2018 March 28 Wednesday in Liberty Hill Texas
53° to start the day. It stormed overnight with, wind, lightening, thunder, close to three inches of rain locally.
It stayed grey and overcast so day with occasional rain showers. It reached a high of 69°.
No sunrise or sunset photos.
Nothing much happened today. Grandies in the morning and choir practice in the evening. I believe the choir is ready for Good Friday and Easter.
MUSING – March 28 2018
PREPARATION AND OPPORTUNITY
In the month of Nisan, in Artaxerxes’ twentieth year as king, after some wine was brought for the king, I picked up the cup of wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence before. The king asked me, “Why do you look so sad? You aren’t sick, are you? You must be troubled about something.” (I was really afraid.) “May the king live forever!” I said to the king. “Why shouldn’t I look sad when the city, the place where my ancestors are buried, is in ruins and its gates are burned down?” “What do you want?” the king asked me. So I prayed to the God of heaven, and I asked the king, “If it pleases Your Majesty, and you are willing to grant my request, let me go to Judah, to the city where my ancestors are buried, so that I can rebuild it.”
The thing that jumped out at me here is when Nehemiah said, “I prayed to the God.” think about that for a moment. He already admitted that he was really afraid. The king, to whom he was enslaved, ask him a question. And Nehemiah says he prayed to God. How long do you think the king waited for an answer? When the Master says, “Jump” the slave jumps and asks if it is high enough.
I don’t doubt that he prayed. But I bet it was a quick “Thank you.” Because he had already prayed about this for days. Nehemiah 1:4 reads,
“When I heard this,(destruction of Jerusalem) I sat down and cried. I mourned for days. I continued to fast and pray to the God of heaven”.
Are you ”prayed up” so that you’ll be ready for God’s opportunity?