforts make neither good nor bad. Food and deeds are healthy and good when submitted to Christ. Seeking and receiving Christ’s blessings on our food, creates a healthy diet; beneficial exercise and deeds.

Christ tells Peter that all food made by God is good. Unhealthy diet, exercise and deeds exist when we seek our own glory, believing our secular choices create healthy lifestyles. Years ago, many ‘experts’ including the media condemned high fat, high cholesterol diets.

Great-Aunt Ruth Douglass, my grandmother’s sister, delivered food to the shut-ins and remained active into her early 90s. Once when about 92 years old, Aunt Ruth quipped, “This eating bacon and eggs everyday and cooking with lard my whole life is sure killing me at a young age.” Her trademark smile possessed its glowing beam while speaking.

Aunt Ruth entered heaven a few weeks before her 97th birthday. What is the secret to Aunt Ruth’s heath? She requested the Lord’s blessing on her food, thoughts and deeds every day. The Lord provided her health!

Health is less about the years we live, rather the achievements garnered. Do you desire excellent health? Submit your food, thoughts and deeds to the Lord, requesting his blessing on all you eat, think and achieve.

I must go for a run! I pray the Lord blesses this and all runs, along with the food I eat and thoughts before, during and after the run. This has been the key to health and the missing factor when struggling, since my competitive running began June 1978.

Be healthy, Seek the Lord!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Christ's Status

Last Monday, June 13th 2011, I stood in the hotel room Jacuzzi enhancing the health of my lower legs while overlooking Lake Michigan.

This is the first I recall having a Jacuzzi in the room. A welcomed addition after a ten mile run along Lake Michigan’s shore in Traverse City the previous evening; including perpetually increasing intensity. Lower leg health is vital, particularly while traveling.

During my post-morning shower whirlpool, my curiosity wondered of friends’ updated status on Facebook. My Smartphone and Bible each sat along the edge of the Jacuzzi. I glanced at the Bible, as the still small inner voice suggested I read it instead of Facebook, ashamedly I ignored this voice several times. Why do I frequently respond amazingly idiotic?

Suddenly, and softly, while internally expressing my desire to check Facebook instead of read scripture; the gentle inner-voice asks, “Rick, why are you indifferent of my status? Why are you ignoring my voice and direction in your life?” Wow! I felt as if I had been hit with a ton of bricks.

Are you anxious to read Christ’s daily status updates in your life? Each reading of scripture reveals deeper truths, for you. The original meaning remains constant, our understanding deepens. For example, at first glance we may see a car, television or human body.

Study of these, or anything else, continually reveals deeper information about the object. The car, television or human body are the same from first glance to in-depth study. Scripture and Jesus Christ are the same, while we learn in layers or plateaus.

Daily studying and prayer uncover greater details; additional status updates, of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Ask, with faithful confidence, the Holy Spirit to open and transform your heart and mind to hearing and desiring his commands expressed through Christ’s updated status.

If Christ is my best friend, if I love him with all of my heart soul and mind; I will desire to read his status in scripture and post on his wall through prayer. What about you?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Whom to Please?

I recently heard a sermon regarding the complexity of life. While life can be complex, the sermon failed to mention methods of simplification.

My friend and successful businessman, Charles, frequently states he has no reputation, or regard for reputation, outside of his relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Charles ellaborates, saying when he is alignment with the Holy Spirit, all relationships, including his wife and his mentor; fall into place.

The Bible instructs us in the Book of Psalm to please God, not men. Yes, God's creation is full of complexity and Christ's wisdom far exceeds the cumlative wisdom of all humans past, present and future. Seeking and pleasing the world is contrary to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Simple is not easy, yet much less stressful. Simplify your life, choose to listen to, follow and obey Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Forget about pleasing other people. Please Christ, as you will please those he desires you please. Be prepared, for his word also says that we, like him, will be persecuted as Christians.

Invest your Time and Energy in conversation with Jesus Christ, seeking to please him. Your reputation with the Holy Spirit will be amazing!

Simplify Your Life: Internalize Scripture, Pray, Listen and record direction from the Holy Spirit. Test the direction with Scripture, including quickly forgiving those who hurt you in any way.

