“Unless the Lord builds the house, the labor of those who build it is in vain.” Psalm 127: 1
How much more wonderful does life become when we discover that God is working through all that we do or aspire to do? When we work, we do so knowing that God is present to us, encouraging us, and giving us the strength to interact with folks through Her love in Christ? Do we work with more patience, kindness, diligence, and joy as we embrace the idea that, in God, we can do all things? Do we live within our families, understanding that God is a part of all things, with greater hope, depth of understanding, and a more intense and open love? “Unless the Lord watches over the city, in vain the watchman keeps his vigil,” says Psalm 127, verse 2. Life, I have found, most often comes to nothing unless I am not only inviting God along but appreciating that God is there, whether I wish it to be so or not. Our God is a Creator of power, assurance, blessing, life, and love. As Paul says, in Romans 14:8: “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” We are the Lord’s possession, no matter what we try to say or do. When we acknowledge God’s light in our continuing lives then the presence of God begins to shine on us and transform our very lives.