Nehemiah is remembered as a great builder and leader. He achieved in 52 days what others had not been able to do in 75 years.
They said to me, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”
4 When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven. (Neh 1 4-4)
This mighty achievement was birthed when his heart was moved when he saw injustice; when he saw people living without security and when he saw that his God was no longer honoured in his hometown.
As we go into Church Together, so many of you have worked really hard. Some have been through a challenging season. We do it because our hearts have been moved for our City. We continue to build a church because our hearts are moved towards the people of our city.
We are Builders.
We are builders; we build physical buildings, we’re building effective platforms for the future.
We’re building families.
We’re building hope.
We’re building faith.
We’re building the spiritual climate of our City.
We’re building generations.
We’re building a legacy.
We’re building the Kingdom!
As soon as Nehemiah’s heart was moved, he prayed and fasted. Let’s continue to pray for our City; pray that God will work mighty through Church Together this Sunday, pray that He will work mightily in our service, pray that He will continue to use us as He builds His Church.
Remember you are a builder!
God might just use you to do what previous generations thought was impossible.