Reading: Nehemiah 4:6
So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when people have “a mind to work.”
The people living amidst the ruins of Jerusalem believed that God had raised up Nehemiah for the task of rebuilding the wall. Rather than resist, or refrain, they put their hearts and hands to the task. The third chapter of Nehemiah gives testimony of the unanimous nature of their cooperation. Each household took a portion of the wall, each doing their part. God’s work is always advanced when people do their part. When everyone exercises their spiritual gifts, the church thrives. When everyone tithes on the increase, the church thrives. When everyone embraces a ministry, the church thrives. When all stand behind the cause of Christ, the church thrives. Jesus prayed fervently for us before He ascended to the Father, that we may be one (John 17:11).
Unity creates synergy. A symphony is a travesty unless everybody stays on the same page. So the church is either madness or movement depending on our unity. Miracles await us when unity binds us together for a great cause.
Days spent in quarrels are days lost for eternity. If you’re going to build your part of the wall, you have to give attention to connecting with your neighbor.
Reposted with permission from onehope.net.