Count the Cost

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?” Luke 14:28, NLT

One day a man set out to build a boat. He had never taken on such a task and was excited about the new venture. He would name the boat after his late wife, and it would be made of the best materials around. But before he built anything, he sat down at the table, drew out his pen and pad, and determined how much he would need. He wasn’t rich by any means, but he didn’t let that discourage him. He knew all he needed was to count the cost, and the Lord would provide. After much hard work and depending on the Lord for provision, he built his boat and sailed across the ocean.

So many of us are full of dreams and desires. We want to go here, go there, do this and that. Yet, we haven’t counted the cost, and if we have, we let the cost discourage us from moving forward into it. If you’re going to do anything for the Lord, you must first sit down and determine what is required. Maybe it’s starting a women’s ministry, opening a small bookstore, taking on a project at work, or traveling thousands of miles to see your sister in another country. After you’ve determined that it is something God wants you to do, sit down and count the cost, and then trust God to provide.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your wisdom and grace. Help me to learn how to count the cost. Help me not be discouraged by the cost, but trust you to provide all that I need. Lead me by your wisdom and show me how to possess what you’ve put in me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Luke 14:27-29)

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11 thoughts on “Count the Cost”

  1. Amen My God speak to my heart to receive and the cost that I need to build tears of joy is falling from my eyes with drops of joy I believe my God will provide with my little that I have I’m trusting all the way and the name of Jesus My God Oh yes Thank you Sis Kesha for delivering this devotional patiently waiting on the right move and counting the cost My God I’m need to hear this as I read Love you Sis Kesha Thank So much this Blessed me 🙌🏾❤🙏🏽🙌🏾

  2. This devotional was for me . Thank You God, for the confirmation. I am trusting You🙌🏽💯😓….in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS 🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 I receive it🙌🏽 and I believe it 🙌🏽lead me by Your wisdom and show me how to possess what You put in me to do, 🙌🏽💯🙏🏽 No WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER 🙌🏽 Hallelujah Praise God. I am moving forward, in JESUS NAME AMEN AND AMEN 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️

    1. Thank You Jesus I Receive it, i Claime it, I Settle it in My Heart, God You will Make it Happen in your Perfect Time, God Your Beautiful, Amazing that has Never let me Down Thank You Jesus Thank You I Love You
      ❤❤❤ Hallelujah Hallelujah

  3. Hallelujah to the most high God indeed, He makes provision for us 🙏🏿He does for me daily ✝️💜Thank you Lady Keisha 😘🌷

  4. Father God, I lift my car to you and all that it cost. I pray that you will send the right person to buy the car at the price of $2000 no matter how it looks like.I pray Your blessings upon the buyer and upon the car in Jesus Christ name I pray.Amen

  5. Amen..Amen..Amen..This devotional waa definitely right on time, THANK GOD For Putting this devotion on your heart to reach out to us because HE Knew that somebody need to read and hear COUNT THE CIST…THANK YOU!!
    May God Continue To Be and Use You In An Almighty Way For His Kingdom.❤❤❤

  6. Amen I needed this devotional today and I will pray , write the vision and begin to count the cost. There are some things I want to accomplish this year. Thank you for the push

  7. Only yesterday I wrote a Vision statement for a ministry that the Lord has called me to. Its all new to me and I have to work out the costs. The Spirit prompted me this morning to say “God provide”…Now comes this devotion!!! God You don’t mess around!!!!!….You call and You guide…(through Your Word and through Your servants Holy Spirit, You move)
    Father You equip!!…Grant us wisdom, prudence and diligence in counting the costs…in every aspect of life, to Your will, honor and glory!!! In Jesus name, Amen.
    Sis Kesha…continue to move in the Spirit!
    Have a blessed day ladies!

  8. I thank You, Father, for whatever the cost, I shouldn’t be afraid to do what You have for me to do. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen, Hallelujah in Jesus’name, amen.

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