Setting in Place

Nehemiah 13:11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place

There is a difference between contention and putting a new reality in place. Many are better at contention, but lack a vision on what needs to be installed. Others have vision, but do not have the stomach to fight the fight of faith. Leaders need grace for both efforts. Nehemiah is not just a trouble maker, but God has given him clarity on what must be done and the changes that are required.

A leader must see the things that are out of place … he must appreciate the need for structural adjustments be it in an organization, economically, politically, in the family or even in ministry. God will give you a vision for the adjustments that must be made even in your marriage. Be patient to receive that vision, before contending against what is wrong. Where there is a vacuum in vision, you may only be pulling down, only to create space for a worse situation. Indeed having a vision for adjustments must precede any zealous crusade for change … what do you want to change to must be known before uprooting the things that are undesirable. Meditate on your family, business or ministry… ask God, what must be set in place.

Verses for further meditation
Proverbs 29:18; Jeremiah 14:14

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders have been given a vision of what must be changed and how to change it

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to see the things you want to reset within my influence. 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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Days of Nehemiah

Nehemiah 12:47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron

How will your own days be remembered? What will be said of your leadership. In the days of Nehemiah, there was generous and sacrificial giving unto God and there was sanctification … being set apart for God to please God and not men or traditions. These days were days of holiness … days in which everyone stayed in their own role and played their part well … porters, singers, priests … there was order, no confusion. The days were days of joy … God given joy. These were also days of adequate provision …no one lacked – everyone got their portion.

Can you compare to these days …where holiness is almost never spoken of. Few things can be said to be truly dedicated to God … sanctification is not known or understood …and many lack, while others hoard their substance. There is much sighing … May the days change for good.

Your leadership will affect the times and we will say the days of Mr XXX or Mrs YYY. I only pray those days will be good days fondly remembered.

Verses for further meditation
Leviticus 22:2; Luke 1:49

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Every leader impacts the days in which he leads. By the days, the leader is known.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, may your holiness be seen in all that I stand for. Teach me to sanctify my all to you. 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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