50 Days of Vitality
Day 5 Thursday
Title: The Promise of Return
Text: Nehemiah 1:8-10
Thought for the Day:
Who is Nehemiah really calling to remember the word of God? Though he seems to be reminding God of God’s own word, could it be that he is actually reminding himself and his fellow Israelites of God’s promise of restoration? Though god’s love is unconditional, there is a contingency attached to the return of God’s promise. The people are to return to Him and keep His commandments. With God’s power and redemptive hand, it is never too late.
If God’s mighty and redemptive hand is not clearly seen in the ministry of our churches, could it be that we have become complacent or perhaps self-centered to the point that we have sinned, that we have missed God’s intent for our churches? But it is not too late if we return to Him and follow His leading as our churches become what He intended.
Pray through this Thought for the Day as the Spirit leads you in your heart and in your mind. Amen.