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Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor is in vain. Psalms 127:1
I suffer from a condition called “once I set my mind to it I will work myself silly trying to make it work” syndrome. Now this trait is not exactly a bad thing however it can become a bad thing if I didn’t ask God if that is what He wanted. Once these things don’t pan out for me I have to stop and ask myself “Is God the center of your journey?” . Often times the answer is no. I was working for self glorification or I was doing it to please the wrong person. I was doing these things without God’s blessing.
This same thing can happen in our homes. When we reach out to our husbands, children or even doing our ordinary tasks during the day we must remember to ask for God’s blessings. We have to remember to make God the center of our daily journey. After all we need His help to get through the day to day tasks to remain focused on the true picture and to insure that we are doing things that are pleasing to Him. The way we care for our family’s is just as important to God as joining the mission field. In fact it is our number one mission field.
So how do we make sure that we are putting God in the center of building up our homes, ministries and all the other things we are involved in?
First we need to study God’s word. What is it that God is trying to tell you through His scripture? I am sure I have told you all before but I am a firm believer in the fact that God reveals to us things that we need to see during each season of our lives. One certain scripture will be viewed to us a certain way in one season of life and we can look at it again later on and learn something new. The Holy Spirit reveals to us what we need when we need it. But it is up to use to crack open our Bibles to find it.
Secondly we need to pray and pray hard. We need a strong prayer life. Our prayer life is how we communicate with God. It is how He also communicates with us. We need to be specific when we pray. Pray for things that you are wanting to pursue. Explain to Him in detail your thought process. We can not only gain strength from talking with God but we can also gain direction and understanding during this time as well.
Until we start inviting God into our day to day operations we are doing all of our labor in vain. We are not truly having God in the center of our journey. In order to do things to please God we have to make sure these are things that are actually pleasing to Him. How are we suppose to know that if we do not open our Bibles and pray about it.
Your goal this week is to ask for God’s direction. Truly mediate on it. Then focus in those things that He reveals to you.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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