My dad shared a funny story with me several weeks ago. He was taking a nap in his car at a Sheetz parking lot after a long night of work. He was awakened from his slumber by a tap on his window from a young man saying "Excuse me sir. I have breakfast for you." As my dad was processing why someone he didn't know was bringing him breakfast, he rolled down the window and was given a bag containing at least $14 worth of breakfast items. He briefly looked through the bag and when he looked up to thank the young man, he was gone.
In the book of Nehemiah, there was a problem that was distressing and could not be ignored. The walls of Jerusalem needed to be rebuilt. Nehemiah left his position with the Persian government to pursue God calling him to "motivate the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem's walls." Nehemiah possessed all the God given talents to complete this giant sized task. "He organized, managed, supervised, encouraged, met opposition, confronted injustice, and kept going until the walls were built. Nehemiah was a man of action."
God might not be calling us to rebuild the walls around a city but make no mistake as we spend time in His perfect Word, He will be nudging us through His Spirit to accomplish something for His glory. It could very well be something like bringing a sleeping man breakfast.
"If I am trying to decide between two men of fairly equal ability and one man definitely has enthusiasm, I know he will go further for enthusiasm has self-releasing power and carries all before it." (Treasury of Joy and Enthusiasm by Norman Vincent Peale)
This song reminds us He is calling us into the wild and when we decide to let go, that is when life truly begins.
“There is a calling You've placed upon me I've felt it all my life Step out with both feet Walk on the water Leave my past behind”
Have a great evening!
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