VBC – Sunday Morning 10/07/18
I love this thought here in Ezra chapter number 6, if you want to put a chapter title above it, I would encourage you to write our God provides and this is an exciting truth. I've been looking forward to sharing it with you because when we ended last time God stirred in my heart this idea that things are sitting and waiting 15 years of foundation was waiting but they knew what they needed to do and they just needed to be about it the go and do what God called them to do.
Had some conversations with some of you over this week regardless Place something on your heart and the word of God has moved you to say I just need to move forward and I need to make that happen. So week later is a good time for a message like this that says that God is going to provide that we will find great joy and the work of God.
As we watch him provide for our every physical emotional and spiritual need as you read through this chapter, you're going to write out words like provision and purpose and protection and guidance and you're going to find that all along the way is there doing the work God is meeting their need and he's giving them something.
Even greater than just a building he is going to meet their need and give them incredible Joy along the way and they're going to get the see things that they wouldn't have seen if they would have stayed in active and just let the foundation sit there and they move forward at the end of if you want to I would encourage you to go to verse number 16.
It says they kept the dedication of the house of God with joy and circle the word joy in the verse number 22, and they kept the Feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy for the Lord. Them. Joyful and return the heart of the king of Assyria unto them that Joy is the result of doing the work of the Lord aren't you grateful for that?
It's the thing we're looking for but about having you look in this chapter for the word Joy, but I don't want to take that much time. So just told you where it was at but not only would we searching for Joey but we're looking for. In life all the time and it's something that you can't create and it's something you can't build but it's a gift from God Our God Alone provides a joy for us and we'll see the following the day and this chapter provision guidance protection and purpose.
He's giving us all of those as we do the work of the Lord in obedience and building we found something that we can never expect to find unless God was the show it. To us. I know some of you didn't have the privilege of growing up in West Kentucky. So you're not as cultured as I am and you missed out on a lot of things but there was a great American that some of you may know about and his name was Jed Clampett and he was a poor Mountaineer and he could barely keep his family fed, but one day as he was out shooting at some food up came the ground came a.
Bubbling crude. All right, some of you know what I'm talking about. They are The Beverly Hillbillies and so Jake Clampett is out one day's shooting animals for his family so he could eat that's what you do, right? That's password save. I'm from the farm. Y'all don't understand this every time he says he's from The Farmhouse that I'm from Kentucky that trumps our farm.
All right, and so he's out hunting and as he does that. He finds oil, you know, they re found something greater than you could even imagine as these people are working laying the stone and doing the work something begins to Bubble over that is greater than you could ever expect. You're going to find in the work of the Lord when you're tired.
And you've been hurt and all these things going on. You're going to find something far greater than you're ever going to find as you're sitting in your ceiled houses and letting the work of the god set aside. That's your last reference to Jed Clampett. We have a lot of Bible from here on out. So get your Bible and follow along here on the screen because you're going to need it because I want you to hear God's word as he does for that because God's consistent in the story, right?
We're not the children of Israel. But we worship the same God as the children of Israel and he cares for us and he cares about his work with the same heart and the same desire that he had back then he cares about his work today and the world that we live in so first I want you to see him is that all that is needed to accomplish the task.
God provided all that was needed to accomplish the task that he gave them that's verse number 8 there moreover. I make a decree what you shall do to the Elders of these Jews. For the building of this house of God that the Kings good even the tribute beyond the river for with expenses be given unto these men that they be not hindered.
God gave them what was going to be needed to build the temple verse number 3. It says it like this it's going to specify. Some sighs here. It says in the first year of Cyrus the king of the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God had rism let the house be building the place where they're offered sacrifices of the foundation's there of be strongly laid the height thereof threescore cubits and the breadth thereof threescore cubits, 20 cubits wide 60 cubits long and 30 cubits.
Hi, so they in the writing here in this letter that we were waiting to get back at said give them everything. They need to build a building. That's this big and if you look at the number those measurements are more than enough for the second building this Temple and there was this Outer Limits what's going to be built there?
I'll for them. How exciting was it, you know, like some of you as we were reading earlier thinking about the story and you get excited hearing about it. But the first time that the store is being read Because here they are they've been act inactive and now they're getting back to build the temple and it's probably about the time they're thinking all right.
