LYSA TERKEURST SEEING BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

Author, Founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries Lysa TerKeurst is a walking testament of God's faithfulness in healing and restoration. She has dealt with heartbreak, pain, and disappointment and by the grace of God, she is able to courageously share her story. Amongst the pain she faced in her marriage and being diagnosed with breast cancer, her road towards healing and restoration was not easy by any means.

In her latest book, Seeing Beautiful Again: 50 Devotions to Find Redemption in Every Part of Your Story, she shares her testimony, reminding readers that through Christ, life can be beautiful again. TerKeurst shares her perspectives and the wisdom she gained during this journey of heartache. God's faithfulness is evident through all the experiences, taking her from glory to glory. Her hope is that her story helps others who may be facing similar circumstances or on a similar journey that Lysa once faced. But ultimately, TerKeurst's priority and intent is to point her audience back to Christ.

POWER THOUGHT

Joy awaits you when you're in pain. Peace awaits you when it may be chaotic. Victory awaits you in the midst of a battle. You will overcome what you are facing in due time!

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." - 2 Corinthians 4:16

VICTORIA OSTEEN FAITHFUL IN HER SERVICE

Televangelist and wife of Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen has been faithfully serving Lakewood Church as the co-pastor since 2003. Her ministry spans locally and globally, through television broadcast and online. The mother of two is committed to serving her Houston community.

Osteen is also the author of her book, Encouragement for an Exceptional Life. When we are trying to do things on our own but we should not have to struggle to make things happen. Osteen encourages people to receive from God by trusting Him and all He has for you. We can receive and thank Him in advance for the works He is doing even when we cannot see it. This is a way to live an exceptional life through Christ.

POWER THOUGHT

With open arms and an open heart, receive all that's meant for you, even if it's not in front of you right now!

"No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." - Psalm 84:11

KENDRICK LAMAR HAVING FAITH IN THE UNKNOWN

Artist, musician, master lyricist Kendrick Lamar is making his return with a new album, since his last release in 2017. Lamar is making it known that his album will dominate any album that has released or plans to be released in 2021. Songs were recently registered in ASCAP which poses as an indicator for fans, and assuming it's for his upcoming album. He announced last month that this highly anticipated album will also be his last album with TDE, his longtime label. The message he shared with fans was heartfelt, vulnerable, and embedded with the silver lining of the future.

As listeners patiently wait for the album to drop, Lamar's cousin Baby Keem featured Kendrick in his latest single, family ties. Baby Keem is also releasing his album, The Melodic Blue September 10. The beautiful visual that followed the single featured Lamar, deeply passionate and equally ready to make his return. Whatever Lamar has in store, he is answering the call for his life and we know we can expect nothing less of excellence and greatness.

POWER THOUGHT

You are destined for the greatness in front of you and ahead of you. Trust the process and have faith in the plan for your life! Even if it does not go your way, know that there is something better waiting for you!

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1

JACKIE HILL PERRY LIVING A COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED LIFE

Jackie Hill Perry is an author, teacher, poet, emcee and a vessel being used by God. Her gift is to teach and share the gospel of God in the most authentic way. She is transparent, vulnerable, and God has transformed every area of her life. Her latest book, "Holier Than Thou" is already a best-selling book for the past three weeks. The book shares the perspective that because God is holy, then He is trustworthy. His holiness in our lives allows us to operate in the supernatural and His will. Hill Perry's encourages readers to see God's glory in it all as she paints a beautiful and authentic image of God.

POWER THOUGHT

There are moments in life that can completely transform you from the inside-out. Allow those moments to take you from glory to glory!

"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

LOUIE GIGLIO RISING IN HIS SERVANTHOOD

Passion City Church senior pastor, best selling author, and evangelist Louie Giglio has been faithfully serving God and building the kingdom. Upon completing his seminary program, he and his wife pursued ministry full-time. Giglio holds the title of Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement. His church holds their highly reputable Passion Conferences where believers, specifically young adults gather annually to worship, commune, and hear God's word through various pastors and musicians. The conferences began in 1997 and planted their church in 2009. He has a global perspective and hopes that others in the world can know the same grace they found in Jesus Christ. Giglio continues to hold the conferences, hosting and serving thousands of students each year.

