What are you doing? In His Word-5-1-17

What are you doing? In His Word-5-1-17

Are you a doer of the Word? Are you walking in faith? Are you humbly bowing before your God and listening for His still small voice?
Nehemiah listened, and realized a completed Jerusalem wall was actually something he could achieve; with a little help! In Nehemiah 1-3 we can read about the event that got things moving. First he realized the need, second he went to God,  thirdly he went to the king and fourth he went to the people and got them on task. The Israelites of Judah worked together in little teams as it were and build separate sections of the wall. It took quite a while of course but they completed it. They all worked together to achieve God’s plan to rebuild the wall. Why was it His plan? Probably because the other nations saw them rebuilding and how they worked together and realized their God was working with them.
When we as Christians work together for good people sit up and take notice as well. It is kind of cool that people know that with God all things are possible and no one I going to stand against us, even if they try.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

We need to ask ourselves; “Am I diligently seeking God for what I should do each day?”     
Nehemiah diligently sought the proper channels to do the will of God in building the wall.
He repented before the Lord and not only for himself but for the entire nation of Judah, Israel. He helped them to realize they needed to get rid of the sin in their lives and get back on track for God!

What is your wall? Is there a ‘thing’ that God has called you to do that you are putting off because you think its to hard, or that no one will listen? Get over yourself! It is not about you, it is about fulfilling God’s purpose in your life!

Listen and obey the Word of God, study to show yourself approved, remember? This is not approved by the world, or its people, but by God and God alone. So don’t study your Bible just to please the people who expect it from you but study it to please God. Follow the reading plan He has put before you for His purpose.

  So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. James 1:21-23

Build a wall of scripture; read the Word, write it out or just sit there an think about what you read; but remind yourself of the good God given Word that builds up your fortification. Be fortified in your life, in your work life, in your home life in your social life; study the Word. When Israel rebuilt the wall they did it properly, they created mortar and brick and stuck it together strongly, not with Elmer’s’ school glue. They took time to make it strong, they took time to do it right. When we do our daily reads we need to read to be strong. Read for edification. When we pray we need to pray strong, ask God for strength, thank Him for guidance, hope, peace, healing and whatever else we can think of. Ask Him to direct our paths so that we may continue to have faith and trust Him to keep us strong in our resolve to follow His virtues, His Word. We can’t do it alone, just as Nehemiah could not rebuild the whole wall by himself alone; He needed to have team work. Read it for yourself this week.

So ask  yourself;
What does God want from me?
Where does God want me to go?
How can He help me achieve this plan?
Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Psalm 119:34

Talk to God about it; He will answer you if you seek Him with all your heart.
Then go out there and do it! Get the thing done. It may seem futile at first but like Nehemiah, if you begin the project the people you need to get it done will come along side and help.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, don’t try to figure things in your own knowledge but trust Him to direct you to the wisdom of His purpose in your life. The world we live in is crazy distracting, but we can take the time to focus on God and His Word and in that time we can find peace, hope and guidance for each day. Then we can go out and be ‘doers of the Word’.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your Word that you have given us to learn from and to glean from and to go out do life from the guidance you give us there. Help us to walk in Your Word each day and to walk in Your promises and guidance as you direct us to go; in Jesus name, amen.

Suggested reading Nehemiah 1:1-11, Nehemiah 2:1-20, Nehemiah 3:1-32, James 1:1-27 and Hebrew 11:1-40.