This week, I'm hiding the following verse in my heart:
"Oh Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man."
This week, my Bible Study (check out our blog HERE)began studying the book of Nehemiah, and it just so happens that my homework for the week is to memorize this particular verse.
I'm so excited about this study. What a guy, what a time, what a job. Now, Nehemiah took on a pretty big obstacle... there aren't many days when I'm feeling called to leave all the comforts of my home and move to a city that has been abandoned, demolished, and needs it's wall rebuilt. But there are SO many days when I feel like God's stirring up something really big in my life. And this week, I intend to learn something from Nehemiah's example.
In v. 11, he's about to face the King and make some pretty big requests/demands. What does he do first? He prays. He prays that God will hear him, that God will hear those who are praying in tandem, that God will give him favor with men so that HIS purpose can be accomplished.
No, I don't have a wall to rebuild this week. But I do have a lot to accomplish. I'm hiding these words in the hopes that they'll help me seek out His will this week. And that He'll grant me favor with the ones He puts before me... whether they be kings or little princes!