Daily Reflections

Put God First

May 1, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“I will go to the king even if it is against the law. If I perish, I perish.” —Esther 4:16

Henrietta Mears was a single woman whose life and ministry challenged thousands of college students to devote “the whole of their lives” to Jesus. As a teenager, I was deeply stirred by a letter Miss Mears had written inviting college students to attend a “Briefing Conference.”

She wrote, “I have come back from Europe and South America with an overwhelming sense of the crisis hour in which we live. The needs of the world are appalling. I believe that you are a young man of destiny, for who knows but that ‘you have come into the kingdom for just such a time as this.’ I believe God . . . has a plan for you in this hour. As never before God is calling for expendables. He is watching for men to match the mountains of opportunity. He is looking for youth who will say, ‘I will face this hour and find my place in it, and if I perish, I perish.’ We need men and women who will put God first.” 1

 Earl O. Roe, Dream Big: The Henrietta Mears Story (Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 2015), 148.


Singled Out for Him: Embracing the gift, the blessings, and the challenges of singleness ©2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

What’s your place in the hour God has given you? How can you live out His plan for you at this time?