The Faithful Heart

Nehemiah 9:8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

How did Abram have a heart that was faithful, if God did not make it faithful? God looks for the sincerity that is divinely implanted in His chosen seed. He found what He sought in Abraham and promised lands to his seed, … God delivers what He promised. God did not look at the physical appearance of David’s brothers but saw their hearts. Ask God to reveal your heart to you … there is a desperate wickedness that God wants to change … and when He changes your heart, the words from your lips will change, your reactions and temper will change, your aspirations will change, your goals will also change … Everything changes when our heart has been changed by God. Most of all, it is found to be faithful to Him and His word.

There is no need to fake what you do not have. A man who has not been convicted by the Holy Spirit to surrender to Christ, has a dark heart capable of many evils. Even when he means good, his evil heart betrays him. Only the saved heart can receive God’s best and do His will. This is a good day to allow the Spirit of God to convict you of your lost state and come to Christ for the salvation He alone offers. You cannot give what you do not have … get a faithful heart from God, and this will overflow in your relationships with others.

Eze_36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Verses for further meditation
Proverbs 14: 30 ; Jeremiah 17:5

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Success with God requires a sincere and faithful heart.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within 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.

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The Nethinims

Nehemiah 7:46 The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

The Nethinims were workers, in the temple, who did the rougher work and so enabling the Levites to take a higher position as the religious representatives and instructors of the people. They were also consecrated to these roles. Leaders must be sensitive to the fact that there are people who will be doing the menial and rougher tasks, mainly in the background. These people should be specially noted and appreciated, not treated as inferior in any way. God watches how we treat those we call the “junior staff”…”drivers” and “cleaners”. God does not consider people in what we see as lower roles as any lower than others because He equips all to do His purpose. There is no basis for the gifted to feel better than those who only wash floors.

Successful businesses have created teams where all contribute their roles in a harmonious environment void of envy and hurtful competition. People who do the roughest jobs should be accorded extra respect and attention.

In societies, there are those who clean the roads and clear the bins. They are also special.

Verses for further meditation
1 Chronicles 9:2 ; Ezra 8: 20

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Successful leaders work with harmonious teams.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me not to look down on any … and to do all tasks with joy. 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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