Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Today Reminder - 27 November 2013 (Day 19 - A Life of Change)

A reminder for today
Mordecai the Jew became the prime minister, with authority next to that of King Xerxes himself. He was very great among the Jews, who held him in high esteem, because he continued to work for the good of his people and to speak up for the welfare of all their descendants. (Esther 10:3)

How are you my friend and how was your day yesterday? I am amazed at how the Lord is working in my life and how He is doing wonderful things for our family. The Lord blessed us with a beautiful new home with enough space for our kids and He has blessed us so much in our work and taking us beyond our challenges and just unfolded His love over our family. I am once more in place where I just want to praise His name and worship Him for all the good that came out of all the bad the enemy brought over our lives. I am humbled by His mercy and grace as I write to you today. As we look at the lives of Mordecai and Esther and how God used them to save the lives of many, I realise that we are so easily blinded by the enemy so that we miss out on life and changing life.

You can clearly see a life of change in both Mordecai and Esther’s history. In this last verse there are once more a few things we need to take with us as we journey towards change and especially as we are heading for Christmas. 

One: Mordecai became prime minister – God took Mordecai and gave him this position so that he could look after the welfare of his people. God has placed you in your position so that you can look after His work. You see God is working with people all around you and when they realise that you are His follower and that you are an example of His love and grace, they will seek your advice or learn from your way of life.

Two: He was great among the Jews – This is what God wants you to remember. He wants you to know that you will be great among the people for your life will change other and save lives. 

Three: He was held high in esteem – Living a life for Jesus and seeking to bring about change will make people hold you high in esteem for God is with you and they will soon realise this as God will lift you up to where you are needed the most.

Four: He continued to work for the good of his people – Living a life of change is surely not a once off/once in while thing. It is an everyday thing. We must strive to live in such a way that Jesus will be visible in our lives each and every day and in each and every moment.

Five: He spoke up for the welfare of all their descendants – Do not keep what is in your heart a mystery, but speak up about it and let the people know that you follow Jesus and that you are a Christian. To speak up about what you believe in is to honour God. In your perseverance you will see God’s work and in His work you will see miracles. Don’t give up. You are not alone in this battle.

To live a life of change is no easy task, but living that out in this time of the year is so important. We are about to celebrate the essence of our religion so don’t let the enemy try and steel God’s glory by trying to take away the real reason for Christmas. Come and let is not celebrate a bearded man in a red suit, but let us celebrate a saviour. Let us celebrate the change that His birth brought in our lives and let us celebrate it openly. Let us change Christmas so that our kids does not expect an old guy down the chimney, but instead let them see the effect a saviour in our lives.  

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus