Purpose of Giving

Nehemiah 12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

God gives us wealth so that His covenant may be established. He also appoints ways to gather the wealth, and appoints portions for priests and Levites. We are God’s priests … and we will be taken care of. It is not God’s wish that His priests should worry about where their food will come from. God reserved adequate portions for us …He takes care of us, not requiring us to compete in the rat race of life.

There is a competitive mindset and there is a God mindset. In God we are provided for by supernatural means. We always have enough. Do not go into business to make money for yourself. This is a wrong motivation. Know that God takes care of you and does not need your business to cater for your welfare … even though He may decide to use it. Again observe the atmosphere of rejoicing. When we live for God … working and investing in God’s way … we will have enough – but much more importantly God will ensure that we have cause to continually rejoice. God knows that we cannot rejoice when our needs are not met – so He makes it His business to see that our needs are met. We even have more than enough to bless others.

Verses for further meditation
1 Cor 10:24; Deut 8:17

Thoughts for Business and the work place
The purpose of your business is more than to earn you means of living. God is your provider.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, let me not fail in giving … be my provider, always.

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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The Children of Hashum

Nehemiah 7:22 The children of Hashum, three hundred twenty and eight

Hashum is a word that suggests Opulence – amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation . God is not against abundance … in all His creation, we see an extravagance of grace, beauty and love …the waters of the ocean are inexhaustible …observe the sands of the sea shore, can we count them?

But God’s wealth has purpose. Every drop of water in the ocean has a reason for being created …and as man tampers with divine ecological balance, we see the ugly effects on the climatic equilibrium that is suddenly disturbed.

God gives wealth to establish His covenant … His will and plans require men and women of obedience who will put His thoughts in place. We are stewards of divine opulence and will account for resources in our care whether they are in the billions or few. The rich and wealthy are not excluded from God’s kingdom …only the wicked are. Do not seek after wealth, instead seek after God and then enjoy the wealth that follows if that is His will for your life. Be assured that there is an assignment for which comfort and means have been provided. Give generously and be sensitive to the needs and lack of others. God has put enough on earth for the world to be pleasant for all, but there is an evil hoarding by a few. Do not join the evil. God is not against enjoying the good things He has provided …but be cautions when excess tends to spiritual blindness. You will need more diligence and extra care in dividing the word of God to enter into what God has uniquely ordained concerning you and your wealth. Shun waste and boasting. Beware of pride. Know that in a moment all that you have gathered can be wiped away.

Verses for further meditation
Deut 8: 17- 18; 2 Chronicles 1:11-12

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Wealth can have wings … do not depend on them.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach me to be accountable for all you have entrusted n my care. 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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