Building a House

“But Christ is faithful as the son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.”
Hebrews 3:6

Jesus was faithful to God to carry out everything that he was sent on earth to do by the one who sent him. Christ is faithful to us because God is faithful to us. God said he would send His son down to save us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

God is the master builder. Jesus is the contractor. We are the workers, building our house-His house.

As the workers we’ve been hand-picked to perform certain tasks that are necessarily in order for the proper house to be built. Just like the master builder trusts the contractor to hire the right people for the job, God trusts us with the tasks He has given us.

We can rest in His hope and faith because that is what He modeled for us.

Now it is our turn.

Daily challenge:

Focus on the small bricks you are laying, the everyday activities that don’t seem like much, but overtime can make a lasting impact. All of our effort and energy exerted for God is timely and appointed. What are some of the smaller bricks you are laying each day in order to build your house?

But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Where does our confidence and hope come from?

He who is faithful will provide until the second coming of Jesus Christ

-Stephanie Miller


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Do you Sing-along or change the station?

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

I like to listen to the radio. I usually rotate between a few stations that play Christian music, so hearing the same song more than once a day is inevitable. Occasionally, I turn on the radio and “Good Good Father” is playing for the seventh time. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Chris Tomlin, but sometimes I get tired of hearing it and will change the station hoping to hear a new song.

Satan is much like hearing that same song; he is a broken record, always filling our head with the same thoughts of doubt.

You’re not good enough

You don’t know what you’re doing

No one will love you

You will fail

If I already know the lyrics to the song I can either sing along or I can change the station.

When we don’t like what we are listening to, we change the radio station in our car. The same principle applies to our thoughts. I rather listen to the truth of God’s Word than Satan’s lies any day. God gives us exactly what we need to deflect the attack of the enemy through His word.

  • guard your heart (Proverbs 4:23)
  • take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  • do not conform to the patters of this world (Romans 12:2)
  • put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:13)

When you surround yourself with the truth, you can spot the lies. These verses are the truth on which we stand and rely upon.

The Lord is faithful to strengthen and protect us by giving us His word to study and His truths to sing! My sweet friends, let’s surround ourselves with the truth of the word of God, so we can drown out the voice of the enemy!

Many Blessings,



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Trash or Truth?

“A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

Proverbs 15:14, NLT

Pig_in_TrashI’d cut through the back parking lot of a store when I noticed a woman picking food out of a trash dumpster. When she saw me looking at her, she came over and asked if I had any money I could spare so she could get something to eat. I told her that I didn’t have any cash on me but that I was willing to go into the nearby restaurant and buy her a meal. She said no. Sensing that she may not want to go in because of her appearance, I offered to bring a menu out and order a take away meal for her. “This place has a variety of good items to choose from, and it’s healthier than eating out of that dumpster”, I urged her. Again she refused. She went back to eating out of the dumpster.

Who’d claim to be hungry and choose to eat dumpster trash instead of a healthy meal? How wise is that?

How wise are we when we claim to be examples of Christ while our thoughts, words, and actions reflect unwholesome living that is dishonoring to God? Our mouths open and some vulgar statement flies right out. Our attitudes and tone with loved ones reflect sarcasm and rudeness. We become judgmental of others. The woman at the dumpster believed that she had to have cash in order to get something to eat. She allowed herself to be led away from fulfilling the very need she claimed to have. When we believe that we can live spiritually effective lives while feeding our minds with garbage, we allow ourselves to be led away from God. Loading our minds with these things blocks progress in our walk with the Lord, because we repeatedly hunger for and feed on trash instead of knowledge.

Godly knowledge is grounded in the truth of God’s Word, (a truth without which there’d be no knowledge). We read in Philippians 4:8 that we should, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”.

We can be encouraged to know that when we feed our minds with godly knowledge, we’ll lead lives in line with God’s plan and we’ll grow hungry for more and more of His Word.

We have to be careful what we feed our minds each day. Are you feeding on trash or truth?

By grace through faith,


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