Don’t Leave God Out (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 103)
Psalm 127:1 (NLT)
Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.
Many books and blog posts have been written about the importance of planning and setting goals. With so much information on the market it can be easy to think that if we work hard enough or long enough, we will eventually succeed. Mere work and planning on our part is not enough. We need the power of God in our lives.
We like to think we are powerful and possess all we need to make life happen. We do and we don’t at the same time. God has given us gifts and talents to use for His glory and the good of others. In that regard, we can do wonderful things in the world. But ultimately, we cannot do anything of any real meaning and significance unless God blesses the labor of our hands.
Farmers know this first hand. They may be the most skilled in their field and the most knowledgable about the land, but at the end of the day, the can only plant seeds, irrigate the fields, and nurture his crops. He is powerless to make it rain or make the sun shine. The farmer is depended on God to do what he cannot do. Just like the farmer, we must be depended on God as well to help us fulfill His plan and purpose for our lives.
It is very easy to get caught up in our strength. But our strength is weakness compared to God. When we recognize and accept that our very lives are depended on God, we will begin to experience more opportunities and open doors. God has so many blessings stored up for us. But we’ll never receive them if we don’t give Him the chance to prove Himself mighty in our lives.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
— Corrie Ten Boom