Posts by Randy Ortiz

Posts by Randy Ortiz

Taking Responsibility

“But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke‬ ‭12:48‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Responsibility has been an encouraging and demoralizing word for many. The thought of being…

The Presence of God

Have you ever wondered why your mind races with so many thoughts, and you find yourself having a hard time finding peace? I remember when I was a child, and would find comfort with certain people, whether it be my parents or friends. I could have just ruined the kick ball game for my team by missing the home run and been feeling like a failure, but when I’m around them,…

Valuable Knowledge

Proverbs 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. Wisdom has been a constant prayer in my heart and mind for the past three or four years now. God put a message on wisdom before me that shook me.  When I lost my job and entered season of struggle I found myself being desperate for wisdom. Since then,…

Praise the Lord

The first verse of Psalm 150 says it all: “Praise the Lord!”  The verses following mention ways we can worship Him, including the use musical instruments. Personally, I would probably use instruments before singing if I’m with people. I wasn’t gifted with the art of singing. I’ve accepted that.