The Lord has been ministering to me out of Psalm 127 for about two weeks now:
1Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil--for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.
My friend shared this verse with me when I told her about this.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
The Lord has reminded me of this over and over again.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
My friend shared this verse with me when I told her I was pregnant.
An arrow is a sharp stick that a bow can shoot. A soldier with many arrows is happy; so is a man with many children. They will give him help to fight his enemies.
5 HAPPY, BLESSED AND FORTUNATE is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city's] gate.
Two friends, separately, have given me this verse when I told them I was pregnant.
Obviously, the Lord has much to say to me right now in Psalm 127, so I think I will REST here a while.