Esther, a woman used by God (2023)

Joseph Irons Zitat:
"The words of God convey sovereign power,
He confirmed every promise he made
I put my ifs and buts aside
And now in will and confidence
Do you want to know what you are?

A human's ingredients would be 1,200 eggs, enough iron to make two dime nails, phosphorus to make 4,000 matches, grease to make 75 candles... or more, a bar of soap, enough hydrogen to fill a balloon, 60 tablespoons of salt, a bowl of sugar and six gallons of water... that's you. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic says you have enough lime to whiten a chicken coop, enough magnesium to make a shot of magnesia, enough potassium to blow up a toy cannon, enough sulfur to rid a dog of fleas, that's you. But one day you will be incorruptible.

reflections on motherhood

Here's a quote from Elisabeth Elliot to cheer you up today. As her book The Shaping of a Christian Family puts it: “There is no nobler career than motherhood at its finest. There is no greater opportunity, and in no other area does failure carry greater penalties. How carefully, then, should he prepare for such a task? When the mechanic who is supposed to work on "things" has to go to technical school, when the doctor, in whose skillful hands people's lives are entrusted, has to go to medical school. . . How much more must he learn from the highest schools and from the same master sculptor, God, the mother who molds the souls of the men and women of tomorrow.

“Facing this task without preparation or training is tragic and the consequences will affect future generations. On the other hand, humanity cannot reach a higher height than that of a converted praying mother, inspired by heaven”.

enjoy the tests
"Contain yourselves with joy when you pass through various trials" James 1:2
“Our values ​​determine our qualifications.
When we value comfort over character, trials upset us.
If we value the material and the physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to value everything as joy.
If we only live for the present and forget the future, trials will make us bitter, not better.
Warren Wiersbe

Quote from Nancy
“God is glorified in grateful, trusting, obedient, compassionate, servant, virtuous, joyful, feminine women who reflect in our world the heart and character of the Lord Jesus Himself. When we are filled with his Spirit, we radiate beauty from him and make the gospel believable.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Psalm 118:14
"The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."

daniel and praying
Daniel 6:10 Daniel "knelt down three times a day, prayed, and gave thanks before his God." Busy as he was, Daniel found time to pray, and a man whose habit it is to call on God saves time instead of it to waste. You have a clearer mind, a calmer spirit, and can act with more determination when circumstances demand it. Dwight L. Moody

From John Paton's autobiography
From the autobiography of John Paton: When missionary John Paton raised an extremely large sum of money to buy a ship to be used for missionary work in the New Hebrides, he was asked, "So what do you really count on?" John Paton answered them with confidence and certainty: “I will expound the claims of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the people……….and go forward with my best strength, believing that the Lord will send me the necessary 6,000#. If you do not, I hope you will send me mercy to reconcile my disappointment, and I will go back to my work without the ship.

CH Cita de Spurgeon:
“This world is not my rest. This is the location of the furnace, forge and hammer. But the enemy is defeated. I am fighting a defeated enemy."

Prayer finds its meaning in God's purposes. copied

Put your eyes on Jesus
Oh soul, are you tired and sad?
There is no light in the dark, see?
There is light to see the savior,
And a richer, freer life!
Chorus: Set your eyes on Jesus,
Look straight into your wondrous face,
And things on earth will grow strangely dark
In the light of his glory and grace.
through death to eternal life,
He passed and we followed him there;
Sin has no more dominion over us –
We are more than winners!
fix your eyes on jesus
Look straight into your wondrous face,
And things on earth will grow strangely dark
In the light of his glory and grace.
His word will not let you down - He has promised;
Believe in him and everything will be fine:
So go to a dying world
To tell His perfect redemption!
fix your eyes on jesus
Look straight into your wondrous face,
And things on earth will grow strangely dark
In the light of his glory and grace.
Helen H. Lemmel, 1922

P&P prayer
As I wait for prayers to be answered, O Lord, grant me an attitude of perseverance and perseverance.

our speech
"May your word always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you know how to respond to each person." Colossians 4:6
John MacArthur comments: "As salt not only tastes good, but also prevents corruption, so the Christian's speech should act not only as a blessing to others, but as a purifying influence in the decaying society of the world."

