When the priests came out of the Holy Place, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord. The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple. –1 Kings 8:10-11
The order of the service was interrupted by the Presence of the Lord. I wonder if the priests were disappointed when they couldn’t continue their service?
It’s so easy, even in the church to organize God out of the plan.
When’s the last time your day, your sleep, or your worship was interrupted by God?
Why are we so surprised when this happens?
For those of us who are task oriented, we live and die by our schedule and then somewhere during the process we ask God to bless what we’ve created.
I think the better way is to expect and even plan for the Spirit of God to show up and change things.
Heavenly Father, I want to fit my life around Your Presence and Your Plan. Lord, You are welcome in my day…please come. Holy Spirit, teach me to recognize Your Presence. I’m Yours.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 8:54-66; 2 Chronicles 7:1-10; 1 Kings 9:1-9; 2 Chronicles 7:11-22; 1 Kings 9:10-14