April 3. 2019

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2 ESV


What is the foundation of your life?  Is it your family, is it your fortune, is it your fame, is it your fault…or is it your FATHER?  “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.  But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.  When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27) What is your BEDROCK- The ROCK you sleep with?

Leader, we are called to be about our FATHERS business. And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49) Yet, when we are busy about the worlds business we tend to be “careful and troubled” about our work in the world, whatever it is. To eat the bread of sorrows. To feed, as it were, on sorrow (trouble, worry, fear) – to make our lives a burden to ourselves, and to make others a burden- through our worry and overwhelm. Some are so eager upon the world, that they are continually full of care, which makes their comforts bitter, and their lives a burden. All this is to get money; but all in vain, except God prosper them: while those who love the Lord, using due diligence in their lawful callings, and casting all their care upon him, have needful success, without uneasiness or vexation. Our care must be to keep ourselves in the love of God; then we may be easy, whether we have little or much of this world. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

Conduit, this teaching is throughout the Bible, it is similar to that of Exodus 14:14; Isaiah 30:7, 15; Matthew 6:25-34. God gives to men that which He knows they have need of, if they have only the faith to “sit still” and “wait.” Our God is Jehovah, or Yahweh; This means the ONE who is the SOURCE of ALL BEING! God’s name is the reflection of HIS BEING.  He is the only SELF-EXISTENT or self-sufficient being.  He is our OMNI-GOD: Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.   He is ALL knowing, ALL powerful, ALL present everywhere, anywhere, in time- at any time, ALL the TIME! If this is the God you follow, then why worry and why get wrapped up in things of the world? Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. (1 Peter 2:11-12) Let God be God and you be His doulas, HIS SLAVE- to Him be the glory!

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