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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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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Trusting God

Esther knew what she needed to do, let's open our Bible to Esther 4:15-17 as we see Esther's response to Mordecai.


She made the courageous decision to go to the king to plead for mercy for her people, the Jews (v.15). But note her request to Mordecai (v.16): he had to gather the Jews to fast and pray for her for three days, both night and day. She and her maids would join in the fast and then, at the end of the three days, she would disobey the law of the land; risking her life, she would go to the king and plead for him to seek a way to reverse the Decree of Extermination. By calling for a fast, Esther was asking the Jews to pray for God’s help on her dangerous mission. In the Old Testament, prayer always accompanies fasting (Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 9:9 and Ezra 8:21 – 23). Esther knew what she had to do and she knew it could cost her her life. And yet she responded “If I perish, I perish.”

My friend, we should have the same commitment to do what is right despite the possible consequences. We need to do what God wants and trust Him for the outcome. No matter what the crises in life, there is hope in the Lord. If we turn to the Lord in prayer and fasting, seeking His face for help, He will help us. This is the clear declaration of God’s Holy Word.

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. Make sure you are in your word daily communicating with God daily so that your relationship is always close so you hear what He wants you to do.

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