Change your focus. Change your direction. Change your life. Change cannot come through staying the same. There are seasons in life. Know your season. Know when the season beckons change.
For it is written:
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time
In Esther’s Warriors Ministry, we began in 2012 ‘praying the states’ for healing for our Nation. Queen Esther went before the king to intercede for her people. We go before the King to intercede for our Nation ‘for such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14). We pray for each state in the order of admission to the Union and will continue. Our Nation more than ever needs consistent, diligent prayer cover state by state.
No matter how things look right now, do not give up hope. Any situation can change in an instant. That instant may be a shift or a complete “suddenly” turn-around.
If change begins as a shift, do not despise the small beginning. A shift starts the momentum. Look forward with faith and hope to keep that momentum going!
Through every change, look for the lesson. Learn as you go through life. Grow forward. Never stay stuck in former destructive patterns. Allow the Lord to make all things new for you in His perfect timing and in His perfect will.
Never worry about what people think about you or how you are choosing to live your life. You have no control over another’s thinking anyway. Just live well. Live with integrity. Make wise choices. Serve others with a thankful heart, for it is always a heart issue. Leave petty worldly skirmishes behind.
You are here for such a time as this so choose your battles very carefully.
For those of you who are not on certain Social Media sites, I publish “Short Takes” every day. Below are the takes for last week. Also are included links to short posts “From the Archives of Esther’s Warriors Ministry.” I pray they bless you and keep you striving toward a full Kingdom walk ‘for such a time as this!’
~You are uniquely and wonderfully made. ~Do not compromise your individuality!
~Spend your time wisely. ~Your life is truly a gift!
~Be true to your word. ~ If you make a commitment, keep it!
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
When I read this scripture this morning I could not help but wonder why most Christians are not at peace. I certainly include myself in this at times. Jesus leaves us His peace and gives it to us, yet do we freely receive that peace? His is a deep peace unlike anything the world has to offer. Yet, do we look to
As we go into fall, before the holidays, take this time to walk through your house and donate those things you do not really love or no longer use. Physical clutter actually clutters your spirit. To free up your surroundings will free up your mental clutter and give you more clarity. You will be more focused.
While clearing out, check your heart clutter (for it is always a heart issue). Clear out those things and response patterns that no longer serve you: bitterness, anger, resentment, offense and the like. Keep only those heart patterns that bring you closer to God,
Remember the story of the woman with the issue of blood? She had suffered with her infirmity for twelve long years. She suffered much at the hands of many doctors and spent all her money. The scripture tells us that she actually became worse in her affliction.
In this time in history she was considered unclean and not to be among the populace. Yet, when she heard about Jesus she determined to follow Him. She knew if she could just touch the very hem of His garment she would be healed. Her faith had been sharpened through much adversity. Her