Elam

Nehemiah 7:12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four

The word Elam alludes to the hidden secrets of the future. The name suggests “the hidden things”. God has His secrets and mysteries. But they are exposed freely to his disciples and prophets and His children. A father with hidden wisdom will cherish opportunities to teach his own many things that others may not know. In this devotional, I encourage you to appreciate the pearls of God’s wisdom …they are not commonly known or appreciated and have often been trampled upon.

Because God has revealed many mysteries to His own, it may be difficult to lead people who do not see what you see. Like Moses who knew God and His ways trying to lead millions who only saw His acts … this can be very frustrating. You will need patience or you will go ahead of yourself … you will need to wait for the best timings and be prepared to be misunderstood. But being a majority of one will be painful when betrayal mixed with accusation drag you to the court of human opinion … a court in which your case will not find an advocate. But like Moses, you must wait for God to defend you …often finding yourself interceding that the eyes of many will be opened to see perhaps only a glimpse of the hidden things that have been shown to you.

Verses for further meditation
1 Cor 2:7 ; Ephesians 5:32

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders see what others do not see. They need much patience because of their rare vision and the hidden wisdom of God revealed to them.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach me your ways. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

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