What is "Building A House"?

"Building A House" is a blog about my journey back to God. The name comes from Proverbs 24:3-4 (The Message), "It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies."

No, this isn't going to be a blog about making my house look pretty - at least not pretty on the OUTSIDE. But, I'm going to be working on getting my house
"pretty" on the SPIRITUAL side. I'm coming back from a pretty dark place in my life after losing 8 babies to miscarriage. This blog is about my journey back
to the Lord.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Matthew 25:1-13

The story of the 10 Virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 reminds me to be ready for Christ. It is one I wish one of my kids would get. You don't want to live your life by your own strength and say, "I'll just accept Jesus when I'm older. For now, I want to have fun." It just might be too late because once Jesus comes again.. that's it. 

If you're the praying kind, please pray that ALL my kids accept Jesus without delay. I can't force it. I can't MAKE them believe. I can only teach and lead by example and hope the Holy Spirit brings a conviction into their hearts that they need him NOW, not just later. But, man - I sure do wish we could just force them to believe - it would be a lot easier on the parent's hearts! Alas... just as God doesn't force us - he didn't make us to be his puppets, he wants us to WANT to have him in our lives... I guess I have to give my children the same respect and let them make up their minds about it all. These are the times where I feel powerless as a parent. Thank God, HE is in control and His Spirit can work in ways that my mouth cannot. :-)

I am praying for you as well. If you're not a follower of Christ, please accept him today. Don't wait. He loves you and wants to be in relationship with you. It is as easy as praying this:

Dear God,
I admit that I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I have tried 
living my life my way but I now know that I need You to guide 
me. Please forgive me of my sins [if you'd like to, list some here]. 
I want the freedom that a life with Christ can bring me. I believe 
that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I believe he rose again. 
I want to live with him in eternity. Thank you for forgiving me. 
Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, for me. 
In His name I pray. Amen. 

If you just prayed this prayer, please leave me a comment. I would love to pray for you as you begin your journey with the Lord. I encourage you to contact a local Christian church in your area. You can also read this article at Focus on the Family for more information as to what to do next. You may also contact them and they can help you as you begin your walk with God. I encourage you to get yourself a Bible and start to read it. The Book of Romans or the Book of Mark are great places to start. If you don't have the money for a Bible, please contact The Gideons and I'm sure they would love to give you a free Bible. (This is the group who provides Bibles in hotel rooms.) May the Lord bless you as you begin your new life with Him! 

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