David stands surrounded by huge piles of gold and silver and bronze that have been donated to build the temple for God. He lifts his hands to God, saying:
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name.”
This is one of my favorite visuals in the Bible. Every time I read it, David reminds me of something that is extremely important. I need to remember it, believe it and act like it every day of my life.
It’s all God’s.
He gives me things to take care of for him but it’s still all his.
Really believing this and acting like it has been a gradual process in my life. The toughest but most precious change was when I realized my children weren’t mine – they were his. He gave them to me to love and nurture but they were always his. Really believing this is actually a relief – especially now that they are grown and have their own lives. God is always with them – loving and protecting them. They are his.
I’m just grateful that he let me be their mom.
Thank you, dear Father!