the hand of the lord
“Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened to save; also grief in their ears for not being able to hear.” Isaiah 59:1

Jesus is the whole world to me
“Jesus is the whole world to me, my life, my joy, my everything; He is my strength day after day, without him I would fall. When I'm sad I turn to Him, no one else can cheer me up like that; When I'm sad, he cheers me up, he's my friend.
Jesus is the whole world to me, my friend in difficult trials; I go to Him for blessings and He keeps giving them to me. He sends the sun and the rain, He sends the golden grain of the harvest; Sun and rain, grain harvest, He is my friend.
Jesus is the whole world to me, and I want to be faithful to him; Oh how could I deny this friend when he is so loyal to me? Following him, I know I'm right, he takes care of me day and night; I follow him day and night, he is my friend.
Jesus is the whole world to me, I don't want a better friend; I trust him now, I will trust him when the fleeting days of life are over. Beautiful life with such a friend, Beautiful life that has no end; Eternal life, eternal joy, he is my friend.

The biblical definition of love.
I couldn't help but share this: The biblical definition of love: “We usually define love in terms of emotions: how we feel. The biblical definition of love is the passionate, sincere, selfless pursuit of the welfare of others. You can love even when there are no emotions, because love starts with a decision, sometimes you show emotion, sometimes you don't, but when you passionately, sincerely and sacrificially seek the well-being of the other, you really love. God's standards, because 'God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.' Love is shown in their willingness to make sacrifices for our welfare.” Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Tx.

sandra's words
Anyone can say they are a Christian, but if there is no change in your life, then you have not met Jesus Christ. If the god of the universe saves you, you are a new creation. The old passed away and everything became new. I'm not the Sandra I was before I met Christ, and thank God for that!

elizabeth's words
God's gift of life and motherhood are precious gifts. This life is not about our happiness and what we can do to be happy. It's about Christ and what we can do for Him.

Christy's words
Isaiah 35 - I'm grateful because this is the kind of God who sent his son to me. And I look forward to the day when the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the lame will leap, and the dumb will cry. Glorified be the Father.

emily's words
I had an ultrasound this week and I could hear my baby's heartbeat! I have no doubt that heart, head, limbs and other organs are not just a "group of cells" or a "group of tissues", but an intelligently designed being: there is no choice.

organization tips
Here's my little piece of advice for mothers with young children: Sunday mornings are always incredibly busy! Before going to church on Saturday night, get the kids' clothes ready, pack the diaper bag, make the drinks and put them in the fridge (of course), leave the shoes in a special place so you know where they are (BOTH) in the morning. When getting your children ready for bed, you can involve them in some of these steps, such as: B. choosing their clothes. We've turned this into a game for the kids and it helps reduce this mother's stress level significantly! christy slawson

This is my father's world.
This is my Father's world, and all nature sings to my listening ears, and the music of the spheres resounds around me.
This is my father's world: I stop thinking about the stones and the trees, the sky and the sea; His hand did wonders.
This is my father's world, the birds stirring their songs, the morning light, the white lilies proclaiming their Maker's praise.
This is my Father's world: He shines in all that is beautiful; On the rustling grass I hear her passing; He talks to me everywhere.
This is my father's world. Oh, never let me forget that though evil often seems so strong, yet God is sovereign.
This is my father's world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King; Let the sky touch! God rules; May the land be happy! (copied)

favorite sites
Cristy makes and bakes
sorry for you

water of isaiah
music ministry
pray for unreached peoples
random thoughts
written songs
siberian semolina
teaching of titus 2

Psalm 71:16
"I will walk in the power of the Lord God."

a victorious life
God didn't promise us an easy life, but He promised us a victorious life. 1 Corinthians 15:57 "Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

(Video) God's Favor On Your Life || Queen Esther || When Women Pray

I walked a mile
I walked a mile with joy
He talked all the time.
But that didn't make me any wiser
For all he had to say.
I walked a mile in sadness
And she didn't say a word.
But oh the things I learned from her
When the pain left me.
Robert Browning Hamilton

A prayer
“Teach us to make the most of every opportunity as we spread the fragrance of Christ everywhere.” (copied)

To try
Evidence cannot destroy faith, only proof can. John MacArthur

Quotes from John MacArthur
“It is the non-negotiable responsibility of the Christian woman to maintain a godly home with excellence for her husband and children.” John MacArthur,

God and Our Struggles
2 Chronicles 20:15b "Do not fear or be afraid of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but the Lord's." They looked into the crowd, and behold, there were corpses on the ground, and not one escaped."

