Haggai's Habits of Highly Effective People

This morning's sermon retold the Old Testament story of Haggai and the rebuilding of the temple by the inhabitants of Jerusalem in 520 BC. Their experience is a great reminder of so many aspects of our work in God's service:

Haggai's book closes without any indication of the eventual result. But we know from other historical sources that, although the construction was finally completed, it took five more years. There's no evidence that Haggai himself saw the completion of his goal. But the same temple served as a house of prayer for all peoples (Isaiah 56:7) for more than 500 years, until Jesus himself came to become the focal point of our relationship to God. What might God accomplish through us in the next five years if we were to reflect, be strong, and work toward building His house?