Friday, April 03, 2009
It's Not in Vain
"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." Psalm 127:1
First of all, surprise! I'm back. It has been almost 1 year since I posted to this blog. I have delayed blogging because I really hoped to get the format updated with my current name and status. Still haven't figured out how to do that since the web designer who helped me set it up in the first place doesn't reply to my emails. Any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment!
Today Jerry and I did something we had never done before and probably never expected to do. Several months ago the Lord gave us the opportunity to meet a young Chinese family in our community who own the local Chinese restaurant. Soon the wife, Ada, began attending our church and I set up a weekly Bible study time so she could learn more about God in her own language. It wasn't long before she accepted Christ and was baptized.
Recently this young family was able to purchase a home just a few blocks from the church. Today we went to their home and had a bi-lingual dedication, praying for them and asking God to bless their home and their family. The verse above is one of the verses we used. All that has transpired in the last year to bring us all to that place today was of the Lord. I am encouraged that when the Lord does the work, then our labor together with Him is not in vain. It is not about me. It is about HIM and what He is wanting to accomplish in and through me.
I am excited to find out what the next step in His building plan will be. I know one thing, if He builds it, it's not in vain!