I’ve been toting the sledge. I’ve been a builder… working hard… which is good, but if it is not God building it then I am laboring in vain. Who’s the contractor here? Have I taken on projects and ‘job sites’ where God hasn’t directed? S He doing something other, building something else in the city? I want to be on that job site! I don’t want to be the contractor – I’m not qualified. Jesus said, “I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not over come it” (Matthew 16:18). Christ knows how best to build His church. I need to listen more than I talk; follow more than I lead. Christ knows what is best for my family too. God loves my children and has a vision for their life that is greater than mine. I need to listen, follow and yield to what He is building in my household. God will watch over them as He remains the center of our lives.
Thank you, Father for this course correction. Build your church and the church in my house… and please use me! Thank you for your mercies that are new this morning.