Be Still

Nehemiah 8:11 So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.

The battle was never ours. There is a peace and stillness we require in the understanding that our fussing and and worrying yield little. Resting on God is not just important but after we have allowed the word of God to open and cleanse the wound that has caused grief, we can expect God to heal and complete His renewal in His way. Wounds can worsen if they are not left alone undisturbed. But when safely in the hands of the healer there is hope. God is capable of awesome reconstructions from even nothing … how much more when we present our situations to Him.

Being still, does not mean being lazy … but these are times of meditation and recharging for tomorrow’s challenges. To see God’s hand, the hands of men needs to be bowed to God’s instructions. We need training in hearing God above the noise of our many meetings and seminars. To discern His redirection or push to move faster or perhaps to simply wait. There is need for days to be set apart for introspection on so many issues once we sense God calling us to the prayer closet. Many questions are answered after stillness … many victories completed while abiding in His peace.

Verses for further meditation
Psalm 46:10 ; Exodus 14:13

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Everything can change if only we have the right instructions and answers.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, replace the grief and panic from disappointments with the peace and stillness from above. 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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Involvement

Nehemiah 8:3 And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.

We observe not only that for hours the book of the law is read … but that the people are attentive. They are silent and they listen carefully. We are also told that all the people were involved. Involvement is different from communication, but both have to go together. Oftentimes one must wait until you can get everyone involved and on the same page, before you can communicate … if you want the attention of people. There are ways of getting the attention of the people and making sure they participate. There are people with skills to help ensure you apply the right communication approach for your audience.

You recall, that the people asked Ezra to bring out the law and read it to them. They did not ask Nehemiah and it seems Nehemiah was in the background allowing the scribe to do his job. Leaders understand that different people must play different roles and to get the people’s attention, you must find the right person that will command their undivided attention.

God opens the heart of the people to receive His word, there is unity and patience to hear and understand through extended hours of listening.

Verses for further meditation
Luke 19:47-48 ; Psalm 119:4

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders recognize that people have to be carefully chosen based on the audience to be at the frontline of communication, for them to be attentive.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, give our communities grace to hear, obey and seek the truths that will set them free and be at peace. 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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