“Following directions is a mindset and skilled trait that takes disciple, courage, faith, honesty, and obedience to God first and then to others.” ~ Jon Barnes
You are charged with following the directions and guideline that God has set. Do not put your directions, ideas, and wisdom before or ahead of God’s Purpose and Plans. Disobedience comes in many forms and ways of self-destruction. Do not hide, live, or dwell among the evil, but be clear and honest in your directions and actions you take for God’s Glory and Honor.
Become changed and transformed in the fresh approach God has for your life. Yesterday is gone and today is new. Kindly leave yesterday behind and move forward with a better attitude, approach, and work ethic. Self-improvement is a good thing, so take charge of your own personal changes.
The good energy that you channel will go a long way as you deflect negative energy from draining your productivity. Positively charged thoughts and actions will destroy the negative plans from evil people before they can develop their simple plots. Your victory in Jesus is in how well you follow God’s directions and plans for your life.
Can you be quiet enough to listen and follow directions?
Enjoy The Reading
1 These are the memoirs of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah.
Nehemiah’s Concern for Jerusalem
In late autumn, in the month of Kislev, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes’ reign,[a] I was at the fortress of Susa. 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came to visit me with some other men who had just arrived from Judah. I asked them about the Jews who had returned there from captivity and about how things were going in Jerusalem.
3 They said to me, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”
4 When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven. 5 Then I said,
“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands, 6 listen to my prayer! Look down and see me praying night and day for your people Israel. I confess that we have sinned against you. Yes, even my own family and I have sinned! 7 We have sinned terribly by not obeying the commands, decrees, and regulations that you gave us through your servant Moses.
8 “Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations. 9 But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth,[b] I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.’
10 “The people you rescued by your great power and strong hand are your servants. 11 O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me.[c] Put it into his heart to be kind to me.”
In those days I was the king’s cup-bearer.