Think upon me, my God

Nehemiah 5:19 Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people

Nehemiah looks up for his fair wages and not to the people. The people cannot treat the leaders fairly. The people cannot remunerate you as they should. They will either deny you that which is fair or they will corrupt you with that which does not belong to you. The leader for God looks up to God. This is not to say that wages should not be fair but to emphasise that in many cases they cannot be. Wages will often pollute if excessive as tends to be the case. Many leaders corrupt themselves by low official receipts but high secret wages mistaken for God’s blessings. There are so many unseen things that the leader suffers, so many sacrifices that have been made to prepare the leader … how can flesh ever be fair to the leader? The worst response comes from the leader who now sees that he has given much and must therefore deserve many generous receipts …soon he/she is corrupted.

Nehemiah goes to God often … he has needs, he has expenses, he has dreams of what he would like to have and also buy … he admires the good lands and wishes he had one as well. He passes by the shops and wonders when he will be able to buy the good things for his family too …but official wages are meagre and stretched by the many demands that expect he has much more ( as he is the leader)

Nehemiah responds to all these pressures by going often to God.

Verses for further meditation
2 Timothy 1:3 ; Revelation 8:3-4

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders have mentors, people they can always go to – Make sure you and God meet regularly, there will be many situations in which it is God and Him alone will be able to bring the comfort you need

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, think of me for good today … in 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.

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Remembered again

Deu 33:13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of Heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, 14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon, 15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, 16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

About four hundred or so years later…Joseph is still remembered for good. His descendants are blessed again. How can I fail to encourage you to do the good that God helps you to do …for the reward cannot be quantified or remotely estimated. Both Manasseh and Ephraim are said to be the blessed of the Lord. Whatever the tribes of Joseph touch is blessed. I pray that this will be your blessings in Christ Jesus.

The land that you stand upon and land that you possess shall be blessed. The precious things of Heaven will cooperate to bless you. The wealth of the deep, the precious fruits and things of the sun and moon will all align in agreement to bless you. Even the ancient mountains and the lasting hills will bring forth for you. All the precious things of the earth and even those that hide in the bush will work in your favor. Because you suffered a consecration – painful separation from your brethren – for the purpose of God, all the goodness of God will come upon your head. Even many generations after – you will still be remembered for good. So shall it be for you, In in Jesus Name. But it was consecration – a separation for God’s purpose that qualified Joseph to be so singled out to be blessed.

Song.
Jesus the Truth, the Life, the Way,
Unworthy though I be,
I trust since thou hast bid me pray
Thou wilt remember me.

When tempest tossed with care, my breast
Is like the troubled sea,
Sweet peace shall hush the storm to rest
If Thou remember me.

My former friends regard me not
Since I have followed Thee,
But let me be by them forgot
So Thou remember me.

When I was bound and chained in sin
Thy mercy set me free.
And each day since, a proof has been
Thou dost remember me.

I hope though now my time of death
Unable to foresee
To say, when yielding up my breath
Now Lord, remember me

Prayer : Lord Jesus, Remember me for good … even now I pray for grace and mercy. Amen.

The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa

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