Building Blocks

Feeding on Christ by the nourishing milk in the Word of God is not only for growing in life, it is also for building up. -Witness Lee

Sitting in Barnes & Noble Sunday afternoon, my son and goddaughter were building something with the Lego blocks. I just took a picture then a title came. God uses things we don’t think would even make a difference; I was just playing with the features on my phone. (lol). I’ve been having writers block of some sort and trying to stay on one subject at a time was not happening. I prayed about it and you know what the answer was, “write about anything and I will make sense of it,  write it in your journal.” I’m thinking “really Lord?”. I knew what He was referring too but everything I was writing about made no sense and writing in my journal was a sure way for me not to tear it out in frustration and try to start over. God knows us a lot better than we know ourselves, because I eventually stopped writing and went to bed. Now I’m here again and He pressed on me to write again and guess what I was lead to a scripture but not much else. I’ll just trust Him to continue to give me what to say as I type a long.

1 Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV

Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Because I am not working at the moment, I have been able to spend a whole lot of time with God. It doesn’t mean I sit and do nothing but read all day, but I can focus solely on Him when my son is at school and when my parents leave. I am learning a lot about myself while learning so much about Him. I can see my weaknesses and I can lay them at his feet because where I am weak He is strong. Everything I am learning, is teaching me to be more successful in every other area in my life. My eyes are being opened and all for good reason. In 2 Kings 6:17, Elisha asked God to open his servants eyes to see what he saw. This road that I am on has not been easy, I can say that and I have cried a million tears, but I am grateful. My life is changing as God opens my eyes to see things I had never seen before. I couldn’t see that I wasn’t trusting Him in every part of my life, that my heart was hardened by my past, or that I was still trying to do things on my own. I don’t suggest that you go quit your job. I do suggest you rearrange your schedule around God.

It’s like being really born again, all over again. You start to see life from a God perspective when you start laying down everything at His feet and getting rid of that ‘I can do this by myself’ spirit. When children get to a certain stage they have the ‘I can do it’ syndrome. They want to do everything, even if they really need help, ‘they can do it.’ That stage with my son was very frustrating because it meant wasted time, wasted juice, cereal, chips, water, and lots of broken dishes. He learned quick and asks for more help, more often. I am getting to the point where I am asking for more help more often from God. From the simplest things to the major things in life. It’s a habit worth forming because at times I am very clueless on what I am suppose to be doing in life. My best way to avoid being frustrated is ask God to show me what I am missing.

So building blocks for us start with making God our foundation in all areas of life. I trusted God in one area of my life and not other areas. It’s like building part of your house with bricks and parts with mud. If it rains you are just going to have half of a house and then spend wasted time on rebuilding it. I’m still being built, when I see a weakness I don’t just patch it up I go to the Master builder and ask Him what do I need to do to be up to code so I can pass inspection.

Ephesians 2:19-22

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. 

-Miriam Suggs

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