Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OFFERING WILLINGLY

Today’s¬†Reading: 1 Chronicles 29

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The structure has been refurbished many times since its initial completion in 691 AD. Many believe the Temple of the Jewish people will be rebuilt just to the left of the gold and blue structure, directly inside the Eastern Gate.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: 1 Chronicles 29:9, 14

Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly… But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.

 

“Offered willingly” is repeated three times in our key verses, plus twice more in this chapter. There is a message here for us to do the same in our support of God’s work. The focus of this book shifts here to God Himself. Twenty times God is addressed directly. We are treated to a foretaste of the Psalms of King David. Let us worship with David by reading out loud, if possible, verses 10 to 15 (click here). We exalt You Lord! Blessed be Your Holy Name forever!

Tomorrow, God willing, we start reading the second book of Chronicles. Thirty-six chapters later we will move back into the New Testament book of Philippians, known as the “Epistle of Joy.” Then we move back again to the book of Ezra. Ezra is believed to have compiled the books of First and Second Chronicles. He was God’s man to build a new Temple. The Temple of David and Solomon was destroyed by the Babylonian conqueror, Nebuchadnezzar. If we take a look ahead to Ezra, we will see a similarity in style of writing, and in Ezra 6:11-28, we can learn more about the author of Chronicles who was a priest and a scribe. God is never without someone who is faithful in His service.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray that I will “offer willingly” my life, my service, my resources, and my all! As David prayed, “All things come from You, and of Your own we have given You.” I am Yours Lord! You have given me a free will, and I willingly present myself to You for Your purposes. The Lord Jesus did this and I follow Him. In His name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I want to invite every blog partner to read the story of the present Archbishop of Canterbury. Along with Queen Elizabeth, he leads the Church of England. It was at Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London that I had my most powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. The current Archbishop was a member there when he entered the priesthood. Cannon Andrew White, who is quoted in the article, has been a guest on the 100 Huntley Street telecast several times. God always has someone for His purposes (click here for the story of Justin Welby, the first Archbishop of Canterbury to have Jewish roots).

Yours for “offering willingly” our lives in service to God,

David

P.S. My son Ron posted a video on Facebook that his wife Ann recorded from our family’s Father’s Day celebration. I took the time to share some thoughts with my precious children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren…as well as sing a duet with Norma-Jean. You can watch it by clicking HERE¬†(a Facebook account may be required to view it).

13 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  1. Blessings pastor Maines. Thanks for your faithfulness in posting this daily blog each day. I am so blessed each day, and look forward each morning to meet with the Lord and to read your words of encouragement.
    I thank God for his daily bread of life.
    Bless you!

  2. Blessing my fellow.blog viewers thank you all. Thank you Donna as what u shared helped. Today is an awezome day ..keep me in prayers while i offer willingly myself which Is completely yourz

  3. Thank you, Ron and Ann and David and Norma Jean and family, for sharing some moments of your Father’s Day celebration with us, and for David’s message–always an important reminder.
    With prayers for God’s continued blessings on the Mainse family,
    Bob Sorfleet

  4. What a wonderful portion of scripture and blog today. Enjoyed the video too and shed a few tears. God bless all the Mainse family and thank you for sharing Ron. Read the prayer of David out loud as you suggested. What a full life King David had of only 70 years as you have Pastor David and ministry to so many people, to Others as you and Norma Jean sang. Thank you, Norma Jean and to all the Mainse family.

  5. Thank you for your daily blog. Today was so enjoyable as you shared your family time on Father’s Day, thanks to Ron. You have a wonderful family and we so enjoy watching 100 Huntley on TV. Thanks Norma Jean and you for your singing and prayer for the Mainse family. We look forward to many more blogs David.
    PS . We had a wonderful Father’s Day at our daughter’s with all the family and grandchildren and soon grandchild on Saturday.
    God bless the Mainse family.

  6. Thank you for your wonderful prayer of healing for me Sah. I do rest in His
    Living and Loving arms.

    And thank you Donna for how you shared with Joel and today he is feeling so much better.

    God bless all today. His name is WONDERFUL

  7. Thank you Ann and Ron for providing that special “Father’s Day Family celebration” video. Enjoyed listening to you, Pastor David, and Norma-Jean worshiping together. Its been many years since I had the pleasure of listening to you two worshiping together. What a legacy for your family to have!!

  8. Today’s scripture and prayer and photos, about King David’s concern for Solomon and your Video of your “Father’s Day Family celebration”, emphasized the love of a father for his children. How much more our Heavenly Father’s Love is for us!!

  9. Thank you for sharing with us your special time on Father’s Day. I felt very blessed to hear you speak and loved your duets with Norma Jean.
    Your are an amazing couple and you have a wonderful family.
    Thank you for this blog, it is an inspiration to me and many more. Gid Bless, Eleanor M.

  10. May the Lord bless you both Brother David and Sister Norma Jean…..thank you for singing for us on Father’s Day…. our fathers are in heaven now but you truly blessed many with these timeless songs sung with your family close to you. Thank you for your continued ministry and faithfulness to God’s Word. My husband and my brother worked on the prayer lines at 100 Huntley Street when in the old building so we have known your ministry for a very long time. There is always a willingness within you both to minister at a moment’s notice. May the Lord continue to strengthen you.

  11. I also am out of sorts! the mental illness is very high! the weather is very overcast! I contacted the prayer line for prayers of no harm; prayers for the Holy Spirit to move in and remove all the negative! The Lord has done mighty wonderful things in my life! HE removed addictions 22 years ago; HE gave me swimming; HE gave me a car recently! I THANK AND PRAISE THE LORD FOR ALL HE HAS ONE FOR ME.
    PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR A FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR ME!
    all I can say is thank you Lord; thank you! amen

  12. Thank you for your Beautiful Duet which ministered to me greatly. You and Norma Jean are such a blessing to all…no words can express. You are so Faithful to serve”others” and such a precious gift to the Body of Christ. Love and Prayers to you both! and your lovely family…I know you would have had a wonderful Fathers Day with them all. Thank you again .

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