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The Testimony of Cyrus Ministries International
Dick Fick is Rich in Christ
I was born and raised in a Christian home. I knew that I was a sinner and that Jesus had died on the cross for my sins. I did not know and appropriate the power of His Holy Spirit living in me. When I did wrong, my attitude was, "I知 sorry; please forgive me, and I promise not to do it again." My life was very concerned with how others felt about me. I was living for the approval of people.
When I went to high school and college, my friends called me by my nickname, "Dick." In college I became exposed to the partying and fraternity lifestyle. My Christianity was put in the background in most situations because of my desire for acceptance. After college I was married and had a family and after graduate work I began a career in business. The partying lifestyle and business relationships led me to a life full of partying and drinking. Alcoholism enslaved me; my life was very centered on consuming alcohol. When I drank too much, my attitude was, "I知 sorry; please forgive me, I promise I won稚 do it again." I was living the life described in Romans 7:19: "For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice" (NKJ). My wife divorced me, and my children did not want me to be in their lives.
BUT GOD DID NOT LEAVE ME. He took me beyond Romans 7 into Romans 8 and other pertinent Bible passages. He first led me to release the self-condemnation I was under. "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death" (Romans 8:1-2 NKJ).
He led me to let His Holy Spirit convict me of my sinful ways, my prideful life, and my trusting in my own willpower to overcome my sinful desires. "For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live" (Romans 8:13 NKJ).
He gave me hope, introducing me to living in His Holy Spirit, and letting Him lead me and energize me. "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." (Galatians 5:16 NKJ).
He gave me His provision and roadmap for becoming free from the excesses of alcohol, which lead to drunkenness. "And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:18-20 NKJ).
He not only led me into knowing His forgiveness, His cleansing, and His new life through Christ living in me, He also called me to an international ministry for Him in 1975. While I was reading His Word, He called me and sent wave after wave of His Holy Spirit through me to enable me to do what He called me to do. He has provided a "heavenly angel" to be with me in Kay, and together we are doing what He continues to reveal to us. The details are on our website at www.CyrusMinistries.com.
Truly, by the grace of God, DICK FICK HAS BECOME "RICH IN CHRIST." All glory be to Him!
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