Waste no Time

Nehemiah 13:6 But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king

The palace was a luxurious capital …full of dainties, meats, wines and the best of comforts. But Jerusalem was the place of assignment … a work in progress settlement. Nehemiah deserved a holiday, after all he had achieved …perhaps a few months in Babylon. The language of the verse suggests Nehemiah wasted no time in obtaining permission to return after days. Time should not be wasted. Effective leaders know that time is precious and needs to employed with a sense of responsibility. Being time conscious does not being rude or brash … Nehemiah observed the protocol in the palace by seeking the kings permission. Be polite and respectful of constituted authority, but be conscious of how you spend time, especially when you are far from the place of assignment. Get back to work as soon as you can. Your place of destiny is that place where you cannot afford to be separated long from. There is a duty that keeps burning in your heart that you sense you need to do …that is your divine assignment – you feel the strong urge to return to it. The devil can also sense your assignment and will tempt you away with whatever he has in his arsenal of distractions and offences.

Beware and avoid idle busy bodies in the kings palace. May you be hidden from mischief makers and power mongers. Be focused on your assignment. Be diligent and you will soon stand before kings.

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.

Verses for further meditation
Proverbs 22:29; 1 Cor 7:35

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Maintain your focus on your assignment.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, keep my eyes off the evil distractions of life. 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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Purity

Nehemiah 12:30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.

What is purity? Purity is singleness. Singleness in vision, in inspiration and in our insights. Purity is also about light – the very opposite of darkness. Purity is the very hatred of all that is evil and dark. Singleness is different from all that is diluted or plural. The truth is that God’s children are narrow … they are severely limited in what they can or should do because they love it to be so. Purity does not mean we do not err at times, but it understands that our stains can be cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

God’s children do the right thing not because they fear aids, hell or disgrace – but because God has given them His love of purity and they have no joys anymore in evils. It does not matter how you feel – if there is a revulsion for sin in all its guises, be assured that God has given you His best gift already – His purity, Christ. When Christ is in you, you will make all required adjustments to be what God wants you to be.

Purity is love. God’s love is love of truth – unconditional yet it is so vast in depth and breadth – but God has hatred for evil …He hated Esau even from the womb. The purity that is God’s love also means His hatred for lies and that which is evil is equally vast, deep and unconditional. The priests and Levites purified themselves, the people, the gates and the wall.

To purify yourself means to dedicate to God’s use alone. It means to put in God’s hand and accept God’s will over a matter. Even objects can be purified, like our Children and possessions … even our business.

Why do we purify ourselves – because only purity can come before God …either here or in eternity. Be single minded.

Jas_4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.


Verses for further meditation

Malachi 3:3; Hebrews 12:14

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Be careful to always retain the singleness of your focus and vision.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me love what you love with a perfect love and to hate what you hate with a perfect hatred. 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.

To subscribe to the devotional, please enter your email address (the left column) above the “subscribe” button (and enter on the green button). God bless you.

Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

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