Indwelling

II Chronicles 5:13-14: “The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’  Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.

The people of God raised their voices to Him, and He responded.  God responds to the praises and call of His people.  No matter what else, we must remember that He is faithful.  Whether He speaks or whether He moves, He is always working things for the good of those who love Him.  When we remember His goodness and His faithfulness, He continually demonstrates more of the same.

God’s glory wants to fill the temples of His people.  We are a temple to God, and we must make sure that it remains holy, so that His presence can dwell in us.  There came a point where God just completely took over; His glory was so full that a cloud filled the old temple, and the priests couldn’t even offer their services to God.  In the same way, God wants to manifest Himself in us so fully that it is no longer us who is in control, but Him.  We must remember that it is ultimately God who is in control, not us, and that our service to Him should not supercede His move in our lives.  He must be first above all else.

—Mark

Maxim of the Moment

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. - Les Brown