You exist for such a time as this! Jodie Niznik is on the show today diving deep into the stories of Esther and Jonah. While they endured wildly different circumstances and had distinctly singular callings, they were both appointed by God. They were placed in a certain time and space in history. God carried them through unique experiences and gave them specific gifts. Despite their opposite attitudes of willingness, their lives are proof of the great things we can accomplish when we follow God’s call.
Join us to learn that you too are uniquely equipped and called by God for a particular assignment in a specific time and place. Now you stand at a crossroads, and the choice is yours. Will you choose to boldly respond like Esther or will you fight your calling like Jonah? It’s time to take brave, bold steps forward into the life you long for!
“There’s a difference in law and grace. Law was for Old Testament times until Jesus came. Then when Jesus came He ushered in the law of love.”
“We are invited by God to live lives of purpose.”
“We serve such a great God. He is providing and preparing a way before we even know we need it.”
“Esther and Jonah were both called to save a people group, but they responded to their call very differently.”
“The best place to be is in obedience to God.”
“We have to understand what calling isn’t. Calling isn’t this huge once in a lifetime thing that if we miss it then the rest of our life isn’t worth anything.”
“Heeding to the Holy Spirit is a calling from God.”
“Callings change and grow and eb and flow because we are changing and growing and the world around us is changing and growing.”
“God’s voice sounds like love and our voice sounds like condemnation. If it sounds like love, assume it’s God.”
“The world tells us that success is the best measuring stick. God doesn’t measure that way.”
“Jonah is mad because it’s not the outcome he wanted.”
“When Esther said, ‘If I perish I perish,’ that was her releasing the outcome.”
“When we please God and we have done what He has asked us to do, the outcome is His.”
“God is a God of second, third, and hundreds more chances. Jonah does run away, but God pursues Him.”
“God loves you. He is pursuing you. His grace is sufficient for you.”
“Sometimes the callings we get may have passed. We can’t go back, but the next time we can say yes. God has so much work still left to do.”
“God is the unseen main character of our lives. He orchestrates circumstances for our good. But that doesn’t mean everything that happens to us is good.”
“What may be right for you is not what is always right for me.”
“I think we have a lot of ‘for such a time as this’ moments in our lifetime.”
“She invites the community in and declares her intentions to them, she fasts and prays, and then she goes.”
“Esther was patient to wait on the Lord and we can assume that because she was fasting and praying she was hearing from God.”
“Wait. Seek God’s will and timing.”
You can be a love offering by “making a relationship with the Lord your highest priority. Spend time with Him and know His voice, so that you can know where He is leading you. Any invitation He has for you is a love offering.”
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