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Thursday, April 16
Bible Text: Esther 7:1-10
RBT Passage: 1 Kings 19-20
“So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.’ – Esther 7:10, NIV
Sometime in January 1993, I travelled to Port Harcourt for a job interview in an oil company. I tried to get a place to spend the night but found none. I then decided to sleep under a tree. Walking down the street to locate a good tree, someone called my name. It turned out to be my junior in school. What a relief! He made me comfortable. I did not only find a very comfortable bed to lay my head, I was well fed and received.
The story of Mordecai changed for good while that of Haman changed for bad. Haman was impaled on the pole which he had built for hanging Mordecai. This twist came because the people fasted and prayed and Esther at the risk of her life approached the king for the sake of her brethren and uncle (Mordecai). Every deed has its consequences. Whatever anyone plants will definitely germinate and produce fruits which may be sweet or bitter, depending on the type of seed. When our prayers are backed by act of courage, our stories will end in grand testimonies.
Insight: Fasting and prayer as an act of faith gives miraculous change.
Prayer: Lord, please change my story for good.
Source: The Nigerian Baptist Convention