THURSDAY February 23, 2017
And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” - Nehemiah 1:3
Nehemiah––had a true vision from the Lord. Once he had heard the report from his brother of the people’s distress, and the terrible condition of the city, from that point on, he began to discern what God had called him to do. Nehemiah’s task was to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem––how was this to be accomplished? God began to mold and shape the vision of Nehemiah and eHeHHHHhHHHHHHHEEE gave him a master plan of action. Nehemiah started to set the vision in motion with prayer.
In your own personal life you may have questioned, “How do I receive a vision–– a specific work from the Lord?” As in the life of Nehemiah, God has to speak to you––a specific ministry comes from Him. Once you have a vision for atask, then you will need a plan of action. How are you going to accomplish what God has called you to do? Completion of any vision must be planned and strategized, it just does not happen overnight.
In your master plan to do God’s work, you have to count the cost. If you were to build a house, you would have to research to see how much it would cost to accomplish the task. How are you going to accumulate the needed resources and building materials? Are you prepared to overcome the problems and the situations that will happen?
Make sure you know exactly what God has called you to complete; then fulfill the ministry He has given to you. Remember, God chooses a unique man or woman, to be in the right place at the right time––it is not by coincidence that you are in a certain area for His master plan. If you have a vision and are called to fulfill a task in God’s kingdom, then Jesus Christ must be the foundation of that work. Otherwise you have no vision.
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
~1 Corinthians 3:11~
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