Welcome to your evening coffee! May our Heavenly Father be our confidence to act on who He has made us to be, and what He has given to us in this life. Father, it is so easy to hold on to what we have instead of making good use of it for you. Please help us to obey you with all of who we are and all of what we have. It is scary sometimes, Father, to act, to risk, to step away from our comforts to obey you. In the name of Jesus, as you call us to act, make us able to act. Make us able to speak, to sing, to pray, to serve, to love. By your Son you have made us able. By your Spirit help us to obey. Amen.
Your Evening Song: "Who Am I?" by Needtobreathe
Your Evening Scripture: Esther 4:14
"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?”
Perhaps you are not a queen who has been called to your life to save your people. But like Mordecai called out to Esther, God daily calls out to us to make the most of what we have been given, our position, our time, our talents, our treasures, our influence, to please God.
No one is exempt. We all have been given some way, some thing, some influence that we can use to please God over ourselves.
How can you use what you have and who you are to please God? Can you give someone a ride to an appointment? Can you pray for someone there with them?
And if you're not sure what you can do, start with God. Simply ask Him to show you what He has made you to do. There will be some immediate risk, some momentary discomfort. But God always makes us able to do what He asks us to do. Leaving us without excuse. Leaving us full of courage and hope in all situations.
Let's be known as people who act,
wise and bold,
trusting in the one who made us
for such a time as this.