Fight Like a Girl
Book of Esther and Amy Carmicheal
Defiance-don’t be a triack
Xerxes was displaying the wealth of his empire to solidify alliances
Vashti was holding a parallel banquet possibly to rival Xerxes
Her defiance was an example to women everywhere of rebellion towards their husbands
Application- don’t be rebellious
Beauty- cover girl ftw
Vashti was meant to be the King’s pride but she failsauced
Esther wasn’t looking for power but God appointed her
All things are blessings from God, use them for God
Application- hot girls serve others not themselves
How to use power/prayer
Haman used power to try to kill the Jews cuz he got dissed
Esther risked her life for her people
She was raised for ” a time such as this”
Application- look around and understand what your blessings mean
Amy Carmicheal- missionary to India
hated her brown eyes and wanted them to be blue, until she got to India
life devoted to working with children and those prosituted in temples
trained many missionaries through Donovar Fellowship
If I slip into the place that can be filled by Christ alone, making myself the first necessity to a soul instead of leading it to fasten upon Him, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If my interest in the work of others is cool; if I think in terms of my own special work; if the burdens of others are not my burdens too, and their joys mine, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If I wonder why something trying is allowed, and press for prayer that it may be removed; if I cannot be trusted with any disappointment, and cannot go on in peace under any mystery, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fellows hesitate to ask it and turn to someone else, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If I covet any place on earth but the dust at the foot of the Cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
That which I know not, teach Thou me, O Lord, my God.
Amy Carmichael, “Calvary Love,” from If, by Dohnavur Fellowship. Fort Washington, PA