As many of you know, construction recently began on Heritage’s exterior. The new siding will not only enhance and update the look of our building, but will also provide greater protection against weather and deterioration. Thanks to the generosity of our church family, we are able to complete this project using cash. The faithfulness of those fulfilling FIXIT! pledges is amazing….we have nearly received all pledged funds!
I think about the first part of today’s verse as the church building is being prepared and sided with more durable and longer lasting materials. “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” If you’ve been around Heritage any length of time, you know how God has shown himself many, many times throughout our church history. This current project is no different. Just like each of us, our exterior can be shiny, new, and stunning in our eyes and others, but if our heart and soul isn’t of God, our labor is in vain. Following Jesus requires our heart, mind, soul, and spirit to be “all in.” What’s exposed on the outside doesn’t matter all that much, Jesus is all about our interior.
While we are called to care for and treasure ALL that God has so generously given to us, we are commanded to continually work on our own interior, not just what others see on the outside. God sees our heart and longs for our entire being to love him and love others.
What can you do today to bring Jesus into the daily construction project of building your “house,” not just a physical structure, but including your heart, mind, soul, and spirit?