There is a scripture that I have preached from and I have put it in my prayer journal so that when I pray that it applies to Cornerstone Chapel. It speaks to God's people in a way that should convict us to always be doing something for God. I do not mean that we neglect other responsibilities in our lives, but to have the attitude that the people that this scripture speaks of had...
Nehemiah 4:6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
There are several concepts that we can pull from this scripture. We should understand that we are speaking of the children of Israel, but more importantly we are speaking to their mindset. Consider the following...
Psalms 133:1 <A Song of degrees of David.> Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
We are often sidetracked and can become critical because we no longer have a mind to work. The road is not always easy, but the word says (and we should read this often)...
Psalms 23:1 <A Psalm of David.> The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalms 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalms 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.