FRIDAY 19TH FEB.,2016
TOPIC: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS (3)
TEXT: Nehemiah 2:18 “And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said,
“Let us rise up and build. “Then they set their hands to this good work.”
It’s said that of all the people who have dreams, only one out of ten will fulfil theirs. Why? The other nine never started! To enter the promised Land, Israel had to cross the Jordan River when it was in flood and they were afraid, but God said, ‘When you step into the water it will roll back’ (See Joshua 3). It did, and they reached their destiny. So, what are you waiting for? 1) Perfect conditions? You’ll never find them. ‘Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap’ (Ecclesiastes 11:4 NIV). The New Living Translation says, ‘If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. ‘Someone will say, ‘I’m waiting for God to move.’ Has it occurred to you that maybe He’s waiting for you to move? 2) Everybody to agree with you? When David announced his intention to fight Goliath, his older brother Eliab, a general in King Saul’s army, told him to go back home because he was embarrassing the family. David refused to be put off or put down; instead, he went out and defeated the giant. With God’s help you can too! 3) Until you feel ‘qualified’? God doesn’t always call the qualified, but always qualifies the called. Regardless of your education, nationality, or gender, God can use you. So, it’s now or never so long as God approves the need you want to accomplish. In as much as Nehemiah was willing to start, God gave him a glorious finish.
He will do the same for you. So what are you waiting for? What has God laid in your heart to do? Read Prov 6:6-9 and 26:13. Compare the testimony of the ant and the sluggard; there are two elements at work; for the ant — diligence, and the sluggard that says there is a lion on the road- difficulties. Have faith in Jesus. Get moving!
MEDITATION: Matt. 21:21
STUDY THE BIBLE
HEB 13/EX 18 & 19/PROV 8