Esther 4: 14: For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Did you ever realize that all Scripture can and should be applied to our lives to help us grow closer to God and to learn to fulfill His purpose for our lives? God has a purpose for each of us. Esther’s purpose was to help save her people. In this day in which we are living it’s starting to look like that may be our purpose as well. That can be done in many ways. Bringing someone to church so they can learn about Jesus and all that he sacrificed for us. Leading someone to salvation in Christ by praying with them and teaching them of His great love. Teaching little ones in Sunday School, working in the women’s ministry in your church, these are all ways to help save your people.
We are living in strange times. No one has ever quite had to navigate the same issues, the same way as we are at this time. Things will be worse before Christ returns. You can see it every day if you only pay attention. Don’t dwell on the news 24/7, but also don’t bury your head in the sand.
Who knows, you may have been brought into God’s Kingdom for such a time as this. If so, you need to fulfill your purpose. Esther had certain elements in her life that qualified her for this daunting task. (Please take a few minutes to read the book of Esther).
One main thing was Esther had to be a Jew. And she was. You have to be a Christian, and you are. Maybe you aren’t as strong a Christian as you should be, but if you are reading this, it is clear that God wants you to change that. Sell out to Him. Go all in. Get into the Bible till it gets into you. Be faithful to church. Pray, talk to God daily.
Esther had to be beautiful. So do you. No, we aren’t required to have great physical beauty, but an inner beauty of love and kindness. People are drawn to this. Be kind, love people. Ask God to help you.
Next, we have to be willing to listen and obey. God will show us where to step, our job is to obey and take the step. Will it be scary to step out and obey God when He says, “Pray for that person, right here and now, right here in the store?” Yes, it will be scary. But it gets easier and less scary each time we obey. And our heavenly Father is so pleased when we do this.
Esther had to step out in fear to accomplish her assignment, but she did it. She also had wisdom. The wisdom of God. The Bible tells us to ask for this wisdom and it will be given to us.
I’d like to encourage you to gather some gals together and pray for God to show you the purpose He has for you, and how to fulfill it. I’d be willing to meet with your group and help you get started. You will see how fun Christianity can be and how fulfilling it is to succeed in what our Lord has for us. Until next time!
April 23, 6 to 8 pm. At New Season Assembly of God by Grafton High School. A Night of Worship for women. Special music from different churches. Worship team music. A short sermon and skit by Paula and Crystal Hart, devotional by Sandra Newcome our women’s leader and testimonies from local women. Refreshments to follow. Please join us. All are welcome. Just show up and bring a friend.