- Inspirational Messages
Yes And Amen
“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
A promise is an assurance that someone will do, or something will happen as prescribed. Promises are wonderful when they are first made, and it causes the one who is being promised to have hope that the prescription will be filled. The problem with promises can be that the one making the promise cannot for whatever reason keep the promise. A broken promise can break a person. We do have an assurance that no matter what the promise is that God makes to us, He keeps all of His promises. The Scripture reminds us that, all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Light In Darkness
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:5
Today across America we pause to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There is no doubt that he was a civil rights icon, and we as a people of melanated skin would not have some of the freedoms that we have in this country today, if it was not for Rev. Dr. King and others who fought for our freedoms. Rev. Dr. King in his march for freedom shinned a bright light on the dark places of racism and injustice. It is through his efforts that we are reminded to always be lights in dark places.
At All Times
“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 (ESV)
There are times we will find ourselves in situations that are difficult to navigate through. We will feel like we are all alone and there is no one, including God that is going to come and help us through. It is when we are at the lowest points in our lives that we find it is the hardest to thank and praise God. In is in those moments that we may feel like God is not with. However, when we are at our lowest points in life that we should thank and praise God like never before, and remind ourselves that God is always with us. The Scripture reminds us, I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. I encourage you today to bless The Lord.
Words Of Life
“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” Proverbs 10:11 (ESV)
The words that we speak can be uplifting or they can be detrimental. We can speak words that encourage, or we can speak words of discouragement. The words that we choose to speak can change the direction of someone’s life for the better of the worse. It is our choice to use words that will give life and empower someone to be the best that they can be in The Lord. We have experienced in the last couple of weeks words that have been seeped in wickedness and those words caused violence to come. The Scripture reminds us that, the mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 (ESV)
In the day and time in which we are living it is easy to become worried about how things will work out. Many people are losing their jobs and are worried about how they are going to pay their bills. Some people are facing evictions because they are no longer able to pay their rent or mortgage, and it is understandable why someone would be anxious. In the midst of these uncertain times and with anxiety on the rise we can forget that because of our connection with Christ we do not need to be anxious. The Scripture reminds us, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. I encourage you today that no matter what it may look like right now, do not be anxious about anything.
“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (ESV)
Each of us have people in our lives that we love very much. There are those that we will do anything for because we love them, and because we love them unconditionally. No matter what they do, no matter if they make mistakes, we still love them. We may not always like what they do, but we love them unconditionally. That unconditional love is the same love that The Lord has for us. The Scripture reminds us that, we love because he first loved us. I encourage you today to thank God for His unconditional love towards you. When you made mistakes, God still loved you through your mistakes. When you went the opposite direction than what He told you to go, He still loved you. When you fell down, He loved you enough to pick you up.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
All of us has a family tree. Some have taken the time to trace their families back for hundreds of years and have learned where their ancestors are from and the great history of their family. All of us has a lineage and it begins with God. We must always remember that we belong to God and He has made each of us special and unique in His eyes. No matter what anyone says about you, you are unique to God and He loves you just the way He created you. The Scripture reminds us that, you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. I encourage you today to give God praise for taking you as his own and calling you out of darkness into the marvelous light.
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;” Psalm 91:5
Through all of our ups and downs in life The Lord has been with us. There were times when we did not feel Him with us, but we knew deep down that He was right there. There has never been a time when we called on The Lord and He did not answer us or come to see about us. Every need we have ever had, The Lord has provided for us. Every way we need to be made for us, The Lord has made that way. Since The Lord has been so faithful to us, when we are faced with trying situations there is no need for us to fear or fret, because we know that The Lord is near. The Scripture reminds us that, we shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor the arrow that flies by day.
You Can Do It
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
At some point each of us has faced something that seemed so difficult and we wanted to give up. We wanted to give up, not because we didn’t try but we wanted to give up because we tried and it did not seem to be working out the way we planned for it to work out. There were even times when we gave up because things were too tough, but there were other times when we pushed forward no matter how difficult the road may have been. There are times when we must encourage ourselves to keep going and not to throw in the towel. The Scripture reminds us that, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.