Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will be pleased with worthy sacrifices and with our whole burnt offerings; and bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar. Psalm 51: 18-19 NLT
Reading these verses reminds me a of churches who are struggling to survive. What kinds of walls have been torn down in those places? How can they go about rebuilding their walls so that God will be pleased with their worship and offerings? Can they do it themselves or do they need to be asking God to do this for them?
What walls have been torn down in your own life? What do you need to rebuild in order to strengthen your relationship with God? What is preventing you? Who do you need to ask to help you in this task? Have you thought about going to God with your request?
God, help us to see where we need help in rebuilding our own walls. May we rebuild in order to strengthen our relationship with you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims