May’s Oasis Message – Video is Online

We have posted a video of Cindy’s message at the May, 2018 Oasis meeting. It is at the Video page under “Resources”:

Marrying Later in Life: Staying Grounded in Christ in a Waiting Season

And here are photos from the event…

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Interview on Family Radio

Cindy Galdal Ruperto was recently interviewed about her testimony & Oasis Ministry.

TOPIC: Meeting other Christians
PROGRAM: WFME Reports
AIR DATE: May 5, 2018 on 1560AM WFME, NewYork, NY
GUEST: Cindy Ruperto, Founder of Oasis Christian Singles

Click here to listen to this audio recording.

Marrying Later in Life

OASIS ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION 5/19/18

“Marrying Later in Life”
Daily Action Plan for Staying Grounded in Christ in a Waiting Season
by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto

  • Put God first in your life above all else with daily Bible reading and prayer.
    “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Matt. 6:33
  • Nurture and care for your heart by having your deepest needs met by God. He created you to need and want acceptance, security, identity, purpose and love so that He could give them to you. Whether married or single look to Him to meet these needs. Invest time into an ever deepening relationship with Him.
    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of your life.” Prov. 4:23
  • Change your source. You may know Jesus as Lord and Savior, but do you know Him as Life? This is a moment by moment decision to trust Him for everything.
    “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Gal. 2:20
  • Before you can trust God you must come to the end of yourself and the end of your resources. This is called brokenness. Do you realize that living independently of God is sin? Which verse describes you and the way you live?
    “But they will be held guilty, They whose strength is their god.” Hab. 1:11 Or
    “Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee…” Psalm 84:5
  • The root of all temptation is to deceive us into meeting our needs independently of God. In our season of waiting the devil will offer us counterfeits or idols that we can look to for false comfort in place of God. This could be sex without marriage, food, drugs, people, workaholism, etc. It could be socially acceptable or not.
    “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” 2 Cor. 11:3
  • All bondage is rooted in the lie there is no way out. But God always provides a way.
    “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Cor. 10:13
  • Pray for discernment to know the difference between the voice of the Shepherd and the voice of the butcher. The Shepherd restores, comforts and guides. The butcher condemns, frightens and accuses. Read Psalm 23 to learn how the Lord wants to minister to you as your Shepherd. Give Him time to speak to you and obey Him.
  • Being on the dating scene longer than expected can be discouraging. Hope is the birthright of every child of God.
    “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13
  • Don’t let failed relationships keep you stuck in the past.
    “For though the righteous falls seven times, they rise again…” Prov. 24:16
  • Rejection is often God’s protection. A Biblical mindset is vital.
    “’For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jer. 29:11
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to show you in those you date what you cannot see on your own.
    “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Sam 16:7
  • Has the devil convinced you you won’t be happy unless you are married? Has marriage become an idol to you?
    “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Neh. 8:10
  • Talk to God all day long. Bring everything to Him. Enjoy being with Him.
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.” Prov.3:5-6.

Say this prayer daily out loud to remind yourself that the Creator of the universe is in control. You have a new life in Christ that is not centered on what you can do. But on what He can do through you. Step out in faith wherever you go and rest in Him!

“David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, ‘Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.’” 1 Chron. 29:10-12.

Resources To Help You “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” Eph. 6:10.

The Power of Presence, A Love Story by Neil T. Anderson, www.ficm.org.
Defeating Sin teaching, CD or MP3, www.lifetime.org.

PDF of this article: Action Plan May, 2018

Copyright by Cindy, 2018. Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com
http://www.CompleteinChrist.com

The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 Action Plan for Caregivers
The Caregiver’s Caregiver
By Cindy Galdal-Ruperto

“The Lord is my shepherd.”  Every caregiver has a Caregiver. His name is Jesus Christ.


“I shall not want.”  The Christian life is a supplied life. God wants to meet our needs. Bring everything to Him in prayer. Everything. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Prayer reminds us that we are not in control and we don’t have to be. Take that pressure off yourself. It comes from the devil. God and God alone is in control.

“He makes me lie down in green pastures.”  Spend much needed time with God everyday reading the Bible. Its important to take your mind off everything and focus on the Lord. Reading quiets the busy mind. It’s like finding the off button and shutting it down. Even if you can only read one Psalm a day it will take your mind off what you are dealing with. The Bible tells us to set our minds on things above. Reading helps us find Godly things to think about.

“He leads me beside still waters.” Ask God to show you how to rest in Him and ask Him specifically to give you time to do it. Consider changing your schedule of TV watching and instead listen to teaching tapes or watch Christian TV. I watch Joyce Meyer with my Breakfast each day. Meals are a great time to tune into powerful teaching to strengthen us in our daily walk. We have to eat anyway.

