Menu’s are planned out for the week. Lessons plans are completed and there is even a chicken on the rotisserie for dinner tonight.
I have been busy with A LOT of ‘busy’ stuff lately. Do you know what I mean?
That stuff that when you sit back and look at, isn’t all that important, but it took your time up anyway.
So this week I need some discipline. Discipline towards my computer time and even more discipline with my prayer time. Less for the first and MORE for the later.
Friday morning I was reading through 2 Samuel 6. This part has always had me scratching my head.
David gathers all of Israel and they call for the ark of the Lord to be brought home.
As the men are bring it back, a man named Uzzah touches the ark when he sees the oxen stumble. God RIGHT THERE smote the man… Poof.. he’s gone.
A little harsh isn’t that God? That’s what I used to think. But then I read Joyce Meyers notes on this and it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Here is what she says:
Uzzah disobeyed God by touching the ark, and as a result, he was killed. I believe that Uzzah reached out to steady the ark because it had been kept in his fathers house for a long time and it had become familiar to him. We must not ever regard the hold as commonplace, but keep a reverent attitude toward sacred things (God’s Word, prayer, worship, God’s presence, etc.) and not allow them to become so familiar that we dishonor them.
We should always keep a sense of awe and wonder about the things of God.
This weekend I have been thinking A LOT of how I
may am regarding the sacred things in my life as commonplace. Ugh, and it makes me sick. I don’t want to be dishonoring…
Dear Lord, I boldly come before You and ask that You would rekindle in me the sense of AWE and WONDER inside of me toward You. Bring me back to a place where I humbly come before YOU , honoring You with my time, my prayers, my worship, and my life. Thank You for being the forgiving, longsuffering God that You are , and for always working on me… your servant.