Scripture: “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” 1 Chron 29:14 Observation: The last plea of a great king. David here gives his final decree and final order, the last request of a dying old man he gives to his son and he gives a last prayer before he passes away. "Build the temple son, I wanted to but...". Here you really hear his heart at this age. I bet he really wanted to build the temple, he really wanted to build something for his God. But God did not allow it. God did not allow it because of the actions that David did. I wonder how he must have felt when God said that his hands were too bloody. I wonder how much that decision affected his psyche. Like Moses when he was taken to the top of the mountain and all he could do is see the promise land he led people to but he could not enter it. I wonder if David felt the same. Here
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Wow, okay well here we go my first blog entry.... Scripture: During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afriad and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matt 14:25-31 Observation: I like this story, a story of risk, of faith and of walking out when you know the odds are against you. Not that this applies to my life now or anything. It is a time where Jesus is walking out on the water. Can you imagine what that looks like.