Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Metaphor ?

Recently a friend and I engaged in a phone conversation with our normal strategy of discussion thoughts and ideas.

This discussion included the pondering, "Does the Bible contain metaphors?" For example, whenever God's word states a concept beyond the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of some, we cry "Metaphor!"
Perhaps the Bible does contain metaphors. If so, how does one differentiate between true beyond our understanding versus a metaphore. Can non-believers claim Jesus really did not die on the cross, rather the biblical description serves as a metaphor for inclusive salvation, regardless of beliefs--such as the Unitarians.

Rather than proclaiming, "Metaphor" to account for biblical wisdom exceeding our own, let's first seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness as advised in Matthew 6:33. His kingdom and righteousness includes his wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

In contrast to claiming, "This cannot be interpreted literal," ask the God of truth to increase your wisdom, knowledge and understanding, correlating with his wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Consider three of Jesus' descriptions that instantly correlate with one another. He is the Light of the World, as well as the well from which we never again thirst--water--and "I am the Bread of Life."

Entry level biology teaches that photosynthesis derives from light, and wheat which produces bread from photosynthesis and water.

The light, water, bread, etc on earth exists as small subsets compared to God's description and definition on the eternal scale.

We claim, "Metaphor!" when attempting to restrain God's description and definition of things such as life, bread and water to the human understanding of the earthly subset.

As a simplistic example, imagine someone who has only knew of motorized vehicles through the year 1905. How would they respond to hearing about today's automobiles, airplanes, agricultural and construction equipment? If someone spoke of capability of the latter, while simply referring to these amazing mechanical and technilogical advancements as "motorized vehicles" they too would most likely cry "Metaphor."

Yet, those of us who have seen and are familiar with today's advancements would reply, "You don't understand. Today's capabilities of motorized vehicles are beyond your comprehension based on 1905 wisdom, knowledge and understanding."

Do God's advancements in the heavenly realm far exceed man's technological advancements since 1905.

As a teaser, consider Dr. Gerald Schroeder's 2004 book, The Hidden Face of God, where he suggests each cell contains a "mind."

Seek wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Think Inside the Bible.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Business vs. Government

Since the beginning of time, business has always preceded government.

Government is dependent on business.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Start vs. Finish

Every distance race I have run or observed consists of several constant factors. One of which, everyone positions themselves among or near the lead at the starting line. While only a few remain among the lead near the finish line.

The difference includes factors such as faith, vision, preparation, coaching, talent and desire.

Anyone can run among the leaders at the start of a race, only champions run among the leaders at the finish of a race.

How are you preparing for victory?

(The following originates from Running on Faith: Timeless Principles for Winning Life's Marathon.)

When the components of greatness combine in any order or combination, the achievements increase exponentially.


E=mC >E=mc2
Energy = mass*Christ (Light of the World) > Energy = mass*speed of light2

·       Effort – Magnitude of self-exertion.

·       Desire – Value determines Price.  The higher the Value, the greater enormity and duration of physical and emotional pain you are willing to suffer for achievement.

·       Belief – Knowing your physical, mental, financial and spiritual resources exceed the price of the achievement; trusting God to provide these resources. 

·       Vision – Submit your boundary fence of possibilities to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

     Direction – The best source of guidance is internalizing the Bible and a communicative relationship with Jesus Christ

What is your Christ filled vision?  Are you fully activating your faith?  We achieve Christ’s desired greatness in our lives well beyond our second wind; rather in our fifth, sixth or tenth wind.  Each wind is the point you desire relief, when your mind and body say, “enough.”  Sadly, most people make a big deal of attaining just their second wind. Faith, Vision and Desire are essential components of greatness. 

Frequently, the mental challenge of running six miles or twenty-nine miles resembles a poured, thick cement wall.  It appears virtually unbreakable, until an exhaustive examination reveals a hairline fracture.  Faith, desire, belief, and vision are thoroughly mixed with focus and concentration; creating a liquid solution seeping into and through the fracture.  Their gradual expansion disseminates the wall.  The pristine view of “Champion” faintly appears in the distant horizon.

Sometimes I acquire "running closter phobia," I just want out!  This often occurrs around sixteen miles, my body feels okay with sufficient energy for completing the run.  You may experience this at four miles, or after completing four phone calls to clients or prospects.  Ultimately, running closter phobia is disproportional to vision.  Fatigue, much like temptation, seeps in your mind.  If left unchecked, fatigue suffocates vision, displacing faith with doubt; t
the lack of vision and faith redirects desire for greatness to desire for relief. 

Internalize the Components of Greatness, you too will finish among the leaders.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve Victory with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Relationships: Love, Trust and Forgiveness

The Bible simplifies relationships:
  1. Love God (Matthew 22:37)
  2. Trust God (Proverbs 3:3-5)
  3. Accept God's Forgiveness through Christ (John 3:16, 31-35)
  4. Submit to the Holy Spirit, enabling His fruit to yield in your life (John 3:5-8; 14:15-27; 16:12-15; Galatians 5:22-26)
  5. Love and Care for Others (Matthew 22:38; 25:31-40)
  6. Forgive Others because and as You are forgiven through Christ (Matthew 6:12)

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve meaningful relationships with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Greatest Love

You Tube Link:

The Greatest Love - Memorial Day 2005

The first five minutes of my 2005 Memorial Day address in Leigh, Nebraska. Approximately 500 people attended from California to North Carolina.