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Jan 17, 2008
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Job 32: 8

What inspires you? Is it the laughter of your children, a beautiful song, a verse of scripture or a great work of art?

Often, we confuse inspiration with motivation, when they are in fact very different things. Inspiration occurs on a higher, internal level, while motivation is the rationale for our behavior. Inspiration affects your emotions and your intellect. It is often a divinely spiritual influence that causes wonderful things to happen and life-changing situations to occur.

Well, I have decided that I want to be inspired. It's ok to be motivated by principle or my own inner drive to succeed, but I'd like to combine it with an inspired life. Inspiration stimulates and touches you deep within. It involves an encounter with someone or something that causes your spirit to soar and makes everything seem possible.

Inspiration feeds our soul and directs us to take steps that can change the world, change our lives or someone else's life. When you are divinely inspired, doors open and obstacles crumble. As we obey the call of inspiration, we act according to supernatural forces that enable us to accomplish things that benefit others and ultimately ourselves.

It is my prayer that today you will allow yourself to be inspired. Stand back and watch what happens.

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. Deuteronomy 28: 3 - 6

It's a fact. Life is often hard and difficult. When things get rough, and before we start to complain, lets remember how blessed we really are.

There's a popular gospel song that says that the devil may try to get us down, but he can't faze us, because we're blessed like that. That's right. You are too blessed to claim defeat, no matter how hard the devil tries or how many times you fall.

Just look around you. Do you see how blessed you are? Isn't it a wonder how good God is? His provision for you is everywhere you look -- in small miracles and large ones. Even before we ask, He answers, and the cattle on a thousand hills are His.

So, when you get knocked down and trouble comes your way, get right back up because you're blessed like that. When the rest of the world is scrambling around to keep up with the Joneses, your prosperity is assured as a child of God, because you're blessed like that.

When the pain attacks your very soul, you know that joy will come in the morning no matter how dark it may seem now, because you're blessed like that. When you lay your dreams and goals before the Lord, you realize your success is assured, because you're blessed like that!

Let us pray that our lives will be a blessing to others.
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