Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Don't stop building
by Susan Barnes 
08/20/14
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





"I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down". Nehemiah 6:3

It is interesting to note the different reactions people had as they watched Nehemiah obey God and rebuild the walls around Jerusalem. Nehemiah 4:2 tells us that Sanballat was "angry"; 4:7 tells us some were "very angry" and 6:16 tells us some "were afraid". As we continue our Christian walk we may also find that we have this effect on people.

Some people will be angry with us. Just the way we live our lives is a challenge to them. Others will be very angry because they may have to change their ideas or behaviour in order to cope with us. Others will be afraid because they know God wants to do something similar in their lives.

Nehemiah was completing the physical job of building a wall when these people reacted this way. For us it may seem that we are not doing anything, yet we are getting the same reactions. The reason is, if we are living our lives the way God intends, we are building. We are building up our faith (Jude v.20). We are building each other up (Ephesians 4:29, 1 Thessalonians 5:11) and overall the Body of Christ is being built up (Ephesians 4:12, 16).

So if people are upset with us, like they were with Nehemiah, let's continue building and remember his words. I'm doing a good work and will not be interrupted.


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY

Read more articles by Susan Barnes  or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 243 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com