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FaithWalk Ministries International is the worldwide ministry focus of Susek Evangelistic Association which exists to help strengthen your faith, your church, your ministry and reach the lost for Christ. We serve the Lord through Evangelism, Conferences, Mediation, Books and other Resources. 

Ron Susek is an ordained minister, evangelist and radio Bible teacher. Ron’s wife Diane Susek, a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music, has recorded eleven albums and has received the Best Album of the Year from the National Evangelical Film Foundation.

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I am so glad that you are visiting our web site today. This is an ever-developing center where you will regularly find new materials to assist you in your Christian development and service.

Our vision here at Susek Evangelistic Association (SEA) and FaithWalk Ministries International (FMI), which is a subsidiary of SEA, is to equip one million Christians worldwide to bring 100 million people to salvation by sharing the pure and simple Gospel. I hope that you decide to become part of our One-in-a-Million team committed to fulfill this vision. Our website is loaded with encouragement, biblical teaching and practical insights as you seek to grow in your faith and bring others to know our Savior.

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Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron Susek

Discovering the REAL YOU

Finding God's Gift of well-being. God is in the business of character building, not quick-fix solutions to our problems. If we evolved from animals, we must look down to the animals to understand our behavior. However, when we turn to the Bible, we discover that is not the picture at all. Rather, we fell from God and the only way we can understand ourselves is to look up to God and see how far we have fallen. The harder you try to feel good about yourself, the more you are focused on self.




Ron's Reflections

BLIND BY CHOICE

9/21/2017 9:13:00 AM BY Ron Susek

      Did you heed the many warnings not to look at the eclipse of the sun without proper protection?  Blindness can be physical, but also spiritual. Read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

Blind by Choice
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications

Having eyes do you not see . . .
(Mark 8:18)

      On August 21, 2007, the moon eclipsed the sun, sending part of our planet  into a daytime "night" experience.  Warnings abounded not to look at the eclipse, lest you burn your retina.  That will permanently damage your vision, said the authorities.  Still, it is no surprise that within days of the eclipse, eye doctors reported an increase in eye problems resulting from people looking bare-eyed at the eclipse.

      There are always those who refuse to heed warnings.  Feeling no pain while looking bare-eyed at the eclipse inspired a sense of invincibility.  As a result, however, some will see dimly for the rest of their lives.  Others will never see again.

      Never has a greater authority walked the planet than Jesus Christ, who came to reveal His Father and establish redemption.  Jewish rulers, however, were blinded by the conviction that perfect obedience to the law gained salvation, a discipline not one of them could fulfill. Their blindness was so dark that when Jesus kept the law as it was intended, they called Him a liar, blasphemer and prince of devils.
 
      Their self-imposed blindness was so dark that they felt He deserved the cross.  Not one flicker of light could penetrate the scales revealing that He was on the cross for their sins not His own.

      Are there scales blocking your vision, rendering you unable to see truth: the truth of the Creator, the truth of creation, the truth of our sin and the truth of the Savior?  Never forget that it was theologians who were the most blind in Jesus' day.  Brilliance offers no promise of sight.
       
       Knowledge is not a safeguard from spiritual blindness.  Spiritual blindness is just that - spiritual blindness.  Jesus came as the Son of God to open our eyes to truth.  And He placed the responsibility for continuing blindness squarely upon us.

      It is generally when facing trouble that our spiritual eyes crust over.  That happened to the disciples.  Having forgotten to bring bread, they had only one loaf in the boat.  Suddenly, their problem was bigger than their God, even though God's Son was in the boat with them.

      THAT is blindness!

      How many times has the Spirit of God whispered into your heart, Having eyes do you not see?  Will your passing crisis dim your view of God?  Or will you see truth with the eyes of faith and glorify my Father with quiet trust?

      Rest assured that the shadow of Goliath will challenge your vision many times throughout your life.  Each time, the question from heaven will be, Having eyes do you not see?

     Always remember . . . Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron    


 

 
      

 

OF COURAGE AND CHARACTER

9/14/2017 5:00:00 AM BY Ron Susek

      You must strengthen your character with courage in preparation for facing the big crisis of life.  Read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

Of Courage and Character
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications


. . . suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character . . .
(Romans 5:3-4)

      
     
      You were not born with character; i.e. morals, values and ethics.  They are encouraged by good parenting.  From youth onward, however, you enter a lifetime of developing your character.
     
