Rebuilding Our Wall

Re:Verse passage – Nehemiah 1:1-11 (day seven)

“and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down” vs 3

The wall is the life support for the city. A broken wall means that the city is vulnerable to its enemies with no defense and no protection. Can you imagine going through your day with the expectation of being attacked at anytime? Can you imagine trying to sleep at night knowing that if you were attacked, there is nothing you could do to protect your friends and family? This is what broke Nehemiah.

Does it break you? Walls are just as important to spiritual warfare as they are to physical. When we allow our spiritual walls to be remain in shambles, we leave ourselves susceptible to attack. With no defense or protection, the enemy can infiltrate our homes and take over our lives. These walls are both personal and corporate. Nehemiah showed us that when each person took care of their part of the wall, the city was fortified faster and stronger. When we each do our part, we strengthen the Church. So where do we start? How do we rebuild the broken and weak places in our spiritual lives? We start like Nehemiah. We start in prayer.

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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  1. I have been trying to help a 93 year old woman with her health issues (taking her to dr apptmnts and helping see to household repairs, etc.) and am VERY Frustrated that her daughter and grandson are not doing what I think they need to be doing to help her. This lesson has reminded me that instead of trying to tell them what they ought to be doing to help their aged mother and grandmother, I need to lift them up in prayer and ask the Lord to change their hearts and lead them into doing what He knows they can do. I need to quit thinking that, based on my past experiences helping the elderly , I know how best they can provide my friend what she needs – and pray that the Lord will provide the help she needs and will show me what my role should be . Thank you for convicting me of how I should changed.

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