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The Master Architect


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“For he knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.”

Psalms 103:14

When we feel frail, when we feel like the wolf from The Three Pigs could come in and blow us over, there’s comfort in knowing that the Master Architect knows our frame. He remembers that we were made from mere dust.

There’s a quote I love that goes well with this verse. The quote says:

“Like a good architect,
You know just how much stress we can take.”

He knows our frame because He is our Master Architect. He is our Creator. He is our Lord. He knows exactly how much stress we can take as we keep focused on Him, as we allow His strength to be our strength, and as we allow Him to the foundation of our very existence.

This strength, this ability to handle stress, doesn’t come from our manipulating the design of the building. It doesn’t come from within us. It comes from Him. It comes from submitting to His design for our lives—whether we understand it or not.

We were made from mere dust. We are weak. Yet, so often we try to design the building of our lives out of straw like the first little pig—or out of sticks like the second little pig. We open the door for the wolf to come and blow us apart. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can let God be the designer of our lives. We can submit to God’s design and leave the wolf on the outside, huffing and puffing, and wondering where our strength comes from. Who are we allowing to be the designer of our lives?

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  1. June 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

    What a refreshing read this beautiful Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing.

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