Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nehemiah 12 - SOAP Meditation

Sunday was our Celebration Sunday at The Point Church.  We celebrated that our church has now committed over $537,000 above their normal giving to advance the Kingdom of Jesus in the Triangle!  We celebrated the installation of 3 new elders!  We celebrated 2 fathers making the decision to follow Christ in baptism. I was overwhelmed by God's faithfulness to our young church and couldn't help but tearfully celebrate what God is doing in our midst and declare his greatness!  The chapter I share with you this morning provided the inspiration for our Celebration and I pray it inspires you to celebrate what God is doing in your life and our church as well! 

My prayer in posting this is for you to be inspired to read and meditate on each chapter of the book of Nehemiah yourself!  I pray meditating on God's Word becomes an essential part of the life of every person at The Point Church! (Psalm 1:1-3).  Below is my SOAP meditation from the twelfth chapter of the book of Nehemiah


S "And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy…. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away." Nehemiah 12:43

O God had done a mighty work, a miracle. He turned the heart of the king to provide the materials and give the permission to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. He turned the hearts of the people to go all in for their God! He used a rag tag group of settlers to do the impossible and rebuild God’s city that was utterly destroyed. How could the people not worship God? How could they not have great joy?

A When we see all that God has done, is doing, and wants to do, how can we not respond with heartfelt worship and have unspeakable joy? I must take time to worship.  I must stop and give thanks and allow what God has done to fill me with joy!

P Father, thank you! Hallelujah! I worship you! I praise you! I rejoice in who you are, how you have rescued me, and how you are working through our church family! I love you! In Jesus name. Amen.

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