- So first we realized as wives and as women, no matter our circumstances, we're called to build.
- Then we realize He's given us the calling of home-building...wherever that home may be and whatever souls might be included (husband, children, parents, siblings, neighbors, fellow students, co-workers, etc.)
- And then we must stop and realize that we aren't able to build or offer anything to the Lord that isn't given us by Him and already belongs to Him.
- And after that we must be ready for the fire trials that come to consume our offering with God's presence in our lives, realizing that He desires His glory to be displayed in us so others might believe.
Next we'll continue this pause to realize that unless the Lord builds the house...it don't make no difference how much we do (my country hick version of Psalm 127) :) And because He does build we can rest!
Would you join me in stopping where you are today and lifting up your hands to the Lord as though you could hold your house... your life, up in your hands? Would you declare with me, "Who am I Lord? And who are these my people that we can offer to You so freely? Everything we offer You is given us by You and belongs to You! Thank You for sacrificing Your life so that I could offer You mine and be accepted by You! Take my life Lord, my marriage, my kids, my time, my money...my life, and send Your holy fire on this offering! I want Your glory to be seen in me that others might believe!"