Construction of the temple gets underway now that the vision and the materials are all in place.  The workforce gets the plan dimensions, and the outline of the building takes shape.

Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.  And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.  Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.  And the porch that was in the front of the house, the length of it was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was an hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.  2 Chronicles 3:1-4

I have been a mechanical designer and a carpenter.  It is rewarding to see a vision being fleshed out.  Engineers communicate the plan to workers who assemble one piece at a time for even the biggest projects.  This project did not hold back on any lavish ornamentation or materials.

And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.  And he garnished the house with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.  He overlaid also the house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls.  And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits: and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to six hundred talents.  And the weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold.  2 Chronicles 3:5-9

The cherubims alone are elaborate sculpture work.  Their description in scripture reveals a beast with four wings and four heads with eyes and wheels all around.  This is no cute fat little baby from medieval European fantasies.  And they are no small images either.

And in the most holy house he made two cherubims of image work, and overlaid them with gold.  And the wings of the cherubims were twenty cubits long: one wing of the one cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was likewise five cubits, reaching to the wing of the other cherub.  And one wing of the other cherub was five cubits, reaching to the wall of the house: and the other wing was five cubits also, joining to the wing of the other cherub.  The wings of these cherubims spread themselves forth twenty cubits: and they stood on their feet, and their faces were inward.  And he made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and wrought cherubims thereon.  Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits.  And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.  And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.  2 Chronicles 3:10-17

I am completing the remodeling of a travel trailer for my home and office.  Woodworking and finishing is a rewarding project.  The used trailer offered nice window treatments, wallpaper, borders, and cabinets.  I made an effort to make the new woodwork match the original stain colors and finish.  My skills do not match what went into the temple of Solomon.  My materials are on a much smaller budget.  But I did see signs that God still provides our needs.

Finding a used trailer saved me a lot of money.  Any needed parts are readily available in several RV repair shops in Apache Junction Arizona.  I bought a used table say for $25 that made fine clean cuts on hardwoods and plastic.  Rugs from my old apartment fit perfectly, and match the colors.  Inexpensive plastic garage cabinets offer light weight durable storage space.  I have room left in the cabinets after moving my belongings in. 

God may provide money for your needs, or he may reveal the right product at a garage sale.  You may already have what you need when you take time to pray and think about the problem.  Live in your present space and consider the needs as you wait on God for guidance.  Sometimes the answer just falls in your lap, but it’s no coincidence.  I would still rather work a bit towards the right goal than to have an easy time reaching an undesirable end.