To our brothers and sisters in South Louisiana, you are not alone! We are here for you! There are many people in Louisiana assisting the victims in this time of adversity in various ways. Indeed God is using what the enemy meant for bad and turning it into a season of love and compassion for all.
Today I stand as an intercessor for those who were devastated by the rising waters. It is amazing to me how the people of Louisiana have come together to assist each other. Just maybe GOD is using our state to show what LOVE really means. We don’t always understand the reason for the troubles that may cross our path as we journey through this life, but the people of Louisiana are once again trusting in God with great faith. God will rebuild what the enemy came to destroy!
There are people helping to serve food and providing water. There are others assisting in the cleanup from dust to dawn. I want you to know there are people also praying mightily for you and your families.
As an intercessor, I begin thinking about Nehemiah in the bible and how he heard of the devastation in Jerusalem. Nehemiah asked about the Jews that were left of the captivity and he was told that they were in great affliction and reproach because the wall of Jerusalem their defense was broken down and the gates were burned with fire. The bible says that upon hearing the news, Nehemiah sat down and wept, and mourned for several days. He fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. God gives us a time to mourn, but after that He is relying on us to “ARISE” and take action. Taking action is what GOD is calling us to do. Nehemiah begins in prayer and then he took action in rebuilding the walls. There was great work to be done. There is great work to be done in South Louisiana and surrounding areas. Fasting and praying for our brothers and sisters in is exactly what God want us to do. Through prayer we will assist in the “Building of the Walls.”
So here I am! Praying mightily for the people in South Louisiana. We all know that the damage has been done, but our prayers are needed to strengthen family members who are going through this time of great adversity. I also believe that our prayers are also needed to protect the walls of the cities. We all know, through our own storm devastation that there are so many people who see dollar signs after the storm and the devastation is behind us. We don’t know who to trust. Go to God in prayer and He will direct your path. He tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto our own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Our prayers will build up the fence of protection. Nehemiah was returning back to Judah to rebuild the walls of the city. We too will be rebuilding the walls so that no evil will come against the victims of this storm. We know there will be wolves dressed in sheep clothing looking for an opportunity to rob, steal and destroy.
I pray that we don’t just sit and watch, but we watch and pray. Today let us be like Nehemiah. Let us become “Builders of the Wall.”