9-6-14 For Such a Time as This

“There is no greater calling than to be a preacher of the Gospel,” cried the preacher during chapel services to us students in Bible College.  That statement is true, yet I have come to look at that idea a little differently. We can all be preachers of the Gospel, yet not be a pastors or evangelists. 

“There is no greater calling than to be exactly in the center of God’s will for your life,” is my version of such a statement.  The idea is that if God has called a person to be an elected servant in our government, then that is what he/she should do.  God can place he/she in a position “for such a time as this.” God may place a person as a worker in a company to be a voice for “such a time as this.”  God could move someone to be a volunteer in an organization to stand for what is right at “such a time as this.” An example is, God had Paul and Silas arrested and placed in jail for “such a time as this” in order that the jailer to hear the Gospel. 

If I am exactly where God wants me to be, then I am here for a reason.  I am to be his spokesperson wherever I am.  He allowed Parkinson’s in my life for “such a time as this.” One aspect is that God has allowed me to live in this day and age in order for me to post devotionals on the internet for “such a time as this.” 

My thought today is to be sure that I am Biblically right with God and thus in the center of His will.  With that in mind, I am to be a preacher of the Gospel in my circle of influence. I am to be what God wants me to be for “such a time as this.”

“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14. 

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