Sometimes a message just sticks with me… and even though its been weeks since I heard it…. it’s still impacting my daily life….
Remember in the Bible, good king Hezekiah who, unlike the kings before him, actually lead Judah back to God? From the very first day of his reign, he sought to do right, and restore what so many kings before him had destroyed. He followed God, and by doing so, MANY AMAZING things happened, wonderful things. But then, tragedy crept close…. the enemy was approaching! He lost sight of the big picture, and let fear & discouragement rule in his heart. After spending so much time and effort and money restoring the temple, look what he did:
2 Kings 18:16
At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
Now, what would cause Hezekiah, an upright, and Godly king to all of a sudden destroy something that belonged to GOD???
Well, I can tell you, because it’s the SAME STINKIN’ THING that makes me destroy what belongs to God in my life!
Fear Discouragement …….. Such nasty words, aren’t they?
My testimony is God’s testimony, and just like the doors of the temple were damaged because of King Hezekiah’s lack of faith, I allow pessimism to tear down my testimony and witness. Just as wrong, just as real.
God’s temple doors in MY LIFE are way to numerous to list. ( Luke, my marriage, etc…) So my focus is just work hard to try to have complete faith in God… even in storms or when I can’t see the end of the mess I’m in. I don’t want to ruin or do harm to what God’s given to me…. especially when He’s allowed and HELPED me to build them up!
ok, so it may seem crazy, but this is what’s been rolling around in my head for a while so I thought I’d share!