Who knows what lies ahead before you but God. You can be a risk taker by walking up to the door, opening it and walking through. Standing there won’t do much.
Faith without works is dead.
Like Esther, we can choose to do something about a situation we are faced with whether it’s good or bad.
Stepping out into unfamiliar territory can be scary. Even fearful. Ok maybe out of sheer laziness you just don’t want to do it. How about you are simply procrastinating. Raise your hand if I’m taking to you! (I raised mine.)
For a time such as this you may be called out to reach out to an enemy to bless them and pray for them.
For a time such as this the Lord may be calling you out to do a home Bible study, start a mens/womens ministry, go into the mission field where it may be dangerous. Thinking about giving up on love after a messy divorce? He can restore that calloused heart back to one that’s softened to one day bless with you that future spouse that was meant for you.
I can list a number of scenarios but the question that remains is: will you do it? Will you step forward no matter the cost? If God has called you to it He will equip you to get you through it. The Lord had a friend speak into my life many of times about some things and I kept brushing them off. I began to get the same things spoken into my life from others who didn’t know. The Lord even began to speak to me through devotionals.
I was like “Are you serious?!!”
I thank God that He’s loving, kind and patient. He won’t give up on you and the purpose for why He chose you.
God can do all things but fail. Trust Him even when you can’t see what will happen next. It’s not faith when you can see it. Step forward even if you are afraid to. If I can you can too.
Obedience is key. We will never know the impact that can be made in someone’s life if we choose not to move. I encourage you to move forward even if you have to do it afraid .
Blessings to you,
While it is an uncomfortable thing to think about because we know that one day it will be us inside of a box/ urn (or whatever choice is made as to where our body will lay) , while flashbacks come to the front of our minds of a loved one leaving us, while tears and heartache choke us up…….
Life and death are occurring every day right here on earth. A spiritual life and death to be exact.
Which will we choose? People are dying a spiritual death around the globe near and far.
Have our thoughts become synonymous to seeing a lifeless body in a casket while going through the ritual of saying our goodbyes all the while not thinking that one day it will be our turn and that our eternity will be in heaven or hell?
I don’t mean to come off as being insensitive. Believe me because I have had my share of mourning loved ones. I have a heart for people in general and it hurts me to the core when I see and hear about what’s going on in the world knowing that innocent people are dying.
But for those of us that are still alive and breathing we are at times unknowingly walking around the dead. Those that are spiritually dead. And if we belong to Christ we need to ask ourselves what are we doing to help others go from death to life.
This is such a sensitive topic. Death. But it must be talked about. It must be acted upon. Even through the hardest circumstances I can’t help but wonder if a person has salvation. I can’t help but wonder and literally pray that they have received Jesus Christ into their lives.
None of us know the day or hour that we will leave this earth. Question remains is will we be ready to go? One way or another we will be leaving this temporary dwelling.
Earth is just a pit stop for me. My eternal address and home is up in heaven. I pray that yours is too as well as your loved ones. I pray this for the entire world of mankind. I don’t know you but I am praying for you. I am praying for your life while it’s still here on this side.
You may or may not believe in the One True God, you may or may not choose to receive the love and freedom in Christ Jesus but believe me when I tell you that there is no in between. There is no other way to heaven except through Jesus. There is no reincarnation, there are no levels you must pass to receive enlightenment, empowerment or whatever you have come to believe. These are lies of the devil. I’m not sorry to say it. He is the father of lies and will use anyone and anything to trick you. Do know this. Satan believes in God and he knows that he is only a little god. With that said he loses in the end. Actually he has already lost but will continue to do what he does to grab as many lost souls as he can before his time is up.
Forgive my rant. I just can’t stand him. I can’t sit by without speaking the Truth (Jesus) to you in love. If you have a relationship with Him , if you have accepted Him into your life through the gift of salvation I encourage you to keep pressing on and don’t stop. We have a call on our lives to go into the world and make disciples.
