His ways, My plans!

God is faithful to reveal his ways to us but it’s our decision to make it our plans. In the bible God shows his ways to mankind through the commandments, the law, statues and ordinances. Nonetheless, situations and circumstances can happen which it can either bring us closer to the word or further, again your choice.

The book of Nehemiah is one of my favorite example that reflect the importance of the law. I am not sure if you are familiar with the story but it focus on the aftermath from the Israelites captivity. Nehemiah, with many workers worked for 52 days on rebuilding the city of Jerusalem. On the opening day all the tribes was gathered as they read the book of the law. Can you say intense, hearing the word of God for the first time since captivity and by the way, that was seven month. Seven month of not hearing anything from God or meditating on the word of God. They were weeping, filled with grief and sadness.

After the weeping and crying, Nehemiah, Ezra and the levites told the people ” This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” Then Nehemiah told them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send out portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”….

Great, now what does that mean, it means They wanted the people to know that because they have heard the word of God, it signifies a good day and God was pleased with that, so let his joy be their strength. There you have it family, this post serve you as a reminded if you just started reading God’s word again and you find yourself, weeping, and filled with sadness, remember ” The Joy of the Lord is your strenght”.

To further your study, please read the book of Nehemiah, stay bless 😊