It looks like we're starting it a little low on supplies. How are we going to maintain what we're doing here? And then when we get this built, how are we going to be able to do all the things that were called to do? But when the letter comes back, they just had the rejoice and knowing that God had provided more than enough that they would need to build this Temple here more than enough.
And what an ironic plot twist, isn't it? This guy that came in the give the permit on the property and it said you guys got to stop what you're doing there and they said we're going to keep building you go in and you find out if we have this permission to do it when he hears from the King and he reads the decree that was written.
It's. Not only are they allowed to build their building, but you have to pay for it. That's so funny. Isn't it? You have to take it of the taxes in your region. You're going to have to pay for it and give them everything that they're going to need the make this happen verse number 1 it says a dearest made the created say he made a search of the House of the roles.
Brother Brett Johnson. I'm a fees in here the day probably in the back. He was trying to tell me that the house of the rolls is Lambert's Cafe any of you ever been the Lambert's Cafe there and when you go into that place and you want to roll your razor hand and they throw it at you. All right. It's a wonderful place hot rolls there.
All right. It's probably not Lambert's Cafe here. But it's a place where they kept all the written material in these pots of clay that were there and so they didn't have a secretary with the filing system, I guess to get as quickly but they have the search in the different places that have these rooms and these pots.
But God preserved his word and for them so that when they found it and it was there and they said these people have all the permission that they need. They have all the resources to do what they're going to do how happy they have to be the find the provision verse number 9 it begins to talk about the type of provisions and that they have need of both young Bullock's and Rams all that would stay have need of both young Bullock's and Rams and Lance the burnt offerings of the god of Heaven.
And it goes and names the things that they're going to they give it to them without fail this idea of them offering a sacrifice. That was God's idea and they should rejoice in him. Deuteronomy chapter 12 verses 7 and 11. This is where God told them that he was going to have them offer sacrifices and they should rejoice when they do it verse 7 and there you shall eat before the Lord your God and you shall rejoice at all that you put your hand unto ye and your households.
Where in the Lord thy God has blessed the then there shall be a place verse. There should be a place which the Lord your God shall choose the call his name to dwell there the other cells she bring all that I command you your burnt offerings and their sacrifices and your tires and the heave offering of your hand and all your choice vows, which you vow unto the Lord this idea of a temple being built this idea of a sacrifice being made it was God's idea.
It was going to cause them to rejoice and be in God's idea in God's plan then God was going to provide. God provides for the plans that he gives two children. They had temporarily become slaves to the enemy Deuteronomy chapter number 28 verses 47 through 49 because they have served not the Lord thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things verse 48 therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies, so it's not just about a sacrifice right?
God says, I want you to offer a sacrifice, but I want you to rejoice. And because of the people weren't joyful and they weren't doing the work and they were disobeying God then God delivered them to the hands of their enemies and then he brought them right back here. So all that was needed for the sacrifices would be provided.
I wonder if they were concerned about it as they began to build as a launched out on faith in the begin the wonder where it's going to come from you ever been like that before God giving he laid something upon your heart you wanted to help somebody then you jumped out there by faith. And then you realize the whole know.
What am I going to do here animals were to be supplied daily so that the sacrifices could be made at the altar of the new Temple there the flour the salt the oil and all that would be needed the wine drink offering on the feast day as prescribed and Leviticus two and three and so not only this that then God is making restoration.
He brought back them into land. Ezekiel 11:16 says this therefore say thus saith the Lord, although have cast them far off among the Heathen and though have scattered them among the countries yet. I will be to them a little sink as a little sanctuary and the countries where they should come as a little sanctuary.
God has not forsaken his people and no matter where they were at and even without the temple he had not forsaken them and he would abide with them and dwell with them and provide a sanctuary. But now he is going to be restore things into their lives things that they lost that they didn't know that they were going to get back.
That's verse number 5 and let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple, which is at Jerusalem and brought in the Babylon be restored and brought again as they're putting this Temple together things that were taken from them that they may not even known it existed anymore.
Were brought back to them so they could have it this is that wonderful God places that decree and that pot there so that it would be saved. He takes some other things that he hides him and God brings restoration there to them. And I wonder if our God still like that. I wonder if it's still available wonder what is still there.
I wonder if this never-ending store is still available for us and the day in which we have been called to do at work. Colossians 2:9 and 10 tells us for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily and you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality. And power so Corinthians tells us that in God it is not yes or no, but in him is yay, and amen.