If you do not have salvation in your life and have welcomed Jesus into your heart know that it’s not too late. Today is your day. Tomorrow is not promised. Make up in your mind if you want true life in Christ beyond the physical body which will perish one day. Jesus can and will give it to you. Just ask Him!
Overall my message to you is that we need to see beyond the natural eye and the routine that we do of sending a loved one away at a funeral to truly realize that it’s time to get our lives in order, to stop playing Russian roulette with time because we have no control of when we leave this body. Only God has time in His hands and we all have an appointment. Each of us have been given an appointed time of living. May we do our best to live it in Him and not in vain.
Until the sweet day that I will stand before my Lord I will keep praying for you. I will keep praying for myself and this dark world we live in. Times won’t get any better so we need to live it in love and in Christ Jesus until He comes back.
Choose wisely for life and death stands before us all. God bless you dear heart. From my heart to yours I pray you receive what has been written in love and truth for the sake of winning souls for the Kingdom. In Christ we can do all things for it is He who sustains us day to day helping to getting through the ups and downs that life will bring.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying— a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.”
I Timothy 2:1-7 NKJV
May the hand of the Lord rest upon you, bless you, strengthen and bless you in abundance. May your health become better, your mind become sharper, your heart become stronger and filled with more love and peace and less with stress. You’ve been BLESSED to see a new day… a new YEAR! Take care of yourself, love on others more and extend a helping hand to those less fortunate however it may be. From my heart to yours I pray this new year is prosperous and full of joy. Peace and safety for the path that your foot follows. Guidance and light toward what is good for you mentally, physically and spiritually.
Good day to you all! I pray in Jesus name that all worries, fears and stress will be lessened upon you this day. It’s a new day and we should I think more importantly on the things that matter the most this holiday season. Every day for that matter because life is short.
The song I am sharing has been on my heart since early this morning when I woke up so I had to share it with you!
May you find peace and joy and may you dance before the Lord like me. I’m praying for you. Know that others care about you even when it seems like the walls are caving in. Jesus loves you and wants to set you free from ALL bondage. Don’t allow the worries of this world and the lies of the devil to keep you bound. You can be FREE!
Let your heart be encouraged today. ((HUG))
You and I have 24hrs in a day to say and do as we please. Well sort of.
The question is:
What will you do with the time you’ve been given?
As Christians, as ambassadors for Christ what are we doing with our time outside of taking care of family and working? Are we reaching hearts and sharing the love of Jesus, are we spreading the Gospel with the world? There are many lost and broken souls walking around us daily. With everything going on lately in the world such as wars, rumors of wars, hurricanes, earthquakes shouldn’t we be pressed even the more to reach out for the day that King Jesus comes back will be a mighty one. There will not be time for a second chance to “get it right” or choose God over the other gods that speak louder in their lives.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 24:36-44 NKJV
Now is not the time to slack in prayer, slack in being about the Father’s business that we were called to do once we became His children who no longer walk according to the flesh but to the ways of the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-11, Galatians 5:16)
For we were not saved to just sit back and relax. We are here to go out into the world and to make disciples. For however you came to be a Christian, someone was praying for you. Someone was doing their part whether they planted a seed or watered the soil for your spiritual growth.
We owe it to God to use our 24hrs wisely. Yes we can have fun and have our down time but exactly how far is the scale tipping in the direction of our time doing what we want versus that of God’s? In 24hrs, many around the world are dying mentally and physically. Someone is already mourning a loved one. Someone wishes that they were on borrowed time to do more than what they’ve done, said they were sorry for doing this and saying that. A little more we hear and possibly see the life walking in darkness being pulled to the side of the adversary.
