Thursday, March 27

God's Invisible but He isn't Absent

I was reading recently that the book of Esther is the only book in the Bible where God is never mentioned. In fact, many people over the years questioned whether it should even be included as one of the books of the Bible for that reason.

Esther is the story of how God used one woman to change the fate of an entire nation. Although God's name is not mentioned in this book you can certainly recognize His fingerprints on every page! The book of Esther shows the choice we make between seeing His hand in our circumstances in life and seeing things as merely coincidence. God's plans are never moved by the actions of evil men and women in our society. The silent love language our Father often uses to communicate directly to our spirit is illustrated in this book.

Esther proved to mirror a Godly and teachable character that exhibited incredible strength and awesome obedience. Esther was unique and this caused her to be elevated into the position of Queen. She certainly demonstrates to us that remaining respectful and humble even in difficult if not humanly impossible circumstances often set us up to be the vessel of untold blessing for both ourselves and others. She is a positive role model that can influence us with her repeated Godly attitudes in difficult positions. You won't read of any complaints or bad behavior on her part in this book. She often won the favor of those around her. That favor is what ultimately saved her people. By utilizing Esther's example of maintaining a positive attitude, united with humility and the determination of leaning on God and seeking His will and favor in our circumstances, you and I can also be granted the same favor. Who knows that God put us in such a position, for just such a time as this?

I am thankful today for a God who loves me and cares so much about me.

I am thankful for His plan for my life.

I am thankful that He is patient with me when I become impatient with Him!

I am thankful that He has placed me where I am at this season of my life.

I am thankful for His forgiveness and mercy and grace.

I am thankful for the gifts and talents He has blessed me with.

I am thankful that God is always there and always, always comes through for me in every situation this life places before me.

God is absolutely amazing. If you are struggling today with difficult circumstances just seek Him. He has all the answers even when we think there are no answers............
Thanks to Iris today for hosting TT.



  1. As've blessed my heart today!!!

    What an amazing example Esther is to our lives......thanks for the reminder...and I'll be heading read MORE about her.


  2. You're post really bless me today.
    Thank you for posting it.

  3. Your lovely heart always shines my friend, bless you.

  4. Happy TT to you!

    Wow,this was great, I love being reminded of God's love and faithfulness.

    Your song playing is awesome too.

    Have a blessed day♥

  5. Hi Deborah, I am late posting my T13 today...I love reading your thankful list.. you are such an inspiration to us.You had asked me on my Wordless Wednesday post if you could use the picture of the tornado??. It is fine to use anything from my blog you would like.. If you need me to email it to you, let me know.
    Hugs, Baba

  6. I love Chocolate not so sure about coffee. I like your post.
    This is my first Thankful Thursday. I am glad I came across your site. I will be back to visit again soon.

  7. Very sweet post and you have a lot to be thankful for. I love Esther, probably my favorite woman in the bible... but its so hard to pick just one.

  8. I love chocolate and coffee :-) So I had to come by and visit due to seeing the title of your page. However once here, I enjoyed much more and want to say a big God bless you for sharing as you did. I too thank God for placing me where I for such a time as this in my life. Be blessed,

  9. Hi Debbie,
    I thought for some reason that I had you on my blogroll, but realized today I didn't! (So I went and put you there...) I stop in and read are always an encouragement...

    It was nice to have chocolate and coffee with you today, especially since I'm on a 50 day Daniel Fast. (LOL!) I guess I had it with you "in spirit" though not in the flesh...yet.

    Many blessings to you...



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