Read Nehemiah 1:1-11. It’s amazing how many times God drops a person or situation into our day to give us an opportunity to do something for him. As Future Builders, we must be alert to this and ready to respond.
The day that Hanani and his friends decided to visit Nehemiah was just another ordinary day. The devastating information they had about the state of Jerusalem and its walls seems to have just cropped up in everyday conversation!
But it led to Nehemiah deciding to become a Future Builder and take some action. This divine appointment in one of Nehemiah’s ordinary days led to God being able to do extraordinary things through him. He eventually found himself as the foreman responsible for getting Jerusalem’s walls rebuilt and it changed his life and the lives of God’s people.
God can take an ordinary person on an ordinary day and do extraordinary things through him. That means you and me! This could be your moment to become a Future Builder!
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
- Why do you think God delights in taking ordinary people on ordinary days and doing extraordinary things through them?
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