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July 26, 2022 1:00 am
Today, Nikita chats with good friend Mike Shortt for another great episode of questions and answers.
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Enjoy the insured but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing The Truth Podcast Network network. This is the Truth Network is welcome to another episode Q&A with goal today is is fun for me. We've had this guy on the man up show before and decide. Have Mike short on the call with us today Mike, welcome to the Q&A would cool off will great to have you here in the course of Mike grateful for you you you you been such a big, big supporter of the of the man up show and will talk your talk will be about what you what you doing in the Winston-Salem North Carolina area debit the supporting in the way of of advertising and sponsoring the show and helping to get this message out to get the stories out to the world and so I can first and foremost thank you enough for being so supportive were were very honored to be able to lock arms with a come along with you and your minister. The most important thing we do well just very appreciative. Speaking of what we do so for just for listeners out there until… Love about about what my church does well I have been involved in the consumer lending automobile lending/retail business for about Alaska almost 30 years. Now go back quickly when the lot working for the sub tier level providing financing have had trouble obtaining financing or otherwise, maybe I have difficulty with the types of financing they have been historically receiving the part of their credit like so we we ran the company here locally debit state called Whitestone financial and we service that that niche customer was trying to be old re-bill their credit by means of financing automobiles and provided better transportation to and from work, recreational, and all that good stuff.
So we we have enjoyed doing that we we always sing that as more of a service platform to folks who needed something a little more little more to help them recover from what might've been troubling credit past, but we have a great run of doing that where Kai winding down that piece of business by a 19 year steel working with people in the community that the transportation were doing that through offering vehicles that are already available to all credit spectrums if you will. And then also trying to help people as they have a pretty large customer base, all those many years there are people whom I do still need to trade vehicles are assigned vehicles were kind to be the conduit or the hour or the middle person to continue to help service the customer and in finding good solid transportation center program today and as the condos on the good Lord will will will see what the other chapters continued open up to us. Along those lines.
Well, obviously, going on 30 years you been a great service to your community a you know anyone has a business you know any length of time. Certainly that length of time. It sounds like he is a very loyal some very faithful customers repeat customers and those you who've commanded and probably at this stage send their sons and daughters and I'm guessing territory that it happened. I did that and it and so is there is or a website where people could find out more information about BLS. We still have a Whitestone website it people indicate with us through their it's pretty good remembrance to Whitestone stand, which is short for financial FIM Whitestone plan.com is still up there information on there anyway you have the retail side of the business where we are continuing to market card and failed to get close to appear mostly in the community. Sometimes you have to travel from from all way to buy from us, but it is also pretty did remember if WF and CMS to shore or Winston-Salem motorcar. So if WF MC number one.com WF MC one.com and CD of people coming come in to see you sometime soon from honesty.
I have found that with other friends gather friend, Aiken, South Carolina Brian and Jamie Joe's who also been big supporters of the show have similar business down and out like people come from all over the country just to you guys posted online or something that IK you know fly in whatever end and drive this home so that that technology has changed the way we do business and marketing his change right so that is for sure what that's that's that's cool so you check so folks check check that all of you in the Winston-Salem area and/or from out-of-town real estate. Check out the website and and that they may have just the car for you, and sell what wonderful well well it is so that it will landmass to this to. So I just want to touch on this.
I know you get the family suggested talking to Offerman about the family.
Just give some backdrop on that. I've been married for over 30 years.
There were no 34 years. My wife and not we married very young and just at high school. She's just in college and not have faster than anything any better than her. See what Bill saying your behind every good man is a lady with a big stick so that have failed me along the way have got to only two grown boys, one who is a pastor at California is about the clip 30 here in another year and then I have a younger son 24 that's living in the Charlotte area and then we have a daughter who came to be with us. We adopted her from Russia when she was about 18 months old. Her name is Riley and she thinks she's about to turn 14 and we live in the just outside with the same updated counting advanced on Carolina and currently at Center Grove Baptist Church in the claimant's Louisville area waiting to hear, but we been here longer than I very much hope the locals she adopted her from Russia from Russia. Yet the motherland is your mother. When he heard I could be related somehow to second base.
Maybe.that's awesome, that's awesome. Well, hey, let's let's flip the table here and give you the opportunity despicable three questions in the have not no clue no idea what you get asked but they'll let you fire away at your first question, I got ready for you.
