Love you all, praying for you!
Do you know how much God loves you? There’s no way that you could ever know. But He shows you and shows you in so many ways. Do you know that every time God reveals truth to you – that affects your life – that helps you grow, that changes you more and more into His image – that’s Him demonstrating how much He loves you. What in incredible God! His love for you is because He made you, formed you, He just loves you. Not for what you do, or how you treat Him, or how you treat others. He just loves you for you. He knows what you are right now. But He loves you and He knows where He is taking you. Not so He loves you more. He loves you now, right where - and the way - you are. But He loves you enough to take you to new and better places, of thinking, of saying, of acting and doing – so your life is full of His love and His love for others. He is so faithful. He only has good for you. Praying that you will obey every little step He reveals.
God keeps working on me – Praise God. Proverbs 14:1 – The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. When God gives instruction to someone – learn from it. Whether you are a woman or not, His truth applies to you. Other than specific husband or wife or pastor or whatever – role responsibilities – everything God says – has powerful application in your own life! This verse is about building. Build Well. You are either building or tearing down - building or neglecting. You build first with your words, and then you build with your hands. What do you build? What are you building? Some things in your life are already built. Some things in your life, have yet to be built. And some things in your life may need to be re-built – built all over again. So of those things in your life that you are building - it takes diligence. And for those things already built – they require maintenance. So what are the buildings in your life? Either already built or in progress? Buildings in your life might be in several areas. Relationships – Assignments – and Objects. Buildings in your life – what God has called you to build - need to first, be built, then maintained. If neglected they will need to be re-built, built all over again. What are some of these buildings? Relationships: First with God, then your spouse, then your children, then family, then friendships and outreach. Assignments: These too, need to be built, or are built and need to be maintained. Your job, your career, the ministry that God calls you to serve in – whether vocational, bi-vocational, or volunteer. These are assignments that must be built, then maintained. And also – Objects in your life that need to be built, and then maintained. You either built a house, or you buy one - and maintain it. Cars that you drive, or other things in your possession – physical objects - that God has called you to steward, so they reflect Him. Finances… The diligence of building takes consistent, extreme effort daily over a period of time. It’s daily effort – until the building is complete. If you’re building a house – you have to come and put in the time and effort every day. Show up once a week, and the house will never get built! The diligence of maintaining a building (something already built) is consistency in scheduled effort. It’s not your full time job for the next 9 months – but it’s doing the maintenance work at the scheduled times. The diligence is in the consistency at the set time; once a week, or once a month. Before you got married, you had to build this thing. You needed to convince that young lady to marry you. It’s extreme effort, daily, constantly. But once you finally convinced her, and you’re married, and the kids come, and there are jobs to go to, and bills to pay, and meals to make, and bedtimes to keep. That building of your marriage requires maintenance. Scheduled times in which you bring your full attention to each other, so the building that’s already built, not only doesn’t fall into dis-repair, but keeps growing, keeps getting better, over time. It’s not the extreme effort but the consistent effort and the consistent priority that enhances the building over time. Same with physical property. House building and house maintaining, cars, or finances. First you build – with extreme daily effort, then you maintain with scheduled effort. You build with your words, then with your hands. And you can’t build or maintain any buildings in your life – without understanding the how to, and the timing. Ask God to help you. He gave you every building in your life, things that He wants you to build, or things that He’s helped you build – that He now wants you to maintain. He knows how to do it better than you. And If you ask Him – He will tell you how and when.
Priorities - may be the biggest challenge in life. Doing the best thing, the best way, at the best time; putting in the work - when and how God tells you. So what is God telling you to build right now? In what are you in a season of building? A relationship? A career? A ministry? an object (maybe even a house)? Your finances? Your prayer life? Are you putting in the time required? Are you consistently putting in the effort so it can be built well, and finished in the time that God wants it to be finished?
Next, what has God already built in your life, that requires maintaining? Enhancing over time? And what times each week or each day – has God called you to commit to maintaining and enhancing this? Praying that you will seek him on building and maintaining. What to build, and how, and how long. What to maintain and how, and when. Praying that PiVAT before dinner is your non-negotiable, life-long habit. It will help you build well, and maintain well – in God’s timing and on His schedule for you. But also praying that you would be faithful in PiVAT Weekly. Sometimes what you are building daily – is easier than what you are maintaining. Just put your head down and work is sometimes easier than recognizing how to maintain and enhance over time. Every good thing that God has for you – will be built and then maintained. If you know His building schedule and His maintenance schedule, you will build things that last - that bring joy to you and great glory to Him. Praying that you will be faithful with a Daily Call – It’s God’s command in Hebrews 3:13 – and while it isn’t building or maintaining per se, it gives you encouragement and motivation in the building, and your testimony helps you overcome the enemy who doesn’t want you building, or maintaining, but wants you tearing things down. Praying that you will seek God with all your heart. That He will show you what to build, and when to maintain the buildings He has created for your life. That your relationship with Him would be above everything else. And that you will be fully and humbly submitted to His pace, His plans, and His timing - so what He tells you to build, you do diligently, what He tells you to maintain, you will do regularly, and what He tells you to rebuild, you will do hopefully and faithfully. Praying that in every hour that He chooses - you build buildings for eternity – that you spend time as He directs - on the most important things – at the right time.
Love you all,
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