Committed to providing resources to help hurting people find and live the LIFE God always intended for them to live!
"I have come that you might have LIFE and live it to the fullest!"
Jesus (John 10:10)
New LifeNow YouTube Channel
LifeNow has YouTube Channel. Several videos of Bob's teachings can be found on the LifeNow YouTube Channel.
Has a new office
LifeNow Counseling offers spiritual direction and counsel that is God-centered and Biblically based. Recently we moved to a new office space located at 8637 Mathis Avenue, Manassa, VA 20110. Evening and weekend sessions are available and remote session via ZOOM are also available. For more information, check out the LIfeNow Counseling brochure on this website.
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Reality and Hope
The reality is that there is a lot wrong with our world right now. Just flip on the news (but don't stay on it too long). Inflation is rising, interest rates are rising, war is continuing, political and social unrest is ongoing, the moral compass of our nations seems to be pointing in the opposite direction of truth and education, business and even the church are trying to re-invent themselves after COVID. It would be VERY easy to fall into despair and take on a feeling of hopelessness.
BUT our hope is in the Lord. "We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield" (Psalm 33:20). This truth is our help and our shield. The economy, politics, conventional wisdom, education and even the church are NOT our ultimate hope. Our hope is secure and steadfast and provides us an anchor for our soul in the middle of a world of turmoil (Hebrews 6:19).
I believe we need, more than ever, to cling to this truth. Jesus said, "The truth will set you free" (John 8:32) and Paul encouraged us to "take every thought captive" (II Corinthians 10:5). With all of the negativity in our world, holding on to the truth of our hope has become more important than ever. Recently I have adopted a positive litany, based on God's truth, that I recite to myself every morning. The repetition of this litany before my day begins helps me to see all of the discouraging realities in light of my true identity and my hope.
In obedience to Jesus and Paul's admonitions, I encourage you to write your own litany of truth, focused on your true hope, to help you be set free by truth and take every thought captive. Below is a copy of my litany as an example. My litany has a lot to do with positive identity since that is a struggle for me. Spend some time with God and write out one for yourself and allow the truth of our hope to set you free from the discouragement of your current situation.
I am not defined by my past. I am not defined by the opinions of others. I am not defined by my struggles or my inadequacies. I am not defined by my age, my finances or my social status. I am not defined by my performance or my good works. I am defined by the God who knows me better than anyone and chooses to love me unconditionally and from everlasting to everlasting. My destiny is secure. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Inmate Ministry Increases during COVID-19
Ten Life Choices was chosen by Prison Fellowship as a curriculum for all inmates entering the US prison system back in 2010. Since that time, inmates receive a letter from Prison fellowship when they enter the system. This letter has resources that are available to the inmates to help them in their spiritual journey. Inmates write to LifeNow ministries to enroll in an 11-week correspondence course. They receive a copy of the book and LifeNow sends out lesson one and begins to disciple and train them. Hundreds of inmates have been discipled since 2010. In the past 10-15 inmate per week have written to LifeNow. During COVID-19 most spiritual programs in the prisons have been suspended and inmates have more time on their hands and less resources. In the past 6 months we have averaged 25-30 requests per week! This is a wonderful opportunity. Please pray as we impact more incarcerated men and women with the message of Choose Life! We are pleased to announce that Dave Everts has joined LifeNow as a volunteer to help respond to the increase in inmate correspondence. Dave has a heart for the Lord and for those who are incarcerated.
It costs about $15 to mail the book and 11 lessons. Would you like to help?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Ten Life Choices is life changing!! I have bought this book for myself and several friends. Bob talks to you about choices you can make daily to live a life WORTH living in a very practical way. -Christine
Ten Life Choices
A book about recovering the life you were always meant to live.
365 Days of Life
A daily devotion with a life choice for each day of the year.
CONNECT WITH US
A 40-day journey through the book of Romans.
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