“He restores my soul.”  Only God can restore your soul and He will do it in His presence. Ask Him specifically to revive you physically, emotionally and spiritually. Don’t believe the lies of the enemy that you cannot overcome this challenging season in your life. The Bible tells us that we are more than Conquerors through Him who loves us. That means over our circumstances no matter how trying they may be.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,…” Notice that we are walking through, we are not moving in to live. This is a season. This too shall pass.

“I will fear no evil for You are with me:…” We fear no evil because God has overcome the evil one. Stay close to the victory of the cross at all times. Remember who you are in Christ. Remember that you are never alone. The Believer has Christ in Him and He will never leave him nor forsake him.
“Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Knowing that God is caring for us brings us great comfort. Ask Him to heal your painful memories and to comfort you in your grief.

“You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.”  Our Heavenly Father tends to us and sustains us in the midst of whatever we are going through. Fill your home with worship music to remind you of that.

“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” The Christian life is lived from the inside out. Our strength is not drawn from what goes on around us, but from the One who lives within us. In the dessert seasons of our lives we find out that all our fountains are in Him and Him alone.

“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Does the devil feed you fearful thoughts that terrible things will happen to you or you will have a sad future? Say this beautiful verse out loud and meditate on the faithfulness of God. His goodness and love will never leave you and if you gave your life to Christ you will spend eternity in heaven.

Resources to Remind the Caregiver That They Have a Caregiver
Video: www.Fathersloveletter.com
How To Live The Victorious Christian Life CD’s or MP3, www.lifetime.org
The Power of Presence by Neil T. Anderson, http://www.freedominChrist.com
Note that Neil’s wife of 50 years has dementia.   “This is not a book about dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It is a reflection on the presence of God, and what it means to be in His presence during the loneliest and most difficult time of our lives.” Neil T Anderson

Copyright by Cindy Galdal-Ruperto
http://www.CompleteinChrist.com

Valentine’s Oasis Event – 2018

The Oasis valentine event was awesome. God really blessed it…Standing room only, and on a snowy night! Please check out the Oasis page for details on the May event!

You can download notes that were distributed at the event here:

October 2017 Oasis Event

We give thanks for the worship and fellowship at the October Oasis event. Take-home notes are posted at the previous blog entry here.

Called and Equipped Daily Action Plan

Called and Equipped Daily Action Plan
By Cindy Galdal-Ruperto

Where To Begin in Serving the Lord

The first step is seeking God in your own life before you seek Him for ministry.
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon Me and come and pray to Me, if you seek Me with all your heart, I will let you find Me, says the Lord,…”
Jer. 29:11-14.

Talk to the Holy Spirit all day long. Write down what He impresses on your heart. “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God” Rom. 8:14.

Put God first above all else in your life. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” Matt. 6:33.

Be well fed so you can feed others. (The Bible, worship music, various teachings).
“Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” Eph. 6:10.

Keep your mind focused on the things of God. Beware the devil’s distractions.
“If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth” Col. 3:1-2.

Ministry is a naturally supernatural overflow of what God is doing in your own life. “…He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water” John 7:38.

Live in complete dependence upon God. Resist the temptation to rely on yourself. “All my fountains are in You” Psalm 87:7.

If the Apostle Paul asked for prayer to be bold, we should also pray for boldness.
“Pray that God will give me the right words to say. Then I will speak boldly when I reveal the mystery of the Good News” Eph. 6:19.

Pray at all times, and in all things. “Unless the Lord builds the house, the laborer labors in vain” Psalm 127:1.

Expect the devil to come against every work of God. Through prayer, resist the devil. “On this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” Matt. 16:18.

Ministry is primarily about our relationship with God. The God who loves us wants to reveal Himself to us. He calls us into an intimate, ever-deepening relationship. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing” John 15:5.

Valid ministry is built on a Christ-centered foundation with grace & truth teaching. “Each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid; which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work” 1 Cor. 3:10-13.

Insecurity, shame, guilt, fear, low-self esteem, chaos, no longer have to control us. “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” Eph. 4:22-24.

Unbelief holds us back. If God says you can do something, you can. “So they brought the Israelites an evil report of the land which they had scouted out, saying, ‘The Land through which we went to spy it out is a land that devours it’s inhabitants. And all the people that we saw are men of great stature’” Num. 13:32.

God has already prepared the works He intends to do through you. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” Eph. 2:10.

God enables you to do what He has called you to do. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last…” John 15:16.

Your loving Creator made no mistakes when He created you. “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” Psalm 139:14.

Our self-image, our self-respect, our self-esteem come from our loving Creator. “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” Gen. 1:27.

Your Creator is the only One who can define your worth, and He has. “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good” Gen. 1:31.

In Christ, you are more than capable; your Creator will always be intimately involved in your life. “Being confident of this very thing, He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion” Phil. 1:6.

OASIS 20th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 21, 2017  cindy@completeinchrist.com
PDF  printable copy: CGP_action plan_Oct 17