CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Building Houses Is Not An Easy Business 7/8/2024

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by Rebekah Beene,

Narrated by Artificial Intelligence,

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I have been enjoying watching a couple of episodes of a building show on Youtube. The brothers who are builders make videos of their everyday house building.

By last night I decided I am tired of watching them work so hard. One of the brothers even had a catastrophic equipment accident last year when his hand got into a machine that cut off his fingers! I looked at my husband while watching last night’s episode and told him how much I realized how hard he worked when he did construction.  And how I knew those brothers understood that they wouldn’t be able to work so very hard all their lives. Building houses is not an easy business.
Oh beloved, what we see on the surface of people’s lives isn’t all that there is.  Overnight success is really hard work in disguise. It’s good to admire someone, but don’t get envious of their life. God is giving you everything you need for life and godliness. It’s a good reminder this morning to be grateful and thankful for everything you have. And to be prayerful about whatever you need.
God loves you and He wants to change your life. He will supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. So ask Him, thank Him and expect Him to care for you as you focus on His goodness, mercy and grace over you!
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6:32 For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene


In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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