• Esther knew how to be patient and wait for things to be in the proper place. #Esther #BibleStudy #devotional #Patience

    Be Patient: Book of Esther Series

    After the 3 days of fasting were over, Queen Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace. When the king saw her, he was pleased and held out the gold scepter to her. Esther then approached the king. Esther knew how to be patient and wait for things to be in the proper place. Be Patient – The Power of Waiting Queen Esther had already waited 3 days and she still made sure that all of the pieces were in place before she approached the King. She knew that everything had to be perfect for her to plan to work. As we learned…

  • Finding God-centered books that can help you to see how to use the words found in the Bible is a great way to begin on a road of emotional healing. #Books #Christianity #MentalHealth

    4 Books to Begin Emotional Healing

    Most of the time, emotional healing can be more difficult than any physical healing. Actions of others can do damage that can take years to put in the past. God is the great healer and in His Word, we find many truths to find that healing. Sometimes it can also help to see the experiences of others to gain a different perspective. These books do not supercede the Bible but they can accompany it. Finding God-centered books that can help you to see how to use the words found in the Bible is a great way to begin on a road of emotional healing. Here are a few of my…

  • God provides us with the ability for being courageous, like He did for Esther. - #Devotion #Courage #Esther

    Being Courageous! – Book of Esther Series

    In part 2 of the Book of Esther Series, we will look at how being courageous can help you to reach what may seem to be unattainable. Esther was willing to pay the ultimate price for her people. She was prepared to die in order to save the Jews. She showed great courage, even though she knew the consequences of her actions could lead to her death. Being Courageous! Esther’s acknowledgement of the possible outcome of her actions are clearly stated in Esther, Chapter 4. “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I…

  • If we have our focus on all of the things that are praiseworthy, God is given plenty of room to tend to those negative things that surround us. - #Devotions #Praiseworthy #Gratitude

    Focus on the Praiseworthy

    The world can be a hard, cruel place and it is clearly evident when you listen to the news. It is easy to get bogged down with the negative that surrounds us on a daily basis. While the world demands that our attention falls on the catastrophic, God tells us to focus on the praiseworthy. Don’t Divert your Eyes It is easy to become distracted and to get so busy that our focus is no longer centered on God. This is just one of the reasons that taking time to study the Bible everyday is invaluable. Regular Bible Study and prayer builds your relationship with God and strengthens your ability…

  • Never forget that God had a plan for Esther and God has a plan for you too! #BibleStudy #Esther

    God Has a Plan – Book of Esther Series

    Today, we start on a 5 part series about the book of Esther. There will be a new post in this series every Thursday throughout the month of January. There are many lessons to be learned through Esther’s journey and we will focus on 5 of them. Today’s lesson is that God has a plan even if we can’t see it. God has a Plan! Esther is a Jewish woman living in Persia and is being raised by her cousin, Mordecai, because her parents died. She was taken to the King of the Persia to become a part of his harem. But because he saw something special about Esther, he…

  • As the New Year begins, there is much talk about making New Year’s resolutions and planning for the year. We devise our plans for what we want to accomplish for the year but do we trust God to get us there? #GodsPlan #GodsWill

    Trusting in God’s Plans

    As the New Year begins, there is much talk about making New Year’s resolutions and planning for the year. We devise our plans for what we want to accomplish for the year but do we trust God to get us there? Do we look for what God’s plan is for our lives? Finding God’s Plans First off, let me say that there is nothing wrong with making a resolution for the New Year. Making plans and setting goals is an important part of life. We must be careful to make sure that we make God a part of that process. Operating within God’s Will for your life should be our…