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Are We Valuing the Presence of God?

Scripture for the day: 2 Samuel 6

Undoubtedly, it’s easy to condemn Michal for her clear lack of appreciation for David’s worship. But even more important it is to acknowledge, how often, we ourselves fail to surrender completely to Abba’s presence.

When was the last time we raised our hands in awe? Or broke out in spiritual hymns and songs?

Sadly enough, like a relationship past its honeymoon phase, we can’t help but find daily devotion to be nothing but a chore to be ticked off the to-do list.

have daily devotionals become a chore?

While reading verse 23 (Therefore, Michal, the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death) I paused and reflected.

Was the act of confronting her husband, even incorrectly, so damning that Michal lost her power to conceive?

And the Spirit immediately pointed me to another character in the same chapter- Obed Edom.

A Man in Love with the Presence of God

Obed Edom fell so in love with the presence of God that even after having had the ark in his place for 3 months, he ended up as the doorkeeper for the ark once it was moved to Jerusalem! (1 Chronicles 15:24)

The glory of God had rested on his house resulting in his unavoidable prosperity. Obed Edom flourished to such an extent that David got into action and put in his all to bring the ark to Jerusalem. (2 Samuel 6:12)

So, the question for us today is, “how much do we value the presence of God?”

Note that God never closed Michal’s womb, instead Michal couldn’t conceive. I believe it had to do with her inability to perceive and enjoy the richness of Abba’s presence.

Her husband wrote once, “In Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11).

And it was that fullness of joy which inspired David to dance with all his might, unrestrained and unashamed.

Before we come into His presence, we need to lose all our worldly tags and associations.

Yes, we are kings and priests in Christ, but the glory of God, our Father is incomparable, unrivaled and above all.

in your presence is fullness of joy

It is His glory that shines on us (Isaiah 60:1) and as long as we abide in Him, we bear much fruit, which in turn glorifies the Father. (John 15:8)

Let us be bold in our faith to confess and worship Our Father in heaven in spirit and in truth.

In Jesus Name

Amen

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