Strength for God’s Work

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When God gives us work to do for Him, He enables us to do it! Is there something the Lord has given you to do for Him and you wonder and maybe even worry and fear you can’t possibly do it?

In the verses below, God tells the people not to fear and to be strong because He is with them as they set forth to build His temple that had been destroyed.

Note in the book of Haggai the prophet from which the verses come that THE LORD has called them to this work. The people did not decide for themselves how they wanted to serve the Lord. THE LORD gave them the calling!

We are called as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to serve the Lord, but NOT according to how and in what we feel like serving Him based on OUR wishes, ways, and wants. We are called to serve Him according to His will and ways in His time for HIS GLORY.

When we act in obedience to the Lord in our service to Him, we can rest assured HE is with us and will enable us to do that to which He calls us to do!

Seek the Lord concerning how HE desires you to serve Him and TRUST HIM to enable and equip you to go forth!

Lord, thank you that you don’t send us out on our own in our human frailty to serve you, but that you are there with us and provide all we need to lovingly, humbly, and faithfully serve you! Amen!

“Then Haggai, the LORD’s messenger, spoke the LORD’s message to the people, saying, “I am with you, says the LORD.” So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,” Haggai 1:13-14

“Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!” Haggai 2:4-5

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