Monday, October 31, 2011

Yes,The Lord Is Merciful

Some of us doubt on a consistent basis. And yes, this can be considered human nature, but if you have strength in your conviction. If you have faith in your heart doubt goes away. God shows you in so many ways this is all you have to do (have faith). But God also understands and is patient. God allows us to fall sometime. Just know that he is a merciful God. And he will never leave you or forsake you. That life is full of lessons to be learned. Learn them, take a negative and make it positive. When those doubts creep in just know it's the enemy. All the enemy needs is a sliver of a sliver of anything that can used against you. Do not let the enemy come through you. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper. Every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment God will condemn. This is your right in that you serve the LORD, and you are right by me and through me says the Lord. Amen

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Come And See The Works Of God He Is Awesome

These words come straight out of Psalms 66:5. Can you wrap your mind around those words? Some of us can and some will never get it. But those of us who have been through the fire. Those of us who have been through the water and nearly drowned, knows that we did not do any of it alone. God's works are there in abundance, and all he ask for is for us to acknowledge this. To have faith when that's all there to have. When things seem to be at it's worst, give of yourself unconditionally. None of which is costly in earthly terms. I heard a question sometime back, from a young man. He said "Grandpa have you ever felt the spirit?"Grandpa who had been going to church all of his life said, "No I can't say that I have". And the young man goes on to say, I have and I remember exactly when and where. And proceeds to tell his grandpa his experience. I found this so amazing. When you are of the spirit you will know it. If you have not found God's works continue to pray. James 1:5 says,If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What Is Locked Inside?

Let's face it, we all do not think alike. We do not look alike. Nor do we act alike. We are all wired differently. There was a little boy lost in the cold, hostile woods for the last five days. He had nothing to eat. He had nothing to keep him warm. The experts said that it was highly unlikely that he would have survived another cold, dark night in the woods. The little boy was found yesterday. To the relief of many. This little boy was wired differently. Because of his condition( Being Autistic)the experts say he may not have been frightened of his aloneness. They say that his pain and sensitivity threshold was so that he wasn't aware of the cold and did not feel how the brush and woods had scraped and scratched him. His parents say he does not talk or communicate with anyone. This made it extra difficult to find him over the last few days. The Lord looks at each and every one of us individually. Some get God right away. Some do not. We cannot judge one way or another on how one accepts God. Each person has his or her own way and time.2 Corinthians 12:12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Who Explains and How is it Explained?

In the book of Isaiah chapter 28:1-15 The Lord makes an observation. He says okay after you all have partied and drank and drugged yourselves to the point of sickness. Now what? Who among you will understand what this world is really about? Who among you will understand the knowledge that I have for you? For percept must be upon percept. Line upon line. Here a little there a little. In other words you who keep falling will only get it a little at a time maybe. Most will be lost and the explanations of Gods word will fall on deaf ears. My point here is that we as man, need to really wake up and see the signs along the way. Stay up on the word of God. There is so many wonderful stories in the Bible that are relevant to today's times.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Generous Soul Will Be Made Rich

Proverbs 11:25 states just that. A generous soul will be made rich. And he who waters will be watered himself. It is all about giving unconditionally. And giving does not necessarily mean of monetary value. I cannot stress that enough. I was in Bible study the other day and the discussion derived from the reading of first Corinthians chapter 5 where Paul is addressing the church on the value of right and wrong, and of men and women behaving immorally. The dynamic and what was interesting to see was witnessing of the givers, in our discussions. The witnessing of the takers. And the witnessing of the ones sitting on the sideline scared to give or take. The moral to this experience is: there can be an abundant amount of giving in just conversing with someone. Share a piece of yourself today. Do not sit on the sidelines. Be a giver you may be surprised at how good it feels and most of all that giving will get passed on. Amen

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Teach Me Your Way O Lord

Psalms 27:8-9 says, when you said seek my face Lord, my heart said to your face Lord I will seek. Verse 14 of that same Psalm says, wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart. These words are words of great wisdom. David was a man just like you and I. He stumbled. He did some crazy things. His sons did some crazy things. People loved him. Some hated him. Through all of his trials and tribulations he had a rock and he never forgot that rock. Through some of his writings you may see that he thinks at times that his rock has forgotten him but as you read on the rock (the Lord) never forsake or left him. Remember that. God is always there for you. Just be still and call on him.Amen

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Recognize!!!!Words of Wisdom

