- Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:31
- Written by Bethany Elle
Let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.
God instructed the Israelites to construct a sanctuary, a sacred place, so that He could dwell among them. He wanted to be near them and to have relationship with them. Now, we don't need to build a building for Him to be with us, He lives within our hearts. But, as I was reading this, I asked myself, "am I a sacred dwelling for Him?"
Is my heart towards Him and others pure, loving, and open in such a way that He will thrive within me?
Is my daily life an example of Who He Is?
Do I think of my heart as a sacred dwelliing for the most high God?
God was very exact in His instructions on how to build the sanctuary. Just as He has been very exact in the way He created you and me.
In Psalms 139 it says that He formed my inward parts, He wove me in my mother's womb. He says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. He has ordained my days!
God put a lot of thought into you and me. He brought a uniqueness to each of us. So, I am back to asking myself and you, "do we live in a way that values our uniqueness, and the thought that God has given to us?"
His thoughts towards me outnumber the sand! Can you even imagine?
God has done so very much for me and for you, I want to give Him a sacred dwelling place.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.