Simplify Your Life: Accept the Bible as the Pure Word of God.

Simplify Your Life: TRUST Christ with ALL of your Concerns and Hopes; Fears and Dreams.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Flood Waters

“A full dam provides poor flood control," Kenneth O. Kahrs.

Grandpa stated this numerous times during conversations in the 1980s and 1990s. Grandpa was in the Republican River valley in 1935, seeing the eight foot wall of water roar towards him as he assisted a neighbor and their team of horses up the hill to safety. No upstream dams existed in 1935.

Through the decades, after many dams were built in the 1950s, Grandpa saw the benefits of dams to control flood waters. These dams were initially built for two primary purposes: flood control and irrigation. Recreation and other uses were considered ‘gravy,’ or extra benefits resulting from the flood control and irrigation.

Lake levels are listed as conservation pool, and flood pool. The lake’s reservoir is considered full when water level, elevation, equals the conservation pool elevation. All water above this elevation is flood water.

For example, Harlan County Dam in Nebraska’s Conversation Pool is currently 1945.7 feet, and the Flood Pool at 1973.5. The reservoir’s current elevation reads 1947.4; the Flood Pool is filled 4.4%.

The Flood Pool’s purpose follows its name; contain flood water with a controlled downstream release. This practice reduces the vastness of a flood. The Bible says the wisdom of the wise is to give thought to their ways. Consequently, wise and prudent lake managers lower water levels much below the Conservation Pool, before flood stage is reached, if they anticipate excess upstream runoff or upstream dams are full, providing little holding capacity.

Releasing water downstream before the lake is full allows flood waters to be received without damage, while blessing those downstream. When water is contained in the Flood Pool, and flooding occur; the excess is water is a curse. Massive releases, double and tripling normal high releases, hurt people and property permanently.

One only has to view pictures of the Missouri River flooding to see the enormous damages.

The Bible teaches us to give generously and cheerfully. The top 10% of our income is considered flood stage money; we are to release it to Christ. We are encouraged to release income in addition to the 10%. This giving enables spreading Christ’s Word, worshipping Christ, while caring and providing for others around us. By hanging on to our money, failing to release the flood money, we are preparing for disaster. Excess money released apart from Christ, spent out of control, harm and permanently damages people.

Releasing the top 10% allows a flood of income to be received with gratitude, the more we release the more flooding we are able to enjoy as a blessing instead of a curse. While reservoirs capacity remains fixed; God often increases our Conversation Pool and Flood Pool. Consequently, releasing income downstream to Christ’s people increases our financial holding capacity.

The same principles hold true for Love and Forgiveness. Let the Love and Forgiveness you receive from the Lord to flow through you to those you encounter. Your capacities will increase.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Power of Associations

“People brought their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.” Mt. 14:35-36

Wow! Does this display the power of faith and association? The clothes of Christ contain his power. Another lady was healed after 12 years of ailments after touching Jesus’ clothes. How are you dressing spiritually? Are you associating with those clothed with Christ? Are you internalizing the Word of God? Jesus is the Word made Flesh. This association will lead those hungering for Christ to seek him through you. When Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Word are internalized in you; you too will possess the healing power of Christ.

You may heal people physically. Your wisdom, advice, or vocation will heal people emotionally, spiritually and physically through a variety of facets.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Store Treasures in Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where you treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Mt. 6:19-21

A devastating tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, April thru May 2011, tornados rip through numerous states including Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts and Missouri; killing hundreds while destroying billions of dollars worth of property.

This week, dam flood gates along the Missouri River are releasing record amounts of water down-stream due to a combination of poor planning and record snow and rain amounts upstream. Fortunately, I have not heard of any resulting deaths. Millions, probably billions, of dollars of property loss is rapidly occurring.

Devastating fires are destroying portions of Arizona.

These events remind us, anyone can lose all of their physical possessions, treasures, in minutes. Only by God’s grace are some of us spared. Where are your treasures stored? Are they stored in heaven? Are you placing and keeping your heart with Christ?

