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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

PERFECTING FAITH

4/26/2018 7:20:00 AM BY Ron Susek

       Do you realize that God is always perfecting your faith?  I think you will see what I mean by reading today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey  

                                                     

Perfecting Faith 
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications

. . . looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith . . .   
(Hebrews 12:2)

       You may be deeply in love when you get married, but a lifetime of perfecting your love lies before you. That never happens without storms that threaten to undo all you believe you have.  Those who weather the storms discover deeper levels in one another, plus greater wisdom in communication.  Not until death do you part will you have perfected your relationship.
 
       The first thing we know about a relationship with God is that it is built upon a faith premise.  This is so important that Hebrews 11:6 reads: "And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
      
       The logic is obvious.  If you love God you want to please Him.  If you want to please Him you must believe Him.  And to believe Him, you will have to discard all false notions about Him. This will be the deepest level of testing you will ever face.

       This explains a lot about Abraham's ordeal with Isaac.  The only way God could drill down to the core of Abraham's faith was to see if he would - by faith - obey that which flies against God's nature.

       Nothing could have been further from the loving heart of the God he came to know than to command the murder of his son, Isaac, and THAT by his own hand!  This inconsistency could have frozen Abraham.  Too much reasoning would have brought flagrant disobedience based upon assuming he was more moral than God.
 
        Nothing fit.  Reasoning went out the window.  Abraham's childlike faith in the God he knew was challenged beyond measure.  Worse still, he had no way of knowing the outcome until one split second before plunging a knife into his son.

        Did God want Isaac dead?  Absolutely not!  God takes no delight even in the death of a sacrificial lamb (Isaiah 1:11).  But He takes great delight in the death of self-governance in order to complete faith-obedience toward Himself.  
 
       So, when God calls us to act upon something that is foreign to His own nature, it is to see if anything foreign to Him resides in your nature.  To do so requires a test of faith that goes to the core of all that you may cherish.  God's purpose is not to remove a beloved son, but to remove any hidden area of the heart that made it impossible for God to establish a covenant with Himself.

       Never be found questioning God's morals, ethics or laws.  Instead, let Him test you to the deepest core of your being.  Who knows what appointment He has awaiting you. 

Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you!
Your friend,
Ron

                                             
 

 

GOD IS KNOWABLE

4/19/2018 5:36:00 AM BY Ron Susek

       You can know God in a deep, personal way.  Discover how by reading today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey.

                                                   

God is Knowable
by Ron Susek
@ Golden Quill Publications


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. 
(Hebrews 13:8)

       To walk in agreement with anyone, you must know one another.  If they have attitudes, beliefs and practices foreign to you, then you will not walk far together.
 
       Likewise, to walk with God requires learning more and more about Him.  That comes by investing large amounts of time in the Scriptures - the book of divine revelation.  The purpose goes beyond learning about God to knowing God.
      
       The author of Hebrews bore a difficult responsibility.  When people's emotions are on edge and inflamed, one wrong word can erupt the situation into a firestorm.  The very effort to help can blow up in your face.

       The Hebrew Christians were emotionally spent.  For a number of decades since the resurrection, they had been persecuted, robbed and rejected.  Many experienced the emptiness of dejection - resulting in the sense that their faith was not worth the price.

       
The author of Hebrews neither greets them nor gives his name.  His first three verses launch some of the most head-spinning thoughts ever penned.  He wrote:
      
       Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.  He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. . ..
 
      The unspoken challenge to these defeated, disbelieving, disruptive and disbanding believers was this:  How can you walk out on what God revealed in these verses!  Look at the God from whom you are departing.  Perhaps the unspoken question behind these words is Are you crazy?  
 
       The writer is not being harsh or brutal, but rather realistic.  God has done all in His power for you to know Him.  He revealed Himself at different times and ways, but always emerged as the same trustworthy God.  The finality of revelation came when His Son appeared so that you can see exactly what He is like.  God hates sin but loves sinners. He is impatient with those who lack faith but affirming to those who stand steadfast in faith. He disregards empty ritual and loves an undivided heart of love.


       God revealed aspects of His heart through the prophets with names that described His character.  God revealed His love by stating His life-giving laws, which guide our relationships.  God revealed His expectations of mankind by His judgments.

       Then, He sent His Son so that you can hear His words and see His actions in real-life situations.  Jesus reflected the depth of His Father's love for you when He stretched out His arms on the cross to end His life on earth so that your eternal life can begin.

       Indeed, God has gone to extreme measures so that you can know Him. 

Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron        

                                                      

INTERPRETING GOD

4/12/2018 3:51:00 PM BY Ron Susek

       Did it ever cross your mind that how you interpret God becomes a revelation of yourself?  Read today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey

                                               

Interpreting God 
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications
 
Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.  
(Matthew 15:13)

       The sun is changeless.  It is what you do with it that determines how it affects you.  The same sun that energizes gardens to yield life-giving nutrients and invigorates the body with vitamin "D" can also give you melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.  The difference does not lie with the sun, but rather with how you interpret it - wisely or foolishly.

       If you interpret the sun as a giver of nutrition you are wise.  If you interpret its primary purpose as a  giver of a golden tan you are foolish.  Your interpretation of the sun's purpose will be seen in your actions.
      
      

       God is changeless, as is His Son, Jesus (Hebrews 13:8).  How you interpret God becomes a self-revelation.

  • If you are in agreement with God, as He has revealed Himself in His Word, then you will treat Him with worship, honor and respect.
  • If you are arrogant and think you know better how to rule your life, then you will treat Him with a condescending disposition.
  • If you feel cheated in life, you will treat Him with contempt.
  • If you are angry and bitter, you will treat Him with cruelty.

       Jesus revealed how the Pharisees said one thing but believed another.  "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:8-9). 

       Psychoanalysts call this cognitive dissonance.  Much disorder between the heart and the mouth occurs in religious circles.  These Pharisees feigned worship while despising God.  How did Jesus know this?  Because their lips betrayed their hearts.

       This happened when they ignored God's truth to espouse the doctrines of men (Matthew 15:9).  Thus, Jesus said, "But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.  For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander" (Matthew 15:18-19).

       So, what do your lips reveal about your true thoughts of God?  Do you ask honest questions about God?  Then you will find true answers.  Are they satirical?  Then your answers will be skewed by your interpretation.  Never forget that how you interpret God reveals much about you - about the state of your heart.

       Jesus said, Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.  At some point your lips will reveal how you are interpreting God in your heart.  When God visits the garden of your heart, will He leave it torn up by removing bad roots, or enjoy its peace and beauty?  May His Spirit find your heart a place of solace, as your interpretation of the changeless God is in harmony with heaven's revelation. 

Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you!

Your friend,
Ron