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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. ?

The House that God Built

Another quiet morning, Father – the best kind. The last few days have not been the norm but I am grateful that You’ve helped me in my determination to come together. Help me to make this day a very productive one and to keep my focus on You and how I can become more like You in all I say and do.

Hebrews 3:3-6 (<<click here)

God built the house
Christ is in charge of the house
We are the house – “if we keep our courage and remain
                                                           confident in our hope in Christ.”

One thing our modern mindset has taken from us is the concept that we are beings of purpose and value. By eliminating God entirely from the equation this is where we have landed. Even though it is a lie, many believe that we are all just ‘things” of happenstance just like every other “thing” that has ever existed. But, Lord, we know this is not the case and all who believe otherwise are delusional.

We are who we are because God made us. We are the kind of “house” we are, not by chance but by design. We are not cookie-cutter houses, even though there are billions of us, but are purposely, uniquely created by Him – how wonderfully glorious is that!

And whether we like it or not, Christ is in charge of the house. He doesn’t make us obey – obviously many do not. We do what we want, making our own additions to the house. But miraculously, He can take the messes we have made in our lives and help us clean them up. Many of our “additions” will continue to impact us but Christ can even turn those things around, making them beautiful.

We do have purpose and we are of great value! Lord, help us to accept Your lordship over our houses. Make us new in You.

Feb 26th, Fri, 7:32 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. 🙂