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How to set a standard for winning
Most people accept a specific norm for their lives and get all snuggled up in this blanket of: ” This is enough.” This is totally in contrast with the word of God declaring :
Psalm 16Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
In the Esther series Part 3, she put on her royal robes to courageously approach the king, putting her life in danger to intercede for her own people. There was no one else eligible for the job, but Esther: a woman, especially an eye pulling event for the times they lived in, where men made the rules.
We get to know her as the consoler who was there for her uncle comforting him when he heard the terrible plans of their enemy Haman.
Esther 4:4She sent clothes for him to put on instead of his sackcloth…
I can imagine how her people trusted in their hearts that she will save them. Then she was introduced as a strategist who immediately set up a battleplan to go into spiritual warfare.
Furthermore, we discover the unique presenter when she offered a petition unto God, interceding for the Jews.
A Heavenly standard
Esther 5:2… he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand.
So Esther drew near and touched the top of the scepter.
Drawing closer to God, seeking Him first before presenting unto man, put Esther in a higher and favorable position.
Proverbs 3:4Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
Lessons to apply in our lives
Humbling ourselves before God brings about favor and sets a platform of more than enough, where He became our provision. We hereby set a heavenly norm and allow God the pleasure to provide to our every need. Esther did not even present her quest to the king, he offered to please her with more than she would ask for first.
Praying to God and waiting on Him arouses breakthrough, protection, deliverance, change, and relief.
God still answers our prayers.