Remember me

Nehemiah 13:22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.

Nehemiah commands the Levites to cleanse themselves, but looks up to God for mercy … seeks the face of God. The grace and mercy of God concerning him, also. Leaders need so much grace not to fall in the very things they correct … how the devil likes to discourage leaders by pursuing them with arrows of temptation to act in pride, self-righteousness … and foolishness. The tests of leaders will often be more gruesome … the chastenings of the leader are more hard to bear … the preparation for the saint who will go far in the hands of the Almighty will entail far more instructions and strict examinations.

Nehemiah knows this and so pleads to God for mercy and help. Nehemiah also needs cleansing, he also needs to sanctify the Sabbath …he is in no way exempt from the commandments – but God demands a higher standard of obedience. The true leader will be frightened of leadership positions and will not clamor for it – because he understands the responsibilities associated with it.

Nehemiah also prays to be spared from certain tests …he is humble to know that he will fail them … In the end he calls on the mercy of God when his heart is examined …he pleads the mercy of God to be made clean before God. Fools plead their work which to God are nothing but filthy rags.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Verses for further meditation
Matthew 5:6; Titus 3:5

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Be humble as you lead.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, remember me for good. Help me with your mercy. 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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Mercy brings out

Nehemiah 7:6 These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;

Today, I wish to prophesy that you are coming up and out of the captivity. Where there was a carrying away in a destruction, you will see a gathering again for reconstruction. I pray that God will cause a new beginning for all your frustrations. God wants us to record for posterity, the miraculous works of the past, so we can draw faith in future from these records. Nehemiah presents his own record of the families that were resettled against all odds …coming again to Jerusalem. There are at least three lessons.

1. God wants us to remember that He is a faithful God, a merciful God who can gather out from a cruel captivity when in mercy He determines to do so.
2. God wants us to see that He is not a respecter of persons and His work is a complete and generous work. He made a way for all to return – He does not distinguish between the more faithful families… there is a largesse with God, an uncommon mercy and goodness that is for all who trust in Him. It is all mercy
3. God controls Kings and reigns indisputably in the affairs of men, governments, monarchs – He causes Kings to favor us and can make Kings to enslave. This should cause us to fear and honor God who cannot be outsmarted or outmaneuvered by any brilliant plot of any man.
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As we go through the names and the families that returned, remember it was mercy that selected this generation that returned and not performance. Commit all that you do to the mercy of God.

Verses for further meditation
Psalm 23:6 ; Psalm 107:21

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Never forget. God’s mercy was the basis for choosing you … show the same mercy to your fellow workers.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, your mercy over my life avails for me. 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.

To subscribe to the devotional, please  enter your email address (the left column) above the “subscribe” button (and enter on the green button). God bless you.

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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