Unless the LORD builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
Thinks this fits perfectly with where I am in this journey God has given me to enjoy. God continues to bless us with many material blessing for which I am grateful but I am also very thankful for the children, husband, and family He has blessed me with. May I continue to be thankful and open to ALL the blessing HE chooses to bless me with. And may I ask God's guidance in all decisions I make.
Do you ask God's guidance in your decisions? Do you have the same view as God on Bible topics? Does God guide your footsteps? Does He help you build your "house"? If not WHY not? According to these verses if we aren't consulting God in our decisions then we are laboring in vain. WOW...what a challenge! May we all be challenged in each of our decisions to consult God first and read what HE has to say about the matter. God is the ONLY one we will have to answer to. We are called to be different, to be in the world but NOT of the world. Are you different? Are you trusting and obeying or are you following with what the world says or what YOU want to do. May we learn to trust and obey more each step of the way!