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We all need people in our lives who feed our souls. These are people who flow into us like tributaries and feed us with life-giving water. They speak words of life. They’re full of encouragement. They are life givers. They are like rivers releasing life giving water as words. One of my favorite quotes is everything lives by the river. 

A few years ago I hung out with a precious friend Verlinda Zeno. It was around the holidays I had just moved to Memphis Tennessee and didn’t know a lot of people. As it would happen, Verlinda invited me to go to a birthday  party for somebody I didn’t even know. 

I went And I had a blast! In that circle of newfound relationships I found an amazing group of people who were filled with joy, excitement, life and love. And I found a new friend who I still value and treasure today. Regina Johnson. This woman is amazing. She has an uncanny ability to draw people into a space where they can soak up her life giving energy. This morning, as I read her post, I went back to that life filled room and the memory of her birthday party. All over again, I felt an infusion of the enthusiasm that marks her life. I want to be like that! That post inspired me so I want to share it with you…

My wonderful friend Regina Johnson

By Regina Johnson 

But with God, there are no limits! By His divine power, you are equipped, well able and strong. 

 Today’s Scripture

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.”

(2 Peter 1:3 NLT)

 By His Divine Power
Whether you realize it or not, God has already given you everything you need to live the life He’s called you to. You don’t need to feel stressed out, worried or afraid. You don’t have to wonder if you’re “good enough” to receive from God because God’s blessing has nothing to do with your performance. He has already blessed you and given you everything you need by His divine power!

 The world’s system tells us to strive, toil and scrape to get what we want. Our culture puts limits on people because of their natural abilities, resources, background or circumstances. But with God, there are no limits! By His divine power, you are equipped, well able and strong. You are covered by His grace and mercy, and you are empowered to do all He has called you to do!
 The next time you start thinking “I can’t…” or “I don’t have what it takes…,” attack those negative thoughts with the truth by declaring, “I have what it takes; I am well able; and I am equipped by His divine power at work in me!”
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your power which is at work in me. Thank You for equipping me and calling me according to Your good purpose. Give me Your strength and peace today. I keep my mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Be encouraged 


Post Author: Stella Payton

Stella Payton is principal of Making People Priority Consulting Group. Over the past (25) years, she has worked with Apple Computer, Nordstrom, FedEx / Kinko's, VISTA, National Corporation for Service, P-B Health Home Care Agency Inc., The City of Los Angeles, Head Start, KCET Los Angeles Public Television, TurboTax, Child Fund, Memphis Public Schools and many others. For more about Stella Payton contact us at

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