POWER THOUGHT

Serve others with compassion, extending grace and kindness unto people who are in need.

"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." - Hebrews 13:!6

LEVI LUSKO THE HEART OF A LION

Fresh Life Church lead pastor Levi Lusko has a courageous heart spirit after God's heart so people can have their own personal encounter with Jesus. Based in Montana, the father of five children and wife to Jennie is also a best-selling author of several books. His upcoming book, Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith, is set to release this September. The devotional is created for families and their children so they can experience God and his faithfulness, with relevant topics and vibrant artwork.

POWER THOUGHT

Any bold act requires a spirit of confidence and courage! Dig deep and channel that side of you today and step out of your comfort zone!

"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1

RICK WARREN A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE

Senior pastor, author, Founder of Saddleback Church Rick Warren is the voice of wisdom, vision, and purpose. He has been faithfully stewarding his ministry since he was 26 years old and has a global network that provides resources to pastors and believers. He is the author of the one of the best selling books of all time, The Purpose Drive Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?, selling more than 50 million copies. This past June, his church began the official search for Warren's successor. Warren has been the only pastor leading his church family since 1980. He and his wife Kay have known this time would come and they patiently waited on God's perfect timing. He believes this is the proper time for him to transition out of his role after serving for 42 years. Warren has paved the way and created the infrastructure for the individual who will take his place, making room for the next generation to lead and take the church's vision into the future.

POWER THOUGHT

Be encouraged and know you are equipped to live a bountiful and purpose-filled life!

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

JOSEPH PRINCE THE GRACE REVOLUTION

Evangelist, author, and faith leader Joseph Prince encourages the world through his practical and revelatory preaching. The Singaporean pastor of New Creation Church based in Singapore has been in ministry since the 1980s. His mission and the heart of his ministry is to exalt the name of Jesus and share God's word around the world. Prince is globally broadcasted across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Israel. His proclamation of the gospel of grace is spread through his books, his sermons, and other resources he provides for believers. The foundation he firmly stands on is of Jesus, alive, active, and uncompromising.

POWER THOUGHT

Nobody is perfect. We are human so take a moment to extend grace unto yourself and others.

"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9

OPRAH WINFREY A RESILIENT AND TENACIOUS SPIRIT

Oprah Winfrey is influential and highly eloquent when she expresses herself, as she pours her wisdom and knowledge to the world. Earlier this year, she held a virtual book tour for her book, "What Happened to You." The book focuses on trauma. It is meant to shift the narrative from asking "what's wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" Her hope is that this helps people learn how hold more empathy for themselves and others. Through her experiences, this is an opportunity to start the conversation for others who have also faced trauma and adversity, especially at a young age.

POWER THOUGHT

The wisdom you gain through your experiences are valuable life lessons that benefit not only you but others who may have similar experiences.

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:21-23

DAVE RAMSEY POURING FROM A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

One of the trusted voices on money and business Dave Ramsey is convicted and led by his faith as he spearheads his ministry to help people gain financial freedom. The radio show host, author, and finance guru has written several books that are used as a guide towards financial makeovers. His highly listened to radio show is a platform he utilizes to provide advice, take call-in's, and share his abundance of wisdom. Ramsey has been through his personal financial trials and tribulations, which have taught him the hard truth about how to manage money. His practices and principles are faith based, reflecting all throughout his work. His hope is that people can have peace in their day-to-day lives and have an abundant life, both spiritually and financially.

POWER THOUGHT

Be responsible in what you do and take accountability for your actions. Use your life lessons to apply what you've learned so you can be a better version of yourself!

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10

DENNIS RAINEY STRONG FOUNDATIONS BUILD STRONGER FAMILIES

As the President of Cru and one of the Co-Founders of FamilyLife Ministries Dennis Rainey has created blueprints using God's word and wisdom for marriages and families around the globe. His ministry and his heart have been for individuals to live godly, healthy, and fruitful amongst their relationships and themselves. He and his wife Barbara have dedicated their lives to writing books, hosting marriage seminars, and spreading God's word through radio and other digital platforms. The foundation of their work is biblical and isn't compromised by what society says. The fruit of their ministry and the legacy they have built is evident amongst their family, having six children and 24 grandchildren.

POWER THOUGHT

Be intentional about who you build with because who you do life wit matters!

"Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”" - 1 Corinthians 15:33

TIM TIMBERLAKE VALUING EVERY MINUTE

Celebration Church Senior Pastor Tim Timberlake teaches his listeners the importance of every minute in his book, The Power of the 1440: Making the Most of Every Minute in a Day. 1440 is the amount of minutes everyone is given in each day and the only difference is how we individually spend it. Timberlake emphasizes on focusing on controlling what you can control and how to steward it accordingly. By being aware and knowledgeable of your 1440 minutes, you operate with intention, purpose, and learning from the seasons you're in. Timberlake is gifted through his communication, casting a wide net to just about anyone from any background.

POWER THOUGHT

Spend your time wisely, with intention, and know every second, every minute, and every hour will serve a purpose.

"He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him." - Ephesians 1:9

DR. CHARLES STANLEY THE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT

Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries Dr. Charles Stanley has always made it his priority to get God's word to as many people as possible. Dr. Stanley's "In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley" is broadcasted across 3,600 television stations, radio, and satellite networks across the globe. He found his ministry in 1977 and served at First Baptist Church of Atlanta for over 50 years. He stepped down last year as he knew it was time.

Although the 88-year-old pastor emeritus does not believe in retiring, he continues to focus on In Touch Ministries to continue to spread the gospel for as long as God allows. He has already been inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters' Hall of Fame and has over 60 books. Dr. Stanley utilizes the platforms that God provides to maximize his potential in order to reach as many people as possible in the most effective way. His mission remains, "to get the truth of the gospel to as many people as possible as quickly as possible in the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.”

POWER THOUGHT

Once you answer the call for your life, don't hang up on your destiny no matter what!

"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’" - Matthew 25:23

CRAIG GROESCHEL STANDING FIRM ON THE FOUNDATION

Life.Church Senior Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Craig Groeschel planted his church in 1996 with his wife Amy. Now the church has 35 different campuses across the country, making their Colorado Springs their most recent church in 2020. The church is also known for their technological advancement and innovation, creating different ways for people to experience God's word and encounter God. As a well respected leader, he shares his insight and biblical wisdom to people on how they can become more effective and excellent leaders, but not limited to just in church, but in life. Groeschel's success is an example and testament of how he allows God to use him in more ways than one within and outside of the church walls. His faith speaks through his perspective and no matter what state the economy, our society, and the world overall, he stands firm in God's everlasting promises.

POWER THOUGHT

Life is constantly changing, causing us to quickly pivot and adjust. If you feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath, refocus, and don't become shaken by the moment!

"Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 62:6

BOBBY GRUENEWALD THE UNDENIABLE INCREASE

YouVersion Bible App founder and Life.Church Pastor and Innovation Leader Bobby Gruenewald has seen a significant increase in the usage of the app. Specifically the increase in his search feature which jumped 80% by the end of 2020 after a challenging year for so many. He truly believes people were seeking God during that time for hope. Gruenewald wanted the Bible to be more accessible to people and in 2008, the app was one of the first 200 free apps when Apple debuted the App Store, making YouVersion's Bible App the first Bible to be featured. He is in constant innovation with his team to improve the user experience, include new features, and reach more people.

Gruenewald serves alongside Life.Church's Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Collectively they are building God's kingdom. Today, they will be debuting their latest campus building in Colorado Springs. This is their 35th location that opened in August 2020.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't underestimate your progress. Every step counts as you head to where you are meant to be!

