Haggai 1:2-6 “Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.”
If the responsibility for revival and healing in America falls upon God’s people, then where are those who would rise to the occasion and answer the call?
Sadly, American Christians are missing in action, and have been for several decades as the nation changed all around us. We have been busy seeking our own prosperity. We have been busy seeking our own security. We have been busy seeking our own stability. Yet, we have less prosperity, security and stability than we had in the past. It is as if we have been filling a bag with holes.
This is nothing new. In Haggai, God’s people were too busy to finish God’s work. They claimed that it was not yet time to be faithful. They were busy making themselves comfortable instead of making God’s work complete. Yet, their hard work for themselves lacked results. It was as if they were trying to fill a bag with holes.
God has called us, His people. Whenever we ignore His calling for our own purposes, then our labor will be in vain. PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD’S PEOPLE WILL PRIORITIZE GOD’S CALLING OVER OUR OWN COMFORT. No matter what level of comfort we try to create for ourselves apart from God, it will be lacking. The bag we are trying to fill on our own is riddled with holes.