So you guys think that we're hot and cold that were yes, and no that maybe you ask, you know, if you ask the kids what does their dad like, they'll say he is yeah and they all right or he is Nene and occasionally. Yay. All right. He says yes, he says no is off there. But with God, everything says yes and old men.
Amen. God can I do this work for you? Yes, God. Can I do what you've called me to do? That he has for us and it is for the work of the Lord that is there there Jonathan go forth some missionary. The China the team in China is having the trip. Next summer called the go forth China tour and when he went there the China Hudson Taylor told him if he was going to go forward.
He was going to have to go forward on his knees that it wasn't going to be easy and on his life versus Zechariah. 4:6 is said not by my. Nor by power but by my but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts and he was somebody that says God if anything is going to happen in China. It's going to have to be done by your spirit and it's going to have to be done by your work and we're told in the Bible, even if we were so full of zeal that we caught ourselves.
On fire and became Martyrs it would mean nothing if it wasn't done in love which is because God is pleased and what he produces in and through our lives, right? He isn't pleased by what we do for him to show off to him. He's pleased by what he produces in our lives. So Jonathan go forth been a missionary knowing that living his life like that.
He had a quote that says this he says all the resources of the godhead are at our disposal. Meaning that everything that belongs to God is at our disposal to do the work that God would call us to do so God's placing something in your heart you're involved in a Ministry or wanting to do something and you feel like your resources are short.
Can I remind you all the resources of God are at your disposal God is going to give you what you need to do the work that he has called us and we see that all around us in the big ways the room that you're sitting in. That was provided to us by God on land provided to us by God and just an amazing way every Thursday night.
Our heart gets the rejoices those people on the back wall are missionaries share stories of God keeping them safe on the road and providing for them, but it kind of reminds you for you as well. No matter how big the idea of ministry as or how small you think it is God wants to work in and through you and he wants to provide for us.
It's available to everyone of us. As well. I've said many times and I'll say many times the rest of this morning the work of God and I want to make sure you understand what I'm saying. When I say the work of God and how it's available. Maybe you have a small idea what it is. Maybe that's what a few people do and you see them do it.
But the Bible says in John 6 28 a group of people asked and they said what is it that we might could do the works of God in Jesus answers that question for us. What are the works of God Jesus answered and said unto them. This is the work of the god that you believe. Leave on him who he has sent if you want to do the works of God, you have to believe God at his word and act upon it without faith.
It's impossible to please God. So whatever Act of Faith it is the matter, how big or small you think it isn't here that is a Ministry unto God that he is leading you into and he's going to meet your needs and what you're going to have in second Corinthians nine eleven being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causes us through Thanksgiving to God.
Being involved in the work of the Lord and watching him provide for that work should bring incredible. Joy and it's a joy that is far greater than they felt remember I told you those ceiled houses. That was them just making houses of shiplap in it. Okay found out some of you didn't know what shiplap is.
Okay shiplap, is that would that everybody's nailing to the inside of their house right now? Okay, talk about it more talk to my wife. She'll tell you all about ship lab and so they just keep making their houses nicer and nicer and. In brain to them what jumping out by faith in Ministry and Watching God provide would bring for them.
So Point number one. I want to say this clearly so you can get it because it's God's truth here. It's this in the work of God. We find great joy in knowing he will provide all that is needed to accomplish the task given to us and the work of God. We find great joy in O'Neill provide all that is needed to accomplish the task given to us.
I can share so many personal stories in here. How many of you in here would say you've launched out by faith to do something for God and didn't know where the resources are going to come from and God met you need would you raise your hand? All right, look around afterwards go ask that person for their story and that will be my example for Point.
Number one. They are there's so many of them. He will do it time and time again when I was a student in Peru. I heard about an opportunity for a trip to go on and I wrote in my journal and I said God I'd like to go the Ecuador and see this thing and then on the next page of my journal it says my Jan sent me some some money that I could use was there and I was able to Circle at proquest and draw a line over to the next page.
My whole life has been like that my whole entire life, that's my mom. All right, she seen it too as well and you can as well if you see it if you would have eyes to see it God's working there. Number two protection and guide us along the way all those who stand in the way shall be removed verse number 11 says that their house will become as a done kill and that they will be says and also I make a decree that whosoever shall alter this word.
