“Things are not going well, They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down and the gates have been destroyed by fire” Nehemiah 1:3
Tradition has Ezra writing a first person account of Nehemiah, with the two books as one - rebuilding the temple and then the walls. This week we will be recounting details and actions that matter to God.
Nehemiah had a cushy job as a palace official - he was the King’s wine taster and had a lot of influence with the King. Upon news of the walls being wrecked, Nehemiah cries and pleads with God then he prays and fasts- and takes action.
It’s easy to cry and complain, even plead to God for those things that we see are wrong. However Kingdom Men do what Nehemiah did - they leverage their spiritual disciplines to include prayer and fasting to actually have God direct their footsteps to take action.
Daily Battle Order:
I have made promises to God and broken them; walls have been broken I need to repair. God has pointed out the damage I needed to repair. Some of it still needing my attention. How about you; what do you need to repair ? Consider fasting and praying today for clarity and God’s direction