Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
The words of this Psalm were written by Solomon – the wisest man who ever lived. We took his advice when we built our house in 2011. We were first time builders and home owners after 18 years of marriage. Before the construction company broke ground on our land, we decided to dedicate the future house we would call home. So we gathered together a few close friends, our realtor and our builder and read from Ps.127.
We stood on our property, held hands in a circle, and spoke to God. We wanted to recognize in front of witnesses that we didn’t want to do this without Him. Here’s why we feel we are blessed: God has helped us built our home (I don’t just mean the physical construction) and promised to dwell with us in our house. This is the difference that makes daily toil worthwhile and sleep at night full of hope.
I want to encourage you today to take God with you into every aspect of your life – without Him, you are nothing; with Him you are blessed!