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The Surprising Results of Submission

Submission.  It’s not a very popular word in our society.  Normally we think of someone giving up their will in deference to one with more power.  More recently it seems it’s come to mean someone giving in against their will.  Webster’s defines it as “humbly obedient, ceasing to offer resistance, to defer to another’s wishes.”  Even those definitions don’t sound as bad as the word itself – “submission.”  At least that’s how I felt.

Then I began to learn a simple saying, but a difficult lesson:  “The way we submit to our leaders on earth is the way we submit to God.” (Rabbi Kirt Schneider)  Hmm, how am I at submission?  (more…)


Availability vs. Ability

Image6Have you ever felt God asking you to do something for which you know you’re not talented or maybe not qualified?  No doubt Esther felt this way when Mordecai instructed her to speak to the king about saving her kinsman.  Esther’s obvious gift was in her beauty, her speaking of political matters with the king was never a thought.  In fact she hadn’t even had an audience with him in a month, and then only at his request. A person could be sentenced to death for approaching the king without his summons.

Esther’s asking the king to save the Jewish people must have seemed ludicrous.  There must have been a mistake in translating Mordecai’s message or in Mordecai’s understanding of God’s will.  (more…)


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