Let Timber be pulled down from his house and be set up let him be hanging there on and let us house. We made a dumb kid. For this I told you that's where it escalated quickly, right? So in this decree, they're saying you're allowed to do this. And if anybody if any kings are going to rise up against you they're going to remove and if any individual stands against you take their house apart and use the wood from their house the hanging them that's Poetic Justice, isn't it?
Kind of like Esther and Mordecai there those that stand and the way I can't give you any of those promises the day that your boss or whoever standing in your way if that the something bad is going to happen to them. But as well. Watching him got him protect. We ought to say God. I'm not going to defend myself.
I'm going to let you be my Defender because this is your work. It's not my work sometimes when we take pride in what we're doing in the ministry. It works for a little bit right? We're so proud full not motivate motivates us to keep going forward, but then the problem is if it becomes your ministry, then you have to defend it then you have to provide for.
And then you're never going to sit back and say God. This is your work that we're doing and I need you to be the defender. There's great comfort in God's promises here. It said there in says and the god that has caused his name to dwell there that's already been. So we've already read that in Deuteronomy chapter number 12 verse number 11.
He says, I'm going to provide a place that I'm going to cause my name. To dwell there. It's the same thing. That was said There When anybody that rises against you? I want to remind you that the god of heaven so that he's going to cause his name to dwell there. And that's a great promise. They are what's the promises we have today?
Like God wants to be known that God wants to be known around the world that God wants to be made famous that he wants to be glorified around the world. He wants his name to be there and we should move forward on these promises here. We also have some incredible promises not just the children Israel.
No Testament, but us the day Romans 6:14 for sin Shall Have No Dominion over you for you are not under the law. But under grace Dominion control over a territory. You know what God has said about your heart as a Believer. He says God has caused his name to dwell their sin comes in your life. The enemy that attacks any causes the qg.
You can say that my heart has already been claimed by Jesus and he's going to make his name dwell there and that nothing is going to remove him. Nobody's going to take that place of him that place where the temple is going to be. Nobody gets to move that that belongs to God. His name is going to dwell there in my life.
God has chosen to dwell enjoyed by the Holy Spirit and nothing else can have the minion there. The Bible says it can visit brother John and I were in Kenya some years ago and it's amazing when people are in different tribes of the church service and they know what it's like the constantly pushing One Tribe out of the air they come in and they would fight in the be constantly fighting for land.
No longer wear any Enemy No tribe Satan will never have dominion over that land anymore when he shows up. He will be pushed out if that's where you're at right now for facing that the accuser Satan send in your life. You feel like he's taken over. I'd encourage you Psalm 89 18 write this down and memorize it for the Lord as our defense and the Holy One of Israel is our King that God is our defense that God deserves to be the king of our.
According to the Commandment of God so Not only was their protection but there's also guidance for them verse 14 and the Elders of the Jews build it and they prospered through the prophesying of haggai the Prophet Zechariah the son of Edom and they build it and they finished it according to the Commandment of the god.
Of Israel God outline for them what they needed to be doing in this Temple. And how did they know for It Was Written In the book of Moses Verse 18 and they set the priests and their divisions and the Levites and their courses for the services of God, which is that Jerusalem as it is written in the book of Moses.
Not only is God providing protection for the work, but he providing guidance for them. One of the things about when you're younger, you always want people to stop telling you what to do. And when you're older, you're like with some adult. Please come on the scene and tell me what I need to do. My my step dad help me on Saturday get a lot of projects done around the house more than I normally get done and then six months and I said one of the things about being an adult that I don't like if certain things don't get done unless you do them, right?
Thatcher wasn't going to do some of the things around the house that needed to get done. I need guidance you need guidance. And God providing guidance in the word of the Lord he's going to provide it. And so we stay in it. We stay in the God's word and we're asking him to give us the guide us with principles that we should have in our lives as we move forward and do something to them and that's contrary to popular belief popular belief would say that that would be the that would Rob us of our joy, but purity of life in obedience to God's word.
It doesn't Rob us the joy that it brings. To us here Hebrews 12:1 111 now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous. But Grievous nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the Peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised their by correction from God's word. It may not seem to be joyous but it seems grevious to you know, it's wonderful it brings peace.
