Walk in integrity

Walk in integrity

When Nehemiah confronted those who’d taken advantage of their fellow countrymen, he had more to say than “You’re doing wrong, brothers.” He also had a plan of action in mind, and he bravely stated it. It was important to Nehemiah that the downtrodden brothers and...
Hymn day: “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

Hymn day: “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”

HYMN DAY! My middle daughter suggested using images of sparrow this week, and then began singing “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” by Civilla D. Martin. I love this one! Never fear–He’s watching over you. 1 Why should I feel discouraged? Why should the shadows come?...
A good example

A good example

When Nehemiah realized how badly the Jewish people were being treated by their own leaders, he was upset. But you know what he didn’t do? He didn’t throw a fit. He didn’t complain to his best friend. He didn’t rant on Twitter or Facebook. He went to the source,...
Stirred to action

Stirred to action

When it rains it pours. Troubles come in threes. Have you heard either of these sayings? Nehemiah had been through it. Heartbroken over the state of Jerusalem, he was given permission to rebuild the walls. But neighboring leaders weren’t happy about it and tormented...
Be a victor!

Be a victor!

When their verbal assaults failed to keep the Jews from rebuilding the wall, the opposers planned a different kind of attack, this one physical. Nehemiah developed his own plan: prayer and action. What a great strategy! When opposition increases, our prayer time and...
Keep the faith

Keep the faith

Nehemiah asked God to deal with Sanballat and the other mockers and continued to do what he’d been called to do. Those working with him had the will—the deeply seated desire—to complete the wall. They believed in what they were doing; they recognized a godly purpose...