We're Building a Temple
Our utmost goal is to curate genuine spaces with excellence, where women can encounter God in a fresh way. There are so many moving parts in the details of our experiences, but first and foremost our agenda is to make space for God to move. We strive for beauty in our environments, not out of vanity, but simply because God deserves only the best. We work to create a place where you can steal away from they daily grind, encountering God in a way that changes you forever.
Aren’t those moments worthy of a temple? Lately God has led me to the book of Chronicles, and today I want to leave you with this passage that has impacted me greatly.
In 1 Chronicles 29:3-5, King David shares his account related to the Temple of God his son Solomon would eventually build.
“Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: three thousand talents of gold (gold of Ophir) and seven thousand talents of refined silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen.”
Here we watch King David give his personal treasure, cash, and other resources to build something that would honor God. How refreshing is it to see this in our self-promoting and get-ahead culture?!
This passage hits home for me because frankly, this Well Crafted dream has been such a labor and investment for us. Last year at our One-Day event I felt the Lord ask me, “Would you do this for free forever?” perhaps because we did not profit a dime. Leading up to our spring Weekend retreat, I sensed Him challenging me deeper. If He WAS calling me to invest my own personal and financial resources into this dream, then wasn’t that okay? I am ALWAYS asking the Lord to show me the fruit of our labors, and through my eyes this often means counting the financial fruit which we have yet to see. On the other hand, we have always seen God move in a phenomenal way among our women and heard unbelievable stories of life change, which is absolute victory in the kingdom realm.
What I’m learning: a big win for God doesn’t always appear successful to the world. And certainly success for the world is not always success for the kingdom, but a win for God’s kingdom is ALWAYS worth the investment because it is eternal! And by all means, if it eternal success was good enough for King David then it’s good enough for me.
So, my dear sisters, make the investment, pursue the kingdom dream, and count your investment as a privilege, whatever the cost! His kingdom is all we’re living for, and He is always worthy of every kingdom moment that honors Him!
Here’s to counting the Kingdom moments rather than the earthly investment. I can’t wait to share with you next week on another lesson from the Temple.