How many have heard the phrase, “no man is an island”?  I’m sure many of you have but what does it mean to you?

The bible gives us such clear insight into that phrase.  I’ll give you a few scriptures to support this.

  1. “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For the body is not one member, but many.” I Corinthians 12 & 14
  2. “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat; but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

As you can see from the above, we were never designed by God to operate alone.  These scriptures make it clear we need each other to survive and thrive.

The Power of Prayer

Prayer is a dialogue between God and man.  It is during these times that we not only acknowledge, praise and petition God; but also when we listen to hear what He is speaking to us.

Stormie Omartian has a series of books, “The Power of a Praying Wife”, “The Power of a Praying Parent” and possibly others.  She, along with many, recognizes the importance and power of prayer. It has been recognized throughout time that there is power in prayer.

The bible tells us that we should always pray and not faint.  The Word tells us to pray without ceasing.  It goes on to say that when we pray we should believe.  The Word tells us that whatsoever things we desire when we pray, believe and we will receive them.

Prayer is such a powerful tool.  The challenge today is to put into practice on a regular basis, praying.  Pray over your children, jobs, family, ministries, whatever.  Exercise your God given right to pray and hear from Him.

There is definitely power in prayer.

The Power of Purpose

Knowing your purpose and walking in it gives one such a continual high!  Each of us are here for a reason and a season.  Pray and find out your purpose for being here: then pursue it with such tenacity that all will know why you’re here.  They will see you walking out your divine purpose.

In the bible, God said before He had formed us in our mother’s wombs he knew us and had predestined our lives.  Believe this, none are here by accident.  We are all here to fulfill a purpose bigger than ourselves.

Realize that in pursuing your purpose it will require work and most times lots of it.  Faith without works is dead. We must be willing to walk out our purpose and obedient to the Holy Spirit.

Begin to walk in walk in your purpose. God has a great plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)

The Power of Partnership

The opening scriptures helps us to know the power of partnership.

From a personal perspective, there is no way I could do any of what I’ve done without having committed partners.  I have been blessed to  partner with Sisters of the Word Book Club, Women on the Grow, Black Christian Books, Kings Highway Web Design, Pastor W. Terrell Snead, II, Women of Purpose and Determination, Dr. Carroll with Affordable Publishing, Lightning Source Printers and so many others.  I have, and continually need partners to fulfill my purpose.  So do you: remember no man is an island.

We need each other to survive.

What exactly is a partnership?  My definition of a partnership is a marriage per se; a coming together of two or more people for a common cause.

Partnership should take place with God first.  As Jewel Diamond Taylor always says, the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. First things first.

Next, pray about the people who come into your life.  Partner with those you believe will help you to go and grow and fulfill your purpose.  There is so much power in partnership.

Partnership=marriage.  Is it time for a wedding to take place?  Possibly many?  Do it.  Remember though, first things first.  Marry God first.  Take Him as your main partner.  You can not fail in doing so.

I’ve given you food for thought and would love to hear your comments.

Remember…prayer, purpose and partnership.

Stay blessed!