Our general elections are around the corner, how many of us want to weep and rub ashes on our foreheads just thinking about it?
It feels like no matter how many rallies are attended and yellow t-shirts are bought, once the crowds recede and the dust settles, all still sama je. Life goes on.
Yea, life goes on. But the burden stays. The burden that God has so much more in store for our nation if we would only turn to Him. An onus so heavy it shackles you to this land.
We don’t really hear of Nehemiah often, but his life was one whose tearful prayers reflected his burden for his nation. News that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down and its gates burned were the hands roughly driving his face to the floor day and night before God.
It was the prayer that changed a nation.
A burden that became a purpose.
In the end, Nehemiah’s courage was key in not only reconstructing the walls within a whopping 52 days but restoration of the spiritual health of God’s people. Eyes back on Him.
That’s the power of prayer.
Prayer isn’t a solemn religious exercise. Neither is it a dramatic display for entertainment.
It’s where your heart meets with His. No space for pretense.
Standing in the gap in prayer for your family, your community and your nation is not something God takes lightly. He should know, He sent His Son to stand in the gap for us.
For the prayer warriors eating tears for our nation’s revival day in and day out; our unity is progressing our land in a dimension we cannot yet see but will soon claim evidence for.
Like Nehemiah, we may be surprised at how much we can accomplish when the Lord is backing us up.
Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
2 Corinthians 7:14
Inspired by Ps Ryan
Note: Don’t forget to register to vote before end March 2017.
Check if you’re registered here:
Also on an angrier side note: Dei, I see your fb post on wanting to see a change in Malaysia and you’re not registered to vote Imma start flipping thosais.
Another side note: Have a read on this survey done by INVOKE Centre for Policy Initiatives.
Thinking about: Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, 앞으로 by 김민승, Nehemiah, Beauty & the Beast ban and Oh, what grace I’ve found in You, My Saviour.