TORI KELLY SINGING WITH ALL HER HEART

Faith filled singer, songwriter Tori Kelly returned to the big screen for the animated hit Sing 2. Kelly played Meena the elephant in the sequel and she admitted voiceover work is fun but very awkward. Just as if she were recording in the studio, the experience was similar but it's more repetitive and she had to use her imagination throughout the process. Along with the success of this film and her career, she is also up for two Grammy nominations for this year's Grammy Awards. Kelly is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, A Tori Kelly Christmas and album of the year as a featured artist on Justin Bieber's Justice.

POWER THOUGHT

Put your heart in all you do. Don't skip a beat and don't give yourself the short end of the stick! You deserve all the great things ahead for your life!

"Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others." - Colossians 3:23

ANDY STANLEY THE HEART OF A FAITHFUL SERVANT

Pastor of North Point Ministries and author Andy Stanley has been faithfully leading his ministry since 1995! His church is based in Atlanta, Georgia and he has written numerous Christian, faith-based books. In a recent sermon, he encouraged his congregation to stop making excuses because that's what holds them back from living a life that glorifies God. Author of The Deep Wide, he shared that everyone has excuses but we don't know what's on the other side of them. Excuses are full of fear, insecurity, and often times a lie. Stanley encourages people to follow Jesus, to push through, and to stay in the race. Don't lose heart, leave your excuses behind!

POWER THOUGHT

Don't allow life's challenges to debilitate you. Don't be become weary but know you can overcome it. Break through the wall and watch your breakthrough happen!

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." - Romans 12:1-3

TASHA COBBS LEONARD WORKING ALL FOR HIS GLORY

Gospel award winning singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard is anointed and using the gift God gave her to give Him all the glory. As a vessel to do God's work, she has been called, and with that her success has followed. Cobbs Leonard grew up as a pastor's kid, growing up in the church. Now, she shares the stage with both Gospel and non-Gospel artists like Nicki Minaj who also has a strong relationship with God. She has dedicated her life to praise and worship, overflowing in God's blessings in her life. For Cobbs-Leonard, it is her absolute joy and she is able to fully live out the her calling.

POWER THOUGHT

Answer the call. Live on purpose. Exercise your gifts. Seize the opportunities that have your name on it!

"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

EMMANUEL ACHO LIVING A LIFE TO SERVE AND SPEAK LIFE

Former NFL player, television broadcaster & personality, and sports analyst Emmanuel Acho created a space in media that is not only fun and welcoming, but safe and real! He produced a video series titled, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," to serve as a way to educate and inform America on racism and social injustice. With over 22 million views across social media platforms, the opportunity to partner with Oprah Winfrey rose, landing Acho a two book deal for his books, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" and "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy." Both books debuted on the New York Times best-seller list upon its releases. Additionally, as a believer, he is active in his family's nonprofit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries in Nigeria. It's evident that Acho lives a life of servanthood and he has a way of encouraging others with his joyful, vibrant, and outgoing spirit.

POWER THOUGHT

Your words have the power to inspire someone! Speak life over others, you never know what other's may be facing. A kind word can save the day!

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21

TAYA GAUKRODGER HEAVEN’S VOICE HERE ON EARTH

Lead singer of Hillsong UNITED Taya Gaukrodger has a voice that's sent from heaven. Her anointing is heard across the world and it all started in Sydney, Australia when she decided to relocate in 2010 to pursue her music career. Gaukrodger spent her time in different ministries at Hillsong Church, working with the youth, young adult, and creative ministries. The world caught wind of her voice upon the release of Hillsong UNITED's, Oceans. She has a profound love for worship and her intent is to lead people to Christ. She spends much of her time leading and worshiping at Hillsong Church with the Hillsong Worship team when not touring with Hillsong UNITED. The songs she writes and sings are filled with the Holy Spirit and a declaration of her faith. Her voice reaches the masses, speaking to the heart and soul of people!

POWER THOUGHT

Tune into your spirit and listen to the beat of your heart! Align their postures and put them in sync!

"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him." - John 4:23

JOEL OSTEEN WALKING IN OBEDIENCE

Lead pastor of Lakewood Church Joel Osteen proudly and consistently leads his church and congregation! His obedience not only blesses him but his ministry that he has been leading since 1999. Back in 2014, his church faced a robbery and recently, a plumber discovered hidden funds in the church's walls that could be linked to the incident. Thankfully through the finding, the plumber received $20,000 reward, it was a timely blessing!