Storing our treasures, our hearts, with Christ in heaven does not protect us from earthly devastation. Investing in heaven, committing your life and heart to Christ, does protect your heart and soul. Christ assures us inner peace, regardless of earthly circumstances.

Christ will provide for you and your family when all hope appears vanished. Investing in heaven, Jesus Christ, enables five loaves and two fish to feed thousands of people. Those losing homes and property need food, water and shelter.

Invest in their needs; invest in their souls, invite them to church, send them a Bible. A Church full of the Holy Spirit, preaching the inerrant Word of God, will supply all of their needs, providing eternal inner peace. This eternal peace begins instantly, on earth.

Are you investing where moths, thieves, rust, fires, tornados, and flooding are absent any power over your investment? Are you investing in heaven, in ministries boldly proclaiming salvation through Christ alone?

There are many excellent ministries, here a few:

Grand Junction, CO - Young Life or Young Life Kent Frieling serves on the Board in Grand Junction

Gull Lake Ministries – Daniel Wallace: Director

Campus Crusade – Jason Coorts

Prayerfully and generously give where you believe the Lord is leading you to do so. The results for all, including you, are amazing.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Soil: Three Constituents – Three Phases

Soil: Three Constituents – Three Phases

What are the necessary soil components for maximum root growth and productivity? Jesus uses parables of the sower and soil to illustrate spiritual growth. The three constituents of soil are sand, silt and clay. Loam is formed when the middle texture of constitutes 60% to 90%+, while sand and clay are nearly evenly represented in the remaining structure.

Silt loam, clay loam and sandy loam soils producing amazing yields, as they allow root penetration, active soil microbes, nutrient and water holding capacity.

Soil also has three phases: solid, liquid, and air. The proper balance is necessary for maximum growth and productivity.

Spiritual roots, growth and productivity also require worshipping God in three: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Denying the Father is like denying the solid phase of soil, the Son like the liquid, and the Holy Spirit as the air.

Those claiming God only exists as the Father deny the clay and silt; as well as the water and air within a soil. Worship God in Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; your spiritual growth, roots and productivity will be amazing.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Light & Germination

Mt. 5:14,16 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. (v.16) In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Velvet leaf and Shatter cane seeds may survive in the soil for up to fifty years. These seeds will germinate when exposed to sunlight for a fraction of a second. Any type of tillage may enable the seed's exposure to sunlight for as little as 1/1000 second. Germination leads to growth and emergence.
The soul’s seed of salvation awaits exposure to Christ’s light (Jn 1:4). Light produces germination and abundant growth.

Just like plant seeds, the exposure necessary for germination may only be 1/1000 second. Will your light be under a bowl when tillage of someone’s heart exposes their seed? Will they miss the opportunity for exposure to the light of Christ? ‘Tillage’ may include physical, emotional or spiritual challenges; or realizing there is “something more” to life.

Christ’s light radiates through us in a variety of formats: generosity of money, food, physical assistance, listening and many more variable too numerous to mention. Your financial support of a ministry may enable someone in the dark to experience and grow in the light of Christ. Seek the Lord’s wisdom and guidance in shining your light of good deeds.

Your light shines as you internalize scripture, continually converse with Christ, seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance; including the Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding necessary to achieve Christ’s will for your life.

You may be the exposure to the light of Christ someone has been awaiting after 50+ years of darkness. Serve Christ; keep your light fully illuminated, always!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry Inc.
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Submitting to the Sword

Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

As an agronomist, I would pull out my Buck pocket knife to dig in the soil searching for newly planted seeds. The abrasive soil slowly dulled the once razor sharp blade. Similarly, a crooked or flimsy knife blade is absent value and earned confidence. Would you confidently approach a task requiring precise, clean cuts with such a knife? I too would lack notable assurance of accurate work.

Yet, frequently I hear those studying the Holy Bible attempt to drag the sword of the Spirit, the word of God through abrasive dirt. Further attempting to bend and twist the sword’s blade in an effort of avoiding cutting out their favorite beliefs and activities.

