Such a Time as This

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

If Esther would have remained silent her family would have perished.  The Jews would have been delivered but from another source.  Esther asked for the people to pray and fast for her.  She knew her purpose at that moment; she knew she was born for such a time as this.  Do you ever wonder what your purpose is in this life?  Am I the only one who has pondered this question?

The word “tangible” came to my mind yesterday.  I began to think about the tangibles of life.  The things we can touch,  see, smell, hear and taste are tangible.  As believers, the Lord is tangible.  We begin to see and hear His work in everything.  We can feel His touch.  To the unbeliever, the Lord is intangible.  To the unbeliever, the only tangible thing of Christ is the believer.  We have the Holy Spirit in us but are we allowing Him to work through us?  Are we tangible?  Esther, who was tangible, allowed the intangible (God) to become tangible to her people. Through Esther, God delivered the Jewish people.

The Lord has given us gifts to equip us to be His body here on earth.  These gifts allow Him to become tangible to the lost.  The gifts are not for our personal benefit but for the edification of the body of Christ.  Theses gifts serve as a tangible witness to the lost.  To the lost, we are His light…we are His tangible.  The Lord’s deliverance of our life glorifies Himeself by default.  As believers, we are not waiting to be delivered, we are delivered through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  Salvation is ours because of Jesus.

“And as you go, preach saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Matthew 10:7.  The Kingdom of Heaven becomes tangible to others when we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us and not only in us.

Where you born for such a time as this?  Absolutely.  Is the Holy Spirit tugging on your heart?  He will not force your will, He will only ask.  Can your life serve as a witness that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand?  It can.  Are we waiting to be perfected before we step out into His Provision?  If so, we will be too late, only Jesus was perfect.  “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Matthew 9:37.  Step out into God’s Provision and allow Him to use you as His laborer.  You too were born for such a time as this.  Allow Him to use you to show His love, mercy and grace to the lost….be His tangible.  – Donna Warren

 

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