Friday, May 11
Today's reading: Esther 10:1-3
The final chapter of Esther highlights Mordecai. And honestly, when you look back at this book, Mordecai is as much a key player in saving the Jews as Esther. It was Mordecai that sent the challenging message to Esther telling her that perhaps she had been chosen as queen "for such a time as this." And those same words also applied to Mordecai because God had also placed him right where he was at this time for the specific purpose of saving the Jews.
Neither Esther nor Mordecai had any idea that they were going to be used by God in such a significant way. Yet because they had their eyes fixed on God and they trusted in Him, they were ready and willing to act and do what was necessary when they encountered situations that called for action.
If God were to ask you to move and do something out of the ordinary for Him today, are you ready? Take a minute to think about the phrase "for such a time as this" as it pertains to you personally. What is it that you can do--right now in your unique situation or circumstances--to serve God to the best of your ability, and in so doing, impact your family, neighborhood or city? Tami
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