1 Ch 22:5 (KJV)
22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

David had wanted to build a temple to honor God, but because David had been a warrior, God felt a man of peace needed to build the temple. So God promised David a son who would be able to take on David’s desires. So David started planning for the future knowing that one day he would die, but also knowing God would keep His promise. David had a vision of what he was going to do and he set out on a mission to complete that vision.

In proverbs 29:18, it says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” This is illustrated in Lamentations where Zion, Jerusalem, is being talked about. It says her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD. These people had lost their purpose for living, their goal for life, their joy to come, their richness to be fulfilled, the happiness ever after, their spiritual redemption, their cleansing from sin, their newness in life, and so many more good things that came with having a vision to live for God. They missed the fullness of God’s blessings as they drew further away from God. Are you preparing for things God wants to bring to you and your children in the future? Are you investing in places of worship so your children will have a place to call church when they are grown? Pray and ask God how you can prepare for your future with Him. Pray that you might not miss out of having what you need for future opportunities when God calls you to action. Pray you always have a vision to do God’s work.