“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me?” says the Lord. “Or where will my resting place be?” – Acts 7:49
As I’ve said before, it’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and forget about what our lives really mean. It’s actually too easy to forget. But reading in Acts brings everything back into focus. The Apostles went through so much, and yet with everything going on around them, stayed focused on their purpose. Even in the face of intense opposition, they kept the faith and maintained their objective in life. But these days, even without persecution and trials, it seems more difficult than ever to maintain a similar focus. Why is that? I really don’t know the answer. Sure, I can blame it on being too busy, having too many responsibilities, etc. But are those really legitimate excuses? Definitely not…even though it’s so easy to place the blame on such scenarios.
God said in Acts 7 that the earth was His footstool, but He asked what kind of house we would build for Him (verse above). That implies action on my part. On your part. On our part. I cringe at the thought of what kind of house I’ve been working on building for Him. Having always had an excuse for why I did what I did or didn’t do what I should’ve done, the thought very rarely crossed my mind. At least to this extent. So, I encourage you as you go throughout all the busy days and tough times of life, remember…our lives our lived for a bigger purpose. Bigger than any of us could ever imagine. Our purpose is…larger than life.