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Jeanne Takenaka
Jeanne Takenaka
4 days ago

Lesley, this is beautiful. I love Nehemiah’s heart for his people, and his determination to see the work God wanted to do completed. I’m thankful that, when He puts something in our hearts, He also enables us to fulfill it, if we’ll trust Him.

I loved this: “Following God brings no guarantee of an easy life or a straightforward path, but Nehemiah’s story encourages us to keep seeking God for the next step, to follow where He leads, and to trust He will bring to completion the work He has begun.”

Beautiful post, friend.

Michele Morin
Michele Morin
7 days ago

I love the way Nehemiah let his heart be broken for his people and for God’s glory. May we follow his lead and give thanks for Jesus, our greater Nehemiah who rescued and rebuilds us!

Mary Geisen
Mary Geisen
8 days ago

I love how God is calling you and your perseverance in finding out what next steps to take. It is not easy and just as Nehemiah faced many challenges you see that happening to you, too. But God has not forgotten the work you are doing and He sees your heart leaning in towards His. I pray you continue to follow God’s lead and know He will bring you to the exact place you need to be.

Joanne Viola
Joanne Viola
8 days ago

Leslie, while waiting is not easy, may you know that God is involved in both time and timing. He holds the plans for this program and will release it in your life and church in His perfect plan and time. Keep trusting Him!

Barbara Harper
Barbara Harper
8 days ago

The blog post I just read before this one was on the Good Samaritan, too! May God give us grace to jump in and help instead of averting our eyes.

Laurie
Laurie
9 days ago

Beautiful words for this difficult time, Lesley. Like Nehemiah, I believe in waiting until the opportunity presents itself and then taking action. We help to build God’s kingdom here on earth just like he did – one small step, one brick at a time.

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