One church bishop denounced using scripture as a weapon. I don’t know about you, when my opinions contradict with scripture; my opinions are wrong. Attempts at altering the sword include, but not limited to: “Jesus is one of many routes to salvation,” “The Bible is out of date regarding divorce, marriage and sexuality.”

However, man has no power over God’s word, the sword of the Spirit. Even if we bend, twist and cause it to be flimsy in our mind; this sword remains straight and razor sharp from eternity past to eternity future, alpha and omega. This consistency benefits sinners submitted to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.

Anything parallel to the sword remains safe and uncut. Only those things out of alignment with scripture, the sword of the Spirit, will be cut and removed. The sword of the Spirit is the word of God, Jesus is the word made flesh; Jesus is the sword of the Spirit made flesh.

Submitting ourselves to Christ allows his light to fully illuminate our life, enabling confession and repentance of our sins to him. This allows permanent removal of these thoughts, words and actions by Christ the sword.

Removal of our sin by the sword of the Spirit purifies us before the Father. This removal is only possible with a razor sharp, straight, firm sword. Dodging the sword of the Spirit is dodging confession and repentance. Yes, the sword does inflict pain at times; however the pain of removal of sin and enhancement of righteousness is exponentially eternally worth it.

Just as patient undergoing surgery for the removal of deadly cancer tumors requires healing, we sometime require healing after the sword of the Spirit removes deadly thought, words, actions and habits from our life.

When facing the sword of the Spirit, Jesus Christ the word made flesh, we either respond with “I am Redeemed,” or “I am Offended.” The redeemed are released from their sin; healed and renewed in their relationship with the Father. The offended are cut by the sword of the Spirit, yet refusing submission for healing, redemption and renewal.

Submit yourself to Christ, the sword of the Spirit made flesh; for removal of sin and healing and renewal of your soul.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Friday, May 27, 2011

You have not, because you ask not. Ask and you shall receive.

At the beginning of each seminar, I encourage the attendees to let me know of anything they hope to attain from the seminar. This invitation and inquisition is repeated several times throughout the day.

Frequently, someone assures they will gladly share any apparent uncovered material with me; yet these very people stay silent through the final request.

The evaluation sheets are distributed to each attendee. A few of these silent attendees write on their evaluation forms of their disgruntlement of material failing to be covered in their desired format.

Yes, they ignore the inquisitions; remaining silent, illustrating their false promise of speaking up, with each probing. They then freely and openly complain on the evaluation form; they believe they lacked a brochure promise yet refrain from asking.

While cooling down from today’s run, the Lord reminds me that me and many others virtually always do the same with him. He specifically invites us to ask him of anything in His name.

We either fail to ask or fail to align our request(s) with His name. We then complain to anybody and everybody about our lack of receiving.

If our omniscient, all knowing, Lord seeks our requests; is it permissible for me to inquire in the seminar room? He has used this experience to teach us that just as I, a sinner, am sincere in these inquisitions; the perfect, almighty God is exponentially more authentic in His invitation of our requests.

If you believe you and I lack a Biblical promise let us inquire if we are asking congruently with scripture. Perhaps we lack the wisdom to recognize the Biblical promise, perhaps the Lord delivered in a format different than expected.

No one expected Jesus to be born in a feed trough inside a livestock lean to. Jesus entered and occupied the world with humility and wisdom; yet the world expects great things to exist with brash complication.

We lack, because we fail to ask and observe with Christ’s wisdom. Ask ye shall receive!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Have ever been in an instant and severe panic? A few moments of go, such panic struck like lightening. I was returning to my motel room, walking across the parking lot, with clean clothes after completing laundry in Salem, Oregon. As I approached the entrance, my mind shifted from deep thoughts to, “why is the third parking space north of the entrance now empty?”

My rented Jeep was no longer where I last parked. How could this happen? Parking, locking and pulling the keys instantly replayed in my mind. Did someone break into my room and steal the keys to steal the vehicle? I must call 911 and the car rental company. How did this happen!? I anxiously approached my room to door to open, enter and investigate.

