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.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Psalms 42:11 "Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again -- my Savior and my God!" INSPIRATION: When you can't lift your head, allow God to. When you can't find a smile in your spirit, allow God to cheer you up. If something is hindering you right now, don't you think it's far time to give it away? Give it to God.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
1 John 4:11 "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." INSPIRATION: Showing love to one another is easier than you think. It only requires you to forget about yourself to lift someone else up. Today, tell an unexpected person you love them and watch their reaction…you will shock them with your kindness!
Monday, October 19, 2009
John 3:3 "In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." INSPIRATION: Your rebirth in Christ is not a physical experience but rather the birth of your relationship in Christ. Once you are in Christ, the old things no longer matter because you are headed towards your future and the all the goals that go along with it. Make today be your birthday; a birthday in Christ!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Psalm 145:18 "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." INSPIRATION: "Oh My God!" is not slang, it is an actual call to God from you. If you continue to use it out of context, God will never know when you truly need Him. Today, don't confuse Him, call on Him when you need Him to hear you!
Thursday, October 15, 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: Awww…the beauty of receiving your reward after you have worked so hard feels so refreshing. Even though you may feel the pressure to stop what you're doing because you can't see the result right now, keep pressing! The passion you have for your project to be completed is driving you towards bigger opportunities, so stay the course, your goal is near!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." INSPIRATION: When the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you, people automatically see the difference in you. Your reactions, your responses, and your overall demeanor will exude excellence. Today, wherever you go, be a witness of excellence to everyone who sees you.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Psalm 16:11 "You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." INSPIRATION: The path is called "Life." This means that if there is anything in your path that doesn't speak life, represent life or appears to have no life, then it needs to be kicked off your path. Things or people who do not represent growth can stunt your own growth and prohibit your joy from being shown. Today, bury the dead things in your life!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." INSPIRATION: Frustrations, disturbances, and other entities can either make or break your day, right? To some extent yes, but to an even larger extent, peace in your spirit and in your demeanor can make those demonic pressures walk away if you put your trust in God. Today, find a quiet spot to receive perfect peace. When you get back up, don't get frustrated again, keep the peace you found.
Friday, October 9, 2009
1 Peter 5:6 "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." INSPIRATION: Do not become consumed with who lifts you up or remembers to give you credit for your hard work. When you work hard with humility and sincerity, others will lift you up and in due time, the recognition you were hoping to receive will come out when you least expect it.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
1 John 4:8 "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." INSPIRATION: You can spot a person who loves God from across a crowded room. Why? Because their love exudes the entire area and it attracts you to want to know more about them. If you can't figure out why so many people look to you for advice, guidance, and support, know that it's the God in you…keep up the God work!
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.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Romans 14:19 "Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification." INSPIRATION: Making every effort includes letting go and letting someone else speak for a change. Staying quiet for just a moment can lead the discussion to peace quicker than engaging in a word for word battle. Today, let go!
Monday, October 5, 2009
2 Thessalonians 3:11 "Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and wasting time meddling in other people's business." INSPIRATION: Do not become so busy with other people's business that you have no time to straighten out your own short comings. An idle life leaves room for Satan to come in and take over all your actions; but an active life pursuing peace in Christ only leaves room for you to grow stronger in God.
Friday, October 2, 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.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Romans 12:11"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." INSPIRATION: The result of reaching your goals is dependent on how passionate you are about your purpose. Once your determination to succeed enters into your spirit, keep on pushing to the goal line and stop for nothing! Even if you get discouraged, stop and ask God to restore your zeal to see you through.