"We have found the opportunity through Inspiration Ministries to express not just our feelings but also the words that the Holy Spirit puts in our hearts to share with others. I see I.M. as a channel of communication between the church...read more
February, Issue 1
Letter from the Editor
To those who have taken the time to read this: “Grace to you and the peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen” (Galatians 1:3-5).
I have made two teary-eyed drives in my life from Florida to Indiana. The first was in 2007 when driving home to tell my parents that I had gotten into legal
trouble. The second time was in 2011 while returning back to my family after a five year sentence in prison. The first was filled with fear and a sense that my life was coming to an end; the second was inspired by the realization that my life was simply beginning.
Like the Apostle Paul, I do not come with eloquent speech or the objective of impressing anybody with my insight or experience. I have come only to preach Jesus Christ crucified because I know nothing else which has satisfied the emptiness I once had in my life. I am before you now, vulnerable, as I have been in front of so many to say I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart.
The desire of the men and women of Inspiration Ministries is only to inspire you in the name of Jesus Christ. Paul said, “For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and work for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). It is God Himself who energizes our desires and actions. Rest assured that we depend on the Holy Spirit to teach us all things, and we pray the same for you.
Inspiration Ministries is excited about what God has in store. We do not have funding and our resources are limited, but the Lord has made it abundantly clear that while we find ourselves waiting on God, nothing is getting done. We all have gifts, talents, and resources the Lord has provided for such a time as this. So, instead of focusing on what we do not have, Inspiration Ministries offers all that we do have to God, and we pray the Lord will perfect our efforts.
In the name of Jesus Christ, be inspired today knowing that Jesus loves you so much that He chose to die for you. When He could have done something to stop anything, Jesus chose to do nothing to give us everything. Please read the articles and see what Inspiration has to offer in the name of Jesus. Lord willing, you will hear from us again next month, and until then, experience fullness of joy found only in Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Inspiration in a Dark Place, by Andrew Foster
- Meeting with the Chairman, by Paul Charron
- Do or Die, by Anthony Ponds
- Change for the Better, by James Summers