May 17th Holy Spirit – The Master Builder
Bible Reading: Isaiah 54:2-3, 1 Cor 3:9-11
Isa 54:2-3 ‘Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.’
Jer 29:11 ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.’
1 Cor 3:9-11 ‘For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field; you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise masterbuilder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ’.
Have you noticed the noise and debris that comes out of a building site? In fact one would avoid such areas as much as possible. I know of a couple who did some extension work on their home some time ago. It was a loft conversion and a new kitchen. During the building work, their beautiful cosy home looked like a war zone. There was dust and debris everywhere. The couple endured all the inconveniences because of the agreed outcome they were working towards.
Has God called you to do something great and yet it seems that the contrary is happening? Take heart! It might be that Holy Spirit is expanding your capacity for the greater works.
God is the Master Builder of your life and has a master plan for your life. He wants you out of your comfort zone because He wants to bring expansion to you.
Jer 29:11 says ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’.
• Pray for the ability to endure and flourish in every season of life.
Psalms 1:1-4; Hebrews 12:2-3
• Pray for GH, that we will utilise the God given ability to build and to expand in all that He has commissioned us to do.
2 Kings 6:1-7; 1 Corinthians 3:11-14
Thought for the day:
The building comes first, then the furnishing