Have you ever just stopped and thought. “Man, I’ve been through a lot of stuff. I can’t believe I made it through all of that.” When you are in the middle, in the valley, you really don’t have time to stop and reflect. You or at least I, am so busy trying to get out of the middle that I really don’t have time to think or look around. But when you find yourself on the other side on the mountaintop that is where the beauty lies. That is where I am tonight. I’ve been through some pretty low valleys over the last couple of years, but now I have found myself on a new mountaintop. One that I never imagined I would be on and it is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I certainly have found myself just being thankful. Thankful that this is my current reality, thankful for what God has provided, but ready, ready to yet again climb a new mountain because I know that God has even more plans to take me higher and higher.
In 1 Chronicles 22, God tells David that he will not build his house that instead his son, Solomon, would build it. Just like all parents David was quick to jump in and help Solomon by collecting all the material he could (vs. 14) for the construction of his temple. Then he set out to give Solomon some fatherly advise. David told Solomon, “You have many workers…gold and silver…now begin the work and the Lord be with you” (vs. 15-17). You see my friends, God always provides, he has a plan for each of us. He gives us all the materials we need. So, what other fatherly advise was given to Solomon, “Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. Begin to build the sanctuary…” (vs. 19).
He is clear, he has given us everything we need. Now begin the work! What are you waiting for? It is beautiful from the mountaintops!