OVERVIEW: Zechariah is given a vision that Zerubbabel would rebuild the temple by the power of God’s Spirit.
BIG IDEA: God provides all the power we need. Focus on him and not on the obstacles.
KEY VERSE: Zechariah 4:6 (God to Zerubbabel)
Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I have given you gifts, vision, creativity, and skill. I have a purpose for your life and want you to fulfill it and love me with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. But let me be your power source—don’t try to do things on your own. Let me provide all you need. Apart from me, you can do nothing of eternal significance. Don’t waste your time and effort on things that have limited value. Invest in eternity.
Follow me and make a difference in the lives of people for all eternity. Seek me and wait for me. At the right time, I will provide all you need. I will remove any barriers. I will knock down and move aside anything or anyone who seeks to hinder my work. Do not try to accomplish this on your own. Let me fill you and control you and pave the way. Stop striving and start following. I have great plans for you.
Redirect your energy towards God today. He is the one you need. Seek his will and his power. Stop what you are doing and ask God to lead you throughout the day. Pause throughout the day to reaffirm that prayer.
“That is your gift” from Woodlawn
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