Did you ever consider the cost of discipleship? If you made the choice to follow Jesus, did you have any idea what the costs might be for you? Or did you jump aboard hearing promises of abundant wealth and prosperous living on all levels? Was your heart really in your commitment? Did you really consider giving up all to follow Him? Did you consider the costs at all?
First Things First
In Luke 14:25-35, Jesus talks about the cost of following Him. He defines clearly the cost of discipleship. You must be willing … Read the rest
I pray this finds you well and prospering. A concept that kept surfacing for me all week is hypocrisy. I have spent some time pondering hypocrisy and the fruit thereof in one’s life. The dictionary gives insincerity, pretense, duplicity, two-faced, falseness, unfaithfulness and double minded as synonyms of hypocrisy.
What is Your Life Worth?
Job 27:8 says, “For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he may gain much, if God takes away his life [KJV soul]?” This reading was my first and profound encounter … Read the rest
Can you believe that we are entering the last week of February already? When you hear that time is sped up believe that it is so. Do you ever remember such a swirl of happenings as we see daily in the news? In your lifetime do you remember such recurrent cataclysmic weather events? Now is certainly the time to walk ever close to Jesus and let Him guide your every step.
How Long Have You Toiled?
What better time than the Lenten season to “launch out … Read the rest
As we enter this last week of January I pray that you have been able to strengthen your foundation in the Lord. The first month is so important to set the tone for the year ahead. Maintaining a solid relationship with Jesus makes all things possible for those who believe.
How is Your Vision?
At the beginning of each year we discuss vision. I believe this subject bears review at least once a year in every believer’s walk. Sometimes in life your vision can become clouded or
In Esther’s Warriors Ministry we are ‘praying the states.’ We pray weekly for each state in the order of admission to the Union. Our Nation now more than ever needs consistent, diligent prayer cover state by state. This week please cover Georgia admitted to the Union January 2, 1788, in prayer. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the political leaders, pastors and church leaders, the people residing in Georgia and for all in our Nation.
Each state is important in forming our United States of America. We … Read the rest
I pray this finds you well and settling in to the rhythm of 2013. Today is Inauguration Day in the United States of America. The Inauguration ceremony marks the beginning of the Presidential term of office. To inaugurate is to initiate or ordain a new order within the White House. This first month is a perfect time for each of us to begin anew and to set our own house in order for the coming season.
Blessings as we move into the first month of 2013. January marks the first fruits of the year. How we begin this year will affect the next eleven months. What is your plan? What is your vision? Where does God fit in your life this year?
Do You Need to Lose Weight?
The number one New Year resolution is weight loss. Usually by the end of the first month most have abandoned this lofty goal. Consider a different kind of weight loss: the weight of the world. What if you could lose the weight of every day … Read the rest
We stand at the threshold of the New Year. If events of the passing year have knocked you down and left you seated determine to stand. Now is the time to let go of the pain and disappointment of 2012. Prepare to go forward into a season bright with possibility and hope for the future. Although the landscape of your life may have changed in ways you would not have chosen know that God is with you and He has His hand on your life.
In just two days people worldwide will celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The light from His star led wise men to His manger so long ago. Today His light continues to shine bright in a darkened world. Wise men still seek Him. Once found, His light shines through each of them attracting others to His saving grace. The immeasurable sanctity of a true relationship with the Son of God forever transforms an earthly life to a Kingdom walk.
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the … Read the rest
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this week. The mass murder of children and school officials in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School casts a somber shroud over our country. Such horrendous acts leave all of us in the Nation asking why and how.
Where Two or More Are Gathered
When the news broke about Sandy Hook and it was unimaginable. Children ages 6-10 and adults trying to protect them were gunned down. We all listened in shock and disbelief. We wait now for some answers but what will they bring?