During this holiday season, he encouraged his congregation and listeners from all over the world to take the limits off of God. It's because of God's goodness and favor, we are blessed!

POWER THOUGHT

May your spirits feel renewed each day as you journey through life! No matter what battle you are facing, victory awaits you!

"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." - Isaiah 1:19

BEAM CHOSEN TO GO HIGHER

Singer, songwriter, producer BEAM is heading to the Grammy's again but this time with five nominations! His nominations follow under Album of the Year and Best Rap Album as songwriter for Kanye West's Donda, Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album as featured artist for Justin Bieber's Justice, and Best Dance/Electronic Album as songwriter, producer, and featured artist for Major Lazer & Diplo's Music is the Weapon. He already has a Grammy for his work with Lecrae and a Latin Grammy award with Rave de Favela. BEAM released his latest video and single, A N X I E T Y. This is great news for BEAM, along with even better news! His life is full of blessings, including the birth of his son in November! BEAM rejoices and gives God the glory. Congratulations to BEAM and his family!

POWER THOUGHT

Get ready for what you've prayed for, it's right around the corner!

"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

JOHN C. MAXWELL SHAPING THE WORLD THROUGH HIS LEADERSHIP

A journey that he embarked originally as a pastor has now made John C. Maxwell one of the most influential and impactful global leaders. Maxwell's success is attributed to workshops, conferences, mentorship programs, and his books. He has written over 100 books and many are New York Times bestsellers. Maxwell started pastoring a small church where he wanted to develop himself, both personally and professionally by connecting with others. He had dreams of impacting the world by changing one life at a time. As a student of life, this is his lifetime passion and purpose. Maxwell has always made it a part of his mission to help others realize their significance and potential in this life through teaching.

POWER THOUGHT

You are making a difference. You are making an impact. You are influential. YOU ARE CHANGING THE WORLD!

"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching." - 2 Timothy 4:2

MATT CROUCH BROADCASTING THE GOOD NEWS

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) President Matt Crouch is leading as the second-generation television producer and executive of his father's company. TBN is a global Christian-based television network and serves as the world's largest religious television network. Under the media company, they own Hillsong Channel and other Christian networks. Crouch's father, Paul Crouch co-founded the network in 1973 and he has been the president since 2015. He and his wife Laurie host TBN's signature nightly program, Praise the Lord. The impact Crouch and his wife have made through technology in television has provided a platform for Christian leaders around the world to spread the good news.

POWER THOUGHT

How are you using your platform? Position yourself to share the positivity and hope the world needs!

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." - Matthew 24:14

HOLLY FURTICK A FRUITFUL MINISTRY

Mother, wife, and co-founder & First Lady of Elevation Church Holly Furtick is walking evidence of fruitfulness and faithfulness. Furtick is dedicated to her family and building the ministry that God has called her to; her home and her church. Since 2006, Furtick has been leading Elevation Church alongside her husband, Head Pastor Steven Furtick in North Carolina. The mother of three is passionate about reading and building relationships. She is dedicated to her book club, where they meet weekly, where she hosts readers to have conversations about their selected reads, creating meaningful relationships & connections! Furtick's commitment to her community is truly consistent and it shows!

POWER THOUGHT

Keep trying. Keep doing. Keep at it! Don't give up. Stay consistent and watch it pay off!

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

DEREK CARR LEADING HIS TEAM BY EXAMPLE

On the field and off the field, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is present and pushing through the adversity. With Carr literally in the throws as he battles through the 2021 season, he continues to nurture his personal relationships with the veteran athletes and coaching staff to be wise and discuss on how to simply be better in life. His mantra is, “either you are getting better or you are getting worse.”

As a father, it is quite important to speak to his children on the franchise decisions being made within the organization so they can learn how to reflect and grow through challenging times. Football is a life conversation for Carr. You can move the football, but if you are not accurate with your timing you do not score. It is a quick and dynamic game that constantly needs to be corrected with allowing the coaching staff to review the plays along with the players focusing on their individual drills to gain confidence with each other. Everyone has their roles and responsibilities and they must believe in the team to win games. Carr states, “it all matters” and mindset is key.

POWER THOUGHT

They keys of the KINGdom live within you. What you think can manifest into action. Always discern and quickly remove the (D)istracting, (E)motional, (V)unerable, (I)rresponsible, and (L)azy thoughts.

