What God Puts in Our Hearts
I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do...
Recommended ReadingIn the book that bears his name, Nehemiah relates his burden for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The moment he heard of the distress of his city, he began praying, fasting, and seeking God's will (Nehemiah 1:4). His concern deepened until King Artaxerxes noticed it on his face (2:2). Traveling to Jerusalem, Nehemiah surveyed the ruined walls and devised a plan for their rebuilding. At first, he told no one what God had put in his heart to do. But at the right moment he revealed his plan, mobilized the people, and persevered till the work was done.
Have you seen a need? Have you prayed for a burden? Our work for Him isn't a personal ambition we seek. It's a vision He places on our hearts--perhaps to become involved in orphan care, to minister to the homeless, to work with nursery children or evangelize the lost, to plan a missions trip.
What has God put in your heart to do? What's the next step? What can you do today to make your vision a reality?
It's a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
2 Chronicles 21:1-24:27