Esther

Esther 2:16-18

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Esther era un joven judía y fui elegida por el rey a su asuero después que su esposa del rey lo ve desobedecido, y él llamó algunas jóvenes para elegir una de ellas y él eligió a Esther. En ese tiempo los judíos estaban amenazados para ser destruidos, pero por miedo de Esther que ella intercedió por miedo de oración a dios y ayuno. Ella halló gracia ante los ojos del rey y ella le explicó al rey lo que estaba sucediendo con su pueblo y sus enemigos fueron destruidos por medio de ella y su tío Mardoqueo. Vino la liberación a los judíos que habitaban en esa lugar. Dios siempre va a usar a alguien cuando esté pasando por una situación difícil debe exponer su situación a dios, y él siempre contestaba.

 

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A Calling from God

images-1“Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and the God the Father who raised him from the dead.)”   Galatians 1:1

Paul received his calling and title as an apostle, not from or through man, but by Jesus Christ.  The same is true for each of us.  Regardless of who you are and how you feel about yourself.  God has given you a gift and a calling.  Our natural tendency is to look to men for affirmation of our value and to trust in what they can do for us.  But it’s important to realize that man cannot give you a gift or a call.  That may be a bit disconcerting, but take comfort in the fact that in the same way that man cannot give your calling, no man, regardless of how powerful or influential, can ever take away the calling God has given you.  The God who calls and gifts us is the same God who raised Christ from the dead.  Nothing is to hard for him, and that includes opening the right doors for us at the right time.  He will give us the ability to do whatever it is he has called us to do.  Cling to his truth when it seems you are not appreciated, or when doors are slammed shut in your face.  God has called you and God has gifted you.  He will indeed open doors for you in his time and way as you patiently do what he has called you to do.

 

 

Words, Powerful Words

Image“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23

Jesus tells us that we believe and speak affects the natural world, including our finances. God has given us his Word so that we can understand theses spiritual laws that govern the universe.  There are spiritual laws just as there are natural laws.  When you work with these laws, they work for you.  When you work against God’s spiritual laws, they work against you.  When you speak negativity about your financial situations, you have what you say and believe.  Here is a very important spiritual law: YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU SAY:  With your words you can choose life or death, poverty or riches, sickness or health.  You may tithe (give 10% to the church), work hard and pray for prosperity every day, but if your words are negative and contrary to God’s word, you could stay mired in debt, struggling to make ends meet.  Words are powerful but God’s word is full of creative power.  When you agree with what God has said about you and SPEAK HIS WORD, your circumstances will begin to change and line up with his will for your life.

Trust in the Lord

images-21“Trust in The Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” PROVERBS 3:5-6

Supernatural guidance is another benefit that you can expect as you “lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  It is so important to listen to the Lord. Sometimes God will tell you to do something that isn’t what you would have chosen if you had figured things out on your own.  God does this because he’s smarter than us.  He knows the end from the beginning.  (Isaiah 46:10) He knows far more than you and can give you divine insight into any situation.  If you lean on your own understanding, you’ll be in trouble.  You don’t know enough to avoid failure.  But, when you “in all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge him,” God rises up within you with his wisdom and gives you the direction to victory.  So starting today, ACKNOWLEDGE GOD!  Tell him, “I’m going to listen to you today, Heavenly Father.  I expect to hear from you.  I don’t know the answer to what faces me today, but I belong to you, and YOU know the answer.  I’m leaning on you Heavenly Father.  I acknowledge you in all my ways TODAY in Jesus Name!”  As you acknowledge God in all your ways, God WILL do what he has promised to do:  “He will direct your path.”