As Christians, we are in a race. Not a physical race, but a spiritual one. While the world is racing for temporary dreams, wealth, and success, we are racing for a spiritual cause with far greater rewards. It’s a race designed by God, not man. “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great … Continue reading Running to Win
Weak faith considers what can be seen, staggers in unbelief, neglects praise, and is only partially persuaded. Strong faith, however, ignores what can be seen, walks confidently, gives God all the glory, and is fully persuaded! It never doubts God's promises or His ability to perform them! Let's be strong! "And being not weak in … Continue reading Strong Faith
Some of the most noted women in the Bible made the biggest impact because they lived as if they were "not their own." They sacrificed their reputations and lives to see God's will performed through them. Queen Esther risked the king's knowledge of her nationality and went before him without permission though it could cost … Continue reading For Such a Time
“ . . . that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man . . .” Ephesians 3:16 "Christa Madrid, get your power turned on. Table three, please," the automated voice rang over the chiropractor’s office sound system. I walked up … Continue reading Get Your Power Turned On!
When we look at the commission and lifestyle of Living Royalty, it's easy to suddenly feel intimidated. The role of ambassador and minister sounds overwhelming. A consistent lifestyle of love, obedience, and righteousness seems impossible. Our response can easily be, "Who, me? I don't have what it takes to accomplish that!" And it's true; we … Continue reading The Power of Living Royalty
I’m not aware of any kings or queens in my heritage, but I do have a knight among my mother’s side of the family. A very distant relative, Sir Richard Lowther, held Queen Mary of Scotland in custody when she claimed England belonged to Scotland in the 1500’s. There is currently a castle in England … Continue reading The Great Commission of Living Royalty