I Kings 8:17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
It was in the heart of David his father to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel. His son knew what was in his father’s heart. His heart was full of doing something great for his “God”. He wanted to lift the name of his God high. Several questions come to mind. What is in your heart? Do your children know what is in your heart? Do you realize that whatever is really in your heart will become a great motivation for your children? Be careful what you love and want because it will show in the lives of your children.
Another thing that is always hard for me as I read this story is how much I have in my heart, good stuff that God put there, that I want to see happen. I want it but often I want it for my glory.
I want to see God do great stuff in and through me. I want the credit for getting it done. I want to know that i have good in my heart and I want to be the one that gets to do it.
I do not want my son getting to live my dream. I am very selfish. I need to die to myself and live the life that He has for me. I have failed Him in so many ways. I want to live out what He puts in me and be ready for Him to do it any way He wants, at any time He wants, with whoever He wants!