For Such a Time as This

Hi ya’ll!  My first book in the series, The Missionary Dog,  is now published and for sale on Amazon.  It took about a year and half to get this part of the project completed.  To some that may sound like a short time and to others a long time.  When I began writing this series I really did not understand time as I do now.  One of my favorite books of the Bible is Esther.  In the English Standard Version Esther 4:14 reads  For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish.  And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this.  That’s so true FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.  Esther was presented with the time, the open door, the opportunity.  Thankfully she took that opportune time that was appointed for her by God.  Don’t you know she had a bunch of excuses she could have made to talk herself out of saving her people.  Thankfully she took a step of faith and did what God was calling her to do.  In the New Testament we read this account of Paul.  Acts 22:10 (NASB)  And I said “What shall I do, Lord?”  And the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that been appointed for you to do.’  Paul had an appointed time, or a for such a time as this.  And so does everyone of us in the body of Christ.  The Father God needs each one of us.  Let’s remember that we are not drafted but enlisted Solider’s in the Lord’s Army.  When you accepted Christ Jesus into your heart you just enlisted in the Lord’s Army.  Every solider has orders.  We have each one been appointed by God to do something.  His timing is usually not ever what we had in mind.  Just consider King David who spent 40 years “waiting” or “growing” for the throne.  Yes, I meant to say growing.  David experienced numerous trials and downfalls, but all that was preparing him to become a great King.  What about Abraham?  It was around 24 years from the time God told him that he would be the father of many, to when he actually held Isaac in his arms.  Caleb waited 45 years to take the mountain and go into the promised land.  On the other hand, Jesus, had only 33 years on the earth.  I mentioned earlier that I did not understand time as well as I now do.  It took me stepping out with this book series to begin to see my,  for such a time as this.  God had called me to Mongolia as a child and gifted me as an author.  But it took almost 28 years for me to reach that “THIS” moment.  Finally all the puzzle parts fell into place and I knew this was my time.  We have all been appointed and anointed by God with a mission, but the timing is very important.  I think we can all become impatient and wonder when is my time.  But don’t despise the day to day, or years spent waiting.  The time that is passing is the substance and experience that we need to reach our “THIS” place.  And along the way we can touch others and help them reach their mark.  I will leave you with a quote from Smith Wigglesworth – “Great faith is the product of great fights.  Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests.  Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.” (www.amazon.com/author/perrysarah)

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