Consult with Yourself

Nehemiah 5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

God has given you a counsellor. His name is the Holy Spirit. He is the Comforter, the Helper promised to lead and guide the saints. In a time of anger, pause and consult Him that dwells within you. Do not speak until you have heard Him. He does not contradict the word of God nor will He prod you into evil. Instead, He rebukes, comforts, admonishes and brings useful correction into situations. Even in starting your business, it is not unlikely that you will encounter scenarios that cause anger to boil in your heart … but pause, go to the Holy Spirit. Leave it to Him for a while. Soon you will have the right words to say and your wisdom and words will astound your hearers.

Luk 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Do not dwell for hours planning revenge, or rehearsing an attack … ask God for the mouth and wisdom which your adversaries are unable to resist or flaw. Learn from Jesus, to reply rashness with wisdom.

Joh 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

Verses for further meditation
Isaiah 32:4 ; John 18:33-34

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Wisdom, that eclipses anger and avoids rashness – is a rare virtue

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord teach us your ways … Holy Spirit, be my counsellor and helper. Help my weakness in wrong words. 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 Gate of the Fountain

Nehemiah 3:15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king’s garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.

There are many symbolic references to a fountain in the Bible. The first is wisdom: “The TEACHING OF THE WISE is a FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, turning a man from the snares of death.” (Prov 13:14 NIV). Be wise and value the teachings of the Bible. The book of proverbs is a good book to read before you start anything very important, and will help you make the right decision in life. Another reference to the fountain is the fear of God: “The FEAR OF THE LORD is a FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, turning a man from the snares of death.” (Prov 14:27 NIV) Do not believe those who say we should not fear God because fear is negative. There is a healthy fear that keep even the insane safe from fire. When our senses are dull we could enter dangerous deals mistaking folly for courage. Cultivate the fear of God, it will keep you away from many errors.

The fountain is also righteousness: “The mouth of the RIGHTEOUS is a FOUNTAIN OF LIFE.” (Prov 10:11 NIV)

In addition, fountains are used to refers to our relationship with God: “You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water . . .” (Song 4:15 NIV), fountains are also used to represent the cleansing and renewal process that we often need : “On that day A FOUNTAIN WILL BE OPENED to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, TO CLEANSE THEM FROM SIN AND IMPURITY.”(Zech 13:1 NIV)

Cleansing, wisdom, righteousness, relationship . . . this comes with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit … “For I will pour WATER on the thirsty land, and STREAMS on the dry ground; I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. (Isa 44:3 NIV). Do not leave the Holy Spirit out of your thoughts as you conceive business ventures. Let the Holy Spirit flow in all that we do.

Verses for further meditation
John 14:16; John 16:7

Thoughts for Business and the work place
All your associates will prove to be limited and can fail. There is an unlimited friend that sticks closer than a brother … embrace the Holy Spirit

Suggestions for Prayer
Come Holy Spirit … reveal the true interpretations that answer and comfort my daily questions. 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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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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