Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Kings 7)
“Building a House for the Lord”
Text: 1 Kings 7:51
“So all the work that King Solomon had done for the house of the LORD was finished; and Solomon brought in the things which his father David had dedicated: the silver and the gold and the furnishings. He put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.”
“Building a House for the Lord,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. What an awesome project this temple was! Not only the temple itself but the beautiful furniture too. All the details are described so carefully; and it lasted seven years. This reminded me of our Commander’s Building Project with you and I. We provide all the materials required, a surrendered life of obedience:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”(Rom.12:1-2).
It is this “transformation,” that is God’s Project of Building a House for the Lord, with our surrendered life.
Solomon hired “Hiram the Craftsman” to help him build this house, but you and I have been Given our Helper Holy Spirit, The Perfect Craftsman to help us build a House for the Lord. Solomon’s Temple took 7 years to build but our House for the Lord will take a Lifetime to build. Each material is needed; every tear of grief, every laugh, every bitter failure, every triumph, every season of loneliness, every relationship; all is required to build our House for the Lord. All the “fragments” of a broken heart are required; the disciples would have left the fragments and leftovers of food behind unless Jesus had told them to “gather them all.” Our heartaches, broken pieces, the stuff we want to throw away; Holy Spirit says: “I can use that Billy, give that to Me!”
God uses All the Materials we surrender to Him to build a House for the Lord.
Our Surrendered Life is the Gold that covers all the materials we give to Holy Spirit. Our Faithful Service to our Commander and King is the Silver we bring.
And the good works we allow God to do through us to others, aaah these are the precious stones we provide as building materials for the House of the Lord.
Listen up Warrior! We are His workmanship created for good works that He has made us for, and helps us to walk in.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph.2:10).
We provide the Materials of a surrendered life, Gold, Silver, and precious stones - and Holy Spirit the Master Craftsman builds a House for the Lord with our Life. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,