UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE
EXCEPT THE LORD BUILD THE HOUSE, THEY LABOR IN VAIN THAT BUILD IT: EXCEPT THE LORD KEEP THE CITY, THE WATCHMAN WAKETH BUT IN VAIN.
These are some thoughts of mine that I wrote down
on one of my bad days. Maybe you are not in pain or sick
but I feel like you can probably relate to my feelings
by inserting something you are going through yourself. I
hope that the talk God gave me will encourage your heart also.
Lord I am so tired. My body is very sick. I sleep a lot of the day. And when I am up I barely seem to get the essentials done - maybe some laundry, cooking... usually not.
I am in so much pain Lord at times I cannot pray. Thinking the name of Jesus... Oh what a comfort it is. Speaking in tongues to talk to you Lord. The Spirit does all the work. I don't even have to think. Thank you for the ability to talk with you in that way.
Lord what about my writings? I want to feel good and strong so I can finish what you have given me and go on. (Then the Holy Spirit reminds me,) " Tina, unless the Lord build the house... " Oh yea Lord. That's right. I can't do it in my own strength any way. I have to be patient and wait for you. Every thing has a season...
Lord what about my songs? I want to feel good and strong and finish what you have started giving me. " Tina, unless the Lord builds the house... "
Yes Lord you are right. I forget some times. I get anxious and depressed.
Lord Jesus the story you gave me last night, I am so excited. Thank you. I love it when I hear your voice and you share thoughts with me. But I feel so weak today Lord. I don't have the strength to get it into the computer and send it off to get it copy written. It all seems so big and overwhelming to me. Then again the Holy Spirit so patient and loving comes and reminds me, "Unless the Lord builds the house...”
Oh Lord; please forgive me for being so impatient. For getting depressed; for questioning you. I need to remember that your words are pure and true and that you are totally dependable.
THE WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS: AS SILVER TRIED IN A FURNACE OF EARTH, PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES.
I DON'T WANT TO RUN AHEAD OF YOU AND TRY TO DO THINGS IN MY OWN STRENGTH. I SEE THAT I CAN'T ANYWAY. Help me to remember this lesson when this season has passed and I am well and working on these projects that you have given me. Help me to not get too busy and forget you and start running off on my own.
8) REMOVE FROM ME VANITY AND LIES: GIVE ME NEITHER POVERTY NOR RICHES,
FEED ME WITH FOOD CONVENIENT FOR ME:
9) LEST I BE FULL, AND DENY THEE, AND SAY WHO IS THE LORD? OR LEST I BE POOR, AND STEAL, AND TAKE THE NAME OF MY GOD IN VAIN.
Lord Jesus, I don't want any thing I do for you to be in vain. Please Lord help me always remember that I want you to build the “house”, not me. Thank you.