Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
When will I learn, Lord, that unless You are the center, the focus, the guiding light, all my labors are in vain? When will I learn to wait for You to instruct? When will I learn to seek Your counsel before beginning something that even though I know it comes from You, I need to be constantly in communion with You? Lord, help this self-willed man.