Wednesday: Enthusiastic Workers
Text: 6 At last the wall was completed to half its height around the entire city, for the people had worked with enthusiasm. (Nehemiah 4:6, NLT)
Nehemiah prayed and the people worked and the wall was progressing.
What was it that changed?
It certainly wasn’t Sanballat and his cronies.
And it wasn’t God.
I remember learning early on in my faith journey that prayer changes the one who prays.
So what did Nehemiah’s prayer accomplish?
The people who were being beaten down by Sanballat’s ridicule and mocking found the courage to get the task done. They learned that God was still in control, that he had a plan, and summoned up the enthusiasm and energy needed to finish the wall.
Feeling a little short on enthusiasm, courage, and energy? Take God at his word and you’ll find what you need to accomplish what he needs you to do.