God

God is in charge of everything and wants you to love different than the world. He has a plan and a purpose for your life that is far better than anything you could have ever imagined. Here’s how to follow God now.

God’s People Leave Legacies

What will future generations say about you?

Did you stand, in spite of the pain, to break a long standing generational curse?

Or did you run because the pain got to be too much?

No one will blame you for running. Most people do. I hope you at least pray for future generations. That things don’t get worse.

Having the strength to stand is unusual. I want to be remembered as the one who decided to stand. The one who broke the chains of the past.

What’s your choice?

-Michael @R2W

Keep It Simple

I would love to live here.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

– Henry David Thoreau

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Place Your Life Before God

Place Your Life Before God

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. – Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)

About

My goal is to show people about a better way to pursue success. I feel as though the definition of success has been so distorted many people no longer know how or what they are trying to achieve. I have chosen to use my life experience and my desire for eventual off-the-grid living to show the world what I believe true, attainable and lasting success consists of.

In this vision of success it is necessary to prepare for outcomes that may be different than the day to day life that we have been accustomed too. It also includes a desire for self-sufficiency in my life where I learn to rely less and less on the false comforts of society and learn to challenge myself everyday in the way I live and believe.

I do believe that current events are a wake-up call and that soon our live’s will change. Our priorities will change; our day-to-day activities will change. Whether this coming change is good or bad will need to be determined by each individual. I suspect that many will not like the changes that are coming. People have been conditioned to live in constant comfort and convenience. Sadly, that is not God’s intention for us.

I want to document my transition from living a predictable life of convenience and comfort to a life of meeting the normal challenges of life with the guidance of my loving God.

Jesus is returning soon. Is it today? Is it next week? Next year? 5 years from now? I don’t know and neither do you. I believe God is giving us one final chance to turn towards Him in a lifestyle that He intended for us. I hope that I can inspire you to a new life as I make these changes myself.

Me

So sometimes I do things out of order… This is a perfect example. This post was supposed to be done when I first enrolled in Blogging University. I put it on my to-do list and forgot about it. I am after all, a very busy guy. I will change the settings when I go to publish it and no one will ever know… well except whoever read it.

So I am choosing to blog for several reason. The most important is that I feel led by the Holy Spirit to do this.

I have been spending a lot of time praying and asking God for direction. For some reason, and I’m sure it’s for my own good, He has not given me a road map to my future. I believe that He is growing my faith. All I know is that when I feel led to do something and I do it, everything works out.

Looking at the condition of our world today it’s time to try to make a difference. Will I? Well, that’s up to God.

I believe the world has been deceiving people into chasing after a way of life and a form of “success” that isn’t real. I have broken free from that and I want to show you how.

The life I am now creating is based on Romans 12:1-2 which says: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

I am no longer conforming… I am living. I believe my life is an ongoing, active experiment to show others a better way to live based on trusting God and living a self sufficient, self sustaining lifestyle.

In, these last days before Jesus returns, I would like to do my best to live in a way that honors Him.

I hope that makes sense… It does to me.

God Bless,

Michael at R2W