Ask for what you want …

“If I have found favor in your eyes, O King, and if it pleases the king, give me my life and give my people their lives.” Esther 7:3

imageEsther asked the king for a big favor, much like we ask God for what we need, “If it pleases you, Lord, save my child from cancer” or “Save me from my own weaknesses.”

I think of all the times I’ve gone to God to help solve a troubling situation. None, of which, have been life threatening to me or someone I love, but nevertheless, important enough to send out a help wanted request to the classified department of God’s mercy and grace.

Many years ago, I made this plea to God: “Help me figure out why I can’t quit this job that’s killing me and then move on.” I had worked for a law firm for seven years, and the stressful environment wore me down and caused major health issues. And, yet, I couldn’t imagine not working there because I thrived on the energy of being a workaholic. One day the answer to my “help wanted ad” came through an earthly angel who took me to lunch and offered me a job. The plea for help led me to a fulfilling career working in the church.

Dear Lord, help us to be bold to ask you and others for what we need to secure a fulfilling life. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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