Resting on God to Build and Protect What You Care About with Psalm 127:1

My goal in this podcast — Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life — is to help 21st-century Christians in the always distracted digital age — to connect with God with your whole being — including your body — and to wire into your brain the reality of that embodied connection in each moment. And I think most of us as Christians are often living unconsciously anxious and tense lives with a kind of disconnection between our body and mind, and disconnection between our body and God’s Spirit. Where our “Christian faith” has become almost exclusively about certain beliefs rather than an embodied experience with God’s Spirit who is always 100% present with us and in us in the NOW.

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What is something in your life that you’re wanting to happen, working to build, or trying to succeed in? It’s probably something that requires wisdom, careful thought and planning, and will likely require hard work. 

This is typically where anxiety, insecurity, stress, anger, and every other self-protective reflex come into the picture. 

For years this one principle has helped me greatly:

Psalm 127:1 ESV

“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”

If God is in it, he will build it. 

If God is in it, he will protect it. 

And if God is not in it, why do you even want it?

Question: Unless God is in it, do you even want it?

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