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Take Up Your Cross November 6th 2014

Will you crawl to the edge of the limb?

Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him. (Esther 4:15-17 KJV)

At first Esther had no viable plan in the works for this desperate situation and her heart sank at the likely plight of the Jewish people, her own kindred and people.  After prayerful consideration before God she was led to initiate this simple yet supernatural plan.  Esther called for Mordecai at once relaying the strategy to Him to bring to the people.  She desired for all the Jewish people to fast and pray for three days to God concerning this situation.  At the end of the three days of fasting and praying Esther would approach the king regardless of the fact that it was breaking the law to approach the king in an uninvited manner.  Esther would be at the mercy of God; solely relying upon her faith in His working in this situation.  Even if it meant her death could be imminent at the demand of the king she boldly planned to come unto him unannounced for this urgent matter at hand.

Would you have the guts to attempt meeting with the President of The United States unannounced; risking your life if necessary in an attempt to protect a group of people who desperately needed help?  Would you endeavor to cross barriers and danger zones highly enforced with the very likely possibility of your death as you sought to reach out to gain the Presidents attention with your heart wrenching plea for help which included bearing details not before made public?

You would not likely attempt to call upon the President of United States in person for support or aid due to high level security forces protecting the welfare of the President at any cost.  But Esther was not attempting this bold journey to talk to the king alone.  She had been led in this manner, had the supernatural protection of God, and much prayer and fasting from the Jewish people in Shushan.  She was willing to place her faith in God embarking upon this plan for the welfare of the Jewish people of trying to ascertain the King’s attention and understanding in this manner.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. (Ephesians 3:20 KJV)

God protected Esther in this brave strategy, not only giving her safe passage to come unto the King to speak with the king unannounced but provided her success in securing the fate of the Jewish people.  God does protect His people and answer prayer and fasting.  When we are facing impossible situations without any foreseeable answers it creates a perfect opportunity to step out with our faith steadfastly in God; giving Him all the glory and honor for the outcome according to His will. 

takeupyourcrossredocmclearCan you place your faith in God and crawl out to the edge of the limb like Esther?  He never asks anyone to do the impossible; but only the possible through His strength and supernatural power.

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