Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Willing to Take a Risk
Queen Esther Risks her life to Appear before the King
Esther 7:1-6, 9-109:20-22
Gleaning from Pastor Jerry’s sermon; as he read about Queen
Esther and her bravery to take a risk in order to save herself and her people.
The Feast of Purim is celebrated today with gladness and feasting, as a holiday by the
Jews in honor of Esther and the risk that she took.She spoke the facts of life that brought
forth deliverance.Notice that she did
not lead a revolution.
Esther’s Uncle told her, “Who
knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as
this?”Her skillful intervention saved
the Jewish nation at that time.
Pastor said he was not suggesting that we take risks such as
sky diving or unwise financial risks, but that we should be willing to step up
and do even the small things asked of us by God within our world.Not to hold back or button up.
Most of what we do for the Lord may not be spectacular, but
the reward will be for our obedience.We
may find a time that it is necessary to speak up and let our voice be heard,
using wisdom and help from God to say the right things at the right moment.
As Christians we are in the world, but we are not of the
We live in an alien culture where superior authorities
dictate to us how we should live.
Our times are uncertain, and who knows if even here in America we may
be called upon to die for our faith.Some would question that statement, but we need to be willing to do so
if that be the case.
Remember all the genocides against the Jews, the terrors
used by Hitler and others.Even today
there are enemies attempting to destroy the Jews.Thousands of Syrians are attempting to get
over the border, and the Arabs and their supporters seek to ignite another
May we take risks for Jesus as he asks of us.May we speak for someone who cannot speak for
Be brave to take a risk and step out perhaps slowly at first, then to advance with little
gestures of acts of kindness.
Who knows but perhaps YOU have been called to take a risk in
such a time as this!