Keeping a spiritual journal is such an important tool for reminding us what God has done for us in the past. I have been writing in journals for many years and every so often I will come across one and read through it. Last week I posted a poem I found in one of my journals. Yesterday, as I was looking for a notebook for my husband to write in, I found another of my journals. The following is a poem I wrote on September 13, 2012 as I was working through a Bible Study on Nehemiah.
The gates of the city were burned
the walls broken down.
People were resigned and discouraged
as danger lurked around.
Then God placed a vision
in the heart of one man
to rebuild that which was broken
to restore God’s master plan.
By night, he travelled the walls
to see the damage done.
By day he called together the people
to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
The enemy didn’t like it
when the people began to rebuild.
But they did not stop their work,
they did not fear or yield.
“The God of Heaven will give us success”,
their faith and trust pushed them on.
They began with the gates, then on to the walls
until at last, their work was done.
With God all things are possible
even when obstacles come our way
because God has a plan for every task
He places in our hearts today.
Yes, we can all be builders
of that which is broken down.
As we trust God for overcoming power
when the enemy comes around.
The God of Heaven will fill our hearts
with that which is right and true.
He gives strength and courage
For every task He has called us to.
– Virginia – 9/13/12