Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Encouraging End of Enticing Esther

It was one week ago today that an exhilerating 10 week Esther adventure came to an end.

It was my 6th summer to have the honor and privilege to walk alongside so many amazing women of God as we sought to grow our faith, seek God's Word and just plain have FUN!
Beth Moore's Esther was the ideal study for that! It encompassed everything a woman loves: beauty, romance (or the lack of), relationship, drama, allegiance, and strength.

I have heard God referred to as "The Great Drama King" and that He is! Esther's enticing story is written in such a way that only God himself could be credited as its author.

“God never writes a story without a good ending. That includes yours sweet one."

When we trust our lives to the hand and pen of an unseen but ever-present God, He will write our lives into His story and every last one of them will turn out to be a great read. With a grand ending. And not just in spite of our catastropes. Often because of them. Don't just wait and see. Live and see. (B. Moore)

Just as the study of Esther was an encouragement to so many of us, I pray that you will find something this Fall to encourage you. Check out Asbury's Fall Schedule:
http://www.asburytulsa.org/get-involved/road-map.html
(If not Asbury, check around at the many Tulsa churches. There is something for everyone!)

One should never take a season off from studying God's Word...it is Bread and it is Life. It is a Lamp unto our Feet and a Light unto our Path. It is God's Love Letter to you.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Although I didn't get to join your Esther group, I have to agree that my Esther study this summer has been wonderful. If we are just faithful to study His word, He pays us richly in dividends. Thanks for your encouragement to get involved in this study!