“The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?” With a prayer to the God of heaven, I replied, “If it please the king, and if you are pleased with me, your servant, send me to Judah to rebuild the city where my ancestors are buried.”
When in doubt, we are smart to do a quick check in with the boss before we make a decision or take action. We all know that feeling and it speaks inside of us, “Just do a quick check-in” it says to us. When we heed that advice, we are better off. When we ignore the voice, we take a risk. Now, we don’t want to be the person who has to check in each and every time before we do anything at all, but when in doubt or when we think we just need to be sure, the quick check-in is a smart move.
Let’s not today forget who is our true boss. Nehemiah models for us the “quick check-in” when we read that before he responded to the king, he acted “with a prayer to the God of heaven”. What if we got into the habit of offering the “quick check-in prayer” before every meeting we have today? How would our day be different? Why don’t we try and see.
Reference: 2:4-5 (New Living Translation)