Today’s Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 7:4-8:12
Heavenly Father, I am continually amazed at the simplicity of Your Word. Yes, there were times when You parted the waters, raised the dead, and killed the giants, but there were also times when You just gave someone an idea!
At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt. So my God gave me the idea to call together all the nobles and leaders of the city, along with the ordinary citizens, for registration. I had found the genealogical record of those who had first returned to Judah.
Nehemiah’s job was done. The wall was complete; everyone inside was safe, right?
Nehemiah knew very well that the safety of a city, under God, depends more upon the number and valour of the inhabitants than upon the height or strength of its walls.
Nehemiah knew what was needed–the Jews to return to the city, but what he didn’t know how to get them to come home.
Until You gave him the idea…
Lord, You’ve given me some great ideas in my life. Some that completely changed the course of my life. Forgive me for taking credit for “Your ideas.” Help me to be like Nehemiah and recognize Your ideas and then tell the world that You are the “idea giver!”
Lord, I don’t know what today holds. I know things will come up that I don’t know how to handle. I’ll be waiting for You to send me a great idea!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 8:13-10:39