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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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  • Tommy Spaulding Florida

    Hey Tyler Perry my name is Tommy Spaulding.God spoke to me in a vision and said I'll play a homeless man in one of your movies.Please call

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  • charlene johnson Pa

    Hi Mr Perry First I want to say congrats on becoming a daddy. Its the most rewarding that any movie or comedy ever written. You know we all have our very own struggles in life. I decided years ago to not burden any of my struggles on anyone. I just work them out on my own and pray to God to show me the path and so far he has not let me down. Sometimes the solution is right in your face. We need to stop in our tracks and have faith and believe. I am not a millionaire, actor, doctor, or lawyet but I am happy and I am here. And as long as you open your eyes everyday you are blessed. Because everyday you open your eyes God has given you another day to get it right. Keep Shinning and be blessed.

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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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