King David wants to build a house for the Lord. That sounds pretty good and generous to me. But God is not pleased with David. This is David’s plan and not God’s. First message to me – God’s will be done not mine.
As God spoke to David through the prophet Nathan, we come to understand the depth of God’s plan versus David’s plan.
“The LORD also reveals to you that he will establish a house for you. And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his Kingdom firm. It is he who shall build a house for my name. And I will make his royal throne firm forever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.” (2 Samuel 7:11-14)
No, our Father was not speaking about Yankee Stadium and the “House that Ruth built” but the house that his son, Jesus Christ built, the Church. How easy it is to get caught up like David and have these great desires to do things for the Lord. My intentions to do things for the Lord must be discerned in the power of the Holy Spirit. God did not want David to build his house as that was reserved for Jesus.
I have a great passion for music and especially playing for the glory of God. In my passion, I can try to play as many Masses as possible thinking I am serving the Lord in using my talents for him. But maybe, just maybe he has reserved some of these Masses to use the talents of others. Without discernment, I become like David and desire my will and not the Lord’s. Second message to me – God’s will be done, not mine.