NEW DEVO WRITTEN BY GLORIA ROBLES
What follows is an excerpt from our latest daily devotional, written by IFA Contributing Writer Gloria Robles. God revealed truth for intercessors through the lives of Daniel, Esther, and Moses. Click the image to sign up for this 5-day email series.
These past couple of months I have found myself praying more, reading and studying the Word more. The days we are in have had me seeking to know God more. I believe times of crisis lead people to Jesus. I am seeing more and more of that on my social media timelines.
Recently, the Lord highlighted three biblical figures while I was reading the Bible, asking me to take some time to study their lives. He highlighted Daniel, Esther, and Moses. As I studied their lives, I found some common threads and lessons I believe we can learn from in times such as these.
Daniel had a spirit of excellence. His character really stands out more than anything else. Do you believe that character matters? God does. Did you know that God would rather you have godly character, than be anointed and have no character? Yes, it matters.
Esther’s life was marked by her obedience. She was many things, but her obedience stands out, especially in light of her precarious circumstances. Many of us will not obey under circumstances we didn’t ask for, but not Esther. Her obedience saved many lives.
Moses’ life was marked by a deep relationship with God. He didn’t care that the people spoke of stoning him. He didn’t fixate on all the signs, wonders, and miracles God did. He fixed his eyes on the God of the miracles. All Moses wanted was to know God more.
Each person had a difficult story surrounding their lives, but are not remembered for their past. Their lives are marked with persecution, but also with intercession. They made history. They made the Hebrews’ hall of faith (Hebrews 11). Moses is mentioned by name. Daniel, although not mentioned by name, is mentioned when it says their faith “shut the mouth of lions.” Although Esther is not mentioned, I believe she is one of the many in Hebrews 11:32 where it says “it would take too long to recount the stories.” A captive, an orphan, and a shepherd, three unlikely heroes and yet each has been recorded in the Bible for us today. If God could use a captive, an orphan, and shepherd, what can do with your life?
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