Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Esther

Did you know that The Book of Esther doesnt mention the name of God even once??? The book of Esther reminds us that, God is with us every second of every day. We dont have to see God(or read His name) to know that He is "not far from any one of us" (Acts 17:27). He is always making paths straight before us, listening to our prayers and constantly interceding for us but he doesnt always make His name be heard, or His ways to be seen. This reminds of my favourite song....

God will make a way where there seems to be no way
he works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me....
Isnt it comforting to know that He is always with us?? Esther also believed at all times that God was with her. The book of Esther shows us how God used Esther to save His people. Esther allowed herself to be prepared for the task. God has his own way of preparing us to use us. Sometimes these times can me long and uneventful. Moses had to spend 40 years in the desert tending the sheep before coming to deliver the Israelites. God uses this time to refine us so that His plan is fulfilled in our lives.We see that Esther found favour with the King. We read in (Luke 2:52) that Jesus grew in favour with God and man. When  we life a life pleasing to God, by obeying His will we will find favour with Him and God will help us find favour in Him. Esther listened to the voice of God and obeyed Him at the right time. When God puts something in your heart to do something for Him, wait for His time.We need to be alert to his leading. We also learn that God holds our future.Our past cannot hinder our future with God. Esther was an orphan, but God  exalted her and used her to save many. Jesus' disciples were fishermen, tax collectors not scholars, yet He chose them to bring many into the knowledge of Christ. Our background doesnt determine the future plans that God has for us. But having faith in Him does!!

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