Pastor Dave's Thoughts. . .
Read Nehemiah 6 today
This chapter continues to tell the story of the rebuilding of the wall. The size the the task, the strong opposition, and the limited available resources (both people and material) made the chances of success very small. Yet, they completed the wall in only 52 days. Those observing the work (whether for or against it), recognized it could not have been completed except with God’s help.
This realization increased the fear of those who had opposed it and the faith of those who who were for it. The increased fear should have caused those in opposition to reconsider their position and beliefs relative to God. Perhaps they would realize who God is, and turn to Him. Those who already had faith should have been strengthened in their faith, and drawn closer to God. Those responses were possible because a person of faith listened to God’s invitation to do something that was impossible without God’s help, and responded with the answer ‘yes’.
Are you listening for God’s invitation to do something that is bigger than your ability, that can only be completed if God is part of it? How will you respond to that invitation?
Nehemiah 6:15-16 NLT
So on October 2 the wall was finished-just fifty-two days after we had begun.  When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God.