Good morning all-
I've been up since 4:30 am with way too much on my mind. So I decided to get on Facebook when I tripped into a post by Anne Lotz. I really love her passion and commitment to Christ. I think what impresses me the most is her authenticity and boldness. She is not only a strong women but one that has taken the call seriously. Being the daughter of one of the greatest evangelists of the 21st century couldn't have been easy but here she is teaching and praying for God to call women to spread the Gospel, sound familiar?
Whenever I go to church and passages are coming up that were just in my head or I felt led to, I know Jesus is involved. The same goes for Christian blogs. When I see the words "be bold" and Christ has put that same thing on my heart I know He is casting out His net and waiting to see who will take it.
We put Christ in a box way too much. How often have you heard someone say that can't be possible and yet it is. Sometimes I find myself saying it and then I watch a sunset and realize I really don't have a clue and I just need to leave it to Christ. However, I am sure about one thing. Christ is calling for women to take up the cross, to be in His word and to pray for the generations. We are the root by which He will feed those that come after us. He doesn't need us; He wants us to take up the cross. My question today is will you be the one?
I asked myself that very question when I started this blog. And of course, I conquered my fears and 2 years later this blog exists and I believe that Christ will use it for His glory. I'm not a professional writer, teacher or speaker. I doubt that Anne Lotz, Beth Moore or for that matter Shirley Dobson cared about how great they were, they just picked up the cross and let Jesus do the rest. They were ordinary women called to follow Christ and when He called they followed. You don't have to be beautiful or have credentials to be in this fight. All You have to be is a women after God's heart.
I pray that as you read these words you will pray and ask Christ what His intention is for your life. Remember ordinary people were chosen to follow Him and because they did they became extraordinary. Take the call with me and join in praying for people and nations. It's time we really look in the mirror and ask ourselves do we love Him enough.
Luke 9:23 NIV
Then He said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
My prayer today:
O, my Lord lead men and women to the cross. Your workers are few but You are mighty. Bring forth women that seek Your word and call upon You for wisdom. Raise up ministries like Anne and Beth's and really revitalize the National day of prayer to a daily prayer to the nations. Bring women forth that are bold and believe in You. Raise us up as we call upon You to heal this Nation and to bring You from behind our fear and into the light with boldness, passion and heart. we need You, O, Lord, hear our cries. In Jesus Name, AMEN