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Building Materials

I have come this morning to bask in Your presence, to soak up the warmth of Your love, to be filled to the cusp of my being with Your wisdom and to begin the process of being a channel to the world by which You can disperse these great blessings to the world. Please help me to treasure our time together more and more.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (<<click the green )

God’s family is compared to as “God’s house”. We are part of something far greater than ourselves or even our local church.  We are part of a structure begun long ago by God himself. Our foundation is the apostles and the prophets and Christ is the cornerstone. We are not some hodgepodge of odds and ends thrown together with the hope of it all “miraculously” making sense, but (as the NLT puts it), “We are carefully joined together in [Christ]” – no happenstance, no luck, no pipe dreams but CAREFULLY assembled for a specific purpose. As the notes on this passage alluded to, this is so the world can see who God really is (LOVE!) and that harmony can be achieved – through Christ!

Oh, Great Master Builder, help me to fit into Your master plan. Help me to be used for Your purpose. Enable me to bring to You other useful “material” – others – who will allow themselves to be used by You to be a “building” that all the world can see and be drawn to for Your glory!

April 24th, Fri, 6:38 am

Today’s picture is of a home being constructed by a group of men from the Cypress Bible Church in Cypress, Texas  for two families in Juarez, Mexico.  My brother-in-law Chuck is on the far right and my son, Massey, is behind the camera. 🙂

Living Stones

I am truly blessed to be able to call You, Father. You love me in a multitude of ways. You are patient and understanding, merciful and gracious. Help me to always be grateful and may I always strive to be like You. Amen.

1 Peter 2:4-5a (<<click here)

“…you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple.”

Lord, we have You as the cornerstone of God’s spiritual temple. But is a building made of one stone? No. If I, alone, place myself in conjunction with You, is that a building? No. A building is made up of a great number of stones. Lord, You and I can accomplish great things together but with all of Your children serving as stones together with You as the cornerstone, there is nothing we cannot do – the possibilities are endless!

I love people. I love working with people. There are many people at work, at church and, especially in my family, that make even menial tasks enjoyable when we go at it together. Sometimes working alone is extremely monotonous and time just drags. Working together can bring focus to get the job done – it brings motivation and direction.

Lord, help me to make the most of the opportunities I am given to build Your kingdom. And help me to never lose sight of the fact that everything I do at work, church or home, it all is a part of building Your kingdom. If I’m putting out jewelry, or splitting firewood or sitting in a meeting at church, I am working to build Your kingdom. Lord, bless our efforts. Multiply them for Your glory. Amen.

Nov 19th, Sat, 7:27 am

Building Materials

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I have come this morning to bask in Your presence, to soak up the warmth of Your love, to be filled to the cusp of my being with Your wisdom and to begin the process of being a channel to the world by which You can disperse these great blessings to the world. Please help me to treasure our time together more and more.

Ephesians 2:19-22

God’s family is compared to as “God’s house”. We are part of something far greater than ourselves or even our local church.  We are part of a structure begun long ago by God himself. Our foundation is the apostles and the prophets and Christ is the cornerstone. We are not some hodge podge of odds and ends thrown together with hope of it all “miraculously” making sense, but (as the NLT puts it), “We are carefully joined together in [Christ]” – no happenstance, no luck, no pipe dreams but CAREFULLY assembled for a specific purpose. As the notes on this passage alluded to, this is so the world can see who God really is (LOVE!) and that harmony can be achieved – through Christ!

Oh, Great Master Builder, help me to fit in to Your master plan. Help me to be used for Your purpose. Enable me to bring to You other useful “material” – others – who will allow themselves to be used by You to be a “building” that all the world can see and be drawn to for Your glory!

April 24th, Fri, 6:38am

Today’s picture is of a home being constructed by a group of men from the Cypress Bible Church in Cypress, Texas  for two families in Juarez, Mexico.  My brother-in-law Chuck is on the far right and my son, Massey, is behind the camera. 🙂