Dirt Sport Ministry Newsletter
– June | 2020
In the last pit stop I talked about how a life revolution starts with being joyful always; pray continually; and giving thanks in all circumstances. A life revolution is a transformed life, a changed life one that reflects Christ’s glory and is transformedinto his likeness. The next step in our transformation is to live with no fear and worship all out.
What happens when we are joyful, communicating with God continually and giving Him thanks? We are given freedom that allows us to worship all-out without fear. All our days, our lives become a testimony of worship. Living this life to the full is an example of living a free life and not letting fearful moments hold us back. We got to be believers that do not let fear keep us from living our relationship with Christ full-throttle.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Fear can paralyze us, stopping us dead in our tracks. Fear can make us run and imagine things that are not even true. Fear can cause us to quit our race early, pull back when we could twist the wrist and go harder. It is the same fear that deceived the army of Israel when facing the Philistines and their giant Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:8-11 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.
“Saul and all his army were dismayed and terrified.” What pitiful words to describe an army. Satan’s goal is to neutralize every one of us with fear so we cannot live the life Christ has for us. When we are afraid, we take our focus off God and our focus becomes the obstacle facing us. My driving coach told me to always look where you want to end up. Use the same principle and keep your focus on your Savior and not the obstacles Satan has put in your pathway.
When we are afraid we obsess on the object of our fear; the difficult and painful moments. When we are afraid we become self-centered and defensive. When we are afraid we lash out in anger and isolate ourselves in shame.
When we are afraid we become self-focused rather than God-focused and we become vulnerable to Goliath-sized attacks. Weakened by fear, we become susceptible to temptation and deception and we lose the spiritual battle.
Don’t let fear get between you and your worship. Transform your lives, have a life revolution in 2020 and worship all-out!
Fear, he is a liar. He will take your breath stop you in your steps.
Fear he is a liar. He will rob your rest steal your happiness.
Cast your fear in the fire. ‘Cause fear he is a liar! –Zach Williams
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About Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson became a volunteer chaplain with Racers For Christ in 2004 which developed into a full-time position as the South-West Regional Director in 2009 then as the Director of Dirt Sport Ministry in 2012. Steve started Racers For Christ’s Dirt Sport Ministry covering professional off-road competitions in rocksports in 2005, desert racing in 2007, and short-course off-road in 2008.
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About Racers For Christ
Racers For Christ® was established in 1971, in Southern California, as a fellowship for Christians involved with motor racing. Team RFC® was approved as a nonprofit in 1974 and then incorporated in 1978. Team RFC® has experienced tremendous growth in both the size and scope of the ministry since that time. God has blessed the ministry over the years, today the headquarters for Team RFC® is located in Tempe, Arizona. We minister on the local, regional, national, and international levels throughout the entire world of motorsports – sharing the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
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