Have you ever had a dream...
a vision for something heavy on your heart?
Maybe it's something you talk about...
or maybe it's something too hard to describe;
too hard to put into words.
Even though you can see it,
picture it, down to the last detail.
Or maybe it's more illusive...
watery, wavy, wandering.
But you know it's within your world to come.
You envision it,
know it, and
wait for it.
it is not something
you would ever want
to simply give away.
David had such a dream...
Then King David rose to his feet and said,
“Hear me, my brethren and my people:
I had it in my heart to build a house of rest
for the ark of the covenant of the Lord,
and for the footstool of our God,
and had made preparations to build it.
But God said to me, ‘
You shall not build a house for My name,
because you have been a man of war
and have shed blood.
1 Chronicles 28:2-3 NKJV
Can you imagine?
The thing that weighs so heavy...
that presses down upon you,
that wakes you in the night,
that takes your every breath away,
is now taken from you?
How could you possibly give it away?
How could anyone else fulfill
what only you have envisioned?
You have seen it in your mind.
You know its...
every woken moment at night.
every time you obsessed over it
you never had the chance
to finish it!
this man after God's own heart,
has come to an understanding...
we know not how long this took
for him to come to a place
of giving it away.
But it is clear
that he now knows God's plan.
For he details it before the people,
and to his son, Solomon...
“All this,” said David,
“the Lord made me understand
by His hand upon me,
all the works of these plans.”
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.
1 Chronicles 28:19-20
And David is faithful to God.
And David is generous to Solomon.
Because all that he has seen in his mind
he now willingly gives away...
every woken moment at night.
David now releases...
every time he obsessed over it
and never had the chance to finish it.
And he trusts God
to give Solomon the courage to complete it.
This, to me...
For it brings me to tears to consider
giving away even a piece of my dream.
Word of God,
train me, today...
to loosen my grasp on my dream, even though I now it is from You,
to trust You fully to fulfill all You give, whether through me, or another.
Lord, I trust You.
The dreams and visions
are for Your glory.
It matters not
who fulfills them.
As long as they
You wish and will
us to be faithful.
But Your glory
is the goal!
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.