r i s e

R I S E  U P

If you don’t rise up, help will arise from another place. Perhaps you were born for such a time as this. Esther 4:14

I love this word from Esther. I love that even with the very real possibility of losing her life, she was courageous and chose to RISE UP - whatever the cost.

A couple of years ago, a beautiful friend spoke this verse over my life when I was facing something that felt far too big for me. I had to choose to either RISE UP and face the fear I felt, or allow God to use someone else. There has never been a moment that I have regretted RISING UP and choosing to say yes - whatever the cost.

Several months ago God whispered to my soul to RISE ABOVE when I needed to love when it cost me more than I felt like giving. To love like He loves me. 

God is challenging me - inviting me - to RISE this year. To RISE UP and live this one short life like I believe he is real and that he is powerful. He’s been speaking to my soul to RISE UP with courage and with a deeper faith – a faith that has eyes to see the invisible and trust him for the impossible. Because my God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond all that I dare dream or imagine. And so I say yes - whatever the cost.

Just look at some of these definitions of RISE. They are words that I am declaring and speaking over my life ... for such a time as this.

RISE …  acceleration, growth, multiplication, to raise up, upward movement, rising, soaring, arise, rise up, increase, flourish.

Let it be, Lord.

Will you RISE UP this year? Will you say yes and face your fears with courage and boldness? Will you believe for the impossible in your life? Let’s RISE together.