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David used a capital campaign for the Building of the Temple in 1 Chronicles to capture the hearts of the entire nation of Israel.

Is your organization capturing hearts and inspiring people to join your cause because they believe in what you are doing?

Are you still inspired by what you are doing?

Sometimes I wonder if we have gotten comfortable, or afraid, or maybe even worse, apathetic. We do things that we can attain, we shoot for goals that are too low. It seems we’ve forgotten how to be God-sized.

God Inspired David

I believe that David captured the heart of the people for two reasons.

1. God had captured David’s heart.

He heard the idea from God and listened when God told him to build the Temple in order that He could dwell with His people.

2. David believed.

He believed God could accomplish what He had called him to and that God dwelling among his people was worth sacrificing for.

Then David Inspired a Nation

David wasn’t perfect—far from it! But David believed. His power did not come from himself, it came from a heart that chased God.

God wants that same thing for us and our ministries. He desires to accomplish great things through us! He wants our ministries to proclaim His love, His righteousness and His hope to our nation.

Do you know why you are doing what you are doing? Do you know what inspires you to go into work each day and inspire other people? Does God have your heart? Has he shown you a God-Sized “Why” and do you believe in it?

I want to challenge you to look at what your fundraising efforts communicate. Are you motivating people through manipulation or inspiring them to become a part of something worth sacrifice? I have to ask you these questions because on the other side of them is something better for our ministries. Please remember what is on the line, this isn’t just about us. It is about the people that can become a part of the work God is doing. And ultimately, it’s about God and proclaiming His story.

I would enjoy hearing your response to this blog. If you are interested in talking about your ministry and opportunities for generosity, or if you need assistance in finding your why please email me at or call me at 616-662-1953. Thank you for becoming a part of the conversation!