Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wasting Time

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects the city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. Psalm 127: 1-2 NLT

Are you wasting your time? 

Are you trying to do it all yourself? Are you letting God do anything? Have you even considered asking what God wants you to do? 

Unless the Lord builds it, the work is wasted. Unless the Lord is protecting it, it will not be safe. Unless you work for God, you will not have rest as your work will produce nothing.

Here in America we have a real work ethic that says if you work hard enough, you will be rewarded. 

The psalmist says you can work as hard as you want but, without God, your work will be in vain.

How can you invite God into you work? Would you live your life differently if God was in control? What would your workweek look like if God was in it? 

God, you give rest to your loved ones. Forgive us when we try to do all the work. Will you guide us and be a part of the work you want us to be about? In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Copyright Amelia G. Sims 2012

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