Tuesday, May 24, 2011

God's Presence

Today reading about Solomon dedicating the temple was beautiful! When I got to the portion from 2 Chronicles 7, about God's Glorious Presence filling the temple I was in awe!

I was placing myself in that temple and was just awed that God would show up immediately accepting the sacrifice and filling the temple! Imagine it! I immediately began the thoughts of how could the people not just be awed constantly? God was right there in the temple and then it hit me the same way you lose your awe! God is everywhere right now and we lose our awe or at least sometimes I do. I don't mean to. I get busy. I lose my focus and I take God for granted.

I am ashamed to admit this, but feel that I must confess my failure to remain in awe! God always amazes me, when I keep my focus. Today, He reminded me through the reading and then devotion time about His Presence! Yes, the devotion from Sarah Young's Jesus Calling today was about allowing God to infuse my thoughts. To raise my awareness of Him right now!

Thank you God for being all that You are and forgiving me for the times that I fail to remember just how mighty and awesome You are! Indeed You are all around me and I take it for granted and I lose my awe. How? I admit it Lord I become the center of my focus rather than You! I ask forgiveness and thank you for the reminder of just How Mighty You Are! Thank You Lord!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Today as I read about Israel celebrating the Festival of Shelters in the presence of the Lord God, in 1 Kings 8:65, I tried to envision what that looked and sounded like as they celebrated. I think there must have been music, dancing, singing, shouting, leaping, eating and laughter. And they did this for 14 days! I can't say that I have ever celebrated to the Lord like that. How sad!