Nehemiah 4:6 (NKJV): "So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work."
Nehemiah was an overcomer. He encouraged the people to build the walls and they worked hard against opposition and the threat of attack. We must persevere when God gives us a task to complete. Let us have "a mind to work" and complete the task.
Psalm 133:1-3 (NKJV): “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! …It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing — Life forevermore.”
Believers are bound together in the love of Jesus, who is The Word. Let us prayerfully work to keep the bonds of peace between us and believe for His commanded blessing to be upon our marriages, homes places of fellowship and the Bride of Christ. Where there is unity, the Lord will surely command the blessing of life forevermore.
2 Corinthians 8:9 (NKJV): “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”
When we choose to seek God, His Word and His Truth, with all of our hearts – being careful to do what He teaches in His Word – we will see His promises fulfilled in our lives. It is then that we are able to walk in His riches and prosperity. Today, let us have the audacity to seek His Word, believing it, do what it says and walk confidently in the grace, riches and prosperity He has for us.
2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV): “But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!”
God wants to bless you even more! There are greater measures of His grace and favour that God desires to bring you into. By faith, have definite expectations of what and how that will be. But also grow in the knowledge of your Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; that even greater honour and glory be given to Him. Have faith and keep growing in God’s grace and favour!
Mark 11:25 (NKJV): “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”
Choosing to forgive is reflective of love; it is good and kind; and it shines your light where it is needed. Forgiveness is an obedient act of self-control that bestows God's favour on us, others, and brings true joy and peace to hearts. Today, choose forgiveness. Forgive those who have hurt and/or offended you. Help others to forgive as well.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV): “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Trust and depend on the Holy Spirit to prompt you – to whom you can show deeds of kindness, and share words of encouragement and truth. One of the greatest evidences of our union with the Lord is the love and kindness we display towards other. Today, choose to be kind. As He leads, follow.
Matthew 6:33 (NKJV): “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Let us examine our priorities: are we still putting the Kingdom of God and His righteousness as the core focus of all our endeavours and engagements? Sometimes, it’s so easy to get side-tracked. Today, be reminded that God will take care of you as put His Kingdom first.
John 14:15 (NKJV): “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
Let us be resolute in not compromising our faith through acting in our own strength. Not following the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives may be an act of disobedience, even when we have good intentions. This morning, let us take heed to what the Holy Spirit is leading us to and walk the path God has set out for us, far above what we deem is good or convenient.
Exodus 14:13-14 (NKJV): “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace’.”
There are times when we need to be still and know that our God is sovereign…times to let go and allow God to act on our behalf and fight the battle for us. Today, no matter what battle is before you, understand that the Lord goes before you. So, hold your peace and remember that He is Sovereign!
2 Corinthians 13:14 (MKJV): “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
This is amazing grace: that He would carry us all the way; that we would abide & walk in His love; and enjoy intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us. How great is His faithfulness! Unfathomable love…precious intimacy…our God is an awesome God!