Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"My Heart, the House That Jesus Builds"
"So Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak rose up and began to build the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them, helping them."
Aaaaah, what a great Breakfast Jesus has set before us this morning; the revelation that God is building His House in our heart. Yes, the building site is our heart. This building program is a "joint partnership" between God and us; His Plans (Eph.2:10) and our obedience and cooperation with Him (1Corin.3:9), by walking in the light of fellowship with Him (1John 1:7).
The restoration of the Temple began in Jerusalem but was halted for 15 years by the enemies of the Jews. Now, Haggai and Zechariah the prophets of God reminded and encouraged the people to continue building the temple - and the people obeyed and cooperated with God.
Our "building program" is also hindered at times by our enemies of unrighteousness that are around us every day. People and circumstances provoking us with opposition, testing our faith, and speaking wickedly against us. This opposition is not always negative, but it can be positive also; the attraction of lust and self-pride can hinder us and make us stop building.
This is what happened to Israel and it can happen to us as well.
Israel had God's prophets to remind them - but Praise God, we have God Himself, Who is working in us all the time, (Phil.2:13) reminding us that our Heart is His Building Project, His Lighthouse, His Salt Factory, (Matt5:13-16); His Living Letter known and read by everyone (2Corin.3:2-3).
We are God's Warriors who have decided to Follow Him and Imitate Him in all we do and say.
No Turning Back! No Retreat! No Surrender! We are engaged in building His House in our Heart Together with Him - His Plans for us (Jer.29:11) and our lifestyle of repentance and obedience.
Warrior at your side