Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Thought for the Day: God will be Faithful to complete His work in you.
“He Who began a good work in you. He Who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it, He’ll be faithful to complete it. He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you.” As I read the Upper Room devotional this morning, I read the words of a gentleman who had big dreams as a young person but because of different situations was not able to accomplish as much as in his dreams. As I read his devotional, I heard the tune to “He Who Began a Good Work in You”. As I ponder the direction God is leading me in my life, I feel a lot like this gentleman. In my early years I dreamed of being a Christian singer, you know like Amy Grant or Kathy Troccoli, but my personality and fear always held me back for pursuing anything in the music field. But, I was fortunate to be able to sing and create music with two very talented husbands. God let me sing. Then, I went into teaching as a career. I love teaching and always have, but I have never pursued going any further into teaching than being a classroom teacher. I am actually okay with that, but I wonder sometimes what would have happened had a pursued something more. Then, now I have the writing. I write each morning truly for myself to create a time spent with God. Now, I wonder if the writing is supposed to go farther or if it is to remain right where it is, in my heart sharing with a few people. I am satisfied with that for the moment, and feel that is where God has led. Now I listen to the song and wonder what it means to me today. “He Who began a good work in you. He Who began a good work in you, will be faithful to complete it, He’ll be faithful to complete it. He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you.”
In the past few weeks and months, I have been trying to discern God’s calling for my life at this time. I have an awesome husband and two precious little boys. I am a wife and mother first and nothing can be more important than that. Sharing God with my family is the most important job I have. Today as I reflect back on the words in the Upper Room Devotional today, I read a particular section that touches my heart and makes me want to look more deeply into God’s calling and hearing His voice, “We can listen for God’s instructions by studying the Bible – our Creator’s blueprint for living – and then taking action as the Spirit guides us. Now when I have a plan, I write down all the steps and details, pray about each of them, and alter any that do not reflect the values and principles laid out in scripture. Only when we have put our plans completely into God’s hands can we glorify God in what we accomplish.”
Prayer: God, thank you! Thank you for devotionals that touch our hearts and bring us into your presence and make us think about Your plan for our lives. Help us find the Words You give us in the scriptures to help us plan for our future and to know You are ordaining our steps. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Those listening for God’s Instructions