“….Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool. What house will you build for me? Says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Has my hand not made all these things?” Acts 7:49-50 (NKJV)

A closer look at this question God asked in the opening text makes me understand and see how big and mighty God truly is. God is saying to us that, Heaven in all its glory is His throne, and this earth we have all come to love, is just a place God rests His feet. Thinking about it, I realized that I don’t have enough to do anything for God because He owns everything, and there is nothing I could ever give to Him that He cannot afford, and there is nothing I could ever offer to God that didn’t first belong to God. It even goes further to mean that I actually own nothing of my own, because everything I can see or touch actually belongs to God, and that God is too big for me to think He lacks anything, or I need to give to Him to survive Him. He is too big to be needy of my gifts or my offerings. Therefore, when I have and am able to give to Him, I should consider it an opportunity He gave me to present myself and my offering to Him.

Now, this means every opportunity I get to do something for the Lord or even give something to the Lord, it is a privilege. The account in the Bible shows that it was King David’s desire to build the Lord a temple but as he conceived it in his heart, the Lord told him he would not be the one to do it, but his son Solomon. God said to him,“…you shall not build a house for My name, because you have been a man of war and have shed blood…it’s your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his father….” 1 Chronicles 28:3,6 (NKJV). So, God chose Solomon instead of his father to be the one to build the temple. You can see how, even though David desired to build the Lord a house, God rejected it and said it was Solomon who would build the house. This lets us know that what we do for God is a privilege and it ought to be taken seriously. Today, God lives in us (See 1 Corinthians 6:19) and because God decided to live in us instead of beautiful courts built by kings, shouldn’t we count ourselves privileged and valuable to God? Shouldn’t we yield our bodies to the Lord and follow Him with all our heart? Of course, we should. So, it is important that you take this opportunity you have seriously and give yourself to God! Set yourself apart and be a vessel unto honor who is willing to give to God all things and not withhold anything from the Lord. Praise God!


You are the lord’s house, make yourself ready for Him to abide in you!


I count myself blessed, that even though I was not perfect, the Lord chose to perfect me, even though my sin disqualified me, He chose to wash my sins away and qualify me. He made me perfect and qualified me to be worthy of His presence, qualified me and made me His dwelling place. The Lord is good to me and grateful to Him. Hallelujah!

Categories: November 2022


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