Psalm 51:1-2 "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin." INSPIRATION: Once you've tried fixing situations on your own, try God! Allow His mercy to encourage you mentally, physically, and spiritually to a new way of thinking. Today, throw out your old way of thinking and allow God's mercy to catapult you into your blessing.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Mark 11:24 "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." INSPIRATION: Notice, the scripture says, "you have received it." This tells me that before we even go to God with our requests; His will is already in place for our victory. Whatever you have already prayed for, know that God is two steps ahead of you clearing out the path for your praise dance. You may have to move some things out of the way on the path, but remember, the word says, "You have received it, so stop worrying about it!"
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hebrews 11:11 "By faith Abraham, even though he was past age -- and Sarah herself was barren -- was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise." INSPIRATION: As long as you remain faithful to God, He will be faithful to you and answer your request. Remember, our timing is not God's timing so it will never be too late to get the victory out of a situation. Stay faithful; it's on its way!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Psalm 103:2 "Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." INSPIRATION:
A benefits package is an added entity which makes you decide whether or not you want a particular job. Working for Christ works the same way. You either like the benefits of following Him or you think you don't need Him. Try to imagine a life without the benefits of Christ …there is no comparison.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Habakkuk 3:17-18 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior." INSPIRATION: There may be times when it seems impossible to praise God when everything around you seems so dark; but always consider that your situation is probably still better than someone else's. As opposed to concentrating on your entire have not's, consider reflecting on all your possessions and begin to thank God for just the little things. Little blessings things turn to big blessings when you begin to praise God!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Isaiah 12:4-5 "Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world." INSPIRATION: Don't you just love it when God does something so amazing in your life that you have to go tell someone else?! No matter how small or how large you think your blessing is, sharing your story with others is the same as spreading good news to those who need to believe that He can make a difference in their lives. Today, tell of his excellent greatness!
Friday, August 21, 2009
1 John 2:17 "The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." INSPIRATION: You can probably remember the smile you put on someone's face when you gave them an unexpected gift more than the smile they gave you when you gave them a birthday present. It is the times when people least expect a blessing that makes a difference in their lives for a very long time. Today, surprise someone with the unexpected.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Romans 12:18 "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." INSPIRATION: In order to receive your increase from God; your goal at the end of each day should be to find peace with everyone and every decision you made. Peace allows forgiveness, favor and the fortitude to reach new achievements and move you from good to great. Today, make it a peaceful day!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." INSPIRATION: The two organs that control us are the mind and the heart. If your heart is conditioned to love unconditionally, then your mind will follow through in actions. Today, be sure your heart and your mind are fixed on love first.
Tuesday, August 18, 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.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Deuteronomy 31:8 "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." INSPIRATION: Today, you'll make different decisions than you did yesterday. Today, you will stretch yourself further than you did yesterday. Today, know that the path you are walking in, God already went ahead of you to make it easier than yesterday. Fear not, yesterday is gone.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will." INSPIRATION: Repeating the same mistake is a bad pattern to follow. At some point, you have to tell yourself, "This just isn't working; God I need help!" At that point, God immediately begins to intervene and shows an easier way. Today, get good and tired of your pattern and let God's will lead you to easier days.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right." INSPIRATION: Consider your problems as a prescription to your potential. Problems get too large, let God's word shrink it. Problems become too difficult, let God's word fix. Remember, there is a scripture for everything you think you cannot handle…it's in God's word!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Ephesians 6:12 "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."INSPIRATION: The adversary loves it when God's children are not getting along. Disagreements will occur, but holding a grudge is not of God. Today, do not allow the spirit of anger, rage or irritations prohibit you from showing patience, humility or love to those in your life.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
John 15:15 [Jesus says,] "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." INSPIRATION: We receive advice from other people a whole lot easier when we think they are our friend. The teachings of Christ are presented to us as if we are His friend so that as we trust the advice given, we also trust His provision to see us all the way through to the end. Today, listen to your friend.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Psalm 139:7-10 "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." INSPIRATION: It won't always be about where you are going or how fast you can get there. No, the first question you must ask is, "Am I taking God with me?" Know that if you ask God to take one step with you, He'll give you the strength to take two. Today, take a step.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Hebrews 10:24 "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." INSPIRATION: We should always be in the business of spreading more positive energy within our circle of friends. If you know someone who is always being negative; encourage them to change their negativity into positive thoughts and they will soon adopt your philosophy about life and will learn to bless others they way you blessed them.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Proverbs 13:3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. INSPIRATION: All of us were once taught that if we didn't have anything nice to say, not to say it at all. How many of us practice it? We must be careful in choosing our words when talking about people because the same gossip that flows from the mouth is the same gossip that flows from the heart. Don't allow your heart to become filled with so much garbage that there is very little room for love.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Romans 8:26 The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. INSPIRATION: Your faith will take you to a new level when you become too weak to help yourself. Even if the words don't come out right, God in His infinite wisdom can still seek the desires of your heart and make you stronger to overcome any obstruction. Can't find the right words? Let God intercede.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Jeremiah 1:5 [God says,] "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." INSPIRATION: What an awesome feeling it is to know that your destiny is still in the forming stage. Don't worry about friendships that do not last or people who walk out of your life; they are not supposed to be with you when God's purpose in your life is fulfilled. In the meantime, concentrate on Him and the direction He has for you. Before you know it, all the things you have been set apart from seem meaningless. Could the problem be you are still holding onto what God is trying to set you apart from?
Monday, August 3, 2009
Acts 20:24 I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me -- the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. INSPIRATION: Even if you have obtained all the earthly possessions you worked hard for; it will never complete your happiness if you don't tell others how good God was to you while you were trying to obtain it. Remember, it is not enough to just gain the world; you must also strive to gain God's grace and tell others about it.