Friday, October 03, 2008

Day 15: Working Together

The God of Heaven, He will bless us, and we, His servants, will arise and build. (Neh. 2:20)

These were words of faith… and words of defiance. They were an announcement to a hostile world that Nehemiah, the people, and God were in business together. For Nehemiah, partnering with God meant giving to His cause and receiving His blessing.

It also meant moving out in faith for, while this is a miracle book, the miracles in this book are different from the miracles of Exodus. The earth never swallowed up Sanballat and his cronies; nor did angels descend to lay stone upon stone. The miracle of Nehemiah’s story was God building faith in his people. And that in turn enabled them to build something. Without many outward, miraculous signs, the people still knew that God was partnering with them.

God, today we simply affirm by faith that you are the God of Heaven, that You will bless us as You have promised and that therefore we as your servants and your children will arise and build!

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