He was grieved by the destruction of his people and their city, and with an upright heart, prayed for the Lord’s favour and wisdom.
He examined the problems and took the necessary steps to unite his people and take action to rebuild themselves as a nation.
In the face of opposition, he responded with wisdom and courage that came from time spent in prayer.
Nehemiah can serve us as a great example in many ways, but particularly in this time shows similarities to the ministries of Connecting Streams.
We may grieve with those who are marginalized at the loss of themselves. We can take the steps to looks at the issues, and unite as believers to take action by helping meet these people where they are at and with Jesus, show them how to rebuild their lives on a solid foundation. In the face of opposition, we can seek God in prayer and receive from Him the strength and insight that is needed.
What each of you do in coming before the Father in prayer, is so essential to the rebuilding of people’s lives. It is through prayer and the Lord’s answers, that courage and wisdom are given, that unity takes place, and that the broken is made whole.
May you continue to pray with great confidence in the One who is listening to respond in beautiful and amazing ways.
Connecting Streams, City Team Leader – Edmonton