Labour well

Nehemiah 4:21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

How do you work? Nehemiah uses the word “we” …meaning he was part of the work. Nehemiah worked with them until it became too dark to work. They did not abandon the work nor were they slothful. Nehemiah did no assign work and go home as others did the work. He was with them … laboring until the stars appeared. When did they start …we are told early in the morning.

When do you get up in the morning you laggard. Nehemiah got up early and worked till he could see the stars …over 12 hours of work …what an example. Be an example of industry and a good labour. The work was continuous even as people did different things …roles were carefully assigned and each knew his part. None went home until the stars were up. Observe God’s pattern for greatness …it is not a seven hour day. Leaders must demonstrate the ethic of hard work and long hours of industry with others in the team. Let the team observe the leader’s work style and note the hours that he or she puts in.

Pro 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Greatness is not accidental …the work must be done and done well.

Verses for further meditation
Ruth 2: 12; Luke 10:2

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders know that following up is not easy …but they have made hard work a habit and have an instinct to follow up with disciplined fervor.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord help me to be your laborer

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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A Great and Large Work

Nehemiah 4:19 And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.

How do you see the work God has assigned to you? What is your perception of the task ahead of you. Nehemiah has a vision of a great and large work even though it did not seem to be so to many others. Vision is important especially holding on to what God has shown you. God does not have small visions because He is a big God. When we have not received a great vision of what God wants to do in your business, then perhaps we are yet to hear God. Wait on God and receive a vision of a great work even for that small startup with a dozen staff …it will reach across oceans and continents and that idea will illuminate the lives of millions across the globe … Do not think in a limited mode …do not permit boundaries of what has not been done before to hold your vision back.

You are making history …whether you think so or not. What will be said of what you left behind? Have a great vision. Tell your team about the greatness of the work …describe the work that you give to others as part of a great work. People are motivated when you link what they are doing to greatness and an awesome vision of what God wants to do.

People have to be helped to see greatness because most will see by default a small and insignificant effort until you deliberately correct that impression.

Verses for further meditation
Jeremiah 14:14; Daniel 8:27

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Today never feels like History, but it is. Be involved in a great work though it may look insignificant to others.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord open my eyes to things I need to see and know of the work. Teach me to share the great things you have shown me to others.

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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