Daily Delight

Monday, May 9, 2016

Go gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish. -Esther 4:16 (ESV)


That last sentence may as well have been a heavy book slammed shut in an echoey library. Read it again. Did you feel it? That statement weighed a lot. Esther was no joke. She is my new action hero.
What I love about Esther is that even though she was called to to complete the task at hand, and it was her burden to carry, she did not even think for a second that she was alone in it. She asked for reinforcements through fasting, requesting that her community to do the same. Then she did the thing she needed to do. No questions asked. 

Esther did not know what the outcome would be, but she was obedient to what she had been called to do even when her life was at risk. I cannot imagine being in her position or the fear she must have felt, but she did it anyway. She probably did it scared, but with so much grace. And in my overactive imagination, explosions are happening behind her as she casually walks away. 

I think about the things God has put on my heart, knowing that I am the one meant to complete the task because He made me for it. I think about how fearful I can be, and how easy it is to hide because I can only imagine all the ways I cannot do it myself. 

But then God brought Esther to me this week and reminded me, once again, that I am never alone in this life and the things He has called me to. It is okay to be scared, but I still have to obey Him.
My prayer for myself and for all of you, Daughters, is that you will always seek Him for wisdom, strength, patience, and whatever else you need to accomplish the task at hand. Trust Him. He will not let you down. And may you also leave explosions in your wake.


About the Author

Kelli Galpin≫ ≫Like any good introvert, Kelli enjoys coffee, sitting under a pile of blankets in her reading chair, and writing down the silly thoughts that come into her head. She was born and raised in Iowa, but moved to Middle Tennessee almost a decade ago to escape the cold winters. Her main goal in life is to make you laugh and realize no one has their stuff together. (Thank goodness!) She has a blog that’s approximately one minute old, but she’d love for you to pay it a visit at LateBloomerChronicles.net 


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