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I pray this finds you well and prospering! We are almost at the halfway point in the year. Often this is the time people look back at what their hopes were at the year’s beginning. Perhaps you are not where you thought you would be by now. Perhaps you are waiting for God to move in your situation. Perhaps you are wondering if or when God will shift the atmosphere of your circumstance. Perhaps you just sit waiting and wondering what you must do. You may ponder what you can do to “get it right” so He will move.
What Are You Waiting For?
God is not waiting until you get everything right. He is ready for you to use everything right He has deposited within you and bring it forth.
Now is the time to step out in faith to further His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. I do not care how impossible things around you may look. When it is His perfect time your sustained faith can move mountains!
God will test you. God will try you in the fire like a precious metal to burn off the dross. God will bring you forth as precious gold. Allow Him to use you even in the process. It is easy to simply sit down. It is easy to lay down the very tools you need to move forward…prayer, worship, Scripture, the armor of God. Some even turn away from relationship with the Lord in periods of trial. If you can relate to stepping away from any of these, turn back at this very moment. To walk away or to sit down are not options if you choose to walk in Kingdom power and authority.
What Will You Choose?
It is always your choice to be nominal or to be Kingdom. To live Kingdom is to be revolutionary. To choose to be His Kingdom emissary on this earth is not an easy journey at times but to me it is the only option. Just remember, Jesus Christ died a horrific death to set you free and open the door to eternal salvation. You are here on earth ‘for such a time as this’ to be a light to others in this darkened hour. It does not matter where you are right now; you are here for Him to use you.
You can choose to stay locked in your circumstance. You can choose to stay locked inside church walls. Or, you can choose to go into the entire world and bring the Gospel. You do not even have to open your mouth to be a witness for Christ. How you live your life and how you speak and treat others speaks volumes. What are you saying with your life? What do you speak about family members? How do you treat others? Is your mindset one of ‘all about you?’ Or, does your heartbeat (and it is always a heart issue) resonate with His for others?
Time Is Of The Essence!
We are here but for a moment. Let God redeem the time for you in His perfect time.
In the meantime use every moment wisely with your focus on bringing the Kingdom of God to earth as it is in heaven. Your job is to prudently use the time He gives you. Let Him fashion each moment and use you to further His Kingdom ‘for such a time as this!’ God bless you and use you this week and always.
Quotes to Ponder This Week
“Have faith in God. for assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Jesus, Mark 11:22b-23
“The starting point is internal, not external: their message is their own transformation by Christ, made real in their words and deeds. Rather than draw people out of the world and into a relationship with an institution, Revolutionaries demonstrate what it means to be the presence of God wherever you are. ”George Barna, Revolution, 200, page 127
“There is a vast difference between the outward clothing of the Spirit’s power and the inward filling of the Spirit’s life. In the first, despite the power, the hidden man of the heart may remain unchanged. In the latter, that monster is dealt with.” ~Gene Edwards, A Tale of Three Kings, page 41
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Dream, page 46
“God can take whatever it is that you have~even if it’s only a little bit~and multiply it into a miracle.” ~T.D. Jakes, Woman Thou Art Loosed!, page 58
A Prayer Request
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Please keep all who serve our country, our diplomatic corps, our servicemen and women and their families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our front-line on the battlefield, let us be their front-line in the spirit. Also, let us cover all who have come home wounded that they and their families will receive the kindness, help and support they need to go forward in their lives. May the Lord bless them and keep them safe.
Pray for all throughout the world for hedges of protection against radical Muslim extremists and all forms of terrorism. We have long prayed for spiritual victory over radical Islam in Esther’s Warriors Ministry. We now see the reality of this threat come to the forefront in this time in world history. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Please pray for all in authority over us, for the full truth to come forth concerning Benghazi as new hearings will be held. We as Americans and the families of those murdered in Benghazi deserve to be told the truth. Hearings to seek the whole truth have nothing to do with politics as some in current leadership like to posit. Our people were left to be brutally killed. As new information comes to light the only political implication many of us see is a possible cover-up before a Presidential election. Scandals are rife in this administration. We the people are not that naive. Pray that God will open doors to let the truth flow for all of us in this United States of America! The truth shall keep us free.
May God richly bless the United States of America, bring to light every single crooked place and keep her safe. May we arise united once again as One Nation Under God in this auspicious season in our country’s history. We continue to pray for truth to prevail as we saturate this country in prayer and stand for all that is right in America and for all of us who call ourselves American. These are treacherous times and now more than ever we must maintain our walk. Fail not in this hour.
Please Join Me in Prayer
Father God, We thank You for the ultimate price that Jesus paid to set us free. Let Your Kingdom arise in each of our hearts and go forth into all the world. Grace us in this time to place Kingdom above all else and to walk in Your ways. Use us to lead others to You. Cleanse us of all that is not pleasing to You or does not represent You in us. Place deep in our heart the love of God and love of country that has guided our Nation from its inception. We thank You that You keep Your hand on this United States of America and that we will remain One Nation Under God. Raise us up in fullness ‘for such a time as this.’ We pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and Amen.