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The House I'm Building

I want my building to last

so I don't want to be too fast.

I want it to stand the test of time

when there's a storm or the weather fine.

Houses are not to live in just a day

yet many build ones that don't remain.

If God is to be our strength and stay

it's better to build one that lasts many days.

Not just for today and tomorrow

for someone's strength is not ours to borrow.

They've built their house, I must build mine

not just for when the weather's fine.

If there's a tempest, I will not be moved

when situations arise or I feel blue.

I will start my house with materials new

praise and thanks is what I will choose.

Whatever the day, my homage pay

to my Creator and Lord

truly this I can afford.

Yielded to His Good Will

and keeping still.

When things call for prayer

I will climb those stairs.

Patience is a must

don't fret and fuss.

Expecting good instead of bad

not letting my heart feel sad.

What is it worth, this house of mine

building it to last for all time?

I will give it my best, yes don't be slack

praising God when the wind is on my back.

Thanking Him with healthy expectations

prayer is not a delegation

for others to meet my needs instead of God.

Look to the Master's measuring rod

what have I sown for a blessed outcome?

Keeping my eyes on those things Above

walking with fortitude and in Love?

Daily homage is what I must give to my Maker

surely then, my Peace will be greater.

I will see rewards as I build

using my God given Faith as a shield.

There are more blessings for the wise man

those resting in His perfect plans.

Giftings are for those who use them

I will seek to wisely choose when

situations present themselves -

do not leave them on a shelf.

He gives me treasures in His Word

I must act on what I've learned.

Do not leave to far away

this is wise, that's what I say.

He gives wisdom, He gives strength

to those who are there for the length.

He does not make you do anything

but when you do, your heart will sing.

Peace to the builders who build on a rock

it will bring you satisfaction, lots.

So stop to consider what house you would like

and then it shall be filled with light.

Beauty for ashes, that's what they say

choose to obey Jesus, the Excellent Way!

Janet Vargas © August 2018