What do I think is the lesson this post brings out from the Book of Esther? Lots of us pray for a revival. Then we wonder why a revival does not happen. I think we forget where a revival begins. Before God will hear our prayers, we must humble ourselves and admit our own need for our Lord’s love, wisdom, and strength. Before we pray for others, we must each repent and pray for the revival of our own faith.
Today I want us to look at another Old Testament story to see what happens when we Recalculate Our Heart To Move In The Direction Of God’s Heart. If You Can Remember Only One Thing, This Is It:
God Is Looking For People Who Will Live Each Moment As If They Were Born Such A Time As This—Because You Are.
Today it’s the story of Esther. It’s around 470 BC in Persia. King Xerxes is throwing a wild party for the
leading men of his nation. On a drunken
whim, the king orders his wife, Queen Vashti, to come and parade herself before
all his guests. She refuses, creating
panic among the men: What if their wives
heard about it and followed her example? Terrified at the prospect of such a thing,
they convince the king to get rid of Queen Vashti. But the king gets lonely. Seeing his…
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