God Is Counting On You
July 5 - Devotion
Queen Esther must use her influence to save Jewish people from Mr. Haman who has vouched to destroy them. Mordecai walked up to Esther and challenge her to use her rare God-given opportunity to save her people. Esther must not fail, Mordecai warned. He said,
“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).
Christians must remember to honor God with their positions since he is counting on them. As his trusted servants, we (believers) must do whatever we have in the capacity to satisfy God's will. The Creator will be happy to see that we do not fail him because he will bless us in return. However, he has replacements for insolent children, he will displace people who dare to disobey him, and replace them with a better choice. Therefore, all Christians must give due honor to God and serve him with the best effort.
Dear God, please help me to serve you well and give you due honor. Do not let me take you for granted and don't let me abuse my opportunity. Help me to utilize my God-given grace to bolster efforts that will glorify your name in every ramification of life. Please don't let me fail you so that I can be worthy of your blessing always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.