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Listen To God And Volunteer To Serve Him

Because God magnified Solomon and trusted in him, he was called to be in charge of the building of his holy temple. This task was not to be given to any ordinary person, but someone who loved God with all their heart, like David did, his father. And fortunately, the son of David, Solomon, was this kind of person. Just like his father, Solomon prayed to God for wisdom and knowledge, and it was granted to him by the hand of the Lord. It was because of this that 1“Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the Lord, and an house for his kingdom.” (2 Chronicles 2:1) This was his calling by God, so he found different people to oversee the projects at hand and to find able workers. He then said, 1“and the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him? Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.” (2 Chronicles 2:5-7) So just like Solomon needed, people in churches need able workers also, in order for worship, classes, and different ministries to run smoothly and be in the favor of our God Almighty. My friends, the pastor cannot do everything on his own but needs people willing to serve in the church also. So will you answer the call of God and begin to volunteer where there are needs? God is wondering who will volunteer, in order to be apart of His kingdom work on earth, as Solomon was doing with the workers of the Temple.

Please don’t think too hard when it comes to serving God, but openly volunteer to do as God calls you. If you simply sit on this request, then God will step in and give another person the same opportunity to serve, where you would have had your chance. However, your time to be different and act for the Lord is now. Come before the Lord, and also your pastors, and elders of your church, and tell them that you are now willing to sacrifice your time for the serving of God. This is exactly what happened with Huram, the king of Tyre did for Solomon and God. It is recorded that, 1“Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the Lord hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them. Huram said moreover, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the Lord, and an house for his kingdom. And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father’s.” (2 Chronicles 2:11-13) He looked for the people that could do the main task at hand, which was to be 1“skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving.” (2 Chronicles 2:14) David also found thousands of others to go forward in faith and do what was needed in the building of the house of the Lord. They saw the need to respond and did as God says by volunteering. Will you do the same? Will you be a willing servant for God in your church, and also wherever else he calls you in different ministries outside of church? I pray that you will, and that you will begin to do all that God desires of you in your lifetime on earth.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love what is happening in your church right now. So many faithful men, women, and young adults are volunteering to serve You, that Your kingdom will go forth upon the earth. Even the greeter I spoke with at church on Sunday was so kind and loving in what she was doing. Not only was she willing to pass out the programs and different flyers, but she was also willing to stop and have a real conversation with me. Lord, I know that You need more people like her, who willfully volunteer their time to serve You with all their heart, mind, and strength. We may not have the most glamourous job, from what other people may think and say, but what we do is for the building up of Your kingdom on earth, and that makes us happy. No matter what people may think, every willing person is needed for Your church to thrive upon the earth. Every person is a part of Your body. We are all Your members and what You are calling us to do is great in Your kingdom. I just pray that You will continue to use me wherever I ought to be serving You, including street evangelism. I am ready to step in and make a change in this world for the better. And I know that with You leading me, I can finish well before my time is up. I do not wish to bow out early because of any circumstances, but leave this earth having served You till my final breath. You mean more to me than anything this world can offer. I’ve found freedom and joy that cannot be compared to. When I am in Your service is where I am the most joyful and Your light is shining forth. It is when Your presence is with me, that people are blessed and love is overflowing upon this earth. What we need are more people to serve You, then this world would be a better place. I love You, Lord. It is my prayer that people will step up to the plate and no longer be bystanders, while others are serving You faithfully. We need these people also, so spark inside of them an interest to serve You also. In this, I pray. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

2 Chronicles 2
12 Chronicles 2 (KJV)
1 And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the Lord, and an house for his kingdom.
2 And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
3 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me.
4 Behold, I build an house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him, and to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of the Lord our God. This is an ordinance for ever to Israel.
5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods.
6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
8 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants,
9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.
10 And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the Lord hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.
12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the Lord, and an house for his kingdom.
13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father’s,
14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants:
16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.
17 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred.
18 And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

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