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Building a House

2 Chron 24:4,8,10,11
4 Now it happened after this that Joash set his heart on repairing the house of the Lord.
8 Then at the king's command they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of the Lord.
10 Then all the leaders and all the people rejoiced, brought their contributions, and put them into the chest until all had given.
11...Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.

My heart is set on building a house for the Lord. A spiritual house (2 Peter 2:4-5) as lives are being linked together. It can seem like it is need of repair, but an unfinished home isn't ever attractive. But I do know that this "house" will never be finished without everyone making a contribution. Not only financially, but each member in our church family jumping in. It's this picture like an Amish barn raising where we all come together to do what on one can do for themselves. Or like a Habitat For Humanity project where everyone offers thier ability. When the effort of many is combined with the expertise of a few, it's amazing what can be accomplished. And there is the incrediable sense of satisfaction/fulfillment that comes from "good, old-fashioned, hard work."

The building of a church is not a Sunday by Sunday process; it's day-by-day. When it happens this way, there is rejoicing. When God is being honored, there is abundance.

Lord, help me to father our "family" that lives in your abundance.

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