‘You have a gift. Use it.’ It might seem like a cliché, but that’s exactly what it means. You may be thinking about starting your own business, writing a book, or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Whatever your reason, you can’t afford to waste any time. Your gift is there for you to use. Now it’s time to start using it! It’s easy to become discouraged when things don’t go as planned. But if you take the time to ask yourself “What does this teach me?” you’ll be on the path to success much sooner than you ever expected. Remember: It’s never too late to start something new. Try affirming yourself!
Motivation can be a powerful tool for achieving any goal. It can help you to stay focused and determined when things seem to be getting in the way. It can also help you to keep working hard when you might otherwise feel like giving up. There are many ways that you can motivate yourself when it comes to reaching your goals. One of the best ways that you can do this is by staying positive. When things start to get tough, it can be tempting to give up. But if you keep a positive attitude and remind yourself why you are doing this, then you will be more likely to succeed. Another way that you can motivate yourself is by setting small goals along the way. Once you set a goal for yourself, it becomes much easier for you to stay motivated as long as you continue to meet your goals and reach your milestones along the way.
We can choose how we’ll respond to the people in our lives, whether they’re friends or family. To live and let live means to be open and accepting of everyone around you. It means not judging others and opening your heart to everyone you meet. It also means that you should respect the boundaries between yourself and others, even if they feel uncomfortable or wrong. By doing so, you’ll be creating space for others to do the same. This can lead to a world of harmony and love.
We all have that one thing that inspires us to go on, something or someone that keeps us going, no matter how difficult life gets. For some it might be a close friend, family member, or even a pet. But for others, the inspiration can be found beyond human companionship. There are many things this world has to offer, and the beauty of it is that everyone finds something different within these things. You just need to know what you’re looking for in order to find it. But there is no place on this earth that can give us more inspiration for our lives than the Holy Bible. God’s Holy word has inspired from the beginning. Through inspiration God reveals who He is and in a way He is sharing Himself with us. Who He is inspires us to believe, give, receive, love, be healed, delivered and strong. Below you will find scriptures that inspire us as God reveals Himself to us.
When we believe in God, we trust in Him to lead and guide our lives into every good work. No matter what area we are hurting, his word always inspires us to believe that He can give us inspiration to stand on so we will not fall.
The Bible makes it abundantly clear throughout its pages that we are called to give generously. Even in Exodus chapter 35, we see the Israelite generously contributing materials and time to the construction of the tabernacle. If any of those people had decided to withhold the materials or skills they possessed, the tabernacle would not have been built. The most important fact about giving is that God gave his only Son to lead us, guide us, save us and so much more.
God appreciates a cheerful giver and a cheerful receiver .Jesus stated in Luke 6:38, “You will receive what you give. They will pour into your lap in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Whatever measure you give to others, you will receive in return.” God will never stop wanting us to receive his love, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
John 15:12 says, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Do everything in love, according to 1 Corinthians 16:14. 1 Peter 4:8: Above all, deeply love one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Ephesians 5:21 says, “Submit to one another in reverence for Christ.” I don’t know who came up with the phrase “Love conquers all,” but I love it!
God declares our body be healed just as He speaks, “BE HEALED.” In Jeremiah 17:14, He says to God, other people have forsaken you Lord, but for me, “Heal me, Lord; save me; for you are the one I praise.” “And everyone tried to touch him because power was emanating from him and healing everyone.” “‘But I will heal your wounds and restore you to health,’ declares the Lord.”
Jesus is the great deliverer from sin, the great deliverer from enslavement, and the great deliverer from death. To me being delivered is like getting a brand new life, a new start, another opportunity to live for God.
Isaiah 41:10 “So fear not, for I am with you; be not discouraged, for I am your God. I will help and strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” “The Lord is my rock and my salvation; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will exalt him; this is my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Just remember, being spiritually strong means knowing that the strength of your Father God is available for you if you want it as much as you need it.
These are just a few scriptures that encourage and inspire me, but there are many more that you and I can draw strength from day by day.
In the bible, I am most inspired by Hannah’s prayers to the Lord to have a child. Her infertility caused her to be bitter because her husband Elkanah had a second wife, Peninnah who often made a mockery of her. This gave her a deep sadness and a loss of hope. So she prayed a despairing prayer to God. In this prayer, she vowed to God if He would give her a son that she would dedicate him back to God so he could serve Him in whatever God’s will was for his life.
Hannah knew who God was and that he was full of love and compassion when one of his children cries out to Him in despair. I remember back in the old days when the elders of the church prayed despairing prayers, all the kids would laugh and make fun of them at church and home. “Oh they’re putting on a show, trying to outplay each other. They done prayed enough when they pray over thirty minutes. Look at that old snot running out the nose. I hope it doesn’t get on me, let me show you how Brother John beats the floor, this how Mrs. Sue is falling all out. They had all of down and could react it out, Lord have mercy.
The mockery went on for years. But this year when they were going to sacrifice to the Lord of Heavens Armies in Shiloh it was different. Hannah felt so sorrowful that she cried and could not eat her food. Elkanah asked Hannah why was she crying and not eating. Is it because you can’t have children? He said to her, “You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”
After they ate Hannah prayed and she made a vow to the Lord: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the Lord, his hair will never be cut.”
She prayed so hard that the Priest Eli thought she was drunk. He told her she needed to leave the wine bottle alone. But she explained to him that she was praying out of her anguish and sorrow. “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.”
That night Elkanah slept with Hannah. I don’t know whether it was this time she conceived but, “When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the Lord remembered her plea, and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the Lord for him.” This story of answered prayer shows us that we should have this same unwavering trust and faith in God.
Whether big hands or little hands we all love America. America ia an earthly blessing. We all live different lives, have different peoblems, we even sing a different song. But we are Americans and God has given us mercy for our behavior. Celebrate Americas’ 238th birthday with prayer and thanksgiving.
on August 16, 2022