At the point of writing Psalm 132, David has gone through many hardships but has done great things for the Lord. Now he desires to build a house in which the ark may be placed since it was for many years in a secluded field near a city about ten miles outside Jerusalem called Kiriath- Jearim. David had a plan to build a house were the Spirit of God could live but God had another plan; living not in a building but in our hearts.
Our desires must match God’s desires. When we wake up each day, it is good to set aside a time to plan out our day with Him. His Spirit desires to live in our hearts but the question is do we desire to let Him in and follow His directions. Do we believe that God’s promises are being fulfilled now and will be in the future? Like David, we can desire to fulfill a purpose God has for us by praying about it and following. We are in control of being faithful but let God be in control of being successful.
With Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in us as this video affirms: Your Presence is Heaven – Israel & New Breed. Have a blessed day with God! 🙂
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:8
- Questions for Reflection for Studying Psalm 132-136 (thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com)
- 1 Chronicles 13. The covenant box is moved from Kiriath Jearim. David’s desire to remove the Ark (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- Spiritual Gifts and the Body (joequatronejr.wordpress.com)