June 24, 2017 1 Kings 1; 1 Chronicles 28; Psalm 91; Philippians 3
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First Thing’s First | Kim Chipman
S~ “And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. So take this seriously. The Lord has chosen you to build a Temple as his sanctuary. Be strong, and do the work.” 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 (NLT)
O~ David is giving Solomon instructions for how to build the Temple.
A~ It’s interesting to me that David’s first instructions in Temple building have to do with his relationship with God. I’m sure the same is true for me. You want me to build a great temple with my life, but FIRST
*Learn to know You intimately
*Worship and serve You with my whole heart and a willing mind
*Seek You (I WILL find You!)
*Take this seriously
*Do the work
THEN David gave Solomon the plan for the Temple and its surroundings. I need to get my relationship with You right BEFORE I start building (DOing). Know You intimately, seek You, take it seriously and do the work You have for me to do. This is my priority.
P~ Lord, I WANT my life to be effective for You more than anything! I don’t want to waste my days. I want to allow You to do great things through me so You will be glorified. I love You!
Do not be afraid | Trisha Baker
S~ Than David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 (ESV)
O~ God has a plan for each of our lives. The world can be a very scary place, and it can be hard to see God’s plan sometimes when we see so much evil going on in the world today. But we have to trust that God is in charge. He tells us to not be afraid, and to trust Him. We have to know that no matter what happens in this world, He will always be there, and He will never leave us to do His work on our own.
A~ Before we were born, God had a plan for our lives. Even though God is the one with the plan, we are the ones who have to walk in faith and make the choices that we know He would want us to make. Sometimes this can be very scary because the choices we need to make do not always look like very smart choices out in the world. We know that God wants us to always live for Him, even though we live in a world that screams that God is not there. We have to be courageous and not live in fear. We have to know that God is always got our back. He will never take us to a place that His grace cannot carry us through. Often the monsters shadows are much bigger than the monster itself. We have to trust and follow the leading of the Lord, because as long as He allows breath to be in our bodies, He will always be with us to do the work He has put us on this earth to do. We have to remember to not be afraid, but full of courage because He is always with us!
P~ Father God, help us to always remember that You go before us to prepare the way. Help our faith when it is weak. I thank you Father that you will never leave us or forsake us, and we will always have that promise from you. Thank you for the courage and the faith to get through each day knowing that no matter what happens you are in charge and will always take care of us. Amen
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