Author: Rich Wilkerson

Why is vision so important? Every year we talk about vision at Trinity. The vision for the church unites us to a common goal. Your personal vision does the same for your life. It guides you away from the past and keeps you moving toward the future God has planned for you. At one time, the people of Israel had a real problem. They had no vision for their lives—no dreams, no goals. Like us, they knew who had created them, they knew their history and they dwelled on their past, but they could not figure out where they were going. Everything in their lives was based on what they had seen and could see. The problem they faced was they did not know how to look to their future with FAITH. These people had a close relationship with God. They understood that His plan for them was great. They were His chosen people after all! Yet they still wandered around in the wilderness for forty years on a journey that should have taken about eleven days. Why? Because they had no vision. They couldn’t see beyond their past and what was happening to them right at that moment. It’s easy to judge them,...

The word for today is MULTIPLICATION. Maybe you’ve been adding and subtracting when you should have been dividing and multiplying. God’s multiplication always comes through division. Plant some of what you’ve got somewhere in order to divide and conquer. Soon you’ll see things multiply around you. I’m Positive! Here’s the word: “But the word of God grew and MULTIPLIED!” Acts 12:24...

Do you ever get stuck in the past? If we are honest with ourselves, we all do. But here’s the lesson I want to share today. God wants you to leave the past behind and press on toward the future He has waiting for you! “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14 Dwelling on what has happened in the past gets you just about as far as worrying about what is going to happen tomorrow. God created this day for you. There are lessons to learn, victories to win, and steps you can be taking to get to that amazing future that waits for you. I read once that, “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday!” Two things struck me when I read that statement. 1) How much energy do we waste worrying about tomorrow when we could be praising God for what He is doing RIGHT NOW? Look around you. Count your blessings, look for miracles (because if you look I guarantee you will start to see them), and give praise to God for how He is moving in your life. 2) NOTHING,...

“The Faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lam. 3:22-23). Because of Jesus’ faithful love, you are already a victor! Why? Because His sacrifice allows you to fight from a position of strength, not from a position of weakness. You fight from victory—not for victory. Your position of victory was granted to you the moment Jesus cried, “it is finished" (John 19:30). The very second you accepted Jesus, you were transformed. You stepped from the darkness of sin into the shining light of Jesus’ Kingdom. That is your victory in Jesus, and that is why we fight! According to Scripture, through Jesus we are invincible against the attacks and temptations of the enemy! As it says in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” As a Follower of Jesus, your battle is already WON! I’m Positive!! Take these verses to heart this week: John 16:33 - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 - But thanks be to...

You WILL have enough. In fact you will have MORE than enough. It’s time to cease from complaining about your LACK. Your miracle SUPPLY is on the way. Count on it! I’M POSITIVE!! Here’s the word: And my God will SUPPLY all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ. (Phil. 4:19)...

Have you ever let fear take control? I know I have. And I’ve seen people who are so afraid that they pass out when they get up too high or scream and jump when they see a little spider or a mouse. More seriously, I’ve seen people who are afraid to trust others, who are afraid of marriage, and who are afraid of change. Here’s what I want to tell you today: Let Go Of FEAR! You really only have two choices. You can allow fear to control you, or you can let God’s peace rule your heart and mind (Col. 3:15). Scripture is quite clear about the right choice. When reading the Bible, we see that the Lord tells His people over and over not to be afraid or discouraged. And really, when you think about it, we have Jesus on our side so what do we really have to fear? I’m not saying we aren’t going to have troubles, because we are. I’m not saying we aren’t going to face battle after battle, but that is okay because we are ready to FIGHT! And we will experience the kind of instinctive fear that is built in to warn us of...

Save The Day! Get Started NOW! You already know what to do! Why the failure to launch? What you’ve been thinking about and mulling over for months is God speaking. Let’s Go, I’m POSITIVE! Start! Here’s the Word. For he says, “Behold in the day of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, Now is the time of God’s favor and now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2)...

I want to take a moment to encourage you today. I know you are fighting a battle with something in your life. It might be temptation, or illness, or maybe it just seems like nothing is going right. But it will get better. You will persevere and thrive. I’m positive! God helps us cope with trials by offering us encouragement. Here are some messages of Encouragement from His Word: Psalm 31:24 says, “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.” Proverbs 18:10 tells us, “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” He tells us in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” In Isaiah 43:2 He assures us, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” We are called to praise Him for His comfort in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4,...

No more TRYING, It’s time for DOING. I hear it all the time, “I’m trying.” Oftentimes people who are TRYING fail because they’re doing whatever they’re doing under their own power. If you change from Trying to Doing it for the Lord, your victory will come about because the Lord will help you DO IT! I’m positive! Here’s the Word: “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!” (1 Cor. 10:31)...