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July 16, 1993

God in the Middle

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Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. PSALM 127:1
God is integral to our success in life; He’s not ancillary. He is either in the middle of a circumstance, or He’s not there at all. It is His activity, or it is not. And contrary to popular belief, the choice is not up to us.
Too many times we bring our plans before God and ask for His blessing as if it is a stamp from a review committee. He is not a vendor or a supplier. He is not an asset or a resource. He is God. He is outside of our plans, our system. He is altogether different from us. The work that He does is supernatural because He is supernatural. It is not a matter of His conjuring this up. It is a reality.
He is the builder; we aren’t. He does not hand us the plans and ask us to build. He builds. He understands the intricacies of the smallest atom. He holds the vast expanses of the universe in the palm of His hand. He knows how it all works because He built it.
Thankfully, He has given us a part to play because He loves us and wants us to be in right relationship with Him. We can carry lumber, swing a hammer, or lay some block. But building is in the realm of God. He makes things happen.
He is not a redundant system. God is not our backup plan in case we can’t deliver. It merely looks as though we are building, but we know better—or we should. If what we are building does not originate with Him, it is an empty exercise.
Are you grounded in this reality? Do your activities originate with Him? Get out your to-do list and run it through that filter. Ask Him for discernment and eyes to see where He is at work. Find out what He is building and join the crew. Those are great projects to work on.

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