In other news the house has been on hold for about the last month, due to The Man being out of town and the weather, which has not been helpful at all. We've been very prayerful that we might be able to get everything dried in before the girls come. The framing was officially finished yesterday! Praise God! So now the last of the wall and roof sheathing is all that's needed to dry it in. But we are also praying that we won't worry about it, but accept and trust God's timing. He has really been so good to, bring everything together just when it is needed.
This passage below has been kind of theme for us, and our phase of life right now. The first time I remember really reading this Psalm and thinking about it, I couldn't makes sense of the abrupt change of topic. It seemed to be about two very different things. But after really thinking it over I came to a different conclusion. I think this Psalm is about where you invest your life. It seems to be contrasting the idea of giving your material life all your heart and worries with giving your life focus to family. It seems to me that God thinks investing your life in children is a far better use of your time and energy, if that is your calling, your heritage. Just thought I would share. Blessings!c
Unless the LORD builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.