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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Elam

Nehemiah 7:12 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four

The word Elam alludes to the hidden secrets of the future. The name suggests “the hidden things”. God has His secrets and mysteries. But they are exposed freely to his disciples and prophets and His children. A father with hidden wisdom will cherish opportunities to teach his own many things that others may not know. In this devotional, I encourage you to appreciate the pearls of God’s wisdom …they are not commonly known or appreciated and have often been trampled upon.

Because God has revealed many mysteries to His own, it may be difficult to lead people who do not see what you see. Like Moses who knew God and His ways trying to lead millions who only saw His acts … this can be very frustrating. You will need patience or you will go ahead of yourself … you will need to wait for the best timings and be prepared to be misunderstood. But being a majority of one will be painful when betrayal mixed with accusation drag you to the court of human opinion … a court in which your case will not find an advocate. But like Moses, you must wait for God to defend you …often finding yourself interceding that the eyes of many will be opened to see perhaps only a glimpse of the hidden things that have been shown to you.

Verses for further meditation
1 Cor 2:7 ; Ephesians 5:32

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders see what others do not see. They need much patience because of their rare vision and the hidden wisdom of God revealed to them.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, teach me your ways. 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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