2 Samuel 7 1-14a. v 2 So the King said to the prophet Nathan, “Look I am living in a house made of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”
King David was a successful warrior and was living in peace, so he had the good idea of building a house for God rather than Him living in a tent. However, as the story unfolds it is not Gods plan for David to do this.
During the pandemic, most people have had more time to think about what they are doing and why. Like King David you probably came up with ideas that you thought would be a good thing but did not quite pan out. Last year I started growing vegetable seeds indoors but they did not survive being transplanted outside. Maybe you learn’t how to do a new craft brought all the new supplies and tools but did not finish. Lots of people decided to do home renovations but when everyone is doing them materials got scares and more expensive. Sometimes we have good ideas for “doing” for others like sending sanitary pads to Africa so that girls can go to school without realizing that they do not have regular garbage collection days and it created another problem.
Taking time to listen to others who are also praying about an activity or listening to those who you would like to “help” are great lessons for us to learn. Like King David’s ideas they might not always be what God wants. Make sure by listening to others that yours are.
Prayer: Holy Father help us to follow your will by listening to others around us today. Amen