"When I heard these words I sat and cried, and did duel for a few days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven". (Nehemiah 1:4)
COMPLEMENTARY passage: Ezra 9:3-6, Psalm 126
This statement of Nehemiah was the starting point for a great work that was already brewing in the heart of this man, who harbored love for his people and pain due to the condition of slavery and desolation they lived; as well as also a great regret to see Jerusalem destroyed.
Cry, make mourning, fasting and praying apparently are for the common man, a sign of weakness and perhaps cheap sensitivity. However, for a true male, they are the beginning of a radical change in his life and mission that must comply with .
Nehemiah lived in a Palace, with a good job, pleasant living conditions and an excellent relationship with his boss, King Artajerjes; but after the news of the tragedy of his people, he decided to in prayer, initiate the restoration of his people and their city.
Four months of searching for God to define your destination , and the truth is that they were highly successful, let's see some achievements:
• Obtained economic and logistic support of the King
• Could motivate and unite its people around a cause
• The wall was rebuilt in 52 days
• Nehemiah became Governor.
We can conclude that that begins in prayer, fasting, mourning and tears ends in great joy and delight. Again prayer demonstrates its effectiveness.
WE TALK WITH GOD:
"Thank you father for this new day in our lives, for the love that we receive through your holy spirit." We ask that you would teach us to love and to lay down our life for our people how did Nehemiah; without limitations or conditions, with an absolute dependence on you, Amen."
Forward it to who you think you need this message, it will thank you.
Message based on the devotional "call to prayer Lolita Cruz de Chamorro".