Application: Do we limit what God desires to do in our life? This passage has some interesting truths in it. Nevertheless Lord, today what struck me was the desire of the King to shower Esther with blessing. The passage is talking about a literal feast and the plan that God gave Esther to save her people and how that unfolds. Yet, I am drawn to a wonderful application from Your Word today. How much do You Lord, like this King, desire us to ask so You can bless us in ways that we would never expect.
John 16:24 (NASB95) “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
Meditation Questions: When you ask the Lord for things, do you use words like “I claim it” or “I speak it into existence”? What does that show? When you say “His will be done” what does that mean to you? When God says “no” to a request, how do you handle it? Do you ever feel disappointed by God? What do you do with those emotions?