You Remain Silent

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - Esther 4:14 - You Remain Silent - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – Esther 4:14 – You Remain Silent – Growing As Disciples

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV)

A Time Such As This

Is this a special time? Have you been preparing me for a time such as this? That’s a very good question. Do you have an answer for me? What do you think? I’m not sure. Can you imagine what I want you to do? I’m guessing that you want me to always live with these questions. That’s a very good guess. You want me to think about what you want me to say and do at this time and in every moment of my life. There is not a time or moment when you don’t want me to be ready to speak and to act. You will continually give me things to say and do for you. Yes, I will. There are no times that aren’t special to you. All the time you have given to me is to be used for your kingdom and glory. Yes, I do want you to be ready to serve me at all times. Don’t ever think that you are off duty. I get that.

You must also know that I will be teaching and training and preparing you for special times of ministry. You will not know what is coming next. You will not know how I will use you. You must trust that I will use you. You must believe that I have been preparing you. I will use one thing after another to prepare you for what I will give you to say and do for me. You must not lose heart while you wait for the opportunities that I will give to you. Keep a watchful eye open. Give a listening ear to what you hear. Be ready and willing to serve me. Don’t run ahead of me. Don’t lag behind me. Follow me to where I lead you. Don’t shrink back when your opportunity to serve me unfolds before you. Remember that I have been teaching you. Remember that I have been training you. Remember that I have been preparing you for “a time such as this”. You will be able to look back and see and know how I have made you ready. I will have made everything to fall in place so that you can go and serve me. Make sure that you are ready and willing to say yes to me when your calling for “a time such this” is upon you. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, thank you for preparing me for the role in which you have placed me. I will watch and wait and listen so that I will know what you have given me to say and do for you. Use me to bless others as I bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

Key Question…  How has the Lord uniquely prepared you for the role in which He has placed you?

Living It Out…  Watch and wait and listen to the Lord so that you will know what He has given you to say and do for Him.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will give you things to say and do for Him.

Get Ready To Share…   Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has used you to uniquely bless the lives of others.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you fulfill the role that God has given you by speaking the words he gives you.

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Such A Time As This

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 72 - Such A Time As This - Can These Bones Live? - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 72 – Such A Time As This – Can These Bones Live? – Growing As Disciples

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:12-14 (NIV)

Use Me

I have brought you to this place. I have put you in this position. I have you right where I want you. I’m not sure that I am understanding what you are saying to me. What are you saying to me? I want to use you right now. I want to use you right where you are. This is your time. This is the place. This is the time and place for what? This is the time and place for you to be a witness for me in the world. This is your time to be of service to me. Don’t say that you are not ready. Don’t think that you are not adequately prepared. You could always say that. You could always think that. It is a trick and a trap. With that line of thinking you will never be ready and fully prepared. Wouldn’t that be a tragedy? What’s that? Wouldn’t it be a tragedy if you never took a step of faith to go and do what I asked of you? Wouldn’t it be a disaster if you never allowed me to use you because you thought you were not ready and fully prepared. I could say this to you, you are like a baby eaglet that I want to kick out of the comfort of the nest. You will never be called an eagle until you learn to soar with me. Is that a metaphor that you can understand? Yes, I understand. Do you want to soar with me? Do you want to go and do what I ask of you? Do you want to be of service to me? Do you want to be a witness for me in the world? Do you want to bear fruit for my kingdom? Do you want to bring glory to my name? Imagine this, one day from heaven we will look back over your life. Would you like to hear me say, “Well done good and faithful servant?” Would you like to know that you went and did what I asked of you? That is the desire of my heart. Yes Lord, use me right now, right where I am. Yes, I will. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, I know that you have brought me to this place. You have put me in this position. I know that you want both the conduct of my life and the words of my mouth to be a bold witness for you. Help me to take a step of faith you. I am at your service. Use me now. Amen

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