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    Christian Devotional – January 10, 2020

    Day 10 – Work together. Many people worked side by side. Read Nehemiah 3:3-5. Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars. Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to him Zadok the son of Baana also made repairs. Moreover, next to him the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not support the work of their masters. Nehemiah 3:3‭-‬5 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/neh.3.3-5.NASB While the decision to follow God is an individual one,…

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    Christian Devotional – January 9, 2020

    Day 9 – It starts with the leaders. Nehemiah shared God’s plan and the people got busy, starting with the high priest. Read Nehemiah 3:1-2. Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel. Next to him the men of Jericho built, and next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built. Nehemiah 3:1‭-‬2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/neh.3.1-2.NASB The high priest led the way. Nehemiah shared God’s vision with the people. He shared examples of how God had already paved the way for…

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    Christian Devotional – January 8, 2020

    Day 8 – The plan, the examples, the opposition, the response. Four verses with profound meaning and impact. Read Nehemiah 2:17-20. Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite and…

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    Christian Devotional – January 7, 2020

    Day 7 – Single-mindedness focus. Nehemiah set about understanding the situation he was in, and he did so without any distractions and without any hesitation. Read Nehemiah 2:13-16. So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again…

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    Christian Devotional – January 6, 2020

    Day 6 – No bragging. Nehemiah had a purpose and a olan, but he didn’t just announce that to everyone. Read Nehemiah 2:11-13. So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days. And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding. So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down…

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    Christian Devotional – January 5, 2020

    Day 5 – It all comes back to God. Read Nehemiah 2:5-10. I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Then the king said to me, the queen sitting beside him, “How long will your journey be, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I gave him a definite time. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me for the governors of the provinces beyond the River, that…

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    Christian Devotional – January 4, 2020

    Day 4 – Know what you are requesting. Read Nehemiah 2:1-4. And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. So the king said to me, “Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and…

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    Christian Devotional – January 3, 2020

    Day 3 – Please hear me and please make me successful in what you want me to do. That was the prayer that Nehemiah prayed. Read Nehemiah 1:9-11 but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’ They are Your servants and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive…

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    Christian Devotional – January 2, 2020

    Day 2 – Nehemiah begins to pray. Read Nehemiah 1:5-8. I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments,…

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    Christian Devotional – January 1, 2020

    Welcome to 2020! A new year and a new start. A chance to begin again, start over, refocus, or all of the above. As we move into 2020, I am focusing on radical obedience that brings amazing change in just 52 days. We’ll be spending the first 52 days of 2020 going through Nehemiah. Day 1 – Nehemiah 1:1-4 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capitol, that Hanani, one of my brothers, and some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped and had survived…