…I said to the king,
“May the king live forever!
Why should my face not look sad
when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins,
and its gates have been burned with fire?”
“Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.”
What a powerful statement! What a challenge for us! Let me ask you, as I ask myself, “Are our hearts truly broken by what breaks God’s heart?” And, “What are the things in our community that break the heart of God?”
I believe God’s heart was broken over the condition of the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem. He moved Nehemiah to be a man who would work to bring glory back to himself, spiritual healing and health to the people of Israel, and restoration to the city of Jerusalem.
Pray with me that God will bring glory to himself in Parker and the surrounding communities. Pray that he will bring people to himself! Pray that his Spirit will work through the ministries at Crossroads to bring spiritual restoration and revival here too!