Don’t Forget to Listen in Prayer

God sends us one wayMordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed.  If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?   – Esther 4:13-14

There is a 2002 movie called ‘Signs’ which starred Mel Gibson.  It is the story was of a minister who has turned against God because of the tragic circumstances in his life: the accidental death of his wife, a career ending injury to his brother, a sickly child, and so much more that he doesn’t understand.  In the last 10 minutes of the movie, his realization that all these terrible things have, in fact, prepared him for a single moment, saves the lives of his family.

The same type story appears in the Old Testament book of Esther.  The same story may be culminating in your life.  Prayer is a two-way conversation with God.  Be open to all that He sends you, so that you’ll be ready to act when your moment materializes – Don’t miss it!

 Lord, help me listen in our conversations. 

Let me see the signs You place along the way and take them on faith,

knowing that You will lead me safely home.

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