Read with a handful of us cover-to-cover. Start the New Testament in John on September 1. About 1 chapter per day through whole New Testament. About 10 minutes of your day. Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding that pearl of great price, every single day. And we will offer a prayer over your life, every single day.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
September 27 "A Great Work" Nehemiah 6, 7
52 Days. A daunting task. But they did it. We can do what we are called to do when we set our faces like a flint. And they faced opposition just like we do every day---whether it be the world, the enemy of our souls, or even ourselves. The people in the town. Yes. They wanted to harm and halt. But No. They did not not give in to the stronger, the greater. Follow the called. Nehemiah says: “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:3. Oh to have a holy work ethic. One brick at a time. And here. Again. Nehemiah's 1st application of the day is to his God. Nehemiah lifted up his heart. Here is a prayer to wrestle well in conflict. COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers Father, Nehemiah falls face forward to your first. First application of the day. May it be for us as well. Not social media. Not music. Not friends. May we spread the sheets and invite you to sit a while with us. For You are here. And we have such "duties" to do; such scandals to face; such temptations to conquer. This day. And many more to come. "Therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. Every temptation to draw us from duty should quicken us the more to duty." M. Henry PHOTO: 52 days of wall building. May we build our own walls this day. Walls of strength not to keep others out but to protect and provide for the loved in the city.