LOYAL HEARTS AND WILLING MINDS
Suggested Reading: 1 Chronicles 28
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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 28:20
And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord…”
Young Solomon must have been overwhelmed by the challenge facing him. God had called him to follow his father as king. His first task was to oversee the building of the Temple in Jerusalem on Mt. Moriah. But, along with the calling, God gave Solomon instructions and a promise.
First, Solomon was to know the God of his father and to “serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind” (28:9).
Second, Solomon was encouraged to “Be strong and of good courage and do it” (28:20a).
Third, his father assured him that God would be with him and that God would not leave him or forsake him (28:20b).
When God calls us to do His work we must do it without fear, knowing that He will accomplish His purpose through us.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I need Your provision in order to accomplish Your purpose. Here I am, Lord, at Your service. Please grant me a loyal heart and a willing mind. With heart and mind focused on doing Your will, I know I will succeed. In the Name of Jesus, the One who did Your will 100% of the time, I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
When I saw the number “100” on the front of the building on Huntley Street downtown Toronto, I knew without a doubt that God wanted Crossroads to renovate and occupy that building. Last Friday I walked down that Street and marvelled at God’s provision back in 1977. The building where the 100 Huntley Street telecast originated is gone now and the head office of the cable TV and telecommunications giant, Rogers Communications, is now there. Our lease on the building at 100 Huntley Street ended and, like Solomon might have been with the Temple, I was almost overwhelmed at the building challenge that faced us. I marvel at God’s call and His provisions! In the spring of ’92, we dedicated to God the new 143,000 square foot building known as the “Crossroads Centre” in Burlington, Ontario. God has done amazing things through the faithful support of His loyal people, our partners in ministry. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the Crossroads Centre, we would love to see you there some time (here is some visitor info). It’s now 5:45 a.m., and I must complete this edition of our two-year journey through the Bible.
Yours because of God’s gift of loyal hearts and willing minds,