My reading pace has slowed. I can only do one chapter a day when I'm reading through one of my favorite books in the Bible. I love Nehemiah. I love his courage, dedication, and organization. But the real hero is God, who listens to His people and provides for them.
And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, "Let us rise up and build." So they strengthened their hands for the good work. Nehemiah 2:18 ESV