Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Queen Esther

She was just a girl when her parents were murdered. Her uncle Mordecai was caring for her when the call went out for a new Queen to replace Queen Vashti. Esther was taken and prepared for a night with the King to see if she was what He delighted himself in to become the new Queen. This was not a short process. It took time. She was soaked in fragrant oils, she was given lessons on how to please the King. I am sure that she was uncomfortable. Out of her comfort zone to say the least, taken from her surroundings without a choice. In Esther 2:10 it says, "Esther had not revealed her people or family, for Mordecai had charged her not to reveal it."

How often when God calls us to ministry or He gives us a Word for our lives that we think that it will happen immediately but when it take a long time we give up? I think it happens a lot! But God is faithful and His timing is perfect.

Even though Esther was chosen as Queen it didn't mean that life turned to easy street. There was a plot to kill her people. She was afraid to do go before the King because if she went before him without an invitation or permission she could be killed. Her uncle reminded her, "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14

Esther made a decision to do what was right even though it wasn't easy. She chose to go before the King while knowing that it was against the law and she might die as a consequence. To make a long story short God covered Esther and delivered the Jews. Esther was chosen for such a time as this and so are you. We first have to make the decision to be obediant regardless of the circumstance or situation. Sometimes we have to wait. Wait for His timing, not ours. Last but not least we have to trust Him. Trust God that He is in control and that He has a plan. He is faithful!

Trusting God for He is Faithful!

Shanin