5/24/10

Only by Your Power

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchmsn keeps awake in vain.
Psalm 127:1

Only by Your power can we push back our enemies;
only in Your name can we trample our foes.
I do not trust in my bow;
I do not count on my sword to save me.
You are the one who gives us victory.
Psalm 44:5-7

So many times I try to do t hings on my own strength and power.  I strive and strain and push and pull.  I try to take control of everything.  Yet, I cannot do anything without God.  Nothing.  I don't want to labor in the things that I do in vain.  I don't want my ministries at church to be in vain.  I must abide in Him and rely on His power to change people.  I don't want my family life to be in vain.  I want to let Christ change my heart, so that I may build a house that is solid on the foundation that is the Lord and His Word.