1 January 2012

My verse For 2012 ~ Psalm 71:16


  As I searched for a verse for 2012, I somehow ended up in the book of Nehemiah. Reading through the first two chapters, I was struck by the thought that although Nehemiah's job as a cup bearer was perhaps an important one, he definitely was not in a position of leadership. I was encouraged by the fact that he was not a soldier, a preacher or even a teacher, and yet God used him to get a work started. 

  So, what did Nehemiah have that took him to Jerusalem? He had a burden....a burden that caused him to weep before the Lord and to intercede for his people....to confess their transgressions that had caused them to become a reproach....and he had a desire to do something about it. He saw that there was a need, and God put it on his heart to go. He trusted God to prosper the work.

 I continued to search for a verse that said, 'go' and found my verse for 2012 here:

 Psalm 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Happy New Year!!

Song and lyrics, In the Strength of the Lord

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