A few weeks back I began a study in Nehemiah. I titled it a life changing prayer. You can find part 1 here.  Continuing on with Nehemiah 1: 7-11.

[Nehemiah 1:7 NKJV] “We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.

[Nehemiah 1:8 NKJV] “Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations;

[Nehemiah 1:9 NKJV] ‘but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’

[Nehemiah 1:10 NKJV] “Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.

[Nehemiah 1:11 NKJV] “O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cupbearer.

This prayer in chapter one is one continuous thought.

Vs. 7 we see that Nehemiah continues Continue Reading…

Nehemiah offers a great study on the power of prayer and how God can use vision to accomplish His will.  If you consider the entire book of Nehemiah you know that Nehemiah was burdened with the walls of Jerusalem being rebuilt.  His burden turned to prayer and Continue Reading…

So what are you waiting for?

This is a question I have often asked others but am currently asking myself.  Concerning our next steps and more specifically the “where we are to go” and “when we are to go” we are simply waiting.  This is not out of laziness.  God has placed a call on our hearts to step out in faith again.  I was recently encouraged to keep my hands open to what God may want to do and not hold Continue Reading…

Do you want to know what statement scares me the most? When we ask to see the glory of God, do we really know what it is we are asking for? Looking at our season of life as a family and knowing that God is actively stirring in our hearts has me uttering these words and this quite frankly this scares me. We see in Exodus 33 that Moses says these exact words.

Exodus 33:18 (NKJV) 18 And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

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The journey begins

October 2, 2014 — Leave a comment

I have heard that great steps of faith require great courage. Tonight we announced to the church that my wife and I are actively praying and pursuing the possibility of planting a church. It’s a process we began about a year ago. With the blessing of our elders and staff we decided

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