Today’s reading I Chronicles 17-19
I Chronicles 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
David loved God. He wanted desperately to do something great for God. He had wanted to build the temple but God would not allow him to do so. He had chosen to use someone else, his son!
That had to be discouraging but instead of getting bitter that God would not use him he got busy and prepared with all his might so that someone else could build what he dreamed of. He died to himself and gave himself 100% to building the kingdom of God.
I am afraid that many of us would get our feelings hurt and quit. I think that if we didn’t quit we would not be all in and surely not prepare with all of our might but David did!
David investigated what would be needed to get the job done. He then threw himself into the work wholeheartedly.
I just want to challenge us to consider how much we are given to the work even when we don’t get to play the position that we want. How much are we in? Are we only in when it benefits us or makes us look good?
I want to give all I can to get the work done whether I get what I want or the glory. How about you?