Psalm 73:26
“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Isaiah 25:4 Our God is......
"Because you were a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in their need, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat when the roar of the terrible one hits the wall like a tempest."

Nehemiah 9:17
"Thou art a forgiving God, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in mercy."

Gebet in Nehemiah 9:5-8
Arise, praise the Lord your God forever and ever! Oh, blessed be thy glorious name, and exalted above all blessing and praise! You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to all, and the armies of heaven bow down to you. You are the Lord God... because you are righteous.

Start each day with: "Lord, I entrust this day to you."

A Bible
Here is the fountain from which water flows to quench our sin heat:
Here is the tree where truth grows to live our lives:
Here is the judge who limits the dispute when men's devices fail:
Here is the bread that feeds the life that death cannot touch.
The gospel of salvation, dear ones, Comes to our ears from here: The strength of our faith is here, And the shield of our defense.
So don't be like the pig who has a pearl at his disposal and takes more pleasure in the trough and wallowing in the mud.
By no means read His book, but with one eye:
Don't read it, but first desire God's grace To understand through it.
Pray further in faith about this matter that it may bear good fruit in it,
This knowledge can bring about this effect to kill your sin.
1. So you must be happy all your life, what happens to you like this:
Yes, you must be doubly glad when God calls you to death.
(From the first printed Bible in Scotland - 1576)

prayer for our country
“Heavenly Father, we come to you today to ask for your forgiveness and ask for your guidance and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good," but that's exactly what we did. We lose our mental balance and change our values. We exploit the poor and call it the lottery. We reward laziness and call it well-being. We kill our unborn child and call it choice. We shoot abortionists and say it's justified. We fail to discipline our children and call it self-esteem development. We abuse power and call it politics. We covet our neighbor's goods and call it greed. We pollute the air with obscenities and pornography and call it free speech. We ridicule the ancient values ​​of our ancestors and call it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; Cleanse us from all sin and set us free. Amen!' Billy Graham

Jesias 43:5a
"Do not fear because I am with you."

E. M. Bounds-Zitat
"Our prayers must be motivated and pursued with untiring energy, a tenacity that will not be denied, and a courage that never fails."

What a friend we have in Jesus
What a friend we have in Jesus to bear all our sins and pains. What a privilege to take everything to God in prayer. Oh, what peace we often lose, Oh, what needless pain we endure, All because we cannot bear it. All to God in prayer.
Do we have trials and temptations? Are there problems somewhere? We must never be discouraged. Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who shares all our sorrows? Jesus knows each of our weaknesses. Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and burdened? Loaded very carefully.? Precious Saviour, continue to be our refuge. Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do your friends despise you? Take it to the Lord in prayer; In his arms he will carry and protect you; There you will find comfort.
by Joseph Scriven 1820-1886

Just one life, I'll be done soon. Only what is done for Christ will remain.

“We don't need to go up to heaven to see if our sins are forgiven. Let's look into our hearts and see if we can forgive others. If we can, we must not doubt that God has forgiven us.” thomas watson

João 16:33
"In this world you will have tribulations, but take heart, I have overcome the world."

Don't pray in defeat, as if your prayer will never be answered. Pray forward, knowing and believing that God can and will do his will.

