HAPPY WITH CHURCH TONIGHT
THE STORY OF GRACE
The women’s fellowship was very good. It was well attended; there was great expectation and feeling of thanksgiving ‘in the air’. This was our last fellowship this year. We gratitude in our hearts, we all knelt down to thank God for keeping us and our families alive from January to December. We sang: ‘Eshe, Baba-o…’ (Thank You Lord…). The sisters testified of supernatural healings and God’s protections. We all thanked God for Father’s House, for being a church where the Word of God is preached and nobody is manipulated to give money. We all agreed that our church is like an oasis in the desert. Thank You Lord!
Then the Word of God came. It is the story of Queen Esther.
This is the story of Hadassah Esther. When Vashti was in the palace, Esther was ‘a Nobody’. She was a simple Jewish girl, an orphan living in the house of her uncle Mordecai. She could not have imagined that in less than a year, Vashti will be on the streets and she will be crowned as the new Queen of the Persian Empire. Her husband shall be King Xerxes, the richest and most powerful man in the world at that time. But the honey moon was short. Trouble came but by the grace of God the enemy is defeated.
We shall identify with Queen Esther. All of us we shall fast daily in the Month of January. We want to enter the New Year with a strong spiritual foundation. In the first week of February we shall invite our husbands to a dinner and cook the food ourselves. Everybody shall contribute. The rich and the poor, the young and the old, everybody shall do something so that the dinner will be a holy success. The single sisters shall serve the food with faith that next year they shall be married and join us at the table.
Esther was surely not the most beautiful face Susa. But it is on record that she had favor with the eunuch. Just like that, the eunuch in charge of the harem liked her. He stands for the Holy Spirit. He knows what the king loves and hates. He was the one who advised Esther what perfume, what jewelry, what clothes, manners or language to use, to impress the king. That is how Esther ‘received favor with the king’ and became his queen. If you have favor with the Holy Spirit, you will surely have favor with King Jesus. Grace upon grace is already been given… With the crown on her head, Queen Esther ‘received favor with all men who saw her’. The hidden grace became the foundation of visible grace of promotion.
The story of Esther is a story of grace. There are levels of grace, increasing the influence of ministry. When grace is given, it has the potential to increase its own power, to multiply its reach. Men who’ve ignored you, they will soon observe you and come closer to help and minster to you. Grace changes the flow of men and circumstances. Holy success follows… Grace is more attractive than natural beauty. It cannot be bought with money or gold. It is reserved as a unique divine gift for the humble in Christ. It is not easy to kill your pride, but the Cross is able to do it. There is a fear that becoming humble men will take you for granted. This is true…but by the time the sunshine of grace will rise on you, the same men will have no other choice than to come back to you and declare that God loves you!
This is a question…what do you make of these words? Are you interested in them? Do you covet the best gifts from God? May your heart desire this exquisite jewel of all ages called the grace of God! Your life will never be the same again, I promise you…
Prayer points: Father God, help me to appreciate Your grace in my life! Holy Spirit, please give me favor with my husband! Lord Jesus, help me to be a woman of God! In Jesus name we pray, amen!