STAND UP

Journal Entry by Geoff Allen

S – Esther 4:14 (NLT)
14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”

O – Observation
Mordecai reminded Esther that though the fate of God’s people rested in God and not in her, her own fate depended on her own faithfulness to God. Esther needed the courage and wisdom to see that she was made Queen for just such a time as this.

A – Application
God promotes us or puts us in a place for a reason and we need the courage and wisdom to see that reason and to walk in it. (David Guzik). In Revelations 3:20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” The key to opening the door is to first hear his voice the rest will follow.

P – Prayer
Lord help me hear your voice calling and give me the courage and wisdom to be your person right where I am.