It was a blessing being able to attend the mission rally in Cleveland, TX. It was great hearing the message presented by brother Moyers this evening. He preached from the book of Nehemiah beginning at chapter 2. His message encouraged us to not get discouraged in the work of the Lord. In chapter 6, he brought out the mischief that Sanballat and Geshem had in store for him. Nehemiah responded correctly that, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down.”
There would be many in this life that would dissuade use from doing the will of the father. Some oppose out of envy, others out of fear and many from hatred of God and his people. The scriptures comfort us that no matter what, God is still greater. The enemies of Nehemiah were persistent. They sent four times trying to stop him or discourage him from the work. Each time he responded the same way, “I cannot come down!”
What work would God have you busy at right now?
What distractions are hindering you from serving the Lord?
In the book of Hebrews, it says, “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”