SUMMARY: Temple preparations
OVERVIEW: David commissions Solomon to build the Temple and sets aside workers and enormous resources for the task. He prays a blessing of success over Solomon.
BIG IDEA: Count the cost. Develop plans and a prayer team before any significant task.
KEY VERSE: 1 Chronicles 22:5 (David to the people)
David said, “My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the Lord must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now.” So David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am always at work in your life and the lives of those around you. Don’t be surprised when I nudge or lead you in a particular direction. Don’t get caught asking, “Who, me?” Perhaps you’ve never before done what I ask, but nothing has changed. I promised I would be with you always, so you’ll never be alone. And if you’re not able to complete the task, I will provide others to help just in time. Don’t worry. Instead, anticipate that I will show up.
I may also prompt you to come alongside or support another person or ministry. You won’t carry the weight of responsibility, but you will have an invaluable role. I may have you prepare the person, oversee the project, or encourage and pray. Whether I call you to lead or to support, give me your obedience and enthusiasm. I am at work, and I don’t want you to miss out! Wait and see what I can do through you.
Has God put something on your heart to do or create or to be part of a team? Before fully committing, count the cost. Evaluate the impact on your life, time, relationships, and resources. Then pray and evaluate what changes you need to make to your existing schedule and finances to make it happen.