Beyond the Weekend

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January 3, 2020


So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. Nehemiah 6:15

Read: Nehemiah 6:15-16

Listen: Nehemiah 6


Despite all the opposition that Nehemiah and those helping him face, they complete the wall. Even more impressive is they complete the wall in only fifty-two days. This remarkable feat makes their enemies afraid because they believe this feat was nothing short of miraculous. In other words, God must have helped Nehemiah because what he accomplishes is impossible.

As we go about the “great works” God calls us to do, sometimes it may look impossible. The truth is that often it will be impossible. The tasks of repairing our marriages, raising our kids or getting control of our finances will often be beyond our ability. However, if we step into the things God is calling us to, he has promised to be with us along the way and give us strength.

Much like Nehemiah, people are watching. As we parent our kids, they are watching. As we work on our marriage, our coworkers and family see it. As we make changes in our life, our friends will notice.


Begin by finding a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. Spend time in prayer, asking your Heavenly Father to show you where he is at work around you. Then thank him for coming alongside you and giving you strength as you continue to move forward in your “great work.”

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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