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Church "Planting"

2 Samuel 7:10-11
Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more;... 11 ...Also the Lord tells you that He will make you a house.

In response to the rest from fighting his enemies, David told Nathan the prophet of his intentions to build a temple for the Lord. Nathan affirmed David's desires; "Go do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you." (v. 3) But the Lord had another plan and He revealed it to Nathan. God's plan was two-fold; to "plant" Israel and to establish David's kingdom.

I'm sensing that this may be one of those passages that become a promise; and illustration that give some insight to what God may be doing in this season. I'm feeling like this churc we've "planted" is being planted by the Lord. That we are being established in our identity and ministry assignment, never to waiver or wander. And that the oppression that has impacted the lives of the people in our body is about to be overcome and conquored.

Personally, the Lord is making for my family a house. It's an interesting play on words. It's like He's ready to anchor us in this community with a house, a home. But just as important, there will be a legacy of this ministry, a heritage of our New Horizons church family (and even with my family, my children) that is a tribute to the Lord.

Father let Your word be established here today. That this church would be planted by You. That my "home" and house would be established. And that we would recieve "The Helper" so that we can participate in the works of the Kingdom and the ministry of Jesus (John 14:12).

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