All access pass

Sometimes I am in awe of God. I mean, I have been so fortunate to have been brought up in church & in His service all my life. I think, as a human, one gets to going through the motions, & we take for granted or just plain forget all that God is & does. Mostly, how much He loves us. When I think of how much he loves me, little ol’ me, that just takes up about 5’6” of this ol’ world, I get teary eyed. It just tugs at my heart that I am significant to this Spirit, so indescribably powerful & in control of everything. In the same sense, I know to have an all access pass; I have to do my part as well.
In Chronicles 28:5-10 King David was advising his son Solomon about what he could have if he followed God. Here is how King David set all of this up:
5 And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. 6 Now He said to me, ‘It is your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father. 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.’ 8 Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, be careful to seek out all the commandments of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land, and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever.
Here is the “rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say. For Solomon to receive the blessing he had a few stipulations to meet.
9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever. 10 Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it.”
Doesn’t this sound like God’s grace for us? We have all these blessings, if we are willing to follow God’s plan, whether we deserve it or not. And like my Daddy always tells me, “You better hope you don’t ever get everything you deserve!” God is not playing hard to know. For those who seek Him & do his will, He is all in. However, just like Solomon, we have a responsibility to God. After that, if we are faithful, we have an all access pass to God’s love & blessings. But watch out, because God knows our hearts & the intents of our thoughts. We have to learn to love without regard. All the hate, deceit, & grudges our heart can hold, ain’t nobody got time for that! Especially God. So, just go ahead & get rid of ‘em!
What a wonderful life to live! All we have to do is submit to Christ. That’s all. I just pray that I will always be in awe of what a BIG God we serve, so that I can have my all access pass. I am so glad you stopped by today & visited with me for a bit. I hope you have a great week. As for me, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes….

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