Friday, January 21, 2011

Grudges and Forgiveness

Friday, January 21, 2011

Several years ago, a friend and I were discussing forgiveness; particularly forgiving ourselves and others with past wrongs. The sins, or mistakes, varied in degree. We then rhetorically asked whether God forgives us or anyone else when we humble ourselves before Him; acknowledging our wrongs, seeking His forgiveness and repenting or turning from that action. According to scripture, God casts my sin and your sin as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). According to my math, that is a long ways away!

When God throws our sins as far as the east is from the west, He is not playing ‘fetch’ like we do with a dog. Yet, some of us keep going to the far ends of east and west to retrieve our forgiven sins; and while there often pick up and return with the forgiven sins of others. The secular media are champion retrievers!

My friend and I reminded each other that Jesus said that we are forgiven as we forgive others. Uh Oh – better be careful. Let’s give this some thought. The Lord’s forgiveness is final to Him; once He forgives and throws it as far as the east is from the west; our sin is erased in His mind. Consequently, if we are saturated and led by the Holy Spirit; we too will recognize full forgiveness of repented sins; whether our own or others.

There is only one God, existing in Trinity. As Jesus said, a house divided can not stand. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is absent double talk. Once God forgives, the Holy Spirit also recognizes the sin as forgiven. If I fail to recognize the sin as forgiven; I am being led by my sinful nature instead of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit he sent to comforter and convict us. Conviction leads us to repentence.

Let us confess our sin, repent or turn from our sin, accept forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and recognize the forgiveness of others as we do in ourselves.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer

See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

GOALS - Realistic is on Your Knees

As an eight year old, I stood by the old windmill tower in our farmyard setting five major GOALS. Four of them involved athletics, the other was a large business GOAL. I was a terrible athlete, always among the last to be picked for playground teams. In School Day races, I finished in or near last place - I was consistent!

When I share these GOALS, both at the time and later; many responded, "Get a reality check, Rick!" or "Rick, effective GOALS must be realistic; you need to change yours to something achievable."

I defied the advice, keeping my GOALS. I achieved the first four GOALS 8, 9, 20, and 21 years after setting "unrealistic" GOALS in June 1975. I was frequently on my knees pleading for our Lord's assistance. I continue daily working towards the 5th GOAL; most likely some still believe it to be "unrealistic." I remain on my knees seeking the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind. Upon reflection, I believe God was providing a vision for my life back in '75.

On the way to speaking engagement in November 2009, I stopped by the farm which was enroute to my destination. As I pondered the accomplished GOALS, I reflected upon how enonormous and 'out of reach' they seemed in 1975. However, as I set pondering on the river bank 34+ years later; I asked myself why I did failed to set even greater GOALS at the time. Yes, I have continued setting GOALS since.

The Holy Spirit softly spoke to me that November 2009 day on the banks of the North Fork of the Solomon River, "Rick, your GOALS were and are realistic; when you maintain you sole focus and reliance on ME. Yes, they are unrealistic for you to achieve on your own. That is why in June 1975 I placed GOALS on your heart that were insurmountable for you; to guide you to seeking and relying on me."

Yes, GOAL is Greatness Occurs After Leaping (on Faith) or Greatness Occurs After Logic (human reason).

Others will most likely say that you need to get a reality check; you need to set more realistic GOALS. When this occurs, consider our God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit places GOALS on your heart and mind that are Realistic. Realistic when place in His hands!

This is why I invite and encourage those I speak to and work with to set GOALS whose achievements are dependent upon being on our knees seeking and relying on God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Expect God's Intervention! Expect Miracles!

As my dad said in our last meaningful conversation, "Always trust God, always remember that son, trust God (Christ) always." I will dad, I will.

Are You trusting God (Jesus Christ)?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Monday, January 17, 2011


When something seems to good to be True, it is probably God!

Does Jesus Christ dying for your sins sound too good to be true? Satan and his band of demons certainly try to convince that it is "Too good to be True."

When we give an honest assessment of what we deserved based on our own merits, absent Christ; do our family and friends seem too good to be true?

Do Miraculous physical and emotional healings seem too good to be true?

All things are Possible through Christ who strengthens us. With God, nothing is impossible.

When something may seem too good to be true, question motives as opposed to possibilities.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ.

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Have you pondered "Impossible"?

Frequently we say, "That is impossible!" Someone often replies, "All things are possible through Christ who strengthens us" or "With God, nothing is impossible."

What is Impossible? "Impossible" simply means the lack of wisdom, knowledge, understanding and strength. God is Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and Strength. Consequently he never lacks, allowing all things to be possible.

He enables us to achieve the impossible by either temporarily opening the gates of "impossible" for us; or gifting us the appropriate Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding for achievement.

We will expound more on this at a later time.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ingredients and Components

Ingredients & Components
Saturday, January 08, 2011

Did you remember Grade School music class? I recall a class exercise in about fourth grade; we listened to an orchestra recording on an album. If you are under thirty years of age, you probably lack personal experience with an album. As we listened, we were to identify each musical instrument as it played in the orchestra; whether cello, violin, trumpet, flute or perhaps cymbals.

Concurrent lessons involved gaining an understanding and appreciation of the separate orchestra components; while acquiring the distinct sound waves generated by each. The same orchestra originates the music for listener types. Certainly some study the motives and backgrounds of the music composures.

A non-intended benefit of this exercise is engaging and improving one’s imagination; picturing the orchestra playing with contributions from a plethora of individuals and their unique instruments. An orchestra is a compilation of instruments producing a synergetic resonance.

Did this exercise change the sound waves contacting our ear drums, penetrating our brains for recognition? As long as everyone listens to same orchestra and only that orchestra; the sound waves remains constant despite increased recognition and appreciation.

The listener’s emotions, pre or post identifying the separate components, are capable of an equal roller coaster ride. The greater knowledge does increase depth of understanding while the message remains constant.

Does an orchestra have anything to do with scripture? Like an orchestra, understanding the detailed compilation and background of the composures or authors increases the depth of knowledge and appreciation of scripture.

Just as one lacking academic knowledge of an orchestra is able to benefit from excellent music; one lacking academic knowledge of scripture benefits and grows from scripture. The message and the Word remain unchanged despite our intellectual abilities.

We must each listen to the same orchestra for the same music; similarly must each listen to the Holy Spirit for acquiring the same pure Word through.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Challenge Yourself

One measure of improved mental and physical conditioning, remaining on the road to your destination, is running in the loose gravel piled along the side of the road by the grader. How do you challenge yourself, remaining on the road of honesty and intergrity, proceeding to your destination of dreams?

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Reading and Thinking are to the Mind, as Distance runs and Speed workouts are to the Runner. ~ Rick E. Meyer