Linda Evans Shepherd
As corona virus spreads across our communities for a third wave, it seems that our personal and religious freedoms have vanished, and we’re told to stay away from church, and even from family gatherings. Friends and loved ones are suddenly ill, some fighting for their lives. We fear that the holiday blues are off to a crushing start and life will never return to normal.
When we look around at all that’s wrong in our world, it’s hard to remember that we have a Savior. So, let me say it again, we have a Savior!
He’s the light I always turn too when I’m hurting or feeling confused. “Lord, what is happening?” I sometimes cry.
His answer is always the same, “Look at me.”
When I hear His call to turn my inner eyes to His, I see the One who died for my sins, who suffered on my behalf. I also see the One who gives me courage and strength to face even this. He’s the reason why my heart recovers with peace, why I can still praise God for all that He’s done for me.
Now is not the time to panic or sink into a deep depression.
Instead, look to Him! “Help me, Lord, help me, show me what to do. Let me be a light that shines in the darkness.”
This is the prayer I’ve been praying for three years and the Lord answered with a new ministry purpose, and vision.
You may have heard the buzz, maybe even read a prophetic word about it. But it’s here! Make way for the launch of the Arise Esther Movement!
My friends and I are ready to launch our very first Arise Esther Virtual Conference which will be this coming February the 24th – 26, 2001.
We will have keynotes, recording artists, and workshop leaders like Stormie Omartian, Babbie Mason, Carol Kent, Pam Farrel, and 50 other Christian women leaders, teachers, and speakers, all coming to you to encourage you, equip you, build community through small groups, and train you so that you can fulfill your purpose to make a difference.
Our workshops will cover five tracts including the spiritual growth tract, the writing and speaking tract, the marriage and family tract, the ministry tract, and the social and community tract. There we will encourage and train you and we will also cover topics like depression, anxiety, racism, and suicide, as we show you how to find healing, so that you can in turn help others find healing. Plus, we have so much more to tell you!
Check out our conference website: www.AriseEstherConference. Each registrant will receive a free audio book and other fun swag.
You might want to also check out our new ministry website www.AriseEsther.com. There you can learn about our Arise Esther Podcast and our all new bible studies and training courses at Arise U and follow us on our social media.
See you in February!