A Gift From God 10

Last night my cousin and his wife took our aunt to the hospital because she is very sick.  Because of the flu epidemic they only allow 1 person in the patient’s room now in the emergency room.  After we had been there for a while my cousin’s wife looked at me and said that my cousin thought it would be okay for me to go back to the room.  So, I sat there trying to figure out how I was going to get there.  There  was a sign posted warning that the rest of the hospital closed at 8:00 pm.  We all know this would stop anyone.  Then all of a sudden the desk lady opened the doors for another family to go back.  I made my move.  I walked very fast back behind the other family.

While I was sitting in the room with my cousin and our aunt she woke up for a moment and called me by name and said that she did not know I was there.  Then she went right back to sleep.  I am glad that I could go and be there with my family.

I was thinking about the Scriptures and different promises in them.  My mind ran to a favorite of mine in Hebrews 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  I cannot always be there for my aunt like I would like to be.  I take comfort in the fact that no matter what she endures that our Saviour is always with her.  He has promised.

I thank God for the gift of His promises.  You can go to the bank on them.  He loves us so much that he tells us that He will “never” leave us and that He will not “forsake” us.  What a precious gift that is to us.  It is to my family and I for sure.

So, how are you doing?

Bring Back The Glory 5

As we discussed earlier, the ark is a picture of the presence of God.  When Moses met with God in the tabernacle it was in the holiest place of the tabernacle.

Again, we need to have right priorities.  They Israelites brought back the ark; but, they did not just leave it anywhere they could sit it down.  It had a designated place.  It was put into the place designed for it.

Far too often we try to put things into the Church that have no business being there.  Some so-called Churches you go to today have rock bands on the platform and lights and light shows like a worldly rock concert.  I am sorry to say this is not what God intended.  I hate to sound like this; but, I sincerely doubt whether the presence of God is even there.

We need to get back to a place where we crave the presence of God and not the fleshly things.II Chronicles 5:7, “And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, to the oracle of the house, into the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims:”  In all actuality it is verses seven through ten.

We need to put things where they belong.  We need to get the world out of the Church and as one author penned, “practice the presence of God”.

So, how are you doing?