1 Kings 7:1, “Now Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.”
It’s going to be a very rewarding 2013, for those who have put their hand to building God’s house and in service to Him first. Solomon’s house was completed in the 13th year.
He made more haste with the house of God than with his own, for that was but seven years in building; which showed greater regard to the honour of God then to his own glory, or even convenience; nor was this built till after that… (John Gill Exposition)
Throughout the years, many have selflessly been about God’s business and have served Him with their whole heart. Speaking from a personal standpoint, God-given plans and desires have been put on hold and divinely so. That sounds contradictory, I know but the very things we have been believing Him for in our families and homes have seemingly been placed on the back burner.
In recent days (I’m about to be vulnerable here) I’ve been going through a mourning of sorts, for a lack of better words. The threshold from one year to the next always brings with it a time of reflection and honestly, I’ve been feeling a bit of remorse for the things that have been placed on the back burner in my life. These household blueprints in my heart that have “not been getting or needing immediate attention” are suddenly on the forefront of my mind and the feeling has been that of loss.
The agitation I’ve been feeling and this restlessness should more accurately be considered a fire. The back burner issues are being moved over the fire.
The seeds that have been in the ground a long time. No. A very long time. Well…. things have changed. Just wait and see!
John 12:24, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.