Another moment of panic, my room number changed and I was locked out. Glancing ahead, I quickly and embarrassingly realized I had entered too soon. My vehicle and room were still as they were last left. Thinking deeply and being up 23 ½ hours the previous day while speaking and traveling can result in a loss of focus.

I entered the room, looked out the window at the vehicle; my heart rate rapidly descended. A still, quiet voice spoke in the silence saying that this is the same type of panic is realized by those who fail to recognize Christ as their Savior. Those who fail to recognize and accept Christ as the Word made flesh, a member of the Triune God, who is also the one and only God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Their panic will be exponentially worst and remain eternally.

Believing a vehicle stolen causes a tremendous initial panic. Are you helping people avoid the great eternal panic in answering the great commission in making disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of Jesus? Each of us is called to different roles in this commission. Seek the Lord’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding to fulfill your role on his team. Avoid the panic!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I stood in the seminar room explaining the ‘M’ on a table in the workbook stood for “Month.” The attendees and I discussed the significance of defining variables, symbols and acronym in effective communication for two or three minutes. We then moved on to the next topic when the lady who had been disruptive all day; asked the meaning and definition of ‘M.’ I politely repeated for the fifth or sixth time, that it stood for “Month.” Fortunately our Lord occupied and controlled my tongue; allowing me to speak with patience and mercy.

Initially, despite remaining outwardly calm; internal turmoil steadily increased. Previously, Mary (not her real name) admitted to being distracted with activities at work while attending the seminar. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit reminded me that His communication with me strongly resembled my communication with Mary.

Christ frequently communicates with me and others. The others quickly capture the message, even though our Lord graciously repeats the message five, six or even one hundred times. In my busyness, worrying about other activities, I miss His voice. Later, I anxiously and annoyingly demand the Lord speak to my heart; explain what is going on and why. Christ and the Holy Spirit, softly, kindly and patiently repeat the message yet again until I get my mind off of activities, focusing on my surroundings.

What about you? Are you listening? Do you get frustrated when the Lord “fails to provide the answers,” only to realize Christ has been speaking while you were focused on distractions? Are you receiving Christ’s message delivered through those whom seemingly annoy you.

We are designed with one mouth, two ears and two eyes. Most events include at least two sides of the story to observe and hear. Let us hear and see Christ in the world both directly and indirectly, using an eye and ear for each. Let Christ’s voice and illumination enter and occupy both sides of our heart and mind.

Seek for Christ to occupy your tongue, speaking through you.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Friday, April 8, 2011


When Jesus taught the disciples how to pray, he included: Forgive me of my mistakes, sins, as I forgive those who make mistakes, sins, against me.

At times in life I have been less than forgiving than at other times. For the most part; if someone sincerely apologizes, I am quick to forgive and ready to move forward. Forgiveness is forgiveness, let us forget the past to enjoy the present and future.

Jesus listened and spoke to the criminal on the Cross, once the criminal acknowledged his dependence on Jesus and asked Jesus to remember him; Jesus quickly stated: Today, you will be with me in Paradise. Jesus held no 'grudges.'

Do you find it interesting that Jesus avoided lecturing the criminal on his past sins? Jesus granted the criminal's request for forgiveness and joining Jesus; because the criminal recognized, confessed and repented of his sins.

When Jesus visited with the woman at the well, he verified her past actions; he forgave her. The Bible does not record Jesus lecturing the woman on the wrongs of her promiscuity. She was already aware of her wrongs, she turned away from her past sins; the Lord knew her heart. Once again, Jesus did not hold any 'grudge' against this woman.

Are we as good as Jesus at forgiving others? Probably not. Yet, we can ask Jesus, who resides in us, to saturate our hearts and minds with His love and forgiveness; including the ability to love and forgive others.

Are you, like me, most easily able to quickly and wholly forgive others when you recognize your need and acceptance of Jesus forgiving you? The next time someone seeks forgiveness for hurting you; consider how you prefer Jesus to forgive you.

If Jesus does not lecture after confession and repentance, holding no 'grudges,' should we hold a 'grudge'?

Forgive others, as you want Jesus to forgive you.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,
Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Your Total Is...

