First of all, that title could be a whole Bible study topic in itself! Here’s the verse, in Amplified translation, from which it derives.
The wise woman builds her house [on a foundation of godly precepts, and her household thrives], But the foolish one [who lacks spiritual insight] tears it down with her own hands [by ignoring godly principles]. Proverbs 14:1
This week is all about reflection. But, before I get into it, we have some housekeeping to go through.
- We are not here forever.
- Yes, we can easily get caught up in the demands of what our families need, but this is not our final destination. As believers, we should keep this at the forefront of our minds.
- Our families are not our only ministry.
- Yes, our husbands and then our children come first, but we need to see how else are we effective as salt and light.
- These men and our kids belong to God first.
- Yes, if you’re anything like me, you’d want to micromanage the details of family life but you can’t. Do you know why? Because they are God’s children first. We can lead our children and assist our husbands, but the sole decision for the course of their lives doesn’t depend on us but the Author and Finisher of their faith. Trust God with your spouse and kids.
How to Build
Now, I want to say this. What I’m seeing in my life is indicative of what I allow in the realm of the spirit. Guess what? The same is true for you. If we align and submit ourselves to the auspices of God, we will allow less of the profane and more of what’s holy. As wives, I want to challenge us going into the new month. This is for you, even if you aren’t a married woman or a mama.
Become a house of prayer. Linger a little longer in the Lord’s presence. Fasting and consecration should be a part of our lifestyles and not just something we occasionally do. Recap!
- Assess your posture and submission.
- Pray without ceasing, and with thanksgiving.
- Seek God’s face and not just His hands.
- Live a fasted and consecrated life of worship.
This is how I think we should prepare for August and engage in this vein. This isn’t about us getting answers only; we’ll mainly training ourselves for living in the Spirit of God.
Build, baby, build!