Nehemiah had a heart for God’s work. He is a very good example of what it means to have a heart for the work.
- Nehemiah knew this was God’s Will for his Life
“And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.” – Nehemiah 2:8
“And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.” – Neh. 2:12
“Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me.” – Neh. 2:18
In the book of Nehemiah, God is mentioned 75 times. Nehemiah knew what God wanted him to do and he did it. We often do things to benefit ourselves. Nehemiah followed GOD’S calling and leading. He followed what God wanted him to do.
We can plan our own lives, but God may have other purposes for us. I know personally I wanted to be a doctor, but God called me to work with deaf people. We do what God puts in our hearts and continue that work until it is finished.
Years ago, I met a Deaf man who wanted other Deaf people to know about Jesus. He had a 2nd or 3rd grade education and had not gone to church much. He understood salvation and was saved. He only knew simple signs and could not teach well. Other Deaf would laugh when he taught. But he would visit the Deaf and bring them to church. He loved to see other Deaf saved. He had limited schooling, but he had a Ph.D. in serving God!
Nehemiah had a heart for God’s work. The Deaf man had a heart for God’s work. You can also have a heart for God’s work. Decide today to work for God. More Next Time….