The enemy was furious. The Israelites we’re building a temple for God. “Who told you to build this temple? Give us their names!”
The elders of Israel looked them square in the eye and said “the God of heaven and earth.”
Two things to notice:
1) the Israelites knew who they were working for
2) they knew to make it about God, not themselves.
It is so much easier to do hard things when you remember that you are working for the God of heaven and earth. When you remember that the battle really isn’t yours but it’s His and He has it under control.
God is for you. He is using you to bring Him glory. Be bold in doing His will.
Adam and Eve were unashamed of their nakedness as they walked in the Garden of Eden.
I am so grateful for the hand of the Lord upon my life. He placed me in a wonderful Christian home, brought up by parents that honor the Lord. He has blessed me thousands of times over with my sister, brother-in-law and nephews. He has encouraged me countless times through my brother and sister-in-law. My grandparents and aunts and uncles played a positive role in where I am now. And I have been blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law and father-in-law.
When we left our family behind and moved away God had our Christian family waiting on us, to love us and welcome us with open arms. He has given us friends to go through life with. I am so thankful for these people.
Not only am I honored to be married to the love of my life, my best friend, but I consider it a privilege to sit under his teachings both at church and at home. I am also so very grateful for the three beautiful children that we are raising to walk in the truth.
But above all of this I am so thankful for the Word, for Jesus, for the redemption plan. Without it I wouldn’t have the joy that I have in my heart today.
I Chronicles 16:8 tells us to give thanks to the Lord, to make known his deeds among the people.
So today I share with you God’s goodness in my life: His guidance, my salvation and the people that I call family. To Him be the glory both now and forever.