Sunday, August 8, 2010


Just a short note tonight about our good intentions that might be:

                             Noble-----Logical------Uplifting----God Honoring---

But not God's Intentions or Purpose for our Life

In II Samuel  7 David wanted to build a Temple for God so he tells Nathan the prophet what he wants to do.  Nathan says:  "Sure go for it because I know God is with you"

The only problem is neither one had asked God about this God Honoring Project.

God makes it be known this is not for David to do, but his son Solomon.  So David
had to give up this dream.  For you see David's dream was too small. God had somthing much BIGGER and more important as His purpose for David's life.
                       God was going to build David a house (a dynasty)

In II Samuel 7 we find the Davidic Covenant... Which basically is God promising that there
will always be a decendant of David on the throne - FOREVER.
                    This is the "House" or lineage our Savior came from. Now David had the means. He could have said: "No, I'm gonna do this thing because in my eyes it's the right thing to do...And besides I need to build my legacy at this point"..(This is what a lot of our nation's leaders are doing instead of helping the country...oops, my politics are showing) He would have missed the great blessing God had for him and for us.
Have you ever had to give up on a dream because you realized that it was not
                                          GOD'S INTENTION for you to do it?????
How did you respond?  Check out how David responded... He sat before the
                                          Presence of the Lord and asked "Who am I"???

God desires that we be surrendered to his Purpose and not our Plans...Even if we have to
let go of a dream.
          Now I know this is hard, because I've had a few dreams I've had to let go of, but I have found that

Ephesians 3:20 is exactly correct.

"... He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us..."                

Oh that we would be surrender our Good Intentions 
for God's Intentions..  I would love to hear some of your surrendered dreams and how you


  1. Wow! This is good Mom! I think right now I'm learning that my life has "seasons" - and just because I'm not quite to the season where God wants to allow a specific dream to come true doesn't mean it won't come true at all.

    Or... at least I hope it will still come true.

  2. Loved the post! Stopping by from iFellowship!

  3. Excellent post! When my husband became ill, we knew this was not the life we had planned for us; however, our faith has deepened. We realize God will hold us as we journey through this season. It was difficult to come to that realization. We kept fighting His will, trying to settle this life into our will. It's much easier letting go and holding onto God instead. Thanks for the great post! Happy Saturday! :o)

  4. Because you always inspire me when I read your posts, I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by and grab your button. Happy Tuesday! :o)

  5. Surrender? Responded? How about had to be pulled away from me while I was kicking,screaming and crying,! I still have regrets and find myself thinking of ways to have prevented the loss but then a love one will drop by or I will read one of your blogs and I remember that I wouldn't have the blessings I have now if I were still seeking my own "good intentions".

  6. For, Sharon, and anyone else this fits. Nothing in life is free. We almost always have to give up something to get something. Even salvation cost our Lord His life. My problem is being completely satisfied with what God's intent for my life is. Love ya..Hangeth thou in there Sis, God's not finished with us yet or we wouldn't still be here.