Now this is what the Lord Almighty says; “Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5)
Your priorities are set according to your principles. Consider your ways says the Lord, because they reveal your values. Choices shout by the nature of the fruit they bear! I keep trying but it’s not working… we’ve all been there. The morning light says wow… wait a minute… take stock of what you are reaping, if it’s not what you expected then run a scan on what you’ve been sowing.
According to the prophet Haggai, it’s all a matter of priorities. Whose plan are you working? Who set the goal and decided the desired course of action? Is it your plan you hoped He would bless, or His plan that He blessed you with? One thing is for sure you cannot use God’s Glory for your efforts, but in His mercy He will use your efforts for His glory! So, re-set your priorities. Next He says, get with the program, work my plan, participate with me; “Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord”. [Haggai 1:8]
The faithfulness of God is such that He will become the one to hinder the works of our hands. “…What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” because of my house (plan), which remains a ruin, each of you is busy with his own house (plan)… I called for a drought on the fields…on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and on the labor of your hands (Haggai 10-11)
Obedience is action focused on the plan and purpose of God. God will then take great pleasure and be honored by the fruit He produces in and through our lives. What the Lord is saying today is, implement my priorities, my plans and my program will always have my provision because my presence shall be with you, all it requires is your participation.
Today check your priorities and get with His plan… it will prove His presence, His provision and His purpose.