Sometime I am numb to the news.
Bombarded with story after story, atrocity after atrocity, image upon image. What will it take to cut through flack that my heart would be moved?
I know this isn’t the case with all of us, and there are many initiatives that have been birthed from a heart that has been moved.
Nehemiah is one who was moved, not by what he saw, but by what he heard. The news came to him that the walls of Jerusalem were in disrepair. He was so troubled by the news that he begun a period of mourning, prayer, fasting and inquiry of the Lord as to what he should do. From this moving of his heart he received favour to go to Jerusalem and oversee the rebuilding of the walls and the gathering of the people. He was a forerunner revivalist.
God moves on the hearts of His people, He is looking for those who will respond to Him, who will be feel as He feels. Nehemiah was one such man. He is looking again for those who will be sensitive to the whisper of heaven, who hear the cries of the lost.
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For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, (Ephesians 1:15-22 NIV)
I love this prayer, every time I read it hope stirs in my heart. … Read More »