For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. Galatians 2:13 ESV
We live in this circle of life build up tear down, build up tear down. And we chase God in between these seasons of life. This year has already started off crazier than the last two if you ask me. And as I sit and watch the church our friends all I see is us trying to put back together what use to be.
I was talking to my beautiful amazing wife about my prayer life the other day, and I have made this comment many times. That the months leading up to fathers death my prayer life was insane. The empathy for the ones I prayed for, the closeness I felt to God. I crave that prayer life once again.
Now bare with me I know what the scripture is speaking of for all you theologians. But, this is where God is taking me.
We see God more in our lives and when that season passes we want to be there again. Our we sinners for wanting to create something that has already happened? If God has moved you past it, why do we want to rebuild it? If you saw someone else build something and God blessed them why do you want to build it? It’s not yours to build but God’s to build.
I wanted my prayer life to be the same that is was before my father’s passing. In order for that to happen I would have to still be the same person I was then. God has changed me God has purified me grown me. Why do I want to build up walls that God already used then tore down? We have been there grown from it why would we want to revert back to our old ways?
For the church God tried to wake us up and grow us from what we used to be. Covid hit we seeked him and we went back to what we were. Riots struck and partisan lines grew and we went back to what we were. Now the birth pains are getting closer. The pains are getting stronger. Why do we keep trying to rebuild what God is moving us from?
It is time to build something new. It is time for man the church and the religious to sit back remove our hands and say God. Not our will but yours. We no longer want what we have been doing because we broke it and it’s in pieces. Lord purify it Lord cleanse it. Lord build it. Lord Jesus wake us protect us open our eyes to see what your building. How you Lord our building the church. A pure church were the broken is made new and not the old. Where there is no color where there is no race but only the cross. Jesus come come with the breathe of Life so the dead will wake.
It is by Christ and Christ alone we shall be saved. Let us not build what use to be the sinful the shame. But let us build what God wants us to build without shame without bitterness and pride. If we seek first his kingdom.. let us all not seek law or gifts, let us not seek the things of this world but let us truly truly with ever once of our souls seek Christ and Christ alone. This world would see a revival that it has never seen the likes of.
It is time..
Many blessings till next time.