Rebuilding the Walls

Week 5 Let’s Rebuild Together

It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! — Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Nehemiah was a wise man. He knew that he needed the various gifts and talents of others to rebuild the walls of his hometown. After the detailed report of the condition of Jerusalem was given, many men were up for the task. Nehemiah was aware of those who were unwilling to get their hands with such work; nevertheless, he continued rebuilding the walls with those who were with him.

There is power in rebuilding your inner walls with others. You were never meant to do life alone with hurts, habits, and hangups that impact your physical and emotional well-being. Having the encouragement and support of others helps you to contend with your decision to make healthy changes in your life.

Where you are, today comes from your past or present decisions. Make no more excuses as to why you are not moving forward to change the trajectory of your life in your current condition. God is there to rebuild something beautiful and is sending others to work alongside you to help and encourage you. Will you let them? He is willing, are you?

We all have grace-gifts...

Grace gifts are impartations of God’s love on display to help and encourage others who have needs.

God’s marvelous grace imparts to each one of us varying gifts and ministries that are uniquely ours. So if God has given you the grace-gift of prophecy, you must activate your gift by using the proportion of faith you have to prophesy.  If your grace-gift is serving, then thrive in serving others well. If you have the grace-gift of teaching, then be actively teaching and training others. If you have the grace-gift of encouragement, then use it often to encourage others. If you have the grace-gift of giving to meet the needs of others, then may you prosper in your generosity without any fanfare. If you have the gift of leadership, be passionate about your leadership. And if you have the gift of showing compassion, then flourish in your cheerful display of compassion. —Romans 12:6-8

Today I offer you life and prosperity or death and destruction. —Deuteronomy 30:15

Dear Friend, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. — 3 John 2

Next Step: Let God and others into your present condition. If you don’t know of anyone to help, ask the Holy Spirit to send you a few people in your life. Join The Sunday Shift next week live on Facebook for week six, “Keep At It and Fight.”

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