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