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For such a time as this


Storm clouds over Corsica, France Credit: hippolyte/Flickr/Creative Commons

Storm clouds over Corsica, France Credit: hippolyte/Flickr/Creative Commons

Recently, world events overwhelmed me. I became weak,  unbelieving and fearful. It seemed that I lost hope and my  desire to move forward and attempt things for God.

What can God accomplish and do in times such as these. Can I be used to bring healing and change to this world?

During these tumultuous days, I am reminded of a request Mordecai made of Queen Esther concerning the fate of their nation in captivity in Persia:

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your Father’s house will perish” (Esther 4:14a)

We must not remain silent.

Esther chose to use her voice and to speak into a dangerous situation facing her nation.

God has a plan and during times of duress we need to listen to His voice.

Mordecai continued to exhort Esther:

“And who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b)

We are needed.

Esther did not want to rock the boat in her relationship with the king. To make a request of him concerning the fate of her people was beyond her scope. But, she was needed and realized that God had prepared her for such a time as this.

God has not been caught by surprise by the events of these days.

For years we have have been in training and preparation for the days that are now upon us. Now it’s time to engage,  join our voices and make a clear sound.

Today, I am pressing the refresh button, and starting again.

It begins with you and me doing our small part. As we pray,  a tiny ripple goes out and merges with prayers in other cities and small communities This ripppling effect across our nation can set a massive wave of intercession in motion.

Let us shift our focus from the big picture and reach for that which is within our grip.

I recently read this prophetic word by Australian Lana Vawser who regularly posts on  the Elijah list:

“You are going to dance upon the injustice in your life and in the nations,  I saw the Lord rising up the warrior within women and giving their voice back. The overcoming spirit is being awakened and birthed in women,

This isn’t a walk of victory it’s going to be a dance of victory!!”

We have a voice and now God wants us to take our place on the wall.

Let us lift our voices in prayer and allow the warrior spirit of Miriam and the victory shouts of her fellow women (dancers) ring across our land:

“Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister took a tambourine and led all the women as they played their tambourines and danced.  And Miriam sang this song.”Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.” (Exodus 15:20-21)

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