Today was an AWESOME DAY!!! We are rolling according to GOD's plan. Thank GOD for the word and how it advises you on what to expect and how to deal with distractions and the unholy, you must stay in constant prayer and faith. Recognize what is going on and realize that it is not about who or what is trying to stop you, but rather why? When you become in tune with your purpose in life, the other dude is not happy and will do anything to distract you, break your spirit, or suggest doubt because he knows something special is about to go down. We must turn internal, become quiet, pray, meditate and get back to work. I am too busy to see what the enemy is doing, from what I heard he is busy trying to figure out a new recipe for my dust. Lets GO! These are words written and testified to by my son. I just had to post this mothers prayer today to show you what mothers prayers do and that the result is amazing to see. Amen

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Truth (Proverbs)

The book of Proverbs in the Bible is a chapter dedicated to the telling of truths. Lessons learned. Practical perception. Guidance. In our lives the truth can hurt. The truth can be liberating. The truth be told is a learning tool. How often has the TRUTH effected you? It can be a hard pill to swallow at times, especially when you must look inside and deal with and accept the truth about yourself. When you humble yourself before God. When you say to yourself, yes this is who I am, good,bad, weak,or strong.This is me. Do I chose to change for the better? Do I stay the same and accept me for me? There are many questions that arise, when it comes to truth."The truth shall set you free". I can testify to that. Our bodies are designed with an immune system that wards off bad things which can enter and make us sick. God's word is our immune system in particular the verses and sayings in the book of Proverbs, truth for our souls. Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance.Amen

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Well

There is a story in the Bible about an incident surrounding a towns well, very interesting story. So Jesus comes to this well after a long walk and ask the lady standing next to it to please give him some water. She looked around and said out of curiosity.Are you asking me, to get you some water? Nobody talks to me in this town, they(the towns people)think I'm a Huzzy. Why are you talking to me?Jesus said ,if the shoe were on the other foot, and you asked me for a drink, I would offer you a drink of living water. She looks at Jesus, and says what are you talking about, living water? Wells are deep and you don't have a utensil to pull the water up. She still thinking he's talking about a physical well.Jesus said,who ever drinks regular water, stays thirsty. Who ever drinks the water that I give them will never be thirsty. The living water (the living word & life's lessons) is all you need. She said, you must be somebody pretty special to say that. I'd like some of that water. Then she said,I had heard that there's a special person coming to save us sinners some day. Jesus said to her, I am he. In life people can be too quick to judge. Too apt to close off listening to others. Try not to do this. Blessings are blocked everyday by doing so. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Order My Steps In Your Word

Today I must express the words of a song on my heart today. And I will preface this by saying. We often have to feel that humbleness to know what's next. We have to feel that humility in order to know that we are not in control. God is. Those of us who think we are irreproachable, need to know this. Yes we pray everyday. Yes, we may go to church. Yes, we may offer our advise. And yes we may consider ourselves doing the right thing. We get God points for that. But it takes a complete break down of that false sense of "I'm good" to really, and I mean really know who we are, and what God really has in store for us. David in the bible knew he was chosen and blessed. He won battle after battle physically and spiritually all the time. If you follow his bio in the Bible you see that he is broken down, and humbled with much humility time after time. God kept reminding David it was he(God) who ordered his steps. So know that God sees all. He (God) is in charge. And after being humbled ask the Lord to "Order your steps in his word" Lead you guide you everyday. Teach me your will. While you are working let me be still. Amen

Friday, October 21, 2011

My First Leap Of Faith

I can remember this day so vividly, like it was yesterday. I was about ten years old and my sister was about eight. Somewhere and at sometime, my mom and dad thought that it would be a good idea for us girls to learn to swim. Mind you this was during the nineteen sixties. In Europe. At an indoor pool where the Europeans trained for competitions, perhaps major sporting events. A mind of a ten year old could only imagine. I admire my dad in taking on this task. So we (my sister & I) were there at the edge of the pool shivering both out of fear and it was a chilly standing near that body of cool chlorinated water. Since I was the oldest I was "chosen" first to JUMP in.But before I did my dad did it a couple times to build up our confidence. I was shaking like a wet noodle, and all I can hear is my dad's voice saying "common you can do it, don't worry I got you" After all,that was my dad and he would never ever let any harm come to us. I jumped. The rest is history. In life today you may have to take that leap of faith. Know and have faith that the Lord has got you. Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It May Be Tough But We Have To Face The Hard Stuff

