Good Morning! “And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.” 1 Peter 2:5 NLT
What is a cornerstone? According to Dictionary.com it is “a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building, usually carved with the date and laid with appropriate ceremonies. Something that is essential or indispensable.”
Well that makes perfect sense – based on verse one – if we are setting aside behaviors that are not pleasing to the Lord, then in verses two and three – we are preparing our hearts to mature, and allowing God to nourish us with his words and love. Then as we accept the Lord into our hearts we know there will be times when we will be rejected by the world, but remember verse four – they rejected him too and yet he is magnified greater and is the cornerstone of our lives (they didn’t win).
Come on people, the writing is on the wall…it’s time for us to allow God to do some amazing things through us. Are you ready to allow the Lord to use you to build his spiritual temple (kingdom)?
As I visually picture the Lord picking up my stone…he turned it over and wrote a date when I surrendered my life to God (the perfect builder) and became a living stone to be used for his spiritual temple/his kingdom. In my heart, I am emotionally overwhelmed by his mercy, grace and love toward me. I’m far from perfect, I have blood stains in my past, but I have a great father who sent his one and only son to die on the cross for my sins so that I may be restored back to him. He’s a good father, an everlasting king, and he is worthy of trust and praise.
Allow him to use you. What date is or will be on your living stone?
Keep praying! Keep seeking! Keep trusting! -Lord God please, keep moving your people.