Being from the south and growing up in a baptist church, Amen isn’t an uncommon word. In church, there was even an “Amen corner.” On one side of the pulpit, there was one for the men (deacons), and on the opposite side, one for the women (deaconesses, pastor’s wife, mother of the church, etc.). Growing up, I viewed the Amen corner as the VIP section for the elders and ‘supersaints’ of the church. An unspoken permission was granted for you to sit in the Amen corner. Seemingly the job of the “Amen corners” was to encourage the pastor during his sermon. The more the “Amen corner” said Amen, the more the pastor would get into his sermon. It wasn’t uncommon for the pastor to shout, “Amen somebody” several times during his sermon.
So really what is “Amen?”
Amen means “truly” and “verily.” Amen is a solemn affirmation. When we say, “Amen” we are saying, “Yes before God I agree with that; I believe that to be true; I want that to be so; I am genuine and earnest in my prayer.” (simplybible.com)
Others may just use Amen leisurely, when they are in agreement with someone else.
All in all, Amen is used to put a stamp on something. When Amen is said, there’s solidification, reiteration, and finalization.
So how can Amen be significant to me as a Polisher?
We need to start putting a stamp on ourselves!
You look at yourself in the mirror and have a conversation. Self say, “You are beautiful!” You say, “Amen!”
Someone comes along and gift you with a word of wisdom, or an act of kindness. Definitely say “thank you,” then say “Amen.”
God tells you to keep pushing, and that your blessings are on the way. You say, “Amen!”
Have your own Amen corner. Even if you’re the only one in it. Besides, only those super supporters should be granted permission in.
YOU HAVE WEALTH, YOU HAVE POWER, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL.