Background: Solomon blessed the Lord after the temple was built.
But the Lord said to David my father, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a house for my name, you did well that it was in your heart. Nevertheless, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall be born to you shall build the house for my name.’
1 Kings 8:18-19 ESV
This passage speaks to me that when we have relationship with God, the overflow of God’s grace in our lives causes our hearts to honor Him more. And God sees and honors back the desires of our heart for Him. However, His plans are anchored on His sovereignty and these sure will always come to pass. Even David was a man after God’s heart, it was Solomon his son whom God willed to build the temple.
The love of the Lord should always comes with surrendering to His perfect will.
Soli Deo Gloria!