Life is constantly an abandonment of our own self-realization and the pursuit of God's will, honor and glory. SG

"Days that we might call mundane and repetitive are filled with an important purpose... when we dedicate them to God" Anna Moore

¿Tired of lies?
Tired of lies? Go to the Word of God and you will hear the TRUTH! copied

peace and grace
Grace - the means of salvation
Peace - the result of salvation

You need rain and sun to make a rainbow. (copied)

Jesus said, "Come to me"
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. because my yoke is light and my burden is light."

big date
After reading Darwin's theory of evolution, Louis Agassiz, a scientist who lived from 1807 to 1873, said, "The resources of the deity cannot be so meager that he must change an ape into an ape to create a man." "

"He who asks for mercy and does not show it, destroys the bridge he himself must cross." Thomas Adams

From the Word of God...
"But you are a forgiving God, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." Nehemiah 9:17b (NIV)

thoughts on prayer
“It is not enough to start praying or praying well; nor is it enough to pray for a while; but we must continue patiently and faithfully in prayer until we receive an answer; moreover, we must not only remain in prayer until the end, but we must also believe that God hears us and answers our prayers. Most of the time we fail to continue the prayer until the blessing is obtained and not to wait for the blessing.” Georg Müller

(Video) Esther — a Woman Who Saved a Nation — Rick Renner

Quote from Martin Luther
“The Word is a unique book.
When I'm tired, the Bible is my bed;
because in the dark the bible is my light.
When I'm hungry, it's living bread;
when afraid, it is armor for battle.
When I'm sick, it's healing medicine;
or lonely, crowd of friends. I find in it
If I had to work, the Bible would be my tool; or playing, is the harp of melodious sound.
If I'm ignorant, it's my school.
When I go down, it's solid ground.
The Bible is my fire when I'm cold and gives me wings if I try hard.
Does sadness depress? The Bible is a sun.
In the middle of the ugliness is a garden fair.
I am thirsty? how cool is the flow of water. Or stuffy, what invigorating air.
So since you're giving me yourself, how am I supposed to give you the big book?

Let's laugh
Quote from Granny Barber's diary: “To love the whole world is not my duty; My only problem is my next door neighbor."

Deuteronomy 33:27
"The eternal God is your refuge, and beneath are the everlasting arms."
work 34:20

"If He gives rest, who can trouble?"

act like men
"Be watchful, be firm in the faith, be men, be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13

david saw god
When David faced Goliath, he didn't see himself, he saw God. copied

2. Timothy 4:17
"The Lord stood by me and strengthened me."

quotes from macarthur
“If you are a parent, the greatest gift you can give your child is a godly education to serve as a foundation for his future ministry.” Reverend John MacArthur

my prayer for you
“The Lord bless you and watch over you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24

Gebet in Nehemiah 9:5-8
“Arise, praise the Lord your God forever! Oh, blessed be thy glorious name, and exalted above all blessing and praise! You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to all, and the armies of heaven bow down to you. You are the Lord God...for you are righteous."

DL atmospheric price:
"There is no right way to do evil."

Habakkuk 3:17-18
"Even though the fig tree does not bud and the vines do not bear fruit, even though the olive tree does not bear fruit and the fields produce no food, even though the sheep are driven from the pen and the cattle are not in the stalls, yet I rejoice in the Lord, I rejoice in the God of my salvation.”

content by storm
A violent storm breaks out; a chorus of sparrows finds shelter on our porch. Sitting in the back of our old glider, they sing... oh, how they sing! Your eyes are on them, Lord, they seem to know; Satisfied and quiet, they all sit in a row and wait... waiting for the stillness of the stillness... another sunny day. I can learn your lesson... learn it well; Though life is stormy, the days long... my heart is filled with a song of praise; and with faith awaits your son. Dixie Perry Hurricane Isaac August 29, 2012

wisdom of C. H. Spurgeon
“The way to become strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. God does not pour power into man's heart until man's power has been completely poured out. The Christian life is a daily dependence on the grace and power of God.

God answers prayer
I don't know what strange methods, but I know that God answers prayer. I know He has given me His Word telling me that prayers are always answered and will be answered sooner or later, so I pray and wait in silence. I do not know if the requested blessings will come as I thought, but I leave my prayers only to Him whose will is wiser than mine. I am sure he will fulfill my mission or send a blessed response.” copied - author unknown

Every difficulty we face is an opportunity to show God's faithfulness to those around us, so that they too may convert and believe in Him. (copied)

Pride issues? Read Job 38-39!

