In the past few years, I’ve learned many lessons from Esther. It all began when my friend Lynn noticed a pattern in her story that I’d been trying to implement myself.
Listen –> Feel –> Do –> Speak
Did you see it my my devotion today? Here’s an excerpt:
Listen– At her moment of crisis in Esther 4, Esther didn’t plunge forward with her own ideas. She paused to listen for God’s solution.
Feel– Esther let her feelings of alarm over the King’s edict move her forward into righteous action.
Do– After listening for God’s direction, she made a plan that included approaching her husband, the king, to invite him to multiple feasts.
Speak– Finally, at the second banquet, Esther spoke up to save her people.
It’s been fascinating and instructive to unpack those four steps in Esther’s life. Do you notice that she spoke last? That’s been a hard lesson for me, but I’m learning that it’s the key to being a godly woman who speaks up in godly ways.
Let’s Stay Connected
There are several ways we can spend more time together. Let’s stay connected!
- Here at the blog we’re learning and practicing these four steps: Listen –> Feel –> Do –> Speak. If you’d like to join us, make sure to click here.
- Join me over at Instagram or Facebook for daily chances for us to know each other better.
- Travel with me! My friend Wendy and I lead modern pilgrimages for women to Europe twice a year. Get all the details at Life On Pilgrimage. If you have any questions about our open registration for France, don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] I’ll answer your question and send you a link to our informational call.
UPDATE: This giveaway is closed, and Melody Poage (2022/08/26 at 9:58 am) is the winner. Congratulations, Melody!
Today, I’m giving away a copy of my new study, co-authored with Lynn Cowell, Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World.
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you love about Esther or what you’d like to learn from this study. I’ll email the winner and announce it here on Friday, Sept. 2nd.