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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, June 19, 2015

Teach me Your way, O Lord

Our last post we ended with Esther asking Mordecai to gather the Jews as she would gather her maidservants to fast and pray for three days and three nights asking for God's wisdom, guidance and protection as she prepared for this dangerous mission.

Can you imagine how Esther felt at this moment as she prepares to go before king Ahasuerus? She has just spent three days and three nights fasting and praying for God's help. You know she was crying out to the Lord as the Psalmist did in Psalm 27:11 "Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies."

She was asking the Lord to protect her as Psalm 33:20 "Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield." And then as she prepares to approach king Ahasuerus she is comforted as Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Esther knew that God had covenanted with the Jews to deal with their enemies Gen 12:1-3 "Now the Lord had said to Abram: "Get out of our country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." So with the God of Israel at her side she prepares to go before the king.

How many times in life do we rush into a situation just to find out that if we had just waited and prepared our hearts things might have worked out differently. We can learn from Esther here, She did not rush in and demand the king to reverse the decree, instead she sought direction from the Lord. Not only did she seek God's direction but she also had those closest around her praying also. It helps to know in those times of crisis that there are a lot of prayers going up for you.

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