Faith & Wisdom - Friday, March 28th 2014
"So Esther answered, "If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him."
The book of Esther is an amazing book. While not mentioning the name of God, it clearly displays the work of God in the life of His people. Esther was one of those individuals who was given power and placed in a role to change history. Sometimes, we think that following God means random acts of faith. While faith is crucial, we must also remember that we are called to be wise in our actions.
In Esther 5, Esther is using great wisdom. She has a hard message to take to the King, but rather than blurt it out at the wrong time, she is preparing herself and the king for the important conversation. People say, "I don't have to use wisdom, I am using faith." God gives us wisdom, creativity and intelligence to use. Esther used the wisdom, guided by faith, to bring about amazing results for the people of Israel. Are you walking in wisdom? Do you consider all the options; make a plan of action for your life, ministry or family time? We all could be more like Esther, intentional in our actions and lead by God's wisdom. Even today, let's prepare ourselves for ministering to others and then step out with faith to get it done.
Life Lesson: When we walk in faith, wisdom and boldness, incredible things can happen.
Thank you for the Bible that helps me understand how I am to think and act. Help me to grow in wisdom and to be intentional with my life. Give me opportunities to step out in boldness to love, give and share my faith. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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