“Then Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground before the whole community of Israel. Two of the men who had explored the land, Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, tore their clothing. They said to all the people of Israel, “The land we traveled through and explored is a wonderful land! And if the Lord is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” - Numbers 14:5-9

DEVON FRANKLIN GUIDING OTHERS TO LIVE FREELY

Producer, author, and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin set the stage, leading by example, and others are following! Franklin is a New York Times best-selling author for his book, The Wait, co-written with his wife, actress Meagan Good. As a leader across many industries, many people, including celebrities lean on Franklin for guidance and support.

As a television and film producer, Franklin has multiple projects down the pipeline. He has teamed up with gospel artist Kirk Franklin for a new BET+ gospel drama, "Kingdom Business" which will be a music driven drama series on the streaming platform. Be on the look out for his upcoming project!

POWER THOUGHT

Break through the chains that could be holding you down or holding you back. Shift your focus and set yourself up for success!

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." - 2 Corinthians 3:17

MAVERICK CITY MUSIC THE EVIDENCE OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

Christian music group Maverick City Music has one goal and it's to lift the name of Jesus. The group dominated this year's 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, winning major categories including Gospel Album of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Originated in Atlanta by Tony Brown and Jonathan Jay, what started as a way to bring Christian artists together to bring diversity into the space, birthed a new lane for Christian artists. Their first EPs released in 2019 and their debut album released in 2020, landing high rankings for Top Christian Albums and number two on Top Gospel Albums Chart.

The collective is made up of multiple talents, who all share different gifts, but they all share one mission, to magnify and glorify God. They are currently on their first headlining tour, Welcome to Maverick. The domestic tour is selling out arenas, giving their listeners a chance to encounter God in a new way and performances of some of their greatest songs. Maverick City Music's harvest is still fresh and their success is going to continue because just as they are faithful, God is faithful too.

POWER THOUGHT

The work you are doing is not in vain. Your time is coming and if you're waiting, be sure to wait well!

"For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness." - Psalm 33:4

JOHN MARK COMER A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE

Pastor of Bridgetown Church, author John Mark Comer released a new book recently titled, Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies That Sabotage Your Peace. Comer identifies the enemies we face in our lives: the devil, the flesh, and the world. He provides biblical strategies and tactics on how we can overcome the lies of the enemy, maintain our peace, and live out the truth. We live in a world of lies that we are deceived, living in the lies, when little do we know, it's ruining us. Spiritual warfare is real and Comer says it's up to us to fight to win the battles.

Comer is also the author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, which he says hurry is our spiritual life's great enemy. Being too busy impacted his mental health, relationships, and destroyed his faith. He slowed down, creating boundaries, and limited his commitments. Through this, he regained a sense of happiness and bettered his wellbeing.

POWER THOUGHT

Whatever battle you are facing, know that there is a blessing awaiting you!

"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." - Exodus 14:14

DR. TONY EVANS GOD’S PLAN IS THE FIRST PLAN

Founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dr. Tony Evans is a leader in the Christian faith, full of wisdom and intellect. He's an author of several books and was the first African American with a study Bible and a full commentary Bible with his name on it. Dr. Evans leads a ministry dedicated to building Christian men so they can lead their families and communities. When Dr. Evans lost his wife in 2019, he went deeper in his faith and responsibility as a father, grandfather, and pastor. His actions are a reflections of the he has for her, his leadership, and her legacy. He is committed to going deeper with God. Dr. Evans encourages us to focus on God's plan because He has might plans for us.

POWER THOUGHT

Things may not go your way the first time or every time, so be prepared when plans exceed your expectations!

"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." - Proverbs 19:21

GIVEON A SOULFUL SPIRIT ON THE MIC

R&B singer Giveon gives his heart and soul in every song and performance, leaving his audience full and satisfied. His latest single, "For Tonight," from his upcoming debut album is full of emotion. Giveon's success continues from his 2020 EP, When It's All Said and Done and his feature with Justin Bieber on Peaches. The song hit #1 on the Billboards. In a blink of an eye, Giveon's concert tickets for his upcoming Timeless tour sold out within minutes. He took it upon himself to keep his fans happy by adding more tickets to shows and tour dates. There has not been an announcement for a release date for his album so listeners are patiently waiting. In the meantime, fans continue to stream his music and tap into his soulful sound.

POWER THOUGHT

Get in tune with the depths of yourself to gain a deeper understanding of who you are. Explore the intricate details of your make-up and how you were designed!

