Morning by Morning, April 25 - Carriers of the Presence of God
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are my Lord and Savior. And I thank You for coming into my heart, always abiding in my heart, every moment of every day. ...
"To the priests Joshua said, 'Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass on in front of the people.' So they took up the ark of the covenant and went in front of the people" (Joshua 3:6).
The priests were to carry the ark of the covenant, representing the Presence of God among the people of God, across the Jordan River and into the promised land of their inheritance. And now that we are in Christ, You have poured out Your Holy Spirit upon all of us, abiding within us, so that we are all Your priests, serving our God (Revelation 1:6). Together, we are Your "holy priesthood" (1 Peter 2:1).
Now, together as one in the Spirit and one in the Lord, we are honored and humbled to carry the Presence of God within us wherever we go - "(we) are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in (us)," which is "the Spirit of Christ" (Romans 8:9). "God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in (us), the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).
As we cross over whatever stands between us and knowing our identity and embracing our destiny in Christ, let us go forth in the knowledge of the truth that Your Presence goes with us and abides within us. In Christ, we are "vessels for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work" (2 Timothy 2:21, NKJ). And like Your priests in the days of Joshua, we are carriers of the Presence of God. By the power of Your grace, let us live our lives accordingly, in the knowledge of Your truth. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays