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October 4, 2022 1:00 am
Today, Nikita speaks with good friend Mike Shortt for another great episode of questions and answers.
This is Rodney from the masculine journey podcast. We explored manhood within Jesus Christ your chosen Truth Network podcast starting in just a few seconds. Sit back and enjoy it, share it, most of all, thank you for listening and choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network is 11 welcome to another episode Q&A with cola today is is fun for me. We've had this guy on the man up show before and just decide to have Mike Shortt on the call with us today Mike, welcome to the Q&A would cool off will great to have you here in the course. Mike grateful for you you you you been such a big, big supporter of the of the man up show and will talk talk a bit about what you what you do and in the Winston-Salem North Carolina area now, but that is supporting in the way of advertising sponsoring the show and in 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 her for being so supportive. I am at work were very honored to be able to walk, armed with a come along with you and your most important thing we do well. I'm just very appreciative. Speaking of what we do suffer just far listeners out there until… The bit about about what Mike Shortt does yeah 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 big sub- tier level providing financing to have had trouble obtaining financing or otherwise, maybe I have difficulty with the types of financing they have been historically receiving for the part of their credit line we ran a company here locally debate about prostate light on financial and we service that that niche customer was trying to be old will re-bill their credit by means of financing automobiles and provided their transportation to and from work recreational on and all that good stuff so 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 a troubling credit but we have a great runner doing that where, winding down map of the bit about 1819 year steel working with people in the community that need 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 other people whom I do still need to trade vehicles refined 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 were were at the day, and as the time goes on in advance of 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 and you any length of time. Certainly that length of time.
He sounds like he is a very loyal some very faithful customers repeat customers and those you who've commanded and probably at this stage. Just send their sons and daughters and I'm guessing Tara had it happen and I bet and it, and if so is there I is or a website where people could find out more information about BLS. We still don't have a white stone website up people mutate with us through their it's pretty good. Remember, it's just white stone stand which is short for financial FI and 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 a long way to buy from us, but it is also pretty needed to remember if WF and CMS to shore or Winston-Salem motorcar. So if WF MC number one.com WF MC one.com okay in this CD of people come to me and yes, even sometimes from honesty. I have found that with other friends gather friend, Aiken, South Carolina Brian and Jamie Jones, who also been big supporters of the show have similar business down. Then Alec people come from all over the country just to you guys. Yes, you guys posted online or something that IK you know fly in whatever end and drive this home and so that technology has changed the way we do business and marketing his jeans right so that is for sure what that's that's that's cool so you check so folks check check that out 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 talk talk from and about the family. Just give some backed up on yeah I've been married for over 30 years.
There were no 34 years.
My wife and back. We married very young and just out of high school and college and not have asked her than anything any better than her. See what Bill say in your behind every good man is a lady with a big stick so that has failed me along the way have got to tube only two grown boys, one who is a pastor at California is about the clip 30 here in another year and I have a younger son that 24 that 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'd been she's about to turn 14 and we live in the just outside with the same open daily counting advance on Carolina and I currently have Santa Rosa Baptist Church and the claimant's Louisville area waiting to hear, but we been here longer than very much home to sleep. She adopted her from Russia from Russia.
Yet the motherland is your mother later he heard I could be related somehow. Just think, maybe, maybe not.
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 want you fire away at your first question, I got 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 out along with certainly be the position of the believer.
At this point in time, but it works great 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 say before the Lord in prayer.
We try to be the hand and feet of 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 in our local communities where voices may be heard works.
I think it's a great question and in my as I'm observing the culture in 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 political truth and end pastors actually led the way and I just recently was enlightened to going back to the Revolutionary war. When when we were looking for religious freedom in America that one particular story I just recently heard I was up and in like mean or somewhere up that way I don't member the exact count off 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 debt 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 sole in my view, will have become far too passive and all I don't want to touch that topic rather want to dress 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 what had 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 dad. 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 you yeah appreciate the question okay question number two things that that we been talking about in the body of believers.
We Cannot come through. Hopefully the other side of the coded thing were hearing little droplets again now about okay what's gonna look like you know the file approaches of the winter approaches just cannot get from folks near 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 throughout this which was certainly a great thing that I think there's been some hesitation or you know some of the church population actually get back to the local church body so any thoughts on how you think they need the return to the local church is looking like or might even be impacted again. Should we get some more of this coded concern popping up once again it all, but network.com if you would like to support Cola for Christ ministries. For a gift of $25 to Cumulus's adoration declaration for a gift of $50 can accumulate his wrestling set for $100 more to include a signed copy of his newly updated tail of the ring. Got a lot done. Donate today call.
I am excited to hear you do not get out anyway Facebook all my new fan page. Fans and the like, and follow your listening to the truth and TruthNetwork.com so so I have a couple thought couple scriptures immediately come to mind. Hebrews 1024 25 do not neglect assembling together of the saints. So me just start with that one so biblically a 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 foundation we just say what way patients go read Ephesians chapter 6. We are in a spiritual war we are in 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 presently put them in solitary confinement if you talk to any like Lex over 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 – many congregations Mike hey what a 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 that the ultimate goal of ours, as a believer is to be with Christ, a ideologist, I just want to go right now.
Okay I've ever heard.
I've heard him say that I like all okay because yak is 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 think encouraging but also challenge you. God 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 virus is sickness. It's just it's just a part of the fallen broken world is 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 it is it 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 beat you know be 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. As my thoughts might. Great answer great answer so I won't wait. We got we got time for one more of you got one more.
I got yeah I think the good work here for you and I think you mentioned. So there's this, on a lighter note to Rick Blair, back to do one more massacres were not told you I heard a rumor lately, thought it might be you and him and you will feel pretty confident about taking player also left of it.
If it was you would pop in the ring again right you and the rest of the four Horsemen now shipped all my gosh I like rectum honor Eric, Brad and separate separate that the wrestler from the real man, Rick at low caloric playing is I I've nothing honestly to get things I look back in my career. The couple hundred times.
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 tights go on YouTube you'll see me and said okay and go watch some of my former matches but the 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 recessed small percentage you walk away from that you reviewed it continued to have lively God is in his grace and mercy is given rectum group 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 a one another match one more match, you know, so it's not 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 him. So goblins are but anyway so well some great questions. My great questions and working to get you will 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 adequately observe the Whitestone Limited Whitestone Chancellor for financial advice and Whitestone command.com and retails for the vehicle is WF and see what the final motorcar WF MC one number one.com's so and go to cholos.net as well submit your name and you get a call from the rush to get you on the Q&A show with cholos.
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