This week we studied Nehemiah chapter three. We considered how prayer and planning for success fit together. To continue your study, follow along using InterVarsity Press's Daily Bible Study of Nehemiah.
Nehemiah 2: The Planning ProcessOnce Dwight L. Moody was sailing on an ocean vessel and a fire broke out. One of this traveling companions said, "Don't you think we should go and pray, Brother Moody?" Moody replied, "You can go and pray, brother, but I am going to man the water buckets. There is a time to pray and a time to put the fire out!" We tend to build a dichotomy between praying and doing. Usually what trips us up in the Christian life is not finding the balance between dependency on God and action on our part. Surely both must be important in God's eyes! In this chapter Nehemiah shows evidence of careful planning on both fronts.
Warming Up to GodWhat fears do you have that keep you from taking risks with your faith? Tell your Father about them—and let him show you how to overcome them with his strength.
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