"He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness." - 2 Corinthians 9:10

FRANCIS CHAN CONVICTED TO THE CALL FOR HIS LIFE

An author and preacher Francis Chan earned his seminary degree and started as a youth pastor in California. In 1994, he, his wife Lisa, and community of 30 others founded Cornerstone Community Church. Chan follows the convictions and answers the call over his life through each season. He has sacrificed many things for God, living his life in total obedience by donating his book royalties and giving up his salary to go towards different organizations. Chan even resigned from his congregation. He and his family lived in Hong Kong to serve others and expand their ministry. He encourages believers to have their own encounters with God and not to get caught up with the trends. Chan equally holds religious leaders accountable and hopes their congregations are having genuine encounters with God by directing people to God, not turn them away from God. With all that is going on in the world, there needs to be a revival and restoration in the sacredness of worship and the experience His presence. His solution is for Christians is to spend more time with Christ himself.

Chan is an author of many books, his first, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book, Until Unity is about how the Church does not passionately pursue unity amongst religions, denominations and cultures. He challenges his readers and believers to align themselves with God and His desires, pursue unification and not division.

POWER THOUGHT

Assess your spirit and the convictions in your heart. You never want to skip a beat because you're moving too fast. Slow down and be wise.

"Dear children, keep yourselves from idols." - 1 John 5:21

CHRISTINE CAINE STAYING ANCHORED IN THE WORLD

Christine Caine has faced some difficult circumstances and recalls a time in her life when she experienced "the most painful season of my Christian life." From experiencing the loss of family members and personal battles with close friends that particular season took a toll on her spirit and body. She was in constant go mode, not realizing the impact it had on her and resulting to a spiritual burnout. Caine felt like she was slowly drifting from her faith and had to readjust and anchor herself back into Christ and her passion for God. She knows that people experience this and may not even know it and some probably do not know how to navigate through the season. Caine encourages people to implement practices and spiritual disciplines that will bring them closer to Jesus. Anchoring yourself in Christ is the key when you feel like you're drifting away from him.

POWER THOUGHT

You may be in a season where you are wandering and wondering in the wild, but stay focused! Keep your eyes on the finish line, you got this!

"We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek." - Hebrews 6:18-20

JOYCE MEYER CONSISTENTLY TEACHING AND SPREADING THE WORD

The renowned Bible teacher, televangelist Joyce Meyer celebrated her 78th birthday! What started as a small Bible study group, she never intended to be in the position she’s in but now, her ministry reaches millions of people around the world. Her ministry spans over four decades. From Joyce Meyers Ministries and Enjoying Everyday Life, her sermons are televised globally and she is an author of many successful books. Meyer’s words of wisdom is to “share Christ and love people.” She hopes that people, especially Christians show compassion. We are walking sermons of love and how we treat others. Meyer is an anointed vessel, full of wisdom, and consistently walking confidently in the calling and purpose God has placed over her life.

POWER THOUGHT

The life you live is a reflection of what you preach! Be consistent in who you are in all areas!

"But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him." - 1 John 2:27

MICHAEL EL-TAKRORI SHEPHERDING A YOUNG GENERATION

From teacher to student, Las Vegas native, Michael El-Takrori has been a pioneer of leadership in the youth and young adult community. Now, youth pastor at the Church LV with his wife, both have spearheaded ministry and their faith journey together. He has an art for communicating to a diverse demographic, from youth to adults, and people ranging from all kinds of cultural backgrounds. El-Takrori is the modern day representation of how faith and culture coexist, all while being true to who you are. He is shepherding the Las Vegas youth in a way that builds their confidence and their relationship with Christ. His approach is honest, pure, humorous, and gracious. El-Takrori’s love for his family & friends, and community are a reflection of his love for Jesus, and remains consistent on and off the pulpit.

POWER THOUGHT

When living out your calling, there is a responsibility that must be stewarded graciously because it is less about you, but those around you! The people you are teaching are the people you are leading!

