“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Here’s an empowering video by Tom Bilyeu. His show, Impact Theory, the only show I watch, interviews men and women whose lives can inspire you to rise to your fullest human potential, cultivate your dreams, and become the best version of yourself.
For actor Mark Wahlberg every day begins with prayer and reading Scriptures, then “I feel like I can conquer the world,” he says. Wahlberg shares his empowering testimony on how he went from being a troubled youth, incarcerated in prison, to having a redeemed life through faith in God and through the power of hard work. “There isn’t anything that you can’t accomplish with hard work and the Lord behind you,” Wahlberg says. “Trust me, God is so good. Thank you, Father.” Click on the video for his story.
Here is a beautiful testimony from Samantha Lynn, who found freedom in Christ after falling into the deceptions of the New Age. Do not ever, dear friends, underestimate the power of testimony — our testimonies are a gift from God and spiritual weapons against the enemy. As the Book of Revelation says: “They triumphed over him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” (Rev. 12:11).
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
Here is a powerful video of actor and movie star Denzel Washington speaking about the importance of putting God first in life. “Put God first,” Washington tells a college audience. “Put God first in everything you do. . . . Everything I have is by the grace of God. Understand that, it’s a gift.”
Washington, who is a devout Christian, shares in the video the story of how as a failing college student he received a prophecy, believed to be from the Lord, about his future. Washington tells his audience, “I kept God in my life and he’s kept me humble.” Regarding the importance of being close to the Lord, he says, “stick with him in everything that you do. If you think you want to do what you think I’ve done then do what I’ve done and stick with God.”
Congrats to Notre Dame Law professor Amy Coney Barrett, an accomplished academic, attorney, mother of seven, and devout Catholic who was nominated by President Donald Trump to be a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge and received confirmation Tuesday from the Senate in a 55-43 vote.
Professor Barrett’s confirmation hearing was infected by controversy, as she was interrogated by prominent Democrats for her Catholic faith and beliefs, to the point that her attackers have been characterized as expressing “[anti]Catholic bigotry” during the hearings. The presidents of the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University have criticized how a nominee’s religious beliefs were used against her during her hearing.
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein attacked the validity of Professor Barrett’s nomination on the basis of Professor Barrett’s Catholic faith, explaining: “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you,” Feinstein said, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. “And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.”
The Rev. John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, wrote an open letter responding to the attacks against Professor Barrett’s faith as a means to disqualify her from serving as a federal judge. “It is chilling to hear from a United States senator that this might now disqualify someone from service as a federal judge. I ask you and your colleagues to respect those in whom ‘dogma lives loudly’ which is a condition we call faith,” he wrote. “For the attempt to live such faith while one upholds the law should command respect, not evoke concern.”
For more coverage on the anti-religious controversy that surrounded Professor Barrett’s nomination click on the following pieces from the Chicago Tribune and LifeNews.
Here’s a great short film, titled “I Needed a Supernatural God,” about the spiritual journey of Kristene Di Marco, Christian praise and worship leader and musician. Gives a deeply personal and spiritually edifying portrait.
Here’s some excellent life-advice on ending procrastination and living to one’s fullest potential from Dr. Eric Thomas, a Christian minister, author, and motivational speaker whose life and work I have immense respect for. Please also check out his Web site!