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Ready or Not

  • Then Mordecai asked them to return this answer to Esther: 'Don't think to yourself that you will escape in the king's house any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent now, then relief and deliverance will come to the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Who knows if you haven't come to the kingdom for such a time as this?' Esther 4:13 WEB

    Esther was not ready for the task that Mordecai was asking her to do. To go into the king's presence uninvited was a death sentence. There were so many things that needed to be done and plans to be made. This is not the time for that she thought. Then Mordecai told her that if she kept silent, God would use someone else. So Esther stepped out in faith, and God used her to save her people.

    Many times when God calls us to do something, we start making excuses much like that. 'I am not ready yet. I am already too busy! There is so much I need to do. I need to get my life straightened out first, then I will do it. I really do not have the time. My life is a mess! I am not good enough. I can't do that!'

    Anytime we begin to look at ourselves and our abilities, we will never measure up to the task that God will give us. If we could do it alone, then we would not need Him, so He will scale the task accordingly. We will always need His help. When the time comes, you will have to say 'Ready or not, here I go.'

    When you feel God tugging on your heart, do not wait, do it then. He will cause you to have all that you have need of, and when He is with you, who can stand against you? Do not try and 'put your house in order first' because the enemy will make sure that it never happens. When you start walking with God, that is when your life will come back together. When God comes calling, do not make Him wait, go for it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me see the world through Your eyes and my part in it clearly. Give me a fresh vision and help me get in tune with You. I want to be a part of what You are doing today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

January 20, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

AMEN LORD. 

January 20, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you. Taking a leap of faith today

January 20, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 20, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Whoa what a concept!!! I've seen heard this out of people! Amazing!! Thanks Pastor!!!!!!!!!

January 20, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

January 20, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

God wants us to step out in faith, then He can work through us in our circumstances. I love this story!

January 20, 2017
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

Amen

January 24, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

January 20, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen the only way to serve Abba Father is complete surrender

January 20, 2017
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

Absolutely so true complete surrender not partial.

January 24, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

So good. Ties right in with yesterday's devo.

January 20, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Interesting timing of this, since I was looking at programs to start a new career, but then was re-thinking my ability to do that particular job.  Still not sure that is what the Lord wants me to do though. I feel so lost wothout a clear direction

January 20, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!!

 

January 20, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!       Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)                 

Father, help me to see the world through your eyes. Give me a fresh vision and help me get in turn with You. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me see the world through Your eyes and my part in it clearly. Give me a fresh vision and help me get in tune with You. I want to be a part of what You are doing today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

January 20, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, please help me see the world through your eyes and my part in it clearly. Give me a fresh vision and help me get in tune with you. I want to be a part of what you are doing today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

January 21, 2017