I am really enjoying studying the Book of Esther with my new Bible study group. She was so brave, even though she knew she could be put to death for her actions. She fasted and prayed for her people and God protected her. Even though God is not mentioned in this book, His fingerprints are all over the story. He is always there for those who believe 24/7. That is such a comfort to me.
Our challenge this week is to fast and make time to pray for someone. My choice is to fast from the Internet tomorrow and use that time with God. I have wanted to make prayer cards, a specific journal to keep track of verses, and cut out a charity quilt, but lately I have let the computer become a major time suck. My SIL and I have discussed the good vs. the bad of computerland so many times. The First Commandment says, "I am the Lord your God. You will have no other gods, but Me."
142) My sight
143) Devotional books that keep me focused
146) Warmth from the sun on my face
147) The guests who come to the soup kitchens
See you Friday!