This is the last article in this series about Nehemiah, a man with a heart for the work of God.
“And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither (not) told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither (not) was there any beast (animal) with me, save (only) the beast that I rode upon.” – Nehemiah 2:12
Nehemiah is a good example for all deaf ministry workers. When the work becomes hard, follow this example.
- Nehemiah was burdened for the work.
He wept (cried), mourned (sad), fasted (no food), prayed for his needs and his own safety, and requested the things he needed. (He was prepared.)
- Nehemiah went to the work.
- Nehemiah knew this was God’s will for his life.
- A Heart for the Work (Part 4).
- Nehemiah continued the work during many troubles.
He faced mocking, fear, discouragement, people fighting and arguing, and lies. But finally…
- The work was finished (Nehemiah 6:15).
“So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.” The work was finished. Nehemiah finished the work God put in his heart. Nehemiah is an excellent example of a man with God’s work in his heart. He gave his heart to the work of God and finished it.
It is sad that so many workers do NOT finish the work God wants them to do. They may love the Deaf in their minds, but not in their hearts. When we follow God’s work in our hearts, we will finish the work God wants us to do.
Give your heart to work with the Deaf.
Finish what God wants you to do no matter what happens.
Don’t do less than your best!