When the Time Comes: July 22-26 TVD

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (4:14) The Lord orders our lives beyond our wildest dreams! What Esther thought was just a series of fortunate events was the orchestrating hand of a merciful, sovereign God. An orphaned Jewish girl ends up as queen of a world empire. This was no accident of coincidental circumstances. This was the Lord of the universe caring for His people. Esther’s time had come. Her time by God’s ordination to stand for truth, to stand for her people. Our lives are not a random collection of events either. God is working in all of us to fulfill purposes for which we have no idea. Our time will come as well. Our time to speak truth, stand for truth, and love truth above even our own lives. God moves nations on such stands. The time to obey the Lord will probably come at an inconvenient time as it did for Esther. She hadn’t even seen the king yet, much less make such a request from him. The time to obey the Lord will probably come with much risk to our own lives as it did with Esther. She knew she was putting her life on the line in order to save her people. So she fasted, prayed, and then declared, “If I perish, I perish.” However the time comes, we must totally trust and follow the Lord. He will use us for His glory, and we will be blessed. Or, He will use another!