When I get bitter or don't forgive others, I assume that others' sins are more serious than my sins against God. The cross changes my perspective. Through the cross I realize that no sin committed against me will ever be as serious as the countless sins committed against God. When we understand how much God has forgiven us, it is not difficult to forgive others. CJ Mahaney

amazing love
How much does the Lord Jesus Christ love me? "As the Father loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love." John 15:9

Quote from Elizabeth Elliott:
“God will not protect you from anything that makes you more like Jesus”

Quote: Be the kind of woman the devil says when your feet hit the ground every morning, "Oh no, she's awake!"

You are growing
We all need to grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through diligent and dedicated daily Bible study and prayer, as individuals and as families. Biblically healthy families and individuals are deeply committed churches and witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ. A full cup will naturally overflow, and so our love for Christ will naturally overflow in a lost and dying world as we are filled with His Word, and this too leads to a desire to live a life in accordance with God's will. . gs

May the Spirit of Christ be my Savior
May the Spirit of Christ my Savior live in me day by day through His love and power controlling all that I do and say.
Let the word of God dwell richly in my heart hour after hour, that all may see that by his power alone he triumphed.
May the peace of God my Father rule my life in all things to give me peace of mind to comfort the sick and afflicted.
May the love of Jesus fill me As the waters fill the sea; Get up, humble yourself, That's victory.
May I run the race ahead of me, standing strong and courageous in the face of the enemy, looking only to Jesus as I go along.
May your beauty rest on me as I look for the lost to win, and may they forget the channel just by watching it.

Who am I ?
I am a 69 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 49 years of marriage, my husband and I have been blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful companions, 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are now with the Lord, and 3 great-grandchildren. I've been going to church all my life, but until I was 28 I never saw myself as a lost sinner in need of a Savior. At that moment, the Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin and I was brought to repentance and the Lord graciously saved me and I have praised Him ever since. Psalm 40:2-3a “He also pulled me out of a terrible pit, out of the muddy mire, set my feet on a rock, and showed me the way. And he put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God: "
My daily prayer: "But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." Galatians 6:14

cake mix with cookies
2 boxes of yeast mix (yellow or chocolate),
3/4 cup oil,
4 tbsp water, 3 eggs, your choice of chocolate chips, M&M's or peanut butter chips. Mix well and spoon tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool in pan for 1 minute, then remove. Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

To try
"Have you ever heard of anyone very necessary to Christ who had no special waiting period, no outright rejection of all his plans?" Frances Havergal, hymn writer.

Guidance from the Lord
Psalm 23:2-3 “In green meadows he makes me rest; He leads me beside still waters: He restores my soul.” God does not lead me year after year, nor day after day, but step by step my way opens up; My Lord shows me the way. I don't know tomorrow's plans, I only know this minute; But he will say, "This is how you walk by faith now." And I'm glad that's the case; Today is enough to bear; And when the morning comes, His mercy will far exceed His care. So what do you need to worry or worry about? The God who gave his son holds all my moments in his hands and delivers them one by one. (copied)

To ask?
Would you be in prison with Paul? He preached and sang and prayed and people were saved. What if Paul sat in prison and sulked?

Just one life
"Only one life, soon gone,
Only what is done for Christ will remain.
And if I die how happy will I be
When the lamp of my life goes out for you." copied

(Video) Hadassah to Queen Esther - Woman of God, He Can Use You Too! #esther #womanofgod #faith #amen

Calling God's People to Worship by Anselm of Canterbury
"Rise up, little man, step away from your busyness a little. Hide yourself from your troublesome thoughts for a while. Now, turn away from your troublesome worries, and lay aside your troublesome business. Give place to God for a while. time and rest in Him a little while. Close in the inner chamber all thoughts except those of God and those that can help you worship Him. Talk to God now and say, 'I seek your face, Lord, I seek thy face.'

Psalm 119:71
"It's good for me that I was harassed so I could learn your statues."

