Esther’s Ultimate Secret
“On that night . . .”–Esther 6:1
Have you ever had a “that night” or a “that day”? A point in time before which things were going wrong, but after which things began to go right?
What are the ingredients for a “that night”? What is mixed into the recipe? Understanding what goes into creating that moment of divine favor was Esther’s ultimate secret.
She learned how to find favor with the king.
Favor is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Success is what happens when preparation meets potential.
My first encounter with Tommy Tenney was a few years ago when he came to a conference in my city. I always wanted to read one of his books but never had the opportunity until now. Back then we was well known for his novel, Hadassah: One Night with the King.
Tenney takes the story of Esther to demonstrate the way each christian can go from being a common citizen to be the queen of a great empire, or in practical terms the approach one must take to grow in intimacy with God.
Following Esther’s transformation and growing relationship with the king, Tenney shares a list of protocols of the palace to be practiced in order to be prepared to receive favor from the King.
The book if full of parallelisms or comparisons between Esther’s challenges and struggles and our lives as christians or even with the church in general. Sometimes there are really good principles that come from this parallelisms, but sometimes they feel forced as if the author is trying too hard to make them fit with his conclusions.
If you’re looking for an inspirational reading which can be helpful in your daily relationship with God, Finding Favor With the King is the right book for you. It can be repetitive at times, which may be the result of bad editing or maybe just the author’s style but the teaching is one that will shape the way you see yourself before God.
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.