The Christian Public Servant – “with hearts in unity of cause”

March 17, 2017 – Friday

Reading
Nehemiah 2:18 [KJV] Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.

Reflection
How many times have you tried to rebuild a relationship? Maybe in your family. Or at church. Perhaps where you work. I have tried countless times, and it is impossible if you are the only one trying to repair what is broken.

Nehemiah had a heart to rebuild the wall of his people. Yet he could not do it alone. He started the process, but others said, “let us rise up and build.” Let US rise up. Not just Nehemiah. They knew the wall could not be built without the help of others – with hearts in unity of cause.

Like Nehemiah, you and I need to have heart to rebuild what we have taken for granted. What we have unvalued. What we have misused or even abused. But nothing can be rebuilt without the help of one or more others –all with hearts in unity of cause.

As you start work today, know that it takes more than one to rebuild anything. As you rise up, know it takes more than just your heart. It is not easy, but think about the damage that can be repaired if you take the first step and find a way to encourage the other person or persons to join in.

When others strengthen their hands for good work, amazing things can be accomplished – even in your workplace.

Prayer
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for renewing my heart so that my heart may join others in building, rebuilding, and repairing. Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Death Row
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, Alabama USA

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