Fasting and Praying for a Mate, Part 2

“The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house. . . . and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there” (Genesis 24:7).

The Big Picture

God had strategically places Nehemiah in a position to solve the problem he was burdened about. Nehemiah was not just the king of Persia’s cupbearer, he was an executive assistant. He probably handled the appointments with the king, approving the people who had access to him. He was close to the king and well-known by him.

Why Should You Fast?

“Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” (Isaiah 58:7)