“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Proverbs 24:3–4, NKJV)
We are in the middle of a church building project. Honestly, after owning our land for 20 years, I wondered if we would ever build on it. But finally the dream is becoming a reality. Nevertheless, I still feel the need to pray for wisdom at each step. I have been so thankful for the prayer warriors who have prayed monthly for years to provide a spiritual undergirding for everything we are doing. We are seeing God answering prayers. We are watching funds come in. The house is being built, and the Lord is building it.
I am thankful for our building team, staff, and our board of elders who offer their insights in everything. I am thankful for my wife and the business acumen God has given her through years of being a Realtor and the spiritual gifts and wisdom she has being a pastor’s wife for 35 years. But more than anything else, I am thankful for the Holy Spirit who goes before us. He is the Spirit of wisdom (Isaiah 11:2) who shows us what to do and how to do it. And I have no doubt that He who began this good work will bring it to completion.
This same Spirit of wisdom wants to guide you in building your house. I don’t mean the physical structure, although He can help with that too. But God will help you build a spiritual legacy in your family that continues for generations. He will help you fill the rooms of your heart and the hearts of your family with precious and pleasant riches. He will help you build godly values in your posterity, which is something the world can never do.
Of course, we need to provide the Holy Spirit with the right materials. We meditate on God’s Word so that He can build our house with gold, silver and precious stones. Then we give Him the key to own the house!