Have you ever asked yourself why should I write
Christian Fiction…what’s the point…should I keep going? Take a look at
Nehemiah. Those close to Nehemiah probably never expected the mild-mannered man
to ever step out of his comfort zone, leave the safety of the king’s palace to
go on work detail. Add to that the fact he was in captivity. He served a
foreign government. He also didn’t have a background in planning or building
that we know of…he was the king’s cupbearer. Yet this man became instrumental
in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. We can look at that wall both literally and figuratively. Nehemiah
is a role model today of a man who listened to God and followed His guidance
and make a great impact. Nehemiah was a builder.
But how does Nehemiah’s wall compare to writing Christian
fiction?
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He saw a need. Maybe for you it’s a personal burden
or maybe someone has shown you the need.
Nehemiah 1:3  And they said unto
me, “The remnant who are left behind from the captivity there in the province
are in great affliction
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He had dual purpose. The people who build the
wall had one hand at work and one hand on a sword. Don’t Christian writers do
this too? Your story is on one hand from you and on the other, filled with God’s
word (the Sword of the Spirit)
Nehemiah 4:17-18  Those who built on the wall and those who
bore burdens with those who loaded — every one with one of his hands wrought in
the work and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one,
had his sword girded by his side, and so built.
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He desired to be used of God.  Nehemiah had his conflict. He had people who
didn’t want that wall built. There was opposition within his group and
externally but he didn’t quit. He prayed and he perceived that his work should
keep going, that God was behind him. He finished the task.
Nehemiah
6:15-16 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month of
Elul, in fifty and two days. And it came to pass that when all our enemies
heard thereof, and all the heathen who were about us saw these things, they
were much cast down in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was
wrought by our God.
Read the whole book, it is really
is amazing.
So built we the wall…for the people had a mind to work. Nehemiah 4:6

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