From the Word of God.....
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

We are not "only" mothers, we are "called" to be mothers. Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Psalm 13:5
“But I trusted in your goodness; My heart will rejoice for your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for being generous to me.”

let's organize
Keep cleaning supplies like glass, sink and tub cleaner, rags and paper towels in each bathroom and under the kitchen sink for quick clean-ups.

compassion / sympathy
Compassion is concern that leads to action. The Greeks used the term in connection with action. It is a fundamental characteristic of the Lord Jesus Christ and of believers who have consecrated themselves to Him. The Greek language does not have a stronger term for sympathy.

He wake up
"The concern is the interest that is paid for problems before maturity." william ens

Fear lives the future before we get there. (copied)

quotes from macarthur
“True faith is not an isolated event, but a way of life; Takes time. This perseverance is called the perseverance of the saints.”

George Mueller's Prayer
George Mueller cared for many orphans and prayed that God would respond "in such a way that children and everyone else can see that you are the living God who, even in the hardest of times, does not fail those who trust in him." I want them to see that you are the faithful God who answers prayers, that they can count on you to take care of them even after they leave the orphanage.”

Life is short.
Death is certain.
ETERNITY is forever.

Quote from Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller's teacher)
I have thought a lot about this, and the more I think about it, the more I am sure that obedience is the door through which knowledge, yes, and also love, enters the child's mind.

A Bible
The Word of God is “a lamp that shines in a dark place. 1 Peter 1:19 Do not neglect it!

To ask?
If you were tried for being a follower of Jesus Christ, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

quotes from macarthur
"Trials cannot destroy faith, they only test it." John MacArthur

Hope serves to bridge the gaps between the desire for blessings and the blessings themselves. Steve Neill, Missionary in Tanzania

more to worry about
“Worry is a fine stream of fear that seeps through the mind. If encouraged, it will open such a wide channel that all other thoughts will drown in it."

“How can we, who were first loved in our state of utter depravity, repent and become demanding as we expand our love and forgiveness?” copied

Quote from John Newton
“How comfortable this thought is: to be a believer, in the midst of so many petty designs of men, knowing that the Lord has a permanent and unforgivable plan, which is his own glory in the complete salvation of being a People: and that He is wise, strong and faithful to use even things that seem contrary to this plan to promote it. From the Depths page 51

the five alone
Sola Scriptura - Alone the Word of God
Solo Christo - Only through Christ
Sola Fide de Faith Alone
Sola Gratia - By grace alone
Soli Deo Gloria - Glory to God Alone
Our son wrote a song to help young people learn these five solos and what they mean. Visit to see the lyrics and hear the music for this and other songs he has written.

Spurgeon quote
“Because God is the living God, he can hear; because he is the loving God, he will hear; because he is our covenant God, he has promised to hear us.” C.H. Spurgeon

Think about it !
“If the Word of God is life-changing truth, it must also change our lives.” (Meeting)

Jesus cried?
"I think it's the song 'Away in a Manger' that says, 'The cattle roar, the baby wakes, but little Lord Jesus doesn't cry.' Are you telling me he didn't cry because he was god? All babies cry. No." it is necessarily a sign of sin. He cried like a man, why can't he cry when he's a baby?" John MacArthur

Bibles I use
For this biblical encouragement blog, I will be using the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV (which I studied with for 42 years), the MacArthur Study Bible, NASB, and the English Standard Version (ESV).

A plan
Purpose and discipline = structure and order = calm and strength

Our houses
Our home should be a refuge from the world.

return on investment
“May the wounded know him as El Roi, the God who sees them. Tie up the broken hearts. Free the prisoners. Replace sadness with your oil of joy. Comfort them so they can comfort others.” (copied)

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort the needy with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

(Video) Esther: God Sets the Stage (Episode 1)

sparrow and wild flower
The wildflower said to the sparrow: "I would love to know
Why are these anxious people running around and worrying so much?”
"The sparrow said to the wild flower, 'Friend, I think it must be
That they don't have a heavenly Father to take care of you and me.'

Commentary on "Victory in Battle"
"This world is not HOME and some days are much harder for it."

