MAY 25 | PSALM 127
by Judy Webb
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
This Psalm reminds me of the VBS song “First You Pray.” The song teaches us that before we do anything, before we try something new or attempt to move mountains, one must always turn to God and pray about it. We accomplish nothing of value without asking God to be a part of the undertaking. Prayer is the secret sauce, the one ingredient any believer must add to his or her daily undertaking. This sauce will add flavor and consistency to any life.
First you pray, applies to trivial things too, for are not our lives filled with many more of these small and mundane things than the huge and seemingly insurmountable? When I first pray, I am amazed at the power and presence of God in my everyday life. He cares about those things We encounter daily, those things that comprise most of our comings and goings. When I look back over my journal entries for the past month, I note all the times and ways prayers were answered.