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1 Chronicles 13:9-
And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. And David was angry because the Lord had broken out against Uzzah…..
The people of Israel were excited! They had anointed David as king and they were bringing the Ark of God back which is something they didn’t have in their lives while Saul was king! They were excited and singing and dancing and praising God, but they were bringing Him back to fit in to how they had been living, they weren’t bringing Him in with reverence for Who He is! God had given specific orders for how the Ark was to be carried and who was to carry it! It was no little thing to be carrying the Ark of God!
How about you? Are you excited about God being in your life? Does praise and worship just move you on Sunday? Is He in your life to “fit in to your life” or are you living a life that will honor Him? God is not a god who can be stuffed into a box to fit in to your life, however you choose! God wants to be number 1 in your life, above all else because that is where you will find His best for you! He knows all, He sees all and He knows what lies ahead. God’s order will bring that chaos of your life into line. He is not a god of chaos but of order and direction! He wants you to be successful in all that He has created you to do and be! The question is: are you willing to fit into His order for your life or are you trying to fit Him into yours? The God of order would like to straighten out that chaos for you, the choice is yours! So, are you “fitting” Him in where you feel He fits in certain areas of your life that you choose or are you giving it all to Him?
In chapter 14 verse 2 it says, Then David said that no one but the Levites may carry the ark of God for the Lord had chosen them to carry the ark of the Lord and to minister to him forever. Verse 15 of chapter 14, And the Levites carried the ark of God on their shoulders with the poles as Moses had commanded according to the word of the Lord. The Word of God is not meant to fit in to how you want to live ~ The Word of God is meant to guide you in how you are supposed to live! The world seems to have gotten that a bit backwards lately!
Let me challenge you today to live a life that is different! Live a life that is solely directed by God! Choose to live according to His word and allow Him to guide you in all that you do! If you aren’t sure where you are to go or how you are to live, just pour yourself into Him and His Word and He will show you! It says in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Trust Him to guide you, you are not in this alone and you don’t have to do it alone! Lean on Him and He will lead the way! The best is yet to come!
“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”