Being Persistent in Doing Good
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I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?” Nehemiah 6:2-3 MSG
“THE WORK” of God is _______________ people from what holds them captive
Refining our Culture (People)
Doing the WORK OF GOD, requires us to be PERSISTENT
- We can’t get distracted
- There will always be tension, in doing self-less things for others (doing good.)
- Beware of LEAKS
- Strength to withstand the enemy’s intimidation comes from GOD
- The CHURCH is not a place to hide from the problems of the world
- We are working for the name on the front not the back
The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul. It had taken fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard the news and all the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies totally lost their nerve. They knew that God was behind this work. Nehemiah 6:15-16
John Wesley’s Daily Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
Exalted for you or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God;
Father, Son & Holy Spirit,
You are mine, and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant, which I have made on earth,
Let it be ratified in heaven.