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” - John 10:11

OMAR EL-TAKRORI PRODUCING AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF FRUIT

Content specialist, husband, father, and leader Omar El-Takrori is creating a beautiful life for his family and supporting his community on how they can too! As one of the lead content creators at Think Media Solutions, the YouTube channel has grown with 1.3 million subscribers. He has a commitment to help creatives produce high-quality content and show them how they can make a living from it.

El-Takrori also serves at City Light Vegas alongside Pastor Jabin Chavez. He has been a part of the building and uplifting of the Las Vegas community, delivering God’s word and serving others. He is leading by example for his family and friends, and you can tell by the fruit that has been produced!

POWER THOUGHT

The life you create does not just benefit you but can change the lives around you! Lead by example with your words and actions!

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” - John 15:16

DR. CAROLINE LEAF WHEN SCIENCE AND FAITH ALIGN

Neuroscientist and mental health expert, Dr. Caroline Leaf has a new book, “Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess — 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress and Toxic Thinking.” She encourages people to manage their mind because it drives us to live. Mind management helps people to control that process between healthy and toxic thoughts. Her 5-step NeuroCycle is designed to help heal, relieve, and cope with toxic stress and preventative care for burnout in the future. Dr. Leaf’s mind management steps are to gather, reflect, write, recheck and actively reach. This scientifically researched design helps eliminate stress and anxiety and she has an app to detox your brain. Her app offers a 21-day program that takes users on this journey to healing!

POWER THOUGHT

Be mindful of what you feed your mind, body, and soul. What you consume is what you produce!

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8

LYNSI SNYDER A BILLIONAIRE HEIRESS IN THE FAST LANE

The owner and heiress of the fast-food restaurant In-N-Out Burger Lynsi Snyder is the sole beneficiary of her family’s company. On her 35th birthday, she received majority control of the company’s stock, giving her the rights as a sole-owner. She is an active philanthropist, funding Healing Hearts & Nations, a non-profit organization focused on underprivileged communities in Africa & India.

Snyder has relied on her faith to help her heal throughout her journey and unfortunate events she has faced. She attributes her success to her faith in God and values. The generational blessings have poured out in her life and she is stewarding her family's legacy well. Currently, the company only serves across seven states across the United States to maintain the freshness of the food. Snyder is dedicated to keeping In-N-Out’s on the west coast.

POWER THOUGHT

Commit to the purpose that’s in your heart. Don’t let time dictate what’s meant for you. There’s a season for everything!

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” –

CHAD VEACH TAKING THE GOOD WITH THE BAD

Zoe Church is based in Los Angeles, CA and is led by Pastor Chad Veach. During the pandemic, just like the rest of the world, he had to pivot his ministry and gatherings from in-person to virtual. He accepted it as the new normal and was determined to tackle the season with a heart and spirit full of faith. He took full advantage of the online platforms between online church services, his podcasts, and more. Veach pulled the good out of the season so he would not feel defeated, but saw it as an opportunity to serve God in a new way and give more people an opportunity to meet Jesus. The growth of his online community grew, with visitors from countries spanning from Dubai to Australia. Veach is also a husband, father of 4, and author. His humor and joy radiate through him and it is truly a reflection of Christ in him.

POWER THOUGHT

When you feel defeated, remind yourself that victory awaits you! Seasons are temporary but know that it is an opportunity for you to reflect and grow! Your time is coming!

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

DAN CATHY A REFLECTION OF GENERATIONAL WEALTH AND A LIFE OF SERVANTHOOD

CEO of one of the largest family owned businesses and famous fast-food chain Dan Cathy is a representation of his family’s generational blessings. Chick-Fil-A was founded by his father S. Truett Cathy in 1946. Cathy was promoted as the president and CEO in 2013. He is dedicated to a lifetime of service for people by being a servant leader, all while influencing the country through his involvement in the community, and being an innovator in his field. As an influential family and business man, he is always keeping his family first and in mind through his selfless acts. He firmly believes in the spirit of generosity and servanthood to others, especially those in need. Chick-Fil-A’s key phrase when employees are speaking to customers, “my pleasure” is simple but strikingly meaningful to everyone who is served at the restaurant. His hope is that his company brings encouragement, hope, and happiness to anyone they encounter at the restaurant.

