“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
This is my life verse. It is the verse that I come back to time and time again – especially when I am uncertain of things around me. I love so much about this precious reminder – that each of us has been granted permission to go before the King of kings.
Because of Jesus, we have been grafted into the family of God. Just as we read yesterday, we are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people who belong to God. We are royalty. And our voices have value.
Unlike Esther – who did not know how her presence would be received – we can know that our presence is always welcomed before our King.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
When we pray, our voice is heard in heaven. Often times, when I am praying by myself, I
picture myself dressed in a white royal gown, kneeling before my King in the throne room of heaven – all the angels watching. Something about this image adds humility and boldness to my prayers. Something about knowing I am accepted – invited – gladdens my heart and brings tears to my eyes.
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 (ESV)
Your prayers are heard in heaven, dear child, and the Father loves to hear your voice. With thanksgiving in your heart, present your request to God. Your voice has value.
Spend some time today visualizing what it looks like to converse with God. Perhaps your image is different than mine. That’s okay! Your relationship with God should be different – it’s personal and intimate. With that vision in your mind, spend some time conversing with Him today.
Read Psalm 66. Take some time to journal on all the Lord has done for you. Rejoice in His goodness and sing of His praises!
Associate Pastor, Lifegate Women