1 Kings 9:3: "And the Lord said to him; "I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually."
A young child draws a picture and brings it to his daddy. The thing that makes it valuable is not the skill the child displayed in the picture, but the excitement of sharing it with daddy. And once daddy puts his blessing on it, he and the child bond in great joy and love. In the same way, anything we build for the Lord won't be "perfect." It won't be something He's never seen before. But our dedication to make it something great for our Daddy touches His heart. And once He blesses what we build for Him, He rests His eyes and heart upon it and we too bond in great love and joy with Him!
Lord, we are not trying to impress You with our greatness. You know us too well. We are not trying to out-do You. We are not trying to earn anything from You or manipulate You. We're simply sharing ourselves with You just because You're our Daddy. We too want to capture Your eyes and Your heart, perpetually.
Re-prayer August 2012 blogs.