Many times some of us go through life saying to ourselves Lord why me? I am doing everything I can and everything I know how to do to make things right. Are we? I have on so many occasion chose not to face the really hard parts of life. Especially when God wasn't in my life as he is today. Most of us over compensate somewhere else rather then facing the real issue. It is one of the hardest things to do. You may think it is a weakness on your behalf. You may blame others. You may dive into work and bury yourself so deep you have no choice not to face it. There are all kinds of ways not to face the hard stuff. I have found the easiest way to confront this difficult almost elusive time, is to admit there is a difficulty you cannot handle. There is nothing wrong with humbleness and humility. Next just ask God for help. He sees it all. Even the hard stuff we often times hide deep. Psalms 71:1-3 In You, O Lord, I put my trust. Let me never be put to shame. Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape. Incline Your ear to me, and save me. Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually. You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. Amen

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Great And Marvelous Are Your Works

In the book of Revelations John ( who was a disciple) has many dreams. The dreams are written in this last book of the Bible. Remember that the Bible was put together by monks and bishops four hundred and twenty five years after Jesus died. The content was placed in order by virtue of these men. There were some writings left out of the Bible,which were considered too controversial.The book of Revelations allows one to read and try to grasp the meaning of these, John's dreams. Most conclude this book shows us the end of the world as we know it. My take on this is, we can only hope for the best. And that the end is not as bad as it is betrayed to be. However,we should live our lives in the way we want to be remembered. Treat each day as if it were your last, staying most positive in all that you do. Make your daily deeds great ones. Love your fellow man. And Thank God For Your Each And Everyday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What Should I Wear?

How often have you asked yourself that question? I can envision my younger days when that was the most important thing on my mind. If I were to go out on the weekend, I had to wear something that was attractive preferably something that I hadn't worn before. Eye catching. Alluring. My hair had to be just right. I had to smell great. These things remain important today with this difference. Today I dress from the inside. I make my self attractive from within. This is where we should all come from. Let the person you greet see that smile first. Let that body language exude the God in you. It doesn't matter if you have a Gucci downed exterior, it's what's on the inside that counts.It's how you look when all of that is taken off. The answer to "what should I wear?" should be the true you. Make it the great you. Make it the wonderful you. Dress the inside first and foremost. 1 Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adorning be external,the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear, but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sit At My Right Hand Till I Make Your Enemies Your Footstool

These words may seem a bit harsh when you first read them. This scripture can be found in the New Testament in the book of Mark Chapter Twelve verse thirty five. What this verse is telling us is that as long as you have God by your side you don't have to fight or battle your enemies. Remember the enemies are being used by the devil and his gang. And the person being used to fight the devils battle has no idea that this is so. God wants you to rise above this. Think bigger. Know that he (God)has got you. Take note though back in the day, Jesus went up against a mighty resistance. He spoke against the Jewish church. He spoke against the Roman army. He spoke against evil men and women. He was not a church mouse. What he did do was empower the people to see for themselves the wrong and evil that was being done. He taught that the battle between good and evil is not yours alone. You have help and help comes in a big way. Remember this the next time. Recognize with whom your battle may be with. Call on the Lord, and sit at his right hand until he (God) makes your enemies your footstool.Amen!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

After The Battle What Shall I Do?

Spiritual warfare can be so taxing on the mind, body, and soul. Reaction to the negativity, be it subtle or out right blatant it's hell. The God in you seems to be drained away. You are just weary. Your body needs rest. Your mind seeks peace. Here's what you do. Isaiah 15:1 In your return from battle just rest, and you will be saved. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. And remember have faith. The battle is not yours it's the Lords!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stay In Faith

I'm going to tell a story from the bible. But I am going to put an updated spin on it. There was once this guy who you could say lived pretty good. He had an awesome house. Some nice cars. Cool family & friends. Every where that he went, he got his props. Had stocks & bonds. Owned a professional ball team. Went to a mega church.He believed in God and that if it weren't for God he would not have all that he had. Things started going awry after he came down with an illness he could not shake. I mean dude got real sick. So sick that he had to stay in the bed. He could not get any work done. His boys started stealing from him. He lost his ball team. He went into debt trying to find doctors and medicine to cure him. Wifey started dipping and telling her husband "maybe you ought to just end it (his life). Kids went crazy. All the while he kept asking God to please fix this. After some suffering and losing dang near everything. I mean even some from the church came to visit they would say "man if I was you, I'd just give up". He said to all of them that he would never ever lose his faith in God. God heard this and brought the man back to his glory days with more than he had before. The man never lost faith. Amen Story taken from the book of JOB the 18th chapter in the Old Testament.

