The Singers

Nehemiah 7:44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.

Singing is an act of obedience to scripture. Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” We are commanded to sing. When we sing, we also dig deep roots in the word as the word dwells in us richly through songs. When we sing, we build up ourselves and others. Singing is also a weapon of spiritual warfare. A singing heart is a heart at war with the work of the evil one and the power of sin. Songs of praise also strengthen us spiritually for trials …Hear the words of a pastor imprisoned for faith.
“…When we were in prison we sang almost every day because Christ was alive in us…they put chains on our hands and feet. They chained us to add to our grief. Yet we discovered that chains are splendid musical instruments! When we clanged them together in rhythm, we could sing, ‘This is the day (clink, clank), this is the day (clink, clank), which the Lord has made (clink, clank), which the Lord has made (clink, clank).” (Source)
Leaders have learnt the secrets of unleashing hidden strength through singing. Meditate on this, especially if you are going through trials.

Verses for further meditation
Ephesians 5: 19 ; Revelation 7:9-10

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Create opportunities for joyful singing … singing spiritual songs with rich wisdom and truth

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, as I sing, break all the chains of the enemy over my business, family, community.

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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Jedaiah

Nehemiah 7:39 The priests: the children of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy and three.

Jedaiah means “Praise Jehovah”. All glory must be to the Lord who is jealous not to share His glory with any. In business, politics or in the workplace, we can do things in a way that glorifies and praises God and we can do things anyhow. I recall a biopic of a well known business genius, who abandons his pregnant girlfriend and refuses to recognize his child, because it was not convenient for his dream and got in the way of his business. He later builds a business empire … back to find his children after he was thrown out of his business …he climbs back to reach the peak of his business only to die of a rare cancer. When we build in a way that glorifies satan, we can expect satan to call …more often at the end when our fall will be most damaging and painful.

But God is good. When He is praised by our decisions and ways, the outcomes will be different and will also glorify Him. The path that glorifies God may be longer and more painful …sometime even thorny …but there is a peace that comes with divine presence, there is a strength that comes when the joy of the Lord accompanies all our endeavors. We know what praises God and what does not praise God by checking our action with the unchanging word of God. This is a good litmus test for decisions.

Verses for further meditation
Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 26:4

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Passion can play an important role in our success. But more important is the drive to magnify God and offer the highest praise to God, the owner of everything.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let all my ways praise, magnify and please you. 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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