Are you running your life, or does your life just seem to happen?

If you listen to Christians talk, you might think they believed the latter. They will tell you about a sovereign God who is working out his plan in history. They will tell you that we are saved by grace, not by our own efforts or merit. You might be led to think that Christians ride in the passenger seat of their life, not in the driver's seat.

While we definitely do believe in a sovereign God, and in salvation by grace, we also believe that we are meant to lead proactive lives. In particular, there are times in all lives when we are called to be resourceful, to use our abilities for the benefit of ourselves and those around us.

In our sermon this Sunday we will look at the story of Esther, the Jewish Queen of Persia who took action to save her people. In the midst of a crisis, Esther asked to consider if perhaps she was made "for such a time as this." Like Esther, there will be times when we discern that we are called to be resourceful and take charge.

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