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Huh, what? Hmm ... what is a Nehemiah experience? Nehemiah is one of the
greatest leaders of all times (ok, this is just my opinion). Nehemiah
1. Humble: as he was praying to
God, Nehemiah 1:6 tells us that he said, "please let Your ear be attentive
and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray
before you now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and
confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have against You.
Both my father's house and I have sinned."
2. Compassionate: he asked
questions Nehemiah 1:2), listened (Nehemiah 1:3), Wept (Nehemiah 1:4), and fasted
and prayed (Nehemiah 1:4).
So what does all of that have to do
with being a good leader? Well, when we humble ourselves before God and are
compassionate over and with the people He has put in our path, I strongly
believe that He hears and answers our prayers in due time. You see,
Nehemiah was on an assignment to rebuild the Wall of Jerusalem. He
allowed God to order his steps along the way.
... See next week for Part 2 ...
Now that's a word!
Scripture taken from the New King James
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