The word inspire means “filled with the spirit” and there are times when all of us take inspiration from the events and people around us. St Paul was inspired by a vision of Christ to change his ways and be a better person on the road to Damascus – we too can be inspired by Christ to change for the better. This week, think about how you can be inspirational.
Moses was and is still an inspirational figure to Christians. His courage inspired his people, the slaves of Egypt, to leave their lives in hope of the promised land. The first song shows their joy and what can be achieved when someone inspires you to believe in yourself.
There are loads of inspiring songs, songs that inspire us to work hard and achieve all of our goals. You never how you can go if you are inspired to try.
The world is full of inspirational stories. People overcoming challenges and inspiring others to do the same.
You don’t need to swim the channel or be the best sports star to be inspiring. Anyone who uses the talents they have been given can be inspirational to others.
This week’s activity is going to be a little different. We are going to give you the freedom to use your talent to inspire others. Here are some ideas but feel free to create your own!
If you are an inspiring…
Artist – could you draw a painting for your front window to inspire others to do the same. This could have a theme like supporting the NHS or any picture that you think will bring joy to others as they walk past your house.
Reader – could you have a ‘story time’ with your family where you read them your favourite story. Can you inspire them to do the same and have a weekly ‘story time’ where one member gets to share their favourite story and explains why they love it so much.
Musician – Could you play your family a piece of music or even put together a mini concert. Could you inspire them to join in.
Singer – Could you sing your family your favourite song, perhaps inspire them to do a duet with you.
Sports person – could you inspire your family to do a little exercise and play a game in your house or back garden if your lucky enough to have you. Could you set up ‘keepy uppy’ or spin around the pole challenges, inspiring them to do more physical activity.
Organiser – could you organise some cupboards or wardrobe, could you make a system and inspire your family to do the same
Board game player – could you challenge your family to one board game a night, inspiring them to see the joy of playing.
These are just a few ideas. What are your talents and how are you going to use them to inspire those around you?
God made each one of us unique, no one is the same. We are beautifully different. It’s not always the easiest thing to be ourselves, it’s often easier to follow the crowd. But if you have the confidence to be ourselves we inspire others to do the same. Imagine a world where we are a bit like Stephen!
We must let our light shine, it is only then that we allow others to shine theirs.
Inspire someone today:
We invite you to take some time to think about the word INSPIRE and come up with a meaning for each of the letters within the word and create acrostic poem… leave your comments in the box below.
I is for…. N is for… S is for… P is for… I is for… R is for… E is for…
“A person’s words can be a source of wisdom, deep as the ocean, fresh as a flowing stream.”
For Christians, the Bible is a source of inspiration. It is the most important book to have ever been written. But do we know what the Bible is and how it is God talking to us.
Jesus Prays in the Garden of Gethsemane – Matthew 26
After celebrating Passover, Jesus and His disciples walked to the Mount of Olives, to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36)
One of the most inspirational stories in the Bible is that of Jesus, not only because he preached the word of God, went against the authorities and spent time with people who were thought of as sinners, but because he had the courage to give His life for us.