From My Pen...

I'm a journaler. I like to journal about life, love and my Lord. I also love technology but busyness keeps me from being as tech-savvy as I'd like to be. This blog gives me a chance to play computer and learn a few new tricks along the way; all the while serving as my 21st century journal. A journaler is just a writer by another name and writing defines me almost as much as my faith does. I've always had a desire to blend my faith and my writing into a ministry of encouragement. This blog gives birth to that desire. Be blessed as you read these weekly devotions taken from the pages of my old-fashioned journal.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

SUCH A TIME AS THIS

Mordecai's epic statement to Queen Esther. (Esther 4:14) Every Time I read it my stomach does a flip-flop. If I'm in the middle of something that doesn't make sense then it does a flat out somersault. It's because every time I read that statement I know most assuredly that God plays a part - a major part - in every thing that goes on in my life. Nothing is by chance, coincidence or happenstance. God has ordained or allowed or even positioned me for who I am, what I am, where I am, when I am and why I am. Nothing that happens to me happens without his foreknowledge. He wastes no thing I go through. He has a purpose. He has a plan. I am indeed who, what, where, when and why I am for the purpose he has predestined.
 
I know this beyond the shadow of doubt. I think I'm even more sure of it than Mordecai was when he laid his petition out before Esther. He prefaced his epic statement with an “who knows.” I know because his written, eternal, infallible word to me is this: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
 
I think the flip-flops and the somersaults are all about my concern that I am living out my purpose as God intended me to. Mordecai was reminding Esther not to forget the purpose of God for her positioning. I don't want to forget it either. If I am placed in this world, at this time in history, with my unique personality, giftings, strengths, and weaknesses then it is because God has planned it that way. He has a purpose for my being here and I want to walk in obedience to His voice and leading so that I maximize the potential of my call and placement.
 
Are you questioning what you are doing here? I will tell you now that you have been called into the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. Be encouraged. God has a plan to impact your world for Him and you're it!!!