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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 4:12'14 WEB.

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

    Esther had hidden her family's true identity. She was safely living as the Queen in the royal palace when her uncle Mordecai asked to plead with the king for her people. Mordecai wanted Esther to try and obtain the king's mercy. But if Esther went into the king's chamber without first being summoned, there was an automatic death sentence unless the king chose to pardon her by extending his golden scepter.

    When Esther hesitated to speak with 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 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 convinced him to spare her people. Ultimately, the one who came up with the evil plot, Haman, was exterminated. There is a Jewish holiday called "Purim" that commemorates the event.

    It's easy to be strong when there is nothing to be afraid of, but our faith is tested in the furnace, like refined gold. Don't cower back from whatever you have to face today. 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 firm, and know that God is with you. 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. Please 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!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck And Amen!
December 10, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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. Please 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! ❤️
December 10, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, in Jesus's name I pray, amen 

December 10, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 10, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

In Jesus Christ name Amen.

December 10, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I THANK YOU for all I've been Blessed with.  THANK YOU.  AMEN

December 10, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

December 10, 2022
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Sylvia Brainard
Sylvia Brainardedited: December 10, 2022

Amen 

December 10, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

December 10, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

December 10, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen we can do all things with Jesus Christ by our side 

December 10, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, fulfill Your will in my life. 

December 10, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

December 10, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 10, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Father help me keep my eyes upon You. Use me Lord according to Your will. Forgive me my sins and heal me for Your namesake. Strengthen me so I can be effective for You. Open doors so I may encourage others in Your goodness and mercy and Your grace. Not on my own but by Your Spirit. In Jesus Christ Name.

December 10, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, Yrs Lord i ask in Jesus Name. 

December 10, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

December 10, 2022
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Mitchell Cornelius
Mitchell Cornelius

Grt word. Even when we step out of the boat we might still get wet. Even so, we know in our spirit whether or not we had heard correctly.  May the Holy Spirit be our strength and maybe even give us a dry towel.  "The Lord bless you and keep you , The Lord cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. " Num. 6:24-25

December 10, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

May Your will be done in my life, Amen!

December 10, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 10, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Make me fearless dear God. Amen 

December 10, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: December 12, 2022

Amen and Amen!!! "For such a time as this" - what a blessing to be in the will of GOD, and playing/being a tiny little part in His purpose for mankind, His creation! He put us here for a reason, He brought me here for a reason, His reason!! Blessed be His name!!! (h5)

December 11, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

December 11, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: December 12, 2022

  Father Yahweh please help me live out Your will in my life. In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

December 12, 2022