Ron Fast

Biography

I am an I.T. professional working as the I.T. director at a very large church. Previous to my I.T. position I was the Youth Director for Junior High/Middle School youth group. During my time working with youth I saw the need for Biblical devotionals that would encourage the students to study the Bible everyday. To facilitate that I developed a series of weekly devotionals titled G-TRAX Devo's. Each devotional begins with a crazy, thought provoking story to draw them into the lesson and then moves on to short study. To hold their interest I interspersed word search and crossword puzzle, with essay questions and other question/answer formats. Once I left the youth ministry I turned the hard copy devotionals into an online version

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Books

G-TRAX Devo's-Spiritual Gifts Part 5: Let’s Wrap It Up
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Series: Spiritual Gifts, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
The gifts that we are going to study, I believe, aren't in use anymore in the church. They were used to validate the messenger and the message during the creation of the early Church. This will be explained during this study.
G-TRAX Devo's-Spiritual Gifts Part 4: Serving, Encouragement & Helping
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Series: Spiritual Gifts, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Because of the increasing busyness of our lives these next three spiritual gifts are hard to come by. People, in general, are too busy to practice them but they are probably in at the top of the list of the spiritual gifts. As this world gets spiritually darker all people, Christians and people of other faiths, need all of the help and encouragement they can get.
G-TRAX Devo's-Spiritual Gifts Part 2: Wisdom and Knowledge
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Series: Spiritual Gifts, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
There is a lot of stuff in the Bible about wisdom.Solomon devoted much of his life to teaching others about it.He had it all when it came to wisdom.God granted him wisdom because of all the things that Solomon could wish for.He told God he needed wisdom in order to be able to lead the Children of Israel wisely.God said that he could have picked riches or fame but he chose wisdom.God gave him both
G-TRAX Devo's-Spiritual Gifts Part 3: Faith and Missionary-Wannabies
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Series: Spiritual Gifts, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
God says that when we come to Him, we must do it by faith. We can't see God so we have to have faith. That's what faith means: believing in something or someone even though you can't see them. Our lives are a long faith walk. We have a long time here on earth to develop our faith. Since it takes faith to be a Christian and do Christian stuff, faith is the foundation for the gifts that God gives us
G-TRAX Devo's-Spiritual Gifts Part 1: Are You a Minister-Type Peeples?
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Series: Spiritual Gifts, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
All believers are given gifts (not those boxes with cool wrapping paper that sit under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened). These gifts come from the Great Gift Giver in the sky, the Holy Spirit. All Christians, no matter who they are, get these gifts from the Holy Spirit the instant we become “followers of Christ”.
G-TRAX Devo's-Christian Living: Peer Pressure
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Series: Christian Living, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Way back when we were talking about friendships (Relationships G-TRAX) we talked a little bit about peer pressure. But I think it’s worthwhile to explore it a little deeper because this is one struggle that is common among all people. So this week, we will be taking a closer look at peer pressure, it’s affects and what we can do to help us when we are confronted with pressure from friends.
G-TRAX Devo's-Christian Living: Smooshing Temptation
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Series: Christian Living, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
If you give in to temptation, eventually you will get burned. You will get trapped in a lifestyle of sin. If you play with temptation, eventually Satan will have you trapped. Satan makes you think that there are no consequences to playing with temptation. He will make you think that you can get away with it. But he will trap you if you give in. Eventually you will become a slave to that sin
G-TRAX Devo's-Christian Living: Discipleship-Gorilla Snot
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Series: Christian Living, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
As we walk through this life, we get dirty from rubbing up against a sinful, fallen world. No matter how much we try we can’t “rub” the sin off. As we try to “rub” it off, it only gets worse. Maybe “rubbing” the sin off is trying to justify our sin or maybe just ignoring it or maybe we just call the sin a mistake. He is the only one who has the “bleach” that can remove the dirt and grime.
G-TRAX Devo's-Relationships: Sibs
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Series: Relationships, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
We all have experienced tense times with our sibs at one time or another. Sometimes we create tension ourselves. Sometimes we just have gone through a very bad day and we come home and blast our younger sibs. How many times have you taken out your frustrations on your sibs? How many times have you and your sibs fought?
G-TRAX Devo's-Relationships: Say What?
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Series: Relationships, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Have you ever said something to someone that you wish you take back? James 3:6 says that the "tongue is a fire". We've all had those moments when we've said something that hurt someone we care about. Once the words are out of your mouth it's impossible to take them back.Sorta like when you open your mouth your tongue shoots out of your mouth, lands about 15 feet in front of you and slithers away
G-TRAX Devo's-Relationships: Parents are People Too
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Series: Relationships, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Ever get the feeling that you and your parents don’t live in the same world or maybe even the same planet as you do? Maybe God created parents out of moon dust instead of earth dust and that’s why they seem to be really out of this world. Why do you suppose that God created parents in the first place? Did He create them just to make your lives miserable?
G-TRAX Devo's-WDJD: Faith the Size of a Drain Goblin
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Series: What Did Jesus Do? (WDJD), Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Wherever Jesus went, people followed. Jesus was always surrounded by those people who were considered "freaks" and geeks" by the Pharisees. These people needed hope because no one else would take the time to help them. Jesus did, though. He wanted to show the ordinary people, the geeks and the freaks, that God cared for each one of them.