     One good way is to make a list of failures entitled Never Again!  Then, resolve to never again fail in those areas.  
 
      Memories remind you of past regrets, revealing where  your actions fell beneath the heroism fancied in your imagination.
     
      We have all fantasized acting with courageous character in the moment of crisis.  In reality, however, the paralyzing force of self-concern may have caused you to shrink.  Then, conscience condemns your character, saying, "You failed!"  
 
      When God either causes or allows humiliating memories to return, do not try to escape by self-justification.  To ignore the memory can result in a permanently flawed weakness in your character. By letting the memory prod courageous character development where once you wavered is to escape the prison of failure. 
       
      Remember, imagination is often a "make-believe" realm of phantom danger where you always emerge as the hero.  Imagining a strong body cannot produce one.  Likewise, imagination alone cannot build courageous character.
 
       That comes by assessing the exposed weak areas of the past and using them to forge courageous character.  Start with small acts of courage, which will strengthen your character.  Then, when the big crisis comes, you will not weigh the consequences, but rather act properly despite the difficulty or danger.

       Never trust the boastings of your own imagination about yourself.  When reality proves it wrong, you are doubly defeated.  Remember your Never Again! list and take realistic steps to strengthen your character.
 
       Nothing can match the courage of faith-based character.  It acts rightly, whether in life or death, because it knows that the outcome rests in the almighty hands of God.
       
      So, prepare now to meet your Goliath with courageous character.  Reality will applaud your victory.  God will be glorified by it.  
 
      You can do it; otherwise, God would not have instructed you to build character.    
 
       Always remember . . . Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron 


  
 

PROBING THE SOUL

9/7/2017 9:13:00 AM BY Ron Susek

      What is your response when God uses a friend to ask a soul-searching question that "cuts to the quick"?  Read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey.  

Probing the Soul
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications

"One thing you still lack.  Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
(Luke 18:22)

    


      Jesus asks questions that reveal the secrets of the heart.  Dejection results when a wrongful motive is unmasked. Such was the case of the rich ruler who departed dejected.
 
      Perhaps he had flattered himself thinking that his wealth could impress people to follow Jesus.  Or, seeing Jesus' rising fame, he may have hoped his wealth and power would gain him a respectable position.  We do not know his motive, only his response.

      Jesus asks hard questions to save you from great failure.  God's grand purpose of redemption requires unique readiness to follow Jesus on His terms; and those terms grate against all that human nature desires. 
         
      The war between the kingdom of light and darkness is treacherous, and to think that our natural abilities can win the battle is like aiming a toy gun at a charging bear. 
       
      You must jettison the natural things that make you feel strong and important; things like wealth, talent, personality, brilliance, race, nationality or anything else that competes with trust in God alone.  Only then are you ready for the great work of God.

      In 1776, Augustus M. Toplady was caught in a terrifying storm.  Finding a one-hundred-foot-high crag of limestone split down the center, he took shelter in it. There, he wrote a poem, soon to become a hymn...Rock of Ages.

      The opening line speaks of utter dependence on the Lord: "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee."  One powerful strand reads: "Nothing in my hand I bring; simply to the cross I cling." 

      This! . . . was not found in the rich young ruler's heart, thereby disqualifying him to go with Jesus. Only those who understand and embrace the following words are fit to carry out the great work of Jesus Christ: Without me you can do nothing.  Hate any influence of family and friends that draws you away from obeying me.  Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.

      William Gladstone, Prime Minister of England, who said he lived to do God's will, had Rock of Ages sung at his funeral held in Westminster Abbey, London, England.  Prince Albert of Britain requested it be sung to him as he lay dying. And on January 11, 1866, as the ship named the London sank in the Bay of Biscay, the last survivor heard those perishing singing Rock of Ages.

      In each case, we see examples of people who understood what the rich young ruler did not. 

      Had the rich ruler desired God as his refuge and strength, Jesus' question would have brought him delight, and not dejection.  Watch your response to Jesus' penetrating questions.  That will tell you whether or not you are fit to follow Him in effective service to God.

      Always remember . . . Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron