Morning by Morning, August 8 - Carrying the Ark of God's Presence
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are welcome in every area of my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"It was told King David, 'The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.' So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet!" (2 Samuel 6:12-15)
The ark of God speaks of the Presence of God. And now in Christ my heart is Your ark, and I am a carrier of the Presence of God. "(My) body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within (me), which (I) have from God" (1 Corinthians 6:19). "Christ in (me), the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).
I abide in You and You abide in me by Your Holy Spirit, who fills my heart and guides my steps to live my life to display Your glory (John 15:4). With every step I take, may I remember that my life is Your "living" sacrifice and that I carry the glory of Your manifest Presence within me (Romans 12:1).
I am Your ox and fatling of sacrifice; I am a priest and a king in Christ; I am clothed in nothing but Christ; and I am free to dance and shout and know for all the world to see that the King of Glory lives in me! You are "the King of Glory!" (Psalm 24:7-10)
Make way for the King! I'm carrying the ark of God, the King of Glory, everywhere I go today! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays