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Did you identify your Stonecutters?
1Kings 6:7 "Solomon had eighty thousand who quarried stone in the mountains... And the king
commanded them to quarry large stones, costly stones, and hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the
temple….And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so
that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the Temple while it was being built."
If you identified them, how often do you pray for them? Why should I, you may reply? 1Cor3:16"
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple...? So, your Stonecutters are used by God to
mold you, shape and transform you into the image of God. Who are they? Could be your
children, your wife or husband, friends, relatives, neighbors, boss, church members, or enemies.
"Christians are like teabags. You will know what flavor they are when you insert them in hot water.""
You will show who you really are, when somebody cuts in front of you on the HWY. You will show
who you really are when you are home: screaming at your spouse, yelling at your kids, getting upset,
mad or angry. You will show who you really are when you are at work, among the neighbors or in the
Church. When things are not going according to your expectations, or others won't agree with your
ideas, or opinion, or gossip you, or even hurt you, what is your reaction, attitude, etc? Solomon
had eighty thousand, how many do you have? The more you have, the faster the job is done and
better shape you'll have.
"Danger and Opportunity."
Neh.2:20..." The God of heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build."
Do you have any problems today? You do? Well, I just have one word for you: "Congratulations!" I don't
want to sound flippant, but I am very serious about my comment. You see, a problem really is an
opportunity in disguise. You need to learn that God wants you to see your problems as potentialities and
your adversaries as opportunities. A Christian is not someone who sees a difficulty in every opportunity, but
to the contrary, he’s one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty. Think of a problem you are struggling
through today Now, get on your knees. Ask God to show you the opportunity hidden away in your
struggle that will bring Him Glory. In Chinese Crises means: "Danger and Opportunity."Danger to feel weak,
desperate, hopeless, disappointed, and discouraged. It's your choice to let the CRISES be a danger or an
Opportunity in your life. Remember you are His servant. Arise and build in spite of disaster, or weakness, or
hopeless situation, or disappointment, etc. Build up your faith, trust, hope, peace by seeking the Lord,
read His promises and declare them with a loud voice, be thankful, and praise the Lord with all your heart,
and might ,and voice. Believe and declare with a loud voice, “I am more than overcomer." "I can do all things
through Christ who strengthen me."
Hallelujah. What a Mighty God we serve. And He will prosper us.