As we continued our “Faithful” chapel series, we looked together at Nehemiah 2:1-8, where we observed Nehemiah as the king’s cupbearer nervously approaching the king. We’ve probably all felt that kind of fear when delivering big news or making a large request to someone. But from Nehemiah we learn that when God calls us to something, He also provides the way.

In the text, Nehemiah provides us with three positive examples to follow when faced with a difficult circumstance:

  • Dependent Prayer: Nehemiah practiced habitual prayer. He walked with God because he talked with God.
  • Deliberate Plan: Before approaching the king, Nehemiah put in the work of developing a well-thought out plan.
  • Directed Praise: In humility, Nehemiah gave the credit for his success to God.

When we serve an audience of One — the one true King — we don’t have to be afraid. In faith, we can take our concerns to God, trust Him to help us accomplish His plan with excellence, and then give Him the glory.

Join us as we walk through Nehemiah 2:1-8.

Dr. Thomas White preaching on the chapel stage