I was checking out at a local store today, after ringing up a few items the register clerk said, "Your total is $3.94." I responded, "Thanks for letting me know;" then turned to leave the store with my newly acquired items. Had I continued, I would have been charged with shoplifting, I would have been a criminal!

I quickly turned to see their puzzled face as I grinned saying, "Oh, I suppose you want me to pay that amount." We both enjoyed bountiful laughter! I was having fun, and was interested in their reaction; I shop regularly in this store.

As we travel through Lent, towards Easter; we are reminded of Jesus saying, "Your total for your sins is MY LIFE." Unlike checking out at stores, we are able to say "Thank You," receiving eternal life from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are unable to pay this bill. Jesus Christ represents how God turns the world upside down from human logic. The "criminal" in God's view, are those who attempt to pay their bill to him.

Next time a store clerk at the register informs you of your total amount due; remember in Christ's Kingdom you are able to turn saying, "Thank You," turning and walking with Jesus.

To be clear, while on earth, remember to pay the clerks here the amount due. We do not want you charged with shoplifting. :)

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,
Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Are you Moving Mountains?

Are you Moving Mountains?

Mt 25:25 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Have you ever been really hungry? Between working on the farm and running; I have been extraordinarily hungry numerous times in life. At times I become light headed, and consequently grumpy. Other times, thirst has overwhelmed my throat. A fresh cool drink is amazingly refreshing! Yet, in a few hours, sometimes sooner; I am hungry and thirsty again.

Have you, like me, ever experienced internal turmoil due to the loss of a loved one? Perhaps the turmoil is finances, or professional or relational. Do you feel sick from loneliness? The only cure is Jesus Christ, whether in worship, prayer, other Christians, or scripture. Only the Word made flesh, and the Holy Spirit he brings, is able to fulfill the hunger and thirst of internal turmoil.

As my friend Chuck Kahl elaborately illustrates, faith the size of a mustard seed is able to move mountains in the lives of others. Are we sharing our physical, emotional and financial resources as guided in our hearts by the Holy Spirit? Are we sharing the ‘Bread of Life’?

Are we moving mountains in the lives of others? Are we showing others how their mountain of sin is removed with confession and repentance; accepting Jesus’ death and resurrection as the reconciliation of the past, present and future sin? In John 6:35 Jesus says, “He who comes to me will never go hungry,…”

Are we feeding others with the ‘Bread of Life’ and the water permanently quenching thirst: Jesus Christ? Are we moving the mountain of an empty life, an empty soul; feeding our enemy (Romans 12:20) with the ‘Bread of Life’?

Are we showing others how to be clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ? Are we inviting others to Worship, Bible Study, and prayer requests? Are we visiting those who have no hope and sharing the Hope of Jesus Christ?

Caring for someone’s physical needs before their spiritual needs, is equal to spraying water on the leaves of plants. It may clean their leaves, creating a refreshing appearance, while providing little long term benefit. The leaves will then shine as a result.

Just as we must water the soil, allowing plant roots to uptake nutrients and water; we must also feed and water the soul of our neighbors with the ‘Bread of Life’ found in Jesus Christ. With Jesus in the soil of their soul, at the foundation of their life; they too will shine. They will shine with the light of Christ.

In faith, share the Good News of eternal life through salvation from Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. Your faith will move their mountains of internal turmoil, hopelessness, hungering soul, doubt and loneliness, along with all other problems of lives absent Christ.

Jesus will say: Well done thou good and faithful servant!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Does Faith Move Mountains?

Does Faith Move Mountains?
March 31, 2011

Matthew 17:20: Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting a good friend and his family in Indianapolis, IN while traveling on business. Chuck (Charles J.) Kahl and I worked together at a Kearney, NE laboratory in the mid-1990s. As usual we engaged in discussing ideas, admittedly some better than others. These ideas include our Christian faith; ultimately every good and meaningful idea is founded on Christ. Seek the foundation of all ideas in discerning good and bad.

