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Encouraged by a cell phone

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To all of you that use the cell phone light like I do, I just want to say this.  For me, as I was walking through my dark house trying to get to my bedroom, it was truly an exercise in faith. I could only see the light at my feet. I had to trust that even though I could only see three feet in front of me, if I kept following this light, I would get there.

It reminded me of a scripture in the bible, Psalm 119:105 "The word is a lamp unto my feet and a light into my pathway." Back in those days when people would travel through the night, they would use little lamps that were attached to their feet. The lamp only gave them enough light to see just a few steps in front of them.  As long as they kept moving, they could find their way. If they stopped moving, so did the light.

This moved me because this is how I have lived my entire life. I have always walked by faith. Sometimes there was only a little light, a little hope that kept me moving.  There were so many times that I didn’t know how I was going to make it. So many times I didn’t know where my next meal was coming from, if my hope would be realized or if my dreams would come true. But no matter how dark it got, I kept moving.  That is one of the keys to making your dreams come true. JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

If you’d allow me to, I’d like to challenge you to do more of that this year. Live by faith! No matter what you see happening around you, no matter how dark it may be, follow the lamp at your feet that God provides to us all, no matter who we are.  A small step is still a step forward.

At the top of every year, I stop and go away to reflect. I will usually take out my journal and read over some of the past years and look at all the things God brought me through, no matter how dark the times. What rereading my journal taught me is that there was always a lamp at my feet. I think if you look at your life, you’ll see a lamp too. :-)  If you don’t, look closer. I promise you it's there!

If you’re struggling in any way, financially, school, business, relationships, children, sickness, heartache, I so believe that God will be a light unto your pathway. IF YOU LET HIM!!  Stop looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and look at the light at your feet and you’ll get there.

I hope you remember this every time you use your cell to light a path.  God Bless you in 2012! You can make this your best year yet, through faith.

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  • Smithf880 USA

    I got what you intend, thankyou for putting up.Woh I am lucky to find this website through google. Being intelligent is not a felony, but most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor. by Lazarus Long. bfecgdedgcadcddg

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  • Amanda Boutwell Baker,Louisiana

    I ain't even gonna lie I use my cell phone at night For a flashlight now I have a app it's a flashlight App it's amazing try it tyler u would love it:)

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  • Stella Nairobi, Kenya

    I will sure stop looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and look at the light at my feet to lead me there. So, many people use their cell phone light and many times. Thus so many are going to always remember that they are headed to the tunnel through the light at their feet!

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  • Geraldine Iquo Okon Abuja,Nigeria

    Mr Tyler,thanks for your messages. When I feel tired,confused & fed up with Life,all I need to do is read your messages for Comfort & inspiration as all your messages uplift me & give me renewed Hope & Faith in God. I must Confess I only come to Tyler Perry.com. For upliftment,comfort and to be inspired. Sorry I. Must connfess the only movie of your I haved is How did I get married. Not that I don't like your movies but I haven't gotten hold of a DVD. Of your movie here in Nigeria. But I promise by God's Grace to go buy 1. God bless You.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Who can find _ ________ ____? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him ____ and not evil All the days of her life..... And her lamp does not go out by night.... Her children rise up & call her blessed; Her husband also, & he praises her: HALLELUJAH! Many daughters have DONE WELL, BUT u excel them ALL. Charm is deceitful & beauty is passing, BUT a woman who _____ the Lord, she shall be praised. Yes! :-) Give her of the fruit of her hands, AND LET her own works praise her in the gates. (Fill in the blanks) Lol...excuse me I had to laugh, I thought about Madea Gets A Job!!! Lol.......... Lol....... :-) Good Morning, Morning Glory!!! :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) 2 Samuel 22 Read it!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    A small step is still a step FORWARD! :-) LOL...

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Ps.119:105; Prov.6:23; Ps. 19:8....The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. For the commandment is a lamp; & the law is light; & reproofs of instruction are the way OF LIFE. Ps.19:...THE heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament/expanse of heaven shows His handiwork....Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart BE ACCEPTABLE in Your sight, O Lord, my strength/rock AND my REDEEMER. :-) Psalm 51

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  • Carolyn Robinson Houston, Texas

    This is amazing...teary eyes...God brings words of wisdom to you just when you at the end of rope and it seems that you can't make it but God (is all I can say) but God...I love you and thank him for life and all his beautiful creations. Love you Mr. Perry...keep building us up for today and time we certainly need reminders and encouragement.

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  • Juliet Letswalo South Africa

    It is pleasing to God that you include Him in your work Mr Perry :) I was wowed to see that you even have a chapel in your studio. May the good Lord bless you Mr Perry.........

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  • A Godly friend ne

    God bless you, Tyler.....in the inspiration of words you wrote to viewers. Reminding them of Psalms 119 verse 105. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Per you quote: stop looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, but the light unto my feet. My brothers and sisters...WHEN PRAISES GOES UP..BLESSINGS COMES DOWN! I pray oneday we will be allowed to advertise our prayerline numbers on this site. Praylines have truly been a 'BLESSING' for my family and I. It is an added insurance to help you in your daily lives. These days and times with so so much to deal with you need all the help you can get and then some. When you wake up in the morning before getting out of bed...take a deep breathe in wait 7 seconds and let it out....repeat THE LORDS PRAYER! try and take time to read a chapter in the 'BIBLE' before starting your day. Later on when you have more time try the breathing exercise again, prayer, read the word. Our Lord only ask for ten percent of your earnings...even if you are welfare bound, unemployment, minimum wage bound, living comfortably, or have mo money than you know what to do with, yet you are still depress, etc.. The Lord said in Malachi 3 verse 10-11 Bring ye all the tithes in the storehouse...read the rest in your bible...vs 11 says I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes.....read the rest in your bible. I you say to THE LORD...LORD FOR YOU..I LIVE....FOR YOU I'LL DIE and mean it from your heart...HE WILL KNOW...Oh you will be surprise what he will do for you in an blink of an eye. We must get back to what the word says to do inorder to beat this battle that satan has bestowed upon the earth. If God said....FAST AND PRAY.....FASTING BREAKS THE YOKE of sin, depression, suicide, murder, molestation, rape, jealousy, shame, pride, hate, racism, anything that is unrighteous. Follow Jesus, you will not fail. Mr. Tyler Perry cannot help everyone....this is not to discourage you, but to encourage you to LOOK TO THE HILLS FROM WHICH COMETH YOUR HELP....YOUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD...that's where Tylers came from. My aunt; bless her heart is 102 years old and if the Lords Will this year will be 102 always taught us as children: Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart Psalms 37:4

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  • Tasha Green Mississippi

    hi Tyler I like the movie Good Deeds. hold on and kept the faith. I will like to share something with you like Acts 2:47 and Romans 16: 16 am going to lie I do like you. not because you have money I like because you are sexy man. I never been about a person money I be about knowing the person.

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