Satan is all about killing, stealing and destroying. Jesus died and rose to give us life. He set us free. The scales came off our eyes, our ears became open to hear the Truth and receive Him into our hearts. The calloused build-up around our hearts was being broken off. We can now live a life of liberty in Him. The chains are gone. We are no longer in bondage to the evil one.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:8-10, 15-17 NIV
While there are many scriptures that I can bring forward, I pray you get the gist of what I am saying as I believe that you do. Please don’t ignore it, put it on the back burner because you don’t know when your own 24hrs will be up. We will all stand before Him and give an account. I speak this not only to you but to myself for I too am still a work in progress striving to do better with this life I live in Jesus Christ.
My heart has been pressed to share this message. The Holy Spirit would not relent. As your sister in Christ I implore you stir up the fire within you, utilize the spiritual gifts given to you for the edification of building up one another, encouraging one another in the Body to get our work done. Lives are on the line daily.
While we do not have the ability to save anyone we have the power to speak Life into them in hope that they will come into the realization that they cannot live this life or have eternity in heaven without Jesus.
May your heart be lifted, inspired and encouraged to move forward with all the love you have for the Lord and that of the world for the sake of seeing and hearing lives being changed for the greater good.
Thank you Jesus for being obedient to the Father. You paid the ultimate price for my sin and that of the world in order that we may be reconciled back to Him, set free from the bondage of sin and to one day be with You in heaven for eternity.
Without repentance and receiving salvation we are hell-bound. If you have been feeling the tug in your heart to do away with living life in sin, (which doesn’t have to be so great as killing someone. We are born of sin nature and that alone separates us from God.) then I encourage you today to ask Jesus Christ to come into your life, clean you up on the inside and to live a life unto Him.
Repent of your sins, believe that He died and rose from the grave 3 days later and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He wants to welcome you into the Kingdom. All the angels in heaven rejoice even over 1 person getting saved. Just imagine your name being cheered in the heavens! We as the Body of Christ welcome you and rejoice over you when you decide to give your life to Jesus.
Many are here to support you here on the blog, in your community, workplace and even the church. I pray you take comfort in knowing that you are loved by many especially by the Lord Jesus Christ.
God woke you up with purpose. A great one you have yet to experience in Him. Allow His love to bring you into a relationship with Him by surrendering to His precious One and only Son, Jesus, who died for you. He calls you friend whom He loves dearly.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
John 15:13 NKJV
Choose today what life you want to live. Satan is good at masking sin and feeding us lies. We have been given the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us day to day. Come to Jesus while you still have life in you. God bless you…
Without Jesus my life is meaningless. No treasures in this world can outweigh the priceless gift of salvation and a eternity of joy in heaven with Him. Day to day He will be never to leave nor forsake you. I’ve tried Him for myself. Try Jesus for yourself and see that He can and will make you whole.
Choose what you will but remember that each choice will either help, hurt or hinder you from growing. I Choose Joy and His name is Jesus. My life, my happiness, all that I am and do is found in Him. No one or nothing else. People will fail you because we ALL make mistakes and are far from being perfect.
Life happens and can change from one minute to the next. Today is a gift from the Lord even if it started off bad for you. You are alive and breathing, right? You have a roof over your head, clothing on your back, food in your mouth and obviously a phone/laptop/computer to read this message. Someone is mourning a loved one who didn’t wake up to a new day, someone is stressing how to make ends meet, someone is worrying over a child who didn’t come home last night.
With all that is within you, I encourage you to choose Joy today while blood is still running warm through your veins. You can walk, talk, and live in the truth. You have more than some in this world. You are blessed even if you don’t see it or realize it.
Jesus and the gift of salvation that He paid the ULTIMATE price for us all is the best thing that I could ever attain. Without Him I could not write something positive even when I am going through a hard day. Without Him, I cannot be the best wife, mother, friend and neighbor to the best of my ability.
Many are about self but I am called to be selfless and to help others and love on them and to let them know that they too have the freedom of choice.
Choose this day how you want the rest of your day and life to be. It’s not up to anyone else. You have the power and control to filter what goes in and out of your life.
God bless you this day and all that He gives you for tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us.