For Such a Time as This

 

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Esther 4:14 (NIV)

As I have said before, writing about my experiences with spiritual warfare is not exactly “safe” subject matter.  I know my life would be much easier in ways if I just wrote about: “sugar & spice & everything nice.”  Yet I am convinced that the LORD has called me, “for such a time as this.”  Do I struggle with fear and doubt when I see my family and me hit with warfare on every side….knowing if I just kept my mouth shut we would’t be such a target?  Do I ever just want to withdraw? Absolutely!  

Prayers appreciated for me to shake off my fears and put my trust in Him.  A chaplain was quoted as saying:
“The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will.” Please pray that that is where I make my abode!

       “And though this world, with devils filled, 
   should threaten to undo us, 
   we will not fear, for God hath willed 
   his truth to triumph through us.  
   The Prince of Darkness grim, 
   we tremble not for him; 
   his rage we can endure, 
   for lo, his doom is sure; 
   one little word shall fell him.”  
(Martin Luther, “A Mighty Fortress is our God”)

2 thoughts on “For Such a Time as This

  1. asmith4322

    My first Precepts class was yesterday – actually it was a brief introduction for the newbies (of whom I am one) to a nine week study of the book of Esther. I don’t believe it was a coincidence your post began with that verse – it’s been on my mind since yesterday evening. In the class I was aware of forces trying to undermine my determination – self-doubt, that old shyness demon, fear of appearing ignorant, etc. But, there was something more sinister, a presence I could almost see. I’ve been ‘talking to myself’ all day because most people around here would think I’d gone off the deep end if I’d actually voiced my thoughts. I know I’m in the midst of spiritual warfare. My prayers are with you, your family and all those around you. I ask for yours. God is very, very good and I’m smiling as I sign off 😉 Angie

    ps: undermining continues – this is the second time I’ve typed this comment – lost the first version when I was taken down the old ‘password is invalid’ trail. ugh!

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  2. securelyheld Post author

    Praying for you sweet cousin! Yes, I understand exactly what you are saying….down to “people thinking you have gone off the deep end!”
    The first step to victoy is recognizing the battle. So thankful you see it for what it is so that you can put on the armor and stand firm.
    So excited to hear you are doing a Precepts study! I am currently teaching a Kay Arthur study myself. It is not Precepts. It is from the LORD series. Lord I Want to Know You. I plan to go to Chattanooga next year and do the trainig to become a Precepts teacher.
    Praying the shed blood of Jesus upon you, Richard, Michael, and Jeffery. “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”
    Love, Cheryl
    PS: It took me at least four times to post “For Such a Time as This.” I have never had more trouble with a post.

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