Inspirational Writings - Weigh Down Ministries

Inspirational Writings from Gwen Shamblin Lara

  • A Day of Praise
    Make today a day of praise for all that God has done! Gather your family and take a good long look at each other, and then walk through your homes and really look at all that God has given...
November 5, 2021

Relying on God

When you lean not to your own understanding but rather to God all day, expectations and anger go away.
November 4, 2021

Looking to God

We are continuing the discussion from yesterday on how to have a great morning. Once you are ready for the day, before you leave the bedroom, you must pray the Lord’s Prayer to be led not into temptation for idols and to be sure you have nothing but forgiveness and mercy and patience for others. In this way, you fulfill the Law and the Prophets and all that God has asked of you.
November 3, 2021

How to Have a Great Morning

Etiquette starts in the early morning when you awaken and give glory to God by praising Him for another day and His beautiful sunrise. He has been merciful to allow the world that is so full of evil desires to continue to spin another day...
November 2, 2021

God’s Spirit of Love

To have God’s good etiquette, we need the Spirit of God in our hearts, but note that obtaining this Spirit is dependent on our actions. These actions must come first, and then God will come and make His home inside your heart.
November 1, 2021

Gaining a New Life and a New Heart

How do you get the beautiful Spirit and gracious etiquette from above? You cannot buy it, nor can you obtain it from simply begging for it from the Heavens.
October 31, 2021

Rejected by the World, Loved by God

I have found inspiration in the martyrs and the men like Job and Spafford, but especially Jeremiah, Paul and Jesus. Though the world hated and rejected them, you could not take away the treasure in their hearts.
October 29, 2021

God’s Beautiful Etiquette

Good etiquette is only possible when you genuinely love GOD and His Ten Commandments from deep inside your heart. However, etiquette courses and multiple finishing schools all claim to teach proper etiquette. People pay for and take courses to polish the outside, but they never achieve appropriate social interaction, so they never seem to have true friends or maintain relationships of any depth.
October 28, 2021

Returning to God’s Foundation

There is hope for the future. As we return to this foundation of God’s etiquette and His Commands, we have seen a transformation in our own lives and in those around us. Imagine a Heavenly Community…a place of gentleness, kindness and graciousness…filled with true etiquette and manners, a positive attitude and looking for the good in everyone.
October 27, 2021

The Foundation of Good Etiquette

While the world teaches secular etiquette and rules that are politically correct, it is time for a comeback to true etiquette as laid out by God. Doing what the Heavens expect was given to Moses and the Prophets and Christ and his Apostles. It was based on the Ten Commandments and Mark 12, which all boiled down to love—love that is shown thru genuine compassion for God and for humans, devoid of harsh judgment, for after all, even after we all have sinned, God has given us forgiveness and compassion...