Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Houses built in vain

Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.  Ps 127:1

Today's One Year Bible Psalm nails it:  If God isn't in what we are doing, we build in vain. That doesn't necessarily mean that if we do something on our own, without God's leading, that it will be a complete failure. It simply means that if God is not leading, there will be no "God Fruit". Fruit maybe, but not God-fruit.

That is where I am today.  I am not satisfied with real-looking plastic fruit that sits on the table.  I am only interested in the real thing:  Plump, juicy, life-giving fruit.  I don't want to come up with things on my own.  I only want to dwell in houses built by God Himself.  I only want to be part of movements initiated by the Holy Spirit. Church, we don't want to settle for cheap substitutes. Let's hold out for the real thing.

Last week we talked about allowing God to search our hearts, and reveal to us any sin.  This week let's ask Him for revelation regarding the house He wants to build in each of our lives. How He wants to use us, what work does He want to do through us.  Ask, then LISTEN;  Unless the Lord builds the house, we will labor in vain.

And don't forget the second part of that verse:  Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.  Ask the Lord to guard the walls and gates of our lives, and not allow anything that defiles to enter in.

Till the whole world hears,

Pastor Clay

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