Esther

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Esther is probably one of my favorite women in the Bible. Awhile back I studied the book of Esther using Beth Moore’s Esther Bible Study. It was well worth the time and money! I love learning about a woman who was taken well out of her comfort zone and chose to put her life on the line to save something that was so dear to her. It is a beautiful story of God’s redemption and His ability to give you the  tools needed to do whatever He calls you to do.

As I started to study her story in-depth and learn about her character and boldness I had this deep desire to teach it to my children and especially my daughters. I wanted them to learn about choosing what is right no matter what it costs you. To learn to trust that God’s hand is in anything, and as long as you are obeying His voice you will be taken care of and blessed.

Since Nate had read them Bible stories at bedtime since before they could remember, they know a lot of them by heart. They actually know the stories of the Minor Prophets better than I do. They can tell you a lot of them but there aren’t always able to tell you the take home message. So for the next step, Nate and I have tried to start teaching them how they can apply the stories to their own lives. The Bible is a manual that shows us how to maneuver through life. We can learn character traits from them, the ones we should have and the ones we should avoid. If we start showing our children how to use it when they are young, they will be able to conquer the world!

Today we are going to give you a printable to share with your kids about Esther. We will learn about the character traits that she possessed and how she allowed God to use her to do mighty things. Throughout the year we will give you more character studies on different people in the Bible. Feel free to use them as they are or to use them as a basis to start your own study on the individuals. There are so many things you can learn about each person; do not limit yourself to the ideas and traits we focused on.

Printable:  | PDF_Picture  Esther   |

We want to hear from you!  What do you most admire about Esther?  How can you apply her story to your life?

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