SCRIPTURE: “And I answered the king If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favour in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where many fathers are buried so that I can rebuild it.
Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, How long will your journey take and when will you get back? It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.” (Nehemiah 2:5-6 NIV)
After his prayer, Nehemiah asks the king for permission to go to Judah. As soon as he got a positive answer, he began asking for additional help.
Sometimes when we have needs, we hesitate to ask the right people for help because we are afraid to approach them. Not Nehemiah! He went directly to the king who could help him the most. He also asks for letters from the king to speed him on his way and give him protection as he goes.
However, he doesn’t stop there. He also asked for use of the king’s materials as well! This was extremely bold.
Beloved, don’t be reluctant to ask those who are able to help. They may be more interested and approachable than you think. God’s answers to our prayers may come as a result of we asking others.
Nehemiah had position, power, and many good organizational skills, but he acknowledge that God’s gracious hand was upon him. He knew that without God’s strength, his efforts would be in vain. Do we acknowledge God as our power source and the giver of our gifts!
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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