Day Ten: Written by Pastor Cody Flickinger
Biblical Example: Esther 4
Daily Prayer Focus: City of Orlando
“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 your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV)
I think it can be easy to sometimes forget the importance of saying “Ok. I’m In.” and the actions that mirror it. In this passage, we see a perfect example of being reminded of the importance of being ALL IN. We can ask ourselves, “Why is it so easy for us to forget?” Put simply, we just don’t think we’re capable of being a part of the solution. We don’t think God has plans to use us on an individual level to change our city. As believers, we need to realize that this isn’t the truth.
The truth of the matter is that people’s salvations are attached to our obedience. When we make that “Ok. I’m in,” declaration, we’re agreeing to being chosen and used by God, and committing to living out God’s will for our lives.
Saying “Ok. I’m in.” isn’t just a one-time ‘yes’, but that also means we have to say ‘yes’ to things like fasting, praying, and putting others before ourselves. In Scripture, it says, “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the King, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:15-16 (NIV)
Today and everyday, let us say “yes” to whatever God has for us to reach the City of Orlando and those around us. Let us truly believe that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.