Thought for Today – Archie Boyle
Nehemiah 1:1-4 In late autumn or the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes reign, I was at the fortress if Susa. Hanani, one of my brothers, came to visit me with some other men who had just arrived from Judah. I asked them about the Jews who had survived captivity and about how things were going in Jerusalem. They said to me, “Thins are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down and the gates have been burned.” When I heard this, I sat and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted and prayed to the God of heaven.
Today at Belgrave South Baptist Church Pastor Andrew Fisher asked the question:
What breaks your heart?
He then went on to encourage the congregation to take the next step in doing something about the things that burden us through following the example of Nehemiah.
- Sat down to cry.
- Knelt to pray.
- Stood up and acted.
Prayer in our lives needs to become a first response not a last resort.
When something ‘breaks our heart’ we need to do something about it.
Take time to pray today for God to direct you to the next step in whatever is troubling you,