The above is the subject of conversation today and one hears it discussed everywhere. As I pray about this, I ask where do I seem to put up a wall in my thinking? The word “exclusion” comes to thought as I think about neighborhoods, Churches, government, etc. It appears people have an “us and them” attitude about much. God loves all men, even though He may not approve of their actions. In studying the Bible when Nehemiah builds the wall around Jerusalem, it is accomplished against all odds and then In Hebrews 11:30, it states “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.” These say to me that there is nothing to stop a God-ordained idea whether it is building or tearing down, but human will and pride have to be removed first and just listening for Divine Guidance is imperative. Today I will question the walls I entertain in my thinking.
While studying Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, I have been so impressed by Nehemiah’s avoidance of distraction. His so-called friends kept telling him to come down under various pretenses, but he resisted. He had work to do.
That applies to us daily. Yesterday, I heard a woman talking of her golf game and the pro who was teaching her how to make a long drive, kept telling her to focus and not be distracted. When she began doing better, he laughed and told her she would have it down after about five hundred more times.
When I am studying and praying at my desk, I can be distracted by the computer, or random thoughts if I am not careful. By spiritualizing thought while studying the Bible, I can receive answers to any question I may have. Gratitude and humility fill my heart with the knowledge that by asking for bread (understanding), I will never receive a stone!