It is a matter of stewardship–recognizing that what God gives me (talent, health, opportunity, friendship) is not for selfish purpose but for service.  “Who knows whether you have attained to royalty for such a time as this” says Mordecai to Esther. (Esther 4:14)  He begs her to consider the underlying purpose of God in the events of her life.(including the tragedies).  Her status and station are for something.  Do we ever stop to view our own lives through the same filter?  Is life just a succession of coincidences?  Or, has God given us “talents” (cf Matt 25) and experiences that give unique opportunities for Kingdom service?  “I am a debtor” said the Apostle Paul in the classic New Testament expression of this idea.  What God has given me is a “gift” that I am obligated to “use”.  What would life be like, how would we pray, if we felt the same?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. As usual, so very applicable to my life (amazing sermon Sunday BTW). As I drove to work today, my prayer was God these are Your hands, Your feet, Your mouth, Your heart. Who are we going to touch/rescue today? (The harvest is plentiful and the workers few…my experience is that if you “sign up” He will use you right away, sometimes so fast your head spins). As soon as I walked into work someone started sharing some very deep stuff with me. Although I often pray for her/share with her about the One who is the answer, she is not yet a believer. If anyone of you who reads this is led to and will intercede for us, I would greatly appreciate it. I need wisdom/obedience and she needs a receptive heart. Thanks! I cannot wait to see what He is going to do.

  2. This looks like it is going to be interesting – coincidence or providence and stewardship. I’m anxious to read more.

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