The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

“Lord, remember my faithfulness” sounds self-centered, but is it really? God is all knowing and will never forget our faithfulness. However, we, as His children, need reassurance. Nehemiah was the leader that the Lord used to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem after it had been torn down by the Babylonians. Nehemiah was challenged as he helped lead Israel to rebuild the wall.

During the building process Nehemiah had to overcome enemies on the outside and challenges from the inside. A lesser man may have given up, but not Nehemiah. Despite all the continued obstacles before him, he continued to be faithful to God’s calling. Nehemiah was just like us. We can’t control other people, but we can control ourselves. Nehemiah could only control his actions; he could not control the actions of others.

Nehemiah Asked God to Remember His Faithfulness

Nehemiah returned to Persia after the wall of Jerusalem was finished. After a time, Nehemiah asked the King of Persia if he could return to Jerusalem and his request was granted. When Nehemiah arrived back in Jerusalem, the people were doing several things they were not supposed to. This resulted in Nehemiah making needed spiritual corrections.

I can imagine how Nehemiah must have felt when he returned and much of his progress had been undone. It is during this time that Nehemiah cried out to God. Nehemiah 13:14 Remember this good deed, O my God, and do not forget all that I have faithfully done for the Temple of my God and its services. [1]

God Calls Us to be Faithful

I may not be able to control others, but I can ask the Lord to help me to be faithful. Jesus reminds us of the importance of faithfulness. Luke 25:21 The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! [2]The reward for the servant was not based on those around him, but only his faithfulness.

 The same is true for us today! Hebrews eleven is called the faith chapter of the Bible. In this chapter you will find many people who faithfully believed and trusted in God’s promises. As you read about each person in this chapter you will see one example of faithfulness after another. They are true heroes of faith. Like Nehemiah, many faced ongoing obstacles along their journey of faith, but they continually moved forward in determined faithfulness. Their faithfulness was not forgotten by the Lord, and neither will your faithfulness be forgotten.

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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