|I am back home after a seven day cruise to Alaska with three other couples from our church and what a blessing it was to spend time with them and enjoy the sights of Alaska. It was a real blessing! It is also a blessing to be home. Today is Sunday, and I am so looking forward to seeing everyone at Church. I'm excited to be back in Church with the people I love so dearly. I read this morning in I Chronicles, and finished out the book. Here are a few thoughts I wrote down to share as I read:|
1) SON-FATHER RELATIONSHIP- This is what God promised to Solomon in I Chron. 22:10- "He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever." God wants to have an intimate relationship with His children. This truth is found all throughout Scripture, but here we see it apply specifically to Solomon.
2) IN MY TROUBLE- In I Chron. 22:14, David says: "Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD...." David had troubles! But, none of them took away the desire and goal to build a house for God, and so even in his troubles, he saved and gave for God's house. In your troubles, are you a giver? David was and what an example he should be to us today. May God help all of us to be what we should be, even "in my trouble".
3) IN MY MIND, AND IN MY HEART- David had the house of God in his mind and in his heart. In I Chron. 22:7, it says: "And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name fo the LORD my God:" David had it in his mind, but that is not all.... in I Chron. 29:3, it says- "Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy place."
The Church, ought to be in our minds, and in our hearts! We should think about it, we should love it! I'm so looking forward to being this morning at the place I think about, and have given my heart to.
Hope you have a blessed day! Pastor Mike Mutchler