POWER THOUGHT

There are people who have gone before you, paving the way to ensure you have better opportunities than them. Take full advantage of the purpose filled position you are in because you too are influencing the next generation!

"But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today." - Deuteronomy 8:18

DAVID GREEN SETTING HIGH STANDARDS WITH DIVINE DIRECTION

Founder of arts and crafts store chain Hobby Lobby, David Green has always made it a point to take care of his employees. Recently, the company decided to raise their full-time employee hourly minimum wage to $17. This is higher than the federal minimum wage. Just in 2014, Green set their company’s hourly minimum wage to $14. While this isn’t the first time Green and his executive team have raised their minimum wage, their consistent efforts are a reflection of being a leader in retail. Hobby Lobby’s are closed on Sunday and close their stores by 8pm Monday through Saturday. He knows by investing in his employees first, it reassures them that they are valued, increased productivity, and improves the work environment for staff and customers.

POWER THOUGHT

Expectations are high when you operate with a spirit of excellence! Don’t compromise who you are but set the bar as an example for others!

“But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.” - ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭3:6‬

ROBERT MADU BREAKING GROUND INTO A SOLID FOUNDATION

Pastor, husband, and father Robert Madu leads Social Dallas with his wife Taylor Madu. His church stands on three foundational principles, House of Presence, House of Prayer, and House of People. Madu has been in ministry for 20 years and has spoken all around the globe. Amidst a pandemic, he and his church were able to recently add two services at two different locations in Dallas. Services take place at the HiFi Dallas and Granada Theater. The growing community in Dallas has allowed Madu to break ground in the lives of people in this city where God has called him.

POWER THOUGHT

When you step into uncharted territory, know that you are not alone. Don’t be swayed by outside noise and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground!

"He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:8

JENTEZEN FRANKLIN THE REVELATIONS OF A RESURRECTING POWER

Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, located in Georgia, Jentezen Franklin shared a timely message during Easter. Franklin is also an author and televangelist. His ministry is worldwide with a television program that airs weekly, Kingdom Connection. The program broadcasts globally on major networks.

Despite what the headlines of today’s news says, with every “Good Friday”, there is the resurrection power of a Sunday. The symbolization of Friday, which is the crucifixion of Christ, and Sunday being the third day he rose from the dead, he encouraged his audience that though it may feel stormy or sad, it’s not the end. There is hope because of the third day. This resurrection power isn’t unrealistic or out of reach for anyone. Just as he did for Jesus, we have our victories awaiting us and with our name on it.

POWER THOUGHT

Wherever there is darkness, know that light is ready to break through! There Is hope after every storm! You are worthy to experience the good in your life, you deserve your victories!

“They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.” - Luke 24:1-3

JABIN CHAVEZ LEADING LAS VEGAS TO THE LIGHT

Pastor, leader, and community builder, Jabin Chavez is on a mission to light up the city of Las Vegas with God’s word and reflecting the love of Jesus. He started CityLight Vegas in 2018 with his wife Shanen. He has a background in worship, known for his humor, and being relatable to many across the country. This past March, Pastor Jabin launched his leadership podcast this past March, with the intention he can help others build their organizational culture and leadership values. His hope is to help teams become stronger as they work together and build, whether it’s at work, in church, or at home. Podcasts will be released once a month and can be found. He is fully involved with his team, sharing his experiences and ideas, basing all of his leadership values on biblical principles so they can serve people better in every setting.

POWER THOUGHT

You can be an effective leader by setting the standard and being an example to those around you. Don’t underestimate your influence!