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Psalm 139:14

GARY CHAPMAN THE CREATION OF A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Top-selling author Gary Chapman has changed millions of lives with his simple message and theory of love. The Five Love Languages was written to help people discover their primary ways of giving and receiving love. With more than 20 million copies sold worldwide, the book has not left The New York Times Best Seller list. For majority of 2021, it has kept the spot as the top-selling Christian book. Next year marks the books 30th anniversary and the book is a constant success.

POWER THOUGHT

Discover your love languages and exercise your languages in your daily practices!

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

HOYEON JUNG FROM THE RUNWAY TO THE BIG SCREEN

Korean supermodel and actress Hoyeon Jung is the rising star that everyone has their eye on. From the runway to the big screen platform of Netflix, brings a new mysterious light to Hollywood. She has modeled for Chanel & Bottega Veneta, and recently announced as the new global ambassador for Louis Vuitton. Jung started modeling as a teenager, freelancing at Seoul Fashion Week. With no help from an agency, she ended up on Korea's Next Top Model, placing in second. Fast forward, her first acting gig and breakout role as Kang Sae-byeok in Netflix's most popular K-drama, Squid Game, is on track to being Netflix's most watched show. Her humble spirit is warm and grateful for the opportunities she has. She wanted to express herself on the screen and took the chance by taking acting lessons and auditioning for Squid Game. Jung plans to continue to model and act, building her career as it continues its rapid rise. She's processing everything that is happening and doing her best to live life to the fullest day by day.

POWER THOUGHT

Don't think you are limited to the invisible barriers around you. Break through them and challenge yourself to push through to reach your fullest potential!

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them." - Psalm 139:13-16

DENZEL WASHINGTON PUTTING GOD FIRST

As one of Hollywood's most successful actors, Denzel Washington reminds people to put God first and it's only by God's grace he is where is today. All that he has accomplished is because of his faith and trust in God. To Washington, that's a gift. Washington's upcoming project, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" is set for a possible Oscar, which could make his third Academy Awards win. He plays Macbeth in the black and white film, directed by Joel Coen who reimagined this Shakespeare classic. His prolific acting has already been praised by critics. The film will premiere on December 25th in theaters and on Apple TV+ in January 2022.

POWER THOUGHT

Live on purpose, knowing your steps are already ordered! Your experiences are all building blocks towards the bigger picture! Dream big and know anything is possible!

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." - Matthew 6:33

PASTOR TOURÉ ROBERTS WHEN STRUGGLES TRANSFORM INTO SUCCESS

Celebrated and honored in his home, within his community, and across the country, Pastor Touré Roberts is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter's House at One LA, formerly One Church LA. He is a best-selling author and influencer of influencers that empowers his audience with biblical teachings & practices with his modern touch. Pastor Roberts has a robust online audience that are subscribed to his digital campus. As the husband to Sarah Jakes Roberts and son-in-law to Bishop TD Jakes & Serita Jakes, Pastor Touré is shepherding business owners, entertainers, and faith leaders in his new program, Called Leaders. He began this to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation. This mentorship program provides the tools that they need for success with a faith lens.

In his best-selling book, Wholeness, he shares his testimonies of his upbringing and what he was exposed to at such a young age; from surviving a fatal gunshot experience, to escaping his inner-city life. Pastor Roberts encourages people who are facing their own struggles to acknowledge their brokenness, gain understanding that it's okay if they are not okay, and get to the root so you can understand why. In the darkness, he found healing and wholeness again. He sought for understanding in his life experiences, connecting the moments, and saw how God causes all to work together for the good.

POWER THOUGHT

Your tests can serve as a testimony when it's all said and done! Use your story to encourage others who may be encountering their own personal struggles!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

BRIAN & JENN JOHNSON A KINGDOM TEAM, PROPHETICALLY PLACED

Co-founders and Senior Worship Pastors of Bethel Music & Bethel Church, Brian & Jenn Johnson have played a major role in shaping the culture of worship around the globe. The couple is highly gifted and supernaturally talented. The Johnson's believe in administering the Holy Spirit in their worship, shifting the atmosphere with their melodic, poetic, praise and worship anthems. Their identity lies in Christ, pursuing an intimate relationship with God. Last Friday, Bethel Music released their 12th compilation album, *Homecoming (Live). The body of work features their entire Bethel Music collective for the first time. Homecoming (Live) is full of love and a testament of the Bethel Music community and their journey.

POWER THOUGHT

Live your life out loud, unapologetically and passionately! Your boldness can speak to the masses and activate breakthroughs in their life!

"And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” - Mark 5:19

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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