Esther had a choice between saving her people and choosing a default mission. Unless you live intentionally, the gravitational pull of life will always cause you to drift to a less meaningful mission. How can Esther’s story guide us in the purpose God has for us?
The work of Jesus is face to face kind of work. It’s intentional and hard. We must not make our service to ministry a substitute for our responsibility to people. Tonight we look forward to next years work. Who will be ready? Who will be in the mix?
Psalm 119 tells us that God’s rules are life-giving – worthy of celebration and songwriting. If we’re being honest, we usually don’t feel the same way. Perhaps our negative view of God’s rules reveals a shallow understanding of our Father. Is it possible for us to rediscover joy and purity in a place we’ve begun to associate with guilt and shame?