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Built to Last

You’ve been beaten down, but you’re not beaten!

Remember that!

Tear down all the things in your life that do not seem right, but don’t give up on the fight.

When it seems as though your life is a confusing mess–a mass of confusion–tear down until you reach Truth–rock solid.

If what is built isn’t right, tear down until it is, and build again.

Just build again.

Build from the Truth that you know; judge your life as you go, but don’t stop building. Re-construction is part of life–all must take time to fix what’s not right.

Begin again…

and again.

It may seem then, that you’re not getting anywhere, but it is one life. With each re-build you have:

  • More wisdom
  • More knowledge and understanding.
  • Your contracting skills are improved–increased.
  • Lesson learned–more is released.

The final building–without blemish.

Matured to stand the storm–less mess.

Don’t shy new construction–tear it down, to build you up!

Built to stand…

Built to last!

For we are fellow workers for God; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the commission of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble–each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.

If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” I Corinthians 3:9-15

“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of person ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” II Peter 3:9-14

 

 

 

Love Rules!

Love must rule, for when all else fails, love never does. It is the matter of the heart and all that matters. Even when a house is built on a foundation of the rock, if it then holds no love, it will not stand.

Think of love as the mortar for your bricks. Every brick you lay, as you grow along the way, must be placed in love or all else will be misplaced.

For I AM Love

And even if you call upon Me to be your foundation–the Rock on which you stand, if you then build your life with wood, hay and stubble–if you continue on your own…

all will be lost–

all shall burn.

Only that formed on love, shall remain.

For I AM Love

A house divided cannot stand. Do you see? Spirit and flesh are at war–

Love triumphs and will gain you victory!

Antagonism and the sin nature, are like a constant drip. An irritation that seeps into the structure, destroying your house. There are no outside forces needed and no one to blame, for if you continue on this way, you will destroy yourself, and that would be a shame.

It would be so very easy if you would turn your life around

I’ve already done the hard part

I’ve already laid the ground.

Look to me with uplifted hands

we’ll work to make this right. For all you really need is love, to seal this house up tight!

Let Me change you on the inside

there’s no one looking in to see. We will do this privately, until you reveal the work I’ve wrought in thee.

A Master Builder begins at the base of the building, he chooses to reface–Inside out is how it is done–a work to find your place.

The Kingdom of God is where love abounds, and flesh has no further rule.

I AM Jesus–I AM Love

Invite Me in, for if in you I remain…

in you I will Reign and–

Love will Rule!

“For we are fellow workers for God; you are God’s field, God’s building. According to the commission of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and another man is building upon it. Let each man take care how he builds upon it. For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any one builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble–each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are.” I Corinthians 3:9-17

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Mark 3:25

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.” “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” Romans 7:21, 24-25

“And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.” Jeremiah 18:4

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13:10

“And this is love, that we follow his commandments; this is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you follow love.” II John 6

 

 

Prove Strong

Your proving ground is not an easy experience and it is not meant to be. It is your time of work; a time to use what you know and to test the foundation of your house for cracks–faults that if not found now, could cause you great harm down the road when I will use you in a much greater capacity.

Do not seek to be free of the proving stage and do not run from it. Your acceptance will define your maturity level and enable you to grow. Trust Me in this. I will leave you in this for a season, but the length of time lies solely up to you and how you handle this. It’s not about punishment, so don’t think of it as such, but realize that it is all for good; all for growth and to refine you.

And

When you see clearly…

Mentor those I send your way…

In a gentle and kindly way–as you would have someone mentor you.

Your task is at hand

Prove Strong

I AM with you!

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?–unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” II Corinthians 13:5

“Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For thy steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to thee.” Psalms 26:2-3

“Search me, O God and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalms 139:23-24

“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12