Friday, October 14, 2011

There's So Much To Choose From

Have you ever been to a bring your own dish office party? There will be lot's of them coming up during the holiday season. So, you're there in front of the nicely laid out food table and you're scanning the food selections. You think to yourself"boy there is so much to choose from". You begin to sample. Deep in your mind, you remember that so and so made some delicious green beans last year. You remember asking for the recipe. You scanned the items once again until you found those green beans. You knew how much of a treat those green beans would be. It can be this way in life. You have so much to choose from. You sample here and there along the way. But the most fulfilling part in life comes when you remember that recipe. Love yourself, Love God and Love and give to others unconditionally. This is a recipe that can be passed on. 1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sometimes There Seems To Be Doubt

That's all the enemy needs is a small miniscule grain of doubt. You see I know first hand, that it is scary to step out on faith. The more you do it(stepping out on faith) the less scary it is. In the bible Jesus' disciples seemed to doubt on so many occasions. They (Jesus & disciples) were out one nice day just kicking it on the fishing boat. Jesus was so relaxed he drifted off to sleep. The guys were fishing, when all of a sudden the wind came up.The boat started rocking and rolling. The guys started panicking.Can you imagine this scene. Peter trying to hold onto the boat. Simon looking like the world was coming to an end. And then it happened, Jesus woke up looked around at these guys, put his hand up and said "be still". The wind subsided,the sky regained it's brightness and Jesus just shook his head at the guys and said "You have so little faith, do you think I would have let any harm come to you? Jesus said, you have to stop with the doubt guys, if you can just trust,have faith and believe that all things are possible through me, you would be so much better off. We need to do the same. Amen?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stay Encouraged

Oh yes, things at times seem go from bad to worse, in the blink of an eye. Or so it may seem. I am sure that each and everyone of us, can tell a horror story or two. What is taken from that horror story is the blessing. It's what you encounter, what you endure, what you can testify to, that means so much. It may seem like an impossible situation. And yes, we may cry tears that night. But joy comes in the morning. Let those burdens go. Those days when you say to yourself "Oh my God what am I going to do?"God hears you. Have faith. It's like the little train trying to make it up the hill. The train kept saying "Lord I know I can make it, I know I can make it" And the train made it. You can too. Isaiah 40:31 they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Amen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To See Clearly

Many of us go through life wondering what it is that we should be doing. Should I follow the crowd? Should I base my life on this society? Should I be driving a BMW or a Kia? What's in it (life) for me? All of these questions are questions dealing with the outer self.(Ego) It is the inner self that we need to deal with. What should be felt inside is comfort. The loving of self. The loving of others. The loving of the most high. These inner core feelings make us who we are. Material things do not. Our essence is made up of 95% water. 5% mass. We need to feed our bodies with food & water to survive. We also need to feed our souls. Some say our souls weighs a mere 20 grams. I cannot say one way or another. I can say this I have seen more clearly every day that I pray and humble myself before my God. Psalms 55:17 Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Can You Imagine If God Let You In On His Plan For You?

Just imagine how many of us would want to change, delete, add something to the plan that God has for us. As if we knew what is best for us or someone else. In my opinion it would be a disaster. That is why Gods plan is not revealed to us all at once. It is best done a little at a time. There are some that question "why me" ? You see the key is to know that there is a rhyme and reason for all that happens. And believe me there are some things that are really bad, sad and very hard to deal with. It is not easy when a loved one is sick and dying. It is not easy when someone close is killed. These are tremendous tragedies. I cannot tell you how to deal with something of that nature. What I can tell you is believing that God gets you through anything. When life changes are before you, it is hard to see the big picture. Just know there is one (a big picture). Pray and love your loved ones here and now. Be kind to your neighbor here and now. Treat yourself with respect here and now. Tomorrow is never promised and only God knows the plan. Do not stay in a bad place in your life. Move on. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 2 Corinthians 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

His Story Repeats Itself Over & Over Again

If you read Jeremiah 22:13-17 you would wonder if the Lord was speaking about the protest, the treatment of the hard working men & women in today's hard times. The backs that have been broken to make the rich the rich. Here are the verses, tell me what you think. God says: Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his countrymen work for nothing, not paying them for their labor. He says, 'I will build myself a great palace with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar and decorates it in red. Does it make you a King to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me? declares the LORD. But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Value Of Wisdom

Proverbs 2:6-11
For the LORD gives wisdom;
From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly
He guards the paths of justice,
And preserves the way of his saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice,
Equity and every good path.
When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Discretion will preserve you. Amen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Let Me Check Myself

