Will you respond to God's call on your life?
September 9, 2009
"For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place…."
Did you know that if you and I refuse to let God use us, he will raise up others to use for his glory? It's true. God always has people who are prepared to respond to him. That's exactly what Mordecai says to Esther, his niece, in today's verse.
Regarding her opportunity to be used by God to save the Jews, Mordecai says, "God will choose someone else to use if you do not allow him to use you."
But where Esther is concerned, God didn't have to raise up another! In fact, Esther responded with amazing courage and conviction, saying, "If I perish, I perish." Steadfast in her faith, Esther was willing to die for her people so that she might accomplish the purposes of God.
Let me ask you something very important today. What are you willing to die for? This is an important question because what you are willing to die for is what you will be willing to live for. So let me ask it another way. What are you willing to live for?
Don't miss the opportunity to live for God and to be used by him. God wants to do amazing things in your life if you will let him.
WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO LIVE FOR?
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