I Am In Him

I Am In Him
By Bob Colquhoun
Insecurity: 1. The quality or state of being insecure. 2. The lack of assurance, self doubt.
It’s everywhere in everything; in business, school, sports, love, and life. It is one of the leading contributors to depression. Think about it, why are most people depressed? I honestly believe it has a lot to do with how they see themselves through the world’s eyes. They feel like they are not smart enough, or pretty enough, or rich enough, and as a result, just not good enough. It’s the overall feeling of being inadequate. Our society spends so much time exploiting wealth, looks, intelligence, and talent that many people feel like they can’t compete. That can lead to self doubt, and a lack of self worth. One of the most amazing things about God, is that He can take the insecure, the lost, and the wicked and transform them into the greatest vessels for sharing His love and truth. Hear the words of the song “I Am In Him”, that the Lord inspired me to write. Do not see yourself through the eyes of the world but through the unconditional love, grace, and mercy of the Lord God Almighty.

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I Am In Him

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Original music by Bob Colquhoun and Harry Ebsen – www.liveGodnow.org

Victory In Surrender

VICTORY IN SURRENDER

A must read by Bob Colquhoun

I want to tell you about who my God is. He is who he says he is:  first and foremost the Almighty Creator. The Alpha and the Omega, the One who was, and is, and is still to come.  He is everything that is righteous and just. He is unconditional in love and forgiveness. God and God alone can give new life to the lost and the wicked. For those of you who are doubters and skeptics, I want to tell you how I know this to be true.

My story begins with being raised in a Christian home but falling away from that when I finally made it into the “popular” crowd when I became a strong swimmer in high school. I graduated with scholarships in both swimming and singing, but I left it all behind for rock and roll and a life of sin that took me to the gates of hell, which eventually landed me in prison for 7 years with a classification as being a danger to society.  My life was the worst of the worst with unspeakable violence induced by endless amounts of drugs. I was lost and thought that there was no way I could ever been found.

In prison (on a lifers yard), a place so consumed by hate, violence, and yes even drugs, I met and fell deeply in love with Jesus Christ. By His love, grace, and mercy, and through the unconditional surrender of my soul and spirit, He rescued me and gave me a new life, a second chance.  That was in 1996.

Since my release from prison on 12/31/2001, I have been sharing God’s love through the music He writes through me, and by offering my life as a testimony to His incredible grace and mercy.  He has blessed my life in so many ways. God has set me free from the bondage of sin and drugs. He has healed me of Hepatitis C. He has given me the gift of 3 beautiful kids, two who are adults, and one who I am raising on my own.  He has blessed me with the greatest love I could ever imagine. Every time the world said it would be impossible, God showed me He is not of this world and He answered my prayers.

In January 2012 I set out on what most people would deem an impossible task. I wanted to have all my rights restored and all judgments against me wiped clean. Basically everything that I was arrested for would be wiped away (sort of like a pardon) and I would have a totally clean slate. Although my past was unspeakable and the road ahead would be hard I believed and had faith that this is what God wanted me to do.

Today June 21, 2013 I came home from work and got my mail. I notice an envelope from the state of Arizona as I opened the letter my heart began to beat faster and as I read the letter tears began to run down my face. The letter reads as follows on all of my convictions:

“[This order is] Setting aside the judgment of guilt, dismissing the accusations or information and releasing the Defendant from all applicable penalties and disabilities resulting from the conviction.”  GRANTED: on all counts and cases.

Grace, forgiveness, a new life . . . For those who don’t understand, this outcome is next to impossible. To take me, a man who was at one time considered a danger to society, and to have the state of Arizona grant me forgiveness and a clean slate is almost unheard of. But with God all things are possible, for everyone – even you.  In the very first sentence, I said I want to tell you about who my God is.  The truth is, my God is your God too.  He freely offers grace, forgiveness, and an opportunity for a new life to everyone.

Thank you Lord Jesus, my God and my savior for love, for life, for hope, and for freedom.  You never cease to amaze me.

So what are you waiting for? Surrender your all to Him and see what amazing things God has in store for you.

