And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king's forest, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?" And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests.( Nehemiah 2: 8 )
Against All Odds.
Have you ever wanted to believe for something really big in your life and fasted and prayed a big prayer, but you stopped because you looked at yourself and realized you didn't’t have the resources or the connections or the experience to do something extraordinary? In the Scripture, that’s what Nehemiah faced. He lived in exile in Persia and was the cupbearer of the king. When he heard that the walls of Jerusalem had been broken down, he had a desire to go and rebuild the walls, but he had no resources, no money, no expertise, and no influence. He wasn’t a governor or a general. But he prayed and dared to ask the king to send him and the king not only granted Nehemiah the time to take off, but he sent with him the resources and the official papers to do the work. So how did it happen? Nehemiah says, “Because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests".
Too often we limit God because we don’t feel that we have what it takes. We forget to look at our God and His resources to do the extraordinary. We forget that He designed us to be special. Today, I want to encourage you to believe for God to do extraordinary things in your life. Your victories are not going to be won by your own strength but by God’s gracious hand of favor on your life. Receive His favor today as a free gift, then receive it again tomorrow, and know that you can accomplish the extraordinary!
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