Honest Request

Re:Verse passage – Esther 7:3-7 (day five)

“While they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “Tell me what you want, Queen Esther. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”

Have you ever been asked a question like this from someone who could in fact completely answer and deliver on the promise connected to it?  Anything? Everything?  Queen Esther shows great wisdom and patience in her response. (Actually the second time she has been asked by the king). Made her think and process what she wanted, needed, what she was desperate to request. Separates the urgent from the important and the temporal from the long lasting. Her answer/request ends up being bigger than herself- her people and their lives.

Reminds me of Jesus’ words in Luke 18. “What do you want me to do for you?”

How would you answer Jesus’ question?  How would that sound in your prayers?  Can you say the words of an honest and desperate request?  Would they be all about you or something larger and longer?  Ask, seek, and knock for the Lord is listening and inviting an honest conversation and request!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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