Called to Move
Nehemiah 11:1-24 Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem. And the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem the holy city, while nine out of ten remained in the other towns...
My husband and I have been part of two church plants. So when I read the first couple of verses of Nehemiah 11 which talked about how one out of ten people relocated to Jerusalem, it immediately reminded me of that process of people moving from the "home church" to the new plant location. It's a big commitment that includes a lot of "new" and "change" plus a bit of sacrifice. I smiled when I read verse 2 "And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered to live in Jerusalem."
Has there been a time in your life when God has asked you to move (any sort of move or change, not just a physical move)? How will you use this passage the next time God asks you to step out and make a change for Him? Tami W.
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