Lord Please Build

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.Psalms 127:1

I know in the past I have talked about the topic of verses such as this or certainly something quite close. Having said that when I came across this scripture I started thinking from a different mindset and definitely wanted to expand on it.

Over the past years I have given more and more thought and effort to making sure everything in my life was truly the will of the Lord. Of course if I’m being honest I have failed in this over and over again. It can be very difficult at times to discern what the will of the Lord says and how He is directing us in our lives. At least I can say that is true for me in most instances. I know for me personally I have to allow His spirit to move in my and to be and rest or generally prayer. We’re all different in that part though, of that I’m certain.

When I look at this verse it just seems to not only further this thought but also collectively bring all of these ideas together. We can’t just seek the Lord in our decision-making. We have to seek His will in all things. Parts of our lives aren’t enough because I believe that indicates that we are holding on to certain parts of our will and our flesh. This wonderful verse even takes it one step further. If the Lord doesn’t build it, we labor in vain.

At the end of my time on Earth I would sincerely regret looking back and seeing that I didn’t follow Him and that my labor was in vain. The choice I think we all must make is to truly seek Him and His will. Nothing is too small or large to take before the Lord. Let’s continue to ask Him to build the house.

~Kenny Stahl


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Kenny Stahl
Kenny Stahl is a believer who currently lives in Ruidoso, NM. He's passionate about sharing Jesus with anyone he can. He's a father to 2 wonderful children. He's been writing devotionals faithfully for Inscription since January 2017.

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