Five men started the work week off with breakfast and the Bible. This how the Bible part went:
We read and discussed Nehemiah 1:1-11 and 2:11-20. Nehemiah held an important position in the court of King Artexerxes, but he saw a huge need in his ancestral homeland. The walls of Jerusalem were in disrepair, and the returned exiles were vulnerable and disheartened. When Nehemiah got this news, he carefully studied the situation, prayed and petitioned God for help as part of his prayer. He then traveled to Jerusalem, where he again took the time to assess the situation on the ground before speaking to the people about his plans. His speech inspired the people to rebuild the crumbled walls.
Nehemiah provides an excellent example of envisioning how a bad situation could be made better, along with the actions that inspired others to buy into and make that vision a reality.