"Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain."
And so the question is not, "What kind of house are we trying to build?"
but rather, "Who is building our house?"
I spend so much time going over every detail, trying to empty out the needless junk and distractions from
a dresser drawer my life.
I try to fit things into neat little boxes, but things are always spilling over. I find myself thinking, "I was not prepared for this. I am not equipped. I can't handle it."
When will I ever learn I'm not the one in control?
I have to stop trying to take things into my own hands--
I have to be present to the Spirit's work--
to leave my own agenda first and foremost every single morning--
to let God do his building.
I hear him whisper to me...
"It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for [I] give sleep to [my] beloved."
You have indeed given me rest and peace.
You have indeed provided.
Help me remember, and live daily in such remembrances.