Monday, January 24, 2011

Let Us Rise Up and Build

While traveling through the blogosphere, I stopped by Boomers, Scribblers, and Saints...and discovered inspiration for 2011. Nancy gave a simple, yet profound, example of her grandson's building adventures.

At the end of the post, the scripture jumped off the page and into my heart. Nehemiah 2:18 "Let us rise up and build. They set their hands to this good work."

All my discouragement and excuses melted in the warmth of her post and that scripture.

Are you ready to "set your hands to this good work?"

27 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Absolutely. Can't think of anything better to focus on.

Let's get building!
~ Wendy

Jeanette Levellie said...

I am ready, with the Lord's help. Some days I'm not sure where to begin, and I flounder a bit before I find my footing. But I believe He helps us if we are doing a little something, at least.

Karen Lange said...

I'm with Jeanette. Some days are a challenge, but we need to start by heading in the right direction with willing hearts.
Blessings,
Karen

Ryan and Melanie said...

Yes, by God's grace! What a good reminder.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Wendy -

Let the construction begin!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jeanette -

Every building project has its challenges. Like you, I believe the Lord helps us as long as we give it our best effort.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I liked what you said about a willing heart. Moving forward as God leads us is critical to any venture.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Melanie -

Knowing God gives us the grace to complete a task encourages us to stick with it. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Diane said...

Am trying..... I get distracted and discouraged but need to keep my focus on HIM! :O)

Lynn said...

I'll be thinking of this all day. Sometimes I want to be writing when I need to work, or anything else than what I'm doing at the moment, but must know God wants me to put my best effort in all that I do, where He has me.

Marja said...

Susan, I know you've probably answered this before... but on my new laptop I see only the bottom half of your blog... how can I fix it? Sorry :)

Maria I. Morgan said...

A great challenge and encouragement, Susan! I'll have to stop by Nancy's blog. Sounds inspirational! Have a blessed week as you 'set your hands to this good work'! God bless! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

Yup. Focusing on Him is paramount.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

Giving 100% to each task - work, family, writing, etc. - gets more accomplished. Doing 20 things at once may seem impressive, but I can see my effectiveness slipping.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

If you have a PC, go to "Tools," and click on "Compatibility View." Unfortunately, this fix is not available for a MAC.

You can also go to the comments, and click on "Show Original Post" located next to the number of comments.

Hope this helps,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

Thanks. I enjoy Nancy's blog as she shares the lessons of everyday life. Hmm, reminds me of someone else I know. :)

Blessings,
Susan

kristen said...

Wow!! That is an awesome scripture. I'm writing it down and keeping it in front of me from now on.
Thanks, Susan.
God bless you as you "rise up and build."

Terri Tiffany said...

Yes I am!!

Nancy said...

Susan - I am touched that you would share this with your readers. Of course, the scripture belongs to God and on this day, I needed your turn on things to remind me that this building is of the highest importance. Thanks so much for sharing about my blog.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Yes, that Scripture spoke to my heart. I like your idea of keeping it where you can see it. I probably should do the same thing.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

You and me both!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Thank you for sharing this scripture. I know you came at it from a different angle, but the Lord used it.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I can understand how that scripture spoke to your heart. It does to mine as well. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Hi Susan...I want to thank you for always visiting my blog and commenting. You are such a welcome visitor! Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathy -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I enjoy your posts. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Faith Imagined said...

Sounds like an inspiring post and I could use a little lift right now! I am off to check it out!