Nehemiah 2:5-6, And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers’ sepulchres, that I may build it. And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
In recent days, I have thoroughly enjoyed studying and teaching about the man Nehemiah. God used him in such a mighty way. Nehemiah went from a comfortable life in the king’s (little “k” there) palace to a committed life for the King’s (big “K” there) purpose. Nehemiah went from a life of comfort and convenience to a life of commitment and consecration!
OH, HOW GOD USED NEHEMIAH TO DO A “GREAT WORK!” OH, HOW WE DESPERATELY NEED SOME NEHEMIAH’S TODAY!
It is interesting that Nehemiah was willing to be SENT! He didn’t ask the king to SEND SOMEONE ELSE, Nehemiah said, “SEND ME!”
So often we SEE THE NEED, and we desire for someone to meet the need, but we tend to want someone else to be SENT.
Not Nehemiah, he chose to go himself!
God wants to use you and me to do a “GREAT WORK” also. We were created in Christ Jesus with a specific purpose and work in mind [Ephesians 2:10].
Regardless of what the need is, or where it is, we do need to quit waiting for someone else to go, we need to say, like Nehemiah and Isaiah of old, SEND ME!
While we may not yet totally know and understand what this “GREAT WORK” is, we can be sure that this “GREAT WORK” will have something to do with the “GREAT COMMISSION.” Our “GREAT WORK” more than likely will start in our Jerusalem, but we can rest assured, it will extend unto the uttermost parts of the world!
“TIME IS TICKING. EACH OF US WILL WALK THE PLANET FOR A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DAYS; we all have a specific number of breaths and heartbeats to expend. The question is: what will you do with the years, months, weeks, days, and minutes God has given you? What cause, if any, will define your life? How will you be remembered? What legacy will you leave for your family and the generations to come? The answers rest with you. In the midst of a society often defined by skepticism and cynicism, everyone contemplates and searches for answers and something to believe in. There are no limits to causes, both positive and negative, that vie for our commitment, passion, money, and time. … ‘Everyone who is born dies, but not everyone who dies has truly lived.’ God does not want you and me to die full of potential. He wants you to live for something worth dying for. When Christ’s cause truly underpins your life, you will discover meaning and purpose, and your life will never be the same again.”
THE CHOICE REALLY IS OURS!
A “GREAT GOD” is looking for men and women who will SEE the “GREAT NEED” and SURRENDER their hearts and lives for a “GREAT WORK,” and like Nehemiah, be willing to be SENT wherever the Lord might SEND them!
“Here am I Lord, SEND ME!!!”