Wednesday, February 8, 2017
"Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it." (Psalm 127:1) We are the construction managers of our lives. However, for the follower of Christ, the Bible tells asks us, "...or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own." (1 Corinthians 6:19) God tells us that He has a plan for our lives and it includes living an abundant life. As the construction manager of our lives, we are responsible for building our life according to the plans and specification of the designer. If we are our own designer, then our life is constantly in spiritual turmoil as we try to modify the plan on a daily, if not hourly basis. However, if we are sensitive to the plan that the Creator of life has designed for us, we will find that abundant life. That is not to say a life free of difficulties, but a life dependent upon our Savior. As parents we are also responsible for building the little temples we call children and prepare them to meet the One who desires to inhabit their hearts. That is why God's Word instructs us to, "Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) As grandparents we become sub-contractors that contribute to the finishing touches on these precious souls and prepare them to know about the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ. It all begins when we say, "Have Thine Own Way Lord". Have a blessed day.