As I was sitting in church listening to a sermon on these verses, it struck me how much this applies to the family!
Nehemiah 4:10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."
11 Also our enemies said, "Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work."
12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, "Wherever you turn, they will attack us."
14 "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes."
Our families are under attack!! We have an enemy! Satan HATES the family. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy. A Godly family who is standing together as a mighty force for the kingdom is accomplishing much for the LORD. Not only here and now, but generations to come!!! WAKE UP.....Wake up; moms, dads, grandparents, sisters, brothers, husbands, and wives......WAKE UP and FIGHT!!!! Fight for your families and your homes. There is a battle raging against us. We must MUST recognize that fact and be armed against the Devils schemes. Arm yourselves with the Word of God. Arm yourself with support from godly people around you. Arm yourself by loving and loving on your spouse unconditionally. Arm yourself by falling on your face EVERY day, knees to the earth, praying for the Lord's protection on your home and you families homes!
LORD, forgive me for not taking this battle seriously! Knees to the earth I come to You, begging and fighting for my family! Lord, heal wounds, help our strength not give out, help us not be discouraged by "the rubble", help us be alert to the enemy, and alert to You, help us to remember Our Great and Awesome LORD who is mighty to save!!