It doesn't mean it means that you don't have to be the one with all the answers. It doesn't mean that you're the one has to do everything that we can live our lives in submission to him. God's word is brings the purpose is to bring joy into her life. So he told the disciples in John 5:11 there. He said I've spoken these things so that that Joy might remain in you the word of God brings Joy To Us in the work so Point number two here is this and the work of God we find great joy in knowing he will provide guidance and protection along the way he will provide guidance and protection.
So as the temple was there and it wasn't being finished and it set there for 15 years and then the word of God came and moved them and if the word of God doesn't move our hearts and nothing is going to move us but as the word of God is now moving us and they're going to go and be obedient to the work of God that's been called the them then the fear begins to come in their lives and it begins to say you have no protection.
You have no guidance. But we find great joy and say in the same way that he provided provision and the resources we need is going to provide protection and is going to provide guidance to us as well. The world can never really fathom the work of God. They don't know what's going on. You see that in the letters being written.
They say that they're building a house unto the Lord, but they don't understand the magnitude of what's being done here in this Temple, right? They just see people being busy about building a building. My favorite passages Ephesians, 2:10 11 tells us the principalities and powers in Heavenly places look down upon the work of the Lord and that they learn of the manifold wisdom of God as a look in on the work that we are doing John chapter number 2 verse number 19.
Jesus says something in the baffles everybody not just unbeliever, but even as disciples Jesus answered and he said unto them destroy this Temple and in three days, I will raise it up. The symbol that seems so important doesn't it and I'll test them it has to be built. This Temple is so important.
It's the centerpiece of God's relationship here appears that that God would dwell with them there. So the Tabernacle we saw the temple but Jesus comes on the scene. He says you can destroy it in the three days. I will rise. I will bring it again and he's talking about himself right talking about Jesus.
Jesus is where now that man could be reconciled unto God and to Jesus. That's the same work that God is doing in his work in the Old Testament is reconciling people to himself. He's making a place that he is going to be praised and some chapter number 137. They're sitting by the Rivers of Babylon the children of Israel arm and they set down there and they wept and they remembered Zion and averse to they hang their Harps upon the Willows in the midst thereof.
They hung their instruments of Praise upon the trees there. And they that carried away captive required us a song and they that wasted us required of us mirth saying sing us one of the songs of Zion how shall we sing? The Lord's song In a Strange Land If I forget thee o Jerusalem let my right hand forget her cunning.
If I do not remember the let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief Joy when they were taken away in captivity and as they were walking away in the sit down there upon the river. And they saw it being destroyed. They took their instruments. They took their song they hung it in a tree and they said don't let me ever forget Zion and what you were doing God if I do that I would rather I would rather forget the use of my right hand and it's coming if you're like me and you're right-handed you can't do anything with your left hand right?
It's just not a valuable player at all. It's a God. Let me lose the ability of my good hand and what I could do if I forget Jerusalem. But they were at a place where they had lost their song now. God had built them a temple. He provided the resources of the protection for them. And now the temple was finished and what do they do?
They fill that place up with singing on the God God restored them a temple, but he also restored for them a song and the Passover is going to be remembered. Verse 24 the priests and the Levites were purified together all of them were pure and kill the Passover for all the children of the Captivity and for their brother and the priest for them selves the Passover and up and celebrate in Jerusalem, since the destruction of the temple many years of go and now it's being built.
And the people that were in there and never seen it before but they knew what was going to need to happen. They have been given instruction from God it was going to happen and they Minister the others verse 21 and the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity and all such as had separated themselves under them from the filthiness of the Heathen of the Lamb the seek the Lord God of Israel did eat this was not an exclusive group.
That wasn't welcome to Outsiders. The only people that were self excluded. Were the people that didn't want to come right? All the people that was separate themselves get the inner there and the Passover and this is true of Salvation. It's also true of the work of God. Everyone's available every member a minister not just an exclusive group of people, but everybody that wanted to could separate themselves there for the work of the Lord.
So more than just the building was being built more than just the program was being. That God was working in a powerful way to bring people to him. They're more than just a want to program more than just the Ministries that you're involved in more than just the coffee meeting tomorrow with somebody around the Bible.
God is doing something of incredible value that is their God is working in and through your life verse number 10. It's easy to overlook but it says this that they may offer sacrifices of sweet savior. Unto the god of heaven and pray for the life of the king and of his sons the Pagan King when he is riding to them.
