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March 15, 2012

Cupbearer

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 10:38 pm

Nehemiah 1:11 O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”
Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Nehemiah prayed on behalf of his nation.  He took the burden on himself to intercede on their behalf to You and to his earthly king.  He then took on the responsibility to repair the walls of Jerusalem.  He saw the need and couldn’t sit back any longer.  He prayed, he spoke, he acted.  Just what the leader of his people should do.

Except he was a cupbearer.  A drinks waiter to the king.  He may have served in the royal court but he was still very much a humble servant.  He had no obvious birthright or earned status, no apparent royal or priestly connections.  He had no right or reason to step up on behalf of a whole nation.  He had a burden, he had faith that things could change and he had the urgency and determination to do something about it.

Lord, I never want to see a problem as beyond my scope to solve.  You have given me and every other believer the same access to You – give me faith that You are all the power and position I’ll ever need to accomplish Your plans.

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