PLUS

Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States

Such A Time As This

Esther 4:14b “who knoweth whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Well before the Lord placed the PLUS concept in my heart, He gave me this as my annual verse for 2013.  At the time, I didn’t know why.  As the New Year turned into late January, I started to sense God’s purpose behind it all.

Esther had found favor with the king, her husband.  As the decree went out to destroy the Jews, Mordecai called upon Esther to act for the betterment of her people.  Mordecai’s challenge to Esther was simple – it is possible that the entire reason she had been placed in the palace at that time was to act with courage and creativity.  If she did not, then she would miss God’s purpose in her life and the blessings of God’s plan would pass her by.  Her inaction would be the worst course of action.

This challenge became an overwhelming burden to me that was a call to action.  It is possible that I had been placed in this position at this time to pray and encourage others to pray.  The entirety of my background and experiences may have been preparation for this calling.  If I failed to act, then I would risk missing God’s purpose for my life and the blessings of God’s plan would pass me by.  My inaction would be the worst course of action.

Yet, this challenge goes far beyond the individual level, and it should be a broader call to action for all American Christians.  It is possible that we have been placed in our positions in this nation to wrestle America back to godliness through our faithful prayers and actions.  If we fail to act, we may miss God’s purpose for our lives and the blessings of God’s plan may pass us by.  PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD PRAY FAITHFULLY AND ACT DECISIVELY AT SUCH A TIME AS THIS.  Our inaction would be the worst course of action.

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