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Day 52

By Richardl @richardlittleda

Deep breath required

Those who have read this blog over the years will know that I have a particular fondness for the Old Testament character Nehemiah. Click here to learn a little more about the places he and I have traveled together.  I have always found his story of courage, persistence and leadership in adversity to be a source of inspiration.

Today, though, he is troubling me. Ever since I announced my move to Newbury Baptist church, I have been running a little ‘countdown’ app on my phone. It keeps me aware of the time remaining in my current church and helps to focus on the task in hand. The years here have been rich ones – with giant steps of faith for many individuals, and bold shared projects for the church. We have laughed, cried, prayed and celebrated together. Today, though, is day #52:

Today I have 52 days left here at Teddington Baptist Church – which is where Nehemiah comes in. Nehemiah took 52 days to galvanize a weary and fearful unskilled workforce into rebuilding the ruined walls of an entire city. Inspiring though that is, it is also a little intimidating.

What can I do in the next 52 days, with God’s help, I wonder? If you are a person who likes to pray, then your prayers would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.

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