During this weekend’s discussion, Chuck shared a revelation he received while preparing a Sunday School lesson for second graders at the perish he attends. Do you ever hear lessons and wonder why you had not previously thought of it yourself, because it is so simple? Have you noticed the Holy Spirit’s wisdom simplifies the complex? Do you give credit of ideas to the Holy Spirit and to the person he spoke to? The Bible, thus the Holy Spirit, does; I will do the same!

Charles J. Kahl, a Sydney, Nebraska native farmer, said the Lord revealed to him that moving mountains included moving mountains in the lives of others. If someone has a $100 mountain in their life, and the Lord places on your heart the desire to remove their mountain with your $100; then your faith moved their mountain. Their faith is also involved in confessing the mountain and accepting the $100. Does pride ever resist our acceptance of mountain moving gifts?

Perhaps someone’s mountain is emotional or spiritual. Perhaps the mountain is physical assistance. The Bible clearly states, “Faith without action is dead.” Activate your faith in the lives of those around you, in the lives the Lord places on your heart. Say to their mountain, “Move from here to there.” Can moving a mountain include leveling the mountain? Does moving a mountain include forming a tunnel through the middle like the Eisenhower tunnel on Interstate 70 through the Colorado Rocky Mountains?

Listen to and obey the Holy Spirit as he directs your Faith filled words and resulting actions in moving and eliminating mountains. Should we begin in the same manner as Chuck Kahl? Let’s think like a second grader, simplifying our faith; accepting Jesus’ commands.

I pray the Lord reveals mountains for your faith to move in the lives surrounding you. Your mountain moving faith may involve a phone call, a visit, dropping off a meal, picking up someone’s tab at a restaurant, sending a check, giving a helpful hand, an encouraging word¸ or sharing a business opportunity.

What ideas are you discussing with your friends? Are you simplifying them to the 2nd grade level? Second grade simplification will enable all on Christ's foundation to be possible. Yes, second graders and mustard seeds are small!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Friday, March 25, 2011



As someone shared with me years ago, Peace is not the absence of negative, rather the presence of positive--Hope--the presence of Christ. Christ is the "Prince of Peace!" Evil and Fear have existed since nearly the beginning of time. Peace exists in relationship with Jesus, knowing (accepting) his Power and Salvation.

World Peace is Christ's presence and influence in the entire World. When someone engages in a conversation regarding "World Peace," inquire of the steps to share the Good News and Hope of Salvation through Jesus Christ.

Peace originates from and resides in Christ.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,
Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


As has been acknowledged many times, the darkest part of the night is just before dawn. Of course, sometimes the days are cloudy.

It is a small world.....until you try to walk around it! The world is small through relationships, while enormous when trying to achieve success on our own two feet.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Power of Speech

As a child, I LOVED to hunt; anything and everything. The adventure and relationships of hunting, including the excitement of spending time with my dad, cousins, and friends filled my mind. Consequently, I frequently spoke about hunting. The more I thought and spoke of hunting the more excited I became to begin the next adventure. Our thoughts and resulting words are powerful.

The Bible is full of stories and examples of the Power of God the Father's and Jesus's spoken Words. Jesus is the "Word made Flesh." When Jesus and the Holy Spirit occupy our hearts and minds, they concurrently occupy our speech, our spoken words. The heart and mind conjure thoughts and command the tongue.

To deny the Power of our Speech, is to deny Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit's presence in our hearts and minds. Conversely, acknowledging their presence in our hearts and minds, acknowledges their presence and power in our speech / words.

Open your heart and mind to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit; relenquish control of your heart, mind and tongue. Think about the adventures and relationships. Speak Christ's power, expect Christ's power in your spoken commands.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

CEO - Workers - Union

Many years ago, the owner of an extremely large business told his workers (employees) that everything in the company was at their disposal, except for one thing. A few days later the Union Boss stopped by to check on these non-Union Workers. They explained how wonderful the business owner / CEO treated them; and how everything, except one thing, was accessible to them anytime, anywhere they desired.

The Union Boss latched on to the idea of the workers having one thing limited from their enjoyment. He told the workers, the business owner was being unfair and trying limit their rightful wages. The Union Boss explained to the workers that they deserved this item that was kept from them.

