Esther 8:15-17 (NIV)
The Triumph of the Jews
15 When Mordecai left the king’s presence, he was wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. 16 For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor. 17 In every province and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them.
- List what you feel is the enemy’s plans against you
- List any accusations others might me leveling at you
- Ask God to handle the “Hamans” in your life
I had every intention of putting down a first and last and security on a house that is rent to own. Previously, I was tricked into a car that I didn’t want. This car as I’m pricing houses, had the transmission go out yesterday!! God has been with me every step, knowing the future (because He is already living in the future) and preparing timely transportation with co-workers and friends. I now have to buy a new car and my house money is now car money. I now have to stay where I am at. Not exactly ideal. Finances are super tight. As far as others leveling at me accusations, well, all I can say is I’m sure there are. Actually I’d be a little upset if there wasn’t. (Matthew 5:10-11) (Psalm 35:19-20) (Isaiah 54:17) (Proverbs 11:9) I have had a “pastor” shun me to my face. I was like dang is the freezer door open? I’ve listened to pastors talk about being offended. Most recently I thought, HECK YES!!! The twist to that is this….. they aren’t talking about themselves (if it applies). Everyone is a “know-it-all” and that is correct. I KNOW, I USED TO BE ONE!!! It took many months of diligent, agonizing, painful teachings for me to see that when I first met Shane. Until one day I asked God to help me UNDERSTAND!!! Like Saul, I physically felt the scales fall from my eyes. I fell to my knees and started just balling. I was so broken, I was so upset at what I had put Shane through as he kept trying to tell me and guide me because of his unconditional love for me. Most of all, because I had been in wrong doctrine therefore I was hurting God the Father and Jesus. Though, I had always sought after God and was in the Word. My UNDERSTANDING and DISCERNMENT and KNOWLEDGE of the Word was off. I have always been starving for the TRUTH, and asked for it daily. So God brought Shane and I together so that I may know the TRUTH. Is it in the Bible? Best way to know the Truth. Is what you’re hearing in the Word of God? Either directly or by example (like a situation)?
Dear Heavily Father, I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ. I thank You Father, thank You Jesus, for giving me VICTORY through You and by You. In all of my trials and transgressions and attacks from the enemy. Father, I ask that You take care of all these situations. Lord, I ask You to fight my battles and keep me safe. You never fail God, You never leave Jesus. Your Word does not return void. Father, take of anyone who is trying to discredit what You are doing and who You are in my life, the messages that You give through me. God, ALL honor, power, glory, praise, and worship is Yours, is Yours Jesus. I do not want any of it. It’s only You God, for I am nothing without You. I thank You for knowing every need, every want, and every desire of mine and my kids. You know what is going on in my life whether I can I see it or not. Thank You for VICTORY. I trust, love, and worship you Father, You Jesus. All this I ask and seek in the Holy and Righteous name of Jesus Christ. AMEN