He says I want you to pray for me and for my son because he's watching the life that they're living. He's the watching them do the work. Of the Lord this is that incredible as we're busy about doing the work of the Lord that other people are watching it and that God is working in their heart and far bigger things are happening than you might ever know from our small acts of obedience and a small Steps of Faith.
God's doing incredible work in and through us here. So don't despise the process or the days of Small Beginnings. People are watching and it's so important that we joyfully do the work that God has called us to do so Point number three here as this in the work of God. We find great joy in knowing our work on Earth will make an eternal difference.
God provides all through this chapter he told them what they wanted to do, but they were disobedient to it. But then they say God we're going to go about the work we've heard what you said and now we want to be busy about the work and as they begin working isn't it amazing that the decree that was found that was preserved for them that says that all the resources they need it wasn't coming to them.
Nobody was looking for it. It wasn't going to be found until they took the step of faith. And they began working and when they were working then the person came over the check and say do you have permission to do this? And that's what led to the discovery of the decree that would unleash all the things that they needed.
So maybe the day God's placed something on your heart to help somebody. People matter the God. So they matter to us. We're not working with bricks and stones and making things and I'm very thankful for that. Okay, but we're working in the lives of people and you say I'd want to reach out. I don't want to do something but I don't feel like everything that I need is in place.
I'm going to wait till everything works out perfectly. Can I tell you just like the children of Israel be obedient to do what God has called you to do the day and then watch him set things in motion so that you can have all the resources. That's you need to do it. What a beautiful picture of the work of God here.
Every one of you ought to be encouraged in the work that you're doing knowing that God is working in and through you to do that. It's so wonderful when you know that the resources are coming from him to do is work. God has proven himself to be a faithful father. Now, it falls upon us to be trusting.
Children, we know what he's going to do question is what is it that we are going to do with him doing God's work not only has the promise of provision that it also brings that unshakable joy that is there. For us you would you would think now that they have more work that they're doing not only do they have their house they were taken care of but now they have the work of the temple and they're working.
It says that they're working fast and it's built in a short amount of time. You would think in all of that that that would be against their Joy but in the work of the Lord, they find it if you are born again that they are a new creature and you're never going to find the satisfaction from the things of the world.
That you want stay in and you're going to find that the joy of the Lord is far greater than anything else. You can't find it in any other place. So don't believe the lies that Satan would tell you that says that you need to hold back and you don't need to give yourself all the way in at a friend. I was riding with yesterday.
You told me a story and we're just seemed like he was overwhelmed the his wife's expecting 32 weeks and he's taken on more Ministry than he ever had and he's living by faith and he just seems so he said got so much going on there and we were riding. He said I've experienced a level of joy that had never found in my Christian Life, you know, our Christian Life in America can be very safe.
It can be very soft. And it can be very non intrusive Upon Our Lives. Nobody's going to bring that to you in many parts of the world. You wouldn't have that luxury there. It would be brought on you. You would have more persecution to be more people asking of it. But here we have the opportunity to be separated from the need and that is there, but I would challenge you to not stay away from.
The not let the work be undone that God has called you to do in closing. We know the story of the talents right three different people were given talents one was given five and one was given to than one was given one and the two of them the one that five the one that had to they invested it and they were faithful with what God gave them.
The one that had one Talent he buried it there because he was afraid of losing it Matthew 25 verse 21. It says his lord said unto him. Well done thou good and faithful servant that was been Faithful over a few things and I will make thee ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of the Lord.
We see that connection there between being a good Steward of the life. God has given us and doing the work of the Lord and the joy of the Lord you could have went all over town and they could have tried to found the joy of the Lord in anything else, but it was sitting right there and that unfinished Temple and I want to tell you the same thing.
If God has laid a work to do in your heart to be involved in the ministry of the Lord and the live by faith, you're not going to find that joy and anything else. And so the day you just need to Dive In You Need to Say Yes to God and say God, whatever you're wanting me to do in your life. I say yes to it.
Maybe it has a name to it. Maybe it has a person connected to it, or maybe you don't know. And if you don't know what it is he had for you. Do you just need to say God I come to you the day I offer my life to you. You are my master. You are my king. And I want to do the work of the Lord and I want to experience the joy that is found and doing it.