Forever Exalted above All

Nehemiah 9:4 Then stood up upon the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice unto the LORD their God. 5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

What does it mean when we say God is eternally exalted above all things, powers, issues, thrones and kingdoms? They stand up to show reverence and respect and then honor their God with a loud voice, the God who reigns in all matters, with whom none can dispute anything, who is answerable to none and for whom absolutely nothing is impossible or even difficult. What words can we use to bless or praise the Almighty whose existence and capabilities exceed our understanding.

Humility, respect and obedience is expressed before the glorious God who reverses the irreversible. Heartfelt praise, thanksgiving, adoration, honor is demonstrated in loud cries to the Almighty God. Contrast this to some modern and casual approaches of coming before God. The children of Israel praised and worshipped their God with everything they had …their voice, their cries, their shout, their dance, they laid prostrate before their God … they repeated words to honor Jehovah as Almighty. Everything bows before Him, we must never be allowed to forget that. God is not just God in the church service, but He is God in your office, the senate, in any government and in every plan … we will be doing well to seek to please and honor Him in every domain of life.

Verses for further meditation
2 Chron 20: 19-22 ; Psalm 21:13

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Humility, respect and obedience is expressed before the glorious God who reverses the irreversible.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, May your name be lifted above every other name for ever. 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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Worship in Spirit

Nehemiah 8:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

They worshipped with their faces to the ground. The posture of their worship is well detailed in the text as though this is important – and indeed it is. Their posture declares that they are nothing and God is all things and in every way supreme. All plans must bow before God. God’s leader knows that God is in charge and no mortal can control or direct God. Humility is evident in accepting what God brings our way especially in correcting our well set ideas. The leader is a good listener as God can choose who He will use to communicate to us. The leader is gentle and patient, because the bible says it is the meek who will inherit the earth. We can go to God to give us a new leadership model which magnifies His rule over all that we do.

Solomon went to God for wisdom and worshipped lavishly …pleasing God so much that he got even that which He did not ask for. But prosperity can cause us to forget that wealth is meant to establish His covenant that all may worship Him. Under Nehemiah, they started well by worshipping God but this attitude needs to be maintained.

Verses for further meditation
Exodus 34:14; Deuteronomy 11:16

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Humility sits well on effective leadership.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help us never to stray from worshipping you alone. 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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