Building Project

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I have started a new study of 2 Chronicles in my devotional This Day with God. Solomon is planning a construction project – building of the Temple. The study has inspired this poem which I feel fits in with Labor Day. Have a good one. 🙂

Solomon received a gift from above.
What gift would you like to have a lot of?
Perhaps it might be to build up others;
And encourage your sisters and brothers.
God made us by design
And we are fed by the True Vine.
To help others grow,
And make sure it is the Good News we sow.
Discovering our individual gifts;
Not only pays the bills;
But brings us together;
To make us better;
By constructing communities of inspiration;
And the building of a nation.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 9-1-2013


About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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5 Responses to Building Project

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:
    Here’s a re-blog of a poem I wrote yesterday which was inspired by my study of the first two chapters of 2 Chronicles. I will be continuing the study of 2 Chronicles on Wednesday. Hope you all have a Happy Labor Day!

  2. I like the piece above. It does remind me how generous our Loving Lord is with His gifts and provision; something I need to remember from time to time. Nice work.

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