“Only the Lord can turn what seems “bad” by earthly standards into a blessing. How I praise you for it, as I beg mercy to bear it. copied

books I recommend
Compre "The MacArthur Study Bible" em "Faith's Checkbook" por CH Spurgeon
Reihe „Heroes of the Faith“.
"Foxe's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
"Strange Tales" by John Ashworth
"To the Gold Coast: The Life of Adoniram Judson" by C. Anderson
At The Throne of Grace, a prayer book by John MacArthur
"From the Depths" by John Newton,
John Paton, Missionary to the New Hebrides

the grace of God

Quote from Martin Luther
"The greater the gifts and works of God, the less respected they are." (From us) Let us not be guilty of underestimating God's blessings.

Nehemiah 9:32

“Lord, help me to live so absorbed day by day that even when I kneel down to pray, my prayer should be for others.
Help me in all the work I do to always be sincere and true, knowing that everything I do for you must be done for others.
Let "I" be crucified, dead and buried deep; and all efforts to rise again may be in vain, except to live for others.
And when my work on earth ends and my new work in heaven begins, I can forget the crown I won while still thinking of others.
Others, Lord, yes others, this is my motto: help me to live for others, so that I may live like you”.
Karl Meigs (1890-1902)

sweet invitation
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light." Matthew 11:28-30

Think about it
God offers people what is truly valuable. It's AMAZING how far they'll go to find the useless. (copied)

"I take the RAIN and the SUN to make a RAINBOW" copied

To ask ?
"What if you woke up today with the things you thanked God for yesterday?" (copied)

1 Chronicles 16:11
“Seek the Lord and his power; always seek his face.”

thank you pastor
Dear Pastor, I raise my prayer of thanksgiving for the gift that the Lord has bestowed through you. They preach the Word of God with devotion and love. They teach and instruct us in the ways of the Lord. You share your life with us and give your time generously. God bless you, Mr. Shepherd. (copied)

Psalm 46:1
"God is our refuge and strength, our help in trouble."

To die
"I am standing by the sea. A ship beside me unfurls her white sails in the morning breeze and heads out into the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until she finally stops as point of white cloud exactly where the sea and sky mingle. And then I hear someone beside me say: "There it went. Out of my sight, that's all. It's as high on the mast and hull and spars as it was when she left my side. And just as capable of carrying your living cargo to its destination. Her diminished greatness is in me, not her. And just as someone beside me says, "There it went," other eyes await its arrival, and other voices ready to hear the joyful cry, "Here it is!" And it's dying." CH. Spurgeon

toni evans
The Biblical Definition of Love: “We usually define love in terms of emotions: how we feel. The biblical definition of love is the passionate, sincere, selfless pursuit of the welfare of others. You can love even when there are no emotions, because love starts with a decision, sometimes you show emotion, sometimes you don't, but when you passionately, sincerely and sacrificially seek the well-being of the other, you really love. God's standards, because 'God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son.' The love was shown in their willingness to make sacrifices for our welfare.”

If you teach your children to lie for you, you should never punish them for lying to you. copied

meeting with Jesus

quote by matthew henry
“The way to increase what we have is to use it.”

To believe
"Since faith unites us to Christ, it cannot exist without life."

amazing Grace
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a coward like me. I was lost, but now I'm found; I was blind, but now I see.
It was grace that taught my heart to fear; and Grace eased my fears. How precious that grace seemed to me, the hour when I believed for the first time.
Through many dangers, troubles and pitfalls I have passed. Tis Grace carried me here to safety and Grace will guide me home.
When we've been there ten thousand years, shining like the sun. We have no fewer days to sing praises to God than we had at the beginning.

Quotes by John Bunyan
"To him will I look... humble and contrite in spirit, and trembling at my word." Isaiah 66:2 “He who is prostrate should not fear falling. He who is low has no pride; The humble will always have God as their guide.

let's organize
Have masking tape and scissors handy, placing them in at least 2-3 places around your home.

the humiliation of jesus
"Were you hungry, my son? I needed bread too. I didn't eat for forty days until the angels fed me.
were you thirsty? On the cross I suffered thirst for you. I have promised to meet your needs, my son, come to me.
When you are sad and tears fall quickly, my heart goes out to you, because I have wept for Jerusalem, the place that is so dear to me.
And when I got to the tomb of Lazarus, I wept. my heart was sore. I will comfort you when you cry until all your worries are gone.
He definitely cried. He was human in all the fullness of humanity. (copied)

The way
God didn't make "a" way of salvation, He made "the" way of salvation.