We often wonder through life with burdens of others. With baggage and weight of things we should not be carrying. How many times have you felt so tired after you have finished talking to a family member or a love one? I have. Either they have made you feel guilty about something. Or blamed you for something. Or you just want to do it for them because they just do not get it. Here's what I have to do, believe me this takes a lot of practice. I begin with prayer before I have the encounter. Lord please help me to understand. Let no weapons be formed against me. And Lord let the burdens be released from me to you. Let me not take or give any harmful or vengeful reactions. I try very hard to show empathy and listen to what they are saying through their voice projection and tone. Their body language plays a good part. I then ask myself, does this situation require me to act or is the responsibility theirs? All of these things require me to constantly check myself. So today and everyday ask God for guidance and help with your interactions you will find that the burdens are his and his alone. Amen

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Every Creature Has A Place

When you look at the grand scheme of things, you will find that every thing that has life is here for a purpose. The trees filter the air. The birds and bees pollinate the plants. The plants grow to feed us. On and On. These are examples of nice things to look at. Good things to envision. You also have to think about the not so pretty things, such as the vulture which cleans dead animals from the earth. The ugly bug that is food for a bird. Every creature has a purpose. This analogy can be used with man as well. We should not judge a down fallen person. We should not be so quick to critique. God did not make us all the same. Imagine if he did. This would be a boring place. So think about this the next time you see an old man or women crossing the street with a shopping cart. Or a child blows by you without speaking. They may not have what you have. They may have been through something we could never imagine. Open your heart and your eyes and realize that everything has a purpose and place on Gods earth. Including you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stay Connected To The Right Source

I often get frustrated when I have forgotten to plug my phone up, and I have to go to town(30miles) with 2 bars and I haven't a car charger. The frustration subsides quickly when I remember two things. The first being it wasn't too long ago I did have a life without a cell phone and life marched on. Secondly I only need to stay connected, stay tethered if you will, to one source. That source is GOD almighty. He has moved mountains for me. He knows my heart inside and out. I am so glad that I know my God and he me. If you haven't reached that point with God yet. You will get there.As soon as you give God your all. As soon as you stop putting your faith else where. God is there for you. Heck he was there for me when I did not know God as I do now. Have faith my friends. Deuteronomy 4:29-31 from where you are seek the LORD your God and you will find him. Seek the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul.Seek the Lord in times of distress, and when all these things come upon you. Just turn to the LORD your God and obey his voice, for the LORD is a merciful God. He will not forsake you or destroy you,or forget this promise as has promised for all people.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

God Takes The High Road Can You?

In the book of Isaiah Chapter 57:6-21 God talks about the backslider. He says, and I am paraphrasing. Okay you(speaking of the backslider) who have put your faith in material things. You really think that all the things around you, mean all that and a bag of chips? Okay (says God). If that is what you think go ahead. I am going to hold my peace,since you have forgotten me. You think those others who tell you lies,lies that make you feel good, are there for you? Okay. When those chips fall ,let that collection of idols deliver you. You will find that the wind will take all those things away. They will disappear as quickly as your breath vapors in the cold wind. But he who puts his trust in me, shall possess the land and shall inherit my holy mountain. I will not stay mad forever, I see your ways and I will heal and lead you. But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest. Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace says the Lord, for the wicked.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Make Haste To Help Me

Psalms 70:1-8 has David asking the Lord to please help him right away. His enemies wanted to destroy him. He had to deal with back stabbing family and co-workers. He himself wasn't doing the right thing all the time. He was struggling trying to make ends meet. But he was trying for the Lord. He prayed every night. He asked for forgiveness of his sins. He was fighting the good fight for the people. He was tired, worn out. He says in Verse 2, Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek my life. Verse 4 says Let those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Verse 5 says I am poor and needy so Lord please hurry. You are the only one I can turn to for help. You are my deliverer. O Lord do not delay. If any of this sounds familiar know that prayer changes things. Pray to lord ask for his help. Ask for forgiveness. Stay on his path. Great things will happen. Have Faith. Amen.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Giving Father's Props

I am all inspired by my experience with my father. Being the oldest my father wanted to always teach me something. Before I go further my mom did her thing very well too. I will blog on that in the coming days. When he came home from fixing planes, he was tinkering with the car, the grass, something. And he had his trusty side-kick with him often(me). I learned a lot about engines, cutting grass and life. I give my dad props. I had and still have confidence to be all that I can be. David in the bible had many sons. David knew that his son Solomon was special and that he (Solomon) had a tremendous responsibility to the world. One evening he and Solomon were speaking on the plans for the temple being built. Chronicles 28:19-20 All this David said, I have in writing as a result of the LORDS hand on me, and he enabled me to understand all the details of the plan. David also said to Solomon his son,be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished. Amen.