Some people go through life not considering the impact that their words and actions have on those around them. They do and say whatever works for them at the moment with little regard for others. In their mind they are righteous, yet they can leave a trail of devastation behind them.
Do not be that person! Consider your words. Put the needs of others above your own. Show compassion. It is not about what you may perceive has been done to you. It is every bit about how you respond and what you carry in your heart. It is after… Read the rest
In reading 2 Corinthians today about Paul’s thorn in the flesh some things occurred to me. Much speculation has been made over the centuries about what his thorn may have been but all you really need to know is that something challenged him ‘in the flesh’ that God did not remove. He asked God to take it away three times. I often marveled that he only asked three times. How often do you ask for a challenge to be removed from your life? I know I certainly exceed the three time pattern or request concerning the challenges in my life!… Read the rest
What does love mean to you? Love is…[fill in the blank]. I am sure it means something different to each of us, yet at the core love is simply love. Volumes could be and have been written about love so what I will share is just a snapshot.
In looking up definitions of love I found almost a total inclusion of sexual attraction. So you could deduce that in the world love is often confused with lust. Of course in a committed marital relationship sex is a component but it surely is not the total take. Loving someone in a… Read the rest
Never underestimate what someone else carries. You only see an infinitesimal snapshot of what is their life and what are their challenges. Plus, you see what you see through your own filter which is skewed by your own life experiences.
It is always a heart issue. What do you harbor deep in the recesses of your heart? What is in your heart will determine how you perceive your world and the world of another. If you harbor bitterness, rejection, anger, unforgiveness and the like, you will see all things through a negative lens. You will operate from a place of… Read the rest
Pray for the United States of America
‘Pray the States!’
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.
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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. I pray they bless you and keep you striving toward a full Kingdom walk ‘for such a time as this!’
God is a God of miracles. This is a season of miracles. Let His light shine the miraculous into your situation!
Each relationship requires adjustment & compromise. Just do not compromise who you are in Christ!
Are you sleepwalking thru your life? Wake up! You will pass this way but
Sometimes as you continue to journey with the Lord, He will reveal something to you about someone. First of all, test the spirit to make sure it is the Holy Spirit and not some divisive spirit just trying to stir things up. Never forget that the enemy roams around just looking for a way to trip you up and eliminate you from your Kingdom assignment!
Second, keep the information to yourself. Do not share it with anyone else to include the person about whom you may have had this revelation. Most often you are simply to pray for that person.… Read the rest
A young man told me not so long ago that he could be angry with God for his situation. However, he went on to say that he took full responsibility as his choices had clearly led him there.
It is so rare that I ever hear anyone take personal responsibility for anything these days. Blaming everyone else, to include God, is more the norm. Never looking at how their actions and choices may have led them to where they are is sadly more common place. It appears easier to attack everyone else’s character, life situation, etc. as the reason for… Read the rest