Monday, September 22, 2014



Meditate with Power!


It Is Over, Or Is It?


Esther 5:14  “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made.


Meditate on God’s Word!  There will always be evil in the world and evil people that may try to hurt, harm or even destroy you.  God is greater than anything or anyone who is trying to stop God’s work through your life. Then an amazing thing happened, driven by the hand of God. That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. And it was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, the doorkeepers who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. Then the king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” And the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.” Esther 6:1-3

Just at the right moment God steps in. The very man, Haman, who was trying to destroy God’s child, Mordecai, learns a very hard lesson. Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry, take the robe and the horse, as you have suggested, and do so for Mordecai the Jew who sits within the king’s gate! Leave nothing undone of all that you have spoken.” 11 So Haman took the robe and the horse, arrayed Mordecai and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!” Esther 6:10-11

Haman’s evil plan is turned back by God because God always wins. Then again Esther is once again asked by the king what does she desire. So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. And on the second day, at the banquet of wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!” Esther 7:1-2

Evil will always resist God’s plan and will and there will be some short term advances against God but in the end God always wins. Trust God’s plan for your life today, He always wins!  No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17

Sunday, September 21, 2014



Meditate with Power!


God’s Timing for Deliverance!


Esther 5:3  And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!”


Meditate on God’s Word!  It appeared the right timing for Esther to just ask the king for what she had been asked to do, to save the Jewish people from destruction. However, she waited.  So Esther answered, “If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, that he may do as Esther has said.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet that Esther had prepared. Esther 5:4-5

So instead of asking for immediate deliverance she asked for the king to come to a banquet with the enemy who wanted to destroy them, Haman. At the first banquet an amazing thing happened. The king gave Esther the same response and she delayed her answer one more time.  At the banquet of wine the king said to Esther, “What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!”Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this: If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.” Esther 5:7-8

Their enemy Haman was so confident that he decided to have Mordecai killed. Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.”And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made. Esther 5:14

God gave Esther incredible courage, wisdom and strength to wait for just the right timing to ask the king for the protection her people needed. Perhaps our lesson for today is if God hasn’t delivered you yet from your situation, be patient and wait on God to do what only God can do. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14 God hasn’t abandoned you in your time of need but God is preparing you for a victory that all will know that it was by the hand of God, not by your efforts, so God will receive the glory!

Saturday, September 20, 2014



Meditate with Power!


Doing God’s Will!


Esther 4:16  ”And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”


Meditate on God’s Word!  It is the most absolutely exciting thing that can happen to you in your life when you do what God wants you to do, period. You become energized, alive and full of confidence when you move in the direction that God wants you to move. So the moment of truth has arrived and Esther goes as God directed. Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. Esther 5:1

Then she steps forward to the king. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter. Esther 5:2 She found favor with the king because God moved the heart of the king to show Esther favor. What if Esther had never gone to the king because she was afraid of her life.  She never would have received the blessing from God through the king because she obeyed.  And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!” Esther 5:3

You may not receive up to half of the kings riches if you go but you will receive God’s blessing, peace and strength for obeying His Word and His voice to you today. Let God’s Word encourage you today as you move in the direction that God is calling you to move to today!   My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:16

Friday, September 19, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Accepting God’s Will!


Esther 4:14   Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Meditate on God’s Word!  What a wonderful lesson for all of us to learn about accepting our situation in life. Esther had no idea that God would use her, if she decided to just say yes. The prospect of death was imminent to anyone who was not summoned by the king. “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Esther 4:11

Certain death for obeying God, what would you do? The Apostle Paul often faced beating, imprisonments and much suffering in his life to share the message of Jesus. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city,in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 2 Corinthians 11:24-27

No matter what happened to him in life, he didn’t blame God but knew that God allowed these things in order for Paul to learn to trust God in all things. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 

Esther found the same strength as Paul did because she trusted in God to give her the strength and courage she needed to move forward.  Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:16 Perhaps today God is calling you to accept what He is calling you to do. It might be just staying where you are or it might be to move somewhere else or perhaps to accept a situation that you are not pleased with. Let God strengthen you today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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God’s Grace, Will You Go?


Titus 2:11   For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.


Meditate on God’s Word!  You never might know why God moved you from the home, job or position you had in your life. Perhaps it was to do a work for the Lord that only you could do or to talk to that person that only you could talk to. God sends us to places we don’t always know why until one day we realize that we have been called for such a time as this! God placed a young woman in an unlikely place to go to speak to someone she could never approach unless it had been by the hand of God. And Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the king’s treasuries to destroy the Jews. He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people. Esther 4:7-8

Esther was placed into the kings court because of her physical beauty but God placed her there for His purpose and plan. She was candidly and purely afraid to go. Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a command for Mordecai: 11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days.” 12 So they told Mordecai Esther’s words. Esther 4:10-12

Mordecai knew that God was going to use someone to save His people and if she said no, God would use someone else. So he asked her the most candid and most important question that perhaps God is asking you today.  And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14 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 4:13-14 Don’t ask God why today but ask God who do you want me to speak to today and accept that God has you exactly where He wants you to be today! Will you go? Will you speak for God today?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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Open Our Eyes!


2 Kings 6:19-20  “Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.” And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and there they were, inside Samaria!


Meditate on God’s Word!  How merciful, gracious and wonderful our God is toward mankind and to us. In this story Elisha could easily have had these men, who were pursuing him killed.   Now when the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, “My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them?” 22 But he answered, “You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.” 23 Then he prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel. 2 Kings 6:21-23 

Instead Eisha spared their lives, much as God has shown us mercy.  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7

God hates evil but it is the character of God to forgiven, to heal, to restore and to show grace. God has called us out of the darkness and into the light to be a special people who also show God’s mercy and God’s grace.  For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself Hisown special people, zealous for good works. Titus 2:11-14

Open our eyes Lord to the great work that you have called us to do and the instrument of grace you have called us to be, in Jesus name!

Monday, September 15, 2014


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Never Alone!


I Kings 19:18  Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  You are never alone, no matter how dark the circumstances appear to be in life. When God has you moving somewhere to share His Word with others, He always has resources that we are not aware of there to support us. God’s resources are more than we can imagine or even see as Elisha’s servant found out when and Elisha were surrounded by a hostile army.  Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 2 Kings 6:14-15

The servant was frightened until Elisha asked God to open his eyes.  So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-18

God has promised us His protection when we are doing God’s will and God’s work until our work is completed. Elisha showed such great mercy that even the men who came to capture or even kill them were shown the mercy of God.   Now Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, nor is this the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” But he led them to Samaria. 20 So it was, when they had come to Samaria, that Elisha said, “Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.” And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and there they were, inside Samaria! 2 Kings 6:19-20

Perhaps today is a good day to remember the grace and mercy of God that was shown to you, for you to extend to someone else. Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:12-14

Remember you are never alone, move ahead in full confidence knowing that God is around, beside, above and in you! Then show God’s mercy and grace to someone else today the way that God has extended to you!