“So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.”
God specializes in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. 3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
Any believer can make a difference when…
1. You diligently seek God in prayer.
2. You define the burden God puts in your heart.
3. You start the work and include others.
4. You do it all for God’s glory.