Hidden Treasure

Nehemiah 7:31 The men of Michmas, an hundred and twenty and two.

Michmas means “hidden treasure”…and indeed there are times and ways in which we are a city set on a hill, but the best parts of us are still hidden … God’s treasure known only to God. The potential of the saint is God’s great secret and explains His patience and longsuffering over many of us. David wrote of this in one of his psalms.

Psa 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

God has precious thoughts towards us because of the hidden treasure He has wrought in us that will one day be manifest. The chosen of God will not bring forth evil because what God put in them is not evil. It may not yet appear what we shall one day appear to be. Therefore be at peace with yourself knowing you were fearfully made – His perfect creation. I believe the saints are destined to good works although it may take a while and the process may sometimes appear extended.

Be patient with your team. You may not see the treasure hidden in them which God sees and so you must often go to God for answers and for illumination on how to respond and lead …especially when you observe many imperfections.

Verses for further meditation
Exodus 19:5; Proverbs 15:6

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Treat your people well … they are God’s masterpieces, many still in the process of unfolding their hidden beauty and potential in God.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help us to be patient with the imperfections of others …knowing we also are not perfect. 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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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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