They reminded the Union Boss that the owner graciously gave them everything else. Eventually the Union Boss convinced the workers the "off limits" item was good for them. He convinced them to stand up to the business owner / CEO and tell him they deserved everything. The Union Boss then convinced the workers to begin enjoying their rightful new property immediately. "What is it going to hurt?" They agreed!

Eve ate the Apple, followed by Adam. The Union Boss rejoiced as sin entered the world. The business owner, God, was devastated and kicked his workers out of the best work environment in the history of the world. This awesome environment is never to exist on earth again. Was the business owner out of line? I pray you say 'no.'

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


In the early 1980s, people looked at you as if you were very weird when speaking of preparing through visualization. Congo began instructing us to engage in this powerful technique to program our mind for success. He taught that our mind is unable to tell the difference between a real and imagined event. Interestingly, he received very low grades in Psychology courses at Kansas State. Perhaps his answers were correct!

We were to lay in bed two nights before every race, visualizing the upcoming race. First, we are to see ourselves arriving at the meet, in our meet sweats and uniforms; then unload from the bus with calmness and confidence. We continued visualizing warming-up, and lining up at the starting line maintaining our calm, confident attitude. Congo then instructed us to visualize racing the course to the best of our ability, including half mile and mile splits. This was followed by a strong finish, running through the finish line, exerting all of our available effort on that day. He explained how this enabled us to arrive and race with confidence, absent nervousness; since we had successfully ran the race in our mind.

The Bible says, as a man thinks in heart, in his inner belief, so is he. Congo intuitively taught us to implement Biblical success principles. Visualizing is etching one’s desires on the stone of your heart and mind. Etching in your heart and mind, like etching in physical stone, is virtually permanent, due the commitment; and requires great effort. It is impossible for a double minded person to etch in either stone or using visualization. When Jesus sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, God’s law became written on our hearts. These writings on the heart influence our every thought and consequential words and actions. Similarly, visualizing our goals, internalizing them by etching on our hearts and minds; influences our every thought.

What are you visualizing? Are you visualizing success in correlation with scripture? Are you beginning to understand the damaging effects of visualizing any thought or activity in disagreement with the Bible?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Origin of Love and Works

Origin of Love and Works
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where do love and good works originate? I receive e-mails from a church body that continually brags of their good works in the world. Their leaders concurrently confess that all receive salvation from Christ regardless if they know and accept him as their Savior.

Their gospel has changed from Christ’s death and resurrection to preaching the necessity of works. One pastor recently told me that he only views a few books of the Bible as relevant. It is difficult to have effective hands and feet while absent arms and legs.

Yes, we should do good things, including caring and providing for our fellow man; whether those in our household, across the street or around the world. The second greatest commandment is loving your neighbor (fellow man) as much as you love yourself.

Where do we receive the motivation for loving others, caring for others, assisting, feeding, clothing and visiting others? Jesus said these will be considered when separating the sheep and goats. The gospel we preach reveals where we believe these actions originate.

Those who believe the actions are externally motivated, preach a gospel of works. Those believing a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are necessary for salvation, preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. As we have discussed in previous writings, Jesus and the Word are the same; as Jesus is pure and a pure Word; with reciprocal also true.

Allowing the transformation our hearts, minds and souls to Jesus Christ through the purity of the entire scripture; enables our actions, our works, to be led by the Holy Spirit. Would you agree the Holy Spirit’s wisdom of necessary actions far exceed our own wisdom for appropriate actions?

Lord, help us continually deepen our relationship with you; saturate our hearts and minds with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Enable us to clearly hear and obey your voice, your directives in serving, acting and helping others. Help us lead others to you, so they may develop and deepen their relationship with you.

Jesus, YOU are the change the world seeks and needs. Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have been present along with the Father throughout eternity. Genesis speaks of the Trinity, Jesus is revealed throughout the Old Testament. All of Scripture is God breathed, Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Consequently, ALL of Scripture should be considered "Gospel", Good News. Failing to see Good News in Scripture is a reflection of my sinful nature; as opposed to any deficiences of the author of scripture.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,
Rick E. Meyer