THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 127
“Unless the Lord builds… the builders labor in vain… (Psalm 127:1)
What if my house or city falls, if I don’t have kids, or can’t sleep?
Does this mean God is not for me, God is not blessing me?
Or if my church is not growing, is it because God is not with us?
For me this Psalm is not a judgment psalm, but an encouragement psalm.
‘Trust in Me, rely on Me, and your efforts won’t be in vain!’
‘You cannot do life on your own, you need My presence and support.’
I have tried planning, scheming and building church in my own strength.
I can relate to the ‘in vain’, working hard yet stressed and sleepless.
“If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;
Apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
We were made to live and work in partnership with God.
Jesus comes to renew this partnership, so that we can be fruitful!
As a Jesus follower I am developing followers of Jesus WITH Jesus.
He uses my weak and flawed efforts to build His house – I am blessed!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You have promised to build Your church, and that Satan would not overcome it. Working with You is not in vain!