They May Say I'm a Dreamer

Monday, June 27, 2011 Posted by Sara

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King David loved music.  Had you snuck up on him tending the sheep at a young age, you might have found him strumming away to his latest one hit wonder.  Music was his childhood passion AND it was something he loved to do to connect to God. 

Hopefully you’ve had a little moment to dream with God about things you loved as a kid.  Today, I’d like to share how David’s childhood joys played an integral part in one of his adulthood dreams.

“David said to Solomon, ‘My son, I had it in my heart to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.” 1 Chronicles 22:7 (ESV)

David was gathering materials to build the immensely expensive and elaborate “Tabernacle of David”. He was giving his son a heads up on what was to be done with all the materials and plans he was drawing up, as he would not live to see it’s completion. 

Now, if you recall Moses had this same gig years before.  But he knew every measurement and material that would be required.  God had commanded him to build it and given him the precise instructions for how to do it in a vision.

A prophet told David that God wanted David to do what was in his heart in terms of building a dwelling place for Him.  So David’s plans for the tabernacle were derived a bit differently.  In fact, you might say, he dreamed it up.  His childhood passion of music gave new life and vision for a tabernacle as he hired whole families whose entire job was to minister to the Lord using various instruments or by writing songs.  Did you catch that?  It was David's idea to add some tunes to the Tabernacle.  How did God respond to this musical dream?  Let’s just say he got a little fired up. (Check out 2 Chronicles 7).

God wants to hear your dreams!  He wants your dreams to be a part of His plan – in fact, that may just be why they are in your heart in the first place. 

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