Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Winsome Wednesday - What is the condition of your Walls?

My hubby and I had a conversation about walls the other day.  We read a devotional that mentioned the walls and how God got His people to rebuild them.  From my husband's perspective, he felt God was saying he was to build something which falls in line with his plans and dreams.  I felt that the Lord was saying that we need to repair the walls of our lives, our hearts, our spiritual walk.
  1. What condition are they in?  
  2. Crumbling?  
  3. Big gaping holes?  
  4. Cracks?
  5. Plaster falling off?
The only way to repair our walls is to spend time in God's word, to give Him praise, to be content with what the Lord has allowed or not allowed in our lives!  Give thanks, give praise!


The thing is, we need to do all these things while our walls are in disrepair!  We cannot wait for all to be "right" because that is just never going to happen.  And its in the praising, worshipping, being thankful, being content.  Its in this state that the Lord starts the work.

Phil 1 v 6:  And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Prov 25 v 28:  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

With our walls in disrepair we are weakened and more susceptible to attack and lies.  So my encouragement to you is to start working on those walls.  God is amazing in that He wants you to focus on Him, and He does all the work.

God bless
Tracy 

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14 comments:

  1. This is so true Tracy, I was just saying to my husband the other day: never wait for everything to be right, or the right time... it never comes. We need to take charge and rebuild the walls.
    Amen, thank you!

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  2. Welcome back Tracy! :)

    We might feel that there are so many scattered pieces and fragments of our lives that can’t be put back together, but God knows what is heavy on our hearts, and cares very much about the things that cause us to be broken and hurting. God can help us build our walls, and if we allow Him, He will ‘put us back together’ again as something even better and more beautiful than before!

    Blessings and joy throughout the rest of your week!
    Denise

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  3. Thank you for this analogy about the walls and the condition of our hearts/lives. Thanks for hosting the linkup today. Have a blessed day!!

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  4. There's no time like the present!! God will meet us where ever we are and guide us as seek to put things back together. In fact, God is our strength in our weakness, so we don't need to wait until we think we are "strong"! God is in the business of miracles!

    Glad you had a great trip! Welcome home!

    Blessings, Joan

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  5. So good being at Winsome Wednesday with you today, Tracy! Looks like we are both on similar pages...writing about "walls". Your post makes me think of Nehemiah and his quick rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. With one hand they worked to rebuilt, while with the other they fought (or carried their swords) to fend off the enemy. Will be carried that visual picture around with me today and the need to both build and battle/defend the things of God. Have a blessed week my friend! ~ Jen

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  6. Tracy, I totally agree! When we let the walls of our heart fall into disrepair we open ourselves up for attack. Thank you for the encouragement to be ever vigilant.

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  7. Thank you Tracy,
    Thanks so much for the linkup, I'm finding new blogs I really enjoy.
    I was in Isaiah 58 yesterday and v. 12 says, "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." God has had me working on rebuilding age old foundations that were damaged long ago, and the walls so that I can follow His call into the men's prison. Lots of work! But I am listening and following. What God is doing in there is amazing! I'm linking a blog about it today.
    Be blessed. Jeanne

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  8. I love your point that we can't wait until all the conditions are right to begin repairing. Start where we are. And that means today! Thanks.

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  9. A really good reminder. I was reminded of the book of Nehemiah - all about rebuilding walls. I love that he was diligent and dedicated. I love that he was able to rally the people behind him. And he was not deterred by taunts or fear.

    Listen to this: ""Don't be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your friends, your families, and your homes!" (Nehemiah 4:14, NLT)

    This is the attitude we must have. Recognize the weak and crumbly spots in our walls, pray for the courage and strength to repair and rebuild - and never, ever be afraid of the enemy.

    The Holy Spirit will give us both the desire and the power to do what pleases God. Let's have strong walls, and let's remember to wear our armor!!

    GOD BLESS!

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  10. Sometimes when I'm in disrepair, I start to turn toward myself for help...but He is the only one who can repair. Thanks for the encouragement to continue turning toward Him...to take the time to get into His Word. That is where the repair happens!

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  11. I have always loved the book of Nehemiah as it addresses his concerns for the broken down walls of Jerusalem at that time. It has always reminded me that broken down walls leave us with no ability to resist destructive attacks. May we be like Nehemiah & inspect our walls & ask the Lord where we need to do repairs. Thank you for this reminder today. And for hosting the link up which is a blessing!
    Joanne

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  12. Great analogy, Tracy! May He keep us fortified as we study His Word. Thanks for hosting & God bless!

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  13. Each of your answers made me think of the potter - who took the clay from the broken pot and reshaped it - took what was there - and made it in His image! Your answers remind me of my husband and me - two parts of a whole:)

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  14. Tracy, I love this analogy! Thanks!

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