His Presence Brings Blessing

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This morning I decided to read some of the awesome stories of the old testament. I love to stir up my knowledge of who God is and longs to be in and through us. I came on the story of David who decided to bring the Ark of God back to Jerusalem. I Chronicles 13:10, “Then the Lord’s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and he struck him dead because he had laid his hand on the Ark. So Uzzah died there in the presence of God.” So David was afraid and decided to store the Ark at a a local farm. Verses 13-14, “So David did not move the Ark into the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-edom of Gath. The Ark of God remained there in Obed-edom’s house for three months, and the Lord blessed the household of Obed-edom and everything he owned.”

Ever have one of those moments where you realize something you’ve known but never seen the full picture of? It was this; The Spirit of God (His very presence) dwells in us. We are now the place God’s glory dwells. 2 Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” Because we are carriers of God, everything we own and everything we do is blessed by God. We aren’t a drop off point for a three month stay, we’re forever His and He’s forever ours. 

Father, I’m blown away by your desire to bless us. Not so we can have lots of money and do whatever we want, but so that others may see the blessing of God on our lives. Just as we love to bless our children and set them up so they are never lacking any good thing, so do you. We want to lavish your love on others just as you have on us. Help us to remain sensitive to your Spirit in us, to listen closely to your voice and do what you ask us to do. You desire obedience over sacrifice, so we set ourselves to obey you today. It’s in Jesus’ name we ask this. Amen

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