Friday, March 13, 2015

Psalms 127:1 -- On Needing and Loving God

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."
Psalms 127:1

This is a good reminder that we need God in everything that we do.  If God doesn't want the house built, then no matter what we pour into building it, it won't matter.  And if God isn't protecting the city, the watchmen aren't going to be able to accomplish much alone.  The same goes for everything in our lives.  And it doesn't mean that we shouldn't work for things, or put in effort to build and protect, but it does mean that we should be including God in all of it.  We can accomplish anything with him, and without him, none of it will matter.  I think we forget that sometimes, or we somehow want it not to be true.  We want some independence from God, to be our own people, to be able to do things ourselves.  And I suppose a little of that is natural for all children.  We want to be "big" and independent like our parents.  But sometimes we forget that compared to God, we *are* still children.  Just like we can't walk out of our Earthly parents' home and make a good life for ourselves when we are 10 or 12 years old, we still need God's guidance and his help in our lives today.  And hopefully, at some point, we'll overcome the anti-parent rebellious stage and realize that we really do love God, and we want him to be part of our lives forever... in fact, we want to be like him.  And as we work through those adolescent feelings, God will stick with us, and help us to understand and learn more about life, about him, about the world around us, and about eternity.  Let's remember that we need God today, and work on being happy about it. :)

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