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  • 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes Lord.... help me to obey and trust in the Lord, in Jesus ‘s name, Amen
July 16, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you very much pastor 

July 16, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank You Lord for always providing for me. Please help me know what you want me to do with my life. I'm struggling at my job, and need to either do better there or find one that I can do well at.  I don't know what to do Lord. I don't know what to look for. Please show me the way to both a job and a home. I have no where I belong now. In Jesus' Name, Amen.  

July 16, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Dear Mary.  I pray that the Lord will open your mind and heart to cleary see what His plan for you is.  Trust Him to guide you in the right direction and to help you make the right decisions.  Praying this in the name of our Lord Jesus. Amen

July 16, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Tayloredited: July 16, 2018

Thank you very much! 

July 16, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

July 16, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

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

July 16, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, please make it clear what you desire from us!

July 16, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

July 16, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Lord tell us and we will do it, make clear what you desire and we will do as you ask!

July 16, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please help me with all this responsibility. Everyone has to do their part. Please instill that in their hearts. Amen. 

July 16, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord

July 16, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

 Amen  God bless,in God love 

July 16, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

July 16, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus.Lead us to do your will and live our lives for you.

July 16, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! This is good reminder for me to always trust God when I think what needs to be done is impossible for me to do.

July 16, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Help me Lord to clearly see what it is you want me to do.  I am willing.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

July 16, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 16, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

July 16, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, make me ready to follow Your designs, lead me and talk to me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

July 16, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 16, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

July 16, 2018
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

When Jesus called, Simon and his brother Andrew literally dropped everything and followed Him at once without asking any question. Amazing!. "As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ 20 At once they left their nets and followed him." Matthew 4:18-20

July 16, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 16, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  I join you in prayer.

July 17, 2018