Mary Selzer

Day Seven – For this purpose

Today’s Scripture: Exodus 9:16 Someone said that the two most important days in a person’s life are the day he was born and the day he discovers why. But, before we can discover the “why” for our existence, we need to develop the “who.” Several years ago, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As the disease progressed, she lost her[…]

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Day Six – Face—don’t fear—adversity

Today’s scripture: Esther 3:1-15 No matter who we are, where we are or what we do, some adversarial challenge is lurking behind a bush, waiting to jump out at the time we least suspect. Fear is no respecter of persons. Esther was no exception. Some say the book of Esther covered a ten-year span. If this is the case, she[…]

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Day Four – Let God put you in your place

Today’s Scripture: Esther 2:3-18 Although Esther was born while the Jews were in captivity, she was in a place she didn’t want to be. She was forced to appear at the citadel for the king’s pleasure—married to a man she didn’t love. It was like double captivity. Now she had to become something she didn’t want to be—a queen in[…]

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Day Three – Living at the right time

Today’s Scripture: Psalms 139:14-16; Ecclesiastes 7:10; 2 Timothy 3:1-4 Have you ever wished you were living at a different time? Or longed for things to go back to the way they were when you were a kid? Sometimes I tune in to the “oldies” radio station and let my mind go back to the good ‘ol days. Funny thing. It’s[…]

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Day Two – Thriving in Captivity

Today’s Scripture: Jeremiah 29:4-7; Daniel 5:26-31; Nehemiah 1:11 Years before the time of Esther, God had warned the Israelites repeatedly that if they continued to be unfaithful to Him, He would allow them to be taken captive by their enemy, the Babylonians. However, the Lord is incredibly faithful—and extremely generous. He assured that His love was unfailing and, even if[…]

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Day One – Born at the right time

Today’s Scripture: Esther 4:1-17; Psalm 139:16 Have you ever wondered if you were born at the right time? Born too early—before your time? Or born too late? The Psalmist said, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Besides wondering if the timing of our life is right, we may[…]

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