By Robert T Sells, 2009-05-29
I am hoping to get your help with something. I have just been nominated "2009 GEM Awards Spoken Artist of the Year" and I am looking for your votes. You can vote as many times as you like. The GEM Awards will be held at West Side Theather Guild in Gary, IN on June 27, 2009.
The method for voting is simple: Just send a blank email to GEM_Awards@yahoo.com and in the subject line put "Robert T Sells, the Anointed Poet - Spoken Word Artist of the Year". That's it! I hope to win in this category.
I will also be performing at the awards show so if you would like to come out and support I will have tickets. The prices are $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which allows you entry to the winners' after party after the event.
I hope I can count on your support. Please send those email votes in and forward this email to as many of your friends and family as you would like to and ask them to vote as well. I'm counting on you to win. I can't do it without you.
Feel free to check out this feature we just did in the May/June 2009 issue of Mo Favor Magazine also. I pray you are blessed by it.
Thanks so much and God bless you...
By Robert T Sells, 2009-12-13
My name is Robert Sells. I am the poetry editor and monthly contributing writer for Divine Inspirations Magazine. I am just starting a new monthly column called, "A Brief Moment With... " and I'm looking to feature independent artists, self-published authors, and anyone who is doing something for God.
If you are following your God-given purpose in life, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line the words "artist spotlight request" and I will send you the information you need. We will review your page here on Indie Gospel Artists and we will be selecting people to be featured every month.
I look forward to receiving your email.
God bless you,
Robert T Sells
By Robert T Sells, 2011-07-30
Have you ever tried to put toothpaste back in the dispenser after you squeezed it out? It is virtually impossible. You can try to push it back into the cap but all it will do is spread out over your hand and make a big mess. You can try to cut the back end and put it in that way and that will actually work. But the problem is now you have an open tube that will constantly leak every time you try to push more out of the front end.
When we are quick to anger we tend to say things that we shouldn’t say. And just like the toothpaste that comes out of the end, when we allow evil things to come out of our mouths they are out there and we can’t put them back now. Words can be very damaging. The Bible is very specific about words, “From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:20-21 NIV)
And sometimes we try to take the damaging things we’ve said and put them back in another way. The problem is just like the other end of that toothpaste container we try to mend our relationships with people after hurting them by stitching up the hole we created or placing the proverbial “duct tape” on it for a temporary fix. The problem is when that toothpaste container is built up with pressure, the toothpaste will eventually leak out from that end that we tried to temporarily fix.
When you’ve spoken in a mean manner to someone or about someone the best way to fix it is to start over again with a new tube of toothpaste and throw the old one away. What do I mean by that? Start by going to them with a heartfelt apology then asking if they can forgive you. It may take time but coming straight forward with them and acknowledging what you did wrong and asking for forgiveness goes a long way toward building a bridge to a lasting relationship, whether it’s a friend, family member, business associate, mate, spouse, or fellow employee.
Rebuilding broken relationships can be very difficult because you are rebuilding trust that has been abused. However it will be much easier if you watch what comes out of your mouth in the first place. Read and meditate on this scripture and put it to memory and you will no longer need to try to push the toothpaste back in the dispenser.
“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.” (James 1:19-21 MSG)
God bless you!
Robert T Sells
By Robert T Sells, 2011-07-30
Okay I know you guys are probably like, "That Rob is out of his mind" when you read this title. LOL! But this was truly amazing that God showed me this. Yesterday after church Marlas and I went out to eat and as we were sitting down eating there was this fly that would come around, land on the table, then try to walk toward our food, then land on it while we were sitting there! The nerve of that little thing! He tried to take our food right from under our noses even though he would probably have died if we had a fly swatter! LOL!
Here's the thing: When you go after God, do you continue to go hard no matter what the devil tries to do to you? When he slaps you hard do you stop reading your Word? When he sends a fellow church member to treat you wrong do you stop attending your church or any church for that matter? When a loved one passes away when you were praying to God for their healing do you stop praying?
You see we have to be like a fly when we seek God. We have to be relentless about our prayer time and devotionals, our bible reading times, and our time for fellowship at church with other believers. You see it doesnt' matter to me how many times the devil swats at me I am NEVER going to stop seeking God!! I don't have the luxury of sitting back, angry at God because someone close to me passed away. People die. And I promise you if Jesus delays His coming, you will die eventually. We all die. So why would we spend time being angry at the one God who can bring us peace during that time? I don't get it! Seriously, I don't!
Don't let anything take you off your path when you're seeking God and His plan for your life. That fly on our table was on a mission with blinders on. He was going to do whatever he had to do to get our food, even to the point of death! What would happen in our lives if we chased after God like that? Continually seeking and coming back after being hit like the devil. Even to the point of death. When we seek after God with a true heart, we will see God operate in our lives and we will be able to reach others for Christ! After all, it's not about us, but who God can bless through us.
God bless you!
Robert T. Sells
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." (Matthew 5:6 NIV)
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6 KJV)
About the author: Robert T. Sells (aka The Anointed Poet) is the co-owner, with his wife Marlas, of Words of Inspiration Ministries in Merrillville, Indiana. He is known for his gift of prose and has been spreading the message of the Gospel through poetry and song around the country. Sells is also the author of several books in the Words of Inspiration poetry series and a Christian spoken word CD. For more information about his ministry or to purchase products and/or services, visit his website at www.robertsellsonline.com.