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- July 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm #585wnccummKeymaster
“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” – Psalm 90:17
“…I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.” – Colossians 1:29
Life in this world is simply too complicated and chaotic to rightly conclude that we are in control of any of it. Just when we think we’ve got something nailed down, some unforeseen curve ball comes our way to knock us off balance. A humble spirit dictates that we trust the sovereign power over and above life’s circumstances to grant His blessing to our efforts. And because we see both that God values work and that we have tendencies towards laziness, corner cutting, and distraction, prayer for the strength to work in a way that is both efficient and pleasing to Him is warranted. As we’ll see, praying for success in our ventures is right, as well. But before we even get to success, we should acknowledge our need for the strength just to do the work itself.