Psalm 91:11 "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." INSPIRATION: With all the forces in the world trying to trick you into falling away from God's grace; God has even more forces protecting you from these evil beings. Today, don't allow the conditions of failing health, unhealthy relationships, an unwanted job or even your finances alter your faith. Keep pressing out of these situations and know that God's angels have been dispensed to protect you.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Matthew 6:34 [Jesus says,] "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." INSPIRATION: You already have enough to do for today; why add tomorrow's list to today's. The reason why we find it so hard to accomplish our daily goals is because we don't take enough time to prioritize what needs to get done right now. Today, draw out the plan and accomplish those goals today.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." INSPIRATION: When we visit the doctor, a follow up appointment is usually necessary. Same thing goes for worship. Once God places a blessing on your circumstance, the follow up is to praise him, tell others of His excellent greatness, and to never cease from praying. Switch your church membership to true discipleship and watch God enlarge you.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Ephesians 4:2 "Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love." INSPIRATION: God didn't design no two people to be alike. This means that sometimes you have to put up with attitudes, personalities, and characteristics that you would rather not be bothered with. God's law is love! If we counter act attitudes with love, then peace will always win. Let peace begin in you.
Luke 6:30 "Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back." INSPIRATION: We all know someone who has "borrowed" something and never returned it. I think it's time to just get over it and move on. The loss probably hasn't affected you that much and if it is helping them more than it could ever help you, be glad they came to you with their request and that you were in the position to help them.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Psalms 126:5 "Those who sow in tears shall reap with songs of joy." INSPIRATION: Crying usually occurs when something you are passionate about is not happening fast enough, didn't turn out the way you thought it would, or didn't happen at all. The Word teaches us that weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning. As long as your tears do not begin to dim your vision, you can keep persevering towards your victory, your goal, and your joy.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
John 15:2 [Jesus says,] "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful." INSPIRATION: Every now and then, the pruning or discarding of unnecessary things in our lives must occur. Too often we walk around with the pains and disappointments of yesterday and never allow ourselves to move forward. Today, cut off all the branches from your past which have hindered you from becoming the best you can be. You may need to start with some of the people you hang with.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Acts 2:28 "You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence" INSPIRATION: If you have asked the Lord to order your steps, then the path you choose should be leading you in the direction of success. No matter how strong the enemy may seem, remember that the joy within you is stronger than any force that is trying to convince you to stop.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Isaiah 26:8 "Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts." INSPIRATION: When we walk God's way, we learn to wait on His direction for our next turn. When we walk according to our own terms, we forget to listen for God. Allow your heart, mind and spirit to always be led by God and He will always direct your path.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Proverbs 12:24 "Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave." INSPIRATION: Don't fall victim to or follow lazy people. Follow people with a vision and you'll surpass endless opportunities. Who's driving you right now? Are you ready to branch off and lead others?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Matthew 25:23 [Jesus says,] "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" INSPIRATION: Sometimes, you really do have to crawl before you can walk. Everything in life requires some level of training and experience to get you to the next level. How we advance to that next level depends on our attitudes in the low paying job, in the hard times, in the dark times. God watches our faith in these few times because He desires to put you in charge of something greater! So keep on praying, keep on studying, keep on working and God will reward all your hard work.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Psalm 34:10 "The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing." INSPIRATION: Having a secure sense of who God is to you in your life will change your outlook on many issues. With God in your life, the large flashy things are meaningless because you know how to live without them. For those who need the flash, will always search for brighter temporary items to get them through because the taste of satisfaction is never fulfilled; but those whose relationship is firm in God can truly say, "Anyway you bless me, I'll be satisfied!" With God, you lack NOTHING!
Proverbs 15:4 "The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit." INSPIRATION: Often, people seek your advice because they see something in you that can help them with a situation. We must always be mindful to take the time to choose our words carefully so that we are not crushing anyone's spirit but rather encouraging them to continue to press towards their goals. Today, when you are approached in conversation, be sure the words from your heart are for encouragement and lifting up.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Galatians 5:7 "You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?" INSPIRATION: There can be so many reasons why you keep stalling on your dreams and goals; but a good reason is usually standing right in front of your face. Reflect back on where you were when you started the course and then think back when you stopped. Now think, what cut it short? Get back to planning and finishing the race!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Romans 12:18 "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." INSPIRATION: Believe it or not, you control the confusion and the peace in your life. However long something lives in your brain "rent free" depends on how long you plan on renting it out. Even in the middle of confusion, if you choose peace, the situation and the people around you can't help but to follow your lead. Today, as "mess" approaches you, simply reply, "Peace be unto You."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." INSPIRATION: Three little action words with so much power can take you to the next level. No matter how many times you've heard NO; keep asking, seeking, and knocking…sometimes God wants to see just how badly you want something.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Romans 12:16 "Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited." INSPIRATION: God sits high, not man. When you allow yourself to be higher than your fellow man, you'll never know how to reach down and lift them up. Living in harmony with one another allows us to grow together, encourage together, and prosper together. If God lifted you up this morning, shouldn't you lift someone else up today?
Thursday, July 2, 2009
James 1:12 "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." INSPIRATION: Circumstances in life only get worse when you give up. It is easier to just give up, but it takes more energy to fail than to succeed. Keep striving for a better you. Keep pressing for growth. Allow God to take you to the next level and you'll be so grateful for not giving up.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. INSPIRATION: If you acknowledge what God has done for you; telling others about your faith in Him will flow easily. Too often we want to throw our beliefs or traditions on other people and expect them to follow. People who want to know why you are always smiling will receive your explanation better if you present your faith with a joyful spirit….try it today!