Washing Feet

Some of you have never served anybody in your life… You don’t even think that way! You think it’s belittling to be a servant. But I’m telling you that serving is empowering!

When Christ got ready to show us how high He was, He did it by showing us how low He could become. He took on the form of a servant, wrapped a towel around His waist like a waiter, dropped down on His knees, and started washing feet.

How dare you talk about what you’re too good to do!

– This post has been Remixed and Borrowed from the sermon, Principles of Service by T.D. Jakes.

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator from Little Rock, Arkansas. Check him out on Instagram here.

 

I Am Grateful… But Not Satisfied.

God woke me up.

I have food.

I have water.

I have clothes.

I have shelter.

I AM GRATEFUL…

But not satisfied.

We are here to do more than just survive. We should count our blessings but still know that God rewards work ethic and ambition. Just make sure you hold on to your integrity.

God Bless.

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more insight, follow him on Instagram @instagram.com/mauriceguestjr

From Dream to Reality – In Three Simple Steps.

Step 1: Dream Boldly and Without Fear!

Erase the fear of dreaming big. If your dream is big, audacious, and almost unbelievable – good! Own it! Don’t allow fear or an impoverished mindset derail or minimize your dream. Your dream is directly aligned with your purpose. And your purpose is blessed by the most high.

Step 2: Write it Down!

Transfer the dream from your mind to a piece of paper. Next, attach a date to your dream. A dream written down with a definite deadline becomes a goal. Next, break the goal down into small steps that can be taken daily. “Daily steps” create momentum, and momentum is just like magic! Momentum energizes us all and is a major factor in getting our goals accomplished!

Step 3: Show God You are Serious by Taking Action!

A goal supported with action is a goal supported by God. A goal supported by God, is a goal/dream that comes true.

“Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” – Galatians 6:7

In order for a harvest, we must first take the action of planting, cultivating, and nurturing our seed aka dream.

Dream big and take massive action!

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Faith and Prayer must be Accompanied by Action.

James 2: 17-26 (NKJV)

Faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead. Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the alter? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by his works faith was made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. And he was called the friend of God.”

You see then that a man is justified by his works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, faith without works is dead as well.

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” – Frederick Douglass

Let’s take action. Let’s get to work!

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Note to Student #6: You Were Not Born to be Mediocre.

Student,

Don’t be like most of us. Most of us give up on our dreams. Most of us learn to accept defeat without putting up much of a fight. Most of us are cool with being average.

Dont be like us.

You are not here to be average. You are not here to merely survive. Student, you were not brought into this world to be mediocre.

You are here to achieve greatness.

Get to work. We need you to do the work that you were put on this planet to do. We need you to become who you are meant to become.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Words Have Power.

God Dont Make No Junk

I had self esteem issues when I was young.

In grade school, fellow students told me I was ugly. After you hear something for so long, you start to believe it. So, I thought I was ugly.

In grade school, they made fun of my clothes, my shoes, and the way I spoke. They called me poor. So, I thought I was poor.

In grade school, I was pretty good at reading, I was good at history and even science – but I really struggled in math. I thought I was dumb.

Fourth Grade..

One night while doing my homework, I had a break down.

I cried to my mother and told her how I was feeling. I told her that the kids called me ugly and I felt ugly.

I told her that the kids made fun of my shoes and my clothes and the way I talked. They called me poor and I felt poor.

I told her that I was trying harder and harder with my math homework, but I always missed the problems. I always messed up. I told my mama that I felt dumb.

I sobbed.

My mother was exceptional. So, of course she comforted me. My mom told me I was handsome.

She told me that although we didn’t have expensive clothes, we were not poor – because “poor” was a mindset.

My mother explained that “long division” is tough, and the only way for me to get better at it, was to keep struggling with it.

I eventually stopped crying, but I didn’t feel any better.

But, my mother wasn’t done with me.

That night while I slept, she placed a quote on my wall. She placed it where it was obvious and plain for me to see. The next morning, it was the first thing I saw when I awoke. I don’t know where she got it from, but slowly – over time, the quote changed my perspective.

The quote changed how I felt about myself.

Slowly, the quote transformed me from a little boy who felt sorry for himself into a young man who felt empowered and unafraid.

The quote is “I know I’m Somebody, Cause God Don’t Make No Junk!!”

The quote is true.

If you’re struggling with anything, put the quote on your wall or write it on your bathroom mirror. As you read the quote day after day, things will change. I can’t explain it, but these words have power.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is and education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Bigger. Faster. Stronger.

Be so Strong.. That when people get to know you, they become stronger.

Be so Positive.. That when people speak to you, their hearts become lighter.

Be so Powerful.. That you inspire lifelong followers to become leaders.

Be so Dedicated.. That you become a change agent for God.

Be such an Awesome Parent.. That decades from now, your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will still be practicing what you preached.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pray for Our Cell Phones

imageLord, save us from our cell phones for they have taken over our lives.

Our cell phones have replaced our alarm clocks.

Our cell phones have replaced our cameras.

Our cell phones have replaced our calendars.

Please don’t let our cell phones replace our ¬†friends.

Please don’t let our cell phones replace our families.

In your name we pray, Amen.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

 

Vision

empire state building telescope quarterVision- the power of anticipating that which will come to be. (Dictionary.com)

Vision is not how well you see your future, but how well you listen to God.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.