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Saddling Up Anyway

  • They told Esther's words to Mordecai. 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 4:12 WEB

    John Wayne once said that 'Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.' A young woman named Esther was once faced with a decision like that, and it could have led to her execution. A law was passed in the land to exterminate all the Jews that were living in Persia.

    Esther, who was Jew, had hidden her family's identity and she was safely living in the royal palace when her uncle Mordecai sent her word to go and speak with the king. He wanted her to try and obtain mercy for her people. But if Esther went into the king's chamber without being summoned, it was an automatic death sentence, unless the king chose to pardon her by extending a golden scepter.

    When Esther hesitated to take the message to the king, her uncle Mordecai told her that if she did not go, the Lord would send someone else, but she would miss out. Esther was just a young girl and very scared, but she pulled herself together and said: 'If I perish, I perish.' After fasting and praying for three days and nights, she went in to meet the king and ended up saving her people. There is a Jewish holiday called 'Purim' that commemorates the event.

    It is easy to be strong when there is nothing to be afraid of, but faith is tested in the furnace like refined gold. Do not cower back from whatever you have to face today, for you are here for a purpose, for such a time as this. If God is for you, who can stand against you? If you withdraw, God will send someone else, but you will miss out on what He has in store for you. So stand strong, know that God is with you, and that you are well able to face whatever comes your way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me to Your kingdom for such a time as this. It is no accident that I am living here today and I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide my steps, and draw me into a deeper relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6) If you are in need of prayer, please feel free always to send your requests to our prayer network, where we and the team will be honored to lift you up! Here is the link: RHM Prayer Network


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

November 14, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum interesting!! I've got a huge Testemony waiting too be brought out! Key for Me handle the reations it will call!! I'll need a very fast horse!! Harley yep!!  Bless Ya Pastor!!

November 14, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 14, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen.............

 

November 14, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

In this modern day, this is a message for all of us. God has laid a plan and He will complete it with us or without us. Heavenly Father, help us fulfill your plan, not ours!

November 14, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

November 14, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 14, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen.

November 14, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Paster Dion for the daily devotional.They are wonderful to read and very inspirational.God loves you and so do I. Amen 

November 14, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Fulfill Your will in my life Father. Amen.

November 14, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

November 14, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, You have brought me to this day. Help me to know You are here with me and that I have to wait for Your help. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

November 14, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

November 14, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 14, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

O Lord, I need The every hour, every minute, every second, every breath I take. Life is getting to be more difficult day by day, and I cannot do it without you! Please be my hands, my feet, my strength, my shoulder to lean on and my fortress! Please help me to be what You want me to be and say what You want me to say, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!

 

November 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me to Your kingdom for such a time as this. It is no accident that I am living here today and I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide my steps, and draw me into a deeper relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion todays and always. :-)

November 14, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep me strong God. Amen

 

 

November 15, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me to Your kingdom for such a time as this. It is no accident that I am living here today and I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide my steps, and draw me into a deeper relationship with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 15, 2017