THURSDAY 18TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS (2)
TEXT: Nehemiah 2:5 “And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
Pray for favour with the right people. When you study the lives of successful fulfilled people, you’ll find they had vision, patience determination, character and talent. Moreso, you’ll also find one more thing at work—favour- the grace of God. There are some closed doors that will open when you approach them in faith, and there are other doors that’ll open only with the help from God through the right people. That’s when you need favour! Nehemiah needed an army to protect him, and resources to enable him to build.
So he prayed, then went to the man who could provide what he needed: the king. He said, ‘If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favour in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it. ‘ Happily the king did. There’s an important lesson here: when your heart is set on promoting God’s kingdom, He will give you ‘kingdom connections’. Be careful; your help may not always come via the people you expect, agree with, or even like. God used a heathen king to help Nehemiah, and He used a penniless widow to feed the prophet Elijah. Don’t dictate to God who He can and cannot use. Just pray for favour, expect it, and accept it with thanks in whatever form He sends it. Pray for avenues of change you want in your life. Be Proactive now. Read Heb. 4:16.
MEDITATION: Isa 60:2B;20B-22.
STUDY THE BIBLE
HEB 13/EX.18 & 19/PROV 8