Senaah – Thorns

Nehemiah 7:38 The children of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

Senaah means thorny. Christ put on a crown of thorns. For Christians, the crown of thorns points to the suffering servant and messiah-king. Jesus was ready to endure the pain, the insults, and the shame, all on our account. The crown of thorns, and the suffering that went with it, are long gone, and Jesus has now received the crown of which He is worthy.

In a similar vein, there may be thorny periods needed before we can obtain the glory that will come after. There could be struggles that are part of the processes our businesses must go through to mature. Long periods requiring patient leadership when the team is prickly and almost unbearable only to transform later to winning squads. Thorns are painful …but sometimes have to be borne. Be careful not to suffer for foolishness or ignorance …ask God to help you know the difference between thorns that must be avoided and those that you have no choice but to carry. Christ put on His crown of thorns with grace …do not carry yours grumbling and cursing.

Thorns can also be God’s way of keeping you obedient like He did for Gomer in the book of Hosea.

Verses for further meditation
Hosea 2:6; John 19:2-5

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Teams can use thorny situations to discover new insights and untreaded paths, that would otherwise be inaccessible..

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, guide my paths and lead me aright always. 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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Do not Count God out.

Nehemiah 7:36 The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five.

Jericho is a place of fragrance, a fenced city in the midst of a vast grove of palm trees…but we also associate it with the victory won by God for the people of God when the walls fell flat allowing a successful attack. The weapon of God’s people was their praise and their shout … and God fought for them. Do not count God out in your calculations. There are things God must do to help you win … keep on praising Him. We cannot rule out the fact the difference between God’s leaders and others is that we fight with supernatural help from the most High God. This means we can expect victories when others expect to fail. We have faith in our great God.

Other leaders depend on eastern meditation, gurus and other gods in various shades …some will claim to be atheists but look closer and you will see they serve other idols in some way. Many others have joined secret cults so they have access into the dark side of the supernatural …sometimes innocently, but more often not. There is nothing to be ashamed in admitting that we lead for the God of Heaven and earth who cannot be defeated. We can lean on Him and expect victories similar to the children of Israel before the walls of Jericho … as the children of God were praising the Lord.

Verses for further meditation
Deut 31:6; Joshua 14:11

Thoughts for Business and the work place
An idea created for an audience of one is selfish. Package your ideas in a way that can reach and be a blessing to millions of people.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, give me supernatural insights and strength that will multiply my efforts supernaturally for a greater victory in the marketplace. 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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