Philippians 4: 6-9, 13, 19

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The link to the 700 Club feature story on my life

Speaking and singing La Porte City

St. Paul United Methodist Church
501 Sycamore Street
La Porte City, IA  50651
Phone:  319-342-2208
Worship Times:  8:30 Traditional and 11:00 Contemporary

La Porte City

 
St. Paul United Methodist Church
501 Sycamore Street
La Porte City, IA  50651
Phone:  319-342-2208
Worship Times:  8:30 Traditional and 11:00 Contemporary
 

La Porte City Iowa

St. Paul United Methodist Church
501 Sycamore Street
La Porte City, IA  50651
Phone:  319-342-2208
Worship Times:  8:30 Traditional and 11:00 Contemporary

On the 700 Club

The 700 Club will be featuring the story about my life and the ministry that God has blessed me with. The times and stations are as follows. These time are based on CST

The 700 Club will be airing God’s story about my life on Thursday, May 9th. I have corrected the times to match our area but mind you the 700 club is an east coast broadcast. They are one hour ahead. The times below are correct for us

Local Direct TV times are:
channel 311 (ABC Family) – 2am, 9am, and 10pm
channel 372 (TBN) – 2pm
channel 378 (NRB) – noon and 9pm

Info for other carriers is in the email below.

These are the channels and the times that they will be airing my story on May 9th on TV

CABLE ABC FAMILY CHANNEL 2am /9am /10pm
CABLE TRINITY BROADCASTING (TBN) CABLE 2pm
Direct TV ABC Family (Channel 311), TBN (Channel 372), NRB (Channel 378)
Dish Network ABC Family (Channel 180), TBN (Channel 260)
Online Watch The 700 Club Live Webcast or On Demand
NOTE: Direct TV & Dish Network take the East Coast Feed, so on the
West Coast, ABC Family airs The 700 Club at 7am, 8pm & 12am

 

Love

You are love

4MJN

By Bob Colquhoun

You wake me in the morning,

You fill my dreams every night,

When I’m feeling scared and overwhelmed you come and hold me tight.

Through all the twist’s in life’s journey,

Through all the highs and the lows,

I face each day with confidence, knowing every second my love for you grows.

For your love dwells deep inside of me and being in love with you is all that I know,

Even when I’m lonely, with you I’m never alone.

Your love,

Perfect in every way

Joshua 1:5 / 1 Corinthians 13

You are everything to me

You are everything to me and for me.

By Bob Colquhoun for you

When I cry, you dry my tears. When I laugh you laugh with me. When I’m happy you share in my joy. When I’m sad you lift me up. You have always been there for me. When I’m alone I am never lonely, because you are always in my heart. When I’m scared you give me strength. When I hurt you comfort me. When I feel lost your always there to guide me.  You are my portion, my strength, and my shield.  When I stumble you pick me up, you are everything to me. There is nothing I can do to make you love me more, and nothing I can do to make you love me less. Your love is perfect.  You are God

Psalm 23 / Psalm 28:7 / Psalm 119: 57 / Lamentation 3:24 /

Being In Love With God

 

Being In Love With God

by Bob Colquhoun

Loving God with all our heart, mind, body, and soul means to surrender and submit all of who we are so that He can transform us into who we are for Him. It is continually setting aside our current  life  so that God’s life can reside in our heart  and He can live in and through us. We must not only continually strive to make the right faith choices, giving God the authority to work in us, but we must also give God our lives so that we can live out the faith choices He gives us.

 

Romans 12:1

 

Loving God with every bit of our lives means becoming one life with Him. It’s exchanging our own thoughts, emotions, and desires, for His Image, His Love, His Wisdom, and His power. It means letting go and surrendering our mind, body, and spirit to His will and purpose for our lives. That has been His desire from the very beginning.

 

Genesis 1:26-27 / Galatians 2:20

 

Realizing the fact that we will make mistakes and we will stumble allows us to truly see and know that Jesus Christ was, is, and always will be, the perfection we should strive for. Through His death He took upon Himself the penalty for our sins. Through His resurrection forgiveness became alive, and through His life we must live as one with Him. This is the Agape ( super natural Love) of God.

 

Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9 / Ephesians 4:4-6 / John 3:16