Sunday, June 23, 2024

June 23, 2023

Upon settling in Jerusalem, the priest purified the people, wall, and gates and dedicated the wall to God. The wall encompassed the entire city, so everything within it was devoted to God. They knew that none of what they did would have been possible without Him, recognizing that He was the one keeping them safe while they dwell there; He was their hope for a future. The people sang, played their instruments, and offered God the praise he deserved. They walked around the entire city with the priest walking along the wall, worshipping, praying, and rejoicing with great fanfare. 

Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off. Nehemiah 12:43

Imagine getting a new home or place to dwell in, and other people had once been living in it, worshipping idols or praising other “gods” within those walls. Although it may sound ritualistic, I think we should follow the lead of Nehemiah and dedicate our homes to God. Though Jesus has already purified us, you can still repent your sins, pray, and praise while walking around your home, thanking him for giving you a place to live. This is just my opinion, but I think it will help run any demons out or keep them from trying to take up residence there. You will be worshipping God there, so invite him to fill your home with His blessings.

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