11 O Lord, hear the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who are happy to fear Your name. Make Your servant do well today, and give him loving-pity in front of this man.”
Now I was the one who carried the cup for the king.
Reading the words of Nehemiah last night before closing my eyes for the day I was struck over and over by the power of this simple servant’s prayer. A cup-bearer, rather than a food taster or valet. Fearing the Lord yet desiring to do well.
Employee, employer or someone looking for employment it is imperative that we remember that in all things fearing and reverencing God is our most important task of every single day. So what if somehow during that day something requires stepping outside of our typical comfort zone or even requires more of than we were prepared to invest into that day. 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.. 1 Corinthians 10:31. Selectively choosing what fits or does not fit into the day does reflect favorably upon God.
Being a servant there will be times we are required to pick up, serve or look after someone else. Extending our hands and hearts our fellow-man provides to many the only glimpse of God that they may see. My Lord and Savior knelt to wash nasty stinky feet providing an example that translates through generations.
Today and everyday, Lord hear the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who are happy to fear Your name.
Making His praise glorious!
- Nehemiah’s Prayer (jesusfootprints.wordpress.com)
- Nehemiah-The King’s Cupbearer (brakeman1.com)
- Nehemiah? (seekingthepath.wordpress.com)