Negative for Positive

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 4:1-23 When we commit to serving God fully, we should expect to encounter opposition. You see, Satan hates it when our lives are dedicated to God and when we share God’s love and the message of Jesus with others. I can’t...

Rally the Troops

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 3:1-32 After arriving in Jerusalem, Nehemiah privately surveys the state of the wall and its gates before communicating his thoughts and plans with any of the Jews. (Neh. 2:17-18). But once he does share his heart and the direction he...

Listening and Moving

Today’s reading: Psalm 69:1-36 The first three verses of Psalm 69 spoke loudly to me because I have gone through some seasons like David is feeling and describing here. The most recent one of those seasons was only a year or so ago. At the time, it felt like my...

Leading

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 2:9-20 Nehemiah’s earthly title was a cupbearer to the king. So he didn’t hold a position of leadership with regard to his work situation. Yet, as we begin to see in Nehemiah 2 and we will see even more throughout this Book,...

Mightily Ordinary

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 2:9-20 The Book of Nehemiah tells the story of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem led by a Godly man named Nehemiah. Nehemiah wasn’t born into a royal family; he wasn’t highly educated; he wasn’t wealthy; he...