I think both of us being Christian believers, and I was thinking through this and I certainly have the time I got to know you certainly have a lot of confidence in your position on things in your discernment about things of first question I have for you and Hannah may go along with certainly be the position of the believer. At this point in time, but were expressed in such a noisy, cultural, social, political moment here in the country, the world that we hear believers apart from what we know today which is to stay before the Lord in prayer.
We try to be the hand treated Jesus in your opinion, how much more proactive and believers. Do you think we need to be or can be when it comes to making an impact or different. Our local communities where voices may be her network.com here have registered for the morning settlement conference in August. Yet what are you waiting for an amazing lineup of speakers including Ed Gail superstar Lex leader Gen. Jerry Boykin, David and Jason brothers renowned evangelist like something to read, and Yours truly registered today what are you waiting for go to and start events.com green tile, carpet right now number one thing this is Nicole and I want to thank Blevins for supporting my new show manner Saturday afternoon at 1230 on the truth that were you're listening to the truth and TruthNetwork.com. I think a great question and in my as I'm observing the culture and the climate of today I am finding that finally, which I I've been one dispensed in a been sounding the alarm on this last couple three years that the church is been silent this whole silent majority family hey Jay, it's time to not be silent any longer and if you go back in history fiscal back in history to the early days of America considering that the nation was founded on biblical principles of biblical truth that means written into the Constitution which most people never let go read the Constitution. Find out the founding fathers based a lot of the Constitution on biblical truth and end pastors actually led the way and I just recently was enlightened to be going back to the Revolutionary war. When we were looking for religious freedom in America that one particular story I just recently heard I was up and in like Maine or somewhere up that way I don't know the exact count of top my head. The pastor led the way. In fact, he was standing on his platform had kind of his black robe on as I guess they would wear back then when they would preach and he made an announcement and began to unbutton and or take off his black robe and he had his own militia uniform on underneath his role and stepped off of the platform walked to the back of the church because I want to know how many men are with me and and about 300 men in his congregation that day stepped in behind him and they formed a militia that became the dad that fought in one of the first revolutionary battles and said here's a pastor leading the charge when you have pastors today who are so in my view, will have become far too passive and I don't want to touch that topic rather want to address or talk about that which is why were I believe in such of the muck and mess that were in. So I do believe in addressing your question at the church at large, not just pastors, but the congregant nations need to get involved, engaged on all levels of the Entente, whether it's a school board or commission board or or running for you like the Lieut. Gov. of North Carolina Mark Robinson Red Hat on the map show and this Q&A show incredible interviews. If you've not heard those go into the archives and listen to Lieut. Gov. Mark Robinson's story, but here's a rocksolid believer that stepped into the world. In this case of politics because he wanted to make a difference in at the end of the day, you know, it's not so much that it's about America as much as it is, but it's what even more about God's kingdom.
But there's a mandate there for us as believers to step into every sphere of influence whether it's education, whether sports and entertainment arts and entertainment, politics, the family life.
All of these spheres of influence my that believers need to stop being so silent and and step out and I here's the key. Speak truth biblical truth in love. That's the key in love love just love on people and and sprinkle it with grace. So the same grace God shows you and I we need to show those who are blinded to the truth and/or lost out there in the world house at finances at okay Lola, that would preach yeah appreciate the question okay question number 21 thing that we been talking about in the body of believers. We Cannot come through. Hopefully the other side of this coded thing we're hearing little droplets again now that okay what's gonna look like, you know, the following approaches of the winter approaches and we just cannot get back to the church. It will at the actual physical location of church would have beat the great benefit of being able to stream services and things like that. Through all this work was certainly a great thing that I think there's been some hesitation or you know some of the church population to actually get back to the local church body so any thoughts on how you think they even be the return to the local church is looking like or might even be impacted again. Should we get some more this this coded concern popping up once again as we get all but so so I have couple thought couple scriptures immediately come to mind. Hebrews 1024 25 do not neglect assembling together of the saints. Sony just start with that one so biblically I look where more of a spiritual war than some would recognize as some even realized I mean at the end of the day. At the very foundational me to say what way you should still read Ephesians chapter 6. We are in a spiritual war wherein a battle for mankind. There is a real enemy to our soul and comes to steal, kill and destroy it, including the nuclear family and in society as a whole.
