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A Reversal of Destiny

Good Morning Princesses!

Just a brief announcement:

In-Person Class Session on Tuesday, January 22nd @6:00 pm- Stark Library, Innovation Center

1. A Reversal of Destiny Requires Faith, Hope, and Trust

If you have had a chance to read along, you should be in Chapter 8 in the book of Esther. At this point, our key villain has now exited stage left (literally), but there are still some key issues to take care of.  In her past session, Beth Moore used a description that becomes more apparent in Chapter 8. Known as a Reversal of Destiny or Reversal of Fortune, it’s when

God appoints or allows circumstances (often crises) in our lives to redirect our paths”.   Knute Larsen and Kathy Dahlen. “Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther” in The New American Commentary (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2005), page 350.

Let’s apply two more definitions:

Chiastic Structure: a reversal of structures to emphasize an overarching point.

Peripety: a sudden turn of events that reverses the expected or intended outcome… the hinge on which our reversal of destiny turns.

For example:

We don’t live to eat, we eat to live.”

To put this on the ground, we are at the beginning of a new year, 2019.  In looking back on your “so fars” can you recall a time when you thought you were headed one way and God through a circumstance or crises redirected your path another way? Hmm.., reversal of destiny. As you look back, did you trust God to direct your path? Were you anxious and prayerful? Did you put your hope in God? Recognizing that He alone is the author of your life?

Step up on the balcony for a minute...God sent His son, Jesus to reverse our destiny, to reverse our fortune. Born into sin, we have another way and that’s everlasting life because of God, because of Christ Jesus. (John 3:16) Because of love, Christ continues to seek us out.  

As you read Chapter 8 this week, focus on verses 1-10.  Notice a few items and jot them down for the following categories:

Reversal of Destiny- Mordecai & Esther

Reversal of Destiny- The Jewish people

2. Turn Around Activity

As you note these reversals from your reading, recall your own reversal or as Beth Moore cites, our turn around.  Here’s what you’ll need for the activity:

1. A piece of paper or note card

2. Pen

3. Tape

Turn Around #1

Write the following on one side of the paper/notecard:

It’s tough being a woman who feels responsible for the “how”

Then turn the card over and write out the following scriptures:

if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. 2 Peter 2:9

For He knows what we are made of,

remembering that we are dust. Isaiah 103:14

Turn Around #2

Write the following on one side of the paper/notecard:

It’s tough being a woman who can balance passion with patience.

Then turn the card over and write out the following scriptures:

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God.

All who wait patiently for Him are happy. Isaiah 30:18

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Post these two cards somewhere visible. Let them serve as a reminder of who God is- good, heavenly Father; why- because of love; what He wants for your life and how we should respond...trust/hope. Walk by faith princesses.

Oh, princesses of faith...remember 

Prayerempowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy.  Without prayer…  your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."

Closing Thoughts-

Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:

  • do things you couldn't;

  • feel things you didn't; and

  • know things you wouldn't.

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Please tell a friend. There's still time to join in!

See you at GO! on Tuesday, January 22, 2019,

Stark Library - Innovation Center-

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

New blog page coming soon!An upcoming special event, April 27, 2019 - a full announcement next week! THIS WEEK Winter GO! Session 8 ~ Esther, It's Hard Being A Women

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Lead, Serve and GO!  


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