Counting the Cost
By Sandi Holman
has called me first to Intimacy with Him, to be a carrier of His heart and to walk in total love and forgiveness.
As I surrendered to what it truly meant when Jesus said, “Father, forgive them for
they know not what they do”, The LORD took me on a new journey of my own heart that began with a lesson on uncapping the wells and allowing the living water to spring up and deeply cleanse my heart that His living water could flow unhindered.
I say this with great gratitude to my friend, Angus who spoke into my life at a very crucial moment.
I have been in intercession for those who are called to build
The Kingdom of God with a surrendered heart and a single eye that has been developed by the purification of His purpose.
God is raising up a remnant army of intercessors who are willing to count the cost
and obey the call.
As a called intercessor, I have been counting the cost of laying my life down and surrendering totally to that assignment.
you today, to come to HIM for a reset, come to HIM for a cleansing, come, come, come and worship HIM. It is time to worship HIM in spirit and in TRUTH. Let the high praise of God rise up afresh.
David, after capturing Jerusalem, called for the musicians and worshipers to continually praise God.
I charge you today to allow HIM to release a new song of praise in your heart that will sound out with
a loud voice bringing clarity and breakthrough in the atmosphere.
As many are finding themselves caught up in the fleshly battle of man’s opinions and the war taking place between good and evil,
I was pondering with The LORD about my own heart and endeavoring to lay down my own perspective when The LORD suddenly said to me, “I lay before you life and death. The choice is up to man.
LORD your God cannot lay claim to or take a city, until He captures the heart of men. This is the hour set apart for My Chosen Ones to count the cost, surrender all, and yield completely to My Redemptive Plan and Purpose for the nations and those I have
chosen to lead the way for righteousness, peace, and honor.
There is a mandate for the willing obedient vessels to bring repentance, restoration, and unity of purpose without jealousy.
I have allowed division to come to expose the Truth, to reveal the heart, and to set apart those who will take my healing to the nations,” says The LORD.
“Just as I anointed David
and chose him for Israel (1 Kings 8) and The Bible repeatedly speaks of Jerusalem as ‘The City of David’, so have I anointed and chosen President Donald Trump as a leader who has a deep love for America and desires peace among the nations.
This task is not a one man job. I AM calling forth prayer warriors who have counted the cost, to stand firm and take the land restoring liberty and justice for all.”
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” — Nathaniel Hawthorn
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a writer probably best known for his novel “The Scarlet Letter”. He is also known for many quotes that spoke of man’s struggle for reality.
LORD brought this quote to my mind as I was seeking Him about the battle that is raging in our world today for a man’s heart.
Kathryn Kuhlman once said,
“God will use anybody as the one standing in front of you, the same way that He would use Kathryn Kuhlman, He will use you if you will pay the price and yield yourself to Him.”
LORD is speaking clearly that it is time for man to take a stand, be who HE was created to be, release all double-mindedness, embrace his identity, and to his own self be true.
Nothing worth having comes
easy, anything worth having is worth fighting for. We are in a chaotic moment of emotional danger, a moment when we must allow our spirit to take the lead, die to our feelings and let the mind be in us as the word tells us in The Book of Philippians.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:5-11.
So I say once again, Will you answer the call to know WHO you are?
I remember way back in the 70’s when I was not walking with God, (but in my struggle to
get back to HIM) I wrote a poem “Who Am I?” and many years later after discovering that and so much more, The LORD took me to Scotland on a mission trip with a YWAM team and the theme of our street outreach was the song sung by Casting Crowns,
“Who AM I?” and I heard The LORD say, “Daughter, I have brought you full circle.”
I later discovered my family had some deep Scottish roots.
Will you count the cost and surrender all….”Little is much when God is in it”.
We can never repay the price He paid for our eternal lives. Won’t you PAUSE and
PONDER with me these words today….
I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and a sound mind! (2 Timothy 1:7)
know that God will perfect that which concerns me to the end! (Psalm 138:8)
I rest assured knowing that what the enemy intends for evil, God will use for good! (Genesis 50:20)
Beloved, He gave us Life and in every area that is lacking, HE is standing with you waiting for you to turn around and look into HIS face, take His hand, and receive all that you may have lost or all the healing that He promised.
You are His warrior bride and He is putting a sword in your hand today to fight the good fight of faith, to conquer every fear and to wear a Victor’s Crown for the whole world to see HIS glory.
By Sandi Holman