Friday, January 11, 2013

The Walls of Our Lives, Part 2

Scripture: Isaiah 49:15-16
"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. "Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.

Insights: Yesterday I mentioned that the walls mentioned in Isaiah 49:16 are referring to the walls in Jerusalem.  I am, however, taking them figuratively as spiritual walls of our lives.  Today we are going to take Nehemiah’s three roles and apply them to our spiritual walls and see what must be done.  As a cupbearer Nehemiah inquired of the Lord to see what must be done.  He knew that God was the only One that could truly determine the true state of things.  As a builder Nehemiah inspected the walls to evaluate what God had revealed to him regarding his assignment.  As governor Nehemiah influenced the people to grab hold of a vision for the future.  So, what does this have to do with our spiritual wall?  We need to come to the Lord and inquire of Him as to what must be done in our lives.  We then need to inspect our spiritual walls honestly and determine what needs to be repaired.  Finally, we need to influence those around us to see the vision for which the Lord has called us to serve Him.  Beloved, the reality is most professing Christians have walls that are lying in ruin or neglect.  It probably happened slowly in their lives.  First a crack, not having a quiet time, appeared, but they did nothing about it.  Then it grew to a piece of loose stone or mortar, they told a lie, but they still did nothing about it.  Next a piece broke of, they started missing worship services, but they still did nothing about it.  Finally, entire sections of the wall fell down, they had no sense of the Lord’s presence, but they still did nothing about it.  At this point, the enemy, Satan, had access behind their lines and was able to wreak havoc in their lives.  You may even be known as a good Christian in the community, but you know in your heart that your spiritual wall that protects and defends you is lying in shambles.  As Chuck Swindoll wrote, “Such things as selfishness, lack of discipline, procrastination, immorality, no time for God, compromise, and rebellion have come and sowed their ugly seeds.  And they have begun to bear fruit for death.”  Beloved, it is time for us to truly seek the Lord and ask Him to fix our spiritual walls!  Seek Him Today!

  1. What condition is your spiritual wall?
  2. Do you need the Master Builder to come and repair parts of your spiritual wall?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, examine my spiritual wall and if there are any cracks, chips, holes or broken down sections, please send Your Spirit to mend and repair the damage.  Make my spiritual wall strong.  Amen. 

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