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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, the world celebrates and remembers the incredible, tireless work Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to. He was a fighter, but not in a harmful way—no, not even close. He fought for human rights. For dignity. For equality. For Justice. And because of him, the world we live in today is full of possibilities for ALL people.

Not only did he stand up to those pouring out hate and filth into the world, he also stood up for those who were oppressed, cast out and ripped of their humanity. He didn’t buy the lie of “this is just how it is.”, he worked for a better world, for a better tomorrow. Where did he find this strength? How did he muster up so much courage? In God alone. His passion for God fueled him, and it was that same passion that gave him a love for people—all people, regardless of their race or social status. He didn’t sit by on the sidelines, waiting for someone else to change things, someday, somehow. He stepped up. He decided it was time to do something for others, even if that meant throwing himself into the front line of battle.

When I look back on his life, I’m reminded of the tremendous opportunity and ability we all have to change the world, for the better. If we’re willing, there is no limit to what God can do through us, to help others who are struggling and need a helping hand to pull them back up. As Dr. King said, the most important question is, “What are you doing for others?” Think on that today. How are you personally lifting others up—supporting them, praying for them, loving them? Love doesn’t have to be outrageous, it just has to be intentional. Make that phone call. Stand up to injustices. Use your voice. For God, and for those who went before us who were brave enough to fight for us to HAVE a voice in this world.

We celebrate you today, Dr. King, and we march on behind you in the fight for good. The fight for God. The fight for a better world, a brighter tomorrow.


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  • Jonathan Tietz says:

    Wow! I really felt the power in those words. If we can all encourage each other, lifting up one another in prayer, we can move mountains with the help of our Almighty God.
    We all have a voice. We can live fearless and use our voices for Christ in our own spheres of influence. We can influence the world just like Dr. King did and make a lasting positive impact that will last for generations and beyond!

  • Melissa Canales says:

    In love with this! Thank you for this dose of inspiration and truth. I would really appreciate the support of this sisterhood in a project God placed in my heart. I recently published a blog: http://www.continuethelegacyoflove.com/devotionals , if you could check it out and let me know what you think I’ll be forever grateful. Lots of love, Melissa

  • Jesse Eggemeyer says:

    Amen to this? thank you for sharing Juli? No matter your culture,gender, ethnicity, or race supporting a smile to go along with your wave to help raise the vibrational dimensional density level to incredible as rebels keep pressing the pedal to the metal raising the trebble another level past the programmed pedestal consuming knowledge like it’s edible that transfers into wisdom that ready to roll without falling apart if you listen to your heart from start to depart?✌