By His Spirit- In His Word 10-21-23

By His Spirit- In His Word 10-21-2023

Recently I was reminded  of the rebuilding of the Temple when Zerubbabel was working on the foundation. I pondered for a moment the fact that He was told to rebuild the foundation and then the rest of the work would be done. The thing was that the hole thing was to be according to His, God the Father’s specifications and according to His design.  The Angel of the Lord appeared to him and walked with him sharing what God had said to tell Zerubbabel. He told him how it would not be done by his own strength, or his own power but the supernatural power of God Himself! By His Spirit, the angel said.

Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’ Zechariah 4:6-7


Sometimes we think God has given us too big of a task to do. We may even doubt that we heard Him right, but when God says it; it will be done. Most of the time it ill not be by our own strength that the thing wil be done but by the Spirit moving on our behalf. I have a friend who helps families get back together when things go wrong, she is anointed as a mother and a caretaker, but that is not all! 

She had a dream of a ranch for her family and her extended families to reunite. She lived in a small trailer style home and was offered a ranch to live at and help kids. Then that fell apart, and God brought her back to a small home that her husband helped build on extra space so they could help other families. But it was a small home, and a small yard. They did not despise the days of small beginnings! From there God showed them how they could move to a ranch and buy it! God worked it out in His time, and now they are looking to the future as they care for livestock and families helping them to grow to know the Lord and how their purpose works for Him. That is a small part of their story but God brought them together, husband and wife, to create this life that has been such a blessing to others. They have no idea how many people they bless almost daily tween their lives and their sharing their story and the Gospel story and how God melded them together to bring glory to God.


We may not be building a Temple, but God has a purpose for each of us as well.

Sometimes we get discouraged thinking that the purpose He gave us is taking too much time to come to pass. Trust the Lord, He knows the best time, no matter what it is that He has for you or I to do. When we remember to trust in the Lord with all our heart, it is easy to listen for His understanding through the Holy Spirit. Then we can follow the path He had for us no matter how small the beginnings are. Whatever you are walking through, or walking to, trust God to help you through and to it!  He knows the plans He has for you, just like He knew Jeremiah’s plans! (Jeremiah 29:11)

We just have to remember that the foundation is laid but it will not be done without the Lord directing us where to go. Whatever it is!

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat;     for God gives rest to his loved ones Psalm 127:1-3

Don’t worry about anything, the stress of building a life that is perfect, the stress of making the most money; none of it is important as giving it to God to deal with while we walk in His presence, and In His love.


“Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:9-10

Trust the Lord to walk you through it, once He has brought you to it.

Trust the Lord to show you His purpose, the allow His purpose to happen, in His time. It is not about you, or me, its about His timing.

This is just something to think about today. It may seem a little random, but today I thought of the old song “Not by Might” from back in the 80’s. It reminded me of how nothing I have today has come from just hard work on my or my husband’s part, but it all has come through the grace and glory of the Lord God, in Jesus’ name.