For 163 years, the walls of Jerusalem had been broken down.
Let that fact soak in.
For more than sixteen decades, the city of Jerusalem was marked by brokenness, oppression, and persecution. Several other attempted to rebuild the walls and failed. Countless prayers had been prayed.
Then God spoke to Nehemiah, the cupbearer to the king. He accepted the vision that God puts in his heart, and acted in bold obedience to achieve that vision.
After facing many obstacles, Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem. Fifty-two days later, the wall of Jerusalem had been rebuilt. Let that soak in too.
It took 52 DAYS for one person following God’s vision to change history.
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized this work had been done with the help of our God. -Nehemiah 6:15-16
Vision is God’s tool to help every person find greater purpose and meaning in life. You may not be called to rebuild the walls of a city but God has a vision for your life that will meet someone’s needs and change their life.
What is God’s vision for your life?
What needs do you see?
What action could you take?
Will you be bold and obedient?
Lives were changed because Nehemiah was faithful to God’s vision for his life. Be encouraged! Seek God’s plan for your life. Take action, and you will also be a History Maker!
Are you living a life of integrity, even when doing so requires a step of bold obedience? Check out how Daniel’s confidence in God caused him to not compromise his integrity.
Accountability is the bridge that spans the gap between wanting to live with integrity and being a person of integrity. Find out what is means to live out integrity.
You are not called to pursue a life of integrity alone. Are you a part of a small group of people who are growing spiritually?
Are you a promise keeper or do you struggle to keep your word? God always fulfills His promises. Check out a few of those promises here.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!