Purpose,  Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – You’re Here for a Purpose

Daily Devotion - You're Here for a Purpose

We touched on the story of Esther yesterday, and if you’re at all familiar with the story, you might know this verse:

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 4:4, KJV)

Esther wasn’t at the palace for any other reason than to glorify God, and Mordecai knew that. He pointed out her divine purpose by saying, “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” In other words, why else would you be there?

We tend to forget that, when we’re caught up in the hoopla of everyday life. We seem to forget that there’s a reason we’re here. It’s not just a feel-good journey through faith. There’s a point to all of this, and so we need to be ready to answer His call.

If we don’t, help will surely arise from another place, but in the process, we miss out on the blessings that come to those who courageously allow God to use them.

Maybe we’re not like Esther. Perhaps our lives aren’t quite as extreme or dramatic. And yet, we’re given a similar choice to deny ourselves and to take up our cross day after day.

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23, KJV)

“If I perish, I perish,” she says in chapter 4 verse 16.

She knew that living for God meant dying to self, and that’s the choice she was willing to make.


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Tilling the Soil

Read Esther Chapter 4.

Planting Hope

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 4:4, KJV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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