Tuesday, October 4, 2011


And Moses said to Joshua, “choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand with the rod of God in my hand.”

Exodus 17:9

Queen Esther is a character in the Bible that epitomizes the workings of God’s favor on an individual. She rose from being an unknown orphan to being the First Lady over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. She was lovely and beautiful (Esther 2:7) and the story of her rise to the throne is strewn with deeds that instruct us about some other qualities She exuded apart from her beauty. One of such qualities was her submission to authority and teachable nature. She pleased Hegai, the custodian of the women and found favor with him. He thus made beauty preparations readily available for her regardless of the fact that she was already beautiful. She not only subscribed to the beauty preparations which lasted for a year but would not take from the ornaments made readily available for the young women save what Hegai advised. This endeared her to many. Similarly, after she became a queen and wanted to go into the courts of the king, she didn’t go in wearing sack clothes of fasting but in her royal robes. The thing to note here is that as kingdom citizens, our approach to issues in our lives should be from more than one aspect. Some believers seem to think that once they have prayed, everything will just automatically fall in place. They are like the woman on fire for God who binds every demon intending to destroy her marriage and yet unlike Esther; she fails to put on the royal robes of virtue and beauty preparations to keep her man always attracted to her. Or the brother, who believes God for a contract and with much fasting and praying, goes to the office without a standard or well spelt out proposal that can capture the attention of any investor.

Moses spoke to Joshua in the text above to choose men to go fight while he stands with the rod of God in his hand. The modern day believer is meant to be adept in not only the spiritual matters but also in the physical too. King David’s “CV” included being a well spoken fighter and handsome musician. Every quality he had, filled the recommended profile for the vacancy. Use everything you have. Service all the aspects that make up the person you are. You never know what other thing will be required to get you doing what God intended for you to do with the gift he put in you. You don’t service your weapons on the battle field; you get them ready before take off even if you think you won’t need them. Strike a balance, approach issue from more aspects than one.

- ‘Bayor

(Inspirations: Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Bishop T.D Jakes…etc)

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