G-TRAX Devo's-WDJD: Hangin' with Scum
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Series: What Did Jesus Do? (WDJD), Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
One of the things that Jesus did when He came to earth was to hang with those who were considered scum.When Jesus came to earth He was always hangin’ with those who were considered “untouchable” by the Pharisees. This week we are going to look at a couple of stories about the scum that Jesus actually hung out with and hopefully, we’ll see something that will help us relate to those around us.
G-TRAX Devo's-WDJD: Jesus Got Dunked and Tempted
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Series: What Did Jesus Do? (WDJD), Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
In this study we will begin looking at the different things that Jesus did to fulfill prophecy, and to touch humanity in a way that no one else could. Since He was God, He was able to heal the sick and the lame. He was able to give sight to the blind. He had the power of life and death, so He could bring people back to life. He did some truly amazing things during His three-year ministry.
G-TRAX Devo's-WDJD: Introduction
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Series: What Did Jesus Do? (WDJD), Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
This series is called WDJD (What Did Jesus Do). Jesus came to earth so that He could understand what it was like to live in a fallen world, and to live in human bodies. Jesus also came to earth to give us a glimpse of what God is like. He came to earth to fulfill all of the thousands of prophecies about Him. Finally, He came to earth to give us a path to get to heaven.
G-TRAX Devo's-Old Testament Snapshots: Book of Exodus
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Series: Old Testament Snapshots, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
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No one can use the excuse that “I can’t obey God because I don’t know what the rules are”. God has made it really clear that we, as followers of Christ, are to act a certain way. He doesn't want us to act the way the rest of the world around us acts. He wants us to be different. So God gave us rules to live by throughout the entire Bible.
G-TRAX Devo's-Old Testament Snapshots: Samuel
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Series: Old Testament Snapshots, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Sometimes we fill our lives so full with “stuff” that we crowd out God. When we make our lives so busy that we don't take the time to just listen to God, that’s when our lives become too noisy to hear God. Samuel had to learn to "hear" God just like the rest of us. At an early age Samuel spent his time learning about God from a priest named Eli so that he would learn to hear God's voice
G-TRAX Devo's-Old Testament Snapshots: Creation to the Fall
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Series: Old Testament Snapshots, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
In order to hear God, we need to be tuned to Him. If we don’t practice this “tuning in” process, it can go way out of whack. It disappoints God when we go through our lives without actually listening to Him and He desperately wants to communicate with us. Even when we go to prayer, we don’t listen. We usually have a list of requests for Him, so we talk to Him instead of listen.
G-TRAX Devo's-Old Testament Snapshots: Jonah
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Series: Old Testament Snapshots, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
We can learn a lot about God from the story of Jonah. We can also learn a lot about us from this story. Very often we are just like Jonah. God tells us to do something hard, we say “No way God.” God takes us through lessons (sometimes very hard lessons) to teach us who He is and what He wants from us.God wants us to look at Him and not at the thing that He has asked us to do.
G-TRAX Devo's-Real People, Real Faith: Samson
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Series: Real People, Real Faith, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
If you've read the Old Testament all the way through, you know that the Israelites would spend a lot of time rebelling against God. When they rebelled, God would “spank” them by sending other nations to conquer them.After they had endured a lot of pain under other nations, they would cry out to God and ask for His forgiveness and ask to be rescued from their misery. God would then send a deliverer
G-TRAX Devo's-Real People, Real Faith: Mary, Elizabeth & Zacharias
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Series: Real People, Real Faith, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Have you ever imagined what it was like for Mary to be the mother of Jesus? There had been countless prophecies about the coming Messiah. Everyone knew the Scriptures and what they told about the Messiah. But when the angel Gabriel showed up and told Mary that she would be the one, the one person in all of history, to help bring the Son of God into the world, I can't imagine how she felt.
G-TRAX Devo's-Real People, Real Faith: Gideon
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Series: Real People, Real Faith, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Sometimes when God gives us something to do, like live an extreme Christian life, we think that we won’t have the strength to do the thing He asked us to do. We need to remember that God never expects us to do anything on our own strength. Just like Gideon, we need to have faith and obey while relying on Him. Gideon assumed that his weaknesses and limitations would prevent God from working.
G-TRAX Devo's-Real People, Real Faith: David
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Series: Real People, Real Faith, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
We live in a world that seems to be crumbling at the seams. We live in a world that is full of fear. People live in fear of their lives. Your generation is growing up in a world of guns, terrorist attacks, and lots-o drugs. It seems that our country has taken all their morals and tossed them out the window. How can a person growing up in this world be assured of anything
G-TRAX Devo's-Real People, Real Faith: Barnabas
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Series: Real People, Real Faith, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
There are people in the Bible who are well known, like Paul, and Peter, and John. We all know that they were a very important part of the early church. There are others who were just as important to the church but are not that well known. Barnabas is one of those people. But as we will find out, he had a very important role in the early church.

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