When Sanballat heard...he became angry and greatly incensed. (Nehemiah 4:1)
Nehemiah was given the task of rebuilding the wall.
Once we become born again God commissions us to rebuild our lives. We are to become a mighty fortress and refuge in Him for others to discover the goodness of God for themselves.
This task takes place throughout our lifetime.
In the process "many are the afflictions of the righteous" BUT The LORD delivers us out of them all. (Psalms 34:19)
We can learn a lot from Nehemiah's wall building task.
God's enemy and ours, will use every tactic possible to stop us from building our lives in Him. The names change from Nehemiah's time but the spirit undermining us in our endeavors still operates with the same M.O. (method of operation)
Sanballat was the governor of Samaria. A city well known for it's difficult people. Got any of those in your life?
Tactic #1: He used his anger and indignation to attack Nehemiah and his crew with words,...
A Song of WisdomPoetic praise, by King David1 Don’t follow after the wicked ones or be jealous of their wealth.Don’t think for a moment they’re better off than you.2 They and their short-lived successwill soon shrivel up and quickly fade awaylike grass clippings in the hot sun.3 Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes.Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure,feasting on his faithfulness.4 Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life,and he will provide for you what you desire the most.5 Give God the right to direct your life,and as you trust him along the wayyou’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!6 He will appear as your righteousness,as sure as the dawning of a new day.He will manifest as your justice,as sure and strong as the noonday sun.7 Quiet your heart in his presence and pray;keep hope alive as you long for God to come...
What a privilege to honor the good men in our lives and community. On behalf of Judy and the EPIC Conquerors team - HAPPY FATHER's DAY.
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David's life is filled with stories of conquests. His heart after God is often one of the first things that come to mind.
There are many commendable attributes about David. however, like with all of us, he had faults and sins.
One of the most notorious incidents involved a beautiful woman Bathsheba.
Instead of being out with his men fighting and defending their land, David stayed home. One sleepless night he walked around on the roof of the palace. Somehow I don't think this happened perchance. II Samuel 11 and 12
It seems David knew what he would see if he walked around on his rooftop.
Bathsheba was the wife of one of his most loyal soldiers, Uriah the Hittite.
"When you are tempted don't ever say, 'God is tempting me,' for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and He is never the source of temptation.
Instead it is each person's own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure them away into darkness.
"Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for.
It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
This testimony of faith is what previous generations where commended for.
Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God's words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen."
Vs 4: faith moved Abel to choose
Vs 5: faith translated Enoch
Vs 7: faith opened Noah's heart to receive revelation and warning from God
Vs 8: faith motivated Abraham to obey God
Vs 17: faith operated powerfully in Abraham when he was put to the test
Vs 22: faith inspired Joseph and opened his eyes to see into the future
Vs. 23 faith prompted the parents of Moses...to hide him for three months...
Vs. 24: faith enabled...
2020 is rapidly approaching it's mid-year mark. The first four months + have been quite a roller-coaster ride. Ups and downs, then those flips upside down and that slow ascent to the tippy-top for the downhill warp speed that will whip around a corner and leave you breathless as the car comes to a screeching halt.
Remember those fun rides? You got off and wanted to ride it again didn't you?
However, when life feels topsy-turvy we long for days of familiarity.
Now is the perfect time to decide not to fall back to old patterns, dare to dream, dare to do something new, dare to create a new season of growth and productivity.
Here's where we, as believers, have the opportunity
to allow our faith to abound.
Faith is not just a believing, and a wishing and a hoping...faith is belief acted upon.
"Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long...
Today is the day I begin again.
- Begin to believe that God is working all things for our good .
- Begin to heal our bodies and our minds.
- Begin to hope in a brighter future.
- Begin to get back up and fight.
- Begin to reject the lies and believe the truths.
- Begin to align my actions with who I am and what God has put me here to do.
It’s either just another DAY, or we can make it the day you commit to get up, get moving, and begin again.
Let’s not get caught up in all the things and forget that love is the main thing.
How people start acting out in this period of isolation but there is a better and more productive may to handle this situation
• Acts of kindness
• Love yourself
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)
What if you went further than usual?
What does that look like?
A serendipitous smorgasbord of soul-lifting scriptures
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalm 5:11& 12
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.
Take charge and live with control, confidence, and freedom.
Dr. Ron Fudala is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist.
Since 1993 he has practiced as a Spine and Nerve diagnostic consultant. As a consultant, Dr. Fudala had a unique way of practicing.
He didn’t provide actual treatment to his patients, but rather gave them the guidance to help them make treatment choices that were a good fit for their individual situation and expectations. Working in this capacity required him to be impartial, objective, and knowledgeable about a wide range of conditions, and the various ways that those conditions could be treated.
Many of Dr. Fudala’s consulting years were within the neurosurgical division of a large neuroscience practice. When there, he developed and supervised the practice’s non-surgical and post-surgical spine care program. This program had a heavy emphasis on teaching appropriate self-care and how “smart...