Queen Esther in the bible, became an orphan when her parents died. But Esther being raised by her uncle Mordecai to one day become a queen reminded me of how quickly you can go from loss to being appointed to use your authority in a higher realm.
Day 1- Esther Fast Devotional
It’s time to go higher! God your Beloved King, is purifying You
During my quiet time with the Lord, I remember Him calling me to go to a higher place in Him. At the time, several people left my life and I did not understand why. I thought to myself, how could they abandon me? What did I do wrong? I felt confused and hurt, that those that I loved and poured into would leave me deserted. I learned that I was going through a difficult transition of loss and stepping into new and higher things in God.
God showed me how Esther was called to a higher place in the Kingdom. In the king’s care she was given special treatment and was favored by Hegai. She was reserved to be treated with the utmost care because her character was admirable.
Esther was also given a special menu of beauty treatments, seven maids chosen for her from the palace, and moved her into the best place in the harem ( Esther 2:9). I love this verse because it shows how Esther was already chosen to be treated like a Queen before meeting the king.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Similar to Esther, God loved us and chose us to be holy ( without blame for any trespasses, pure, and without blemish). In His eyes, He chose His bride because He saw that she was favorable, honorable, and without any fault in Him. In Him, she was made to be perfect (with His beauty treatments of oil and myrrh). God’s love perfected her.
The Purification Process
Esther was given oil and myrrh, special perfumes and ointments to prepare herself before the king. When God is calling you to a higher place, He will purify you to the point that you are pressing oil because the first press releases the purest oil.
So Daughter, Press in!
In His presence and as you sacrifice and surrender yourself to have him live in you, you will release special perfumes that are pleasing to the Lord. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing (2 Corinthians 2:15).
Day 1- Daily Reminder:Read Day 1 of the fast in the How to Esther Fast Guide
Listen to Day 1 Encouraging Voice Recording
Blessings and love to you Daughter of God,