Thursday Thought: Deep and ShallowPosted: September 15, 2011
I’m trying to get back on track with reading my Bible in a year. I’m VERY behind, but I’m trying really, really hard to catch up. So I’m committing this week to doing that! Anyway, this prayer from David before he died, concerning the construction of the temple really stood out to me.
1 Chronicles 29:10-19
Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly:
“O, Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your great discretion people are made great and given strength.
O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you and we give you only what you first gave us.! We are here only for a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.
O Lord our God, even this material we have gathered to build a Temple to honor your holy name comes from you! It all belongs to you! I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
O Lord, the God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, make your people always want to obey you. See to it that their love for you never changes. Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”
And now onto the shallow.
Today, I got my haircut. After asking on Twitter, Daynes recommended that I go to the Paul Mitchell School here in Atlanta. Definitely worth it since it only cost $15. It did take 1.5 hours, but totally worth it.
But very much an improvement.
Also, there’s a sneak peek into my room. As soon as I get some curtains and a bedside table, I’ll do the full tour.