"But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7

STEVEN FURTICK THE ELEVATION INTO GOD’S CALLING

Lead pastor of Elevation Church, Pastor Steven Furtick has set the tone for his ministry. From Moncks Corner, South Carolina, he received the call from God to be a pastor at the age of 16. Upon receiving his bachelors in communications, he obtained his Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Furtick is not just pastoring the global church but spearheading the ministry outside of the pulpit. The church has multiple locations, a growing online audience, and their sermons are also broadcasted on national television. With a background in music and leading worship teams, he is also a songwriter. He works alongside Elevation Worship, who have live albums, studio recorded albums, and EP’s. Their anointing and the collaborative efforts amongst all its members has nominated them for past Grammy Awards.

POWER THOUGHT

Give room for God to work in and through you, bringing you closer to execute the God ideas and God dreams on your heart.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” - Numbers 6:24-26

DANTE BOWE HEARING THE VOICE OF GOD

Worship singer and songwriter, Dante Bowe is set to release his sophomore album March 26th titled, circles. The anticipated album will share his vulnerability and testimony of self discovery throughout his personal journey. His perseverance and gratitude are common themes in the album. Bowe will have a virtual concert performance on Wednesday, March 24. The free intimate concert will be an opportunity to witness the performance of select songs before the album releases this upcoming Friday. Dante joined Bethel Music as their worship lead and songwriter in 2019, and also writes with Maverick City Music. His adoration and love for God is expressed through his talent, desiring for people to encounter God and his presence.

POWER THOUGHT

You won’t be defeated if you persevere through the process. Nothing can take the place of your perseverance and persistence.

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” - Romans 5:1-5

JUDAH SMITH DON’T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR SOUL

Pastor of Churchome, author, father, and husband – Judah Smith says that now more than ever, we must check on our souls. Smith is known for his humor, fresh anointing, and has a way of demystifying the Bible. He has given perspective on how we should nurture our relationship with God and maintain a healthy soul. We can have it all but still have an unhappy and unhealthy soul. By having a healthy soul, we are giving room for God to live within us. Our souls are a home for God so he can bless us.

POWER THOUGHT

Check on your heart. Check on your spirit. Check on your soul.

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:2-4

MARIAH MCMANUS POWERFUL AND FILLED WITH PURPOSE

She’s a pastor, songwriter, and singer, Mariah McManus, the daughter of Mosaic Church’s lead pastor, Erwin McManus. Mariah is the lead worship pastor for the church and lead singer for Mosaic MSC. The community that raised her, shaped her into who she is today. Mariah’s influence reaches outside of the church community, living a life that is filled with hope and purpose. What matters to her are the contents of her soul, what’s in her vessel. She allows God to pour into her so she can allow people to hear what he has for them. Mariah encourages people to care for the contents of within because that is what matters the most and that will reflect what pours out.

POWER THOUGHT

Fill yourself up with all that is good for you, something more permanent. Mold yourself into your best version as you are a beautiful work in progress!

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.” - 2 Corinthians 4:7-10

JERRY LORENZO THE POWER OF THREE – THE HOLY TRINITY

Designer Jerry Lorenzo added the “third pillar” of his Fear of God House, Fear of God Athletics. This is a long-term partnership with adidas basketball, a first of its kind. The formation of Fear of God Athletics will be alongside Fear of God, his main luxury line and Essentials. He will be working to globally build and strategize the adidas basketball division. On and off the court, his influence and design will intersect The products that are anticipated to release will focus on performance basketball and other active lifestyle products. His connection with sports, lifestyle, and culture make this a long-standing collaboration.

Solidifying the new pillar is in the design of his vision, Lorenzo stated in the announcement, “it is through the blueprint of the trinity that we find the foundation for all design and creation. three in one sense. one in another. it is not a mathematical formula, but the very nature of being.”

POWER THOUGHT

To have a strong and long-standing building, you must have a stronger foundation! Attune to your convictions to build the visions within your heart!

