Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Walls: Keep Your Guard Up

Greetings Brothers and Sisters!!!

   I apologize for not greeting you on yesterday. I'm trusting each of you are steadily "press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus". It's truly a wonderful feeling in knowing that we are His children and because we're His children we have been called as heirs to His kingdom, AMEN!!!

  In reference to Jamison's post, she listed issues that tends to play a role in each of our lives such as distractions, personal issues, family issues, etc without seemingly knowing that her post will intricately play a role in the topic I'm about to share with you, WALLS: KEEP YOUR GUARD UP!

  The book of Nehemiah is solely based on a man whose main task was to build a wall as ordained by God. Without hesitation, Nehemiah complied but this task was not easy. He faced threats, oppositions, and need I say, distractions. Referencing Nehemiah 6 (I so love this chapter), he was doing the work of the Lord until he was met with distractions or tricks of the enemy (Sanballat, Tobiah and Geshem the Arab). They tried to detour Nehemiah from building the wall by using false accusations and threats but Nehemiah replied to these accusations by saying" For they all made us afraid saying, their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands", (Nehemiah 6:9)...Nehemiah didn't stop what he was doing nor did he become distracted by the enemy; he diligently and faithfully depended on the Lord for help and we see that the wall was built in 52 days!!! So I say to you, BE ENCOURAGED! Yes, the enemy will do EVERYthing that He can to get you from doing God's work but BE LIKE THE TREE THAT'S PLANTED BY THE WATER...DO NOT BE MOVED!!!

  Father, it's with great pleasure and joy that I come before you in the name of Jesus. Lord, thank you for shielding each of us from dangers seen and unseen. Thank you for your endless forgiving ways toward us. Lord, we thank you. Father, we shield ourselves in the armour of God while singing praises unto you. For we think it not strange concerning these fiery trials as though something strange is happening to us but we count it ALL JOY when we fall into divers temptations. Lord, it's because of You we are able to lift up our eyes whence cometh our help, our help cometh from You. Hallelujah! In the matchless name of Jesus Christ, we thank you and Amen....Amen!!!

P.S. Leaders are targets for attacks. Please remember to pray for our spiritual leaders and their families.

Thank You!




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