King David, one of the greatest Biblical heroes of all time, was about to leave the earth and his kingdom behind to enter into God’s eternal kingdom and he needed a replacement. Someone to be king after he was gone. He had several sons to choose from, but God told him this, 1 Chronicles 28:6-7 “It is your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father. Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.”
God chose Solomon. King David knew his son was young and inexperienced and I’m sure terrified at having to fill his huge shoes. He wanted Solomon to know that God chose him. He reminded him of it several times.
In verse 10 he tells him, “Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it.” In 1 Chronicles 29:1 He reminds the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen..”
Solomon was chosen to do an enormous work for the Lord. He wasn’t just chosen to be King of Israel, he was also chosen to build the temple for the Lord.
God has an assignment for you. Something that He wants completed here on earth, that He has chosen you for. Don’t let your assignment intimidate you. Listen to the advice King David gave his son. 1 Chronicles 28:20 “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.
Be strong and brave and just do it! Do the assignment God has chosen you for. If you don’t know what you have been chosen for, ask God to show you. If you do know what you have been chosen for but have no idea how to walk it out, ask God to hand you the plans.
After King David told Solomon that God had chosen him to build the temple 1 Chronicles 28:11 says, Then David gave his son Solomon the plans..
Solomon’s father had the plans he needed to help him do what God chose him to do. Your father has the plans that will help you do what He has chosen you to do. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Solomon went after what he was chosen to do, followed the plans His father gave him and The Lord bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. Do what you’ve been chosen to do, follow God’s plan and watch God’s Kingdom come and reign with royal majesty in your life.
- God has chosen me to be Josh’s wife.
- God has chosen me to be the mother of Gus, Beau & Felix.
- God has chosen me to be the administrative assistant at Ken Blount Ministries.
- God has chosen me to be a thankful blogger.
- God has a perfect plan to help me accomplish my assignments here on earth.
- The encouraging words David spoke to his son are encouraging to me today. Be strong, courageous, and do it!
- Another beautiful sunrise. The amazing bright pink clouds only last for a few minutes, I’m glad I got to see.
- Gus got to wake up Josh and they got to catch up with each other since Gus didn’t get to see him yesterday.
- Nana rode along to preschool this morning so we got to visit for a little while.
- Papa hung out with me and Beau this morning.
- Beau is really starting to play and pretend on a new level. We had fun playing puppies today.
- God speaks when we ask and listen. Thankful he spoke to me this morning and then confirmed what he spoke through another person.
- Beau has been wanting to try my boots on since Sunday. I put them on her today. They were like boot pants, but she said they were “cool boots.”
- On the way to get Gus from school someone was following me really close and I was tempted to speed up, but I didn’t and a few seconds later I saw a motorcycle cop clocking speeds. Phew!
- Beau’s hair is long enough that when she woke up from nap she had some serious bed head.
- Got to catch up with my mom on the phone.
- Happy hour at Sonic!
- Gus & Beau spent about 20 minutes looking through a Fisher Price magazine together. It was the sweetest thing watching them talk to each other about the toys they liked.
- I know what to get the kids for Christmas now!
- Beau calls every drink “apple juice” now. It makes me smile every time she says it.
- Beau’s head smelled like Papa’s cologne all day.
- The Little Shoemaker by Petula Clark. Why don’t people sing like this anymore?
- Pottery Barn Kids is always playing awesome little gems like that one.
- Ready-to-bake cookie dough.
- Another quiet evening to myself.
- The last two nights I’ve been able to get a lot of writing done to post when we are at Disney next month.
- Another awesome day at the Gateway Conference. Josh’s panel on children’s ministry went great!
- Ken & Trudi said that everyone they talked to at the conference had to tell them how awesome Josh is.