1 Chronicles 29:16-18
O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own. I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
God wants our best, He in the far-off ages
Once claimed the firstling of the flock,
the finest of the wheat;
And still He asks His own with gentlest pleading.
To lay their highest hopes
and brightest talents at His feet.
He’ll not forget the feeblest service, humblest love;
He only asks that of our store
we give him the best that we have!
Give . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie