Friday, June 29, 2012

When you start to rebuild your life, there will be opposition! Nehemiah 4:1-2

Good morning everyone, 
At some point in your life there will be brokeness and the only way to really repair that is to pick up the pieces and let God restore it His way!  We can choose to use the broken pieces and let God begin to use His creative power of restoration.  Choice is something that God gave each and everyone of us so that hopefully we would learn from our mistakes.  When we make a bad choice, He doesn't say that He is done with us!  Instead, He gives us an opportunity to rebuild from those mistakes.  Just be prepared that when you begin rebuilding your life His way, you will run into opposition.  For many years the walls around Jerusalem lay in ruins and Nehemiah set out to repair it.  As he began to rebuild the wall, the enemy began to taunt him.  When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed.  He ridiculed the Jews, and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, "What are those feeble Jews doing?  Will they restore their wall?  Will they offer sacrifices?  Will they finish in a day?  Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble---burned as they are?"  We are all just a pile of rubble when we try and live our life on our own!  With God as our chief architect, He can create a magnificent structure that will sustain even the worst setback!  Having Him as our foundation is the key to overcoming any and all obstacles so that we carry on like He intended for us to do:  To be a shining light for the whole world to see!
Your brother in Christ,

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