“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”
Psalms 127:1 NIV (https://www.bible.com/111/psa.127.1.niv)
God has a plan to rebuild things that are broken and in disrepair. He not only restores but He rebuilds. In Psalm 127:1 its says, “ Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guard stand watch in vain.” What this means is that God blesses the things that He appoints and asks us to do. However, if we do something God never asked us to do, God will not bless our efforts.
There are certain things that God wants us to spend our time, energy and resources on. When God is leading us in this, He will bless our efforts. Our efforts will be fruitful– meaning it will have an eternal impact and be helpful to others and yourself. There have been changes with the Covid-19 pandemic in our cities, our nation and our world. We (as individuals) have experienced changes that have led us to re-evaluate what we have lost and what should be important to us. This is a much-needed time of prayer and reflection- for us to think about the things that God wants us to do. We need to pray about what we are devoting our limited time, energy and resources to.
While God can restore some of the things that were lost, He is also in the process of rebuilding things. God may move us in a different direction to help us rebuild. Sometimes we are called to do something for a season. Sometimes God will call us to do something different. It doesn't mean that you have done something wrong, it just means that the current purpose is completed, and a new purpose is beginning. We need to be open to the new purpose He has for our lives.
During this time of prayer and reflection, God can give us Wisdom in regard to the things that drain our time, energy and resources. God can show you ways to do things that save time and decrease the level of stress in your life. This will free up your time for spiritual matters and spending time with God. It is important to remember that God appoints us to do certain things. If He is calling us for a purpose, that purpose will be successful. Whereas if you are trying to do something that God has not called or asked you to do -you will not be productive. It will be a waste of time.
During this next season let us take time to prayerfully reflect on the things that God wants to rebuild in our lives. Let us be open to the things that are productive and fruitful. Let us be open to the things that are have an eternal impact. Let us take an honest inventory of our lives. Let us be aware of where are spending our time, energy and resources. Let us be aware of the results of those things. Pray for God to Guide you in the areas He wants you to focus your time, energy and resources. Let God Lead us to be more fruitful for Him in our lives.
Let us pray.
We thank you for everyone who is reading or listening to this blog right now. We thank
You that You are in a season of rebuilding our lives from this pandemic. We pray for You to show us the areas in our lives where You want to Rebuild. Show us the areas in our lives where You are Leading and Appointing us. We pray we may be able to invest our time, energy, resources in those areas so that we may be used for Your Kingdom. Let us use our time, energy and resources to draw more people closer to You. We pray for our individual callings and ministries. We pray that we may be able to know our given assignments and be faithful in doing all that You called us to do. We surrender before You all our prayer requests, burdens, concerns into Your hands.
We ask all these things in Jesus name.
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I ask this in Jesus name.
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