Throughout our different prayer meetings this past week, the theme for me was the verse out of Zechariah that says:
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. “Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!'”
In my young walk with the Lord, it has been my natural response to rely on my own efforts or abilities to get the job done. My personality is bent toward independence and my pride as a man is crushed when I fail to move the mountain because I want to prove to God and to others that I am strong enough. That mountain ultimately represents my sin and lack, but sometimes it looks like my family struggles, my financial worries, my occupational goals and/or ministry assignments through which I want to make great impact…But whatever our mountains look like right now, they won’t fully move without Him.
Could it be that the mountain is supposed to look “great” and feel immovable because the Lord wants us to find a different source of strength? Could it be that my struggles to overcome the obstacles of life are not here to make me more self-reliant (as the world often teaches), but Spirit-reliant?
So be constant in prayer and remain diligent in all of your efforts, but let all that you do be infused with faith that trusts in His grace every step of the way! He is the Cornerstone and the Capstone. The Author and the Finisher. The Beginning and the End. The First and the Last. The Alpha and Omega.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it…”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
In His Service,
The Community Prayer Room (CPR) is an initiative to host worship and prayer meetings around the throne of King Jesus, unite intercessors, and contend for revival in the Texas Hill Country unto the ends of the earth. We are currently hosting weekly prayer meetings for our community and monthly 24-hour prayer watches based out of Venture Church in Burnet, TX.