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Drawing Closer to God: For Such A Time as This

By Susie Edgar

“Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).

God has placed His children, wherever we are at this moment, in the midst of a battle — a huge conflict involving good versus evil. Esther was faced with such a time and her decision became an example for us to follow.

Esther, a Jew, was raised by her cousin, Mordecai after her parents’ death. When she was made Queen of Persia, she had no idea that God would give her the opportunity to save her people. Her Jewish nation had been put into a position to be killed by the Kings degree. Mordecai told Esther, “Who knows if you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

The first thing she did was fast and pray, then she asked all the Jews to do the same. What a great first step! They were very grateful for Esther’s response to Mordecai’s plea to think not just of herself but her people as well. As a result, she glorified God, and many lives were spared.

When God asks us to do something, we stand at a crossroads, a crisis of belief. We sometimes believe we are not able to accomplish what God has asked us to do. The question is, will we do it or will we refuse? Often, we have only minutes or maybe seconds to decide our direction before the opportunity is gone. God will find someone to do His will if we don’t. If we choose to allow God to work through us, the blessings will be above and beyond our imagination. Our faith will increase, and God will be glorified. That’s the goal.

How many souls will be spared in our culture if we choose to step up and do a service for the Lord? Don’t give up on our nation. Remember, we have God on our side. We must pray, fast and humble ourselves before our God for deliverance. Never doubt that God is in control.

Since God has chosen to work through His people, we have been given all we need to accomplish great things for His glory. God is always working around us. He invites us to become involved in what He is doing. Listen carefully to His voice. To miss a kingdom assignment because we’ve become too caught up in our own personal kingdom is one of the greatest tragedies we could ever face.

Never forget — God sees, and God will answer!

Lord, help us to be willing to obey and glorify you when we sense your direction. In your Son’s name we pray. Amen.

— These articles are shared via the National WMA web page blog that can be accessed at nationalwma.org/blogs

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