Counted Faithful

Nehemiah 13:13 And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.

There is a difference between being considered or said to be faithful and being counted faithful. Counting suggests we have been tested …weighed on the balance and found to be what we claim to be. How does God count faithfulness? Abraham was counted amongst the faithful – because he did not deny God, Isaac – his dear Sarah’s only Son. Abraham was not perfect? Did he not pretend that Sarah was his sister? And the scandal with Hagar? Still he was counted faithful, because he could release the most precious thing in his life.

Can you release the most precious thing in your life into the hands of God? Can you put God fully in control of your dearest possessions? Can you refuse the gifts that are not to be taken, so you can say, it was God and only God that made me rich.

Gen 14:21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

The faithful are blessed. The unique blessing is that God will use them to distribute His goodness … mightily to others. But to be a conduit for blessings is to be exceedingly blessed too.

Verses for further meditation
Luke 16:10; Rev 2:10

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders have been counted among the faithful

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me in times of testing – so I am counted faithful. 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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The Faithful Heart

Nehemiah 9:8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

How did Abram have a heart that was faithful, if God did not make it faithful? God looks for the sincerity that is divinely implanted in His chosen seed. He found what He sought in Abraham and promised lands to his seed, … God delivers what He promised. God did not look at the physical appearance of David’s brothers but saw their hearts. Ask God to reveal your heart to you … there is a desperate wickedness that God wants to change … and when He changes your heart, the words from your lips will change, your reactions and temper will change, your aspirations will change, your goals will also change … Everything changes when our heart has been changed by God. Most of all, it is found to be faithful to Him and His word.

There is no need to fake what you do not have. A man who has not been convicted by the Holy Spirit to surrender to Christ, has a dark heart capable of many evils. Even when he means good, his evil heart betrays him. Only the saved heart can receive God’s best and do His will. This is a good day to allow the Spirit of God to convict you of your lost state and come to Christ for the salvation He alone offers. You cannot give what you do not have … get a faithful heart from God, and this will overflow in your relationships with others.

Eze_36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Verses for further meditation
Proverbs 14: 30 ; Jeremiah 17:5

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Success with God requires a sincere and faithful heart.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. 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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