Is your passion the same thing as God’s will? (Neh 4.9)

Is your passion the same thing as God’s will? (Neh 4.9)

When we are passionate about something, we don’t want to wait around for it. We want to move ahead, make plans, take action. For a believer, there is a time to do that, rather than “waiting on the Lord.” But our “passion” should not be the driving force of our actions. Prayer should play a significant part of anything we do, and Nehemiah’s prayer here shows us the right way.

Calling and Prayer (Neh 1.5-11)

Calling and Prayer (Neh 1.5-11)

Sometimes God calls us to do unexpected things—perhaps life-changing, perhaps just altering a daily course. But rather than dive right into action, the right thing might be to spend time in serious, open prayer, like Nehemiah.

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