"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Finally doing the Beth Moore Esther study that I never got to in Zambia, for obvious reasons. Anyway, here are some quotes from one of the sessions (2) that struck me:

-you are never so attacked as when God has taken you out-put you on wilderness path to where you are going, but you aren’t there yet.

-the Enemy goes after the defenseless when the strong are weak.
God was upset with the Amalakites who had attacked the Israelites who were in the rear while in the wilderness. God basically said you must not fear me enough to go after my children when they are weary and frazzled, so I am not only going to destroy you, “I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven”. (Ex. 17:14) Haman (from the book of Esther) was a presumed Amalekite, a descendant of Agag, the king whom Saul did not destroy as God told him to in 1 Samuel 15. Mordecai incidentally was a descendant of King Saul. In Ex. 17: 16 it says that “the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.” I don’t know about you-but to me this says don’t mess with my people, especially when they are already weak!

-there is nothing meaner than a coward

-whenever you have God on your side, you’re a majority

-coming in contact with a mean girl brings out your own mean girl. This unfortunately is also too true! When someone is being mean to you, when you are backed into a corner, all you want to do is lash back at them!

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