“The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.”

– Proverbs 20:27

I’m big on reflection, and as we get down to the final six weeks of this very challenging year, I’ve been pondering some of the most important things I’ve  learned. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Americans were enjoying a roaring and robust economy the likes of which we hadn’t seen for years. We were in the thick of prosperity when a microscopic virus put us in a holding pattern that caused our seemingly strong system to crumble. While many of us were convinced that it would never happen, seeing just how fragile our nation — and the world — really are taught us that there are things that seem strong that are actually very delicate. On the other hand, there are things that we perceive as fragile that are much stronger and more resilient than we could have imagined. Intangible forces like the spirit, heart, and mind of a human being, which — though tender — are refined and toughened through trials have proven again where true strength lies. To that end, I am confident that the Lord is using this challenging season as a reset. As He strips away superfluous pursuits and replaces them with clear priorities and a crystalized perspective, He’s birthing new passion and fire in the souls of His children. By forging resolve in our spirits and renewing hope in our hearts, our Heavenly Father is demonstrating in a powerful way just what an ever-present help He is. 

My friend, your Savior is doing something big right now! As you incline your ear to His truth and pursue His perfect will for your life, He is equipping you like never before. Though this is a taxing time, He is calling you to give attention to that which has eternal value and teaching you to filter out what doesn’t matter. As you put His Kingdom first and seek to make His priorities your own, He is crystalizing your calling and fanning a fire of divine passion in your heart. No matter where you are in life, you’re never too young or too old to make a difference, so be encouraged, renew your hope, and look to Him to do great things in each precious moment you’re on earth! 


Jesus, use these times to renew a fire in my heart so my life comes into alignment with your perfect plan.


Has anything in your life you thought was robust been shattered this year? If so, how did it make you stronger?


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2 Responses

  1. Being able to enjoy playing Bingo and singing karaoke at our Miami Elks Lodge 948. Proclaiming the Word of the Lord during the 7::30 am Sunday Mass at StCatherine of Siena Catholic Church.Going on a Carribean Cruise and visiting all the different ports of call.Eating dinner inside your favorite restaurant.But unfortunately due to the global Covid-19 pandemic activities like that had to be put permanently on hold.
    What I have learned from these setbacks is that however fragile your health and life are.It is more important then ever to protect and guard against invading viruses that could be potentially fatal.So I will wait until a vaccine is proven to be safe and effective.Hopefully when that happens.Then all my favorite pastimes will be enjoyed once again.I hope and pray that The Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and his healing messages of hope love and salvation to all around the world.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family that God will protect and bless them.To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church.Love Joy Blessings and Peace for the rest of this year and into 2021. To the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their directors. Drs Irene Messalores and Mark Riley that all of them stay healthy.To the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir and their director Sarah Grandpre that they also stay healthy
    As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.May God bless all and the entire United States of America.

  2. you are a source of inspiration to me to get through this pandemic
    even tho I live in San Diego where we have just been reduced to
    the purple tier
    I pray for and ask you to pray for all the people that this will effect
    to the people who will lose jobs that can’t pay their rent
    the children who have to home schooled who do not have computers
    ant so many more that are directly affected by the latest outburst
    of the virus

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