For thirty-three years the Tabernacle of David, a mere tent, was filled with worship day and nightâ€¦night and day as the reality of his dreams progressed (1 Chronicles 16:37, 23:5, 25:6-7; 2 Samuel 5:5; For more information read 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13-16)
His dream and desire for intimate worship drew many into the very depths of My heart and he did not stop there (Psalms 27:4). He dreamed of building a templeâ€¦a house for Me. And you know what?
His desire pleased me, but there was no house David could have ever built that could have ever been capable of being as beautiful as he was to Me. I feel the same way about you. You are a tent of My gloryâ€¦a tent filled with My presenceâ€¦a tent for all to come to in order to know who I am.
In the midst of his dying the dream of building a house for Me, all the dreams laid up in his heart, were passed on to Solomon (1Chronicles 28:10-12). Even in death, his dreams went on to be fulfilled. You see, David was My plan and so are you.
Joseph fed the multitudes according to a dream in the night. David fed the multitudes according to a dream in his heart. Both were dreams born of love. Regardless whether your dream is a dream born in the night or a dream of the heart, I care for them all and desire for all to be fulfilled. You are My dreamâ€¦you are My tabernacle and I inhabit youâ€¦Read Complete Love Letter
SO THEY brought the ark of God and set it in the midst of the tent which David had pitched for it, and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God. (1 Chronicles 16:1 Amplified)
Simeon [Peter] has rehearsed how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people [to bear and honor] His name. And with this the predictions of the prophets agree, as it is written, After this I will come back, and will rebuild the house of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its [very] ruins, and I will set it up again, So that the rest of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon whom My name has been invoked, Says the Lord, Who has been making these things known from the beginning of the world (Acts 15:13-18 Amplified)
In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah. (2 Samuel 5:5 Amplified)
Lord, what an honor to be Your templeâ€¦to be Your plan for spreading the dreams and provisions of Your heart. I will thank You and praise You forever for Your love is indescribable and endures to the very end. I will worship You day and night as I praise You with my whole heart. My greatest dream and desire is for intimate communion and intimacy with You on a continual basis.
I am honored to be Your dwelling placeâ€¦to be a habitation or tent for Your glory. I am one who is filled with Your presence. I am a part of Your plan, as David was, to fulfill Your purpose. Thank You for trusting me with the thoughts and intents of Your heartâ€¦for trusting me to be a part of Your dream. Praise You for the reality of participating in the spreading of Your glory on the earth. Yes, You care about all the dreams You have given me. I thank you for making the way for their fulfillment. It is too wonderful to comprehend, yet I will praise You for eternity as I am part of your dream come true. I am a manifest dream of Your heart. Amen
- Do you have a dream and desire for intimate worship? If so, are you taking the time on a regular basis to honor the Lord and be still before Him?
- Describe how the Lord looks at You? How does he see You in His eyes?
- David was a part of Godâ€™s plan to fulfill His purpose at that time. Write what purpose and plan You believe God has called you to at this time.
- Reflect and write a love note to the Lord on what it means to be one who God calls his â€śmanifest dream.â€ť