1 Chronicles 29:10-20
10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
14 “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
15 We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
16 Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.
17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
18 Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.
19 And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”
20 Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.” So they all praised the Lord, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the Lord and the king.
While listening to the beauty of this Worship, I have been reading to the Words she was reading as I am adding it above… and I cried, deeply I cried over the weakness of our divided church. I cried over the pride of our hearts, thinking that we can make a difference with our fantastic vision, strong networks, organized prayer and our vibrant young people churches.
So wonderful as we had a revealing bible study this sunday morning, a wonderful worship, and even a deeply touched preaching and just out of nothing we think we can “add” by sharing our emotions and experience, interfering in the deep and profound work the Holy Spirit wants to do.
There is in no way an understanding of His authority, His chosen ones, set leadership and with it save spiritual environments. No, we own the place, the spirit and the message and we think we can add whatever we think is “good”!
Stealing, destroying midianite spirits can just come in and destroy the harvest with their “good intentions”!
Reading and listening this morning I cried over the impossibility of taking our nation back to the Throne and submit all to Him, because we don’t submit ourselves to the God given authority.
I cried for the wonderful dedicated Levites in our midst who suffer lack because of the total disobedience amongst the church.
Reading the agendas of the world, the way they own the Media and with it our emotions, wallet, time and effort, I only asked Father: HOW?
Reading your Twitter, your Facebook, your Instagram, it makes me worried about the mixed mindsets, the lack of dedication, the poor disernment…
“Who are you?”… I can hear you ask!
Well, I recognized myself in the bible study this sunday morning as he explained so well the identity of Elijah:
Elijah Meaning: Whose God is Yahweh
Elijah’s Identity: Destroyer of fake religion, and Restorer of the Name of Yahweh.
Always drawing peoples attention from the “wrong” to the real God.
Also John the Baptist (who came in the spirit of Elijah) was drawing peoples attention to Jesus.
There is only One God! David dedicated just One Temple for this One God… the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
I cried over my own perception that it can happen over night and with it the disconnection from the intense work that it will take. I stepped back in the only effort that will result in a profound work which is, building deep relationships with the Called Individuels. Building from Zero into hungry, dedicated lives.
I embraced again the one and only strategy Jesus taught us: Discipleship and although I will continue in confronting the waist of efforts in serving the wrong gods, they are the ones that get my full attention.
A mixed message maybe this morning but… I hope with the result as above:
Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.” So they all praised the Lord, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the Lord and the king.