Having a heart for God

As King Solomon spoke to Israel at the dedication of the new temple, he said this of his father,

“Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a temple for the name of the LORD God of Israel. But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart. Nevertheless you shall not build the temple, but your son who will come from your body, he shall build the temple for My name’” (1 Kings 8:17-19).

God commended David for the intentions of his heart, but ultimately God rules over all things, and He did not want David to build the house, but for his son to build it, and so it happened. 

What fills your heart for God? If it harmonizes with His written word, go for it, after you have spoken to God in prayer about it. If He decides that He does not want you to do it, He will stop you, and have you do something else. 

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