SU DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE FOR TODAY
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st March 2023, SU Daily Guide Devotional Reading for Tuesday. Read SU Daily Guide Message
TOPIC: For Such A Time As This!
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost as I study your word.
SCRIPTURE: Esther 4: 1- 17
QUESTION FOR REFLECTION
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st March 2023 MESSAGE
We see Mordecai faced with a very difficult situation. Observe his response in v.1. As sad as the predicament was, there was still a limit to how far he could go to obtain help (v.2). Several human restrictions and protocols could hinder us from being helped sometimes by our fellow man. But with our God, it is not so. We are actually encouraged to approach the throne of grace with confidence, to receive mercy (in Jesus Christ) and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16).
What obstacle was in Esther’s way (v.11; 2:10,20)? See how Mordecai dealt with the problem (vs.12–14). When is it dangerous to remain silent? “Who knows if God brought you to such position for such a time as this?” Esther stopped trying to escape from the problem. She determined to face it squarely with the power of God through fasting and prayer (vs.15–16). Esther made herself available to God, not minding the cost, even her life. What a great example for us to follow? See also Daniel 3:16-18.
And so: Are you ready to serve the Lord in a corrupt and difficult situation?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, help me to make the best use of the position you have given me in life
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 43:5
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Numbers 31, 32, Acts 13.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Tue, 21-Mar-2023
PRAYER IS THE KEY:
NEW HEADS OF DEPARTMENT AT THE HEADQUARTERS
And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statute and ye shall keep my judgments and do them.
– Ezekiel 36: 27
THANK GOD FOR:
► The new HOD’s appointed lately for SU works at the National level.
► Their lives, their families and their labours at their former levels of appointment.
► The Spirit of service as they labour in God’s vineyard.
► Broader vision for schools and youths and Aids for Life Department, Pilgrims, Volunteers and Family Life Department of SU.
► Funds to execute assigned programmes this year.
► Lack of focus and distractions in the work.
► All forms of presumptions, thereby making light of their assignments.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 21st March 2023. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.