Can I be honest and tell you that I haven’t always loved the story of Esther in the Bible?
It’s one of the stories that I didn’t always understand from the first time I read it.
Let me be frank, I’m a very analytical person. I like to go from point A to point B. There is no need for A.1, A.2, or A.3. And there is definitely no reason to get sidetracked on C, D, E, L, M, N, O, P.
A two second question deserves a two second answer.
Now, if you’ve read the book of Esther, you might understand why I might not have loved it from day one.
For Such A Time As This
Yet, overtime, as I have matured as a Christian women, I have come to understand it more.
I’ve learned about the culture Esther lived in.
I’ve learned about the prayer she put in behind the scenes.
Esther wasn’t wasting time, she was making the most of it.
That’s why she was born “for such a time as this,” back then.
But I’ve learned that we are all born for such a time as this, today. And that’s where today’s featured post comes in.
This Week’s Featured Post
Marty wrote about how God created each of us for our unique situation. I love how everything we go through in life molds us into the wives and mothers our families need us to be. You can find out more by visiting Marty’s blog, The Common Place.
Oh, and Marty, don’t forget to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button for your post on The Common Place so your readers can celebrate with you.
6 Scriptures About Why We Were Created
“Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” ~ Isaiah 43:7
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” ~ 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.“ ~ Colossians 1:6
“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” ~ John 17:3
“The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.“ ~ Isaiah 43:21
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” ~ Ephesians 2:10 NIV
What About You?
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Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement every week. If you’re a blogger, we hope you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we hope that you’ll encounter new bloggers that love Jesus as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
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