Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Whatever may be the situation, you must remember the Lord. Nehemiah says God is great and terrible. God does not want us to be afraid. We fight and win because the battle belongs to the Lord. We will not win because we have a good strategy or effective plans. Again I must remind you, we win because the battle belongs to the Lord. This Lord is strong and mighty, mighty in battle and able to see us through.
If we forget the Lord because of the comfort, gains and seductions … our dreams of greatness will be poisonous even to us … an idol. The Lord, great and terrible, will fight. Be careful of putting yourself in front ahead of the name of the Lord. It is not about you …it has never been. It is about the God who commissioned the work. Remember the Lord.
Verses for further meditation
John 18:10-11; Matt 16:18
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength … lack of constraints produces sloth instead of creativity. Great inventors operated under much constraints.
Suggestions for Prayer
O Lord, you are indeed great and terrible. Glorify your name in my 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.
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