A word the LORD gave me regarding the building of His house – It is time for your people to finish building your spiritual house. The foundation was laid by the Apostles years ago, but since then many have shirked their responsibility to have as much concern for your house as their own. It is no secret that an abandoned habitation soon topples in decay. Constant upkeep and reparations are necessary and occasionally, remodeling will suit present needs. But then, there are times when demolition of the entire structure, stripping it down to the foundation and rebuilding from the bottom up is what is needed. We are there! Much of what was built on the original foundation is cracked, flawed and unstable, because some time ago human hands took over instead of allowing the Spirit to finish the work He had started. But now, “the time has come for the LORD’S house to be built. You have called us to give careful thoughts to our ways and to realize our little success is Your doing. A healthy fear of the LORD will stir some to resume building and when they do, the promised presence will accompany them in their labors. For the LORD says, “I am with you and I will stir up the Spirit as you come and begin the work. (Words of confirmation from hearhisheart.wordpress.com – We cannot sit here and wait any longer for something to happen. We must realize that nothing is happening because we are just sitting here.) Arise, shine for your light has come. My glory is risen upon you. Rise up and build! (Nehemiah 2:18)
Author: Michelle Okeson
In her youth, Michelle aspired to be a journalist, but a series of ungodly choices, upended those plans. A few years later, as a married mother of two, she found herself to be more of an actress, as the life lived before others was a shadowing of the self-loathing that was hidden. She at one time would have described herself as being like Lydia from Acts 16, who was a worshipper of God, but whose heart had not yet responded to Paul’s Gospel message. Her life transformation began in 1986 when she was saved from religion and introduced to Jesus. Now she would say that she is an unschooled and ordinary woman, who has spent time with Jesus. Her dream of being a journalist has been indirectly fulfilled by the countless pages she has written to record her faith journey with the LORD in His Word. Some of her accounts are personal but many are profitable and instructive for others. She shares as the LORD leads through a radio ministry and personal witness.