Okay so this is start with that. So we are technically we are to not neglect assembling together, so the enemy love nothing better than to isolate and separate. That's why they put people can personally put them in solitary confinement if you talk to like Lex Luther my body lacks when he was in jail was put in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day is about lost my mind yet look at the same things can happen if you put yourself in solitary confinement at home and don't engage and interact with other people. God did not create us that no man is an island unto himself. He did not create us to live isolated and I think that's a ploy, a strategy of the enemy not to over spiritualize things. That's the first thing comes to mind. The second Scripture comes to mind is, I have not given you a spirit of fear, and I've asked many congregations, Mike hey, what are people been afraid of his last couple years, you couple three years ago. As you know some will say that the COBIT or whatever. But beyond that, what they go dying right well here's the bottom line if you're a Christ follower like you like you have it you had a genuine conversion like the real.
The Bible says that Paul said to live is Christ and to die is gain. Let like this isn't the ultimate goal of arson as a believer is to be with Christ, and ideologies. I just want to go right now. I've never heard I've heard him say that I like all cake ejectors your plans and what you want to do is much more important than God's ultimate plan but all that said, all that said, he has not given us a spirit of fear, wanted to spirit to if he hasn't given it to us. Guesswork comes from comes from the other camp and so those walking in fear as a believer I think encouraging but also challenge you got hasn't given you and I a spirit of fear, he's given us a sound mind and in the power to overcome that spirit. And so moving into the fall and beyond. But there's always going to be pestilences, viruses, sickness. It's just it's just a part of the fallen broken world.
So don't don't be fearful of it just embrace it and in the worst case scenario to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord as a believer to say this. Lastly, as well, and in addressing this question. If you're not a Christ follower which we listen to the show today and listen this conversation but please don't don't wait any longer.
By all means take a moment and just just surrender your life and heart to the Lord. Open your heart and invite Jesus in it and you'll have a piece. I sure you that surpasses all understanding. Speaking from personal experience, but the other thing Mike is is is this, that if you're not a Christ follower. By all means you should be afraid of dying. Let like for real because according to the Bible. It does not bode well for you if you dive you pass away without having Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and by choice.
You rejecting him and rejecting the created universe does not bode well for you. So I would summarize my closet looked at you.
We can't walk as believers we can't walk in fear certainly use common sense and certainly be no be no use your precautions but by all means, if you just want to honor God's word in those principles of Scriptures that I just handled that's how you should approach the fall and that's how you should approach life in general.
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Great answer. So I will wait we got we got time for one more of you got one more.
I got yeah I think the goodwill here for you.
Like you mentioned. So there's this, on a lighter note, Rick Blair, back to do one more man suppose when I told you I heard a rumor lately, thought it might be you and him and and you would feel pretty confident about taking player so I thought on that. If it was you popping the ring again right you and the rest of the force mumbled now shipped all my gosh I like red Monterey account Brad separate separate that the wrestler from the real man, come on, Rick. I love wreathlaying is I've nothing honestly to get things I look back on my career.
The couple hundred times a however many times I wrestled him sometimes for for a 60 minute draw.
You know, uncontested, no finish, no, no ending. Other than time limit draw nothing but total respect for Rick and and I be better hip better him than me.
I'm at this stage of life I have zero desire Mike of ever donning the type to get people asked me what you are doing or just a one off you one last big payday.
Or someone like no I don't you want to see me and types go on YouTube you'll see me and said okay and go watch some of my former matches but the yeah I mean I don't even what it what really what I I'm convinced you want to go out in a blaze of glory saw my prayers are Rick Rick, if you're listening bro praying. I know you last time in the hospital was it was nip and talk to me that that the recess small percentage you walk away from you to continue to have. Why would God is in his grace and mercy is given her rectum break multiple from plane crashes to all kind of multiple chances and I just hope on is on a serious note, I just hope while Rick is able to find a greater purpose and calling for his life that that the step into a wrestling ring and and and have have one another match one more match, you know, so it's not good to be me in the ring with them. My, you wouldn't want me in the ring with them and just say for the record, he would not like whoever he wrestles the whole, full and prayerful that he actually is able to walk out what step out of the ring as well as step into the ring so the up the I am so glad hey, he's got a lot of fans a lot of followers out there so you.God bless them, so job but anyway so well some great questions. My great questions and working to get you to get you sometime back on the man up show to his.
I will do that in death. Hey one more day one more time for our listeners to give those those letters together.com and those letters again for your serve the Whitestone evidences Whitestone Chancellor for financial advice and Whitestone command.com and retails for the vehicle is WF C… I'm a motorcar WF MC one number one.com's so and go to co-op.net as well submit your name and you get a call from the rush to get you on the Q&A show with cloth. My. God bless you man. Thank you so much for your friendship. God bless you for your you don't want to get appreciate so much.
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