Hello, dear friends! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. On Instagram this week, I shared that I am participating in a Bible study through Nehemiah with the IF Equip movement (see Ifequip.com if you are interested in joining it too). It has been such an eye opening and convicting study. I realize that my faith is way to small. As soon as adversity strikes, I tend to feel defeated and want to just give in. I'm learning about how Nehemiah lived out his great faith, praying and overseeing the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall. Nehemiah just knew that what he was doing glorified God and that He would grant success to His people. Even though he saw the huge amount of work to be done and all the opposition from the naysayers, he remained steadfast in prayer and in encouraging his fellow workers. Even when arrows were flying in the midst of rebuilding the gates, still He trusted that his faithful God would fight for His people.
Nehemiah, like Paul, was a man who lived "by faith, not by sight." I want to be that kind of person too. Praying for you this week... may you walk by faith and not by sight!