The presence of the God is in and upon me and you!

I was reading 2 Chronicles 5 and the following thoughts came to mind as I meditated on the text. After Solomon completed the construction of the temple, he had the Ark fo the Covenant brought to Jerusalem to reside in the temple. There was great celebration when it was put in place and we are told that while the priests and everyone was celebrating and rejoicing… “the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.” When...

Who are you like?

I was reading the first three chapters of 1 Samuel and the following thoughts came to mind as I read the story of Hannah, Eli’s sons and young Samuel. In 1 Samuel 1, Hannah has a heart for God and God gives her a child.  She prays earnestly and not publicly, not seeking attention.  And Eli criticizes her for being drunk.  But really she is just so intent on talking to God she ignores everyone else around her.  Her heart is truly devoted to God.  1 Samuel 2, Hannah’s song shows her devotion to God 1 Samuel 2, Eli`s sons are not committed to God.  They...