Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Take Action!

James 1:22-24 "Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was." INSPIRATION: Actions speak louder than words. If God has worked out miracles in your life, it is because you not only trusted in Him, but also because you acted on His promise. When God sees us moving on His promises, He then blesses us. What has kept you from taking action on His word lately?

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Next Step

Isaiah 58:11 [God says,] "The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." INSPIRATION: It's understandable to be afraid of the next step because where you are right now is comfortable, predictable, and safe. But when comfortable is no longer enough, you have to make a decision to move towards greatness and remember who is taking the next step with you.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tribute to the Greatest!

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. INSPIRATION: In the recent loss of 3 strong TV icons, we should all be reflecting and thinking about how each of them lived life to the fullest because each day they learned to keep the craft sharp. Let us not forget, that each day we are offered an opportunity from God to do advance from where we are to where we want to be in life. On a personal note, I like so many have been enjoying all of the Michael Jackson tributes on the radio, TV, and internet. I even surprised myself by remembering the moves to "Do You Remember" music video. Now, if I can only find my black penny loafers! J


Ed McMahon

Farrah Fawcett

& the True King of Pop, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!

Thank you for making a difference in the entertainment world!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Your Influence Makes a Difference

John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you." INSPIRATION: Because you are special, you are chosen. To be chosen means you are set apart to do something great. Bearing fruit is more than just going to church; it means spreading the gospel and persuading others to follow Christ. In your circle of friends, what influence do you have on their relationship with Christ?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Your Instructor Is Talking

Psalms 32:8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." INSPIRATION: God doesn't always give us the bottom line answer we would like, but in the meantime, he will always provide lessons for us to learn from. While the teacher is instructing, lay everything down and do not talk; for if His eye can watch over a little sparrow, He can watch over you too.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Are You Straight?

Psalms 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. INSPIRATION: On Paul's journey to Damascus, he regained his sight on a road called STRAIGHT. It's not always easy to pull yourself away from temptations…especially once they have turned into a habit, but if you ask God everyday to make your way straight, you too will gain your sight and walk into your purpose. Have you asked Him to walk with you today?

Monday, June 22, 2009

From the Beginning to The End

Revelation 22:13 [Jesus says,] "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." INSPIRATION: In order for God to have control in your life, you have to declare who He is in the beginning, praise Him in the middle, and bless Him at the end. Declare Him today to start something new in you and He will see you to the very end of that goal.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Mark 11:25 "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions." INSPIRATION: Forgiveness is a hard pill to swallow; but if you leave your pride out, it will go down easier. Today, forgive someone who has trespassed against you because God has already forgiven them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just 15 Minutes

Psalms 1:1-2 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night. INSPIRATION: You sleep at your best when you follow God's law. If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night for not reason, check with God. If you find yourself waking up every morning doubting a decision you have made, it's because God is still not pleased with your direction. Try adding 15 more minutes in the morning and in the evening to meditate and worship with God. You'll see how the decisions you make in the day will help you sleep at night.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Casting Your Cares

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. INSPIRATION: When you talk to God, He listens and offers you relief from the anxieties that weigh you down. Which worries do you find it difficult to let go of?

Monday, June 15, 2009

In My House!

Joshua 24:15 "But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." INSPIRATION: When you lay the law down in your house, make sure it sticks! No matter what others all around you are trying to persuade you to believe in, continue to tap into the choice which has always brought you through...Jesus and Jesus alone!

Climbing with Humility

James 3:16 Where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. INSPIRATION: If you step on someone while climbing to the top, you won't get to stay there for long.  If you deceive people for your own personal gain, your gain will be minimal.  When your steps are not ordered by God, expect confusion in your life.  Can you think of a chaotic time in your life?  How long did it take you to let God have control? Is He with you right now?

Friday, June 12, 2009

The “A” Team

Proverbs 22:24-25 Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. INSPIRATION: Who you choose to hang around can either help you or hinder you. Who's on your "A" list?


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grace Always Wins!

2 Corinthians 12:9 But [God] said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. INSPIRATION: Don't worry about what you don't have or what you haven't accomplished yet; but rather, concentrate on how God made you strong to get to where you are right now. Today, allow your new grace to make you stronger than your circumstance

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lift Your Head!

Psalm 121:1-2 "I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth" INSPIRATION: Notice the word doesn't say peek at the hill or glimpse at the hill, but to actually lift your eyes to the hills to find your help. When you lift your eyes, it forces your head to lift. This automatically causes your circumstance to look smaller because all you can focus on is your change on the other side of the hill. Today, every now and then, lift your head up from the paperwork, the quotas, and the unwanted email and look beyond the hill.



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pray! Don’t Doubt

Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." INSPIRATION: Prayer and doubt do not work together. Today, let your faith in God lead you.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Souled Out!

Mark 8:36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? INSPIRATION: Who you are on the inside is what people see on the outside. Additionally, who you are on the inside is who God sees on the outside. Don't allow your flashy appearance to take over the light of Jesus in your walk. With all we wish to obtain in this world, don't lose your soul trying to get it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Go Ahead and Laugh!

Job 8:21 "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." INSPIRATION: Have you ever had a situation that looked so bad, that you couldn't help but laugh at it? That laugh is not just for humor, but it is also God's way of letting you know that He is with you even in the bad times. Right now, just think about where you use to be or where you could have ended up. Now, reflect on how far you've come and LAUGH…count it all JOY!

The Trust Factor

Luke 12:48 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. INSPIRATION: When we make commitments to one another, we are establishing a trust factor with one another assuring we can depend on one another. The same applies with God. Once you give God a commitment, He will always know you are available for Him. Can God count on you today?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Still Have Joy!

Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"INSPIRATION: What can man really do? Yeah, they may talk loud, curse at you, slander your name, but at the end of the day, if all you have is joy, isn't that more than enough?! Today, whenever you are approached with foolishness, just simply respond, "In Jesus Name, JOY!"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What a Good Choice!

John 15:16 [Jesus says], "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit -- fruit that will last." INSPIRATION:
Whatever race God has asked for you to run; run knowing that He chose you out of so many because He knew you would represent His Kingdom to others. As others see the shine in your life, know that it came from God choosing you and the more they are attracted to the Kingdom, the Kingdom will grow.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Let the Pride Go!

Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. INSPIRATION:
Letting go of your pride and your ego for just a moment will force you to look at a situation from someone else's eye. Today, try to increase your ministry of listening and denying your opinion to take control. When this occurs, both parties will gain more respect for the other.