Posted by: StrongStakes | January 13, 2009

Defining Moment

During last night’s study we read Mordecai’s response to his cousin, Queen Esther, when she balked at approaching the king of Persia uninvited:  “… who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b).

The lyrics to Newsong’s “Defining Moment” seem like a modern-day equivalent:

There comes a time in every heart, a time of real decision,
when we reach the point of choosing how we will live our lives.
All our hopes, all our dreams, will rise up from that moment;
the moment we surrender and choose to follow Christ.
He’s been waiting all our lives to hear us say:

“I am yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way.”

When you believe He’s all you need,
that will be your defining moment.
As you live your life, walking in His
light, trusting Him completely,
that will be, that will be your defining moment.

All I have, all I am, is resting in His promise;
the promise that He’ll make me everything that I should be.
I will live, I will die, for the cause He’s set before me,
to take this love inside my heart for all the world to see.

All of heaven celebrates when they hear someone say:

“I am yours, Lord, take my hand and lead the way.”

His amazing grace is such a mystery,
how in an instant it can make your life complete.

The next time we encounter a “defining moment,” let’s remember the courage of Queen Esther, then choose to follow Christ!

~ tr

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