Today’s Key Scripture
“So Solomon began to build the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to David, his father. The Temple was built on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the site that David had selected. The construction began in midspring, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. These are the dimensions Solomon used for the foundation of the Temple of God (using the old standard of measurement). It was 90 feet long and 30 feet wide.”
— 2 Chronicles 3:1-3, NLT
What is the value of a vision that God places in our heart if there is no plan to achieve it?
Solomon meticulously studied the details of the temple before the first log was cut or the first craftsman was hired. He knew the foundation would be 90 feet long and 30 feet wide (3:3). He calculated where the pillars would stand and where the Most Holy Place would be located. Solomon’s list of building supplies was extensive: cedar, pine, stone, gold, bronze, fine linen, and precious jewels.
He even knew how many workers would be needed: “He enlisted a force of 70,000 laborers, 80,000 men to quarry stone in the hill country, and 3,600 foremen” (2:2, NLT).
People who attend our meetings would be amazed at the untold hours of planning that makes a telecast, service, or crusade possible. I’m a believer in the details. Many people are involved and every team member knows the importance of their assignment.
Remember, the vision is the destination. Just as God gives you the vision as you pray, as you spend time in His presence, He also provides the intelligence to draw the blueprint that will lead to success.
A Prayer for Today
Father, help me to not only value Your vision for my life, but also to value the plan to achieve Your vision. I know that spending time with You is crucial, as is treasuring my time in Your Word. I seek to meditate on Your Word throughout the day. I ask for a fresh revelation of Your Word every day as I spend time with You. Open my eyes. Fill my heart with Your wisdom and insight. Most of all, I ask You to fill me with Your love and Your peace that passes all understanding. I pray all this in the name that is above all names, Jesus, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.