The language
Remember that the tongue is in a damp place and can easily slip out. copied

Salvation is of the Lord and I am very happy. How terrible it would be to fall into human hands. How sure it is to fall into the hands of the living God! SG

new believer quote
“I am very grateful to God for giving me eyes to see and ears to hear. I LOVE seeing it work in my life! This belief I have now is SAVE LIFE!

(Video) ONE NIGHT WITH THE KING (Esther the Bible Movie)

organization tips
Place 3-4 more plastic bags at the bottom of the container before opening the new bag. When removing the next full garbage bag, there is already a new clean bag.


How did God use Esther in the Bible? ›

Esther risked her life to rescue God's people but Jesus gave up His life to rescue God's people. ○ God keeps His promises. ○ Esther trusted God to help her talk to the king. ○ God used Esther to keep His people safe.

How did God use Esther to save his people? ›

God used Esther to rescue His people. By saving the Jews, God made the way for His Son, Jesus, to come into the world. enemies. She risked her life by going to the king without being invited in order to save her people.

What does the story of Esther teach us? ›

The Story of Esther emphasises the power of God, instructing us we should use the blessings given by God to help others. The moral of the Story of Esther, for children, is to always do the right thing, using the influence you possess to help others as Esther does in the story.

What kind of woman was Esther? ›

Not much is revealed about her character, but she is described as beautiful (2:7) and obedient (2:10), and she appears to be pliant and cooperative. She quickly wins the favor of the chief eunuch, Hegai, and, when her turn comes to spend the night with the king, Ahasuerus falls in love with her and makes her his queen.

How did Esther show faith in God? ›

Esther prepared in every way she could and then chose to have faith in God, trusting that even if she was unsuccessful—even if she was put to death—she was doing the right thing.

What does Esther symbolize in the Bible? ›

Hadassah, Esther's Hebrew name, means “myrtle,” like an evergreen; myrtle symbolizes peace, joy, generosity, and justice. Her Persian name, Esther, means “the star.” Biblically speaking, God uses his stars.

What did Esther pray to God for? ›

She afflicted her body severely and in place of her festive adornments, her tangled hair covered her. 14Then she prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: “My Lord, you alone are our King. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, 15for I am taking my life in my hand.

What was Esther's secret? ›

Esther hid a secret, she was the cousin of Mordechai, the Jew. When the wicked Haman develops a plot to kill all the Persian Jews, Esther reveals it to the king who kills Haman and rescinds the decree. The shy orphan girl becomes the heroine of her people.

What is the power of Esther? ›

Esther was the Queen of Persia, but she didn't 'lord it over' her people. We see her giving a command to Mordecai, but it is a command to fast and pray. It is an unselfish command. She obviously knows the power of prayer combined with fasting, and she knows that the end result could be her own death.

How is the Book of Esther relevant for us today? ›

Esther for Christians Today

The book of Esther offers us an example of how imperfect, yet faithful people can continue to live faithfully in a culture that does not acknowledge God (have you ever noticed that the name of God is not mentioned at all in Esther?).

Why was Esther considered a courageous woman in the Bible? ›

Esther decided to ask the king to save her people. But she could be killed for going to the king's throne. Esther asked the Jews to fast for her. When Esther went to her husband's throne, he welcomed her.

How does the story of Esther relate to Jesus? ›

She risked her life so that they may have life. It was only through her intercession that God's people were saved. And so, Jesus does the same for us that Esther did for her people. Jesus is/was willing to give up His life so that we might live.


1. Esther | The Diva God Used | Dr. Tony Evans | The Alternative
2. Kim Clement - Prophecy of America | A Woman Named Esther
(Joe Joe Dawson)
3. Portrait of Esther: Women of the Bible
(This Redeemed Life)
4. Esther This Is Your Time ❤️🙌🏾🥰💍 #christian #women #marriage
5. The Character of Queen Esther
(Daughters of Light)
(Dunamis Hub )


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