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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For Such A Time As This?

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 137 - Esther 4:4 - For Such A Time As This - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 137 – Esther 4:4 – For Such A Time As This – 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)  

Your Instrument

Here I am. I am watching. I am waiting. I am ready to be used by you, as your instrument. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I will not hesitate. I will not make excuses. I will jump at the chance to serve you. Don’t think that you will have to wait too long. Don’t think that you will need to go too far. Why is that? I have placed you right where you are. You will have plenty of opportunities to serve me right here and right now. How will I know when and where and how you want to use me? If you are truly watching and waiting and ready to serve me, your opportunities to serve me will become quite obvious to you. Is that right? Yes, it is. I am so glad to hear that. Why is that? I thought maybe I had been set on the shelf. I thought maybe I would be of little use to you.  I thought maybe I had missed my time or lost my opportunity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing could be a more deceptive lie from the devil. I have been preparing you for my use. I have given you many gifts and talents and abilities with which you can serve me. I will use you to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. For that, I am so thankful. I have no greater desire than to be used by you. I want to go and do all that you ask of me. It will be my joy and pleasure to serve you. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. That is very good. But I must tell you something. What’s that? You already are being used by me. You have already been bearing fruit for my kingdom and bringing glory to my name. You are already going and doing what I have asked of you. Really? Yes, really. Be encouraged. Be lifted up. Be strengthened. That is such good news to hear. But be ready. Why is that? Greater opportunities for you to serve me are coming. Use every opportunity I give you. Make the best use of the time, that is coming to you. Don’t let any opportunity slip by you. Don’t let any opportunity go to waste. I won’t Lord. Help me to be faithful. Help me to say yes to everything you ask of me. You will have my help. I will work in and through you. You will accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. You will continue to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Thank you, Lord.

Lord, thank you for placing me right where I am. You have given me unique opportunities to serve you here and now. Help me to go and do all that you ask of me. Help me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Fruitfully use me in your service. Amen

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