“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” ~ Psalm 127:1 ~
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. what on earth is He up to? The explanation is that he is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” ~ C. S. Lewis ~
“The biggest job in the world isn’t running the White House, it’s running God’s house.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill ~
“If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two / If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do. / Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest, And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best, / And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have him there / That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.
“But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door / With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor? / Or would you have to change your clothes before you let him in? / Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been? / Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard? / And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
“Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out? / Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about? / And I wonder – if the Savior spent a day or two with you, / Would you go right on doing the things you always do? / Would you go right on saying the things you always say? / Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
“Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace? / And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace? / Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read, / And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed? / Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
“Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends? / Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends? / Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on? / Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone? / It might be interesting to know the things that you would do / If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.” ~ Lois Blanchard Eades ~
“For every house is built by someone but the builder of all things is God.” ~ Hebrews 3:4 ~