Continued from "The Best You"
However, he's standing there as calm as day saying "I am with you!" WHAT! Some of you would look at him as if he had fifty heads, like—YOU did this. Well, that's God. Whatever was inside of that home, inside of His house, was no good for you. It was toxic. It needed to be ruined. Yet, He will still stand by our side. But, we still find that hard to understand, don't we ?
Sometimes, when we lose everything, we feel empty. We feel as if we have nothing and that God has left us. But, oh no, that is when He is there the most, His presence is so alive and so known; He is WITH YOU
After God tells the people I will ruin everything and then says I am with you, you know what they do?
They began to work on the house of their God
Ahhhh! I admire their faith and their trust in God.
The next chapter begins and God says to them after they have worked on the house of their God, "Does anyone remember this house—this Temple—in its former splendor? How, in comparison, does it look to you now? It must seem like nothing at all! (Haggai 2:3)
Did you get chills? Because, I know that I did ! Lord, that's a testimony there in itself. He shows that as long as you obey Him, He can take you on a ride. He will show you the light and new things along the way.
Do you ever just take a moment and think, I have come a long way from where I was? Just sit wherever you are and let God say to you, It must seem like nothing at all!
If he says that it must seem like nothing, then I know that all that I have been through has served its purpose.
God gets all high and mighty on us again first saying " Do not be afraid. Be strong. I am with you" but then says " I will again shake the heavens and the earth(…) I will find glory in this place(…) The silver is mine, and the gold is mine(…) The future glory of this Temple will be greater than the first."
For me, this is affirmation. This is God's way of telling me that I will definitely go through trials and encounter what seems like the toughest time of my life, but God...He is in control. He will bring me through it. He is allowing me to experience what I believe to be the worst moments, only to bring out the best, His glory, in me. It will seem like nothing at all once I have accomplished it and I know that I am HIS.
My question is, do you have trouble finishing rebuilding you? Have you started off saying, It's a new day and a new me? Is it because of discouragement? Laziness? Uncertainty? Past experience of failure? What would you do if you knew that God IS in control?
My goal is to continuously rebuild myself; my house, with the anticipation that sometimes, it will all be ruined and taken away from me simply to start all over.
GO REBUILD YOU!