Daily Inspiration: The smallest accomplishment is better than the best intention. Lord, when getting started on my tasks is overwhelming, give me the ability to stop procrastinating.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: "I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows." John 10:10
A Time to Think: It is such comfort to drop the tangles of life into God's hands and leave them there. –Anonymous
A Time to Act: Put God first in your life.
A Time to Pray: Dear Lord, help me to remember I can always depend on You.
Birth verse for February 13: for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
PrayFit devotional: Of Walls and Temples; Feb 12, 13;
Read: Nehemiah 6
“When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.” –Nehemiah 6:16
When Nehemiah heard the news of Jerusalem his heart broke. The walls had been toppled and the temple destroyed. Through prayer, trials, and trust, the faithful people of Israel rebuilt the wall in just 52 days, which was miraculous because the wall had been laying in ruin for 140 years. It’s a wonderful, powerful story of God’s accomplishment. I urge you to read Nehemiah with us.
I was reminded of that story last week when we traveled to the wonderful city of Asheboro, North Carolina. We had the pleasure of speaking to hospital staff, encouraging their continuous effort to extend the dreams of the sick. We rallied with community business leaders, reminding them that our health enables us to be better servant-leaders. And we joined the mission of a small group of believers who, like Nehemiah, have a broken heart for the temple and are building walls to protect it.
You know, the bible says that when Jerusalem’s walls were rebuilt, the enemies “lost their confidence” because they knew God had accomplished it for them. Wow. Constructing walls, rebuilding temples. Keep going, Asheboro. How blessed we are to witness your work; humbled to have been given a brick. –Jimmy Peña www.prayfit.com/2013/02/