1 Samuel 4:22 And she said, “The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.”
Before Jesus died on the cross for our sin as we all know people lived under the law and they had to give sacrifices for their sins to God and God had given them the Ark of the Covenant as a place where He lived among them. He gave them a visual aide in a sense. When the Ark would come into a village or camp the people would all cheer to the point of making the ground shake and their enemies would hear them and tremble knowing that God had arrived!
Today we don’t carry around an Ark but we do have God residing within us and that should carry more weight than we seem to show. When is the last time you got excited about the fact that you have the almighty God residing within you? If we could truly tap into all the fullness of the Holy Spirit living in us the power of God could really do mighty things in and through us. I am not sure how we have missed out on the idea that it is a really BIG deal that once we get saved God gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us and give us the wisdom we need to be successful in life. Your enemies such as addictions, abuse, lack of self control, etc will tremble and flee when you have a full understanding of the power within you!
I cannot imagine going through some of the difficult times I have been through in life without the comfort of the Holy Spirit! There is no comfort like the comfort that comes from God. Don’t you wonder sometimes how unsaved people make it through tragedies when their hope isn’t in God? God loves us so much He sent His son to pay the price for our sins BUT it doesn’t stop there, He also sends His Spirit to dwell within us so He can be with us everywhere we go to guide, protect and love us.
I would encourage you today to not take lightly the fact that God loves you so much He has chosen to live with you so He can guide you on every level if you will allow Him to.
Quote: “We all find time to do what we really want to do.” William Fletcher