Has God moved your heart to return to the place of His desire? When we take that step of faith, His gracious hand is able to turn kings and authorities in our favor. Ezra faithfully studied and taught the people God’s laws. When the time came to restore the place of worship in Jerusalem, he was instrumental in managing the effort and overseeing the king’s instructions that all be educated in God’s ways. – Teresa #God’sgracioushandonme
Ezra 7: 27-28 (ESV)
27 Praise the Lord, the God of our ancestors, who made the king want to beautify the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem! 28 And praise him for demonstrating such unfailing love to me by honoring me before the king, his council, and all his mighty nobles! I felt encouraged because the gracious hand of the Lord my God was on me. And I gathered some of the leaders of Israel to return with me to Jerusalem.