Jan 3, 2010

The Labor of Glory

"Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a temple as a santuary. Be strong and do the work." 1 Chron. 28:10
In the last 2 chapters of 1 Chronicles, David was preparing to pass the reign of the Kingdom of Israel over to his son Solomon. God had given David plans to build the temple of the Lord and God instructed David to pass the kingship to Solomon. Solomon was given the charge to complete the work of building the temple of God (a resting place for the Ark of the Covenant). Could you imagine what it would be like to be charged go build a sanctuary for the Living God? What a huge task right? In the midst of this huge task, there was provision for Solomon. His Father, King David gave him the plans (blueprints) and instructions of exactly how God wanted the temple instructed, once Solomon recieved the plans and accepted the charge, he asked God for one thing, Wisdom to accomplish it.
So many times in our lives God asked us to accomplish a task for him. He has chosen us, instructed us, and equipt us with the plans to Labor for His Glory. We are given the opportunity to participate in making the Lord great for all the world to see, just like Solomon did. God is not asking us to accomplish the task ourselves, he is asking us to be an available vessel that he can utilize and strengthen to be his hands and feet in this earth. What is God asking you to do? Have you began to accomplish your God-given task? The beginning of a New Year is a wonderful time to start doing exactly what God placed you on the earth to do. If you don't know what this thing maybe, ask for God's guidance and assistance. He is more than willing to lead you in the right direction. New Year: New Start and Another Opportunity to make the Name of the Lord great in the earth.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for blessing me with life. With the blessing of Life comes the responsibility of accomplishing the Purpose of my Life for your Glory. Minister to me and lead me to the center of your will. As I hear your voice, give me a heart to obey and follow. Thank you for giving me purpose and most importantly never leaving me to accomplish it on my own. Amen

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