Biblical advice for building a house?
If you asked around at church for advice on how to undertake a building project, I suspect that you’d get a mix of bits and pieces about planning permission, patience and the importance of ‘measure twice, cut once’.
If you asked for biblical advice, I wonder what the answer would be?
Nehemiah had a plan
Nehemiah heard in chapter 1 that Jerusalem was in ruins. He was burdened to rebuild it, and in chapter 2 was asked an amazing question by the king: ‘What is it you want?’
Nehemiah had an answer to that question. He had a plan. He knew how long it would take. He asked for materials to be provided and even a place to stay.
And the gracious hand of his God was upon him.
Regular giving helps us to know what we can and cannot do
We at BRF have a desire to enable all ages grow in faith.
Each year we develop our work, finding new ways to reach individuals, churches and schools across our programmes and ministries, from Anna Chaplaincy to Parenting for Faith.
Part of our work as a charity involves planning carefully for the future – deciding what we can afford to ‘build’ and what we can’t.
Giving regularly to our work enables us to know with some degree of confidence what donations we expect to receive during the year.
BRF is approaching its centenary in 2022 and we have many exciting plans as we go into our 100th year and beyond.
If more of our donors were able to give regularly, it would change how we were able to approach the projects and possibilities that were before us.
Taking it forward
Suggestions for prayer
- Pray about whether you’d be able to support BRF regularly. Even a small regular donation would make a difference.
- Pray that the ‘gracious hand of our God would be upon us’ as we plan for the future
To reflect on further
- Are there any other Bible passages that speak to you about ‘building’ or ‘planning’ for the future – if you’d like to, send us your thoughts via firstname.lastname@example.org