Christian Devotional – November 5, 2020

Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #18

It’s never too late to show gratitude. Read Esther 6:1-3.

During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. It was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. The king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”
Esther 6:1‭-‬3 NASB1995

The king can’t sleep so he calls his advisers to remind him of all the wonderful things that he has done. As they are reading through the history, they come upon a story where someone else has done something wonderful for the king. Instead of being upset or angry or prideful about the whole situation, the kid recognizes the need for gratitude. He wants to know how they have honored and said thank you to the individual who did such an amazing service to him.

Do we recognize the areas in our lives where we are to be thankful? So many things in our lives happen every single day and it can be easy to be upset and frustrated and disappointed, but yet there are so many things that we can be thankful for. Do we focus on gratitude? Do we tell people thank you for the things they have done for us? Make to day a day of gratitude in which you recognize the areas in which people have positively contributed to what you do and a day in which you actually thank them for it.

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