We realized the relationship between David's dedication to the Lord all of the silver, gold and brass he took from Israel's enemies, and the fact that "God preserved David wherever he went." (II Samuel 8:6, 14).
As believers, we all need to dedicate our gifts, talents, calling, "treasure," families, leisure time, hobbies, and even our thoughts to the Lord. One verse we looked at from last week that really struck me, was very intense, I Chronicles 28:9:
The LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intents of the thoughts.
I jokingly said, "So God know what we are even intending when we think! No wonder the Bible says that there is no such thing as clean person!" We need Jesus, don't we, to anoint our very thoughts
and even our hearts' intentions!
With another wonderful time of fellowship over for the week, I left immediately in a car loaded with a few days' worth of food and clothes in my huge cooler, and arrived in Las Vegas from Moreno Valley in only 3.5 hours, singing and praising God all the way!