12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NASB
1 Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates, 2 then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono." But they were planning to harm me. 3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?" 4 They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way. Nehemiah 6:1-4 NASB
OUR CALLING IS TO BE AN AMBASSADOR OF HOPE,
6 walls that may have fallen in your spiritual life that keep hope alive.
Worship - Time with God
Relationships - Forgiveness
Fellowship - Time with God’s people
Holiness - Taking the path of purity
Witness - Talking about Jesus
Generosity - Giving to God and others.
"I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"
15 So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. Nehemiah 6:15-16 NASB
The Key to all future hope in my life, is the sustaining work and presence of Jesus in my life.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. Psalms 33:20 NIV
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NIV
But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Ps. 62:5
What if you began to live a life full of hope, and became an ambassador of hope to others?