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:12

JUSTIN BIEBER YOUR PAST STILL SERVES AS PURPOSE

Throughout his career, Justin Bieber always acknowledged his Christian foundation. Despite his past, he is not defined to it but he encourages his fans not to be ashamed of their past but let it be a reminder of God’s grace and goodness. The musician started his career at the young age of 13. Since then, his exposure to fame resulted in him growing up faster, developing a beautiful testimony of his life story. Just like many of us, we face trials and tribulations. Despite any of the hurt and pain he went through, he was redeemed and restored by God’s grace, acknowledging that God has brought him a long way. He shared, "let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be.”

Justin outwardly speaks on his Christian beliefs and newfound relationship with Christ. He constantly shares words of encouragement to his fans through his social media and new music. A highlight of his testimony is the new chapter of his married life with wife, Hailey Bieber.

POWER THOUGHT

Don’t let your past shame you in your present or into your future. Let your past empower you today, knowing it serves a greater purpose to who you are and who you are becoming!

“Seek God while he’s here to be found, pray to him while he’s close at hand. Let the wicked abandon their way of life and the evil their way of thinking. Let them come back to God, who is merciful, come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.” - Isaiah 55:6-7

MIKE TODD IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSFORMING LIVES IN TULSA

Lead Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation Church purchased the entire sneaker inventory of a local small business, Silhouette Sneakers & Art. He purchased 186 pairs of sneakers that were donated to local Tulsa youth, giving them an experience they may have never had when receiving sneakers as a gift. In addition to blessing the next generation with these sneakers, his church generously gave nearly $3.5 to people and organizations in need. Homes and cars were purchased, student loans were paid off, provided support to other churches, and much more! As he builds and fosters a healthy relationship with his Tulsa community, Pastor Mike wants to continuously reshape the infrastructure of the territory he has been called to shepherd.

POWER THOUGHT

Be a blessing to someone today! Bless them with your time or your resources. Whatever is laid on your heart, act on it wisely. You ever know what someone is going through!

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.” - Deuteronomy 15:7-8

DAWNCHERÉ WILKERSON THE WAITING SEASON IS NEVER WASTED

Miami based pastor of Vous Church, DawnCheré Wilkerson and her family are expecting their 3rd child! The mother of two toddler boys and wife to Rich Wilkerson Jr. are praising Jesus as they anticipate the arrival of their baby girl in July.

DawnCheré’s transparency on her infertility journey opened the conversation to other women and couples who have experienced similar seasons. She waited with a heart of expectation and hope. What was once a season of waiting for eight years experiencing infertility, the Wilkerson’s would not change it for anything. Although this season was not the easiest, the couple leaned in on Jesus, learning more about him and trusted his timing. Their first baby boy, Wyatt arrived in 2018, followed by their second baby boy, Wilde in 2019. The growth of the Wilkerson family is a testament to their patience and trust in God’s plan for their life, symbolizing the fruit of their wait!

Congratulations to the Wilkerson’s!

POWER THOUGHT

Are you in a season of waiting? Is there something specific you are praying for and anticipating the answers? Wait with joy, wait with hope, and wait in peace! Be still and know that God is in control.

“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you; you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.” - Psalm 127:3

SARAH JAKES ROBERTS MAINTAINING THE FAITH

Pastor, wife, daughter, and mother, Sarah Jakes Roberts wears many hats in her world. She is fierce, down to earth, full of humor, and known for her contemporary style on and off the pulpit. Robert Jakes is a true reflection of her inner beauty. She is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, First Lady of The Potter’s House at One LA and The Potter’s House Denver with her husband Touré Roberts. Like many Christian leaders, her church also pivoted into virtual sermons. During her virtual speaking session with ESSENCE Wellness House Virtual Summit: Taking Care In The Wake Of Global Pandemic, she shared three ways that are “useful and helpful to you in maintaining faith.” First, stay present in the season, secondly, give gratitude to what has not changed, and lastly, take time to yourself. Her hope is that these simple acts can uplift communities during any difficult time.

POWER THOUGHT

Your breakthrough is coming. Your story is yours, and yours only to tell. Each chapter of your life reclaims something good. Trust your struggle and bear the fruit of your labor.

<“My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can!. For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. 4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.” - James 1:2-4

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