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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Facing the Crisis with God!

Throughout life we all face crisis from time to time in our lives, the question is in those times of crisis what do we do?

Queen Esther shows us a great example of what to do in the book of Esther, chapter four. Queen Esther is devastated after hearing of a decree to annihilate the Jewish people. According to Persian law, she is not allowed to approach the king without first being summoned; and he had not summoned her for a month. If she went against the law and didn't receive acceptance from the king, she could be sentenced to die. Esther made a courageous decision to go to the king to plead for mercy for her people, the Jews; however, she didn't rush into it.

As we see in Esther 4:15-17, Esther sought God's guidance first. She asked Mordecai to gather all the Jews who were present in Shushan to fast for three days and that she and her maids would do the same. By calling for a fast, Esther was asking the Jews to pray for God's help on her dangerous mission. At the end of those three days she would go to the king and we see in verse sixteen she said 'If I perish, I perish!' Queen Esther did not perish that day and God used her and Mordecai to save the Jewish people from annihilation.

Are you currently in a crisis like Esther where you need to seek God's guidance? Crisis comes in many ways, whether they are a life or death situation like Esther's or financial concerns we face each time the bills come in. Maybe it is a family crisis or simply a time management issue. No matter what it is that you are facing, know that God is in control and is working behind the scene to fulfill His purpose in your life. We need to trust God and make Him number one in our lives, seeking His guidance in every aspect of our lives. We need to do what God wants and trust Him for the outcome. No matter what the crisis is in your life, there is hope in the Lord.

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