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.
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