As Nehemiah looked upon the ruins of Jerusalem he remembered how The Lord had put a burden on his heart for his home country, Jerusalem. He thought about how the king he was working for had graciously provided time off, men, horses and timber for him to accomplish his plan. He was able to look back and see God’s hand in all of it.

Nehemiah shared his story with the people he came to help. He told them about God giving him a burden, preparing the heart of the king and providing for this endeavor.

After hearing Nehemiah’s testimony the men were inspired to work. They said “let us rise up and build”.

Your testimony can be a powerful form of encouragement. Give God the glory. Tell others what He has done for you. Trust Jesus to use it to draw others to Him.

Nehemiah 1-2